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Our Local Box Review – Monthly Subscription Box – June 2013

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

Our Local Box is one of my favorite new subscription box discoveries. Each month they send you a month of Kentucky-made goodies centered around a theme. They kindly sent me this box to review.

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

The June box was a collaboration with Chef Edward Lee celebrating the release of his new book, “Smoke & Pickles.” I love discovering new recipes and ingredients – so this was a perfect theme for me!

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

The Box: Our Local Box

The Cost: $30 a month

The Products: A box of full-sized Kentucky-made goodies.

Ships to: US only

Check out all of my Our Local Box reviews.

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

Bluegrass Soy Sauce – Value $6

Bourbon Smoked Pepper – Value $9

We tried out the Bourbon Smoked Pepper when we cooked out this past weekend – it was a hit as a burger seasoning!

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

Organic Heirloom Hickory King Corn Grits – Value $5

Confession – I’ve never had grits before! I definitely will try making them, and I love that this is an organic product. Any tips for making grits? Let me know!

Our Local Box Review - Monthly Subscription Box - June 2013

Pure Cane Sweet Sorghum – Value $12.50

Ok, another confession, I didn’t know what this was! But then I read the card that’s included in the box, and I guess they anticipated that:

What the heck is sorghum?  Well, it’s a sweet yet earthy syrup with subtle notes of exotic spice that can be used in place of molasses, corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.  Let’s just say that this stuff is Kentucky’s maple syrup.  This sugary goodness is harvested and produced by Townsend’s Sorghum Mill in Jeffersonville, Kentucky and has been voted national champion sweet sorghum twice.

Also, I included the recipe card for Ribs and grits – it uses all the ingredients in the box!

Verdict: Our Local Box is so much fun to open, and I always discover new amazing products in every box. I’m excited to give Kentucky style cooking a try! (Every month this box makes me think about traveling to Kentucky!) Have you subscribed to Our Local Box? What do you think of the June box?


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

Posted in Blog, Our Local Box, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: food | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Make your grits a little thicker rather than runny. Add butter, salt & pepper to taste. Heaven! Good with cheese and breakfast sausage, too!

  2. Take it from this KY native, the secret to good grits is cheese. Lots and lots of cheese! You should definitely visit KY sometime – the Bourbon Trail is a must. Love your site by the way.

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