Review: Olive of the Month Club from Gourmet Food Clubs

Olive of the Month Club from Gourmet Food Clubs: Reviewgfc=olive-review-3

I like to imagine Greeks eat olives like we Americans eat…oh I don’t know, potato chips? Pretzels? Bagel bites? Cheese-puffs? As a nation, we seriously need to work on our snacking habits.

As I was saying, I picture toga-clad men and women lounging on their day-beds, tuning in to watch the highly-anticipated Greco-Roman wrestling match, sipping gauntlets of red wine and devouring olives by the jar-full.

Needless to say, this hypothetical Grecian game-day is probably inaccurate. Not only have I never been to Greece, but my understanding of the culture comes primarily from the movie Troy and a Classics course I slept through in college. How should I know what modern Greek life is like? There’s still a good chance they eat olives though, right?

As I discovered, Gourmet Food Club’s Olive of the Month Club will transport you to whatever mystical, historically-inaccurate time and place you want. And if you refuse to believe these irresistibly salty olives have magic powers, just trust me when I tell you the club is worth buying. The 3 Month Subscription in up to 2 flavors each month will elevate your snacking and have you wistfully marking days off your calendar until the next jar arrives.

Februgfc-olive-review-2ary’s Olives of the Month:

Almond-Stuffed and Sun Dried Tomato Olives 

Based on my past experience, all olives taste incredible. I don’t think an olive has popped into this mouth that ever let me down. They’re just so good! As a reviewer, I find it hard not to applaud olives just for being olives. However, I’ll put down my pom-poms for a second and try to evaluate these flavors on some legitimate criteria.

1. Flavor
2. Texture
3. Authenticity

That last category is slightly hard to define, so I’ve based it off quality of ingredients coupled with how “Greek” the olives feel to me. Cut me some slack. It’s product reviewing, not science.

First up, Almond-Stuffed olives!gfc-olive-review1

  1. Great flavor. These olives aren’t brined into oblivion or overly salty. I could taste equal parts almond and green olive, which is completely suitable for snack-time, not just garnishing.
  2. Excellent! The texture of the almond-stuffed olive is what I love most, since it’s has a mightier crunch than most olives. Especially the mushy, cheese-stuffed ones.
  3. Very authentic. According to the label, the ingredients are 100% all natural and healthy. And come on, the combination of olives and almonds? It doesn’t get Greek-er than that.

On to the Sun Dried Tomato olives:

*Might be worth mentioning, I’ve never tried this kind before. Don’t know how they avoided me for so long.

  1. Amazing flavor! Fact: tomatoes are the only fruit I love as much as olives. Fact: tomatoes and olives are the only 2 fruits people often mistake as vegetables. And, fact: the sun-dried tomato is the only tomato variety sweet & roasted enough to handle an olive’s bold taste. Well played, CV Delights. Well played.
  2. Great texture. These olives have a solid chew. They won’t melt in your mouth so quickly that they’re gone before you know it.
  3. Probably authentic? Again, the ingredients in this jar are all natural and organic. I’m just not sure if sun dried tomatoes are an ingredient of the modern Greek diet. But I think I’ve had them on a Greek pizza once, so close enough.

Now that the lids are back on these olive jars, let’s review. My 3-step olive analysis has qualitatively proved that Gourmet Food Club’s Olive of the Month club tastes good, feels good, and according to my limited knowledge, is an authentic Greek snacking experience. But you should probably still taste them to double check.

To do so, sign up to give/receive the Olive of the Month Club at Gourmet Food Clubs.




Review: Potato Chip of the Month Club from Month Club Store

Month Club Store’s Potato Chip of the Month Club: ReviewPotato Chip Month Club Store

Put a potato in front of me and if it’s not fried, I could take it or leave it. Mashed, baked, hashed, diced; thank you, but no thank you.

But a potato chip? I’ll snatch that salty sucker up the second it leaves the frier, 2nd-degree burns and all. Clearly, deep-frying is an effective way to make anything instantly irresistible. Okay, perhaps not people. But if you really think about it, don’t most people look better with a tan…?

Anyway, back to that potato.

What is it about potato chips that makes it impossible “to eat just one.” When I tried Month Club Store’s Potato Chip of the Month Club, it occurred to me potato chips have the only snack slogan as true in practice as in theory. If you feel it is my job as the chip club reviewer to tell you why potato chips are so crave-able, I have failed you. I was a little preoccupied sticking my face in the chip-bag to answer that age old question.

So forget the “why,” and let’s all agree to just celebrate our collective love for potato chips. The best way to do this? Better-quality potato chips! That, and a bigger variety of brands and flavors than you can find in any supermarket. Monthly shipments of the Potato Chip Club include 4-5 potato chip bags from a featured regional cookers, not the infamous mega-chip warehouse.Potato Chip month club store 2

I’m sure the crunch on these expert-made potato chips is enough to tempt you. Still, I should mention a bonus feature of this popular club that crisps up every now and again. In the event a specific chip vendor offers more than 5 different flavors, they’ll ship them all to you in smaller size bags. No added cost. So it doesn’t matter what length membership you choose to get or give as a gift (from 3-months to a whole year). You’ll never miss out on any flavors.

