Saturday, August 24, 2013

August Taste Trunk - Gourmet Trunk

Taste Trunk is the newest food based product to enter the subscription box world. I love food, especially gourmet food so I didn't hesitate to sign up for this box. Taste Trunk actually has four different themed trunks you can purchase. They are Gourmet, Health, Sweet and BBQ trunk. I love that they have something for everyone. I get lots of health type foods and I don't need any sweets so I decided against these ones. I was torn between the BBQ one and the Gourmet one but ended up choosing the Gourmet one. The nice thing about Taste Trunk is you can switch your boxes at anytime so I may try the BBQ one at some point.

The price of Taste Trunk is $29.00 plus $5.99 shipping making it $34.99 a month. They actually just changed the price and added a shipping cost of $5.99. For those that subscribed prior to July 15th they only pay the $29.99.

This subscription is available to the US only and ships from Discovery Bay, Ca.

The Good:

Products: The items in my box are gourmet and full size.

Info: They send info cards with products information and recipes.

Variety: I love that they have four different themed boxes.

Want more: They have an online store where you can purchase more of the things you love.

The Not So Good:

Skip: Doesn't look like there is a way to skip, only cancel.

Referral program: They have one but you have to enter the persons full name when you check out and they get 10% off their next box. I like referral that use links and have discounts for both people.

August Taste Trunk

Contents of the inaugural Taste Trunk with approximate retail price:

Cucina & Amore Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto from Richmond, CA. Value = $2.99 

The Jam Stand Drunken Monkey Jam from Brooklyn, NY. Value = $10.00

The Girl & The Fig Lavender Sea Salt from Sonoma, CA. Value = $3.75

Bone Doctors' BBQ from Charlottsville, VA. Value = $4.99

Two Snooty Chefs Kansas City Steak Rub. Value = 6.65 

Iveta Gourmet Apricot Scone Mix. Santa Cruz, Ca. Value = $7.50

The total value of this second Gourmet box from Taste Trunk is $35.88.  I have to say I am loving this box. I love the packaging, the note cards and that they include recipes using the products. Scones are one of my favorite things ever, although I'm partial to lemon scones.  Any kind of rub and sauce is great because we tend to BBQ a lot in the summer. I've had the Drunken Monkey jam before and it's delicious. I was happy to see this in the box. The tomato pesto came with a recipe for Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Sun-dried Tomato Pesto that sounds absolutely delicious!

Verdict: This one of my new favorite boxes.

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