The Mantry Review – June 2013
The Mantry is a food subscription box service described as “the modern man’s pantry.” While the Mantry is geared toward men, it’s full of gourmet food everyone can enjoy – my boyfriend and I both really like this box! Plus, it arrives in a wooden crate! This month’s theme is Breakfast with Pops – they marketed this box as a great Father’s Day gift.
Each box comes with a detailed explanation of each product – what makes it so awesome, why they picked it, and where it comes from. Most products are sourced from the U.S. and it’s always interesting to learn a little more about the people who make the delicious food!
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.
Fresh Stone Ground Buckwheat Pancake Flour – Value $8?
Skillet Bacon Spread in Fennel & Black Pepper – Value $15
I had seen this bacon spread on a few sites (I think on Joyus?) and I was very curious but never ended up purchasing it. Now that we’ve sampled it – I think we’ll be regular customers! My boyfriend spread it on buns for burgers and loved it! Mantry recommends serving it warm – mixed into hash browns or on a fried egg and avocado sandwich. I think I’ll make the hash browns this week!
HalfPops – Value $4
This is definitely a pricey little bottle of maple syrup – but I tried it yesterday and it’s amazing! There are actually chamomile blossoms floating in the syrup!
Smith Variety Pack Teas – Value $15
Drunken Monkey Jam – Value $10
I receive so much tea in subscription boxes that I rarely get excited for it when I’m opening a box – but this tea collection is different. For one thing, the packaging is beautiful , and it’s a sampler of 12 of their popular flavors:
Fez, White Petal, Mao Feng Shui, Jasmine, Brahmin, Bungalow, Kandy, Lord Bergamot, Big Hibiscus, Meadow, Peppermint and Red Nectar.
Also, I learned that Steven Smith apparently the king of tea – before his namesake line of teas, he created Stash and Tazo teas!
I sampled the Drunken Monkey Jam in the first Fancy Food box – if you like bananas, you will love this jam! I need to try it on a PB&J sandwich next!
Verdict: The Mantry box is always one of my favorite boxes to open – I love it when my boyfriend and I are both equally excited about what’s in a subscription box! We paid $75 for this box and received about $80 worth of quality food products. Considering this is the first Mantry box where the total value is greater than what we paid – I’m very happy with the value! What do you think of the June Mantry box?