Irish Taste Club Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2019
Irish Taste Club is a monthly subscription box that features handpicked, award-winning artisan foods from Ireland.
Each box is packed with small-batch products from independent Irish producers and is shipped directly to your door.
Products are sourced from independent producers, and subscribers can expect to experience the small-batch, specialty flavors of an Irish farmers market.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the subscription review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About Irish Taste Club
The Subscription Box: Irish Taste Club
The Cost: $49 a month + free shipping
The Products: “The best small-batch products sourced from independent makers across Ireland.”
Ships to: US & Ireland
Irish Taste Club February 2019 Review
Irish Taste Club includes an information sheet that provides tidbits about each product and its producer. There is also a special note from the owners, Pauline and Tom. The friendly, conversational tone of the info sheet was very sweet! It was easy to feel a connection to everyone involved in making this box come together.
Sheridan’s Cheesemongers Irish Brown-Bread Crackers, 140g – Retail Value $3.41 (€3.00)
I figured tasting the brown-bread crackers before diving into the tomato relish was the best move. They were soft but still had a bit of a crunch, and had a savory, buttery flavor that made them great for snacking on their own. The texture was a lot like a graham cracker. Each ingredient was sourced from different locales around County Cork, and it’s apparent the crackers were made with a lot of love, care, and tradition. A great way to start the box!
Sheridan’s Tomato Relish, 175g – Retail Value $4.09 (€3.60)
You know what made those brown-bread crackers even better? This tomato relish, also from Sheridan’s. At first glance, the relish looked a lot like salsa, but the flavor was far from it. The Italian plum tomatoes were wonderfully sweet with a hint of acidity, which meshed well with the cider vinegar from Tipperary-grown apples. On the crackers, it’s a sophisticated snack that can’t be beat. A few slices of cheese would make for an unstoppable trio. This was so tasty. Well done on both accounts, Sheridan’s.
West Cork Biscuit Co. Hazelnut & White Chocolate Biscuits with Coconut Flakes, 195g – Retail Value $4.03 (€3.55)
The West Cork Biscuit company creates handmade cookies from only the finest local ingredients, such as Irish unsalted butter and free-range eggs. No artificial flavors or colors are used, and each cookie is made in small batches for the best flavor. These hazelnut and white chocolate cookies were firm and a little crumbly, with plenty of texture from the nuts and coconut flakes. The coconut provided a little sweetness, making it easy to reach for one after the next. These would be really nice with a cup of tea, and I’ll probably enjoy that combination if I don’t eat through the entire package first!
Mella’s Vanilla Irish Butter Fudge, 175g – Retail Value $6.25 (€5.50)
What is it about Irish butter that’s so magical? This fudge is made with West Cork butter, and it’s out of this world. A bit crumbly, very sweet, and perfectly soft, the quality of Mella’s really shines through, piece after piece. There were about 8-9 pieces in my pack, which made the price seem a little steep, but quality and craftsmanship justifies it. Plus, one piece more than satisfied my sweet tooth, so this pack will last me longer than I initially thought.
The Apple Farm of Tipperary Sparkling Irish Apple Juice, 250ml – Retail Value $1.53 (€1.35)
Tart and bubbly, this sparkling apple juice was quite delicious! According to the info sheet, the company was founded by a Dutch family that had moved to Ireland in the 1960s, with decades of fruit-growing experience under their belts. The little glass bottle felt very classy and survived the trip overseas thanks to very diligent packaging. I liked this one a lot!
Áine’s Hand-Made Dark Chocolate Mint Crisp, 100g – Retail Value $3.41 (€3.00)
The hot chocolate swirl stick I had from Áine’s in the October review really knocked my socks off, so I was excited to see this brand pop up once again. Áine’s has raked in quite a few awards for quality and taste, and with this dark chocolate bar, it’s simple to see why. This bar, in particular, is a mix of 60% dark chocolate, mint pieces, and bits of crisp, making for a deep, decadent flavor experience with a hint of refreshment. A lovely way to finish up this month’s box, if I do say so myself.
Verdict: Irish Taste Club was all-around enjoyable, once again! It was a pleasure to explore the craft behind each artisan product and to have such a robust idea of where each ingredient comes from. This box would make for an incredible gift, as the items are very high quality, and Irish Taste Club offers the convenience of a one-time box purchase. The info sheet had such a charming sense of humor and was a wonderful, personable guide for introducing each product. My favorites of the month were the brown-bread crackers and tomato relish together. Overall, I loved my time with Irish Taste Club, and would definitely recommend it, even for just a single month if your budget permits.
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? No, you will receive the April box.
Coupon – Save 10% off your first box with code ITC10!
Value Breakdown: This box is $49 a month with free shipping. I received a total of six items, which is an average of $8.16. For the superb quality and amazing taste of each, plus the careful thought and curation that goes into the experience, I think it’s worth it.
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Have you tried Irish Taste Club? What was your favorite product from February?