Mitten Crate Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 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.
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.)
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
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!
For every Mitten Crate purchased, they donate to Gleaners Food Bank in Southeastern Michigan.
Spinach Fettucine from Al Dente Pasta Company – 12 oz. value: $3.79
This pasta is so yummy! I made some last night. The spinach doesn’t add a crazy amount of flavor but I feel better knowing there’s veggies in my pasta, haha. It’s made in small batches and feels “homemade.”
Motor City Popcorn Mix – value: $4
This is surprisingly good! It’s cheddar cheese popcorn mixed with caramel popcorn. My husband and I both are fans.
Apolonia Oily Greek Dressing – 12 fl oz, value: $5.95?
I’m not a huge fan of Greek dressing myself, so I gave this to my sister-in-law. She said she loved it, though! And that the flavor was well-balanced.
Ellis Island Tropical Tea – 16 fl oz, value: $5
This tea is a special blend of hibiscus tea, made with 100% natural extracts. I tastes great and is fantastic for summer!
Lush Nuts Handcrafted Almonds in Coconut Lavender – 3 oz, value: $6
These are interesting. I’ve never tried anything coconut lavender flavor. I love the scents of both of these, but eating them may not be completely my cup of tea. They’re not bad! I’m just not hooked – though some of their other flavors sound fantastic. A review on their website of this flavor, though, suggested some smart ways to use these – with goat cheese or crushed up as a topping for ice cream or cake! Smart ideas.
Verdict: As a Michigander, I’m glad to say that I liked this box! I love seeing my home state represented, and I liked everything in this box. The value comes out to about $24.74, which isn’t awesome for a $35 box, though it seems like it’s what I’ve come to expect from this box. I’d love to see more value from them, though I know a big part of this box is curation and finding small brands and products you wouldn’t normally find.
What do you think of Mitten Crate? Have you tried any locally-sourced boxes before?