I feel like I’ve hit the jackpot! New England’s Finest sent me a Fall Harvest Box to try, and let me tell you, the experience was AMAZING. If you love all things Fall in New England, than this box is for you!
New England’s Finest selects the best products throughout New England and packages them up in a beautifully displayed box filled with the colors of Autumn. After the box arrived and I began opening it, I was eagerly opening the packaging because I couldn’t wait to see what was behind the brown tissue paper… and there it was… Fall heaven. Literally, it was Fall heaven – I opened the box and I could smell the flavors of Fall pouring out of it!
When we started cooking the goodies, my kitchen filled with Fall aromas immediately: apple cider, pumpkin, and Thanksgiving – it was the whole package, all rolled into this box!
So what was in my box, other than Fall magic?
Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Port City Coffee Roasters in Portsmouth, NH. This is by far, the best pumpkin spice coffee I have ever had. It was amazing. We made 8 cups of it in our percolator (because really, there is no other way to make coffee). It was smooth and delicious. I opened up the bag and smelled this heavenly pumpkin scent – the wake you up in the morning type scent that those of us who drink coffee daily need for that extra boost in the AM. I saved the leftover coffee to make iced coffee for the rest of the week, and I have plenty more to last me through the Fall season, which I am most grateful for.
The Apple Cider Donut Pancakes from Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Vermont are a burst of Fall in your mouth with hints of cinnamon and apple. We ate our pancakes with the Apple Pie Maple Syrup from Wood’s Syrup in Vermont and it was a delightful combination. The mix can also be used for waffles, and instead of using water, which is what I used, you can use apple cider to give them even more apple flavor. I will be trying that when I make them again next weekend. These pancakes would be perfect to make for breakfast if you had a few guest staying in your home for Thanksgiving, and they will be very impressed when you bring the Apple Pie Maple Syrup to the table! As a maple syrup maker, I have very high standards when it comes to syrup, and I was VERY impressed. I also tried the syrup on my oatmeal and it gave a hint of sweetness to what was boring, plain oatmeal.
For lunch, I made the Pumpkin Chowder from Bountiful Pantry in Massachusetts. The chowder smelled like Thanksgiving and had a slightly sweet pumpkin taste, which was a pleasantly comforting surprise. I prepared the chowder with milk and yellow potatoes, and it was wonderfully savory; perfect for a chilly Fall day and/or a quick lunch or side for dinner. I paired mine with an Autumn Cuban sandwich, and it was a great combo of Fall flavors!
A New England’s Finest box will not only impress you, but inspire you to create your own Fall flavors in your home.
It’s a perfect gift for this holiday season, and New England’s Finest has been kind enough to provide a coupon code to share with all my readers for 15% off any purchase! Use the code enchanting15 to receive a 15% discount on your order, through the end of October, and New England’s Finest will also donate a box to Boston Children’s Hospital for every 12-month subscription purchased! Isn’t that awesome? I promise, you will not be disappointed with New England’s Finest!