My Texas Market Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box that delivers small-batch, locally made, food items, beauty products, & home goods from Texas artisans.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription box: My Texas Market
The Cost: $35.00 a month, shipping costs vary according to location.
COUPON: Save 25% off your first box with code MAIL25!
The Products: Items you would expect to find at a local farmers market…shipped to your door!
Ships to: There are many countries listed in the drop down but I would suggest reaching out to see if they ship to your country!
This month’s theme was Tex-Italiano. The information card states: “The theme for February is ‘Tex-Italiano’ – a Valentine’s Day box everyone can enjoy, and a tribute to the growing wine and olive industry that is flourishing throughout the Texas hill country. This box is filled with delicious Italian-inspired goodies all made right here in Texas. You’ll find great accompaniments to your Valentine’s Day date, family dinner, or celebration with friends. Enjoy!” The box is still listed on their site for purchase for $40.00, so if you’d like to buy this box, go to the Online Market quick!
I included a few more pictures of the unboxing just because I think My Texas Market does an excellent job adjusting their packaging to their theme! This month, the tissue paper is definitely Italian inspired!
I am pretty excited about this salt. Garlic was a staple growing up in my house, and I’ve made sure I use it pretty much every day in my own life. I love it, but don’t ask my husband if he loves it as much as I do. One of my favorite things to do is to make pizza lately, so this will definitely be sprinkled on top of the pizza, or on top of my avocado toast. The garlic flavor is very potent here, and it is absolutely delicious. I never knew that I needed roasted garlic sea salt in my life to be happy, but I’m pretty sure I did.
The Texas vibe is strong with this one. First, there’s the name: Sola Stella (Lone Star), then the Texas Flag, and then the word Texas is in full view! It’s clear they are passionate about their state, and makes it a great inclusion for this box! This is a very light smelling and tasting olive oil, even though it is extra virgin. I like it a lot! They recommend it for cooking, and I think it would be a great olive oil for that. This olive oil won gold in the 2015 Los Angeles Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition!
With Italian themed boxes, subscribers that are gluten free usually get the short end of the stick. Italy isn’t necessarily known for being gluten free – so you get pastas, breads, and doughs full of wheat. I LOVE that My Texas Market thought of this, and threw in a gluten free pizza dough. It just says how much thought and curation actually goes in to this box.
This pizza dough only rests for 15 minutes, which is amazing compared to waiting around for an hour for dough to rise. There were two packets of crust in this box, each one makes a 10-12 inch crust. I usually make separate pizzas for my husband and myself – (I don’t want pepperoni juice on my work of art, you see?) the one package wasn’t really enough to do that, so I just made myself one big one for lunch (don’t judge me). The dough is quite a bit more sticky than normal pizza dough, so definitely follow their instructions with the plastic wrap to roll it out.
I couldn’t find this for sale online – their website states that their factory is the point of sale in Houston, so I’m guessing on price. This is a 14 oz. bag, and will last quite a while for my husband and I . The gorgeous colors come from tomato paste and spinach, not artificial colors! This pasta is ‘slow dried the traditional way,’ and is free of preservatives and artificial ingredients. I whipped some of this up for lunch, and topped it with the Sola Stella olive oil, the garlic salt, parmesan, and lemon balsamic. It was so good – I loved the chewiness of the pasta, and the flavor. I am definitely making this one again.
As soon as I opened my box this month, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that there was soap in the box! This soap is made from red thyme, lemongrass, peppermint, lavender, cinnamon, tea tree, and coriander essential oils, with ground coffee, and many, many beneficial moisturizing oils. It holds true to it’s word and rinses clean off the hands, and it smells great. Currently, I don’t have a place for bar soap around my kitchen sink, but I may just paint and coat the little ring dish I got from Little Lace Box last year, and use that for a soap dish!
These are the prettiest chocolates I’ve seen in a long time. There’s a fleur de lis, a heart, a rose, and a crown. These were so perfect for a Valentine’s Day box. I (mistakenly) was expecting more of a truffle, so I was surprised when I bit into the hazelnut one, and it was just solid chocolate with a hazelnut inside. After my initial surprise of not hitting a smooth center, I was blown away by the flavor of this. There was a bit of salt, a bit of crunch, and a lot of really good chocolate! These are vegan, gluten free, allergy friendly, organic, and fair trade. I love that these chocolates are also something that most can enjoy!
Verdict: As usual, I love the boxes I get from My Texas Market. They are always so well curated and you can tell that there is a lot of thought that goes in to each and every box. They do not promise an amazing value each month, but they do promise that you will always get at least a $35 value, and I’ve found that to be true! This month, my box was worth about $37.31 if my estimate on the pasta is in the right ball park. I definitely think that this box was worth $35, and it would have been an awesome box for a night in for Valentine’s Day with your significant other, family, or friends.
Did you get this month’s box? What did you think?