Taste Trunk Gourmet November 2013 Review

IMG_3865The Box Taste Trunk is a delicious box that I just started subscribing to recently and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! I chose to subscribe to the Gourmet box, but they also have boxes for Health, Sweet, or BBQ. The Gourmet box “Features new items from the best gourmet lifestyle brands. Each trunk includes 5-10 products, discount coupons, backgrounds on the companies, and amazing new recipe ideas.” It is basically awesome delicious in your mouth every month.
cost Taste Trunk costs $29 dollars a month, and you can cancel OR switch to any other box theme at any time, which is great if you want to change the flavors up!
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The Taste Trunk always comes packaged in a USPS box, with their simple brown box tucked nicely inside. It is simple on the outside, but as soon as you open it up, you see how nicely everything is organized and displayed. It’s always wrapped up cute and comes with cards detailing the products and also offering recipes for the various items.
Whats inside
1 ~ Rabbit Creek Products – Pumpkin & Cream Cheese Bread Mix
$8.15
This quick bread mix comes in a cute little (heavy) package, and is a unique flavor of bread that I have never tried before! I am excited to whip this up one day and suprise people with my crazy awesome bread!
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2 ~ Vino de Milo – Gorgonzola Pear Dressing
$5.99
I was SOOO HAPPY to recieve this dressing! I am obsessed with sauces and this is such a strange, unique awesome flavor that I can’t wait to try on random items!!! They have tons of random amazing flavors- perfect for gifts!
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3 ~ Dulcet Cuisine Mild Indian Curry Ketchup
$6.00
How can I NOT love this with a description like this: “This smooth tomato ketchup is full-flavored with a cinnamon finish that spices up sweet potato fries, lamb, sausages, steak, shrimp, and stuffed peppers. Mix in with meatballs or use on the side as a dipping sauce. Make everyday delicious and use on burgers, hot dogs, eggs and fries. A ketchup for grownups and kids alike! ” …???? It sounds amazing!! I love all kinds of ketchup!!
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4 ~ JB’s Best – Black Bean, Corn, & Cilantro Salsa w/ Tequila
$5.99
Every ingredient in this salsa just gets better & better!! Even though it’s only mild and I usually prefer a hot sauce/salsa, all the amazing ingredients in this salsa are making it all the most better!! Can’t wait to chow down on this stuff!
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5 ~ Donsuemor Madeleines
$2.81/ 3 madeleines
These look soft & delicious! Excited to try them out! Mine were kinda smashed since the rest of the products were so heavy and big, but it doesn’t look like any damage is done : )
IMG_3871 product value Madeleines: $2.81
Salsa: $5.99
Ketchup: $6
Dressing: $5.99
Bread: $8.15
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TOTAL VALUE: $28.94
The value is almost completely on par with what I paid for the box, but this was a HEAVY box with big and nice products, so I’m not too concerned on the price, more on the great quality of these otherwise undiscoverable gourmet yummy items!
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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Taste Trunk Gourmet October 2013 Review

IMG_3393 The BoxTaste Trunk is a delicious box that I just started subscribing to last month and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!! I chose to subscribe to the Gourmet box, but they also have boxes for Health, Sweet, or BBQ. The Gourmet box “Features new items from the best gourmet lifestyle brands. Each trunk includes 5-10 products, discount coupons, backgrounds on the companies, and amazing new recipe ideas.” It is basically awesome delicious in your mouth every month.

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costTaste  Trunk costs $29 dollars a month, and you can cancel OR switch to any other box theme at any time : )

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the goodsThe Taste Trunk comes adorably wrapped in beautiful wrapping, however I took this picture the day after I opened it, so it didn’t look anything like my rendition, trust me. haha. Also, it comes with cards with recipes and coupons for the items inside. The nice little poem is a very cute touch too.

