I signed up to try TasteGuru, a gluten-free monthly food subscription service. It's kinda pricey, I signed up for the $24 a month plan, so I could cancel anytime. You generally get a box of 5-7 different gluten-free items. Many of them are items that are new to the gluten-free food market.
Here are the goodies that were included in the May 2013 box:
- Rocky Mountain White Cheddar Popcorn
- Canyon Oats Brown Sugar Instant Oats
- Glutino Strawberry Toaster Pastries
- Falafel Chips
- KIND Honey Oat Granola
- NOT PICTURED: Gratify Gluten-Free Pretzel Thins with Sesame Seeds
- NOT PICTURED: Le Veneziane Penne Rigate Corn Gluten-Free Pasta
- NOT PICTURED: Coco Cafe - Cafe Latte
So far I've tired the white cheddar popcorn (YUM!), one of the toaster pastries (good! better than the Eco Planet brand) and the Falafel Chips (different, but good!). Michael also tried the Gratify pretzel thins and loved them (they had soy flour, so I couldn't eat them). He enjoyed the pretzels so much he took them to work for a snack.
To be honest, I'm not sure it's really worth $25 for the products in this particular box, but then again as we all know ANY gluten-free processed food is going to be quite a bit more expensive than it's "wheat" counterpart. So I may be comparing the cost to what I would assume the same non-GF products would cost.
I think the most fun part about this box is simply getting to see a neat variety of new gluten-free products every month. You can see if you like them, share them with other gluten-free friends if you don't!
Have you tried Taste Guru? What did you think? Would you try a gluten-free food subscription service?