Unusual Gift Idea: Pret a Pousser

Wednesday, December 06, 2017
I think we all receive Christmas gifts that we receive every single year without fail so why not surprise someone with a gift that they definitely won't be expecting! I love to give gifts that are a little more unusual so Pret a Pousser is perfect! They are based in France but you can buy the mushrooms kits as well as their indoor herb garden kit on Amazon UK.

*Pret a Pousser Pink Oyster Mushroom Kit (£19.90)
I was very kindly sent the pink oyster mushroom kit to review and you may have seen the progress of the mushrooms as well as the blogger mail unboxing on my Instagram (@ofbeautyand). I received the kit a couple of weeks ago and now I've harvested my first batch of pink oyster mushrooms (they really are pink!) which is amazing.

The kit comes with everything you need including an instruction booklet and a spray bottle. The kit is quick and easy to use, you just cut a cross in the plastic covering the soil and spray with water everyday. You should start to see mushrooms growing within a week or so as mine started to be noticeably growing after around 6 or 7 days and then they grew so quickly!
The mushroom kit can be bought a kept for 2 to 3 months in a room temperature environment before you gift it or before you use it yourself. I kept mine in the office as it's quite warm and out of direct sunlight so I think that's why they grew really well, especially over the last 8 to 10 days. It was amazing to see the progress each day and every time they seemed so much bigger than before!

I've just harvested my first batch of mushrooms so I should get another in the next 10 or so days which is amazing. They turned out so much bigger than I thought they would and the colour is gorgeous - they are a salmon pink shade. I hoped the colour would stay pink when cooked but it changes to a more orange shade; I added mine to my unusual version of pesto with basil, spinach, celery, lots of garlic and courgette along with spaghetti and it was good! As with most mushrooms they have a fairly mild and subtle flavour but I like these, especially their colour and texture.

I have tried a kit like this before but from another brand and it was much more complicated with transferring soil, keeping the kit in the dark and it's safe to say that it didn't work but this one did and very quickly too! I cannot recommend this kit enough as not only does it look like an interesting and unique present but it's a gift that keeps on giving, it's an interesting process watching the mushrooms grow and you get delicious, versatile organic mushrooms too. I think it would be great for any foodies, gardeners or families as it would be great to do with children.


Have you tried any of the Pret a Pousser kits? Have you ever tried to grow mushrooms or veggies? 

20 comments

  1. this is such a unique and cool gift idea!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. My parents grew mushrooms years ago and I'll never forget the smell of the silage they used - this is a much better idea! lol! xx

    Beautylymin

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  3. This is so odd! I've never heard of anything like this before, especially not pink mushrooms!
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipbeauty.co.uk

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  4. This is so weird and wonderful! I love it. Such an original gift.

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  5. oh this is really cool, but can i ask where your blanket is from?

    http://fashionforlunch.net

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  6. Ah wow! What a totally unique gift idea. I love presents like this that you get something from! I reckon my cousin would really like this x

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  7. This is such a cool Christmas idea xx

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  8. Oh wow I've actually never heard or seen anything like this! So cool!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  9. AAAAH wow that is so cool! My mum would love this! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  10. I think this is so unusual it is kind of funky x

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  11. I actually love these kind of ideas! I may treat maself x

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  12. This is actually a really cute gift idea. I love little things like this, they're great for stocking stuffers or for creative people! x

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  13. These sound so unique and awesome! The pink colour is so lovely but it's a shame that it doesn't really last once you cook them! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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  14. This is so cool, I love that you can eat them too x

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  15. I love that the mushrooms are pink - so cool! The process of growing them sounds super easy too which is fab xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  16. This would make such a cool gift! Definitely very unusual but really cool x

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  17. What an unusual but really cool idea! I absolutely adore mushrooms so pink ones sound so cool! I'd love to receive this as a gift!
    PaleGirlRambling xo
    http://palegirlrambling.co.uk

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