Mary’s Secret Ingredients is a culinary surprise box that helps you “put some LOVE in your cooking!”.
Mary is the writer behind the food blog “Love — The Secret Ingredient“, where she shares recipes, cooking tips, and more. She launched Mary’s Secret Ingredients to introduce others to some of her favorite artisanal and gourmet goodies. She also shares recipes on her blog which will incorporate the ingredients in the boxes.
New boxes are released every season with a limited number available. 10% of their yearly profits are donated to Feed the Children, an organization that provides food, water, health care, and education to children in need.
Boxes are $25.95/season and are purchased with a one-time charge (no recurring subscription). (You can save 25% on your first box with coupon code “WELCOME“!)
Let’s see what’s in the Fall 2015 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box!
Everything was shipped in a big white box that asked to be handled “with loving care”.
A peek inside. — I always like when companies fold their tissue paper into pockets to hold the printed materials. Clever!
On top was a welcome note from Mary, letting me know what I’ll find inside.
A “Little Book of Ingredients” sheet listed all of the items, as well as detailed information about each one.
Ardent Mills Ultragrain All-Purpose Flour – When I first saw this I was like, “Really? Flour?”, but it kinda makes sense. Autumn is prime time for making delicious baked goods, most of which require flour, so… here it is! This is a blend of 30% Ultragrain whole wheat flour and 70% traditional white. It uses white wheat as opposed to the red variety for a taste & texture unlike most wheat varieties (more comparable to traditional white flour). Chances are, you won’t even be able to tell that it has 9 grams of whole grain per serving and twice the fiber of other all-purpose flours.
Coastal Goods Sarah’s Sea Salt Tuscan Seasoning – A classic Mediterranean sea salt blend that includes dried Italian herbs, spices, tomato, lemon peel, and sunflower & rosemary oils. You can sprinkle this on pizza, pasta, or grilled vegetables for a burst of flavor. Added to olive oil, it would also be a great bread dip.
POURfect 13-Piece Measuring Spoon Set – So apparently a “drop”, “smidgen”, “pinch”, and “dash” are all actual measurements? I had no idea! This 13-piece set of measuring spoons includes all of the following sizes: 1/64, 1/32, 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, 1 teaspoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1-1/2 Tablespoon and 2 Tablespoon. Each spoon easily snaps off of the attached ring and features a dripless spout with a fine edge for no drips. They’re also made in the USA, are BPA-free and dishwasher/microwave safe.
Jenkins Jellies – These pepper jellies are made in small batches using the freshest ingredients. They’re all natural, preservative-free, and contain no artificial flavors or coloring. Included were Guava Brava Pepper Jelly — which features the sweet flavor of guava blended with seven varieties of peppers, and Hell Fire Pepper Jelly — a classic pepper blend with a sweet and savory flavor. The two were packaged together and tied with a handy stir spoon.
Mary’s Pastel – Mary herself created this original pastel drawing using inspiration from her garden’s late-summer bounty. Use it as a postcard or frame it for your home.
The Fall 2015 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box included a nice selection of items to inspire your autumn baking. You can never have too much flour, the precise measuring spoon set is super useful, and the salt blend will be great as a bread dip. I’m not quite sure what I’ll do with the pepper jellies, so I’ll think I’ll pass them along to my mother-in-law who’s much more adventurous in the kitchen than I am. 😉
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Fall 2015 Mary's Secret Ingredients Box Review
While I was initially surprised by the inclusion of flour, I actually don’t mind that they sent it. At least it’s something almost anyone can use, right? My favorite item is the measuring spoon set — who knew a “smidgen” was an actual measurement? I sure didn’t. Unless, of course, it’s just the company being cheeky. 😉
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate links. Giveaway open to US residents only, 18+. Prize fulfillment to be handled directly by Mary’s Secret Ingredients. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to confirmation email and claim their prize. If I don’t get a reply, a new winner will be chosen.