Hatchery Tasting Box Subscription Review – July 2014

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Hatchery Food Subscription Box Review - July

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

Hatchery Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Packaging

Hatchery kindly sent me this box to review.

Hatchery Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: Hatchery Tasting Box

The Cost: $25 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 Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Recipe

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 Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Jam

Diane’s Sweet Heat Mango Habanero Jam – 1.5 oz Value $2

Saucy Sister Virgin Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Sauce – 2 oz Value $2.75

This Mango Habanero Jam is spicy! A little goes a long way so I was able to use this jar to marinate our chicken dinner!

Hatchery Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Truffle

Arette Tea Seed Oil – 1 oz Value $1

Empire Mayonnaise White Truffle – 1 oz Value $2

We’ve tried Empire Mayonnaise before, and I really like that their flavors are noticeable but not overpowering. I think I might try this mayo with the Hatchery recipe for Tempura String Beans with White Truffle Mayo dip!

Hatchery Food Subscription Box Review - July 2014 Spice

Whole Spice Paella Spice Mix – Value $5?

Bill’s Best Original BBQ Sauce – 2 oz? Value $2?

I was planning on making vegetable paella after seeing a recipe in a magazine, so this spice will cut out a few steps for me!

Verdict: I think this is a great subscription for anyone who loves to cook. I love that Hatchery has so many recipes featuring all of the items in the box. This isn’t a high value box – I think it’s about $15 worth of items, but it is a great way to try out new products without committing to full-size versions. I would like to see them get the value a little higher though.

What do you think of Hatchery?

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!

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Hatchery Tasting Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| 5 comments


  1. What a waste of money! My daughter got me a 6 month subscription for Christmas for $150.00. What a shame!! The amounts are TINY!! and they come with only 1 recipe per ingredient…if that recipe doesn’t appeal to you, well then, too bad! Also, invariably the recipes are not correct. For ex: “Huevos rancheros with Cotija Cheese, Avocado, and Cilantro” doesn’t call for ANY cheese! The recipe for “Morrocan-Style Chicken with Apricots and Olives” calls for 1/2 cup of flat-leaf parsley, plus more for garnish, plus 1/2 cup cilantro – but doen’t say what to do with them! Not that these things can’t be figured out – but REALLY?! Also that same recipe calls for 3 TBSP of the Far East Spain Blend spice they included in the box – but they only included about 1 TBSP!!

  2. I got my first box today and was a bit disappointed in the tiny sizes of everything. Also, even though it is six months later, my box contained the salted caramel sauce and the habanero jam.

    I got this as part of a three month subscription through Living Social back in December. Judging by this, I will definitely not be continuing.

    • I would discourage anyone signing up with Hatchery-Their support doesnt exist – despite countless calls and messages – there is no response –

  3. I’d kill for some of that salted caramel sauce and the white truffle mayo. Wasn’t crazy about May’s box though. To buy or not to buy…

  4. After seeing this, I’m a bit disappointed that I bought a month’s sub.

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