Hatchery Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
Hatchery is a small-batch ingredient and condiment subscription that sends sample-sized products from independent makers across the United States.
Deliveries include “a variety of spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, baking ingredients, and cocktail mixers.”
The packaging is beautiful, and each item comes individually wrapped in brown paper.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Hatchery
The Cost: $25 per month
COUPON: Get your first box for $10 with code MSA10!
The Products: “Small-batch ingredients and condiments, sourced from independent makers across the country.”
Ships to: US, its territories, and APO Boxes.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Hatchery includes a fold-out card with each box that provides information about each product and its maker.
The card also includes pricing information, serving suggestions, and product qualities.
For every product, Hatchery also provides a “chef-inspired recipe using this sample.”
Dress it Up Dressing Champagne Vinaigrette (1 oz.?)- $1.03?
This dressing is made from EVOO, Champagne vinegar, mustard, and garlic. I love the way this is packaged, and I think it’ll be perfect to toss into a packed lunch the next time I make a salad. Hatchery recommends drizzling it over a caprese salad, which sounds delicious!
Pink House Alchemy Lavender Syrup (2 oz.)- $2
Pink House Alchemy crafts their lavender syrup using only pure cane sugar and whole lavender flowers. I love floral flavors, and I think I’m going to add this syrup to my next batch of homemade lemonade!
Saint Lucifer Spice #11 (.5 oz.?)- $1.67?
Saint Lucifer’s Spice #11 is kind of like a powdered hot sauce- how cool is that? It’s made from habanero peppers, using an extraction process that removes all of the liquid from the peppers.
It can be added into crab cakes, stirred into a Bloody Mary, or sprinkled over deviled eggs.
Formosa Habanero Hot Sauce (1.7 oz.)- $2.38
Last month’s Hatchery box also included a sample of Formosa hot sauce. I enjoyed the Jalapeño flavor I was sent in March, so I was excited to try this one. It has a lovely complex flavor that comes from the mix of habanero peppers, sweet tomatillos, and vinegar.
Sweet Revenge Coconut Flower Nectar (4 oz.)- $2.25
This low-glycemic, all-natural sweetener is made from harvested coconut flower nectar that’s dried to create fine, sweet crystals that can be used just like real sugar.
Just like real sugar, the nectar crystals melt, so they can be used in baking, syrups, and cocktails!
Verdict: I think Hatchery is a great way to discover and sample new condiments and ingredients from small American producers, and I absolutely love that they come up with recipe suggestions for every item they send. The packaging is beautiful, and I really like the products that were included in this box. Unfortunately, though, this is not a high value box. The total estimated value of the items I received comes in around $9 (give or take, since I’ve estimated some of the product sizes), which is very low considering the $25 cost of the box. It would be great to see a higher value in future boxes.
Do you like sampling new condiments and ingredients? Have you tried Hatchery?