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 Spring 2016 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box!
The box! I actually didn’t notice that blurb about calling (844) MARYS BOX until after opening it up. (Oops!) I still haven’t called because… well I just haven’t. 😉 I believe it may have something to do with their new members only golden ticket giveaway where 10 winners got a Joseph Joseph Elevate knife. I’m not an actual member, so… No knife for me!
A peek inside. As always, the info cards were 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.
Just Jan’s Tangerine Marmalade – Created as a unique twist on traditional orange marmalade, this spread features sweet & tangy tangerines. It’s made with all natural ingredients and is lower in sugar that other marmalades. It’s both vegan and gluten-free. I’ll definitely be trying this on some toast!
Joseph Joseph Rocker Stainless Steel Garlic Crusher – I’ve always minced/crushed garlic the conventional (smelly) way — with a plain ol’ knife. I honestly never thought of buying a dedicated tool for the job. That said, this stainless steel crusher is a welcome addition to my kitchen arsenal. Just rock it over a garlic clove, scrape the pieces into the pan, pop it in the dishwasher, and you’re golden. Plus no stinky hands!
Sir Kensington’s Dijonnaise – An all natural dijon mayo spread made with non-GMO ingredients including sunflower oil, free range egg yolks, mustard seed, and organic sugar. It’s both soy and gluten free.
Savory Choice Authentic Veggie Pho Liquid Broth Concentrate – Each pouch of this Pho broth concentrate is reconstituted with 2 cups of hot water. It can be used as a soup base, marinade or add to rice and noodle dishes for a dash of Asian flavor.
100 Cups a Day Special Edition Tea Cup – 100 Cups A Day is an organization dedicated to the physical and spiritual well-being of water, founded by sculptor and ceramic artist Natalie Blake. Each of her cups are hand-thrown in porcelain with all proceeds going to Caminos de Agua – an organization working to innovate and implement open source solutions to sustainable, safe, clean drinking water in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico and globally. For this spring box, Natalie has crafted a special edition symbolic cup. “The simplest vessel gifting the simplest need. Drink 100 cups of water and become aware of water in your life.”
The Tea Spot Meditative Mind Sachets – A signature blend of white tea with overtones of jasmine and rosebud. Jasmine is one of my favorite flavors of tea so I was happy to see this blend in the box. 3 sachets are included.
The Spring 2016 Mary’s Secret Ingredients box featured a nice variety of products. My favorite item is probably the Joseph Joseph garlic crusher, with the tea trailing close behind. I’m also looking forward to trying the tangerine marmalade. Yum!
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 links. Giveaway and prize fulfillment are handled directly by Mary’s Secret Ingredients.