Last month I was asked if I would like to test out the Italain Foodie website, Ufuud. Ufuud specialise in distributing high end Italian products all over the EU, directly where they have been produced.
I have a bit of a love affair with true Italian cuisine. One of my best friends at secondary school was Italian – sleepovers at her house were always the best, the breakfasts were incredible! I’ve never actually managed to visit Italy (yet!) but eating traditional Italian produce is, I’m sure, the next best thing.
So off I pottered to the website, very easy to use – I could feel the quality of the produce. The range of Italian food varies from cooked meats to sauces to amazing cheeses to specialist biscuits. Over the past month, the selection has changed regularly, I’m presuming this is as stock sells out and new producers are found. Just because Ufuud might not have what you are looking for one day, doesn’t mean it won’t be there the next.
I opted to order a range of products – I wanted to test out the chilled goods as I was intrigued how it would be delivered at temperature (Our pancetta arrived in perfect, chilled condition in polystyrene).
I loved the more unusual selection at UFUUD. I’m such a marketer’s dream, opting for the black rice.
You can even order alcohol, so not to be rude, we ordered a traditional blond Italian beer.
Most of the ingredients do come with some English description on them and some even have some English cooking directions. Our pancetta didn’t appear to have a use by date on it (When you order, the site tells you approx how long your item is in date for – By the time we used it, the pancetta had disappeared from the site)
I’ve saved the best for last though … when you are shopping on site, in the bottom right corner pops up your very own advice service – If you log into the English version of the site, they speak excellent English. This is such a brilliant service, I struggled a little when completing my order (My fault, not Ufuud) and my advisor was so patient. Its worth ordering something just to experience it!
To test out the ingredients, I made Italian Basil Chicken, served with the infamous black rice (Which was super tasty seasoned with some of the fat from the pancetta but don’t tell my arteries!)
Disclosure: I was not charged for any items that I ordered from Ufuud. I have given an honest review of the service – I really enjoyed the experience and the quality of the products was top class.