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.
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!
The Box: Our Local Box
The Cost: $30 a month
The Products: A box of full-sized Kentucky-made goodies.
Ships to: US only
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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!
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!
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?