The Taste Club from Eat Feed Love Subscription Box Review – December 2015
The Taste Club is a monthly subscription box from Eat Feed Love in Vancouver. Each box contains gourmet kitchen items with recipes to be used for a feast or a dinner party!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. Please be sure to check out our review process post for information on how we review boxes!
The box: The Taste Club from Eat Feed Love
The cost: $39.95 per box with discounts for multiple months and shipping is free
COUPON: Use coupon code mysubscriptionaddiction to save 50% off your first box!
The products: Artisan products from all over the world
Shipping: Shipping is free; there are many countries in the drop down to enter your address, so if you are interested in this box, I would suggest emailing the company to see if they ship to your country!
I included a picture of the packed box to show you how carefully Eat Feed Love packages everything. Every glass item is wrapped in bubble wrap, taped shut, and then tissue paper. Then there are packing peanuts and other packing materials in the box to ensure that the items don’t shift during shipping. I’ve received multiple broken things from shipping mishaps, so I appreciate the care put into packaging this box!
Every month, this company chooses a charity to share in the proceeds from each box, and this month the charity was Mercy Ships Canada, “a mobile health-care initiative housed on a ship and dedicated to providing primary health and surgical services to some of the world’s most impoverished people.” The ship is currently anchored in Madagascar, which inspired one of the product picks!
This olive oil is fantastic. As soon as I opened the lid, I could smell the herby aroma. It is so good, there’s no way I will waste it cooking with it. This is going on salads, with bread as a dipper (it’s good enough alone, with no vinegar), or as a drizzle on top of pizza.
At the risk of sounding dramatic in this review, this balsamic is also phenomenal. I can definitely pick out the cranberry and pear flavoring, and it’s almost good enough to drink straight – not that I would waste it that way! I am imagining all of the salads I can eat this with…
This bottle leaked a bit during transport, but since the packaging of each item is so top notch it didn’t get all over the box! This vinegar smells exactly like maple syrup, and the taste is so complex! I can imagine this going wonderfully with the roasted strawberries I make as a topping for ice cream.
As soon as I took this dulce de leche out of the box, my husband latched on to it. His family makes a special cake with dulce de leche as the frosting, and he immediately started thinking about how quickly he could make a cake to dump this on! This is a little more liquidy than the dulce de leche you can typically buy at the store, but the flavor is so much better. It’s smooth, sweet, and everything a caramel should be.
This cranberry sauce tastes just like the holidays to me! The cloves, orange peel, cinnamon, and star anise included with the cranberries make this stand out from the typical canned stuff that usually makes the rounds at holiday gatherings!
I am a huge fan of this mustard. My culinary vocabulary falls short of describing it accurately, so here is how the Eat Feed Love website describes it: “Infused with green peppercorns, it offers a strong and hot flavor that is perfect for roasted meats, with a bright and spicy character that is sure to impress.” I tried it with eggs instead of meat, and it was awesome.
This tea is wonderfully spicy and warm tasting! Perfect for this time of year. I received 1 tea bag of this loose leaf tea. I like that they made tea bags for those people that may not have a tea infuser.
This is the product pick that was inspired by the Mercy Ship’s current location in Madagascar. This company makes bean-to-bar chocolate, and this particular bar has 73% cacao content. I am not the biggest fan of dark chocolate because it can be bitter, but wow…I could eat this chocolate all day. It actually tastes slightly fruity to me, there is no bitterness, and it isn’t overwhelmingly sweet. I could get used to this!
The verdict: I loved this Taste Club shipment! Everything was so fitting for the holidays and would make any foodie rejoice. Eat Feed Love includes recipe cards with every shipment. The recipes for this month all look fabulous, offering opportunities to try the products included. I do wish that they had included more than 1 recipe for the maple balsamic vinegar since that one is stumping me a little. The recipe they included was for a ham, which will definitely be made the next time we have company (with only 1 meat eater in the house, it’s not practical to make a whole ham for him!).
The value of this box is about $59.39. I am really impressed with the value of this box, the quality of the items sent, and as I’ve already said the careful packaging. The letter included by Emily is always so great to read, as she explains the charity they’ve chosen for the month and includes suggestions on how to use the items.
What did you think of this month’s Taste Club shipment?