Mantry is a bi-monthly subscription box that sends food for “the modern man’s pantry.” Boxes feature six artisan and small-batch food items from across the US.
The first box a subscriber receives will be sent in a wooden crate. Subsequent shipments will be sent in a mailer. After signing up, new subscribers receive a welcome packet. You can preview what’s inside the welcome pack here.
Mantry sent us this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Mantry
The Cost: $49 every two months + free shipping
ACTIVE DEAL: Use code CRATE10 to get 10% off your first box
The Products: Artisan foods for the modern man’s pantry sent every other month.
Ships to: U.S. only
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Each box includes a note from Mantry’s curator. This note talks about a camping trip to the Smoky Mountains.
You’ll also receive a booklet each month; this month’s theme is campfire cookout.
This booklet also includes the contents of your box, along with some ideas on how to prepare them.
Now let’s take a look at what I received!
Brazen Buffalo Wing Spiced Almonds by Giddy Up Nuts, 6 oz. – Value $7.00 (buy 2 bags for $14.00)
These buffalo flavored almonds are quite delicious and pack just the right amount of heat. I tend to have almonds most days with my lunch, so these will be an exciting mix to my routine!
Crimson Seasoning by Bravado Spice Co, 4.5 oz. – Value $6.99
This spice may be a new go-to for me in the kitchen, but especially on the grille. The spice consists of salt, paprika, sugar, pepper, chili, garlic, and onion – all of which I like and pair great with most meats. This one is a definite winner in my book. I'm pretty happy that Mantry sent this!
Angry Cukes Spicy Pickles by Doux South, 16 oz. – Value $11.67 (buy a 3-pack for $35)
I’m pretty much a pickle addict, so these were a great addition to have in my crate. The pickles aren’t overly sweet or spicy; they’re great to eat by themself or paired with any sort of sandwich or hot dog. Another winner!
Pecan Peanut Nut Butter by Georgia Grinders, 12oz – Value $10.00
This all-natural, Georgia nut butter is pretty delicious. I’ve never had pecan peanut butter before, but I think it may be a new favorite of mine; it’s not overly sweet or salty and is a nice upgrade from the plain peanut butter I usually buy. Yum!
Green Chile Macaroni & Cheese by Fish Ski Provisions, 6 oz. – Value $3.85 (buy 2 bags for $7.70)
This macaroni and cheese is pretty good, especially for not having to use any milk or butter; all you need is what’s in the package, which is noodles, chiles, and a spicy mix. The end product wasn’t overly spicy and makes 2 portions, both of which I ate in one sitting. ☺
Hawaiian Style Jerky Strips by Chudabeef, 2.25 oz. – Value $6.99
I eat quite a bit of beef jerky, so this was another great product to have in my Mantry this month. The flavor is pretty good and not overly spicy; it packs just the right amount of heat while not being overwhelming. This jerky is handcrafted in Long Beach, California and has 20 grams of protein in each bag.
Verdict: This was my first experience with Mantry and I am quite impressed with the selection I received and am happy with every product within the crate! I appreciate that some of the products can be used together and the theme throughout stayed consistent. The value received in this month’s crate was $46.50, which is just under the $49 price paid (including free shipping). I personally don’t have an issue with this because I really enjoyed the selection and got to try things I wouldn’t normally buy in the store.
Have you tried any of the products in this month’s Mantry?