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Whats inside

1 • Shemp’s Old Fashioned Brand Whiskey Pepper Steak Sauce
$5.50/ 10 oz. bottle
This steak sauce is SOOOOOOO delicious! I am so excited about it! I love trying new hot sauces or any sauces in general from brands you just don’t see every day. Definitely a perfect 10 in the box for me! Check out the sauce here.
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2 • Southern Culture Shortstacks Pancakes & Waffle Mix – Bourbon Salter Pecan
$7.99/ 10 oz. container/ Serves 4
I was ecstatic to receive this mix in my box this month because I got a super cute waffle maker in my Fancy Food box the other month and these are going to be a delicious flavor to try! Check out the waffle mix here.
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3 • Bountiful Pantry – Pumpkin Chowder
$8.50/ 9.8 oz/ 8 servings
I am SOOOO excited to try this soup!! I’ve certainly been in the “fall” mood, and anything pumpkin-related gets me excited!! Also, while I was doing some research on the chowder mix, I came across this great pumpkin picture from their website with the soup. Check out their website here.
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4 • Wooden Table Baking Co. Traditional Alfajores
$4.89/ 3 pack/ 6 oz.
This is a “hand crafted vanilla cookie filled with dulce de leche and rolled in grated coconut.” The card they included on the company was a great letter from the owner of the company that made me think it was a great, family business, who was really dedicated to the treats they were making. Check out their products here.

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5 • Chateau White Garlic Marinade
$5.00/ 14 oz.
This. Sauce. Is. So. So. So. Frickin. Amazingly. Garlicky. Deliciously. PERFECT. We love it!!! It’s marinade but I can use it as a salad dressing. It is so perfect tasting. To me, it tastes like caesar crossed with italian plus more garlic and veggies… SO GOOD. Check out the website here. 
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product value
Marinade: $5
Steak sauce: $5.50
Waffle Mix: $7.99
Chowder: Mix $8.50
Cookies: $4.89
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TOTAL VALUE: $31.88

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

What I’m Wednesdays {Week 2}

soooo this post is a day late… woooops…

What I’m……

Wearing ~ We continued to have casual week last week, also didn’t include pictures of my stupid black outfits I have to wear to work on the weekends… A little Blackhawks, a winterized summer dress, mr. rogers sweater, and my favorite pair of jeans with my fanciest Tory Burch flats : )

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Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff's. : )

Always wearing my white Michael Kors watch & my 2 silver bracelets from Links. Those are also some beads from Vietnam from one of my bff’s. : )

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

favorite jeans & favorite flats!

Eating ~ Cold pumpkin spice from Corner Bakery, an example of my always random lunches full of goodies from my boxes and a delicious 3 Cheese Ziti of course! … a free plate of breakfast I snagged from the office, some panda express for a late dinner, my FIRST TIME at Freshii’s and OMG I am in love! You get to make your own concoctions and add as many ingredients as you want and it was just SO DELICIOUS! Also some goodies we picked up from the store the other night when we were feelin’ like fatties hahaha ; )

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Listening to ~ The Pop Underground by Andrew McMahon!! This little LP only has 4 songs on it, but I have had them on repeat to and from work for the past couple of days, over and over and over again. I just can’t get enough of Andrew’s voice, I’ve loved him since his Something Corporate days and I am just overly obsessed. I loved Jack’s Mannequin and I also like what he can do on his own. This album is from April, but in my haze of job applying and lost direction, I somehow didn’t even notice that he had released this LP. I am for sure making up for that with all the listens I am giving it. This week there were SO MANY amazing albums that also came out, however I haven’t had time to really listen and go over them, so that will be a post for another day.

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Listen to Synesthesia right NOW!

Looking Forward To ~ I finally decided on a pair of boots from my JustFab credit, so eager to get them (and see if they actually fit!!!). I hate returning things in the mail so I really hope these puppies are as big as people commented they were because I bought a size down in hopes that they will fit the right way since they don’t have a 9.5, only 9 or 10… I went with the 9 and hope that’s the right choice!! IT ALSO CAME WITH A YEAR AND HALF SUBSCRIPTION TO US WEEKLY! I didn’t even have to pay for anything! I though that was completely crazy because I know how expensive those tabloids are but I just started subscribing to Us Weekly when there was a Groupon or something for it…. Now mine will be extended for  1.5 years! Yayyy : ) Here are the boots I ordered:

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Can’t wait to see how they look in real life! : ) Also looking forward to receiving my October boxes, I got my Taste Trunk in the mail yesterday and it is FULL of goodies! Can’t wait to review it!

all love & smiles,

Sig3