What can you tell us about The Mother Box?
Essentially, it's a DC Comics (that's Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and many more) themed meal-kit. It comes from Wonderland, the people who will be bringing a DC Comics-themed restaurant called Park Row to London which is due to open in Summer 2021.
And why now?
It's part of the release of the new version of the Justice League movie, aka The Snyder Cut - a four-hour epic re-cut version that's out now. In that movie, the Mother Boxes are essentially the MacGuffin, although those boxes are not filled with food like this particular one.
So what's in the box?
As you can see from above, quite a lot. There's also a very impressive level of attention to detail that's gone into things here. That starts with the box itself which is designed to look just like the one in the film. Inside, pretty much everything has an element of DC comics branding, primarily in the packaging. It's also not too obviously themed - there are some very subtle references, almost easter eggs, to the DC characters and in-comic "brands" that will be immediately picked up on by those who know a little too much about them. And yes, that includes me.
We do wonder if some of these elements will come back into play when Park Row opens, as it's clear that an awful lot of effort has gone into this meal kit.
What kind of kit is it?
A mixed bag. Or box. Some of the elements need a little more cooking than others, like the souffle or the burger, while some can be eaten immediately. Those that you need to cook are really very simple to put together - even the souffle turned out to be much simpler than we were expecting.
Here's what we created from the box:
In addition to the above, there were also smoked vanilla marshmallows with a little scent stick, called Themisciran Fire (that's the Wonder Woman entry).
Any drinks in there?
A few. Alongside a couple of cans of light/dark beer from Koul Brau (apparently a subsidiary of Lexcorp) there's also an energy drink in powder form and...
Have to be honest - the very idea of this box was of immediate interest to one half of Hot Dinners. If you know a little too much about all of this stuff, you'll see that the box is actually extremely well done - themed but actually not in a garish way. Instead, it's a very knowing take on a behemoth of a brand. And on top of that, everything in the box was very enjoyable. It certainly bodes very well indeed for the full restaurant when it arrives in summer.
More about The Mother Box
How much? £100/£200 for two/four
Delivery range: UK Nationwide (also be available in the USA). Deliveries 15 April - 27 May 2021.
How to order: On their website
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @wldathome
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