Yum! I recently received my very first Mantry Subscription Box the other day. This has been a subscription service I had been eyeballing for awhile, so when they graciously offered to send me a crate for review, I was excited!
In case you aren’t familiar, Mantry is a Food of the Month subscription service geared towards helping men discover artisan food from across America. Their slogan is “The Modern Man’s Pantry”. It is a bit on the pricey side– at $75/month, but my husband and I totally enjoyed the box this month and I think it’d made a fab gift for a boss, co-worker or male relative.
Every month, the food gets delivered inside a crate inside a box which I think is great styling and I really dig that vibe!
Like most subscription box services, Mantry has a monthly theme. For November 2014, they’re celebrating two of America’s oldest vices: “Coffee and a Smoke”.
The monthly brochure for Mantry gives a bit of background of each of month’s food selections, what state they came from, and also helps give ideas on what to do with each item.
Sweet Georgia Soul BBQ Sauce ($6.42)- I’m so tempted just to use this when cooking regularly because it’s getting to be a bit colder outside to barbeque, but my husband said we should definitely ignore the weather and use it while barbequing anyhow… (I’ll leave that up to him!). So, like the name of the sauce says, this was plucked from the state of Georgia and it’s a mild and sweet sauce that I’m looking very much forward to trying!
La Quercia Smoky Borsellino ($12)- This was the item my husband was most excited to see as he’s on a low-carb/high protein kick lately. La Quercia Smoky Borsellino is a smoky salami and the packaging says it’s from humanly-raised American pork.
Olive and Sinclair Buttermilk white Coffee Chocolate ($6.99)- I’m really not a fan of white chocolate at all– it’s just too rich for me, but I felt I really must take a taste of this since it said it was coffee flavored buttermilk white just to see if it might be different–you know– for research. Oh, it was VERY rich and very good with bits of coffee flavorings sprinkled in the white chocolate, However it didn’t leave an “I overdid it and hate myself” feeling that I normally get if I decide to eat white chocolate, so well done to Olive and Sinclair.
Granola Jones Mocha Hazelnut ($6.99)- This is delicious! It tastes like cocoa and espresso. I’ve just been eating it plain, but this bag came with a HUGE amount inside, so I intend to put some in yogurt.
Dave’s Coffee Syrup: Mocha ($10.99)- I don’t drink coffee (although based upon the last two things I wrote about the chocolate and granola, you would think that I did, right?), so this item will be used by my husband for his morning coffee.
Lark Fine Foods Espresso Chip Shortbread ($6)- These are so good! Again, going with the coffee theme, they taste like espresso and are delicious! (I’m not usually a fan of shortbread, but I keep rustling around in this baggy and stealing one from my husband who is a fan)
In my opinion, this month’s crate seems to be more catered towards the curation than the retail value amount. My husband and I enjoyed going through it together and would definitely be interested in receiving more Mantry crates in the future as finding tasty artisan foods are right up our alley.
If you’re interested in getting Mantry for your significant other, co-worker, or relative (or yourself!), I think it’d make a nice gift for the holidays!
You can click here if you’d like to receive $25 off your first crate, making it just $50.
Did you get Mantry this month? What did you think?
Disclosure: Although I was provided with an item or service to facilitate this review, all opinions and sentiments are my own. This post contains affiliate links.