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The Taste Club Snack, Sample, and Pantry Box May 2016 FULL SPOILERS + 50% Off!

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We have full spoilers for the all of the May 2016 The Taste Club Boxes from Eat Feed Love.

Eat Feed Love now has 3 choices when joining the Taste Club: Sample Box ($22), Snack Box ($35), or Pantry Box ($45)

Use coupon code mysubscriptionaddiction to save 50% off your first month of the Sample Box, Snack Box, or the Pantry Box! (If you sign up in May, your first box will be the May box – boxes ship as you order).


 

The May Sample Box will include sample sizes of these items:

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East Shore Dipping Fudge

Why We Love It:

I love that something that comes in such a small jar can be packed with so many possibilities! This fudge is so creamy and delicious that I want to put it on everything. And the good news is it pretty much goes on everything! I’m a big sweet and salty fan so dipping salty pretzels in them without abandon is my favorite thing to do with this fudge! I also like pouring a spoonful of it into milk to make super satisfying and creamy chocolate milk. There are endless ways to use this fudge and I think the most exciting thing about it – besides the smooth and chocolate’y goodness taste – is figuring out all the creative things to do with it!

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Pork Clouds

Why We Love It:

I love this flavor of the Clouds! I was never a huge fan of pork rinds until I tried the Bacon’s Heir brand and now I am obsessed. My favorite thing about this snack is that you don’t feel incredibly unhealthy eating them. They aren’t oily or so salty that you feel like a giant bloat when you’re done devouring them. In fact, the salt is so minimal that you don’t even have to lick your fingers incessantly to self-groom like we do while eating most junky-type food. They don’t taste like junk food because it’s not. And same with the Rosemary as the salt – the herb is present enough to leave you with a savory and lightly lingering aftertaste but it doesn’t take over, it only leaves you wanting more. Which I really wish I had right now.

Cabernet and Cracked Pepper Jelly

Why We Love It:

I generally love anything that has the word “Cabernet” in it because it either refers to my favorite color – crimson red – or my favorite thing in the whole world – red wine. I also love anything that has the word “pepper” in it because, albeit it’s simplicity, it’s a spice that partners up perfectly with every flavor. That being said, this jelly really knocks it out the park for me. I tried making a caramelized onion dip with it, as suggested by the artisan who made it, and it was one of the most interesting and delicious things I’ve made in a while. The jelly combines so well with cheeses and garlic and spices that it’s surprisingly satisfying. And it’s fantastic for caramelizing anything. This jelly is a must try on it’s own but super fun to push the culinary envelope with and to use for testing adventurous recipes!

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Flowery Lavender Caramel

Why We Love It:

This aesthetically pleasing purple jar of caramel sauce caught my eye at first because of how lovely the packaging is. I am a sucker for anything purple, which is why I love Lavender and why I love this caramel sauce. Lavender can be an overwhelming taste so when I find food that’s infused with it I’m always a little skeptical. But this caramel was done perfectly. The hints of lavender are subtle and don’t overpower the sweetness of the caramel. Pouring this over some ice cream or morning waffles for a special breakfast is a great way to use this sauce. When I was done with the jar I cleaned it out and used it for a lavender spring vase!

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Peppermint Mints

Why We Love It:

I love these little mints! I used to be obsessed with those red and white striped peppermints that restaurants keep in bowls by the exit but now that I’ve tried these little fla-ver mint delights, they’re the only ones I want to eat. They’re so smooth and mild that you can eat an entire baggie of them without getting a stomach ache – and good thing, because the small bag is packed with what feels like a gloriously endless amount of mints inside. They’re awesome for a quick breath freshener but even better if you are a snacker out of boredom, like I am, and want something that wont fill you up or fill you out.

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Caramels

The Nashville Toffee Company story begins with family. Nashville native, Christina McCoy Cohn, grew up near her grandmother and great – grandmother. As a child, she would run between her house and theirs, which formed a triangle. Through summer breezes and oven – warmed winter kitchens, the grandmothers would share their tried and true recipes, their family stories and their love of cooking. From there the smell of cookies, candies, pies and holiday treats would fill the air, as well as Christina’s passion for baking. Years later, Christina became a massage therapist and used many of the recipes found in her grandmothers’ cookbooks to prepare treats and home-made candies to give her clients when they arrived for appointments. These recipes were a treasured part of her childhood and the foundation for something much bigger.

