Mouth is a company devoted to helping you discover and get the best, most delicious and most interesting indie food products and to help indie makers grow their business.
They offer an astounding 16 monthly subscriptions! You can also order individual products from their online store. Shipping is free for orders over $100.
This review covers July 2016’s Mouth Indie Ingredients Every Month subscription.
All items arrived well packaged in strong protective air bubble wrap.
Along with a list of the enclosed products and a coupon to use toward a future purchase, Mouth wrapped the food products in attractive butcher paper and placed them in a fancy brown bag.
Due in no small part to the fancy packaging, I feel as if I just got home from a boutique grocery and am unwrapping my finds.
July 2016’s package contained vodka sauce, extra virgin olive oil, blackberry vinegar, Caribbean hot sauce and smoked sea salt.
The ingredients and their respective makers are listed on the enclosed information sheet.
Along with the indie foods, my subscription also included a cocktail recipe. I was so excited to try this drink that I sent my husband out to get some Leopold Brothers Aperitivo! Originally distributed in 2015, it’s the first American-made aperitivo on the market. Made from vodka that’s flavored with grapefruit peels, coriander and flowering botanicals and colored with cochineal, this may not be suitable for vegetarians, but it’s delicious nonetheless!
The cocktail tasted of floral grapefruit with a hint of lime. Although I enjoyed it very much, I was surprised that more of the watermelon didn’t shine through. I’m excited to discover even more cocktails I can make with my new Aperitivo! Does anyone have any suggestions?
Wow! This is my new favorite jarred pasta sauce! Jar Goods’s Very Special Classic Vodka Tomato Sauce ($8) smells fantastic as soon as you open the jar, and it tastes even better! It’s the first jarred sauce that I’ve had that tastes like it’s homemade. Eating this with penne, I thought I was eating a homemade tomato sauce in an upscale Italian restaurant. It’s unbelievably good.
Although it contains cream and vodka, neither overpowers the sauce. While I couldn’t really taste the cream, I did get a hint, but only a hint of the vodka in the sauce. Overall, the sauce tastes like freshly picked, perfectly ripe tomatoes. Delicious!
Baja Precious’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($12.99) is delicious! I also love the bottle. Underneath the cap, a collapsible spigot emerges that allows you to fine tune exactly how much olive oil you’d like to pour. Produced in Baja California (Mexico), I was somewhat surprised to find this product in this month’s box. Still, I was happy it was included.
I used Baja Precious’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil on my salt block caprese salad, which was delicious!
Hoskins Berry Farm’s Biodynamic Organic Blackberry Vinegar ($6.25) surprised me. It’s not at all sweet. An actual fruit vinegar, it’s produced with marionberries and Chester blackberries. The blackberries themselves are then fermented in oak. The resulting vinegar is alive and raw.
I combined it and Baja Precious’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil to make a dressing for my salad. After tasting it, though, I decided it still needed some sweetness, so I mixed in some Oregon High Desert Honey that I received in May’s Hive Box. The result was fantastic!
Todd’s Inner Beauty Hot Sauce ($8.99) is delicious and HOT! A little bit goes a long way. Produced from mustard, scotch bonnet peppers, caribbean spices, papaya, pineapple and mango, this sauce won first place in 2016’s Zest Fest. I plan to use it to make some Caribbean chicken wings after the kids go to bed later this week.
This Bourbon Smoked Sea Salt ($9) smells amazing right out of the jar! It’s what I’d expect to smell if I were making succulent barbecue in the part of Spaceship Earth at Epcot in Walt Disney World where Rome is burning down. I couldn’t wait to use it!
I used it in both the marinade and the cooking of this skirt steak. Topped with Mable’s Barbecue Sauce (also available from Mouth!), the result was fantastic!
To top it all off, Mouth enclosed a coupon good for 10% off a future purchase. Perfect!
The only downside to this subscription is the cost. While the retail values of the products sent come to $45.23, the subscription costs either $65 or $70 a month, depending on the length of your subscription. Yes, that includes shipping, but it’s still pretty steep. Since Mouth includes free shipping on orders over $100 from their shop, it may be worth considering buying individual products valued at over $100 from their shop instead of the subscription.
Still, I loved my first installment of Mouth’s Indie Ingredients Every Month Club! All of the products were special, small batch, artisan products that tasted heavenly. I can’t wait to see what they send out next month!
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The Description: We curate a monthly box of the best, most show-stopping small-batch sauces, oils, vinegars, hot sauces, condiments and spices in the shop. Our indie makers have done the hard part for you by locking in on that elusive “it factor” flavor and bottling it right up.
The Price: $210.00 per quarter