Saturday, August 9, 2014

Batch Memphis Gourmet Food Subscription Box Review, July 2014 + 10% Discount Code!

If it's a big hefty subscription box you want, Batch Memphis just might be what you crave! Batch is a new company that offers monthly subscriptions and gifts.  They started in August of 2013, sending products locally made in Nashville.  In January, 2014 they expanded this concept and started shipping products from Memphis.  Their third city, Charleston, began shipping in August.  They also have a "Tour of the South" subscription plan which includes boxes featuring products from Birmingham, New Orleans, Austin, Nashville, Atlanta and Charleston.

For my first box, I decided to try Batch Memphis.  When I signed up, the price was $30.00 per month but there was a discount code available that made my first box $23.95.  Inside the box I received was a flyer saying that they are further reducing the monthly price to $19.99, starting with September's shipment.        

July's Batch Memphis arrived in a big cardboard box with their name stamped on the front.  

Inside were three full sized products resting in a huge mass of brown crinkle shreds.

The enclosed card introduces the theme of this box, which is "Summer in the City" and tells about each product.  On the flip side, the September price reduction is fully explained.

The first product is hands down my favorite, a package containing six family size filter packs of Prairie Passion Iced Tea by My Cup of Tea.  This is a black and green tea blend containing passionfruit, papaya and floral flavors.  Since I pretty much have brewed iced tea running through my veins, this was a huge hit with me!

Next is a bottle of Parkway Original Authentic BBQ Sauce.  This is a family recipe that uses the highest quality ingredients and minimal preservatives.  I'm not a BBQ connoisseur so am interested and a bit curious to see what I can do with this.

The third product is a jar of Raging Pineapple Salsa by Crazy Good Specialty Foods.  I like really good salsas, especially those containing fruit, but I'm a little concerned about this one.  I've read that it is very good but extremely hot.  Wish they had sent a less heated version...not sure that an angry pineapple is in my best interests!

Update:  I gave this jar of salsa to a brave neighbor for taste testing.  Here are his comments:  "Nice colorful packaging.  The face on the pineapple left me wondering if its expression was one of anger, anguish, or just plain crazy delight.  I opened the jar and luckily did not sniff too close to the mouth because the heat jumped out and met me head on.  "Interesting" I thought.  I put a small amount on a chip and gave it a go.  My first taste impression was that this is sweet habanero heat!  Really liked its chunkiness. as well.  Its not for the faint of heart, but it is for me!  I would definitely buy this on the shelf or via the internet!  Very good!" 

Currently, the pricing for the various Batch city month to month subscription boxes is as follows:

Batch Nashville - $29.99 month to month subscription, $35 for one month, $85 for Sept., Oct. & Nov. or $350 for an annual subscription

Batch Charleston - $29.99 month to month subscription, $35 for one month, $85 for Sept., Oct. & Nov.

Batch Memphis - $19.99 month to month subscription, $25 for one month, $55 for Sept., Oct. & Nov.

Tour of the South:
Birmingham - $42.00
Birmingham & Austin - $80.00
New Orleans - $42.00
Austin - $42.00

There are also a lot of gift batches representing different regions and locales which can be purchased individually on Batch's website.  These range in price from $24 to $200 with an average in the $30-$50 range.  The nice thing about these is that you can see exactly what you will get in each batch. I think these would make fantastic (not to mention elegant) gifts, especially for those who are hard to buy for or have everything!

If you'd like to make a purchase from their site, use the code BATCHTASTIC to get 10% off your order. Please be aware that this code is good only for seasonal batch purchases or gift batches. The code does not apply to month to month subscriptions.

I know the pricing information is extensive and confusing but I believe this company has some great products and you might enjoy browsing their site.  If you've tried any of the Batch subscription boxes, I'd love to know what you think.

Thanks for reading,


Disclaimer:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased with my own money. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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