Fancy Food Box November 2013 Review

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The Box Fancy Food Box sends out amazing gourmet artisan foods every month! Full sized items, and all things that you wouldn’t normally buy in the store. This is my fourth Fancy Food box and I have loved each and every one! This month, they did a Thanksgiving theme : )
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cost $39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. Even if the value WASN’T that high, I’m sure they would still make an awesome box that was worth it! The Fancy Food Box has yet to bring me down.
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the goods Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with a couple recipes using ingredients in the box!
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Whats inside 1 ~ Crave Beef Jerky – Sweet Chipotle
$7.00
SO GOOD. We devoured this bag in minutes… sorry ’bout it. haha. Perfectly sweet and salty and meaty and just all around delicious!
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2 ~ Brooklyn Slate Cheese Slate Charcoal
$26.00
This was such a fun suprise in the box! It includes a cute little peice of mineral chalk and will be so perfect for entertaining!! Something I wouldn’t have bought for myself at the store, but I’m so glad to have gotten in my box!
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3 ~ The Gracious Gourmet Cranberry Raspberry Blood Orange Spread
$10.00
I am OBSESSED with fruit spreads/jams/preserves/etc., and this unique flavor profile is perfect for me! I can’t wait to try this with toast for my breakfast.
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4 ~ Grey Ghost Bakery Cinnamon Pecan Cookies
$9.00
I don’t normally like thing with pecans and almonds, but these cookies were SO GOOD! The cinnamon flavor was great, and there was just the right amount of sweetness with these cookies. We both devoured the bag! haha
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5 ~ Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps
$9.00
I haven’t tried these yet, but they look great for dips!
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6 ~ Sigmund’s Pretzel Chips
$3.00
These are super good! I love pretzel chips! The flavoring is savory and salty and perfect – another great vehicle for dipping!
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product valuePretzels: $3
Crisps: $9
Cookies: $9
Spread: $10
Slate: $26
Jerky: $7
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TOTAL VALUE: $64.00
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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Tyler Florence Fancy Box October 2013 Review

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This month was my first shipment of the Tyler Florence Fancy Box and I am so glad that I signed up! This subscription promises: “Get a collection of the best home goods hand-picked by celebrity chef Tyler Florence each month. Each box includes $80.00+ of products.” I’ve been reading reviews on these boxes for months and absolutely love all the kitchen products and gadgets included in each one. Definetly a perfect box for someone who wants to branch out in the kitchen! : )

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cost

$39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. We’re always talking full sized items people!!

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the goods

Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with the explanations of why Tyler chose each and every item in this month’s box! This is a great feature as it’s interesting to see why he thought the items would be great for people.

Whats inside

1 • Waiter’s Friend by Gentlemen’s Hardware
$20.00
This could be a really nice gift for someone, as it comes in some great packaging and has all three features of a quality bottle opener.

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2 • Doomed Crystal Skull Shot Glass
$10.00
This was the “Happy Halloween!” gift in this month’s box. This shot glass actually looks really cool and even when it’s not Halloween season this is still a great glass for a party!

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3 • Tyler Florence California Cabernet Marinade
$6.50
This can be used as a marinade or sauce… I think it’s safe to say that I will love this flavor! It says once you use it you’ll never go back to your last steak sauce, excited to give this a try making a brand new recipe in my crock pot!

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4 • Tyler Florence Brown Sugar Pork Rub
$5.00
A perfect balance between sweet and savory, this is not only a pork rub but would go good on things like french fries too! Excited to give this a try.

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5 • Wide Grater by Art & Cook
$11.99
I don’t have a nice grater so this is a great kitchen surprise! It comes in a bright green and a red also, but I’m stuck with the blackish grey one.. that’s okay, not everything I own needs to be rainbow colored!

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6 • Fox Run Vintage Double Timer
$20.00
This timer is absolutely adorable! I usually use Siri on my phone to set my alarms for me, but this will be a nice change.

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7 • Tyler Florence Pewter Oven Mitt
$19.00
Hopefully I will be doing a lot more baking now that the holidays are coming near, so this should come in handy! The other mitts I have are just a random mixture of ones that I’ve stolen from my Ma, so it’s nice to start my own lil collection haha : )

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product valueCorkscrew: $20
Shot glass: $10
Marinade: $6.50
Pork rub: $5
Grater: $11.99
Timer: $20
Oven mitt: $19
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TOTAL VALUE: $92.49

* This box doesn’t have the  greatest value, but it’s definitely much more than I paid for it and I can see myself using everything in the box! All the items are packaged and made with great quality – certainly great for my first Tyler Florence box! : )

all love & smiles,

Sig3

Fancy Food Box October 2013 Review

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The BoxFancy Food Box sends out amazing gourmet artisan foods every month! Full sized items, and all things that you wouldn’t normally buy in the store. This is my third Fancy Food box and I have loved each and every one! This month, they did a Halloween theme : )

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cost

 $39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). The value of the products inside is almost always double the cost of the box, if not more. Even if the value WASN’T that high, I’m sure they would still make an awesome box that was worth it! The Fancy Food Box has yet to bring me down.

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the goods

 Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with a couple recipes using ingredients in the box! I will use the descriptions on the cards to explain the products :)

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1 • Wondermade Pumpkin Pie Marshmallows
$7.50/ box of 16
“Made with real pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg, Wondermade marshmallows melt perfectly into a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and can be eaten on the go.” These come in super cute packaging and taste very unique! They are very pumpkiny and full of spice, along with loads of sugar. These are a very interesting treat! Check out the marshmallows here.

