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Mantry Review – Gourmet Food Subscription Box – July 2013

Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

Mantry is a gourmet food subscription service that sources their food from local artisan makers primarily in the US. Two of the things that set Mantry apart? 1) They ship their boxes in wooden crates. 2) This food subscription is geared toward men. It’s the priciest food subscription box I know of, but with the packaging and curation, it definitely is a special box. We’ve been subscribing for a few months now and I’m very happy with the food quality and selection. (I just wish they could get their price down a little or offer a discount if you sign up for a 6-month subscription!)

Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

The first thing I noticed when I opened the box is that they have upgraded the wooden crates! I guess it’s more of a wooden box now. I like the redesign a lot, and this box will definitely get reused for storage.

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.

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Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

Each box comes with a card detailing the products, including a few recipe suggestions, and giving the backgrounds on the producers of the food! This month’s theme is “Indian Summer.”

Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

Chop Butchery Curry Salami – Value $10

Carolina Plantation Aromatic Rice – Value $5.20

After reading about how amazing this rice smells and tastes, I had to make it with a stir fry for dinner. It’s definitely delicious, and I’m glad there are multiple servings in this bag!

Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

Tipu’s Organic Original Chai Black Tea Concentrate – Value $20?

Granola Lab Tamarind Fusion – Value $9

I couldn’t find the exact value of this black tea concentrate – it looks like the company is phasing out this bottle in attempts to become more eco-friendly. I’m happy to see it’s organic and vegan though – can’t wait to try it!

Mantry Review - Gourmet Food Subscription Box - July 2013

Calcutta Kitchen Coconut & Fresh Coriander Summer Sauce $10

Calcutta Kitchen Makhani Tikka Summer Sauce – $10

Verdict: Mantry boxes are always full of delicious food, and items I probably would normally never splurge on, but once they are in my Mantry box I can’t wait to try them! I paid $75 for this box and received about $65 worth of product. This is a very heavy box to ship, and the wooden box is definitely something I will keep and use for storage, so I’m OK with the value. Obviously I would love it if they had a cheaper option, but I will keep subscribing for now! What do you think of the July Mantry 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!

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Comments (2)

  1. I am not sure if this one gets better? $75 for Indian food…not our thing!

  2. My Mantry came with a card advising that I had received a handmade, limited edition, eastern white pine crate this month. I received crate number 47 of 250. I presume Mantry will go back to regular boxes next month.

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