With husband George Cohn, the Nashville Toffee Company opened for business in 2003. As the great, great – grandson of Meier Werthan, an early businessman in 19th – century Nashville, George brought a unique corporate ingredient to their recipe for success. At Nashville Toffee Company much is done the same way Christina’s grandmothers did it. Everything is made by hand, in small batches, using only the finest, all natural ingredients. The recipes have been perfected over the years to create some of the best products on the market. Each recipe we make brings to you a commitment of freshness and quality, as well as a bit of grandmotherly love.


The May Snack Box will include these items:

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Sea Salt Split Peas

Why We Love It:

I love these peas because I thought I would absolutely hate them. Split Peas as a snack? Um, pass the Dorito’s, please. I don’t even like regular peas all that much. But seriously, these are amazing. Truly and honestly. At first bite they sort of tasted like a glorfied corn nut but without all the preservatives and nasty artificial powdery flavoring (sorry corn nuts, I loved you when I was ten). And, unlike a lot of snacky foods these are legitimately good for you. The high protein, gluten free, vegan, artificial free, etc etc declarations aren’t a mask for flavor because it actually has all of those things but with a truckload of taste. They’re awesome to keep in your purse or pocket of your jeans because they’re so small you can eat handfuls of them throughout the day. I recently used them as a substitute for croutons on my salad and declared myself a genius for it. I’m proud to have taken a chance on this yummy tribute to a humble legume. And you should too!

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Peppermint Mints

Why We Love It:

I love these little mints! I used to be obsessed with those red and white striped peppermints that restaurants keep in bowls by the exit but now that I’ve tried these little fla-ver mint delights, they’re the only ones I want to eat. They’re so smooth and mild that you can eat an entire baggie of them without getting a stomach ache – and good thing, because the small bag is packed with what feels like a gloriously endless amount of mints inside. They’re awesome for a quick breath freshener but even better if you are a snacker out of boredom, like I am, and want something that wont fill you up or fill you out.

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Asiago Black Pepper Cheesy Puffs

Why We Love It:

There are so many things I love about these cheesy puffs that I don’t know where to begin. I’ll start with the fact that they are GIANT. And when things are outrageously delicious, such as these, size matters. The bag itself is big but I would say it’s common knowledge that bags lie and once you open them you realize they’re like 80% air and 20% chip. Not these! There are a ton of them inside and, even better news, the actual puffs themselves are 4 inches long and could take down a Cheeto in one bite. I’m also both astounded and admirable that the founder, Jack Kuo, decided to come up with an artisal cheesy puff, a snack that is known for being mass produced and full of artificial flavoring. No hate on Cheeto’s – they, too, are delicious and hold a spot in the child in me that likes to wipe orange powder on things – but these puffs are hands down my new favorite snack and a full blown obsession.

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Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Why We Love it:

There’s nothing I love more than feeling like a kid and there is something about Marshmallows that does just that. I don’t know if it’s their airy fluffiness or the soft chewy cotton-like texture – or maybe it reminds me of the only thing that I ever liked about camping, which was making S’mores over a fire – but whatever it is, these marshmallows make me feel super happy and childlike. And the taste!! These are unequivocally the best marshmallows I’ve ever had. They melt in your mouth without leaving that pasty cotton-mouth residue that a lot of marshmallows leave behind. And when you make S’mores with them (which I did) they taste like pure melted frosting! I don’t think adults get enough opportunities in their daily lives to just kick back and throw back some marshmallows and with these delicious and pretty little past-time treats, this is the time!

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Hot Chocolate Almonds

Why We Love It:

I wasn’t sure what I was going to get when I opened this bag of Mexican Hot Chocolate Almonds but I was happy when they tasted exactly like I wanted them to: like I was drinking hot chocolate with a cinnamon stick straw made of almonds. Somehow all of the flavors of the chocolate and cinnamon and almond come through evenly in every nut and the complexity of taste is super exciting! They’re really good as a topping for Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. And beer. SO good with beer. The artisan of this company created his spiced nuts with the intention of pairing them with beer so – out of the respect for the artisan, of course – I paired these chocolate almonds with a nice cold Stone IPA and just like that, my new favorite Sunday Funday snack was Born!

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Classic Tennessee Toffee

Why We Love It:

This toffee is love at first bite. I wasn’t entirely sure if I liked toffee or not because I haven’t had enough of it in my lifetime to have a valid opinion. That being said, I now feel confident in saying that I am a true toffee lover. This Tennessee Toffee is so good it makes me drool. My advice is that it should not be eaten on a date or in front of anyone you are trying to impress because if you like it as much as I do it will be like watching an episode of When Animals Attack. There’s a shelf life of two months but that’s a pretty insignificant fact because the bag doesn’t stand a chance for more than an hour. SO. GOOD.


