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Carnivore Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017

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Carnivore Club October 2017 Parma Sausage Box

Carnivore Club is a subscription box that sends a curated package of artisanal cured meats from around the world.

Open Carnivore Club October 2017 Parma Sausage box

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.


They also know what they are doing with packaging! Everything came in this gorgeous red box that I am tempted to keep around to repurpose!

"Open For Meat" sticker "don't be an animal. please recycle"

They even get a little cheeky. I love it.

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.)

group shot of Carnivore Club October Parma Sausage 2017

The Subscription Box: Carnivore Club

The Cost: $50 per month with a recurring subscription. (Single boxes can be purchased for $55.)

COUPON: Use code DELICIOUS to save 10% off your first box!

The Products: Artisanal cured meats from around the world.

Ships to: U.S. (Note that Carnivore Club also operates clubs in Canada, Europe, and the UK.)

Good to know: Carnivore Club says that all of the meats they send are cured and shelf stable for at least a month; however, they recommend refrigerating everything immediately after receipt to maintain quality and increase shelf life.

Check out all of our Carnivore Club Reviews and visit the Food Subscription Box Directory to find other meat-centric subscription boxes!

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Carnivore Club October Parma Sausage 2017 pamphlet

Carnivore Club includes a booklet that lists the shipment’s featured producers and details what’s inside the box, with some ideas about pairings and more. When I opened the box, I was delighted to see a familiar name, Parma Sausage, from right here in Pittsburgh!

Carnivore Club October Parma Sausage 2017 open pamphlet

The names of the sausages in the booklet don’t exactly match up the names on the packages, but I’m hoping to pick up my own tasting notes as I eat. I noticed they have a key which includes “Spicy” and “Not Vegan”. Hahaha. No vegan offerings in the box this time. 😉

back of Carnivore Club October Parma Sausage 2017 pamphlet

The back has a couple of drink pairings as well as instructions on how to win $100 credit by tagging your photo on social media.

There’s a card that announces last month’s winner with their photo and caption.

Now let’s dig into the meats!

Mild Soppresata from Parma Sausage in package Nutritional Facts for Mild Soppresata from Parma Sausage Mild Soppresata from Parma Sausage sliced on a cutting board

Mild Sopressata – Buy a .75 lb. piece for $14.25

This is a super nice low-key sopressata where you can taste the black pepper and the slightest bit of garlic included. I chomped on this with some mozzarella and crackers for a mild experience. A meat like this is a staple for any charcuterie board so you can please people that don’t have a more complex palette for spicier things.

Salami Rustico from Parma Sausage in package Nutritional facts for Salami Rustico from Parma Sausage Salami Rustico from Parma Sausage sliced on a cutting board

Salami Rustico – Buy a .75 lb. piece for $14.25

The booklet considers this salami a gateway to spicier salamis even though this one is still quite mild. Once I swallowed my first bite, I felt a slight bit of black pepper creep up on me, so I can see what they’re saying. Wine and extra garlic are a couple of the ingredients here, which is why it’s so tasty! It’d be really great on an Italian hoagie!!

Calabrese Style Salami from Parma Sausage in package Nutritional Facts for Calabrese Style Salami from Parma Sausage package Calabrese Style Salami from Parma Sausage sliced on cutting board

Calabrese Style Salami – Buy a .75 lb piece for $14.25

This has a slightly more fibrous texture than the other meats. I’m not as into this one as the others, but I can’t put my finger on why. There’s nothing too out of the ordinary here besides some paprika which probably gives it a darker red color. I think I’d pair this with some salty olives to get a bit more going on.

Cacciatore Salami from Parma Sausage in package Nutritional Facts for Cacciatore Salami from Parma Sausage Cacciatore Salami from Parma Sausage sliced on a cutting board

Cacciatore Salami – Buy a .75 lb. piece for $14.25

This one was the first to get demolished when I opened it up, so that should speak to its flavor. You can see the flecks of black pepper and some nice marbling. More marbling = more fat = more yummy natural flavor. Pair this with some dry red wine or a sharp cheese to balance out that fatty flavor.

Picante Veneto Style Sopressa from Parma Sausage in package Back of Picante Veneto Style Sopressa from Parma Sausage package Picante Veneto Style Sopressa from Parma Sausage sliced on a cutting board

Picante Veneto Style Sopressa

Oooh- you can tell my those red flakes that this is going to be a spicy little guy. As soon as you taste this you can start feeling the heat creep in and it gets a little hotter over time. This would pair really well with a goat cheese to mellow it out a bit so you aren’t struggling with the spice.

Verdict: At $50 a box for Carnivore Club, I received five really nice size hunks of cured meat which would be more than enough for a party spread. Even though I can pop dahn to the strip to visit Parma Sausage anytime, I loved seeing a hometown favorite featured so that people can taste a bit of a Pittsburgh staple. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Sadly, no. Sign up today to receive December’s Box featuring New England Charcuterie. 

Coupon – Use code DELICIOUS to save 10% off your first box!

Value Breakdown: At $50 for this box, you are paying approximately $10 per meat.

What did you think of this month’s Carnivore Club

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, anything kawaii, and all things food. She is also proudly the unofficial “Meat Editor” of My Subscription Addiction.

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.

5 Comments

  1. Vegan diets are abundant with vitamins B1, C, and E, folic acid, magnesium, and iron while also being low in cholesterol and saturated fats. A plant-based vegan diet can reduce the risk of mortality from conditions such as: Type 2 diabetes & cardiovascular disease.

    • Cool. But this is about a meat subscription where meat lovers are going to enjoy cured meats. A Vegan diet also usually lacks sufficient amounts of vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K2, vitamin b12, and iron. It also can increase your bodies production of estrogen due to the amount of soy in the diet.
      In short, leave the vegan propaganda at the door when you come to a review about charcuterie.

      • Yes! Thank you Jessica.

    • Mmmmm meat.

      That should say SOME vegan diets are rich and/or low in those things. Since I know a couple of “vegans” that live on junk food, it’s certainly not all.

      • Oreos are vegan. Maybe I should only have Oreos in my diet and then watch my odds of type two diabetes and heart disease go down.

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