Monday, February 29, 2016

February Hatchery Tasting Box

Hatchery is a subscription box for small batch food products from independent makers. This is always a great way to be able to try artisan type food products without ordering in large quantities. Each month you will get 5-6 products. The price of this box is $20 a month w/shipping included. I found a deal through Gilt for half off a 12 month subscription so each box cost me $10.  

Price: $20 a month

This box is available to the US and Canada. 

The good: 

Variety: You get to try a variety of items without having to order from lots of places. 

Not just food: They also included mixers for drinks!

Info: They product a booklet with info on each product/company. 

Need a Gift: They offer 3, 6 and 12 month gift subscriptions.

Instructions: They include recipes and or uses for the products in the box. 

Need More: They have a marketplace where you can shop your box!

The not so good:

Discounts: No discounts for long term subscriptions. 

February Hatchery Tasting Box

Contents of the Hatchery Box:

1 oz. San Augustin Datil Pepper Table Sauce. Value = $1.00

1.4 oz. Just Jan's Key Lime Curd. Value = $1.28

2 oz. Balsamos's Family Kitchen 7 Salad Dressing 002. Value = $3.81

3.75 oz. Yai's Thai Medium Thai Salsa. Value = $1.65

1 oz? GreenPoint Trading Co. Jerk Seasoning. Value = $1.25

The total value of the Hatchery box is $8.96. It's kind of hard to find what the values would be if they made this products in these actual sizes. I'm sure the companies know the cost but since they don't sell these sizes I don't know what that would be. The prices listed are just estimated based on how much product is in the container vs. full size. I'm saying all this because that would explain the low value on some of these items. I still would like to see a higher overall value. I've been happy with the products in the box and have liked the ones I've tried. It's nice to be able to try before you buy. I can't wait to try the thai salsa but I sure hope it's not too spicy. 

Verdict: I like the premise of this box but would like to see a higher value. 

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