Dried and True Review – August 2016

by Must Have Boxes on August 21, 2016

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Company: Dried and True

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $25.00/month, free shipping

About: “Handcrafted Beef Jerky, Made in Small Batches.

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive 3 bags of Dried and True jerky. Select from Original, Ginger Teriyaki, or Chile Limon. Choose your own assortment of flavors and cancel anytime. Dried and True jerky contains no nitrates, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.

The Box:

Beef jerky is one of my favorite protein-packed snacks and I love discovering new brands. Dried and True uses high quality, fresh ingredients to create the best tasting jerky possible. Sounds awesome! My August shipment arrived in a branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s package included three 2 oz. bags of jerky. Let’s check them out…

thegoodies

Dried and True Original Beef Jerky 

This handcrafted jerky features classic flavors like Worcestershire sauce, onion, and garlic. The texture is great and the jerky is nice and moist!

Dried and True Ginger Teriyaki Beef Jerky 

Who doesn’t love the bold Asian-inspired taste of teriyaki? This teriyaki jerky is flavored with real ginger and pineapple juice, then sprinkled with sesame seeds. It has a perfect balance of sweetness and spice.

Dried and True Chile Limon Beef Jerky 

This is definitely the most exotic flavor out of the three varieties. It blends spicy chiles with a hint of lemon. There’s definitely a little bit of heat but citrus notes help mellow it out.

verdict

I’m really impressed with the jerky from Dried and True! This high quality jerky has a true small batch taste and you can tell that it’s made from all natural ingredients. The dehydrated meat is super flavorful and soft. My favorite variety from the August shipment is the Ginger Teriyaki flavor. The ginger taste really comes through and the sesame seeds add some nice texture. Jerky is the perfect lean protein snack that you can enjoy on the go. I can’t wait to order my next subscription box from Dried and True!

Do you love handcrafted beef jerky? Planning to subscribe to Dried and True? Let me know! 

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Orange Glad Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on August 18, 2016

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Company: Orange Glad

Category: Food & Drink

Cost: USD $25.00/month, free shipping

About: We search high and low for new tasty sweet treats to put in our Gourmet Sampling Box for you to try every month.”

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive a delicious collection of handpicked gourmet sweets delivered right to your doorstep. Orange Glad is the perfect cure for your sweet tooth and it makes an even better gift!

The Box:

Want to know the one thing I look forward to every month? Receiving my box filled with tasty desserts from Orange Glad! Who doesn’t love yummy treats delivered directly to their doorstep? The July shipment arrived in a branded box with the items packaged carefully inside. There was also a full color booklet that described each of the featured products and the people who make them. Let’s check out this month’s collection of desserts…

thegoodies

Whimsy & Spice Honey Lavender Shortbread Cookies

What do you get when you combine buttery cookies with the floral essence of lavender? A delicious dessert! These thin, crispy shortbread cookies contain the subtle floral bouquet of lavender and sweet honey. The taste is super sophisticated and fragrant. Whimsy & Spice was founded in Brooklyn, New York by the husband and wife team of Mark Sopchak and Jenna Park.

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy Pomegranate & Nectarine

These individually wrapped hard candies will be your favorite sweet treat. The flavor features sweet freestone nectarines and California pomegranate. Yum! Each piece of candy is bursting with fresh fruit flavor and it’s only 12 calories. This cute tin is perfect for storing in your purse or car for a little pick me up whenever you need it.

The Candy Store S’Mores Biscotti

If you’ve been reading my reviews for a while, you know how much I love marshmallows. I never knew you could combine the deliciousness of marshmallows with the crunchy goodness of a biscotti. This biscotti has a great flavor and it’s the perfect size to dunk into a warm cup of coffee. This is the perfect way to start your morning!

Whimsy & Spice Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownies

Brownies are one of my guilty pleasures! This decadent and rich chocolate brownie contains some seriously yummy ingredients like espresso and freshly made dulce de leche. Does it get any better than that? I love that these soft, chewy brownies are individually wrapped too. Whimsy & Spice produces a distinctive line of handmade cookies, marshmallows and other sweets.

