Thursday, December 27, 2012

December Mantry Box

Mantry is a new subscription box geared towards men but it's food products and the way I see it is woman eat food too so I signed up.  They recently put out a email saying you could sign for a month or 3 months.  The price per month is $75.00 and the 3 month subscription is $225.00 and shipping in included in both prices.  It looks like they have changed a little bit and are more consistent with their pricing and billing.  Each month the crates have a theme and this months theme is Into the Wild. 

The good: 

Packaging: Comes in an awesome little crate.  This can be used to store all kind of stuff.  I'm currently using one to store extra beauty products and one for miscellaneous small gifts I've purchased.    

Products: Full size specialty items. Now I don't know if this is always the case because there was no info on what the expect.  There are like the ultimate mysterious man only in the form of a business.  

The not so good: 

Price: It's a high priced monthly subscription and the value fluctuates.      

Contents of the Mantry crate.  The crate itself was a little darker wood that the other two crates  

Contents with retail price listed.  ALL products are full size.  

4 oz. bag Alaska Pure Sea Salt Co. Alder Smoked Sea Salt from Sitka, Alaska. Value= $10.00 

9 oz. jar Kahiltna Climax Birch Caramel Syrup from Palmer, Arkansas. Value $11.00

20 oz. jar Motherlode Provisions Honey Lavender BBQ Sauce from Gold Hill, Colorado . Value = $10.00

1.4 oz tin Juniper Ridge Douglas Fir Spring Tip Tea bags from Sierra Nevada California. Value = $12.00

4 oz. bag Gary West Buffalo Strips from Jacksonville Oregon. Value = $18.99 - the one small piece I was able to try was good but a little salty.  The boyfriend described it as kinda "wet" and salty but this didn't stop him from eating the whole bag - and that was after he had dinner. 

The total value of this Mantry box is $62.99.  That value is about $12 lower than the sale price but there is some really cool products in the box so I'm totally ok with that.  I opened the tea and it smelled just like our Douglas Fir Christmas tree currently in our living room.  I like the smell but I'm not sure I would like to drink it.  I'll willing to give it a try though.  We BBQ a lot and I love sea salt so both those things are excellent for us.      

Verdict: They are hit and miss on the values of the boxes.  I really liked this one. 

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

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