Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014
Mantry is a subscription box that describes itself as “the modern man’s pantry.” Each month they ship your gourmet food in their signature wooden crate.
Mantry kindly sent me this box to review.
The Subscription 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.
This month’s theme is Campfire Cookout.
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each of the producers behind the food included and where they come from.
Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub – Value $8.50
Vermont Smoke and Cure Summer Sausage – Value $7
This coffee rub is delicious – but a word of caution if you are sensitive to caffeine like I am: do not use it for late dinners! (Both my husband and I were awake at 3 am the other night wondering why we couldn’t sleep when it dawned on us that we had eaten caffeinated burgers!)
Broadbent’s Hickory Smoked Country Bacon – Value $7.50
Bourbon Nib Brittle – Value $13
We’ve received bacon from Mantry before and it’s always amazing, so I’m excited to try this batch!
Soberdough Brew Bread – Value $8
La Fundidora Fuego Salsa – Value $9
I should have been surprised based on the name – but this salsa is spicy! A little goes a LONG way for me!
Verdict: This month’s box has a value of about $53. I think I say this in all my Mantry reviews – but this is definitely not a box for a great retail-value. It is however I think a great curated box, and a really well-packaged way to discover new brands across the country. And of course I think it makes a great gift – both the food and the presentation are fantastic.
What do you think of the May Mantry box?