Each box comes with everything you need to create a memorable cooking experience: Select ingredients, recipes, a helpful tool, kitchen jams (as in music, not fruit spreads… though you could likely find those in there at some point too), and more. A Kitchen Box curates every monthly box with a different theme in mind. Their goal is to introduce you to new artisans, products, recipes, pairings, and more.
Subscriptions are $30/month and one-time boxes are also available. You can save $10 on your first box with coupon code 2LITTLEROSEBUDS!
Let’s see what’s in the A Kitchen Box “Bird Box”!
A peek inside.
An info card listed the contents of the box and the retail prices for each item. It also noted that a portion of its profits will be donated to the Orphanages of Kenya.
The back of the card included additional info on the ingredients, tools, and recipes featured inside.
Included were tips for making soup from scratch, what to do with leftovers, and a recipe for chicken pot pie.
Messermeister 8.5″ Utility Shears ($24.95) – These multi-function shears are super handy to have in the kitchen. They can serve as a screw driver, nut cracker, jar lid opener & gripper, bottle opener, and more. They’re made of stainless steel, are dishwasher safe, and come apart for hygienic cleaning. I have kitchen shears that I use daily, but I’m happy to have another pair.
Bluebird Farms Organic Whole Grain Emmer Farro ($5.95) – I actually received this in a previous box I reviewed (in November 2014), so I was kind of surprised to see it show up again. (Hopefully it’s not from the same stock!) Farro is an ancient grain that’s high in protein, low in gluten, and said to have a chewy, satisfying texture. It can be added to soups, stews, salads, or just eaten as a side dish with roasted veggies.
A Kitchen Box Cranberry Fig Merlot Jam ($7.95) – A unique jam made with cranberries, figs, and yes, merlot. A Kitchen Box suggests enjoying it on a sandwich with leftover turkey (or Tofurky!), or in a panini.
Flour Sack Towel ($3.95) – A Kitchen Box includes a brand new towel in each of their boxes so you can toss out your grungy old ones. While I appreciate this addition, I’d love to see some kind of printed ones featured instead of plain ol’ white. 😉
Kitchen Playlist – Also included was a “Kitchen Inspiration Playlist” (that can be accessed on their website) featuring tracks by Jack White, Blitzen Trapper, and Quiet Hollers.
What to Drink – The reverse side of the playlist included a selection of affordable wine recommendations.
While I don’t personally cook and consume birds, I was happy to see that the items A Kitchen Box included can be used by anyone — even vegans like myself. My favorite item was definitely the utility shears, since it’s something I’ll use often. The total retail value of the whole box was a bit over $40. Not bad!
If you’d like to sign up for their monthly box (or give A Kitchen Box as a gift) you can save $10 on any subscription when you enter the code “2LITTLEROSEBUDS” at checkout.
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.