Taste Guru may very well be my favorite food associated subscription box! Why you say? Well I have PCOS and have been struggling with it for the past 7 years. In doing loads of research in how to make holistic changes to lower my symptoms I decide to lower/eliminate my sugar intake as well as my gluten intake. Going cold turkey with both is very difficult so I was pleased to find Taste Guru would/could assist me in easing out of sugar and gluten. While everything may seem to be gluten free all over the markets these days (its a fancy hot word now a days) you’d still be surprised with what is still chalk filled with gluten and can be detrimental to my PCOS symptoms & regulation.
Taste Guru Overview:
Taste Guru brings you 7-10 different food options in various sizes (full sized and sample sizes) that are ALL gluten free! Not only do they provide these great food/snacking options they also include recipes inspired by chefs (you can also get your hands on their free recipe E-book by signing up to their mailing list) & a surprise item monthly! The box runs about 18.00 a month plus shipping and handling. For a 12 month subscription you pay 14.00 bucks a month plus shipping and handling making the 12 month choice the best valued option. (You also get two bonus items each month with the 12 month option)
What Was In My Taste Guru Box?
Mama Chia Squeeze ($6.84 / pack of 4) : This squeeze was super delicious and is super good for you. I just started adding Chia Seeds to my daily green smoothies, so this was a treat. I kept it in the refrigerator and it reminded me of the on the go Applesauce packs with the packaging.
Dang Coconut chips (31.98/ pack of 12): I’m not a fan of coconut flavored things which is so odd because I love coconut oil for my hair/ cooking purposes. I also couldn’t indulge in this treat because it contained added sugar. However my father greatly took these and thoroughly enjoyed them.
Better Batter Fudge Brownie Mix (5.00/ 20oz): I just recently made a batch of these gluten free brownies using this mix, and let me tell you it was not a disappointment. This box was staring me down the entire 40 days of my sugar free detox, and I was excited to open it up and give it a try. You wouldn’t even know it is gluten free, and it is oh so good!
IPS Egg White Chips (11.00/ 16oz): Uhh I hate eggs so I didn’t even try these. I’m not going to lie I was terrified at what they would taste like. I handed them off to a coworker of mine who loved them, and they are an excellent source of protein. They were just not my cup of tea.
Tea’s Tea Green Tea (23.50/ 16.9 Fl Oz): I decided to give this a try because I am trying out all teas pretty much. Green tea still takes some getting used to but this is a great refreshing beverage for those of you who already love green tea. It is unsweetened and gluten free!
Yum Earth Naturals Sour Beans (8.00/ 10pack): Another treat I was eyeing for a while were these Yum Earth Naturals Sour Beans. They weren’t really a bean/jelly bean texture more so of a gummy candy but they were still good and made with 100 % percent fruit juice. I could get used to munching on these every now and then when my sweet tooth gets the best of me.
Level Life Protein Snack Bar (5.09/ 4 pack) : I actually received this snack bar in my Fitsnack and TasteGuru box (they are a parent company so that makes a lot of sense) and just tried one today. They are inexpensive and can be found pretty much everywhere. I wasn’t disappointed but wasn’t blown away either. I may stick to my Trader Joes Snack bars if I decide to go back down that sugary route.
Nociolata Organic Hazelnut Spread (5.56/ 9.52oz) : For all my Nutella lovers out there, this is an awesome substitute. I love love love Nutella but hate the guilt that comes along with it. This Organic Hazlenut spread is gluten free and has a bit less sugar than Nutella. Doesn’t mean you should binge but this may be a better option for you to make you feel less guilty.
Swoffle Traditional Dutch Treat (29.45/ pack of 16): I’m not a big big fan of caramel, but if you are this is the treat for you. Made with organic gluten free flour, this Stroopwafel (originated from the Netherlands) is a traditional Dutch treat, and will be pleasing to the caramel lover in you.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Overall I give Taste Guru a 4/5 and like I said it is my favorite food related subscription box to date. It gave me so many options in various sizes and made me intrigued to try the full size products in the near future. This is a great way to start to ween yourself off of gluten if your body just doesn’t tolerate it any longer. I think you definitely get the most bang for your buck with this box. I received 10 products (it was filled to capacity) and this bad boy only costs 18 bucks. The products that came in the box are well worth the money spent. Best part of all is that our TNT Readers get a free Tote Bag (great for me to go shopping at Trader Joes) with any subscription amount you register for! I love free stuff!!!
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