Farm to People Tasting Box Subscription Review – July 2014
The Farm to People Tasting Box is a monthly subscription that features handpicked indie food items. Every box contains an eclectic mix of products from jams to pickles, sweets to condiments, and body care to food magazines. All food items featured are locally crafted, small-batch items, have no GMOs or artificial ingredients, and are humanely produced.
Farm to People kindly sent us this box to review.
The Box: Farm to People Tasting Box
The Cost: $29.95/month for the Casual Foodie box and $49.95/month for the Food Critic box.
The Products: 5 to 8 handpicked indie food items (or 2-3, in the Casual Foodie Box) that are locally crafted, small-batch made, have no GMOs or artificial ingredients, and are humanely produced.
Ships to: US
This is a review of the Food Critic box.
Each box comes with an informational card with details and small blurbs about each product (see details of each item in the next photo).
The informational card opens up, and Farm to People also included a Kitchen Idea card with some guidance for using the coffee rub in this month’s box and a sneak peek of their August box.
Farm to People Tote Bag – value: $5?
This tote bag was a bonus and I’m always happy to get more totes!
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds by Stony Brook Wholehearted Foods – 3 oz, value: $3
Greenpoint Trading Co. Coffee Rub – 8 oz, value: $8
These pumpkin seeds are great on their own, or to add to a salad. Also, I’ve never used a coffee rub in my own cooking, but with this Greenpoint Trading Co. rub and the tips included for using it, I guess it’s time to try!
Meow Meow Tweet Beer Shampoo Bar Soap – 5 oz, value: $9
Antidote Mango and Juniper Dark Chocolate Bar – 2.3 oz, value: $7.99
Nuts+Nuts Honey Sesame Roasted Cashews – 2.1 oz, value: $4.50
The packaging on this shampoo bar soap is really amazing, but unfortunately shampoo bars/bar soaps just aren’t for me – this item will be getting swapped!
Chocolate is one of my favorite things to get in subscription boxes. This chocolate bar is dark chocolate with mango pieces and juniper. For lovers of true, unsweet, dark chocolate: this bar is for you! I liked the mango pieces in it okay, but they were either too dried or too thinly sliced to be easily chewed or add much balance/pops of sweetness.
Sir Kensington’s Spicy Brown Mustard – 10 oz, value: $7.95
Rick’s Picks Smokra – 15 oz, value: $11.95
Verdict: This box definitely had some very interesting things, and I loved the full-size portions! I hadn’t heard of any of these brands and these items challenge me to step outside of my usual food comfort zone. The value adds up to just under $60, so for a $49.99 box, I’m pretty happy.
What did you think of July’s Farm to People’s Tasting Box? Have you ever heard of the Switchel from the August sneak peek?