My August SporkPack arrived during the first week in September. O.K., so they were a little late...stuff happens! Unlike last month's "Taste of Japan" theme (see my first review here), there doesn't seem to be a theme for the August box. This SporkPack included three kitchen utensils, one gourmet food item and a package of candy.
A "Menu" type card announced the five items and their retail prices.
Three of the items in this box come from Island Bamboo's "Hue" line. These are high end utensils with silicone heads and bamboo handles. These are a bit higher maintenance than regular utensils since the handles can't go in the dishwasher. The heads are removable which is a little difficult since they are tightly attached. First is a "Spoonula", a tool that had not yet existed in my over-stocked kitchen! (Retail $12.33)
Next is an Angled Spatula. By the way, these are safe for all types of cookware and are heat resistant up to 450 degrees. (Retail $14.50)
Third is a Basting Brush. This one has a longer handle than the two I already have. Since basting brushes are generally used with butter or oil, I might actually go to the trouble to remove the head from this one to put it in the dishwasher. I'd just wash the other two in the sink. (Retail $14.30)
A product I haven't seen before is a 4.5 oz. jar of Chocolate Crumble from Jem Sweets. It looks like crumbled up chocolate cookies and that's exactly what it tastes like. These are made with cookies, cocoa, chocolate "pearls" and toffee and aren't too sweet. The label suggests using them on ice cream, yogurt, sliced bananas, berries and cream, oatmeal or right out of the jar. These are quite good and won't last long around here! (Retail $8.00)
The last item is a package of Chimes Ginger Chews, a chewy ginger candy in peanut butter flavor. I'm not crazy about ginger flavored candy and this seems like a really odd flavor combination. (Retail $1.75)
The total retail value for this box is $50.88, not bad for the $22.34 (plus S&H of $6.00) paid. Although not terribly exciting, the utensils are very nice quality and of course are quite useful. I expect to use the angled spatula the most and think the spoonula will also make a great addition to my kitchen arsenal. I'm going to try my best not to eat the entire jar of Cookie Crumble before using it in some of the suggested ways!
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