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Mantry Father’s Day Box Review – June 2015

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Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Box

Mantry is a subscription box that describes itself as “the modern man’s pantry.” This is a review of their special Father’s Day Box, which includes 6 full-sized artisan food products for Dad.

The Father’s Day Box is not included in regular subscription plans (i.e. current subscribers will not automatically get one). To receive this box in time for Father’s Day, purchase a new gift subscription through the “gift” section of the Mantry website before June 17th. As a bonus, 3 and 6-month gift subscription recipients will receive a Mantry Jerky Kit with their second crate.

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Crate

 Mantry sent us this special Father’s Day Box early for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Contents

The Subscription Box:  Mantry Father’s Day Box

The Cost: $75

BONUS: Sign up now for a 3 or 6-month gift subscription, and Mantry will ship a bonus Jerky Kit with your second crate.

The Products: Artisan foods for the modern man’s pantry.

Ships to: US only.

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Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Contents 2

This Father’s Day Box was sent to us early for review, so there isn’t a card included in the crate. However, I believe regular subscribers will receive one.

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Bonus

If you subscribe now for a 3 or 6-month gift subscription, and Mantry will ship a Jerky Kit with your second crate (we were shipped one early for review). Here’s what’s inside:

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Bonus Inside

Chef’s Cut Jerky Trio (three 2.5 oz packets)- $30

The kit contained the following flavors: Honey Chipotle Chicken Jerky, Original Recipe Steak Jerky, and Chipotle Cracked Pepper Steak Jerky. Since the jerky comes in a presentation box, I’ve used the gift value quoted by Mantry, however 4 packs of jerky are available on the Chef’s Cut website for about the same price.

Now, on to the contents of the Father’s Day box.

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Pops

Chipotle Barbeque Half Pops (6 oz)- $4.29

Half Pops are a crunchy take on traditional popcorn. I’ve sampled them before, and I like them quite a bit. The Chipotle BBQ flavor is delicious, and I like that Half Pops are made with corn and oil that’s non-GMO.

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Bacon Jam

Original Bacon Spread by Skillet Street Food (7 oz)- $10

I love bacon (a lot), but I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about eating bacon jam. (Is there such a thing as too much bacon?) After doing some research, though, I grew curious. Skillet Street Food’s Bacon Jam gets incredible reviews, so I decided to give it a shot. It was originally designed as a condiment for burgers, so that’s how I used it. And, oh wow. It’s delicious!

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Pepperoni

Chef’s Cut Chipotle Cracked Pepper Real Steak Jerky (2.5 oz)- $6.99

Chef’s Cut jerky is made with Certified Angus Beef and is free from nitrates and corn syrup. Jerky is a popular item in Mantry boxes, and I think they do a great job of selecting tender, flavorful jerky. This product is no exception, and I really like the chipotle pepper blend. (Note that this is the same brand of jerky featured in the bonus pack.)

Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni (7 oz)- $7

Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni is made with locally raised pork and fresh herbs and smoked over corncob and maple wood. Smoking the pepperoni results in a less oily product, and the smoky flavor mellows the spiciness of the meat. I also received this product in my Mantry “Pizza Party” Box from February. I thought the pepperoni was great, so I’m happy to have more. Every month, Mantry posts recipes on their website that incorporate the ingredients they send. One of the featured recipes for this box is Pepperoni & Mozzarella Grilled Cheese.

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Bittermilk

Hot Georgia Soul by Southern Soul BBQ (12 oz)- $6.42

Hot Georgia Soul is a spicy BBQ sauce made with brown sugar, cayenne, and sriracha. It’s “sweet & fiery” and can be used as both a cook sauce and a condiment.

Bittermilk Old Fashioned Mixer (8.5 fl oz)- $15

Bittermilk bottles classic drink mixes. This Old Fashioned Mixer is made using classic bittering agents that are aged in bourbon barrels. To make a quick Old Fashioned at home, you mix 1 part Bittermilk mix with 4 parts rye. I think this is such a fun product, and, since the Old Fashioned is one of my favorite classic cocktails, I couldn’t wait to try it out! Here’s a photo of my Bittermilk Old Fashioned (poured over ice with a twist of orange).

Mantry Father's Day Box Review – June 2015 - Old Fashioned

I’m so impressed with this product. The mixer is delicious, and I love how it simplifies the cocktail process!

Verdict: I think this box would make a great Fathers’ Day gift! From what I can tell, all of the brands in this box have also been featured in past Mantry boxes (though the product or flavor might be different this time around). Since this is a box designed exclusively for new subscribers, I don’t have a problem with that, and I think this is a great “best of” box. The value comes in around $50, which is pretty standard for a box from Mantry. While the value may not be through the roof, I think Mantry makes up for it with their excellent curation around fun themes. Of course, the packaging is also terrific. If the papa in your life is a foodie, I think this box would make a great gift for his big day!

What do you think of the Mantry Father’s Day Box?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

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.

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