Taste Guru is a monthly subscription box dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle. They’ve been around for a while and I’ve always been interested in checking them out. When they offered me a box for review, I happily obliged. (Yay, snacks!)
Taste Guru provides 6 to 9 totally gluten-free goodies in each of their monthly boxes. Items can include snacks, baking mixes, granola, condiments, and more. They also like to include one or two non-food items as well as a chef-inspired recipe (gluten-free, of course!).
Subscriptions are $19/month plus shipping ($24 total), or less with multi-month commitments. They also offer surprise bonus items for the 6- and 12-month plans. Everyone who uses my link at the end of this post will receive a FREE tote bag with any subscription!
Let’s see what’s in January’s box!
Everything was packed inside a big red box emblazoned with the Taste Guru logo.
First look. I love having absolutely no idea what I’ll be finding inside of these new-to-me boxes. I mean, obviously I have some idea… But you get what I’m sayin’. I hope. 😉
The info card did what an info card does… It listed all of the products, along with photos and short descriptions of each one. Oh, and the back featured a recipe for gluten-free pancakes.
Boulder Granola (in Original and Chocolate Chunk) – Mmm! I love Boulder granola. I received it in another subscription box a while back and it was delicious. Both of these flavors are organic, gluten free, vegan, and have less sugar than many other brands. I like that these little pouches are resealable — perfect for snacking on throughout the day.
Simply 7 Quinoa Chips – These are another one of my favorite subscription box finds. They’re lightly salted chips made with quinoa flour. They have 40% less fat than regular potato chips and pack a super satisfying crunch. SO good.
Simply 7 Lentil Chips – Instead of quinoa flour, these ones are made with lentil flour and are just as tasty. They have a unique “puffed” texture that reminded me of kernel-less popcorn, if that makes sense.
Old School Brand Stone Ground White Grits – I’ve actually never had grits before, but I’m open to trying them. Even though all I think of when I hear the word “grits” is a sticker in an office I used to work at that read “Kiss My Grits!”. I’m not sure if that’s from a tv show, or if it’s offensive, but… there it is. (I’ll definitely be Googling it after this review.)
Nogii Protein D’Lites in Chocolate Caramel Bliss – 2 mini-sized, protein-packed gluten free snack bars. These are the perfect size for a quick afternoon treat.
Wowbutter – A peanut-free alternative to classic peanut butter spread. This is made with non-GMO toasted soy nuts and is a source of complete protein & omega 3’s. A great option for those with nut allergies.
Oven Baked Organics Gluten Free Pancake Mix – I just received this same pancake mix in a Fit Snack box and ended up using it last week. The instructions included options to make them vegan, which I did, and they turned out really well. The mix is made with whole food ingredients including 100% whole grain flour from millet, brown rice, and teff. There are no additives or preservatives and it’s both vegan and gluten-free.
Wyoming Gourmet Beef Jalapeno Beef Stick – I’m vegan and this is a meat stick. You prooobably don’t want to hear what I think about a meat stick. 😉 (If you really want to know more about it, feel free to click the link.)
Funny Face Choo Choo Cherry Cranberries – Dried cranberries with a little added sweetener. I tried these thinking they would be sweet, but soon remembered just how tart cranberries actually are. VERY tart.
Tabasco Original Red Sauce – This is the tiniest bottle of hot sauce I’ve ever seen. It’s downright adorable. When its contents are gone I’m totally saving it for my girls to use for their dolls. (Dolls like hot sauce, right?)
Delight Gluten Free Magazine – At first I was a little surprised that they were sending a September/October magazine in January, but then I saw that it wasn’t listed on the info card so I’m assuming it’s just a nice bonus item. Can’t complain about a bonus, right? Plus, it’s not like recipes are suddenly irrelevant a few months after they’re published. Oh, and it has a $5.95 cover price, so it’s not a cheapo mag either.
Overall, I was pleased with my first Taste Guru experience. There was a nice mix of items — sweets, salty snacks, breakfast foods, etc. — which is always good. I know gluten-free foods tend to be on the pricey side, so I’d say the value was there too.
If you’d like to sign up for Taste Guru, you can use my special link (this one) to get a FREE Taste Guru grocery tote with any subscription plan — no coupon code needed!
January 2015 Taste Guru Review
Great box for those who live a gluten-free lifestyle. Or even for those who don’t. Everyone likes tasty, healthy food, right? Right!
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.