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Goldbelly Monthly Best of Subscription Review + Coupon: July 2021

Marisa Haber
ByMarisa HaberAug 6, 2021 | 10 comments

Goldbelly is a curated online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods crafted by local food purveyors throughout the United States. Goldbelly’s staff curates products from restaurants, bakeries, delis, etc. to feature on the site and facilitates shipping across all 50 states.

Every month Goldbelly sends a Best Of box featuring the most “sought-after, handcrafted foods” around the US. Each month contains items from a different state and a totally different artisanal treat ranging from pies and cakes to BBQ and Cheesesteaks. The item of the box is announced around the 15th of each month and then delivered shortly after, taking around 3-5 days to arrive.

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About Goldbelly Monthly Best Of Box

The Subscription Box: Goldbelly Monthly “Best Of”

The Cost: $89 per month. Save with longer subscriptions. 

COUPON: Save up to 30% in Game Day Sale. No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Curated food with enough to serve a minimum of four people. 

Ships to: the U.S. only, excluding Alaska & Hawaii

Best of Goldbelly July 2021 Review

July’s box featured The Elegant Farmer, a bakery based in Mukwonago, WI known best for its legendary Apple Pie in a Paper Bag® (yes, it’s so good they put a trademark on it). I was lucky enough to get not one, but two of these delicious pies: their original Apple Pie and their Summerberry Apple Pie. My ‘Best Of’ box was delivered to me safe and sound within three days of shipping–the pies were securely packed into a styrofoam box with dry ice to keep it fresh. Neither pie was harmed during the journey–what a relief!

Baking My Apple Pie in a Paper Bag

 

Baking the apple pie was a breeze–the instructions are right on the box and there isn’t much to it. I set my oven to 325° and then left the pie in the oven for one hour. You don’t have to take it out of the paper bag–that’s part of the baking magic. When the pie was ready to come out my entire kitchen smelled of delicious apples and brown sugar.

When it came time to try a slice I did not hold back. Cutting into the pie was a bit tricky since the crust is so large it spills over the pie tin and gets nice and crisp, definitely nothing to complain about! Once I got my slice out onto my plate I topped it with some vanilla ice cream, et voila! This pie is no joke, incredibly sweet, packed with apple slices and there is no shortage of crust. I give this apple pie a 10/10 and I’m so happy I still have the Summerberry Apple Pie to look forward to, it’s hanging out in my freezer and will stay good until I’m ready to bake it.

VERDICT: Overall, my experience with Goldbelly was amazing. The box shipped to my apartment in three days and the fact that you get two large pies is incredible. I love that they curated a pie with a unique twist – it was fun baking a pie in a paper bag and the taste was out of this world.

TO WRAP UP:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you will receive the September box. However, you can purchase this box without a subscription for $79.95.

COUPON: Save up to 30% in Game Day Sale. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think of this month’s Best of Goldbelly box? 

"At Goldbelly, we believe in the emotional power of food. For many of us, food is a language of love. It's more than just nourishment. It's memories, it's connection, it's comfort. We understand how truly important our mission is. We are here to bring a smile to people’s faces, an edible hu... read more.
Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber is a freelance writer with a passion for all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and food! When she's not scrolling through Instagram to get the scoop on all the latest trends, she can be found walking around the city asking people if she can pet their dogs.

Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber
Marisa Haber is a freelance writer with a passion for all things fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and food! When she's not scrolling through Instagram to get the scoop on all the latest trends, she can be found walking around the city asking people if she can pet their dogs.
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10 comments

Jess

While I would not personally pay this much for pie, I look at this like this. So basically 45 dollars a pie. If I were to get a piece of pie in a restaurant, this typically would be around 5 dollars. So if you think there are 8 pieces in each pie- that right there is 40 dollars a pie. So right there you have 80 dollars for two pies. The extra 10 bucks you are paying is shipping. If you think of it like this, it sort of makes sense. But I agree, I can make a pie or buy a pie locally for much much cheaper. There are some other deals on goldbelly that do look good through. I may try them sometime if something strikes my fancy enough….

Kate

I’m in Chicago and we can get those pies locally at most grocery stores. I agree that they are delicious (the caramel-apple pie is my favorite!) but $89 for 2 pies is ridiculous.

Tracy

I love Goldbelly! Is it expensive? Heck yes, but it’s a fun splurge every once in awhile. In fact, I just took advantage of a sale and had some lobster rolls overnighted to me from Maine!

maria

I don’t understand this comment: “I was lucky enough to get not one, but two of these delicious pies”. For $89, I would be expecting more like 4 pies.

Subscription Snob

No way! $89.00? Hilarious This is a$40.00 subscription. Sorry but I think a subscription box should be a deal in the end. That’s part of the fun. This is way overpriced

Calico Cat

I gotta say that for $89, the pies had better put themselves in the oven. be ready when I get home ftom work, and do the dishes afterwards.

Cindy

LOL, no kidding. That’s a lot of dough for a lot of dough. I guess if you’ve got money to burn sure, the pies look delicious, but sadly I’m not in that money to burn category.

Calico Cat

Dough for Dough, love that. Thanks for the laugh!

Beth

Thank you for your funny comment that i couldn’t agree more 👍

Michelle Foster

I’m a little tickled that the author said “lucky enough” to receive not one, but two pies. For $89!!!

I did a six month subscription a d it hasn’t been worth the money any months, and I’m only paying $66/mo.

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