Friday, August 24, 2012

August Samplrs Box

Samplrs is a monthly subscription service that revolves around food.  Each month you will receive 4-6 full size products from up and coming food artisans.  The cost is $29.99 a month (shipping included).  That's a little higher than other food subscriptions but if you like trying new artisan type foods it's well worth it.  I've received two boxes before this and the value is well over the $29.99 and the food is great!

The good:

Sizes: The company gives you full sizes of the products.  Now you don't have to hide your treasures from other people, unless you don't want to share. 

Price: If you are into gourmet food items then the price is awesome.  These are not products you are likely going to find on sale in your local grocery store.  If you are a picky eater or not into trying new foods then this may not be the service for you. 

Discounts: You can buy the products you receive on the Samplrs website and in addition earn points which can be used for discounts in the marketplace 

Information: They include a card with the product information and this months card had a recipe using the Pineapple Hot Sauce.  (Jerk Chicken w/Pineapple Yogurt Sauce) 

Vegetarian: You can opt to receive an vegetarian-only box which will contain vegetarian alternatives to featured meat products. 

The not so good:

Skip a month: There is no option to skip only to cancel. 


 This is the S'mores Pie.  How amazing does that look!  

Recipe card included in the box.  

The contents of the box with the retail value:  

4 oz. jar of S'mores Pie by Pie Corps (jar is reusable!). Value = $6.00 (guess based on a pie for two listed on their website that is $12) This was very good but VERY rich.  The chocolate was super thick and yummy.  The graham cracker crust was delicious.  There was a marshmallow top but it melted a little in the heat from shipping. 

Tin of Pop Karma Barbecue Popcorn (tin is reusable!). Value = $7.00 (guess based on the store prices listed on the website.  side note this place just opened in New York in July and was funded by Kickstarter how cool is that? Value = - This was ok.  It was a little spicy and we have a popcorn maker in the house and make theater style popcorn frequently so I'm a little spoiled in the popcorn area.  

2.5 oz. jar of Wild Strawberry Hard Candy by Brooklyn Hard Candy. Value = $8.00 - very good tasty little strawberry candy.  

5 oz. bottle of Jalapeno Pineapple Hot Sauce by Heartbreaking Dawns. Value = $6.99

3 Cinnamon & Spice Cookies from Krumville Bake Shop. Value = $6.50 - I prefer soft cookies but for a hard cookie it was pretty good.  You could definitely taste the spice on the finish of the cookie.  

It's a nice mix of snacks.  Something sweet, savory and decadent.  The total value of my box is $34.49.  What a great value!  I really do love my Samplrs boxes.  Such a great variety and value every month.  

Verdict: Yum. Tasty!  Can't wait for next month. 

**I am not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Samplrs.  I purchase these subscriptions myself. 

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