Hatchery Box Review – March 2014 – Gourmet Tasting Box

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Hatchery Box
Hatchery Box

Hatchery is a newish gourmet food subscription box and when they had a coupon the other month, I decided to try it out!  For $20 per month including shopping you’ll get sample sizes of artisan-produced gourmet foods, which you can buy in the shop. I like the idea of small-batch foods and obviously they are hard to find if they don’t have any sort of distribution deal, so this is a neat box!

The Subscription: Hatchery
The Description: Receive a delivery of curated, sample-size artisan ingredients and condiments to your doorstep every month. They are here to help you discover flavors you would have never discovered on your own
The Price: $20 per month

March Hatchery Tasting Box Review

All wrapped up
All wrapped up

I absolutely loved the looks of this box – this would be a fun box to gift!

Info Card
Info Card

I loved the Hatchery information card.  The products are the star here and there was information about each item, where it was made, the producer, and the recommend recipe (available on the website).

March Hatchery Box
March Hatchery Box

Everything was so darling, even if tiny. The plus side – you can definitely use up everything before the next box rolls around! Free shipping on full sizes of anything you sample.

Sauces and Such
Sauces and Such

La Fundidora Fuego Salsa (~$2) This was delicious! I ate half on the chips in my FabFitFun box and the other on a turkey & cheese quesadilla. I loved the texture of this traditional salsa. I could go through a vat of it!

Ole man’s Spice Rub & Seasoning – Sprinkle Dat! (~$1) I haven’t had a chance to try this, but I will on my next burger. It really should be used on ribs but I love making everything taste like ribs.

 Causey’s Sweet & Smokey BBQ Sauce (~$2) This BBQ has a great not fake smokey taste! I loved this vinegar sauce, my favorite. Oh maybe ribs are in my future anyways.

Jalapeno Garlic Oil
Jalapeno Garlic Oil

Calivirgin Jalapeno Garlic Oil ($4.75) I was so impressed with this! They crush the peppers and garlics right with the olives to make this. It’s so flavorful! This will add some extra bite anywhere.

Strawberry Chipotle Potlicker
Strawberry Chipotle 

Potlicker Kitchen Strawberry Chipotle Jam ($1.75) Great sweet-heat combo. I’m eating it with cream cheese on pretzel thins!

Island Bee Organic Honey
Big Island Bees Organic Honey

Big Island Bees Organic Honey (~$1) Truthfully I don’t know what to do with naturally crystallized honey! I’ve never had it that way before. I’m thinking maybe smeared over a hot buttered english muffin? Help!

The value of my March Hatchery Tasting Box was around $13, maybe $15 to be generous. It’s really more about tasting each item than getting a huge retail value. I enjoyed the box and everything in it – absolutely nothing was a dud product. I think maybe they should say the box is $15 plus $5 shipping! Visit Hatchery Tasting Box to find out more and to subscribe. You can also see all the food & cooking subscription boxes in the directory!


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  • Chelsea

    I got a hatchery box and was so disappointed. Your box looks way better than the one last month. Just not worth the money to me…I can spend that money towards a different box that has full-sized products.

    • Brandy

      Mine autorenewed last night, I wanted to see one more, then I’m sure I’ll cancel. I have enough going on!

  • bclaire

    I LOVE this idea. I always want to try new ingredients and food items, but it’s a risk when you get full size!