 

The May Pantry Box will include these items:

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Vanilla Rose Ceylon Tea

Why We Love It:

I love love love tea and this Vanilla Rose tea in particular has become one of my favorites. For one, it’s gorgeous. It comes in these super cute tin cans that I leave out on my counter instead of shoving it in my pantry because it makes me happy when I walk into my kitchen and see it. The picture of the red rose on the front of the tin reminds me of Spring and puts a smile on my face. And the beauty keeps going: the individual and delicately packaged tea bags are transparent so you can see the bright and elegant petals inside. It’s very calming to have such a lovely-looking cup of tea and it makes the whole drinking experience that much more relaxing. The flowery taste itself is also incredibly warm and tranquil and is perfect for one of those busy days when you just need to sit down with a nice cup of tea and unwind.

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Flowery Lavender Caramel

Why We Love It:

This aesthetically pleasing purple jar of caramel sauce caught my eye at first because of how lovely the packaging is. I am a sucker for anything purple, which is why I love Lavender and why I love this caramel sauce. Lavender can be an overwhelming taste so when I find food that’s infused with it I’m always a little skeptical. But this caramel was done perfectly. The hints of lavender are subtle and don’t overpower the sweetness of the caramel. Pouring this over some ice cream or morning waffles for a special breakfast is a great way to use this sauce. When I was done with the jar I cleaned it out and used it as a lavender spring vase!

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Nectarine and Rosemary Jam

Why We Love It:

This jam is deceiving because when you twist open the little gold top and take a whiff, it doesn’t smell the way I believe jam is supposed to smell. There is a bit of a bitter odor to it which confused me at first – but when I stuck my spoon in there and took my first bite, I was blown away by how different (and how much better) the taste was than the smell! The artisans really knew what they were doing here because the amount of Rosemary is perfectly blended with the fruity flavor of the Nectarine and there wasn’t an overwhelming flavor on either end. It is absolutely delicious with soft cheese and our kitchen staff put together some amazing cream cheese turnovers with this jam! My favorite way to pair up this jam is with goat cheese and a rye crisp along a cup of nice hot tea and lemon.

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Lavender Infused Simple Syrup

Why We Love It:

I love everything Lavender, from the color to the taste to what it represents, all of it. Purple is the color of royalty so it’s only natural to feel like a Princess or a Queen when handling something purple or, in the case of this delicious syrup, eating something purple. I definitely felt a little Princess Kate when sipping on the lavender lemonade I made with this. I lacked only her wardrobe. And that Prince. And the castle. But I had the syrup! It’s actually one of the best tasting infused syrups I’ve tried. There is even a slight lemony aroma that jumps out of the bottle when you open it, making it seem lighter and fresher than most mainstream syrups. It’s really amazing as a sugar substitute for tea or a sweet cocktail like a “Lavender Collins” with Gin. Refreshing! I also believe that anything that comes from Northern California’s Wine Country is automatically delicious because, well, after all, it’s where wine is made so they know what they’re doing.

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Meyer Lemon Cookies

Why We Love It:

I love the deception and then the satisfying surprise of these cookies. First of all, they’re not cookies. Surprise! They are wafers. And, at first sight they look very plain, bland and boring. Surprise! They are actually super scrumptious and have a burst of zesty lemony flavors to them. I love how light they are because you don’t have to stop eating them once you’ve had one, or two or ten and they won’t make you feel full or heavy like most sweet treats tend to do. They’re also incredibly versatile. You can eat them on their own just fine but they’re also awesome to crunch up and sprinkle on ice cream or to stack on top of each other with chocolate in the middle to make a 7-layer wafer cake! The ideas are endless and I wish the wafers were, too.

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Rose Water

Why We Love It:

What first caught my eye about this Rose Water was how beautiful the bottle is. It looks like a little home good’s decorative knick-knack from that adorable store we all love, “Anthropology.” It’s very perky and floral and dainty looking and brightens up any room in the house – it’s in my kitchen so I don’t forget to use it. And then, of course, there is the quality of taste. I have attempted to make rose water many times myself and it’s always a bust. It’s either tastes too much like eating a flower, or it’s not floral enough and just tastes like dirty water, or I just give up half way in because it’s too much effort. I love having this Rose Water on hand because it further adorablizes my kitchen and also adds a perfect level of sweetness to my baking and to my morning tea. Free Advice: It is concentrated so I would advise pouring in just a little it of a time as to not over-do it. I’ve made this mistake before with several rose waters and you don’t want your cookies to taste like a garden. Or maybe you do. I don’t.

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Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. How many items come in each box?

  2. These look really good, but I’m not sure if the value is there without checking prices.

  3. Hi Liz,
    I tired the code and it is not working

  4. Oh gosh I want all of these!

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