Wednesday, October 22, 2014

June Taste Guru Box

Do you live a gluten free lifestyle? Or maybe you know someone who is gluten free? Taste Guru is a whole box of food that is gluten free. Taste Guru came about when the co-founder was diagnosed with celiac disease. Many of the gluten free foods they found tasted like cardboard and generally didn't taste very good. Through trial and error they found foods they love and mealtimes became enjoyable again. Each month Taste Guru sends out a box of gluten free foods that have been tested and reviewed by those who live a gluten free life. The box is shipped monthly and the prices ranges from $25 to $34 a month depending on which plan you sign up for. All plans include shipping.

This box ships to the USA only from Denver, Colorado. 

The good:

Gluten free made easy: This is a great way to try a whole bunch of gluten free foods.

Need a gift: I think this would make a great gift for the gluten free person in your life.

The not so good:

Want more: The products they send can be hard to find but Taste Guru has an online store where you can order some of the products from the box.

June Taste Guru Box

Contents of Taste Guru Box with approximate retail value:

12 oz. bag Delallo Gluten Free Orzo. Value = $4.49

Saffron Road Korma Simmer Sauce. Value = $3.59

Hail Merry Macaroons Chocolate. Value = $1.25 - Only two of these were in the bag so I gave them to the boyfriend and teenager. 

Peeled Snacks Apple Clusters berry crunch. Value = $2.19 - These were pretty good. 

Nogii Paleo Bar. Value = $2.44

Coupon for $1 off Saffron Road products. 

The total value of this box is $13.96. This value is better than last months but still totally unacceptable. If I hadn't received a deal on this box (6 months for $65 = $10.83/month) I would be complaining to them for sure. The regular price of the subscription is $34 a month and you get $14 worth of stuff? No way! Additionally they included an item that was also the in previous months box. luckily I happen to like that item but I still don't think they should duplicated items two months in a row.
I like simmer sauces because they are easy. I've never tried this kind before but it looks pretty good. I was disappointed to see only 2 macaroons in the bag. I was nice and let the boyfriend and teenager have them, they didn't say much so I'm guessing I wasn't missing out. The apple crunch peeled snacks were pretty good, crunchy and fruity. I'm not sure about the paleo bar, those things tend to not taste very good but I'll give it a try.

Verdict: Great products, horrible value. I found a deal on Gilt city for a 6 month subscription for $65 which made it $10.83 a month for me. This is the 2nd month out of 6. We will see what happens next month. 

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  1. You actually got a better box than I did. I got THREE items in my May box and June box and both boxes were IDENTICAL. I received the orzo, a sample bar and a sample bag of crackers. My box had approximately a 6$ value. When I received it in may I thought it was a replacement item as when we got the pasta in a box several months ago mine was opened and it was also crushed beyond recognition. They told me they would send a replacement after I emailed half dozen times with pics. So, I assumed the tiny sample items were just extras along with the replacement pasta. But then I never got a May box so I'm guessing they sent me a bag of pasta and two tiny tiny samples as my May box??? I have written taste guru atleast a dozen times asking them what is going on..... Then I got a shipping confirmation for June and got the same exact bag of orzo pasta and same two mini sample items..... I have no idea what is going on. I have been subscribing to them since December and have had several issues with missing items and damaged items but this is ridiculous. This is NOT a cheap box and they sent 6$ worth of stuff for May and June and additionally sent me the EXACT same thing both times.... As sad as it is, I would have been happy to receive your box.....yours is in no way worth what this subscription costs but what they sent me is ridiculous.

    1. oh man you're right. My box was way better than yours. Are you paying full price? At least I didn't pay full price but I'm not going to renew that's for sure.