Friday, July 19, 2013

Gourmet Taste Trunk July Review

I want to introduce you to a fairly new subscription, Taste Trunk.  Lucky me that I won a great giveaway over at Ramblings of  a Suburban Mom for one of these great boxes from Taste Trunk. I had wanted to sign up for this great box since I heard of it, and after seeing the reviews I know I would have signed up. So, a free box was a great surprise. The most difficult part of signing up for this subscription was picking out just one of the box themes.  Taste Trunk gives you the option of the following boxes: Gourmet, Sweet. Healthy and BBQ. They all sounded and looked so good, the decision was sooo hard.

First, What is TasteTrunk? 

Taste Trunk is a monthly food subscription that sends out premium food, recipes, and discount coupons for goods right to your door each month. The monthly cost is $29. After picking either: Gourmet, Sweet , Healthy or BBQ, Taste Trunk will send you 5-10 (mostly full size) awesome/premium samples, and recipes to go with that product, in each monthly box.

After much deliberation I picked the Gourmet Taster Trunk. So , enough talk and on to the box.

July Gourmet Taste Trunk Box

At first look the Taste Trunk box won me over with it’s presentation. The box was stamped with hot wax, embellished with “Taste Trunk”. The information cards were nicely packaged in old fashion paper sack, and tied with red twine.  I truly appreciate when I box spends time on the packaging and presentation . It makes the experience of getting a monthly subscription so much more fun and enjoyable. 

The first look inside the box.

Cucina & Amore Artichoke Bruschetta- $3

Cucina & Amore is an International delicacies, and was founded in 1983. This Artichoke Bruschetta was made with the most fresh ingredients and full of flavor. I have not tried this yet, but it looks absolutely delish. I am a big fan of artichoke so I know I will like it.  I do think that this will be perfect on top of a slice of tomato with a piece of mozzarella. Mmmm yummy.

Susan’s Gourmet Mango Salsa- $4.25

I am a big fan of salsa. At first glance you can tell this is a great salsa, and the ingredients look so vibrant and fresh.  This will be perfect on top of some fresh fish. The recipe card actually states that this would be great with Halibut or Tilapia. Sounds like a perfect and healthy recipe for me! Cannot wait to try it out.

Mexico Lindo Hot Sauce-$3.50

I most definitely will be the only one trying this hot sauce out in my house, my fiance’ is not very fond of really spicy food. I may actually gift this to my parents to tell you the truth.  They love, love the hottest hot sauce you can find.  With the all-natural and fine ingredients I am sure this is a fantastic hot sauce.

Purely American Gilroy Garlic Pasta Stir Fry Mix- $6.25

This looks fantastic. Now if I only ate Pasta. However, this will be perfect for me bring to a BBQ dinner this summer to share with my friends and family.  This pasta mix came with everything that you need to make this garlic Pasta Stir Fry. The recipe card also recommends mixing in some zucchini and some other ingredients to make it even tastier.

Miners Mix OMGarlic Cheese Bread Spread- $5

Just the name screams yumminess.  This sounds a little like a powder ranch packet, since the instructions say to mix it with Mayonnaise. We are not big mayo eaters; however, the recipe card has a great recipe for Gilled Bacon Jalapeno Wraps, which my mother would love. You mix the OMGarlic Mix with cream cheese instead.  We most definitely will be trying this out, and possible impressing my mother will some grilled jalapenos! Yummy!

Community Spice Co. Prima Vera Spice Rub -$5

This spice mix is a blend of black pepper, sea salt, rosemary, onion, tomato powder, paprika, thyme, parsley, close, fennel, and corn oil.  I think this will be perfect on some pork tenderloin.  I love getting new spices and trying them out, especially when they are not too spicy. I think this will be perfect and delicious as well.

Oren’s Kitchen Coconut Chili Macadamias- $7

Yes please. You can send macadamias my way any day of the week; they are my favorite. These were delicious; the perfect amount of spicy and sweet with the crunch of the macadamia nut was perfect. I had a little bit of this as a snack right away, and then put some on top a mixed green salad. I am unfortunately all out now, so I will have to find where to buy some more soon.

Imperial Organic Vanilla Rooibus Chai Tea - $4

Always love getting tea. I think with all the tea I get I will be set for the rest of the year. But, Chai tea is one of my favorites, and I do not get it too often.  This full set of 18 tea bags will go into use right away.

Discount on The Andiron Seaside Inn and Cabins in Mendocino, CA

Taste Trunk also gave a card that says if you are in the California area and you stay at Andiron Inn you get 15% off your stay, which is awesome. Do not think I will be going to California soon, but a great something extra in the box for people heading that direction for a summer trip.

TICKLED PINK OPINION: This Gourmet Taste Trunk defiantly made me feel like I was on a voyage/ adventure across the world, in the form of amazing gourmet food finds.  All but 1 item in this amazing box was full size, which is also a huge plus in my eyes.  The whole Gourmet Taste Trunk box had a total value of approximately $38, even more if you use the discount on the Andiron Inn.  At a monthly cost of $29 it definitely was worth it.  The experience of this box in itself is very unique. It is great  to experience new things, and why not through food sometimes. I cannot wait to experience and see other boxes from Taste Trunk.

Would you like to go on an adventure through your taste buds? Well then, Taste Trunk is just at your finger tips. You can find out more about Taste Trunk or Sign up HERE.

Until next time

Stay Tickled Pink,



  1. This box looks great and I agree, the presentation is definitely a winner!! Speaking of winner, how on earth did you win one of those million entry giveaways at Ramblings??? You must be one lucky girl!! ;)

    1. I know I was shocked to see that I won. I never win anything, haha.