Hurry up and sign up to snack-it-up with The Potato Chip of the Month Club from Month Club Store. While it may be hard to save any chips for later, it’s always be easy to open a new bag.

Review: Jerky of the Month Club from Month Club Store

Month Club Store’s Jerky of the Month Club: ReviewJerky Month Club Store 2

Manly men do manly things. They cut down trees. They grow facial hair. They yell at the television. They wrestle, they sweat, they spit, and sometimes, they open our ketchup bottles. Still, there’s one thing men do that’s the manliest of all.

They eat meat.

Sorry vegetarians! But basic biology says it’s  what they’re born to do. The manlier the man, the more meat needed to fuel his man-ventures. Whatever those entail.

Unfortunately, manly men also have terrible cholesterol. I’m not a doctor, but It’s probably safe say the problem stems from all that meat-consumption. True love comes at a price, guys. So put down the plate of ribs and start looking for lower-fat meat options. That, or there’s always the Jerky of the Month Club

Chicken cutlet not gonna cut it? Filet of fish a little too feminine? What if I told you you could still have all the premium beef you want, along with buffalo, elk, pork, and turkey, plus a variety of bold flavors like Hickory, Teriyaki, BBQ, Chili Lime, or Spicy Cajun. Sign up for the Jerky of the Month Club from Month Club Store and you can have all that and more.

Jerky (especially high-quality jerky) is made of lean meat. It has to be, since fat causes jerky to spoil, and the only way to combat that is with a bunch of chemicals and preservatives, which the Jerky Club is careful to avoid. This also means the Jerky Club stuff is nothing like what you find at the gas station checkout. And even though it’s pretty bad-ass that astronauts eat jerky too, gourmet jerky isn’t just some space food.

The 2 (or more) differjerky Month Club Storeent kinds of jerky you’ll get in a monthly shipment from this 3 month to year-round Jerky Club are dried, smoked, salted, flavored and made by hand from whole muscle-meat. Plus they’re high in protein and low in fat. Just what a manly man needs to bulk up without bulging out in the beer gut region.

If you’re sending this Jerky Club membership to your own burly, rugged, foul-mouthed, hands-like-sandpaper, rough and tumble kind of guy, let me reassure you. Jerky is a healthier snack substitute, not a meal replacement. I don’t expect your manly man to commit himself full-time to dried meats. Just let him know this jerky is better for him those pork-rinds he’s been sneaking between meals.

As for the rest of you manly men and jerky-loving gals, sign up for Month Club Store’s Jerky of the Month Club today and get snacking. There’s always plenty more jerky on it’s way.


Review: Pickle of the Month Club from Month Club Store

Pickle of the Month Club from Month Club Store: ReviewPickle Month Club Store

Come one, come all! Gather round as the world’s very first “Miniature Pickle Ferris Wheel” is finally unveiled!

Watch how each peg props up a pickle in a different gourmet variety. Fully stacked with snack-picking potential, this rotating pickle-go-round lets you pluck any of your favorites. Dill!  Bread and Butter! Jalapeno! Sweet, sour, spicy, kringle-cut and completely whole, all available for your pickle-loving pleasure!

When I heard Month Club Store had hungry shoppers “lining up” to get in on some pickle action, I figured this pickle-lover’s fantasy ride had opened for business. Turns out, it was their Pickle of the Month Club drawing crowds. And if you think about that, it’s still pretty exciting.

This membership promises a new shipment delivered on time every month, packed to the brim with scrumptious salty pickles. And keep in mind, these pickles are Month Club Store’s highest rated products. So sign up while this fan favorite Pickle Club is in full swing. You’ll find unlike most rides, it never leaves you hanging.

Need a pickle chip to garnish your Panini? You can count on The Pickle Club. Want a spicy game day snack? Pickle Club. Desperate to satisfy a sweet tooth? Pickle Club. Like relish on you hot dog? Pickle Club. Is your baby teething? Pickle Club.

That last one might be conspickle hot dogidered bad parenting, so be careful. The point is, this best-selling Pickle of the Month Club is always there when you need it. They offer 3-month through full year memberships, your choice of 1-2 different pickle varieties a month (including hard to find regional favorites) and nearly unlimited ways to personalize how, when, what kinds, and who you want to receive it. Just trying to convey the full extent of pickles represented in this club has me drained. And that’s before draining any pickle jars for taste-testing.

My opinion post-pickle sampling? These pickles were so good, they’re worth the wait. Which is why I can hardly believe there’s no waiting in line to send/receive the Pickle of the Month Club today! Flavor, freshness, crisp textures and delicious pickle juices:

Pure, unadulterated pickle bliss awaits.