Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014

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Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May

The Hatchery Tasting Box is a brand new subscription that sends you gourmet condiments, sauces, spreads, etc. each month. 

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 First Look

Hatchery kindly sent me this box to review.

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Packaging

(I took a photo of their packaging since it is a big improvement over the last box I samples. No more sticky bubble wrap that pulls the labels off the food items!)

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Hatchery Tasting Box

The Cost: $20 a month

The Products: Each box includes a hand selected combination of ingredients, such as: condiments, spreads, cooking sauces, jams, honeys, syrups, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings and specialty baking ingredients.

Check out all of my Hatchery reviews and the Food Subscription Box Directory for similar boxes!

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Info

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing the items included, and profiles the makers behind the items. (I was also happy to see that on every product they include dietary info like: gluten-free, peanut-free, vegan, no sugar added, etc.)

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Recipe

On the back of the card is a recipe for Maple Beet Ravioli with Chive Butter featuring the Tonewood Maple Flakes from the box.

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Fig

Tonewood Maple Flakes

ofig California Balsamic Vinegar

Hatchery also provides recipes for each sample you receive on their website – for this sample size of Balsamic Vinegar they recommend the Spring Salad with Burrata.

Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – May 2014 Mustard

Murphys Mustard Co. Motherlode

Two Snooty Chefs Seattle Seasoning Salt

I’ve sampled Two Snooty Chefs seasonings before and they are great, so I’ll be using this one the next time I roast chicken! (We loved this mustard too).


Delta Blue Blueberries Organic Fruit Spread

Glicco’s Arrabbiata Pasta Gravy 

Low sugar + organic = exactly what I look for in jams/jellies, so this fruit spread is a hit, and I was happy to see that this pasta sauce is dairy-free, I’ll be using it next time I need a quick dinner for myself!

Verdict: I think that this Tasting Box is an excellent subscription or gift for anyone who loves to cook. Almost all of these brands are new to me, and it is very evident that a ton of thought and curation went into putting this box together. (I love that they have a recipe for each sample size of item). I didn’t put a value on these items this time since some of them aren’t marked in size, and also because none of them are available for purchase in the sample sizes. I think this box is less about retail value, and more about trying out new cooking ingredients you may not come across otherwise.

What do you think of the May Hatchery Tasting 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 Comment

  1. I tried them in May, but I wasn’t a huge fan. Also, my box was completely different. Is that normal?
    I got some beef rub, salt caramel syrup, olive oils, and spicy ketchup (which was the one item I was excited to try and it only had about a teaspoon in it, literally. I was disappointed!)

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