Reuben Foldovers

Monday, 11 March 2019

My Aunt Freda loved Sandwiches!  I am a bit like her in that respect, I love Sandwiches too.  I have never really found a sandwich I didn't like. Admittedly I like some more than others and I do have my favourites, Reuben Sandwiches being one of them . . .  hot pastrami, layered with sauerkraut, cheese and Thousand Island dressing, between two slices of good rye bread . . .  what's not to love!  

 Reuben Foldovers

As soon as I saw the products in my latest Degustabox I knew I wanted to use the  Deli Kitchen Brioche Folded Flatbreads to create a tasty recipe.  They just looked so tasty.  Brioche??  Hello!  Flatbread??? Double Hello!

Every month I am the lucky recipient of a Degustabox.  Once a month, around the middle of the month, I am sent one of these lovely boxes which contain a delicious assortment of all things foodie.  I just love these boxes. Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. 
There's always a great mix of new products that I haven't tried before, as well as plenty of treats from more established brands. Quite often you will have the opportunity to try  new products before they arrive in the shops, so it can be a bit of a sneak peak! Each Degustabox costs only £12.99, delivery costs are included in the price, and there is no fixed contract involved - you can cancel at any time. I love getting these boxes! In my opinion, they are great value for money spent.  

Reuben Foldovers

One thing I also enjoy the challenge each month is creating a recipe using at least one of the products included in the box. Sometimes they immediately jump out at me, and sometimes I need to chew them a bit in my head. When I saw the products in the February box I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
First let me tell you about the February Box, which was called the Degusta & Chill box!

ORANGINA Original 1 X £1.30

Orangina, with its unmistakable orange flavour, oft sparkle and real citrus pulp, makes the perfect refreshing drink. It is both delicious on its own with ice and a slice of orange, or as a mixer in mocktails and cocktails.

SNAFFLING PIG Pork Crackling Low & Slow BBQ/Perfectly Salted 2 X £0.75

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing piggin' right. That's why we always set out to make the finest, most awesome flavoured pork crackling possible.  Winner of 9 Great Taste Awards, their premium cuts of pork are double-cooked and bursting with flavour.

CHOC CHICK Quinoa Pops & Plantain Bites 2 X £1.85

Choc Chick's delicious new vegan treats combine the wholegrain goodness of quinoa and tropical loveliness of plantain with the finest Ecuadorian single origin organic cacao. Dairy and gluten free, with 50% less sugar than your average chocolates, these new Quinoa Pops and Plantain Bites are the perfect guilt free indulgence.

CLEARSPRING Organic Seaveg Crispies Turmeric Multi-pack.  1 X £2.59

Clearspring's Organic Seaveg Crispies Turmeric are a light, delicious toasted nori sea vegetable snack, made with just four simple ingredients They're baked for just a few seconds to create their unique and moreish flavour.  They are gluten free, vegan, high in fibre and contain only 18 calories per bag.

BEBETO Watermelon Jelly Gums 2 X £0.50

Bebeto Watermelon is their biggest selling pack in the UK with over 3m sold in 2018. 

SACLA Reduced Fat Basil Pesto 1 X £2.59

Sacla new Reduced Fat Pesto has 30% less fat than Classic Pesto and no added sugar or salt. The healthiest Pesto replaces cheese with tofu making it suitable for Vegans also. What's not to love?

EXPLORE CUISINE Organic Chickpea Fusilli 1 X £3.00

Explore the possibilities - pasta made from plant based protein and fibre which is easy to prepare, colourful and simply delicious. Just add your favourite vegetables or sauce so the entire family can enjoy! Organic, vegan and naturally gluten free! 

APPY KIDS CO Whole Milk  2 X £1.00

Our milk is yummy, clean, and healthy. Produced using Red Tractor approved milk to enforce excellent standards of farming and preparation, the range is 100% traceable and packed in British factories for freshest taste and longer shelf life.  Available at Morrison's stores nationwide.

DELI KITCHEN Folded Brioche Flatbreads 2 X £1.25

Deli Kitchen wants to inspire consumers to branch out from the traditional lunch options of sliced sandwiches and salads and try their new range inspired by breads from across the globe. This brioche folded flatbread is a rich, melt in the mouth flatbread. Perfect for burgers or with griddled steak and gooey cheese.

And as you know this was the product I decided to highlight by creating a recipe that I could use some of them in.

Reuben Foldovers.  Quick and easy to make, and oh so delicious! 

These brioche flatbreads are oh so delicious!  Soft and rich and perfect for a hot sandwich such as this!

I buy my Pastrami at Costco.  Its just perfect . . .  thin slices, edges coated with spicy black pepper . . .

I use Jarlesburg cheese slices, which is a type of Swiss cheese.  It melts beautifully and has a lovely flavour which goes well with the saltiness and spiciness of the pastrami . . .

Sauerkraut adds a lovely level of flavour . . .  slightly sour and tangy.  I adore sauerkraut.  I can eat it right out of the jar with a fork. Love it to bits. 

Then of course there is the Thousand Island Dressing.  It add a levely of rich and creamy tang which goes very well with everything else.

You can use any ready-made variety you like.  Hellman's is good  . . .

I make my own using mayo (3/4 cup), tomato ketchup (3 TBS), 2 TBS sweet pickle relish, 1 TBS lemon juice (or white vinegar) and some seasoning. (I use seasoning salt.)  Easy peasy.

Altogether this is one fabulous sandwich that is quick to put together and makes a nice lunch or light supper.  I served some potato chips on the side.

Yield: 6

Reuben Foldovers

Pastrami, sauerkraut, Jarlesburg cheese and Thousand Island Dressing all tucked into a tasty Deli Kitchen Brioche Folded Flat Bread.  What's not to love!


  • 1 package of Deli Kitchen Brioche Folded Flat Breads (6 in a pack)
  • 60g Thousand Island Salad Dressing
  • 1 pound thinly sliced Pastrami
  • 6 heaped dessertspoons of sauerkraut, well drained
  • 6 slices slices Jarlesburg cheese (Swiss style cheese)
  • softened butter
  • parsley flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 180*C/350*F/ gas mark 4.  Have ready a shallow baking dish large enough to hold all the flatbreads in one layer.
  2. Divide the sliced pastrami between the flatbreads, tucking it into the folds.  Layer on the sauerkraut and  cheese slices (folded in half diagonally).  Drizzle on some Thousand Island dressing.
  3. Place the foldovers into the baking dish in a single layer.  Brush the top of each with some softened butter and sprinkle with some parsley flakes.  Cover the dish with some aluminium foil
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until everything is heated through and the cheese has melted.  Serve hot.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Now THATS what I call a tasty mouthful!

Many thanks to Degustabox UK for sending me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile.  If you like the sound of this box, why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before.   Included is also a detailed information card  which tells you all about each product included, and other extras such as recipes, etc.  

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 So, that was the February Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is £12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit

Note - Although I was sent a box free of charge any and all opinions are my own.
Bon appetit! 


  1. Replies
    1. Leftovers of these reheat really well also Monique. (I have had one for breakfast two days in a row and just as delicious as the first day!) Oh I am naughty, I know. xo

  2. Hi Marie , Just checking it really a whole pound of pastrami ? :)

    1. Yes, split six ways, it works out to about 2 1/2 ounces per sandwich, which is not a tremendous amount. I buy mine at Costco. xo


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