MercoBox Review March 2014 – Utah Subscription Box

mercobox review march 2014

I love that so many companies showcasing local goods are forming. I never thought about Utah as having a lot of interesting goods, so when I heard that MercoBox showcased the best of Utah, I was excited to have them show just how nice their products are.

mercobox review march 2014

The Cost: $24.99

The Products: Each month, MercoBox finds the best locally made products to share with you.

The Concept: This box was created to help showcase some of the best local talent and products from Utah

mercobox review march 2014

 

mercobox review march 2014

Q Clothing Infinity Scarf - Retail Value $28

This scarf is so cute! I love the colors and received a ton of compliments on it already.

Edible Wilds Wildflower Brownie Mix - Retail Value $6.99

This brownie mix is gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. I love that is it made from wildflower seeds and cannot wait to try it.

mercobox review march 2014

Sea Grape Relaxed Mama Tea – Retail Value $6.50

I was really glad to get this tea in my box. Lately, I’ve been drinking tea at night as a way to unwind and get ready for bed. Plus, I love the mix of lavender and chamomile. I’ve never tried anything with corn flowers, so I am really excited to try this flavor combination.

Raziehs Wrinkle Free Obsession Cream – Retail Value $4

I love that this cream is all organic with no chemicals or fillers. The sample size is enough to give me a few good test runs, so I am glad about that.

mercobox review march 2014

Heavenly Hygienics Cherub  Balm Lotion – Retail Value $3.99

MercoBox Keychain Free Gift

There were also gift cards to a few Utah-based companies including: Purse Dreams, The Wild Grape and Figaro Salon. Unfortunately, I don’t be able to use these gift cards, so I am not counting them toward the total value of the box.

Thoughts: I am really impressed with this box and I am impressed with how many great small businesses there are in Utah. The value is also really impressive at over $49.

What did you think about the March 2014 MercoBox?

Vermont Snacks Review October 2013 – Local Snack Box

I have been loving the many locally-focused subscription boxes forming this past year! For a while, I’ve been wanting to go up to Vermont during the fall season because I hear it is amazing. I was thrilled when Vermont Snacks provided me with a box to review so I could experience a tiny bit of Vermont in the meantime.

The Cost: $19 a month, including shipping

The Products: You will find between 4 – 6 snacks and other food items made in Vermont in your Vermont Snacks box.

Yolo Pure Maple Popcorn – Value $2.46

I wish I could tell you how this was, but my daughter dove into this as soon as she saw it and didn’t want to share. I am taking that as a sign of it being incredibly delicious!

Vermont Village Unsweetened Applesauce – Value $1.60
Vermont Village Strawberry Banana applesauce – Value $1.60

Again, the applesauce was all my daughter’s she did tell me that the Strawberry Banana was extra yummy though.

Vermont Nut Free Tana Bar in Triple Berry – Value $2.25

I loved this granola bar so much. It was surprisingly thick and chewy and paired well with a nice cold glass of milk!

Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks in BBQ – Value $1.25

I tried this in one of my boxes a few months ago and really liked it. I don’t like the beef jerky you find in stores because it tastes so artificial, but you can really tell the Real Sticks have actual meat and flavor in it.

Thoughts: I am on the fence with this box to be honest. I absolutely loved each of the snacks and felt they were wonderful representations of the state. On the other hand, I am a little disappointed in the overall value of the box and would have liked to see at least one high value product in the box or even a Halloween theme (anything Halloween really wins me over). Overall, I am generally pleased and would like to see more from the company!

What do you think of Vermont Snacks?

 

Georgia Crafted Review October 2013 – Local Subscription Box

I’ve been so in love with the spurt of local subscription boxes; they are such a great way to explore different products from artisans you may have never otherwise discovered. I’ve been to Georgia a few times when I was younger and have some family there, so when I was offered a box to review, I could not say yes any faster.

The Cost: $29.95 a month, including shipping

The Products: Each month Georgia Crafted will create a box full of the best Georgia-made artisan products. You can expect 4 – 5 full-sized products.

Carson Bryce Trading Company Atlanta’s Finest White Peach-Vanilla Soap – Value $7

This soap was made from organic ingredients which is awesome, but more than that, it smells so delicious! I cannot wait to use it, but I still have a whole new bar I just opened from my Uprising Botanicals subscription. In the meantime, I will settle for smelling it every few minutes!

Merrilily Gardens Honey Kissed Pumpkin Butter – Value $6.50
Oh my gosh, this was so delicious. I never had pumpkin butter before, but now I cannot wait to experiment with it in my recipes. If you have any recommendation on using it, please share!

Yacht Rock Revue CD – Value $5

Edibelles Savannah Fare Southern Praline Snackin’ Mix – Value $5
These praline snacks were so delicious! I’ve had similar products before, but nothing as good as this.

Thoughts: This was definitely a fun box of Georgia. I loved the snacks and the soap and cannot wait to see what else is included in future boxes. Not to be overly stereotypical, but I would love to see some sort of peach jam in a box!

 

What did you think of the Georgia Crafted subscription box?