FoodStirs Subscription Box Review – April 2016
FoodStirs is a baking subscription box, that ships baking mixes kits to your door!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: FoodStirs
The Cost: $19.99 per month with free shipping. Discounts are available for longer subscriptions
The Products: High quality, pre-made mixes with no preservatives or artificial ingredients.
Ships to: United States, but they have an international waitlist, so be sure to sign up if you’re interested!
Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and be sure to add FoodStirs to your subscription list or wishlist.
My April FoodStirs box was for ombre pancakes (this box is available for one time purchase in their store, here, or as a free trial here). I received one package of mix, and one package of dye to create the ombre effect! The mix called for milk, yogurt, eggs, and melted butter.
FoodStirs included a flower decoration (but only one – I guess only one person that is eating the pancakes is worthy of the flower!), and a pancake form to make consistently sized pancakes.
You’ll notice that I included my coffee in this picture – caffeine is an integral piece of my day, and there’s no way I’m cooking without any in my system! Here’s the mix with no dye so far. FoodStirs recommended that you split the pancake batter into three bowls, and dye each of them to the desired color. I thought it would be easier to make all the pale pink, then add more for the darker pink, and then add more for the darkest pink. Ain’t nobody got time to dirty that many dishes in the morning. My way worked well!
Here’s the pancake mold in action – I sprayed it with non-stick cooking spray as FoodStirs recommended, and it worked well to make perfectly sized pancakes. Would I do this all the time? Definitely not. For a pretty stack though, it was worth it.
Here’s the finished product! An pretty, ombre stack of pancakes with a delicious iced coffee. Not too bad, if I say so myself!
Verdict: I think I got about 12 pancakes out of the mix, so this would probably be enough for 4-6 people, depending on how many pancakes each person can eat. $19.99 seems a bit steep for pancake mix, but when you think about it in terms of each person, you’d be paying that much, or more out to breakfast.
The mix and instructions were super easy, and this would definitely be a fun activity to do with kids helping. I think it would be a great way to get them involved in the kitchen, and maybe even spark a passion that will last the rest of their lives!