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2 • Popsations Dark Chocolate Caramel Drizzle Gourmet Popcorn
$9.00/ 8 oz. bag
“This stuff won’t last long if left in plain sight. Share with friends and family, and enjoy as a decadent step up from classic movie theatre popcorn.” I loveeee sweet gourmet caramel popcorns, I just really hope the dark chocolate isn’t too overpowering… Check out the popcorn here!

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3 • Tumabdor Crazy Little Animal Crackers covered in Milk Chocolate
$10.00/ 4.5 oz
“Why eat regular animal crackers when yours can be dipped in creamy chocolate? These gourmet treats make a great snack for children and grown-ups alike.” I think these will be a great office snack for me! I love animal crackers, and dipped in milk chocolate sounds fabulous : ) Check out their website here.

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4 • Pumpkin Meister Carving Kit
$24.99 on sale (Market Price: $43)
“These three professional quality tools will help bring out the artist in you. Use the culinary scoop to clean out stubborn seeds and pulp from your pumpkin, and v-tool to carve our facial features, and the carving knife to cut detailed patterns and edges.” I am SO HAPPY to have this!! These tools will be great for carving our pumpkins this year, and these tools also have normal uses for everyday around the kitchen, so it’s a win no matter what time of the year! Check out the tool set here.

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5 • Roni ~ Sue Lollipops – Tea & Honey/ Chile & Lime
$5.00
“This exclusive assortment of lollipops features unique flavor combinations that just might spook your taste buds!” These look very interesting and I’m eager to try them when I’m bored at the office ; ) Check out the lollipops here.

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product valueMarshmallows: $7.50
Popcorn: $9.00
Animal Crackers: $10.00
Carving Kit: $24.99
Lollipops: $5.00
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TOTAL VALUE: $56.49 

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all love & smiles,
Sig3

Fancy Food Box August 2013 Review

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The BoxFancy Food Box sends out amazing gourmet artisan foods every month! Full sized items, and all things that you wouldn’t normally buy in the store. This was my very first box and I am already obsessed. It’s full of such great foods!!! Yayyyy!

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cost $39/month, + shipping costs (mine is $7.95). Yes, this is a pretty pricey box, the most expensive one I’ve ever tried, BUT I love food, especially fun new discoveries that I would never have seen before! So worth it 🙂

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the goods Included is an envelope with some silly stickers & also cards about each product selected for this month’s box, along with a couple recipes using ingredients in the box! I will use the descriptions on the cards to explain the products 🙂

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Whats inside
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1 • Bodum Brazil French Press
$29.00
“All you need to brew an excellent cup of coffee is hot water & your favorite ground beans.”
So excited to try this out! I’ve been wanting one but never got around to actually buying myself one, so I was ecstatic to see this included in my first box! Check out the french press here.

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2 • Dang Toasted Coconut Chips
$6.00
“Made from the nutrient-packed, high-fiber copra, these chips go great atop yogurt and salads and can be enjoyed as a snack on their own.”
These are so healthy and should be good, I just really don’t like coconut flavor and I’m sure these are going to be very coconutty considering that’s what they are haha. Check out the chips here.

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3 • J & M Original Cheese Straws
$6.40
“These crispy, crunchy, savory treats are baked to perfection with just the right amount of spices.”
Check out the snacks here.

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4 • Ubons BBQ Bloody Mary Mix
$10.00
“A unique non-alcoholic bloody mary mix that incorporates traditional flavors with UBONS BBQ sauce.”
I am SOOOO excited to try this!! It looks so amazing and I love the branding and the fact that it’s BBQ flavored! Nom nom nom! Check out the mix here.

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5 • Umami Dust
$10.05
“Add some savory splendor (the “fifth taste”) to any of your favorite foods, from chips and popcorn to meats & veggies. Go wild!”
I tried this already on some cucumbers instead of the usual salt, and it was really good! It has a delicious, unique lemony salty flavor. And of course it’s better for ya than regular salt! Check out the umami dust here.

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6 • J & M Lemon Cookie Straws
$3.90
“Simple and delicious. A sweet complement to coffee or tea.”
I’m not big on lemon flavored things, but hopefully these will be a perfect office snack! Check out the cookie straws here.

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7 • Papabubble X Fancy Candy
$7.50
“Candy as adorable as it is delicious. Sweet, colorful, tangy, crunchy.”
These are fun candies that will be perfect for the office. Excited to munch on these cute, unique lil guys. Check out their website here.

product valueFrench Press: $29.00
Coconut Chips: $6.00
Cheese Straws: $6.40
Bloody Mary Mix: $10.00
Umami Dust: $10.05
Cookie Straws: $3.90
Fancy Candy: $7.50
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TOTAL VALUE:     $72.85

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• My favorites in this box are definitely the french press and the bloody mary mix! So excited to try them both! Also the cheese straws and candy will be great for office snacks, and the seasoning is an excellent/more healthy alternative to salt.

losers Since I’m not a big coconut fan, the toasted coconut chips is the biggest loser in my box. 😦 I’m sure I can find someone who will appreciate these more than I do! Other than these, I am excited to try basically everything!

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I’M ALREADY LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH’S BOX!!!!

all love & smiles,
Sig3