The Cravory Salted Caramel Cream Cookie

I’m so happy that I discovered The Cravory! This amazing homemade cookie features luscious salted caramel balanced with just the right hint of vanilla. The cookie is super moist and has a great texture. The Cravory is located in San Diego, California and ships every cookie heat-sealed in pairs with individual labels to identify the cookie flavor.

verdict

Orange Glad does it again! This July subscription box features an awesome assortment of tasty desserts. My favorite product from this month’s shipment is the Whimsy & Spice Espresso Dulce de Leche Brownies. The deep espresso flavor is unmistakable and the smooth dulce de leche takes it to another level! If you know someone who has a sweet tooth, Orange Glad would make the perfect gift. Don’t wait and order your box now!

Are you planning to subscribe to Orange Glad? What did you think about these desserts? Let me know.

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Bokksu Review – July 2016

by Must Have Boxes on August 15, 2016

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Company: Bokksu

Category: Food & Drinks

Cost: USD $39.00/month, free shipping

About: “Taste Japan. Premium Japanese Snack Subscription.

The Scoop: Each month, you’ll receive 13 to 15 delicious snacks that are curated around a cultural theme. Each box also includes an awesome Japanese tea pairing chosen to complement and enhance that month’s flavors. Discover handpicked artisanal snacks directly from snack makers in Japan.

The Box:

Bokksu is a subscription that delivers the unique taste of Japan right to your doorstep. The July shipment arrived in a bright orange branded box with the contents carefully wrapped inside. This month’s theme is “natsube,” which translates to “summer fatigue. It’s a term used to describe the lethargy and fatigue brought on by the hot, humid summers in Japan. It’s a good thing, then, that this box of Japanese snacks features treats that can help you cool down during these warm months. Let’s check out the featured products…

thegoodies

Zao Highland Farm Mikan Jelly

This yummy mandarin orange jelly has a sweet fruity taste. For the best flavor, make sure you pop these jellies into the refrigerator and chill them before enjoying. The individually packaged cups are perfect for on-the-go snacking!

Tenkeiseika Monaka 

Although these desserts arrived a bit broken, the flavor was still very much intact. Monaka is a traditional dessert made from azuki red bean filling sandwiched between two crisp mochi-based wafers. One of the desserts is red bean flavored and the other is chestnut. The light wafers are delicious.

Imuraya Mizu Yokan

Thick, jelly desserts are quite popular in Japan. They’re normally made from red bean paste, agar, and sugar. These jelly cups come in a variety of flavors including matcha green tea and red bean. Yum! These desserts are best enjoyed chilled and they’re a refreshing summer treat.

Ito Seika Yuzu Mochi 

Mochi is one of my favorite Japanese snacks. I love the sweet taste and chewy texture. These individually packaged mochi are yuzu flavored. Yuzu is a citrus fruit that originates in East Asia. It has a very aromatic citrus smell and a refreshing taste.

Hori Yubari Melon Pure Jelly

These mini jellies are so much fun to eat. Simply cool them in the refrigerator or freezer then pop them into your mouth. This dessert is made from the crisp and juicy slice of a Hokkaido-grown cantaloupe called the Yubari Melon. The bright melon notes are super tasty!

Maeda-en Mugicha 

There no drink I love more than tea. Mugicha is a caffeine-free roasted barley grain tea that has a toasty, nutty taste. It’s best served cold over ice during the summer months. It’s very easy to brew and tastes great!

verdict

I was really pleased with my first shipment from Bokksu! The July subscription box featured a tasty assortment of premium Japanese snacks, all selected around a specific theme. My favorite item is the Tenkeiseika Monaka. The smooth red bean paste paired with the light crispy wafer is irresistible! I could seriously eat these desserts all day long. Bokksu would make a great gift for any foodie with an adventurous palate. I can’t wait to see what Bokksu delivers next!

Do you someone who would love to try these yummy Japanese snacks? Interested in subscribing to Bokksu? Let me know! 

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