Melissa Joulwan Quarterly Subscription Box Review #EAT04
Melissa Joulwan is one of the chef Quarterly curators, and since her box has a paleo theme, I had to try it out. (I avoid dairy and gluten in my diet, so almost all paleo items work for me!) FYI – this is the last box in her subscription.
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 plus shipping
The Products: A care package of paleo goodies plus a new recipe in each box.
Ships to: US and Worldwide.
Check out all of my Melissa Joulwan Quarterly Box reviews!
Melissa includes a handwritten/drawn letter with each box – the theme for this box is Paleo Pantry essentials.
She also included recipes for Sweet Umami Shrimp Salad and Schnitzel Meatballs.
Amrap Bars in Almond & Honey (8 Pack) – Value $24.95
Amrap Instant Beet Juice for Endurance (7 Pack) – Value $21.95)
These Amrap Bars are really good! I like the ingredient list: Almonds, Honey, Unsweetened Coconut, Egg White Protein, Sesame Seeds, Cinnamon, Sea Salt.
Because of the egg whites, these bars have 15 grams of protein! I wish they had a little less sugar (15 grams as well), but it’s still a relatively healthy bar in a pinch that’s vegan and gluten free for me!
I haven’t tried the instant beet juice yet, but I’m intrigued – it is designed to be taken 20 minutes before exercise.
Primal Kitchen Mayo – Value $10
Is it weird to be excited about Mayo? I am seriously excited to try this stuff! Here are the ingredients: Avocado Oil, Organic Cage-Free Eggs, Organic Egg Yolks, Organic Vinegar (From Non-GMO Beets), Sea Salt, Rosemary Extract
Most mayo is made with soy or corn oil, so this Avocado oil sounds like a great change up!
Paleonola Granola in Pina Colada – Value $9
This granola is completely grain free, and I love the dried pineapple pieces – it is delicious!
Pork Dust Fried Pork Skins – Value $4
Melissa recommends using the Pork Dust as an alternative to breadcrumbs for meatballs, meatloaf, etc. I think I’ll give it a try – I usually just omit the breadcrumbs from recipes. (Or just scrap the idea of cooking altogether and order Chipotle!)
Chomp Snack Sticks -Value $6.75
These are made with 100% grass fed beef, and free of gluten, dairy, or any added sugar.
Verdict: I’m a little bummed that this is the last box from Melissa – because this is exactly the kind of box I wanted from this subscription! The value is about $80, and it’s all great-find food items with some recipe ideas.
What do you think of the #EAT04 Box?