Foodzie, Foodzie, on
the wall....Who makes the greatest
Tasting Box of all?
If you remember this post, I wrote about the Foodzie Tasting Box and how my friend thought it was a terrible idea. He suggested I purchase $20 worth of groceries myself....or that he would just buy me $20 of fun groceries so that I would still maintain my surprise.
Well, I took him up on his offer and decided to compare his box with that of Foodzie's. So here's my review of the Foodzie Tasting Box.
Let me tell you what selection of (VERY SMALL) samples I received for $20:
Clockwise, starting from the Top Left
A tiny bottle of dulche de leche
Roasted almonds with hickory salt
Raw blueberry and gogiberry granola bar
2 mini matcha and chocolate cupcakes
Was it worth $20? To be honest, it's hard to say. I've spent $20 on worse things - Pier V parking comes to mind, in fact.
Just as I imagined, I did love the surprise of opening the box and seeing what was inside, but so far I am not impressed. The almonds were OK....they tasted like almonds. The mini cupcakes were a bit dry. The dried nectarines were like dried apricots gone wrong. The granola bar tasted like eating bird food.
I still haven't tried the dulche de leche or tea yet.
So, yes, this box failed me.
I did like that it gave me the opportunity to sample items I would have never bought on my own....but perhaps that is a problem? I'm not going to write the Foodzie Tasting Box off completely though, I think every once in a while it would be a fun treat, but I'm not sure I would ever subscribe for a year's worth of boxes.
It certainly seems that my friend has a very good chance of winning the Tasting Box Challenge. I think even another friend wants to get in on this as well. This may be the greatest challenge of my life, and I mean that in the AWESOME way.