PB&Jealous Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2017
PB&Jealous is a monthly curated box filled with artisan and handcrafted fruit spreads, nut butters, and organic snacks. Choose between the MiniBox (with an average $30 promised value) or BigBox (with an average $40 promised value). Subscribers also have the choice of Sweets only or Savory & Sweet options.
PB&Jealous uses earth-friendly packing materials and each jar was also bubble wrapped for added protection. I am a big fan of jams and fruit spreads, so I get really excited when this box arrives each month!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Sweets Only BigBox, $34.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: PB&Jealous
The Cost: The MiniBox is $26.95 a month and the BigBox is $34.95 a month. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA11DOLLARS2017 to save $11 off your first box! (minimum purchase of $25)
The Products: The MiniBox includes 3-5 artisan products and the BigBox includes 5-8 artisan products
Ships to: U.S. for free via USPS
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The normal brown paper booklet was missing from my box, so after reaching out to PB&Jealous, they sent me a PDF version. This is a look at the inside of the booklet, which details each product and brand.
Laura Ann’s Jams Wild Blueberry Almond Jam, 8 oz. – Value $8.99
This is the first of two jams that arrived in this month’s PB&Jealous. It has a thicker consistency, similar to traditional jelly, and is primarily comprised of whole blueberries. This jam is delicious! I have been spreading it on my morning toast and really enjoy the flavor. It’s not overly sweet and I don’t really taste the almond, but it has a nice artisan quality to it. It is produced in the USA and Laura Ann’s Jams also suggests pairing this jam with goat cheese or to use it as a glaze accouterment.
Jamazing Spiced Blueberry Muffin Jam, 4.25 oz. – Value $4.99
The second jam this month is also blueberry flavored, but this one also an overwhelming taste of cinnamon that I didn’t care for too much. The consistency is also a lot runnier that your typical jam, but it would be great to pour over a cheese log appetizer. Jamazing is produced in Montgomery, MN, and partners with local fruit farmers when possible. I appreciate this mission, which helps to also justify a more expensive price tag than your typical store brand jam.
Peanut Butter Americano Choco Blanco, 16 oz. – Value $10
The first nut butter I tried was this gluten-free white chocolate, chunky peanut butter. Wowza it’s sweet! My husband and I are both slowly becoming obsessed with it and I’m finding myself eating spoonfuls straight from the jar. It is much blonder than your typical peanut butter (guessing due to the white chocolate) and also tastes great paired with apple slices. I am not surprised by the $10 price tag and would happily purchase more when we run out (they also offer an 8 oz. size for $6) – it’s that good!
Georgia Grinders NaturAlmond Maple-Caramel Almond Butter, 12 oz. – Value $12
This is hands down the best almond butter I’ve ever tried. Normally I shy away from almond butter because it is too bland for my liking. However, the maple-caramel flavors really come through and blend nicely with the almond. There is a slight crunch, but it’s primarily smooth and wonderful with fruit. I also spread some with the Wild Blueberry Almond Jam for an AB&J sandwich and wow! So good!
Georgia Grinders Creamy Peanut Butter, 2 – 3 oz. pouches – Total Value $3?
I also received two pouches of creamy peanut butter from Georgia Grinders. The pouches are not for sale online, so I valued them based on the corresponding jar. The great thing about this peanut butter is that it consists of two ingredients: peanuts and sea salt. The downside is that the taste is also pretty bare bones and not my favorite. The pouches are great to throw in your bag to have on-hand, but be sure to knead it pretty well before opening, as it is very liquidy.
MN Honey Company Strawberry Wildflower Honey Sticks, 10-count – Value$2.80 (buy a 50-count pack for $13.99)
These honey sticks are so sweet and good! The strawberry flavor is strong and they satisfy my afternoon sweet snack needs. They also pair nicely in a cup of tea.
Verdict: This month’s PB&Jealous was a home run! I’ve been enjoying four of the six products every day since the box was delivered, and will use everything, one way or another. The value of the products is about $42, which is a couple dollars higher than the cost of the box and average promised value. It is a higher value than in past months and I hope this upswing continues! Overall, expect to receive a nice mix of high-quality products from small-batch and organic producers on a monthly basis. From a discovery aspect, I’m happy.
What did you think about this month’s PB&Jealous?