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A Kitchen Box Review – Monthly Gourmet Subscription – July 2013

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

A Kitchen Box is a new subscription box for “food lovers and home cooks who want to stay inspired.” They just launched, and I was so excited when they offered to send me a box to review – I needed to know what would be in this box!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

Prepare for a lot of pictures – I was so impressed with the packaging of this box I couldn’t stop myself!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

This month is a Cheese Box – it’s full of everything needed to see, taste, learn and try! Basically  everything you need to make the best cheese plate ever is in this box (besides the cheese!).

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

This sheet opened up to give a much more detailed listing of every item in the box. So far, I am very impressed with A Kitchen Box – their attention to detail is impressive!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

The Box: A Kitchen Box

The Cost: $89 for 3 months (The August and September months are sold out, but you can sign up for the Fall Quarterly subscription).

The Products: Kitchen items, recipe and guide, artisan food product, art postcard, music download and weekly emails that accompany the box.

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

Freddy Guys Hazelnuts

Bamboo Spreader

From A Kitchen Box:

Every Cheese Plate needs something crunchy and our favorite crunch factor is Hazelnuts… plain, straight from the bag, toasted & salted, or sugar & spiced.

The bamboo spreader is a great tool for the Fig & Onion Jam. The organic look and feel adds another layer of sophistication to your cheese plate.

These hazelnuts are great – I love that they are just pure roasted hazelnuts - no additional ingredients!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

33 Pieces of Cheese Journal 

Flour Sack Towel 

I feel like this box will turn anyone into a cheese tasting expert! This notebook reminds you of everything you need to note when tasting cheese!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

This box also includes fun additional items like an original art postcard and a a free music download!

Original Art Postcard 

Jetty Rae “Freedom” download

Fig and Onion Jam Recipe Card

I mentioned earlier that I was impressed with the attention to detail in A Kitchen Box – more proof: this postcard already has a stamp on it ready for mailing! It’s such a sweet photo, it could also be great framed.

This recipe card makes me want to build a collection of recipe cards from A Kitchen Box! The recipe itself sounds delicious and easy enough to make, plus each recipe card is hand letterpressed by Lark Pree in Portland, Oregon!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

This box also included instructions for the perfect cheese plate. I like that they provide you with everything you need and keep things simple and fun!

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

Cheese Paper and Labels 

I must confess – I didn’t know there was a better alternative to storing your cheese than in the plastic wrapper it comes in. Apparently there is, and it’s this cheese paper! The cute cow print is a nice bonus. Inside the brown wrapped bag were these two Porcelain Place Cards:

A Kitchen Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Subscription - July 2013

Porcelain Place Cards

You simply write on these with an erase board marker to identify cheeses, or buy more for place settings.

Verdict: This box was truly a joy to unwrap and discover each item and recommendation – and I don’t even eat dairy! (Fortunately for me most of the items included are dairy free, and I still can host a cheese plate party and eat hazelnuts and fig and onion jam!) I am officially a fan of A Kitchen Box – the curation and presentation of this box was amazing. I can’t wait to see what’s in next month’s box! What do you think of A Kitchen Box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 50 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.
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    4 Comments

    1. A Kitchen Box is one of the best subscription services I’ve encountered. The attention to detail is amazing. I’m looking forward to weekly inspiration in my email inbox. Can’t wait to build a CD with the music downloads that are included. I feel more confident about building my own cheese plate now. Thanks Brooke and Ang for sharing your talent and engery. Anxiously awaiting next months goodies@

    2. I am also in on the market test. I absolutely loved how thoughtful and friendly the box was. I felt like a friend had packed a box and sent it my way! Bravo to Brooke and Ang – can’t wait to see next month!

    3. I haven’t ordered too many boxes but this is my favorite by far! I got in on the three month market test after learning about it on your blog and I’m so happy I did! I enjoyed opening all the little items. It wasn’t just one present, it was present after little wrapped present!

    4. I loved this box! You are so right about the details and the quality of the items was fantastic too. Well worth the $30 a month cost. I need all the help in the kitchen I can get and this box is the perfect inspiration!

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