Farm to People Tasting Box Subscription Review – November 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.
Epic Turkey Almond Cranbery Bar – 1.5 oz, value: $4
Boo Boo Bakery Vanilla Bean Marshmallows – 16 count, value: $9.99
This turkey bar was very interesting, but just not for me. I thought it was kind of crumbly in texture.
Marshmallows are one of my absolute favorite treats (I even had gourmet marshmallows as favors at my wedding) so I was super excited for these vanilla bean marshmallows! Unfortunately, mine were rather dry and a little hard. I’m not sure if this could be due to sitting in my mailbox in freezing weather and then thawing again, or if it’s the marshmallows themselves.
Beth’s Farm Kitchen Cranberry Sauce – 8 oz, value: $8?
Josephine’s Feast Pumpkin Chutney with Ginger & Cardamom – 8 oz, value: $12
I love that the only ingredients in this cranberry sauce are cranberries, sugar, oranges, water, and cardamom – the cranberry sauce that comes in cans and retains the shape of the can always freaked me out a little! I’m excited to try this.
Red Jacket Apple Butter – 8 oz, value: $6
Tierra Farm Organic Raw Walnut Halves – 6 oz, value: $5.94
I couldn’t find these walnut pieces on Farm to People’s website, so I used the producer’s site to estimate the cost. Also, I have to say that I was kind of underwhelmed to get just plain walnuts in my box. I’ll use them, but I feel like I can find walnuts anywhere.
This apple butter is great, though. My grandmother used to make apple butter all the time, and this doesn’t actually taste too far from it.
Verdict: I have to say that I was a little underwhelmed with this month’s Farm to People box. I’ll use about half of the items, but I wish there were more snacks instead of 3 different sauces/spreads, and I didn’t care for the marshmallows or turkey bar. Also, the value only adds up to just about $46, which just doesn’t quite break even with the cost of the box. Like I said, though, I’ll use some of the items, so it’s ultimately not a complete loss for me.
What do you think about the November Farm to People Box?