Foodie Pages Tasting Box Review - September 2015 - Canadian Gourmet Food Subscription Box

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What is it? Foodie Pages Tasting Box
How much? $14.95 one time purchase, plus shipping
What's in it? 5-6 crumptious tastes from some of Canada's top food makers

Each month Foodie Pages curates a Tasting Box featuring products from small, independent Canadian food producers. This used to be a monthly subscription service, but due to increasing demand and a growing wait list, Foodie Pages opted to cancel the subscription model in favour of a single purchase model. At the start of each month Foodie Pages publishes the contents of the Tasting Box, then you can chose if you'd like to order it or not. There are only 50 boxes available each month and they often sell out quickly. I last reviewed the Foodie Pages Tasting Box in July of 2014. 

By purchasing the TASTING BOX, you become an official Food Explorer, a select group of Canadians who we invite to help us select delicious new products to sell in the FoodiePages.ca marketplace. You'll be sent an online survey shortly after you receive your box, and by sharing your product ratings, you're helping us build the most delicious foodie marketplace in Canada!
  
You can see all my past Tasting Box reviews here.

I didn't check the spoilers this month so this box was a complete surprise for me. My fingers and toes were crossed, hoping for something chocolate!

The Newget Kompany (Edmonton, AB) - Xpresso Newget (50g, $3.12)
One of their most popular flavors, Xpresso, is a delightful confection made of the finest white chocolate, roasted almonds, cocoa nibs and espresso flakes.
Nougat is growing on me. It's not a chocolate bar, but this "Xpresso" blend is pretty good.

Art of Raw (Toronto, ON) - Fruit & Nut Bar in Lemony Coconutz (52g bar, $3.95)
Delicious combinations of fruits, nuts, gluten-free oats, healing spices, and super-foods - nutrition powerhouses that are packed with valuable nutrients.
There's a Minity Cacao Truffle flavour too!

Storica (Montreal, QC) - Owl Gingerbread Cookie ($2)
These owl stamped cookies are carefully made by hand, following an artisanal technique from Belgium and the Netherlands. The delicate flavours of ginger, cinnamon, and honey enhance this crisp buttery cookie with a zest of spiciness.
This cookie is beautiful! It's a soft buttery gingerbread cookie that has just the right amount of spice. They also have beautiful Christmas designed cookies in their shop.

Mary Ann Rondinelli (Toronto ON) - Chocolate Pyramids (~$4)
These 'pyramids' are handcrafted using the finest quality of white chocolate and filled with cookies and cream.
These are lovely little white chocolate treats and would make great wedding or shower favours. The colour can be customized to match your decor.

Ultimately Chocolate (Gore Bay, ON) - The Peanut Butter Chocolate TOFFLE™ ($2)
A rich, dark chocolate toffee wrapped around a smooth, peanut butter milk chocolate truffle centre. Made with organic and Fair Trade chocolate and smooth, natural peanut butter.
Toffee, chocole, and peanut butter all in one. I need more.

Green Valley Garlic (Paisley ON) - Fresh Garlic Bulb (~$1.30)
'Music’ is a solid and reliable cultivar that thrives in our seasonal extremes. It has a robust and tangy flavour, and will last (stored in a cool/dry location) throughout the winter.
This was unexpected! An entire bulb of garlic in a box! Store in a cool, dry place and it will last through winter.

The September Foodie Pages Tasting Box contained six products from small Canadian producers. The items have an estimated retail value over $16 CDN. The value is just over the cost paid, however this box isn't about value - it's about the experience of tasting and trying new things. I already know I will be purchasing more Storica cookies. They will make wonderful Christmas gifts. 

If this box interests you, the next edition goes on sale TOMORROW, September 29th, at noon Eastern time (9:00AM Pacific time). There are only 50 boxes available, so if you want want, be sure to check the site tomorrow. You can also sign up for the Foodie Pages Newsletter to get notified of the launch of future Tasting Boxes. 

Click here for the Foodie Pages Tasting Box.

Comments

  1. I have an extremely hard time liking this one, because the product sizes are so small, and the shipping is so high to my part of Canada (box total comes to a bit under $30). It does seem the October box wasn't limited to 50 boxes as it still hasn't sold out.

    I do bet the December box will be great, I might treat myself to that one.

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  2. I am so glad you enjoyed the Peanut Butter Chocolate TOFFLE! It was designed from a love of peanut butter and chocolate....because who doesn't love PB & Chocolate? Great post too!

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