Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Avocare Flight Box

If you're looking for a fun gift for your favorite foodie, the Avocare flight box is a pretty great idea. The "avo" in Avocare refers to avocado, and the flight box contains full-size (250ml) bottles of natural, basil, chipotle and garlic flavored extra virgin avocado oil.

Note that according to the website, the flights they're selling now include those four flavors, plus a second bottle of the natural oil. The box I got included four bottles plus some crackers and tiny little bottles with salt and pepper.

Avocado oil doesn't really taste like avocado - it's a rather mild oil with a high smoke point, so it's great for salads as well as cooking. I'd suggest that you save the flavored oils for dressing salads, for light cooking, and as a finishing oil, and use the plain oil for higher-temperature cooking.

There's plenty here to cook with, but it would also be a lot of fun to include these in a tasting party. sampling the different flavors brushed on crostini or as a dipping oil for bread.

All the flavors were good, but I have to say that I liked the basil best. But ... that's probably because I'm a big fan of basil in general, and it also pairs well with the garlic oil - just imagine those two on a pasta salad with tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Who's it for: Anyone who wants to use flavored oils.

Pros: Yum. Really a great gift - many tasting boxes include small bottles - these are a nice size, and the box is nice and solid without being pretentious.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Wishes: I hope they consider adding more flavors.

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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