Boxwalla Food Subscription Box Review – February 2016
Boxwalla is a subscription box company dedicated to introducing subscribers to the best in food, books, film, and green beauty. They curate bi-monthly boxes in each of those four categories.
Boxwalla’s Food Box introduces subscribers to gourmet food products from small-batch producers across the US. The curators at Boxwalla seek out the best American artisanal products, and they only include their favorite products from any given category.
I’m really impressed with Boxwalla’s packaging. The box is sturdy and beautiful, and it’s crafted from tree-free paper by a small company in Rajasthan, India.
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The Subscription Box: Boxwalla’s Food Box
The Cost: $49.95
The Products: “Ridiculously delicious food products made in small batches in the U.S.A.”
Ships to: Ships free to US only. (Note that other Boxwalla boxes can be shipped internationally for an additional fee.)
Boxwalla’s Food Box includes a card that explains the box’s theme and describes the products selected to represent it. The theme for this box is “The Sweetest Things.”
This is a review of Boxwalla’s February Food Box. Subscriptions for February are currently closed, so, if you sign up now, your first box will arrive in April. (The cutoff date for each box is the 15th of the preceding month. So, to receive the April box, orders need to be placed by March 15th.)
The first items in February’s Boxwalla Food Box are from Illinois’ Ethereal Confections. This is my first time trying their chocolate, and I’m very impressed! The inclusion bar I received is a 66% dark chocolate bar with rose petals, pink peppercorns, and dried strawberries. I love the combination of flavors, and I like how the chunks of strawberry add crunch.
Blood Orange and Vanilla Bean Meltaway Bar by Ethereal Confections (2.25 oz.)- $7.50
The second bar is a little different. It’s a dark chocolate bar that’s filled with a smooth, creamy filling. This bar won a silver medal at the 2015 Chocolate Awards and was a finalist at the 2016 Good Food Awards, and I can absolutely see why. The texture is perfect. I’m not the kind of person who eats a lot of chocolate in one sitting (I tend to prefer fruity & chewy candy), but I couldn’t stop sneaking bites of this bar. It’s SO good.
Coop’s Salted Caramel Sauce (10.6 oz.)- $8.95
Next up is another award winner, Coop’s Salted Caramel Sauce. It’s a great mix of salty and sweet and good enough to eat right out of the jar. At the 2015 sofi Awards (often referred to as “the Oscars of specialty food”), this product won a coveted Gold Chef Award. I warmed up this caramel and poured it over vanilla ice cream. Yum!
Lick My Spoon Torrone (5 oz.)- $10
Lick My Spoon is a product line from Sapore Della Vita that cleaned up at the 2016 Good Food Awards. They won three awards, and Boxwalla has included two of their award-winning products in this box. The first is Torronne, an Italian candy. It contains toasted hazelnuts, pistachios, and almonds enrobed in a soft nougat.
Lick My Spoon Totally Fudged Chocolate Fudge Sauce (10 oz.)- $13.50
Last (but not least) in this box is Lick My Spoon’s Fudge Sauce. It’s made in small batches with Valhorona Chocolate, and it’s super rich. Boxwalla suggests using it as a topping for brownies or as a dip for fresh fruit. I’ve been really impressed with the fresh strawberries at my grocery store lately, so I think I’m going to pick some up to dip into the fudge.
Verdict: I’m so impressed with the items in this Boxwalla Food Box! Everything was delicious, and It was a lot of fun trying so many award-winning specialty foods. In terms of value, the total retail price of the items in this box is $47.50, which falls just shy of the box’s cost. I always like to see the value meet the cost of the box, but, to be fair, this comes pretty close. Given that Boxwalla is a relatively new company, I think they’re off to a pretty good start. I look forward to seeing what future boxes hold!
What do you think about Boxwalla? Will you be checking out their food, film, book, or green beauty boxes?