Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 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 w/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.

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.   

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.  

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

Skip: Yep you can skip a month by calling or emailing them before the month's cut off date.

The not so good:

I got nothin'

Contents of Samplrs Box. 

9 oz. jar Black Tea Pickled Dried Plums from The DP Chutney Collection. Value = $9.00

3 spiced pumpkin macaroons from Danny Macaroons. Value = $6.00 (6 pk. $12.00) - These were nice and soft but I was expecting more pumpkin flavor.

3 macaroons (salted caramel, nutella and raspberry) from dessert truck. Value = $2.25/ea (24 $54.00 only available in N.Y via their catering service) - Amazing!  I bit into the caramel one and was actually shocked at how delicious it was.  I was so tempted to hide these from the boyfriend but I was nice and shared.  I wish I could get my hands on more of these!

4.6 oz. jar Fennel Saffron Pumpkin Butter from Herb N Zest. Value = $4.99

4 oz jar Empire Mayonnaise Lime Pickle Mayo. Value = $7.00 - I thought I would really like this but the flavor of the lime was too strong for me.  I use it on a sandwich but I think if I mix it with regular mayo it might be a little better. 

October Recipes

Ravioli w/Pumpkin Butter & Mushrooms
Pumpkin Cheese Balls

The total value of my Samplrs box is $33.74.  I thought there was some pretty cool snacks in this box.  I loved the macaroons from dessert truck, just incredible!  I'm thinking of making some fresh ravioli's and using the pumpkin butter either in them or in a sauce.  I'm very curious about the pickled dried plums, I've never heard of such a thing.  I hope they are good. 
Verdict. This box never disappoints.  It consistently offers great stuff and a great value.    

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


  1. This box looks awesome. I signed up in October but i think i signed up too late to receive this box. Do you happen to know what the cut off date was to receive this box?

    1. It was a very tasty box. I'm not sure when the cut-off date is but I would guess it would be before the 15th of the month. Hope you enjoy your first box.

  2. This looks awesome!!! I know some Etsy food artists make macaroons but they are pricey. Worth it if you love them! I've never tried them before.