****This was not a paid post and my honest opinion was used. The opinions are solely my own and may vary from others. The products mentioned below have been provided by Mantry for the review free of charge.****
The package arrived in the evening when I was giving our son a bath, I heard the UPS guy knock and my fiance answered the door and he instantly became excited when he realized what it was. I had to tell him to wait to open it until our son was out of the bath so I could take some photos while he opened it. Each month the Mantry items arrive in a neat wooden crate and everything is packed to perfection so that nothing breaks, I like the crate because it can be reused to store things in the garage, broken down for a bon fire, or it can be used for a number of other things. Inside of the package we found Bittermilk - Bourbon barrel old
fashioned, Chef's cut Jerky - Chipotle cracked pepper jerky, Vermont
smoke & cure smoked pepperoni, Halfpops chipotle barbecue
halfpops, Skillet Street food bacon jam and Southern Soul BBQ Hot
Georgia soul sauce. As with any subscription of there is no guarantee
you will love every single item that comes in the box, my fiance was
very excited about all the items aside from the Bittermilk.
The jerky was the first thing to disappear from the box because my fiance loves almost everything having to do with Chipotle and we are both jerky lovers so he ate this right away. The Smoked pepperoni is also pretty good it has a rich flavor that normal store bought pepperoni doesn't offer, we used this to make a BBQ pepperoni and chicken pizza and we also ate some on crackers. The halfpops were also pretty good they are a cross between popcorn and corn nuts, they were crunchy and offered a mouth full of flavor, I would be interesting in seeing what other flavors they sell. We haven't used the other products as of yet but we plan on using them soon. The two recipes they featured with this box are a Smoked Pepperoni, Mozza & Basil grilled cheese and a Pulled pork with bacon jam and sliced apple sandwich that use products in this specific crate. If you want to try out the recipes yourself they are available on their website. What did we do with the wooden box? Our daughter asked to use it as a pet bed for her stuffed animals so we let her keep in after removing the two large staples that hold the lid onto the crate. The crates are $75 a month plus $10 for shipping and handling, it includes Six full sized artisan food products all handmade in the USA.