Hatchery Tasting Box Review February 2014

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I was really impressed with my January Hatchery Box review, so I was really excited to receive my March box. So far, this has been on the top of my list for discovering small batch and artisan food items.

hatchery review february

The Cost: $20

The Products: Hatchery Tasting Box sends a selection of food ingredients from small batch and artisan companies across the country.

The Concept: It is the company’s mission to allow people to break the norm and experience new flavors from the comfort of their own home by making different flavor discoveries you may never otherwise find.

The COUPON: Use coupon code SAVE10 to get your first box 50% off!

Other Reviews: You can read my past Hatchery Tasting Box reviews here.

hatchery review february

hatchery review february

Hepps Salt Co Roasted Garlic Salt

DAK’s Spices Butt Kickin Buffalo

I am really excited to try this. They have a recipe for buffalo chicken nachos that I am dying to try!

hatchery review february

Butcher’s Bunches Get Your Guav On! 

I love guava, but I never thought about turning it into a jam. This is light, sweet and heavenly. I love it!

Cloud 9 Orchard Spanish Extra Virgin Olive Oil

I am a bit of an extra virgin olive oil aficionado, so I love trying new brands. I cannot wait to bake some crusty bread to pair this with.

hatchery review february

Baron’s International Kitchen Mild Jerk Sauce

I love experimenting with jerk sauce. I was really happy to find this in the box and cannot wait to start cooking with it.

Better Off Spread Every Rosemary Has It’s Thorn Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter

I did not know how I felt about this at first, but the more I tried it, the more I liked it. It is mildly sweet and salty which goes well with the rosemary. It is a pleasant shock to the senses, but may be an acquired taste for some.

Thoughts: As before, I am incredibly impressed with the overall curation of the box. I am delighted by the different flavor combinations and companies featured. I think this is a really great box for foodies and non-foodies alike, just as long as you like to eat and explore!

What do you think of the February Hatchery Tasting Box?

Hatchery Tasting Box Review January 2014 – Gourmet Food Subscription Box

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After seeing so many reviews of Hatchery, I decided that I had to give them a try. Hatchery is a small-batch gourmet food subscription box filled with amazing ingredients and condiment samples and recipes to go along with them.

 

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The Cost: $20 a month

The Products: Hatchery Tasting Box sends 5-6 hand selected artisan ingredients from small-batch producers, plus information on the producers.

 

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Virtuous Living in Hope, Faith and Love – Retail Value $1? for all three

The quality of the herbs and spices they use are not like anything I keep in my kitchen and are balanced perfectly, making it hard for you to ruin a meal. There is nothing like being able to say “add a pinch of hope or a dash of love to finish your recipe” and not feel like my mom saying it. Fun Fact: Their spices are all organic, Gluten-free and Halal!

 

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Virginia Chutney Co Spicy Plum Chutney (1.5 oz) – Retail Value $1.20

I love chutney. It is one of my favorite condiments to experiment with. This sweet and spicy spread goes with just about everything you pair it with.

Setter Mountain Norton Jelly (1.5 oz) – Retail Value $2.99

Jelly made with real wine. That is all I need to know. They recommend pairing with with carmelized onions, which makes me want to make my favorite cheese sandwich from Pret a Manger 

 

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Bavaro’s Marinara Pasta Sauce (8 oz) – Retail Value $4.78

Unfortunately, this leaked a bit in the box. Nothing too terrible and I think it is salvageable. I will be emailing the company before using it.

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 Dave’s Homemade Dark Chocolate Malted Fudge – Retail Value $5?

I love hot fudge. This is probably one of the hot fudges I’ve ever tried. The malted flavor really brings me back to my childhood, making this a perfect weekend treat.

 

Thoughts: I loved the presentation of the Hatchery Tasting Box and I really enjoyed the different samples. This is exactly the kind of box that fits my interests. The value that I calculated is a bit low at about $15. Since I liked the items so much and really like the uniqueness of the products and overall curation, I can look past that for now, but would still like to see higher value boxes in the future.