October 2014 Mantry Review – “GQ How To”

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October 2014 Mantry
October 2014 Mantry

B’s October 2014 Mantry arrived today! If you aren’t familiar with them, Mantry (aka the Modern Man’s Pantry) is a food of the month club that lets you discover the finest american artisan foods – and gives you ideas of what to do with them.  At $75/month it’s a spendy box for sure, but B totally totally loves it.

October 2014 Mantry
The Box

Mantry ships via UPS Sure Post. It starts out with UPS (and is sometimes delivered by UPS if they have another package for you or will be in your area that day anyway) and typically ends up being delivered by the Post Office. My box took two days this month which is about normal for them. It always arrives in just a few days and ships right on the 20th of the month.

October 2014 Mantry
First Look

I didn’t take a picture of it this month, but Mantry ships their monthly box in super cool wooden crates. We have a big stack of ours in the basement and we are just waiting for the right project to come along so we can use them.

October 2014 Mantry
The Information Card

The October 2014 Mantry box was a collaboration with GQ Magazine and was the “GQ How To” box. It included the following items to help you kick up your cocktail party and avoid the lines and high tabs that come with a boys’ night out:

~Bee’s Knees Food Co. Chipotle Lime Peanuts ($4): These are a little too spicy for me, but B will like them. I doubt they will make it much past the weekend though, much less all the way to a “boys night in”.

October 2014 Mantry
Bee’s Knees Food Co. Chipotle Lime Peanuts

~Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned ($15): The last time B drank bourbon it ended badly (well it was fun while it was happening but the next day was a bit rough), so I am guessing he’s going to be a bit more cautious about this one.  It includes a cocktail recipe right in the information card which is awesome!

October 2014 Mantry
Bittermilk Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Fashioned

~Savannah Bee Co. Raw Honeycomb ($15): I feel like we have gotten a honeycomb from Mantry before, but I can’t recall what we did with it?  The information card this month includes a recipe for a “Gold Rush Cocktail” and also suggests drizzling some over your meat and cheese.  Done and done.

October 2014 Mantry
Savannah Bee Co. Raw Honeycomb

~Dude, Sweet Chocolate FDA Chocolate Salami ($12.38): Chocolate salami?  Dude what?  Ha!  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  I am thinking this on a meat and cheese platter this weekend for the Michigan State-Michigan game?  Doesn’t that sound good??

October 2014 Mantry
Dude, Sweet Chocolate FDA Chocolate Salami

~Creninelli Whiskey Salami ($14): This will be added to the meat and cheese plate this weekend as well!  We have had salami from this brand before and it’s always amazing.  I expect this to be as well.

October 2014 Mantry
Creninelli Whiskey Salami

~Beer Flats Porter Crackers ($6.99): These are absolutely fabulous.  They sent a different flavor last fall and they were yummy too.  You don’t even have to love beer to love these.

October 2014 Mantry
Beer Flats Porter Crackers

All totaled I came up with a value of $67.37 for the October 2104 Mantry box.  While it didn’t quite hit the $75 cost of the box, I am happy because we can’t get a lot of these items locally (that I know of anyway), so if I factored in shipping, we are coming out ahead.  Plus, B LOVES Mantry, so I have to take that into account as well.

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. PA Anna

    That is great party food for the game. Chocolate salami? Wow.

  2. Natasha

    It’s just called salami iirc. We have one of those shops nearby. It’ll be sweet and definitely not a replacement for meat on a cheese platter. I don’t know who you root for but go green!!

    1. Jennifer

      Michigan State! That’s my team :). I graduated from there!

  3. Tony

    Jenn! Be sure to put a photo on Instagram of your platter! We’d love to see it. Also what were your thoughts on the new info card? We’re considering going with this larger version on a monthly basis, would love your thoughts. -t.

    1. Jennifer

      I LOVED the larger information card! I thought having the recipes right in the card was fantastic and would love to see more like that!

  4. Bre

    We just received ours and while we liked it a lot, I was kind of annoyed we received the September box. I redeemed the Gilt voucher/certificate (don’t know what to call it) on October 20th hoping we received a more fall themed box. I would have liked this one better.

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