The Taste Club from Eat Feed Love Subscription Box Review – January 2016
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 Subscription 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!
Every month, this company chooses a charity to share in the proceeds from each box, and this month the charity was World Vision’s Food and Nutrition sector to provide meals to Indian school children. One of World Vision’s goals is to eliminate child malnutrition in our lifetime.
Eat Feed Love always packages their boxes with extreme care. This month, there were a lot of packing materials to cushion the glass items and each glass item was individually wrapped. I appreciate the attention they dedicate to ensuring each box arrives safely!
Eat Feed Love always includes several recipe cards in their boxes, and this month they included a recipe card for a chai tea latte! Chai is one of my favorite tea blends, and this is a great blend. The remainder of this will definitely be savored.
I linked to the milk chocolate tasting bar of the same size, because I didn’t find the Le Noir bar on Eat Feed Love’s site, or the Valrhona site. I believe I’ve seen this version at my local Trader Joe’s! I think it’s well documented that I love Valrhona chocolate! This variety was no different – just as high quality and just as great taste!
Spice Station Mild Curry Powder – $2.50?
This is a really great mild curry powder. I know the flavor can sometimes be polarizing, but I love a good curry, and this is going to be put to great use in my house.
Spice Station Garam Masala – $2.50
I have a few Garam Masalas at the moment. From my understanding (I know a small amount about Indian cuisine, and I’m always willing to learn more!) there are many different blends of garam masala. In my experience, they are all great, and you can even make your own blend to focus more heavily on the spices you like. This one is really nicely balanced! None of the spices seem to overtake the whole flavor.
Spice Station Cumin Seed – $2.00
Ground cumin is another ingredient that I use often in my cooking – but I’ve not often used the whole seed. A few months ago I made some harissa, and it called for toasted cumin seeds, so that was my first experience. This month Eat Feed Love included a recipe for cumin scented lemongrass mint rice, so I will be using it in that for sure. All of the spices I received seemed to be very fresh!
This olive oil is really good. I can see it being perfect for the recipes they included for it: cumin scented lemongrass mint rice, quick chicken tikka masala, Persian lime stove top naan bread, and the pumpkin cauliflower curry – as well as many other recipes that call for lime!
Note: This is the second Persian Lime Olive Oil I’ve received from Eat Feed Love. In November I received my first one, from Olive the Senses – so they are different brands, just the same flavor. Personally, I can never have too many fancy olive oils and vinegars, so this is not a big issue to me. To someone else, it might be, so that’s why I am mentioning it!
This balsamic is excellent. The flavor is light and not overpowering, so it would pair well with so many flavored oils! Several of the recipe cards this month included this as well, so it gives me a starting point on how to use the flavor in my cooking!
I think this was a nice inclusion in the box. Pre-made simmer sauces make for a really easy dinner and this one was great. I generally make two versions – chicken for my husband, and yam or chickpea for myself. Thankfully this bottle had enough for me to split between the two, and it was delicious! I am going to be checking out the rest of this brand’s sauces for sure.
Verdict: When I opened this box and saw that it had an Indian cuisine theme, I got excited. I love Indian food, and even more, I love learning how to make it! In the past the recipes have centered around the themes, but they didn’t always include the ingredients sent in the box. I really like that they included recipes for all of the separate spices, oils, and vinegars. I calculated the value of this box as $57.67. Much of the value each month that I have received this box has come from the oils and vinegars. Again, I love these, so it is perfect for me but it might not be for you, so I would keep that in mind if you’re considering subscribing. Eat Feed Love generally sticks to their theme quite well, and I found that to be true for this box. The chocolate seemed a little more random, but it’s always appreciated!
What do you think of The Taste Club by Eat Feed Love this month? I’m really enjoying this subscription!