I’m semi-ashamed to admit that many of the decisions I make in life surround food. If I’m not knee-deep in trying to be healthy, I’m in over my head stuffing my face with something naughty. “Feeding frenzy” is my middle name – I’m 99% sure of it. Luckily, I’ve got some help, with my ummmm….problem. Cue, Boxtera.
Since I have started up the Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes, I’ve had the opportunity to seriously look into some pretty darn awesome subscription boxes. Boxtera is one of those. The hub and I have found that in order to survive gaining 4,000 pounds each month via naughty snacks, we 100% need healthy snack alternatives. And, since I’m pretty sure neither of us make enough dough to hire a personal chef and trainer like the celebs do, we lean to the next best option. A subscription box that delivers a bunch of healthy snacks to my door every month. Holla!!!!
Boxtera offers a monthly subscription of organic snacks, foods and sometimes a beverage delivered to your home or office.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- You get approximately 25 servings of organic snacks
WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:
$40 bucks a month (including shipping)
- 6-month membership is $32 bucks a month (including shipping)
- 1-year membership is $30 bucks a month (including shipping)
You can trust that products delivered from BOXTERA are made from organic wholesome ingredients. They strive to include products that are mostly gluten free, sometimes vegan, but always minimally processed and non-GMO.
We have officially subscribed to this box and are LOVING what we get each month. Here’s the breakdown of what we got from our first box. I should mention that my box was a bit beefier than normal – there were some delays in receiving my box due to shipping issues, and the peeps over at Boxtera decided to send me EXTRA snacks for my troubles. Can you see AWESOME customer service? I can. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!
- Mad House Munchies Sea Salted Kettle Cooked Chips (Find em: here)
- Alive & Radiant Quite Cheesy Kale Chips (Find em: here)
- Flamous Falafel Chips (Find em: here)
- Funky Monkey Applemon Chips (Find em: here)
- Late July Organic Bite Size Chedder Cheese Crackers (Find em: here)
- Food Should Taste Good Sweet Potato Chips (Find em: here)
- Cousin Mary Jane Hemp Hearts (Find em: here)
- Cousin Mary Jane Toasted Hemp Seeds (Find em: here)
- The Perfect Snaque Sea Salt & Cracked Black Pepper Sprouted Lentils (Find em: here)
- Cliff Crunch Chocolate Chip (Find it: here)
- Health Warrior Acai Berry Chia Bar (Find it: here)
- Health Warrior Coconut Chia Bar (Find it: here)
- Just Great Stuff Organic Chocolate Dream Greens (Find it: here)
- Barre Cinnamon Pecan (Find it: here)
- Raw Crunch Chocolate (Find it: here)
- Organic Super Chocolate Fearless Sweet & Hot (Find it: here)
- Artisana Raw Cacao Bliss (Find it: here)
- Gluten Free Bar The GFB Peanut Butter Chocolate (Find it: here)
- Energy Serj Natural Energy Shot (Find it: here)
- Home Free Vanilla Cookies (Find it: here)
- Primal Meatless / Vegan Jerky Seitan Thai Peanut (Find it: here)
Jealous? Don’t be!! Boxtera is SO awesome and totally worth trying out. Promise!
Oh, P.S. If you haven’t seen my Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes yet, feel free to chickity check it out before you leave!
Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Boxtera. The opinions provided in this post are solely our own. For questions or concerns about this product, please contact the product provider directly.
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Stop everything you are doing right now and feast your eyes on this favoloso subscription box. The husby and I recently had the pleasure of sampling Gourmet Spotting and it was a total love (especially, the pasta, popcorn, brownie, cookie and pancakes). Oh, wait. That’s everything.
Gourmet Spotting is a “curated culinary subscription service of gourmet food from local and international artisans.” I absolutely LOVE that the boxes include foods curated from outside the U.S. as well. Such a nice touch and a great way to feel like you are a “big time” foodie. Thank you Sandro Diazzi and Aman Sarkaria for developing a subscription service that sends FULL SIZE products. My taste buds want to give you a high five.
