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.
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.
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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.
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