Mitten Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016
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.
The Subscription Box: Mitten Crate
The Cost: $35/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 US
Check out our Local Subscription Box Directory for more locally-sourced boxes and make sure to add Mitten Crate to your subscription list or wishlist!
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!
Vitaperk 15 Vitamins and Minerals for your coffee – 3 packets, value: $2.15 total
These packets are like fortified dry creamer for your coffee (though you can also put it in ice coffee, hot cocoa or smoothies). All are naturally flavored and only 5 calories. I like them, but I still use my regular cream and sugar, too. And I have coffee everyday so it makes it easy for me to get a little extra help.
Mitten Munch Trail Bar in Berry Lemonade – value: $2
Mitten Munch Trail Bar in Mocha Choco-Latte – value: $2
These trail bars are either high-quality snacks or meal replacements. The Mocha Choco-Latte is my favorite between the two, and it has 6g of protein, 5g of fiber and only 11g of sugar. I like these – they make great on-the go snacks for me!
Aunt Nee’s Mild Salsa Mix – .5 oz, value: $1.79
Aunt Nee’s Guacamole Mix – .7 oz $1.79
These are great ideas! They’re mixes to make salsa and guacamole simple, fast, and easy! It’s a great idea but I actually already have both salsa and guacamole recipes I always make and my family loves. These will get passed on or swapped!
Bella Rouge Barbeque Chipotle Gourmet BBQ Sauce – 16 fl oz, value: $7.99
I think this is a great and versatile BBQ sauce… I tried it and it’s hot and tangy and delicious. They recommend using this traditionally, or mixing it with sour cream for tacos, as a topping on eggs, or making a compound butter for corn! Sounds like it’ll be great for summer.
FireSide Coffee Co. French Vanilla Café Mocha – 8 oz, value: $7.99
This French vanilla drink mix is supposed to capture all the custardy, vanilla deliciousness that is supposed to be what the French way of making ice cream (hence the term, “French Vanilla”) is all about. I haven’t tired this yet but it sounds delicious.
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 liked everything in this box. The value comes out to about $25.71, which isn’t awesome for a $35 box, however I am really happy to try everything and think I’ll buy some more of the trail bars. Also, some other reviews I found online look like the value is generally higher, so I’m looking forward to seeing future boxes.
What do you think of Mitten Crate? Have you tried any locally-sourced boxes before?