Taste Trunk Healthy Box Subscription Review + Coupon – July 2016

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Taste Trunk is a monthly subscription box of gourmet treasures. You can pick one of 4 themes – sweet, BBQ, gourmet, and healthy chef! You can, in addition to the subscription, choose gift boxes that do not have a subscription. It’s also worth checking out the site to see what seasonal trunks are available!

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The interior packing is just as elegant as the design on the outer box.

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Care is taken to ensure that items are packed to reach your home in one piece.

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Everything in this month’s Healthy Chef Box!

taste honey

Big Island Bees Raw Macadamia Nut Blossom Honey ($10.00):  Floral and nutty flavor, velvety texture and a dark chocolate color. Great over ice cream or with pancakes and waffles!  This is priced at $10.99 in the Taste Trunk shop.  The description is very accurate, but I would say that the floral flavor was more noticeable than the nutty flavor.  However, I feel that macadamias have a milder flavor than some other nuts.  Their flavor profile lends a slightly buttery aftertaste to the honey.

taste vinegar

Napa Valley Vinegar Co. – Raspberry Vinegar ($9.99):  I have a love/hate relationship with raspberry flavored things.  Real raspberries = yay!  Artificial raspberry flavor = nay.  This vinegar won points because it is made from real fruit puree.  It had a nice rounded flavor – not too sharp or too sweet.  I can’t wait to make a salad and use this in my vinaigrette.  A recipe is even provided on the bottle.

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San Francisco Salt Co. – Cherry Smoked Sea Salt ($5.99):  Smoked Cherrywood sea salt is made with pure sea salt that has been slowly smoked above a Maine cherrywood fire – a centuries old process.  The result is a smooth, slightly sweet tasting sea salt, without harshness or bitterness.  Enjoy it on meat, poultry, fish and more.  I received the coarse grain salt (a fine grain is available).  The smoky scent was the first thing I noticed when I opened the bag.  There is a sharp saltiness to this salt, and the smokiness is more of a finishing note.  I would use this on a pork roast or other meat that can take on a lot of salt.

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Close up view of salt grains.

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Urban Accents Veggie Roaster Seasonings – Asian Curry & Honey ($5.25):  This is listed at $5.99 in the Taste Trunk shop.  This contains a blend of honey, cumin, red pepper, peppercorns, sugar, onions, and other spices.  The timing for this couldn’t have been better; I just bought a bag of carrots for another recipe that only needed 2, so I have a bunch left over.  I’ve received other Urban Accents seasoning mixes from Taste Trunk and liked them; hoping this is just as tasty.

While I like all of the items in this Taste Trunk, I do feel that this month was a little underwhelming with regards to the value.  The total value was less than the cost of a single box.  Also, when compared to last month, there were fewer items.  On the bright side, I already have dishes in mind that will use each of the ingredients that I received. Mmm, dinners….

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this box or one of the other Taste Trunk themes (Gourmet, Sweet, or BBQ), so leave a comment below. Save $10 on anything in the Taste Trunk store with coupon code hellosubscription

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The Description: Taste Trunk offers 4 different monthly trunks: Gourmet, Sweet, Health, and BBQ. Each trunk has 5-10 products. Every box is all-natural.
The Price: $36.00 per month
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