FoodStirs Subscription Box Review – May 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!
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The May box was for a frosted chocolate chip cookie cake. I received an email saying that I needed to have butter, an egg, and greek yogurt on hand. They shipped me the loaf pan you see above, a piping tip (large star), and a piping bag.
Here’s the mix for the cake and the frosting, and the chocolate chips.
I mixed melted butter, an egg, and the cake mix together, and then added in the chocolate chips. I greased my loaf pan that they sent, and threw it in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes. FoodStirs recommended 25-27 minutes, but mine took at least ten minutes past that, if not more. That’s a bit unusual for my oven – I usually take things out either right on time or slightly early.
Don’t you just love that Pinterest fail cake up there? There’s an explanation. The vanilla frosting that they sent called for melted butter and greek yogurt. I added the amounts called for, and my frosting was more the consistency of icing. In addition to that, there wasn’t nearly enough to frost my cake like the website, or the card showed. On top of all of that, the frosting is definitely not even close to the best I’ve ever tasted. The greek yogurt flavor definitely came through, and I just wasn’t impressed with the flavor of it all together. It is pretty disappointing, because the cake part is delicious! But I guess it’s good for my scale that I ruined the cake with the frosting – because I’m definitely not eating this. I will say that my friend tried it and didn’t think it was bad. She said: “You can tell it’s not homemade, it tastes a little artificial.”
Verdict: I enjoyed the cake part of this, but I can’t force myself to eat the frosting. I should have listened to my gut and made my own frosting, but then I wouldn’t have an accurate review for you all. I hope you have better luck with yours this month if you subscribe to FoodStirs! (I recommend using your favorite buttercream frosting recipe…sans greek yogurt.)
As far as value goes, you could make this cake at home for cheaper than purchasing this box. Yes, I did get a piping tip, so there’s that…I’ve been wanting a big star tip, so I will definitely use it. I have mixed feelings about this box so far. The pancakes I received last month were good, but not worth the price tag, and this month, the cake was good but the frosting was not, and it is also not worth the price tag.
Have you tried FoodStirs yet? What do you think?