FoodStirs Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 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
COUPON: Use code WELCOME to save 15% off your order!
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!
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The July box was for Movie Night Cupcakes. I needed greek yogurt, butter, and an egg on hand!
The box included vegan marshmallows, the cupcake mix, the frosting mix, super cute cupcake liners, and yellow sprinkles.
First, I added the butter and greek yogurt to the bowl to cream together, then added the egg, and then added the cupcake mix. It came together quickly. I used my cookie scoop to fill the cupcake liners, and then placed them on a baking sheet to place in the oven.
My cupcakes fell when they came out of the oven, but it was my fault – I didn’t check them when I pulled them out to ensure that they were fully baked through in the 18 minutes the recipe recommended. Since oven temperatures always vary and cook at different rates, it’s always a good idea to insert a toothpick to see if they’re done all the way through!
Because of this, and the fact that the marshmallows were melted together into an inseparable mess, I deviated from the recipe a bit here. Instead of mixing the marshmallows into the frosting, I filled the sunken part of my cupcakes with the frosting (which I made with the frosting mix, butter, and greek yogurt), then added the marshmallows on top, and then the sprinkles. I think they came out pretty cute for a few errors along the way!
Verdict: This was a fun project, and the cupcakes tasted pretty good. I have a hunch that they use the same mix pretty much for all of their cakes/cupcakes/etc. because they all taste similar. I’m still not a huge fan of the greek yogurt in the frosting, but it’s becoming more palatable for me.
I still think the value for these boxes is low – $20 for six cupcakes is insanely high for homemade cupcakes. That’s $3.33 per cupcake! Outside of that, these are always a fun project, and would be really fun to complete with kids learning how to bake!
Have you tried FoodStirs yet?