Everything you need to know about this yum-mo box is below the images (including a coupon code for $10 bucks off!). If food is your thang, then Gourmet Spotting is totes worth signing up and checking out yourself. Mangia! Mangia!
ELI ZABAR BLONDIE: Let’s start off with this brownie. We did. We opened the box, grabbed the camera lickity-split, took the shot and devoured this baby whole. It was a naughty, and it felt naughty. Mission accomplished.
BACORN: The makers of this snack couldn’t have created something better suited for my belly – two of my faves (popcorn & bacon), smoooshed together in a masterpiece of OMG. Love. Didn’t want to share.
STRANGOZZI WITH SUMMER TRUFFLE: I’m a total idiot and thought these cute lil’ birdy nest shapped Strangozzi’s where going to stay in birdy nest shape. But, duh. Either way, I’m not a huge fan of truffle, but this was a total surprise love. I kept it simple, with a drizzle of EVOO and some parmesan/romano cheese. The man fancied it up with some red sauce. He’s crazy like that. WOOT!
ELI ZABAR CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE: I realize now that I’m a big fat liar. I was thinking the brownie was the first thing we opened and devoured, but it was actually this gigundo cookie followed immediately by the brownie. Can you say fatty-pants? Anyway…um, can a chocolate Chip cookie ever be bad? No. No it can’t.
SHORTCAKES PANCAKE / WAFFLE MIX: We have not tried this yet. But, I continue to fawn over this container which is SO cute! I will update you when we give it a taste. I’m sure these will be awesome…with bacon…and hashbrowns….and….I just died.
Time to hook yourself up!
At its core, Gourmet Spotting is a curated monthly subscription service for foodies!
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- You get 4 to 6 medium/full size delicious gourmet products
- Example of products include fresh pasta from Italy, truffle products, prized tea from China, potato chips from El Salvador, and much more.
WHAT’S IT GONNA COST:
$ 37.94 a month (including shipping)
BONUS: Enter 5STYLEHIGH at checkout for $10 off your first month if you sign up for the monthly subscription!
Every time they ship out a Tasting Box, they donate a meal to charity
Have you seen my Insanely Huge Directory of Subscription Boxes yet?
Click on this fancy lil’ link to scope out some other awesome Foodie subscription boxes!
Financial compensation was not received for this post. A sample product was gifted from Gourmet Spotting. The opinions provided in this post are solely our own. For questions or concerns about this product, please contact the product provider directly.
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Ladies – Valentine’s day is like 4 seconds away. Did you get something awesome for your man yet? If not, please, oh please, hook him up with a “man-cake” from the Butch Bakery. I’m pretty sure if you get him these cupcakes he’ll agree to be your man-slave for life.
I have been stalking this freaking AWESOME bakery for like, a hundred years. Well, not really a hundred years (I’m only 21…duh) – The point is, that I found this joint a while back, then they disappeared, and now they are back in full effect. Thank god. I can finally brag about them.
NOTE: It looks like these cupcakes are only shipping within NY right now, which makes me sad. Wah! Maybe if you keep reading below and send them 1 million emails per day begging them to deliver nationwide they will. No seriously, don’t send them a million emails. Just one would be groovy.
Oh, and also I’m a complete bi-atch and forgot to ask my hubby for the “he says” portion of this post! So, you’ll have to take my word for it – The kid would eat the hell outta these babies.
Get ready to swoon:
Butch Bakery is the place where “Butch meets Buttercream“. The place where cliche’ “golf tee” and “baseball” inspired manly sweets take a back seat to something way awesomer. I mean, check out these flavors (listed below) . Even I’d down one or one million of these babies, and I’m a sophisticated lady.
Oh and P.S. – David is a former Wall Street attorney, so don’t get any funny ideas. He’ll probably beat you up and sue you if you don’t buy his freaking awesome dude-cakes.
Being sued is lame, so you know…you should buy these.
So, um yeah. Butch Bakery cupcakes are available in 12 different flavors, like THE DRILLER – a maple cake topped with crumbled bacon and loaded up with milk-chocolate buttercream.
