Mantry Box Review – Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes – May 2013
The Mantry is definitely one of our splurge subscription boxes – it’s $75 a month, but so far we really enjoy discovering new foods and having an awesome wooden crate shipped to our door! The Mantry is marketed as “the modern man’s pantry” subscription service, but considering it’s just food – I enjoy it as much as my boyfriend! May’s Mantry theme is Smoke and Whiskey – almost everything has bourbon in it! (Check out my review of the April Mantry box too!)
The Box: Mantry
The Cost: $75
The Products: The Modern Man’s Pantry: a Food of the Month Club that helps you discover American artisan food.
Bourbon Smoked Peppercorns – Value $9
Vermont Smoke and Cure Summer Sausage – Value $7
I think my boyfriend was the most excited about the Summer Sausage in this box. I didn’t get a chance to try it yet- but he said it was pretty good. (So far no subscription box meat has come close to Slant Shack Jerky for him!)
Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon Goat’s Milk Caramel – Value $10
Wondermade Bourbon Marshmallows – Value $7.50
I wish I could eat the caramel – I bet it is amazing over ice cream! I’ve had Wondermade Marshmallows before and love them – their flavors are amazing (I sampled lavender and rose raspberry before).
Bourbon Nib Brittle – $13
WoodFord Reserve Sorghum Vinaigrette Dressing – Value $10
I am so excited about this salad dressing – it’s a unique flavor I wouldn’t come across at my local grocery store, and it’s perfect timing for summer salads! Oh, and this box was full of delicious looking items I couldn’t eat because of dairy – but my boyfriend confirmed that this Brittle was delicious!
Verdict: The value of this box came to about $57. I wish the value was a little closer to the $75 I paid, but I’m definitely happy with the food and the packaging. Do you subscribe to Mantry? What did you think of the May Box?