Carnivore Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon- August 2016
Carnivore Club sends artisanal cured meats from around the world.
Each month’s box is themed around a different producer that specializes in a particular style of cured meat. Boxes feature everything from French charcuterie and Italian salumi to Spanish chorizo and South African biltong.
All of the featured meats are cured and shelf stable for at least a month; however, Carnivore Club recommends that subscribers keep their boxes in the fridge to maintain product quality and increase shelf life.
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: Carnivore Club
The Cost: $50 per month with a recurring subscription. (Single boxes can be purchased for $55.)
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: Artisanal cured meats from around the world.
Ships to: US (Note that Carnivore Club also operates clubs in Canada, Europe, and the UK.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Carnivore Club includes a brochure that provides information about the shipment’s featured producer(s) and details the month’s meats.
I also received a coupon for Hello Fresh.
Long Beach Jerky Co. Combo Pack– $19.99 (on sale for $14.99)
This 3-pack of jerky contains the following flavors: Buffalo Wing, Spicy Teriyaki, and Gramps Original. I tried Gramps Original first, and I really enjoyed the mild, classic flavor. Buffalo Wing is made with homemade wing sauce, and the flavor is tangy and bold. Long Beach Jerky Co. recommends pairing this jerky with “beer and football. And beer.” The Spicy Teriyaki starts out sweet and then turns very spicy. I’m a fan of spicy jerky, so this one was my favorite!
I don’t often think of pork sticks as being gourmet (I’m looking at you, Slim Jim), but these are the real deal. Good pork is packed in natural casings and then smoked over hickory and apple woods. Petite Pierre is flavored with juniper and sea salt, and Kleine Schweine is made with caraway and coriander. Both are smoky, salty, and delicious.
Olympic Provisions describes summer sausage as a “go-anywhere” and “pair with anything” food. The sausage is spiced with mustard and garlic. The red outer layer is a wax coating. (Can you see the white strip on the side of the sausage? When the box arrived, the wax coating was stuck to the inside of the box. Luckily, the meat itself was not affected.)
This sausage was juicy and mild, and I think I’ll pack some for my next picnic. Summer sausage is great with crackers and cheese!
Verdict: I’m really impressed by the quality, quantity, and flavor of the meats I received in this month’s Carnivore Club box. I like that this box contained a mix of jerky and sausage, and I enjoyed sampling the different items. In terms of value, if I purchased the items in this box individually it would cost me $43 ($37 if I use the sale price of the jerky pack). Considering the $50 cost of the box, that’s a little low, but I think it’s important to point out that I’ve received previous Carnivore Club boxes that are higher in value.
What do you think of Carnivore Club? Have you tried any of the products featured this month?