Boxwalla Food Subscription Box Review – April 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.
I also have to point out that this box was packed so fully the lid wouldn’t close!
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the subscription review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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.)
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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 “An Afternoon Tea Party.”
This is a review of Boxwalla’s April Food Box. Subscriptions for April are currently closed, so, if you sign up now, your first box will arrive in June. (The cutoff date for each box is the 15th of the preceding month. So, to receive the June box, your order will need to be placed by May 15th.)
Most of my aprons are of the utilitarian variety, so I’m absolutely thrilled to receive a stylish apron I can wear in front of company! This apron is 100% cotton canvas and made in Los Angeles. I don’t own a dress form, so here’s shot from the Vine Street Market Website to give a better idea of what it looks like on:
This apron is very much my style, and I absolutely love the pattern!
It also seems to be very well made.
I can’t wait for my next dinner party, so I can show this off!
Providence Perfume Company Brambleberry Rose Tea (1 vial)- $5
Providence Perfume Company Violetta Tea (1 vial)- $5
At first, I was surprised to see that this tea is made by a perfume company, but I kind of love the idea of blending tea based on aroma! Each vial of tea contains enough for 2-3 cups, and Boxwalla has included Brambleberry Rose and Violetta flavors. Violetta is “a delicate, elegant green tea that has been perfumed with night blooming jasmine & hand blended with finely minced Tahitian vanilla beans, violet extract & blue cornflowers.” Brambleberry Rose is “a dreamy black tea with roses, berries, a touch of vanilla & cocoa.”
I love the large pieces of rose petal and dried berry in the Brambleberry Rose! Also, I haven’t had a chance to brew this tea yet, but the aroma is incredible. After taking the photo of tea in my hand, it really did smell as if I’d put on perfume!
Wozz! Balsamic Fig Mostarda Spread (13 oz.)- $10
This sweet-savory spread is made from dried figs, fresh pears, and mustard. It can be paired with cheese, charcuterie, or used to liven up finger sandwiches for your next tea party.
Lark Shortbread (8.2 oz.)- $8
I’m a big fan of Lark’s Shortbreads, and I’m especially fond of their Burnt Sugar and Fennel cookies. They pair really well with tea, so I think they’re a great fit for this month’s theme!
Verdict: I’m impressed with the items in this month’s Boxwalla’s Food Box! The apron is gorgeous, the tea smells divine, and I’m always happy to receive Lark cookies. My only issue with this box is that the “hero item,” the apron, makes up a very large percentage of the box’s value. (It’s also not an edible item, which might be a problem for some subscribers to a food box.) Luckily for me, though, I love it. In terms of value, the total retail price of the items in this box is $76, which I’m definitely happy with.
What do you think about Boxwalla? Have you tried their food, film, book, or green beauty boxes yet?