Artza is a quarterly subscription box that follows in the footsteps of Jesus, delivering the best artisanal food, crafts, and content from across the Holy Land straight to your door.
Each box will contain 7-9 full-sized products sourced directly from Israel. Items can include tasty treats, hand-crafted soaps and beauty products, custom spice mixes, unique games, and more. The boxes are curated to deliver the most authentic experience, searching throughout Israel for exclusive, high quality products that you and your family will enjoy.
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Subscriptions are $74.99/quarter or $94.99/quarter for Artza Premium (includes 1-2 additional items). Discounts are available on multi-box plans. — For a limited time, you can get your first box FREE with a 6-month subscription! Just use coupon code “1STBOXFREE” at checkout!
Let’s see what’s in this quarter’s Artza “Golan Heights” box!
Everything was shipped in a purple box with the Artza logo printed in white.
A peek inside!
The 2-sided info sheet above revealed this quarter’s destination — Golan Heights — and included interesting facts, photos, and even a few English to Hebrew translations.
An additional information packet included 4 product information cards, 2 postcards, and a recipe.
A separate info card listed all of the items I’d find in this quarter’s box.
Individual product information cards provided background info on each company/artisan and details on how best to utilize the items.
Two postcards were included, one featuring Mount Hermon — the tallest peak in Israel, and the other the Gamla Fortress (known sometimes as the “Masada of the North”) — a site famous for its strong defense against the Romans in the Jewish Revolt in AD 66.
The final “paper” item was a recipe for Sumac Roast Chicken that utilizes the sumac included in this box.
Gaya’s Tangram Hebrew Alphabet Wooden Puzzle
The puzzle above consists of two identical sets of four wooden pieces and a deck of printed cards. Each card features a silhouette of a different letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The goal is to arrange the wooden pieces to match each of the letters. It makes for a simple, yet challenging game for both children and adults. Bonus: It comes with its own wooden storage box to minimize the risk of losing any of the pieces. 😉
Shalva is an ancient Hebrew word that means “peace, calm, and tranquility”. — You can achieve this desired feeling with a little help from the Golan Heights inspired tea blend above. Each tea sachet was hand assembled by young adults & teenagers with disabilities and is 100% compostable. The blend features an all natural combination of lemongrass, rose petals, lemon-verbena, spearmint, and sage. It can be enjoyed both hot or over ice.
Maranatha The Wise Virgins’ Parable Clay Oil Lamp & Filler Set
The replicas above were created to mimic the type of oil lamp and filler that would have been used by Jesus and His disciples in Jerusalem. Both of the clay pieces are fully functional. — To use, simply fill the jug with olive oil and insert one of the supplied wicks into the small hole on the lamp. Leave about 1/2″ inches protruding from the lamp and fill the lamp through the larger hole with olive oil until it’s about half full. Allow around 2 minutes for the wick to soak the oil a bit, then light.
Candles will forever be one of my favorite items to receive in a subscription box. 🙂 The Golan-inspired “Golan Dew” scented candle above is made with 100% (vegan-friendly!) soy wax and smells amaaaazing. I’m horrible at describing scents, but it seems to have hints of fresh citrus(?) and possibly melon or a sweet-smelling flower(??). Whatever it is, it reminds me of warm Spring days and I LOVE it!
De Karina Chocolate Mania White Chocolate Squares with Raw Cocoa Nibs
Speaking of sweet… De Karina is a family legacy that spans over three generations of chocolatiers — and three different continents — that is now homed in the green hills of the Golan Heights. Their creations combine “European accuracy, South American passion, and Israeli innovation” that result in a flavorful, truly enjoyable chocolate experience. The bite-sized squares above feature creamy white chocolate dotted with raw cocoa nibs for a satisfying crunch.
Rose Burak Sumac
Meredith Rose Burak founded Rose Burak to embrace a “return to Mother Earth through the simple magnificence of natural spices”. She chose to include Sumac in this Artza box because it not only offers bold & exotic flavors, but has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits as well. It can be used to enhance many dishes, including the Suman Roast Chicken recipe featured in this box.
Premium Box subscribers also received this beautiful piece of art handcrafted by Jerusalem-based artist Yair Emanual. The laser cut metal stand depicts a brown tree filled with colorful birds and flowers. It measures roughly 9 inches high and was chosen to reflect the lush blooms of Spring in the Golan Heights. It’s so whimsical & cheerful! 😀
The “Golan Heights” inspired Artza box was one of my favorite curations to date! The candle smells amazing, that hand-painted metal stand is beautiful, the wooden puzzle will be a nice break from electronics, and my family will enjoy the chocolates. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can get your first box FREE with a 6-month subscription! Just use coupon code “1STBOXFREE” at checkout!