Mitten Crate Subscription Box Review – July 2014
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 4-6 local artisan foods to sample and enjoy.
Mitten Crate kindly sent us this box to review.
For every Mitten Crate purchased, they donate to Gleaners Food Bank in Southeastern Michigan.
Every month, Mitten Crate 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 business that are right near me!
The Subscription Box: Mitten Crate
The Cost: $35/month with free shipping
The Products: Small-batch, artisan food locally made in the state of Michigan.
Ships to: the continental US
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Proper Soda Co. Hop Soda – 8.4 fl oz, value: $2
Cooper Street Cookies White Chocolate Michigan Cherry – 9 oz, value: $5.99
I don’t drink beer, so I’m really not sure what to make of this Hop Soda (to be clear, it’s non-alcoholic, but hops are a common flavoring and stability agent in beer). I’m really tempted to try it out, but if I don’t like it, it’s all wasted. This will be passed along to my sister!
I’m thrilled that they included a full package of these cookies/biscotti! It’s delicious and I know my family will love sharing these with me.
McClure’s Kettle Cooked Potato Chips in Bloody Mary – 1.5 oz, value: $.90
Germack Fit Mix, Power – 9 oz , value: $6.99
Trail mix (and nuts in general, really) is something I just really never care for, but this Fit Mix is actually amazing. Somehow, they made the nuts taste really great, and the dried fruit is really flavorful and abundant throughout the mix to add a bit of sweetness and balance. This mix is made of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, cashews, peanuts, pecans, dried apples, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, and dried mangos.
Populace Coffee, Loud Mouth Blend – 1 oz?, value: $1.50?
Gus & Grey Floozie Jam – 10 oz, value: $7
There wasn’t much information listed on this sample of the Populace Coffee, but the website says that this Loud Mouth roast has some flavors of candy apple and glazed donut, so I’m definitely excited to try it out!
This Floozie Jam (Peach Bourbon Vanilla Jam) is my favorite item in the whole box. I’ve never tasted vanilla in a jam before and it’s so sweet and adds a lot of dimension to the flavor. Their website suggests it on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream!
The Verdict: As a Michigander, I’m really proud to say that I’m very happy with the curation of this box! I love seeing my home state represented well, and I’ve been dying to try out a Michigan-local box! I don’t think this box had a theme, but the Bloody Mary flavored chips, Hops soda, and Peach Bourbon Vanilla Jam all seemed to tie in together, which I liked. The value comes out to about $25, which isn’t awesome for a $35 box, however I know I found at least 2 things I will buy, and some other reviews I found online look like the value is generally higher.
What do you think of this box? Have you tried any locally-sourced boxes before?