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Mantry Box Review – Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes – May 2013

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Mantry Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes - May 2013

The Mantry is definitely one of our splurge subscription boxes – it’s $75 a month, but so far we really enjoy discovering new foods and having an awesome wooden crate shipped to our door! The Mantry is marketed as “the modern man’s pantry” subscription service, but considering it’s just food – I enjoy it as much as my boyfriend! May’s Mantry theme is Smoke and Whiskey – almost everything has bourbon in it! (Check out my review of the April Mantry box too!)

The Box: Mantry

The Cost: $75

The Products: The Modern Man’s Pantry: a Food of the Month Club that helps you discover American artisan food.

Mantry Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes - May 2013

Bourbon Smoked Peppercorns – Value $9

Vermont Smoke and Cure Summer Sausage – Value $7

I think my boyfriend was the most excited about the Summer Sausage in this box. I didn’t get a chance to try it yet- but he said it was pretty good. (So far no subscription box meat has come close to Slant Shack Jerky for him!)

Mantry Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes - May 2013

Fat Toad Farm Salted Bourbon Goat’s Milk Caramel – Value $10

Wondermade Bourbon Marshmallows – Value $7.50

I wish I could eat the caramel – I bet it is amazing over ice cream! I’ve had Wondermade Marshmallows before and love them – their flavors are amazing (I sampled lavender and rose raspberry before).

Mantry Box Review - Monthly Gourmet Food Subscription Boxes - May 2013

Bourbon Nib Brittle – $13

WoodFord Reserve Sorghum Vinaigrette Dressing – Value $10

I am so excited about this salad dressing – it’s a unique flavor I wouldn’t come across at my local grocery store, and it’s perfect timing for summer salads! Oh, and this box was full of delicious looking items I couldn’t eat because of dairy – but my boyfriend confirmed that this Brittle was delicious!

Verdict: The value of this box came to about $57. I wish the value was a little closer to the $75 I paid, but I’m definitely happy with the food and the packaging. Do you subscribe to Mantry? What did you think of the May Box?

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.


  1. Ugh. I’m definitely not a fan of boxes that have value less than price, and especially at a $75 price point. Holy moly. Bourbon barrel foods have been big here is Louisville for a while, we’ve kept this pepper and the salt in our pantry since long before the line was picked up by William Sonoma! And that dressing is great, too! 🙂

    • Yeah, I absolutely agree, and it seems like every month’s Mantry seems to do this. I get that the crate probably costs some money, but honestly, I’d rather get sent a cardboard box with stuff that has equal value to what I paid for the subscription over a wooden novelty crate.

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