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Mitten Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon- February 2017

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Mitten Crate is a monthly subscription box that delivers a carefully curated selection of delicious food, crafted in small batches by independent food producers from around the great state of Michigan. Every month you’ll receive 5-6 local artisan foods to sample and enjoy.

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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.)

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The Subscription Box: Mitten Crate

The Cost: $35 a month with free shipping

COUPON: Get your first box for $24 with code msa24

The Products: Small-batch, artisan food locally made in the state of Michigan.

Ships to: the continental U.S.

Check out all of our Mitten Crate reviews and the Local Subscription Box Directory for more locally-sourced boxes!

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For every Mitten Crate purchased, they donate to Gleaners Food Bank in Southeastern Michigan.

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Mitten Crate also includes a card with information about all the brands and artisans they feature in that month’s box. Being from Michigan myself, it’s so much fun to find out about these businesses that are right near me!

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Get Up and Go Smart Energy Cookie, Chocolate Chip – 1 cookie, Value $2.49

This chocolate chip cookie is made to have the same amount of caffeine as an energy shot! I’ve actually tried one of these before and they’re good! Soft, too, which I like. I think I’ll add this to one of my husband’s lunches so he can have a little afternoon pick me up at work!

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Detroit Gourmet Nut Company Handcrafted Maple Walnuts – 2.6 oz, Value $5.20

I liked these! They have a great flavor and the texture of the walnuts are perfect for me. I tried a couple out of the bag, but I think they’d actually be great over a salad or yogurt.

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Happy Girl Granola, Cherry Almond – 2 oz, Value $4.50

Happy Girl Granola, Lovely Lavender Chocolate Granola – 2 oz, Value $4.50

I’ve tried this brand of granola in a Mitten Crate before and loved it so I was excited to see more this month!

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The Cherry Almond granola is my favorite between the two. I just love the classic combination of flavors, which are well-balanced, along with the textures.

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The Lavender & Chocolate Chip granola was interesting but good. I still don’t know if I love eating my lavender, but I didn’t think it was bad! The herbal flavor was interesting against the sweet chocolate chips and crispy coconut flakes. I’m happy to have tried it! I just don’t think I’ll buy a full bag of this one.

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Just Add Tomatoes! Pizza Sauce – 1.67 oz x 2 packets, Total Value $6.50 ($3.25 each)

I love this idea! These packets are pre-mixed pizza seasoning and all you need to add is a 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes. The herbs smell amazing but I haven’t cooked with them just yet.

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There’s a lot of seasoning in here – one packet’s preparation can cover 5 medium pizzas, 4 large pizzas, or 2 Chicago-style pizzas.

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Al Dente Pasta Company Carba-Nada Roasted Garlic Fettucine – 10 oz, Value $3.69

This pasta is made with garlic oil and roasted & dried garlic. Also, it’s made to be low-carb! It has 24g per serving vs. 38 in their normal fettuccine. This is another brand I’ve tried from Mitten Crate before and I loved it! Plus, I love garlic.

Verdict: After subscribing to Mitten Crate for almost a year now, I’m noticing some familiar/repeat brands, but I’m honestly totally okay with that because I love everything they send me and they’ve sent different flavors and variations than I’ve tried before. I liked the mix of foods they sent this month and that there are snacks as well as cooking products. The value adds up to $26.88 – lower than the cost of the box, which I’m a little bummed about but I have come to expect a value around breaking even or a little less from Mitten Crate. Food boxes are generally the lowest value subscriptions out there, so I think it’s really up to each individual if retail value alone is what they’re looking for in a food subscription. For some, I know that the curation and discovery are well worth the difference, especially if you find that you consistently like basically everything the subscription sends, and also tend to go order more from each vendor of your favorites. While I’d always appreciate a higher retail value, I fall into the latter category – I’ve gone and bought full orders from many companies I’ve found through Mitten Crate!

What do you think about Mitten Crate?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I gifted mitten crate subscriptions to 2 Michigan loving family members for Christmas. They think I’m brilliant for thinking of it, lol. They are very difficult to buy gifts for but are very happy to try new Michigan made food. The donation to Gleaners is also appreciated. Michigan has taken such an economic hit and these small businesses are ways for people to make a living wage. From the blog and face book page it seems that Mitten crate pays for the food they send out so maybe that is why the value is so low. I’m happy that the boxes have arrived in good shape and a day or 2 earlier than they said. My only complaint is that there is no way (or at least there wasn’t in December when I ordered) to send a gift message. Hopefully that will change.

  2. Lol – I thought this was a box of mittens. Thought it might be something to send to my daughter who recently moved to Minnesota.

    • Ummm, you’re not the only one. Haha. I assumed it was mittens and scarfs and such. This Florida girl never looked twice. Definitely needed a better name.

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