Thursday, January 30, 2014

January Taste Trunk - Gourmet Trunk

Taste Trunk is a food based subscription box. 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. They also just introduced two mini boxes called mini sweet and mini healthy sweet. 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. The price for the mini trunks are $13.99 plus $5.99 shipping.

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.

Change it up: Want a different trunk next month. You can change your trunks by emailing them

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 or bonus items for both people.

Contents of Taste Guru Box with approximate retail value:

Cucina & Amore Gnocchi from Richmond, CA. Value = $2.99

Sticky Fingers Wild Blueberry Muffins from Spokane. WA. Value = $5.99 - These baked up perfectly! The tops had a slight crust and the inside was soft and yummy with big blueberries in it. 

Kozlowski Farms Sugar Free Apple Butter from Forestville, CA. Value = $6.25

Kozlowski Farms Raspberry & Roasted Chipotle Sauce from Forestville, CA. Value = $6.95

Himalayan Salt Block. Value = $17.00

The total value of this box is $39.18. I was thrilled to get the salt block. I have one already but I use it for cooking and really want one for serving cold items. The other thing I was excited about is the apple butter. I love apple butter and this one is sugar free! The also included a recipe for Chipotle meatballs using the grilling sauce. I think I'm going to give it a try, hopefully it's not too spicy. The blueberry muffins were so delicious. I know they weren't something I should have eaten but they just came out of the oven and they smelled so good. I have a sundries tomato sauce from another box that I think I'm going to use with the gnocchi. I know gnocchi is on my no carb list but one bite won't kill me right?

Verdict: I love this gourmet Taste Trunk box. I want to try the others but I think this is the best fit for me. 

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