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The Ooh Box

Imagine, once a month, some fairies arrived on your doorstep with a surprise present – a box packed with secret, delicious gourmet goodies to be opened and enjoyed with your friends or given out as gifts. Well, thanks to entrepreneurial ‘fairies’ Philippa Husband Mitchell and her partner, Jaco Schoeman, now you can. For a terribly reasonable fee of R395 per month, they will (sometimes personally) deliver the fabulous Ooh Box to your home or place of work. Each month is different, but last month’s stylish box contained a bottle of Avontuur Chardonnay Pinot Noir valued at R58, a bottle of Kanu Keystone for R120,  1 x Spier Creative Block 5 = R115, 1 x Zewenwacht Sauvignon Blanc = R67, 1 x Rio Largo Balsamic Vinegar = R48, 1 x Morgenster Black Olive Paste = R32, 1 x Dalla Cia Grappa Chocolates = R85 and 1 x Khoisan Organic Bourbon Vanilla Tea = R18 reaching a total value of R613 (including delivery)! And that’s not all – the wine comes with small, personalised tags telling you what makes it special, and what you should rustle up for dinner to enjoy its flavours best. This box even came with a recipe for oxtail which included the lovely balsamic vinegar (who knew? Great tip!). What’s also fabulous is that you get to try things you might not otherwise have done, like the Bourbon tea – best pick-me-up ever for a chilly winter’s afternoon, and even better when enjoyed with a warming grappa chocolate (or two). But the ‘fairies’ are only taking 1 000 subscribers, so sign up soon! All you need to do is click on theoohbox.com and 'JOIN NOW'. You'll be so glad you did. Text: Susan Hayden Images: Supplied