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Fancy Food Box Subscription Review – May 2014

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Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May

The Fancy Food Box is one of the original Fancy subscription boxes. Every month they send full size gourmet food items, and usually a kitchen item. Fancy kindly sent me this box to review.

Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Fancy Food Box

The Cost: $39 a month plus shipping

The Products: Gourmet and specialty food and snacks.

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Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May 2014 Info

This month Fancy has been updating their cards to these fold out version – I like it! (They also included recipe cards for Parmesan Herbed Polenta with Scarpetta Tuscan Vodka Sauce and Grace ‘n’ Love Old World Chicken).

Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May 2014 Cookies

Grey Ghost Bakery Lemon Sugar Cookies – Value $9

Sfoglini Pasta Shop Pasta Trumpets – Value $7

These sugar cookies got rave reviews from everyone who tried them, and I love that Fancy often includes local specialty shop food from New York. This pasta from brooklyn is made with organic ingredients, and they even have a pasta of the month club!

Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May 2014 Cookbook

Saveur Easy Italian – Value $13

New York Naturals Kale Krackers in “Cheezy” Dill – Value $8

I really like these Kale Krackers! (I should disclose that I haven’t eaten gluten or dairy in a very long time, so I may have slightly different standards than someone who is eating say cheese its?) I like that Kale is still the first ingredient, but these are different than Kale chips, which is a nice change!

Fancy Food Box Subscription Review - May 2014 Sauce

Genovese Truffle Pesto – Value $8

Scapetta Tuscan Vodka Sauce – Value $7

I love how simple the ingredient list is for this Scarpetta tomato sauce. I may try a few of their other sauces – it is surprisingly difficult to find a tomato sauce at my grocery store that doesn’t have sugar as an ingredient!

Verdict: I love it when boxes have themes, and I think the Italian dinner theme of this box is fantastic. This box is full of brands that are new to us, and everything looks delicious (I only wish there were more items I could eat!).  This box has a value of about $52. I find that usually food boxes don’t have incredible values compared to the cost of the box, but I’m very happy with the curation of this box, and I think the Fancy Food box is a good value especially if you want to discover new gourmet foods each month.

What did you think of the Italian dinner 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. Liz I absolutely love your website, I look forward to emails from you everyday, even though you have gotten me soooo off my budget. I thank you and appreciate all the info you provide. I think you have the best subscription box info in very easy and appealing to use format. I just wanted you to know how much you are appreciated. I also am curious of your opinion when you use the truffle pesto because I LOVE pesto.I also received the Grey ghost cookies in a treatise box and they are very tasty with a glass of ice cold milk mmmm good.

    • Thank you SO much! That means a lot to me 🙂

      Unfortunately since the pesto has dairy in it I wasn’t able to try it (and I love pesto!). My mom loves pesto too, so I’m going to gift this to her and see what she thinks!

  2. This was my favorite fancy food box yet! Completely justified my subscription. I’m going to be clearing out my subscriptions and canceling a bunch soon, but this is a keeper for sure!

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