Today I’m reviewing Tasterie – an allergen-friendly sample box subscription service. I received a box from them to review, so an extra thanks goes to the kind people at Tasterie for letting me try out the service.
Here’s what my sample box looked like:
Their signature box is $20.00 (like the one I received, but they also offer a snack box for $15) and they come in a variety of food allergy or dietary preferences:
- Top 8 allergen free
- Dairy Allergy
- Dairy & Soy Allergy
- Dairy & Egg Allergy
- Egg Allergy
- Gluten & Wheat Allergy
- Gluten, Wheat & Dairy Allergy
- Gluten, Wheat Allergy and Vegan
- Healthy and Nutritious
- Peanut & Tree Nut Allergy
- Soy Allergy
Seriously, is that not amazing? This is the only box I’ve seen so far (and please correct me if I’m wrong) that goes THIS deep into allergens. I mean, you can get gluten-free boxes (and we’re reviewed them here), but this is intense! You FINALLY know what to give your vegan or highly-allergic friends for their birthday or holidays – a subscription to Tasterie!
My Tasterie box included:
- Two Gorge Delights Just Fruit Bars: Apple Cherry and Pear Strawberry. You can buy it here. For 16 40 gram bars they retail for $27.00 online. I loved the apple cherry but the pear strawberry was kind of weird. I really liked the idea of these bars though – just fruit! Definitely interested in these.
- Two bags of Brothers All-Natural Fruit Crisps: Apple and Banana Strawberry. You can buy it here. They retail for around $22 for a 24 pack. Each pack has 1/2 cup of fruit in it. They are freeze-dried fruit – that’s all. Freeze-dried is so much more awesome than dried fruit, because it always reminds me of astronaut food that I used to buy in the Discovery store as a kid (do you remember those stores that your mall had as a kid?). I loved these, but I could eat like 10 bags in one sitting. These could be dangerous for me.
- One bag of Mini Pops in Sea Salt flavor. You can buy it here. It retails for $2.98. I’ll be reviewing several flavors of Mini Pops in a later review, but these are pretty cool. They’re more nutritious than regular corn popcorn because they’re actually sorghum. And they’re tiny – so there’s an extra cool factor in there as well.
- One small bag of Beanitos. You can buy it here. The small bags retail at full price for $1.98. I love love love Beanitos. They’re corn-free and have a low glycemic index. They are so unique tasting. We stock up on these at our house.
- One jar of jam. Kind of a random addition, but I like the variety of adding a jam into the mix. It was really sweet – too sweet for me!
- A small bag of chocolates. They were also dairy-free and reminded me of Enjoy Life’s chocolate chips, but these were really dried out. I had to throw them away. I’d be disappointed if I paid for the box and the chocolates (often my favorite part of anything) were bad.
- One bag of Gluten Free Mama’s Pancake Mix. You can buy it here. It retails for $8.99 online. I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, because we clearly don’t make enough pancakes. It seems like every company under the sun has been sending us pancake mix lately!
- One package of Alive & Radient Foods Kale Krunch. You can buy it here. It retails for $5.99. It’s the Quite Cheezy flavor – but it’s raw and vegan, so you know what that means, fake cheese. It’s nutritional yeast, cashews, and red bell pepper flavoring. Yikes, this was NOT what I was expecting. I was kind of grossed out by the flavor – but I’m not a big fan of vegan cheese anyways. It left a terrible taste in your mouth, but that’s not unlike many kale chips that I’ve tried! I would actually really like to try their chocolate flavor, a chance for this kale chip company to redeem themselves for tricking me with fake cheese. What’s interesting is that by the end of the bag (yes, I ate the whole thing), I found myself addicted to it. I guess I don’t mind the flavor of fake cheese after all!
- One 2013 calendar. I honestly have no idea why this is in here, but okay!
Murph the cat really liked the box – although to be fair, I didn’t let him try any of the food.
I really like that each of the products that are in the Tasterie pack have been verified by Tasterie as gluten-free. Thank you for doing the due diligence so we don’t have to! On their email to me they said they are “Rigorously screening manufacturers and products for allergens via a peer reviewed multistep protocol.” Awesome!
Here’s some background on what Tasterie’s mission:
1. Provide great tasting food from vendors all over the world that met rigorous allergen testing/manufacturing protocols.
2. Encourage a healthy and nutritionally balanced lifestyle for kids & adults regardless of their food allergies, intolerances or other dietary preferences.
3. Provide a service that was so easy, convenient, and delightful that it would seamlessly become a part of daily lives.
How long will it take to get my box of delicious food once I submit an order?
We ship our TasterieBoxes on the 15th of every month. If you placed your order by the last day of the month, your first TasterieBox will ship on the 10th of the following month. Once your order ships, it should take 3-8 days to arrive.
Each month, you can expect to receive 6-7 high quality hand-picked foods. Our products are not sample sized and you’ll likely receive many servings out of each snack that your whole family can enjoy.
So what do I think of Tasterie? I think it’s AWESOME! It definitely gets a 5 out of 5 for me.
Here’s more details on our Tasterie giveaway!
TASTERIE BOX GIVEAWAY:
1 Tasterie box of your choosing from the listen allergen-friendly boxes
1 winner, picked randomly (via Random.org) based on valid entries.
HOW IT WORKS:
Each person can be entered into our contest only once!
- HOW TO ENTER: 1 entry (Limit 1 per person) on Celiacandthebeast.com. Comment on THIS post and tell me what box you’d most like to receive if you are the lucky winner! Why should you win a Tasterie box? Make sure that you input your email address in the form so we can contact you if you’re the winner!
Friday November 16th, 5pm PST.