My Texas Market Monthly Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2015
My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box that delivers small-batch, locally made, food items, beauty products, & home goods from Texas artisans. This month’s theme was Tailgates and Touchdowns. A portion of the proceeds from this box is donated to the Houston food bank.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. For more information please read the Review Process post, found here.
The box: My Texas Market
The cost: $35.00 a month
COUPON: Use coupon code 10FIRST to save 10% off your first box!
Ships to: U.S.
The products: Items you would expect to find at a local farmers market…shipped to your door!
My subscription came in a sturdy cardboard box with the words “My Texas Market” inscribed out the top of the box. When I opened it, there was a cute Thank You stamped on the upper lefthand corner and an inspirational stamp on the lower righthand corner. I thought it was a nice, personal touch. They also included “The Roster” of the items included in the box, along with their value. I really love it when box companies do this!
This salt soak is very fragrant; it smells like lavender and peppermint and it’s definitely the first thing I noticed when I opened my box. Sometimes I can handle lavender (I’m allergic to it) and I didn’t have any problems while handling this one, so I think it’s safe to use it. Epsom salt is one of my favorite bath additives, so this is right up my alley. The little spoon they sent was a nice touch too.
I haven’t used the salve yet, but it will be put to use after my bath for sure!
This popcorn is vegan, non GMO, and gluten free. All of the ingredients are words I can pronounce! Now for the bad news: this popcorn is literally (for reals literally) the best I have ever eaten in my entire life. This is a problem people…I can’t be shipping loads of popcorn to my house! Plus, it looks like it is only seasonal…I might just have to eat it one kernel at a time.
Healthy Spice blends is a company that focuses on “blending medicinal spices into traditional flavors that offer variety to your palette, tantalize your taste buds, and support good health.” This mixture focuses on reducing carcinogens formed by grilling meat and more. It can be used as a dry rub or in a marinade.
I wasn’t able to find the exact keychain I received in my box, but this one is quite similar. This is a very sturdy, well made bottle opener! I don’t drink (and to be truthful, I’m not interested in football at all) so this is going to be passed to my coworker who LOVES football and a few “coldies” every now and again. After looking at Sweet Aspen Jewels Etsy shop though, there are quite a few keychains I love!
“The Roster” included said since they couldn’t include beer in the box, they put the next best thing – beer soap. This soap is good for bathing, shaving, and can even be used as a shampoo bar. I’m traveling to Seattle this weekend, and plan to take a piece of it with me to try out as shampoo! It smells amazing and the soap is a good size as well. Can’t wait to use it!
When I pulled these out of the box, I could have squealed with excitement. Even though I am allergic to lavender, I am somehow able to eat it and it is my favorite flavor! My Texas Market recommends eating these with cream cheese and crackers – I am sure I will find multiple uses for them!
The verdict: My Texas Market mentions specifically on their site that the value of the box will be between $35.00 and $40.00 per box. They emphasize in the FAQ that you’re not getting a lot for free, but you’re getting high quality, local, handmade products like you would find at a farmers market. I think that is an accurate depiction of the items I received. With that said, the value of the box is right around $54.50, which is higher than their promised amount. I am very happy with the value and the items received. I thought it was a great mixture of items and they’re exactly the kind of items I would find at my local farmers market!
What did you think of this month’s My Texas Market?