Friday, August 5, 2016

CrateChef Subscription Box Review- July/August

Welcome to A Sampling Bee! Today, I share with you July's CrateChef Subscription Box. This month's box is curated by Chef Kent Rathbun. Chef Kent Rathbun, an Iron Chef America Champion, has put together an awesome box that is FULL of goodies!

So, what's in the box?..

Falksalt Crystal Flakes Natural Sea Salt- Falksalt has been producing their salt since 1830. The salt flakes are produced in the old fashioned way from Mediterranean seawater. The seawater is heated and evaporated until the delicate pyramid shaped crystal flakes appear. The salt is then harvested, dried and finally packed, all by hand. The great texture and crunch is a great for finishing any meal. 4.5 oz. $6.75

Kukuruza Salted Caramel Popcorn- This flavor is Chef Kent Rathbun's favorite flavor. Seattle based Kukuruza has nailed the classic caramel taste and mixed it with Hawaiian Alean sea salt which give the popcorn a salty kick. Handcrafted in Seattle, WA. "Kukuruza" means corn in Russian. 3.3 oz. $4.00

Chroma Type 301 Paring Knife- This knife is designed by the renowned automobile manufacturer F.A. Porsche. Chroma Knives are beautifully crafted to maximize both aesthetic appeal and functional value. Chroma Type 301 knives bear the strength and edge retention that is synonymous with Japanese craftsmanship. The blade of each knife is carefully sharpened by the hand of a master. This pairing knife features an ergonomic handle and sleek design suitable for professional or home use. $54.95

Larry's Bag of Smoke- This hand sewn 4 oz. muslin bag filled with natural aged Texas hickory will flavor your barbeque with up to four hours of smoking time. Handmade by Larry in his garage workshop in Katy, TX. for over 25 years. Perfect for smoking meat, poultry, fish or vegetables. Reusable up to five times. Makes a great gift for a grill lover. $5.95

Kent Rathbun Elements Family Barbeque Rub- An essential part of good barbeque and a great way to put extra kick into any food. This rub will add flavor and zing and will lock in the natural juices of your meat. For vegetarians, combine the rub with steamed or grilled vegetables for an extra pop of flavor. 12 oz. $8.99

Kent Rathbun Elements Steak & Chop Garlic Salt- The essential seasoning for Chef Kent's kitchen. This salt can be used anywhere you need extra flavor. It's ideal for grilling, searing, smoking or to add extra zip to steamed or grilled vegetables. The smooth roasted garlic flavor makes everything tastier. 16 oz. $8.99 (via CrateChef & Chef Kent)

The CrateChef box also comes with 3 great recipe cards-
  • Wood Grilled Pork Tenderloin Filets with Jalapeno Charred Corn & Molasses Barbeque
  • Texas Buffalo Filet with Shiner Bock Beer Braised Roots
  • White Cheddar-Thyme Muffins
My Thoughts

Wow! This CrateChef box is out of this world! The box contains a great mixture of products. There is a snack, an awesome knife and spices and seasonings that are perfect for summer grilling.

I never expected a knife so awesome to be in a subscription box. I was super excited to use it, and it work better than any other knife I own. The Sea Salt tastes amazing on a juicy steak and a baked potato. I want to make homemade sea salt caramels and use Falksalt's salt. The popcorn is unlike any other popcorn that I have had before. It's loaded with caramel and sea salt. Super flavorful and just delicious. I have yet to try Chef Kent's Rub & Garlic Salt and the Wood Chips, but I plan to this weekend.

CrateChef is a bi-monthly subscription box. This July/August box was just released and it is still available for purchase. Use my code HONEY10 and save 10% off your first box! Visit CrateChef for more information.

I received CrateChef in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Always!

SUBSCRIBE | $45/bi-monthly



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