Monday, March 17, 2014

March 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. 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. Each trunk contains between 5-10 gourmet items. The price of Taste Trunk is $29.50 - $39.00 with shipping included depending if you subscribe monthly or yearly or anywhere in between.

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 programs that use links and have discounts or bonus items for both people.

March Gourmet Taste Trunk.

Contents of Taste Guru Box with approximate retail value:

Elki Savory Crackers in Spring Onion from Everett, WA. Value = $3.50

Lillie's Q Barbecue Sauces & Rubs, Ivory from Chicago, IL Value = $8.00

Elki Asparagus Pesto from Everett, WA. Value = $9.50

Cucina & Amore Grilled Artichoke Hearts, from Richmond, CA. Value = $3.49

Sticky Fingers Bakeries Irish Soda Bread from Spokane, WA. Value = $5.99 - I made this using beer (Stella Artois) and it turned out crumbly and you could really taste the beer. I'm not sure if it crumbled because it was still warm or because of the beer. It still tasted really good and went perfect with the corn beef and cabbage I made. 

Two gold coin chocolates.

The total value of this box is $30.48. They used to have a $40 guaranteed value but I noticed that guarantee is not listed anywhere on the website anymore. I paid $35 for this box so for me it's only a couple of dollars difference and I received some really interesting products. The most interesting item in the box is the Ivory from Lillie's Q. It says you can pair it with chicken, fries, or use it as dressing on cole slaw. I'm also curious about the asparagus pesto. I like asparagus and I like pesto so it can't be bad right? Grilled artichoke hearts? I could eat these right out of the jar. And lastly the crackers aren't exciting but we eat crackers and cheese a lot so this is great for my pantry.

Verdict: I am really interested in trying the Ivory and asparagus pesto. 

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