Winter 2014 Mary’s Secret Ingredients Gourmet Subscription Box Review

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Mary’s Secret Ingredients is a limited edition culinary surprise box containing unique gourmet, artisanal ingredients along with small kitchen products for just $25.95 per quarter. I thought it was a surprisingly affordable box with a lovely selection of products!  Use coupon SWEET16 to save $16 on a one year subscription!


The box was packed so nicely! This would make a lovely gift. IMG_6820

We are past Thanksgiving so it’s nice to spice up cooking for the new year!IMG_6821

Great information card with lots of details.IMG_6826

Dutch Spirits American Era Cocktail Bitters ($14.99) Would that I had the time to drink that much alcohol. My husband said a little goes a very long way with these, and he’s excited to experiment with them. Each has a different flavor profile!IMG_6828

Gran Luchito Smoked Chili Paste ($8.95) Made in Mexico using chillies that have been ethically sourced directly from local farmers – I love smoky chili flavor and cannot wait to make some fajitas with this. It also uses agave and garlic flavor.IMG_6829

PaperChef Lotus Cups ($7.56) I may try this on Sunday when we have 3 family members in town (urrrrgh). I cannot stand having a big breakfast in my kitchen and I think this will make muffins both look pretty and be less messy! I love parchment!IMG_6830

Maddy’s Sweet Shop Lil’ Maddies Sweet Peppermint ($5.38) Very very light cookies. We so wanted to enjoy them more but we thought they were going to be minty versions of wedding cookies and they were more crumbly than that. They were not a bad selection at all – we just didn’t love them.IMG_6831

SerendipiTea Once Upon a Tea and Holiday Cheer ($5) + Tea Infuser Ball ($3.80) My darling daughter smooshed playdough through the infuser ball some time after I took this picture. It was as irresistible as the descriptions of these teas. Warm holiday flavors, each with a different profile (one is a black tea and one’s a rooibos).IMG_6832

Red Snapper Hot Chili Pepper Sauce ($8) I’ve seen plenty of hot sauce in my subscription box review days, so I was really happy to see this one that’s really made for adding to fish and seafood! My husband promptly used it on tacos.IMG_6833

Peeled Snacks Apple Aplenty Trail Mix ($7.99) This was SO SO SO good and my new favorite trail mix. It was not really sweet at all, and that’s why I loved it so much. I devoured this.

With excellent curation and a value of nearly $53, this was an amazing box!

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The Subscription: Mary’s Secret Ingredients
The Description: MARY’s secret Ingredients is a limited edition surprise culinary box. This seasonal box includes unique gourmet, artisanal ingredients along with a small kitchen product delivered to your door!
The Price: $25.95 per quarter


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  • Sara

    I just discovered this box a few weeks ago and wanted to sign up for the Winter box but it was already sold out. So I had to sign up for the spring box, this box looks really great!

    • Brandy

      it was a totally great box!!! whenever i get a good one like this i cannot wait until the next!