Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: Mantry Subscription Boxes

*Disclosure: I received this product to review for myself. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

Quite a few different monthly subscription boxes have come through our house over the past year or so. Most have been for me, with the occasional one for the kids. So Daniel was really excited when a new subscription box arrived and it was for him! It's a subscription service called Mantry. Here's a bit about it, from Mantry's website:

We have one simple mission: To deliver a new and exciting food experience every month. Our monthly crate allows you to discover and eat 6 full-size, super premium foods from around America, with little commitment.

The food & beverage items that you'll receive in your Mantry are not your typical grocery store varieties. Led by the hand of amazing Artisan makers, these foods are painstakingly sourced and lovingly crafted into the perfect original theme (i.e. Bourbon Breakfast, Hecho en America).

At Mantry, we believe in our artisan partners and the quality of their products. Some are small upstarts, fighting for a chance to change the way Tonic is seen. Some are award-wining restaurant Chefs who live on the vanguard of cuisine and culinary excellence. Each of them pours their heart and soul into their craft.
Daniel's first reaction when we opened the shipping box was "wow- what a cool wooden box!"  Your monthly Mantry foods come every month in a very nice, sturdy wooden box. Daniel's already coming up with ways to use his once he eats all of his food.  The contents inside went along with this month's theme- "Campfire Cookout".  I love that the food came with a nice brochure detailing where the foods came from, pictures and ideas of how to use them! The products in the Mantry boxes are all full-sized, so you have plenty to enjoy. This box contained an herbed coffee rub, bourbon nib brittle, summer sausage, salsa, beer bread mix, and bacon.

I'd barely finished listing the contents of the box to Daniel when he grabbed the hickory smoked bacon from me and pulled out a frying pan. He is definitely a fan of the Mantry box!  This would make a great gift for the man in your life. It's a fun way to try new foods and support small American businesses!