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Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Morning Haiku

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

2 teabags
A tiny bottle of dulche de leche
Roasted almonds with hickory salt
Raw blueberry and gogiberry granola bar
Dried nectarines
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.  


theminx said...

What a rip-off! I hope Gorelick and Sessa are happy.

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

ahahahahaha seriously.

Amy said...

I'm sorry it was a fail! I'm glad you tried it though- it's always fun to get packages at least!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

You're right Amy, I really do love getting packages!

Emily said...

This is Emily, co-founder of Foodzie. I love the idea of the Tasting Box Challenge. Are you going to post more about it? I want to see our competing box! :) The Tasting Box is a new thing for us and we're working to improve every box as we go. I'd love to get your feedback on the February Tasting Box and what you think of the products inside.

LoveFeast Table said...

I think the concept is a great one, especially for the foodies in our lives. I'll wait and see what your take is on the next box before ordering!

Nakiya @ Taste of Baltimore said...

I will have a post about the competing Tasting Box!!

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