Taste Guru is one of the few monthly subscriptions boxes out there that’s dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle. It’s a great way for those who follow a gluten-free diet to discover new “safe” food, drink, and snack items.
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 March’s box!
Like last month, the March box was also bright purple and rather heavy.
The info card listed all of the products, along with photos and short descriptions of each one. On the back of the card was a recipe for Skinny Shirataki Noodles (included in the box) with Mushrooms.
A quick peek inside!
This month’s box came with a copy of the March/April issue of Simply Gluten Free magazine. It was packed with tons of gluten-free recipes, many that were also vegan-friendly. The cover price is $8.95, so this is a great non-food “bonus”!
Laiki Red Rice Crackers – These crackers contain just 3 ingredients: whole grain red rice, sustainably farmed palm oil, and sea salt. They’re vegan, gluten-free, and made with non-GMO grains.
Amrita Mango-Coconut Energy Bar – A gluten-free/vegan energy bar made with non-GMO, raw ingredients. It’s packed with fruits, seeds, and has 4 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein.
Skinny Shirataki Noodles – I’ll just go ahead and state that these noodles scare me. They’re totally translucent and devoid of calories. They might as well just be invisible. (Ghost noodles! Ahhh!) The ingredients are Purified Water, Konnyaku Yam Flour (Glucomannan), and Calcium Hydroxide… Yum?
Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps – Yay! We’re all big fans of these pea-based snacks here in the Rose house. My girls love snacking on ’em and I love that they’re made with real veggies (well, legumes).
Keen One Quinoa Thai Curry – I’m really excited to try this one… It’s a quick-cooking quinoa dish flavored with Thai spices. I keep wanting to like quinoa, but can’t ever get past its weird (bitter?) flavor. I’m a big fan of Thai curry, so hopefully this will win me over.
E-Hydrate Drink Mix – An all-natural powdered drink mix that contains more electrolytes than leading sports drinks. I really like having little packets like these around in the warmer months to keep me hydrated. I’m awful at drinking enough water. 4 different flavors were included.
Hi-Chew Candies – Chewy, fruit-flavored candies from Japan. I received grape and mango.
Wei Kitchen Shallot Oil – A small-batch cooking oil made with organic safflower oil and Washington grown shallot onions. Shallot oil is a staple in Vietnamese cuisine and is said to pack a lot of flavor.
Maruso Soy Sauce – Two samples were included: Original thick black bean soy sauce and Ghost Soy (spicy thick black bean soy sauce made with ghost pepper).
Seaweed Love Original Roasted Seaweed – Oh, seaweed… This has truly become a snack box staple and I really wish I could get into it. It’s just not gonna happen. Sorry, seaweed.
March’s Taste Guru box definitely seemed to have a bit of an Asian-inspired theme goin’ on! The magazine was a nice bonus and I’m excited to try the Thai curry quinoa.
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!
March 2015 Taste Guru Review
I love the inclusion of a (pricey) magazine this month. I’d never pay $9 for a magazine, so it’s fun to get it in a subscription box. As always, a great mix of snacks/beverages/food items too!
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.