Saturday, March 2, 2013

February Gourmet Spotting Box

Gourmet Spotting is just what the name implies.  It's gourmet food sent to you discovered by the owners during their travels.  One of the tag lines of Gourmet Spotting is "Discover the world from your kitchen" Love it!  They send the best gourmet products from around the world, every month to your doorstep.  For $37.94 a month (the box is $29.99 plus $7.95 shipping) you will receive a box of 4 to 6 medium to full sized hand-picked gourmet products.  In addition to sending you a box of delicious treasures they also donate a meal to charity for every box they ship.  You know I'm a big fan of the meal donations so this made me very happy.  

This subscription box ships to the US only. 

The good:

Gourmet food: Love gourmet food then you will love this.

Price: Great price to be able to try thing that aren't readily available at your local store.  

Pay it Forward: They donate a meal for every box sent.  

Sizes: Not just little sample sizes.  This is enough for everyone or you can keep it all for yourself.  

Information: The sent a flyer (printed on nice heavy card stock) with information on all the products and now they are including the prices which is great for me. 

Want more: The store is up and running!  If you want more of what you tried just go to their website and buy more.  This is awesome because so much of what they send are hard to find specialty items.    

The not so good: 

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

All the Gourmet treasures!

Contents of box with approximate retail price listed: 

Whimsey & Spice 6 pack of chocolate marshmallows from Brooklyn, New York. Value = $6.50 - soooo yummy! Super soft and spongy and delicious.

Terre Di Murgia Fresh Calamarata pasta from Italy, Value = $14.99

(2) Whimsey & Spice espresso Dulce de Leche Brownies from Brooklyn, New York. Value = $4.25 - Thank goodness there were two in this box cause I wasn't going to share this.

Sirk single white wine vinegar from Cormons, Italy. Value = $22.99

Booklet: 100 ways of using vinegar...out of the salad bowl.

Recipe for baked calamarata pasta with arugula pesto, almonds, fresh mozzarella and cherry tomatoes.

The approximate value of this months box is $48.73.  I'm seriously excited about the vinegar.  In the information included in the box they describe is as "When wine becomes vinegar at the hands of a Michelin Star restaurant..." and this is not something available in the US yet.  Yes, please!  The marshmallows and brownies look absolutely delicious.  The orchieitte pasta we received a couple of months ago was from the same company and it was delicious so I expect this will be just as fantastic.  I can say I was almost giddy when opening up this box because it's always filled with exciting gourmet food items. 

****Gourmet Spotting is offering a special discount to my wonderful readers.  Use code TREASURE30 and receive an extra gourmet product in your first box. ****

Verdict: If you're a foodie you will love this box!  I can't wait for next month.

Look at this yummy thick brownie. 

Big, soft yummy marshamallows

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