Andrew Zimmern Quarterly Subscription Box Review #ZIM04
Andrew Zimmern is one of the food-focused curators from Quarterly. Here’s his mini Quarterly bio:
The host of Bizarre Foods, Andrew has experienced rich cultures, foods, and culinary techniques. He’ll be sharing those stories and flavors from the road with you.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Andrew Zimmern for Quarterly
The Cost: $50 a box (ships every quarter)
The Products: Food and travel related items selected by Andrew Zimmern.
Ships to: US, (Canada extra $20 fee, International extra $30 fee).
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Each Quarterly box comes with a letter from the curator detailing the items included and why they were selected. This box is all about adding smoke flavor to your food. Andrew also included a BBQ Beef Brisket recipe from Tim Byres.
Ecoque Chip Strip – Value $20
This chip strip is made of cast iron and it is a heavy duty container. You can put it in your grill and add different types of wood chips for various smoke flavors.
Andrew Zimmern Matches
The Smoked Olive Sonoma Smoked Olive Oil – Value $24
This Smoked Olive Oil packs a lot of smoke flavor, and he recommends using it with “salad dressings, roasted vegetables, grilled shrimp.. really anything that you’d normally add a drizzle of olive oil.”
Old Salt Merchants Smoked Salt – Value $10
The Smoked Olive Smoked Brown Sugar – Value $6?
Both of these items add a more subtle smoke flavor, and I’m excited to use both of them! Andrew recommends the smoked sugar with goat butter, salt on top of sweet potatoes.
Verdict: This box has a value of at least $60 (not sure on match book value). I think the value is good for a food box. (Most barely break even with the cost), and it is clear that a lot of thought went into the theme of this box. I’m excited to try everything, and I appreciate that Andrew was seeking out the very best smoke flavors in lots of different products – no artificial added smoke flavoring in this box!
What do you think of #ZIM04?