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 $34/season and are purchased with a one-time charge (no recurring subscription). However, you can save $28 with an annual 4-box membership. (You can also save 25% on your first box with coupon code “rosebuds25“!)
Let’s see what’s in the Fall 2016 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box!
A peek inside. As always, the info booklet was neatly tucked into a pocket created with tissue paper and sealed with a sticker.
A “Little Book of Ingredients” pamphlet listed all of the items, as well as detailed information about each one. — All of the products in this Fall box were gluten-free!
Mom’s Popped Lotus Seeds – I’ve never heard of popped lotus seeds, so I was curious to give ’em a try… Unfortunately, they’re made with purified butter so I couldn’t. 🙁 I’m guessing they’re comparable to popcorn, but without the pesky kernels? They’re also 100% organic and gluten-free.
PS Seasonings & Spices Blueberry Gluten-Free Pancake Mix – A gluten-free pancakes mix made with real dried blueberries. Just add milk, melted butter, and an egg for 1-2 dozen light, fluffy pancakes. There’s also an alternate recipe for waffles too!
Superseedz Maple Sugar & Sea Salt Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds – Ooh! These sound — and look — super tasty. They’re small batch, dry roasted pumpkin seeds seasoned with organic sugar, maple sugar, vanilla extract, and unrefined sea salt. Not only are they vegan-friendly (yay!), but also non-GMO, gluten-free, and nut-free. 🙂
POURfect Beaker – This handy 1-cup beaker was designed with a special dripless spout & “gull wings” to help guide ingredients and eliminate spilling. It’s both dishwasher & microwave safe and features large, easy to read measurements. My current measuring cup is lacking the labels for 1/3 and 2/3 cup, so I was excited to see them clearly pointed out on this one.
Nuts Over Fish Cashew Nut Topping – A healthier alternative to batter frying fish in butter or creamy sauces, Nuts Over Fish serves as a flavorful topping for baked fish. It’s made with a blend of cashews, brown sugar, garlic, orange peel, and spices. It’s 100% gluten-free and can be used on chicken or vegetables as well.
I thought it was great that the Fall 2016 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box featured solely gluten-free products. I don’t personally follow a gluten-free diet, but I do like to limit my intake when I can. My favorite items this time around were the pumpkin seeds and dripless beaker. — They always include such handy kitchen tools! 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 25% on your first box with coupon code “rosebuds25“!
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.