Monday, March 28, 2016

March 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. 

March Hatchery Box

Contents of the Hatchery Box:

1.15 oz. Homeplate Honey Peanut Butter. Value = $0.36 - I'm a crunchy peanut butter fan but this was delicious!

1.7 oz. Formosa Jalapeño hot sauce. Value = $2.38

1 oz. Taste Elevated Sweet & Tangy Mustard Seeds. Value = $0.88

.5 oz? Christabelle's Spices Bombay Bliss. Value = $3.00

1.5 oz. Sir Kensington's Special Sauce. Value = $1.20

The total value of the Hatchery box is $7.82. Once again the value of this box is way too low in my opinion. Now I know making sample sizes can be costly and most of the cost is in the packing but I still feel like the visual value should be more than the price of the box. With the exception of the jalapeno sauce I'll give everything in this box a try. I'm really excited to try the Sir Kensington's special sauce. I've tried other products from Sir Kensington and they are delicious! I love mustard and especially mustard seed sauce. This will be fantastic on a polish dog.

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

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