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Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014

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Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May

Mantry is a subscription box that describes itself as “the modern man’s pantry.” Each month they ship your gourmet food in their signature wooden crate.

Mantry kindly sent me this box to review.

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Items

The Subscription 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.

Check out all of my Mantry reviews and the Food Subscription Box Directory!

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Campfire

This month’s theme is Campfire Cookout.

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Info

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing each of the producers behind the food included and where they come from.

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Coffee

Just Cook Herbed Coffee Rub – Value $8.50

Vermont Smoke and Cure Summer Sausage – Value $7

This coffee rub is delicious – but a word of caution if you are sensitive to caffeine like I am: do not use it for late dinners! (Both my husband and I were awake at 3 am the other night wondering why we couldn’t sleep when it dawned on us that we had eaten caffeinated burgers!)

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Bacon

Broadbent’s Hickory Smoked Country Bacon – Value $7.50

Bourbon Nib Brittle – Value $13

We’ve received bacon from Mantry before and it’s always amazing, so I’m excited to try this batch!

Mantry Food Subscription Box Review – May 2014 Salsa

Soberdough Brew Bread – Value $8

La Fundidora Fuego Salsa – Value $9

I should have been surprised based on the name – but this salsa is spicy! A little goes a LONG way for me!

Verdict: This month’s box has a value of about $53. I think I say this in all my Mantry reviews – but this is definitely not a box for a great retail-value. It is however I think a great curated box, and a really well-packaged way to discover new brands across the country. And of course I think it makes a great gift – both the food and the presentation are fantastic.

What do you think of the May 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!

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. Do you know you are quoted on the front page of their website!?

  2. Oh my gosh! Lobe the crate. Does this arrive in the crate or does the crate come inside a box? Is the label on the bottom?

    • The crate comes in a box.

  3. Chilli to compliment the Vermont s….. what are you hungry for

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