Melissa Joulwan Quarterly Subscription Box Review #EAT03
If you aren’t familiar with Melissa Joulwan, here’ is her Quarterly mini-bio:
Melissa Joulwan is the author of two best-selling Paleo cookbooks and a healthy lifestyle blog called The ClothesMakeTheGirl.com. The theme of her boxes is eating clean, training hard, and living loud.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Melissa Joulwan for Quarterly
The Cost: $50 a box
The Products: A care package of paleo goodies plus a new recipe in each box.
Ships to: US and Worldwide.
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Melissa includes a handwritten/drawn letter with each box – the theme for this box is Spice Up Your Life.
Recipes included: Chicken Mole Meatballs, Cocoa BBQ Potato Chips, and Chicken Balti Curry.
King Arthur Flour Black Cocoa – Value $10
This cocoa is very strong and they recommend using it as an accent with regular dutch processed cocoa to get the flavor of the dark cocoa without overwhelming the dish. Melissa uses it sparingly in two of her recipes: The Chicken Mole Meatballs, and the Cocoa BBQ Potato Chips. She also includes more recipe suggestions on her blog, The Clothes Make The Girl.
Himalaya Spice Shakers – Value $29
I have purchased a few paleo cookbooks, and all of them include a section on making your own salt and spice blends, so I think this is a very appropriate inclusion in the box. Melissa also included 4 different spice blend recipes and suggestions for which types of dishes to use them on.
Spicely Organic Balti Seasoning – Value $13
This spice mix is organic, certified gluten-free, and also free of any fillers. Melissa uses it in the Chicken Balti Curry recipe, but it could work for pretty much any meat or poultry dish. And the box also came with a $10 gift certificate code to Spicely:
Simple Squares Organic Nutrition Bar in Chili Pep – Value $2.50
Spicely $10 Gift Card
This Chili Pep Bar was really good! I was expecting it to be pretty spicy, but it just had a hint of chili pepper, and I love that it is made with all organic ingredients.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $64.50. That’s in line with what I would expect from a food and food related items box, and I think that Melissa’s recipes add to the value. If you follow the paleo diet or just need to avoid some of the foods that are avoided on the paleo diet, I recommend this box. With my food intolerances, I sometimes feel like I’m making the same meals every week, so it’s nice to have new recipes and spices to mix things up!
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