Farm to People Tasting Box Subscription Review – October 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.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
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.
Bronx Pale Ale Beef Jerky – 2 oz, value: $11.99
Liddabit Sweets Beer And Pretzel Caramels – 3.25 oz (6 pieces), value: $8.99
When I opened the bag and noticed how good this jerky smelled, I knew I’d like it. I’m not generally a huge jerky fan, but maybe I’ve just never had proper beef jerky before! This jerky’s made with the Bronx Pale Ale, as well as soy sauce, mustard, honey, and molasses.
Sigmund’s Pretzel Chips – value: $3.99
Bronx Brewery Pale Ale Radiators Pasta – 16 oz, value: $10.99
These pretzel chips are great when dipped in a mustard or cheese sauce, or even on their own. On Farm to People’s website, they also recommend putting the crumbs and small pieces on a salad, and I have to agree that that sounds like an especially good idea!
The Mustard Factory Spicy Stout Mustard – 6 oz, value: $8.99
Brooklyn Brine Co. Hop-Pickle – 16 oz, value: $9.95
Both of these items are said to be extra tasty on burgers! Unfortunately, I am not a fan of mustard or pickles, so these will be either gifted or swapped!
Verdict: This month’s Farm to People box was themed around Oktoberfest and beer. I’m not a beer drinker, so I think that a lot of what makes the items in this month’s box different or unique was unfortunately lost on me. I do like the jerky and pretzel chips, but the rest will most likely get passed along.
Objectively speaking, however, I think this was a great theme to have this month, and they found a great variety of very interesting foods that all worked well within the theme! As far as value goes, this month’s box adds up to $55, which isn’t bad at all.
What do you think about the October Farm to People box?