Tuesday, June 4, 2013

May 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 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.  

The not so good: 

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

Contents of box with approximate retail price listed: 

Terre Di Murgia Fusillo Semolina pasta, Italy. Value = $10.99

Greenpoint Trading Co. Roasted Garlic Pepper seasoning. Value = $8.00

Calve cage free maionese/mayonnaise, Italy. Value = $2.20

Citronina Sicilian Lemon juice, Italy. Value = $??

Guillaume et Lesgards Blackberry Jelly with Violet, France. Value = $??

The approximate value of this months box is probably about $30.00. I couldn't find any info on the lemon juice and jelly since they are imported items. The nice thing about the lemon juice is that it's pure lemon juice and not from concentrate. I usually like to use real lemons but like to keep lemon juice like this on hand in case I don't have any lemons handy. I'm super curious about the mayonnaise. I've never had mayo made with cage free eggs before. The info says it's cage free with no preservatives and after tasting this you'll never want standard mayo again. The pasta from this company is also good and the seasoning will come in handy for this summer for grilling season. I have some Fage yogurt in the refrigerator that I'm thinking of trying to jelly on, might be a nice contrast in flavor.
****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!  


  1. That pasta looks amazing! I still think about that truffle pasta they included a few months back. That was SOOO good!

    1. the pasta is delicious! The truffle oil they sent awhile back was also fantastic. I recently ran out so I think I'm going to have to break down and buy some more.