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The Mantry Review – June 2013

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The Mantry Review - June 2013

The Mantry is a food subscription box service described as “the modern man’s pantry.” While the Mantry is geared toward men, it’s full of gourmet food everyone can enjoy – my boyfriend and I both really like this box! Plus, it arrives in a wooden crate! This month’s theme is Breakfast with Pops – they marketed this box as a great Father’s Day gift.

The Mantry Review - June 2013

Each box comes with a detailed explanation of each product – what makes it so awesome, why they picked it, and where it comes from. Most products are sourced from the U.S. and it’s always interesting to learn a little more about the people who make the delicious food!

The Mantry Review - June 2013

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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The Mantry Review - June 2013

Fresh Stone Ground Buckwheat Pancake Flour – Value $8?

Skillet Bacon Spread in Fennel & Black Pepper – Value $15

I had seen this bacon spread  on a few sites (I think on Joyus?) and I was very curious but never ended up purchasing it. Now that we’ve sampled it – I think we’ll be regular customers! My boyfriend spread it on buns for burgers and loved it! Mantry recommends serving it warm – mixed into hash browns or on a fried egg and avocado sandwich. I think I’ll make the hash browns this week!

The Mantry Review - June 2013

HalfPops – Value $4

Noble Maple Syrup in Tahitian Vanilla Bean & Egyptian Chamomile Blossom – Value $28

This is definitely a pricey little bottle of maple syrup – but I tried it yesterday and it’s amazing! There are actually chamomile blossoms floating in the syrup!

The Mantry Review - June 2013

Smith Variety Pack Teas – Value $15

Drunken Monkey Jam – Value $10

I receive so much tea in subscription boxes that I rarely get excited for it when I’m opening a box – but this tea collection is different. For one thing, the packaging is beautiful , and it’s a sampler of 12 of their popular flavors:

Fez, White Petal, Mao Feng Shui, Jasmine, Brahmin, Bungalow, Kandy, Lord Bergamot, Big Hibiscus, Meadow, Peppermint and Red Nectar.

Also, I learned that Steven Smith apparently the king of tea – before his namesake line of teas, he created Stash and Tazo teas!

I sampled the Drunken Monkey Jam in the first Fancy Food box – if you like bananas, you will love this jam! I need to try it on a PB&J sandwich next!

Verdict: The Mantry box is always one of my favorite boxes to open – I love it when my boyfriend and I are both equally excited about what’s in a subscription box! We paid $75 for this box and received about $80 worth of quality food products. Considering this is the first Mantry box where the total value is greater than what we paid – I’m very happy with the value! What do you think of the June 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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  1. This box looks like it would be awesome and I love the crate! My only issue is that one box costs more than 6 of my subscription boxes do in a month! It would be fun to try, but it is much to expensive for me to try, especially since the box usually (from what I have seen of your previous reviews) doesn’t even contain the value of what you paid. I’ll stick with boxes that cost less and give me double or triple the value of what I paid, thanks!

  2. I always wanted to try this box! It has such good items but I don’t want to pay $75 a month right now.

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