I love subscription boxes! I love discovering new products and getting a little surprise in the mail each month. I especially love food subscription boxes because it saves me time in the kitchen so when I learned about Wildgrain, an artisan bakery subscription box, I knew I had to try it!
In this post, I'll share with you my experience ordering a Wildgrain box, a review if it's worth it, and more!
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First off - what is Wildgrain? Wildgrain is a monthly subscription box that delivers fresh artisan pastries, pastas and bread right to your door. The boxes are sent with dry ice so everything will stay frozen. You can either choose to receive the box once a month, or every other month. The cool thing is that with every box that is ordered, Wildgrain will donate 6 meals to charity!
I was nervous when I got my first box if everything would fit into my (pretty full) freezer but it all fit perfectly! I appreciate that the packaging on all the breads and pastries was pretty minimal and not bulky.
I ordered the mix box of breads, pastries and pastas and inside my order I received:
1 sourdough bread
1 sourdough wheat bread
1 sourdough harvest bread
1 pack of cookies
1 pack of crossants
1 pack of fettuccine pasta
1 pack of tonnarelli pasta
I've been obsessed with ricotta toast lately so the first thing I knew I wanted to try was making the sourdough bread!
The instructions on the package were simple enough - preheat the oven to 450, then place the completely frozen bread onto the middle rack and bake for 18-24 minutes. Normally my oven usually requires the higher end of time ranges but to be safe I decided to do the minimum then figured I could add on time if needed.
I originally was planning to bake the bread in my Ninja Foodi oven, but the bread ended up being a little too tall to fit inside so I had to switch to using my conventional oven.
When the timer went off at 18 minutes, I was glad I stuck to the 18 minutes. The bread was dark golden brown which according to the package indicated that it was done. The bottom was starting to look super dark so I'm sure if I had let it sit for another minute or two the bread would've started to burn.
After pulling the bread out of the oven, the instructions said to let the bread sit for 20 minutes to finish cooking before slicing. It was tough but I waited out the 20 minutes (the bread smelt amazing!) and it was worth it. The outside of the sourdough bread was super crusty and the inside was so soft.
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I toasted a slice of the bread and added some ricotta and honey on top and it was delicious! I loved that the bread had such a great flavor without being too sour. It also tasted so fresh! It was a big difference from the regular store bread that I usually buy.
I've also tried the cookies and croissants and they were both really good! The cookies were soft and chewy and the croissants were flakey with a slight sweetness. The only thing that bugs me is that the cookies' nutrition label has them listed as 180 calories a serving, but when you look a little closer it says that that's only for ½ of a cookie. Who actually eats only ½ a cookie!?!
Overall I really like Wildgrain! The breads and pastries have all tasted fresh and I love that everything is individually wrapped so I can pull out what I want and save the rest for later. The only downside is the price - at $89 a month, it's definitely a splurge. But if you're looking to treat yourself or you're wanting to find some new high-quality artisan breads and pastries, I think it's worth it!
Wildgrain also usually has promotions where they'll add something free to your order. Right now if you sign up they'll include a package of free croissants with every box! Click here to order your first box.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much is a Wildgrain Box?
A subscription to Wildgrain costs $89 a month, but you can skip any time on deliveries. Wildgrain also allows you to cancel your subscription at any time on their website.
How to Bake Wildgrain Bread
The biggest appeal to me with Wildgrain was that there was no time required to defrost the bread or anything. I could just take the bread right out of the freezer and bake.
What Types of Boxes Are Available?
At this time Wildgrain has 2 types of subscription boxes: the one I received (a mix of breads, pastas and pastries) and one that only has bread and pastries. Both boxes cost the same amount.