My Texas Market Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 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 plus shipping; shipping costs vary according to location. Save with 3 and 6-month subscriptions.
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!
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This month, the theme is Backyard Barbecue: “Time to fire up the grill and take the party outside. This is the perfect time of year for sunshine, sweet tea, and good times with the ones you love. Enjoy!”
I could not find this exact item on Kellie’s Baking Co. website, so I’m guessing as far as value goes. (There’s a picture of this open below.) The top has marshmallows, and then the bottom is a mix between a brownie and a cookie. It was really good, but I think it would have been better warmed up! They mention that this should be eaten right away, so make sure to eat yours if you haven’t already!
Spaulding’s Specialty Spices, Smoke on the Barbie Rub – $8.00?
This spice rub has sea salt, smoked sea salt, smoked paprika, garlic, basil, thyme, onion and black pepper in it. It smells amazing, and tastes great sprinkled on top of my avocado toast. I realize that’s not the intended use, but I don’t BBQ often! We’re having an unseasonably cold spring, so I don’t even know when I’ll be able to use my grill without being drenched.
This tea smells amazing. It has peach, apple, hibiscus, elderberries, rosehip peel, passionfruit, and sunflower in it. The tea once brewed was really flavorful, and sweet without added sugar (I still added some, who do you think I am?!). I really enjoyed this tea! This is 2 ounces, and should make quite a few pots for me!
This little bag is meant to be soaked and then placed on your BBQ to flavor whatever you’re cooking like hickory smoke. These are handmade in Katy, Texas, from fallen branches along Larry’s property. It smells great, and I can’t wait to be able to put it to use this summer. With all of our rain, I would look like a drowned rat trying to use it right now!
Benjamin Soap Co., Bug Repellent – $6.67
This bug repellent is made with cocoa butter, beeswax, coconut and castor oil, citronella, clove oil, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil. It smells like a citronella candle, to be quite honest – which probably means it is effective at warding off bugs! This is a perfect item to throw into a BBQ box, because what is a bigger irritating than mosquitos eating you, while you’re trying to eat?
This is really interesting! The mustard has grapefruit, habanero, and tequila in it. Avocado toast is my go-to food right now, so I went ahead and used this instead of my normal green peppercorn dijon. It was really good – the slight sweetness from the honey and grapefruit contrasted nicely with the habanero! It isn’t something I would use every day, but I’m happy to have it!
Verdict: This month of My Texas Market was really fun! I love how they always stick to their themes really well, and barbecue is always a good theme for heading in to summer! The value of this box is going to be a guess, since I had to estimate on two of the items, but I came up with $39.56. That is pretty standard for My Texas Market – they don’t promise a high value, but they promise to always meet the cost of the box, and I’ve found that to be true every month!
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