Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April Gourmet Spotting

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 and ships from New York, NY. 

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 send a flyer (printed on nice heavy card stock) with information on all the products.  

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: 

Goji Berry Cookies from New York. Value = $5.50 - I'm not a fan of goji berries but these little cookies were tasty. I ate it plain and it was a little dry so I would recommend it with a drink or perhaps some chai, which it just so happens.....  

Yogic Chai's Original Masala Chai from New Jersey. Value = $4.00 - I love chai so I can't wait to try this. I would've tried it already except I don't have any milk in the house. 

Askinosie Chocolate 6 pieces of dark chocolate from Missouri and beans from all over the world. Value = $0.85/ea. - As soon as I took the picture I ate one of these. I like that it's small and packs lots of flavor. 

Romanico Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain. Value = $15.00 

The approximate value of this months box is $29.60. That's about $8 less than I paid. The good part is it's full size gourmet items that I've never seen before and they donate a meal for every box purchased. I'm ok with the difference because I will use all of these products and they are specialty items. I was surprised there was nothing truffle in the box this month. 

****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!  

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