Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – June 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 the box features products inspired by the sea! (AKA sea salt, fish etc).
Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each of the producers behind the food included and where they come from.
HalfPops Butter & Pure Ocean Sea Salt – Value $4.29
White Whale Cocktails The Filthy Liar – Value $10
Both these items will be a hit with my husband. He loves HalfPops, and The Filthy Liar is a cocktail mix for gin – his liquor of choice. (I will have to try this cocktail mix too – I like that it’s made with natural and organic ingredients!)
Coop’s MicroCreamery Hot Fudge – Value $11
Liddabit Sweets Sea Salt Caramels – Value $8
OK – this is officially the most delicious packaging I’ve ever seen. I couldn’t help myself and had to smell the melted wax on this jar of fudge, and it turns out my instincts were right – the wax is even chocolate scented! I can’t eat it unfortunately because it’s made with dairy (or fortunately because I’m sure I would eat the entire thing), but I discovered that they also make a vegan version!
Island Trollers Wild Pacific Albacore – Value $8
Bar Harbor New England Style Clam Chowder – Value $4
I received a different brand of Clam Chowder in another Mantry from a while ago I believe and gave it to my brother since he’s a big Clam Chowder fan – looks like he’s getting more this month!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $46 – I think it’s the lowest value I’ve seen for an Mantry box. (It’s typically always less than the $75 price point, but not by that much). I think it’s OK for the value to not be really high for this box since it’s more about the curation and presentation, but I would have liked it to be a little higher. As always, I do really like the curation – they do find the best brands of every food category!
What do you think of the June Mantry box?