If brandy is your man’s thang, you should hook him up with THE SIDECAR – a brandy soaked cake featuring an orange brandy buttercream. I can barely breathe.
If he’s a fancy lush who likes to drink in the summer, hook him up with the MOJITO – a rum soaked lime cake with lime mint buttercream.
Oh, and the BEER RUN cupcake is perfect for your average “joe” – a chocolate beer cake with beer infused buttercream, topped with crushed pretzels.
Did you just get wasted? Yeah, so did I. Click here to scope out the rest of the flavors offered.
Oh, and all of the cakes come with a “decorative chocolate disc” available in 6 different styles – Woodland Camo (shown above), Wood Grain, Houndstooth, Plaid, Checkerboard or Marble. You can either pick your fave(s) or they will mix em’ up for you.
PLACE YOUR ORDER!
- The Dry Round features one each of the Driller, Home Run, Campout, Jack Hammer, Big Papi & the Tail Gate – for $25.50
- The Full Round includes the B-52, Rum & Coke, Sidecar, Old Fashioned, Mojito & Beer Run for $25.50 each
- Sample the full 12-flavor line via the Butch Box - for $48 bucks
- Order custom bite-sized versions too! Mini-Mates are $22 bucks per dozen (minimum of 3 dozen)
You lucky New Yorkers. I can’t believe I just wrote this entire post and can’t even order any for my own husby. Dear Butch Bakery, please deliver to Boston, starting in 5 minutes. Love, a former New Yorker. Please, and thank you. You’re the bestest.
I’m in the moooood for looooooove! Ten days until Valentines Day my little love-muffins! I’ve been suffering from a lethal case of “writer’s block” recently, but am finding myself uber-dee-duber inspired this lovely Monday. So much so that I apparently just said “uber-dee-duber”…whatever that means. Anyway, in honor of the most disgustingly sweet “holiday” of the year, I thought it fitting to share some gift ideas for your love popsicle’s belly. Prepare to buy like 40 million of each.
GIANT HEART SLUTTY BROWNIE via Bake All the Things: Dear fantastic maker of slutty brownies: If you require I become a disgusting slut in order to indulge in your JUMBO Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo Chocolate Fudge brownie bar, I’m totally in. Love always & forever until eternity, me. Find it: here (for $60 bucks) or hook yourself up with the “mini” version (4 large brownies here for $16 bucks)!
LOVEBIRDS & HEARTS Iced Sugar Cookies via Old Time Favorites: I couldn’t be more in love with any other birdie shaped cookie. These are the sweetest, itty-bitty lil’ sugar cookies I’ve ever seen ever. I’ll be ordering 17 dozen to myself, with a note that says “You’re the skinniest person on the planet, and can totally eat all 204 of these cookies without gaining one single pound“. Yup. That’s gonna happen. Find yours: here (3 dozen for $17.95).
MY HEART BEATS FOR YOU Brownie Truffles by Q’s Goodies: It’s not on the one. It’s not the mambo. It’s a feeling; a heartbeat. Oh, Johnny Castle , I would gladly stop my own heart if you promise to resuscitate me with these truffles. Find em: here (1 dozen for $16 bucks).
HOT PINK RASPBERRY White Chocolate Ganache French Macarone via Le Bonbon, Los Angeles: In case you were wondering, I lose all morals and etiquette when faced with a French Macarone. They render me stupid and, well, gross (if we’re being honest). Macarones are kinda like, really awesome. Find these ones: here (1 dozen for $21 bucks).
CHOCOLATE COVERED ESPRESSO BEANS via Apropos Roasters: Technically, these adorable hand-stamped bags-o-beans are “party favors”, but I say that every day is a party so why not send 10 of these to your fave? He (or she) will thank you
sexually, with a nice hug. Find em: here (10 baggies for $30 bucks).
Good luck trying not to order 1 of each for yourself too. And, don’t forget to place your orders, like super soon-ish so your lover-bee doesn’t miss out. Tootles!