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). — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “CYBER15“!
Let’s see what’s in this quarter’s Artza “Nazareth” box!
Everything was shipped in an olive green box with the Artza logo in white.
A peek inside!
The 2-sided info sheet above revealed this quarter’s destination — Nazareth — and included interesting facts, photos, and even a few English to Hebrew translations.
An additional information packet included 3 product information cards, 2 postcards, and a recipe.
Product information cards. — I’m not sure if there were only 3 total, or if my box was missing a few. (It would have really helped to have info cards for each product, especially since I’m not sure of all of their specific uses.)
Two postcards were included, one featuring Mount Precipice and the other Ancient Roman Baths.
The final “paper” item was a recipe for “Shakshuka”, an Israeli breakfast dish that utilized one of the products inside this quarter’s box (shakshuka spice mix).
Tereza Handmade Soap Organic Bar Soap
I only use natural bar soaps these days, so I was excited to see this handmade bar in my Artza box. It was handcrafted by Tereza, a young mother of three who produces her all natural soaps in a small studio just outside the center of Nazareth. This particular bar was made especially for Artza and features pure ingredients including cocoa butter, shea butter, olive oil, and coconut oil.
Home Blessing Tapestry
I wasn’t able to find any information on this item, so I really can’t give many details other than what’s shown in the photos. I can tell you that it measures roughly 19 inches long by 11 inches wide and is made from a thick, somewhat shiny fabric. A built-in rope for hanging sits at the top, while two strings of beads hang from each of the bottom corners. The text reads: “A Home Blessing” — Let this be a place where peace abides, where tranquility pervades. A place where love grows, contentment and happiness is a blessing, a success“. The colors are incredibly vibrant and the piece appears very well made.
Ptora Apple, Pomegranate & Honey Spread
This all natural fruit spread is made with a flavorful combination of sugar, apple, pomegranate juice, vinegar, honey, lemon juice, and pectin. It was handcrafted in Israel and is labeled Kosher Parve, meaning that it contains no meat or dairy ingredients. I’m thinking this will be great paired with fresh warm rolls on Thanksgiving. 🙂
I couldn’t find any information about this item, but it appears very similar to a small hand-carved olive wood cross that I received in an Israel-themed box back in 2017. It measures roughly four inches long by two inches wide.
Susan’s House Ceramic Heart
According to the card above, Susan’s House is a Jerusalem-based workshop that empowers teens at risk to find their place within society through artistic expression and creative initiatives. All of the income generated by the sale of handcrafted items such as the pretty ceramic heart above is used for funding the continuation of the project. The heart measures a little over 3 inches tall by 3 1/2 inches wide and features a beaded yellow cord for hanging.
Derech HaTavlinim (the Spice Road Farm) Shakshuka Blend
The Shakshuka blend above was made exclusively for Artza box using spices grown on a family farm located just outside Nazareth. It consists of fried onions, red onion, white onion, paprika, garlic, cumin, bell peppers, black pepper, parsley, coriander, dried tomatoes, and chives. This blend can be used to make the Shakshuka dish printed on the recipe card shown earlier in this review.
Shalva Tea Rose, Peppermint & Licorice Tea
Shalva Tea is an herbal tea brand inspired by the local plants found across different regions in the land of Israel. — Shalva is actually an ancient Hebrew word that means “peace, calm, and tranquility”. The blend above is both caffeine-free & gluten-free and consists of peppermint, rose petal, licorice, sumac, rose hip, and white savory. It can be enjoyed both hot or over ice.
Reveal Israel Match, Quiz & Spin Game
A fun game for the whole family, Reveal Israel allows you to journey and explore the land of Israel like never before. It offers 3 different ways to play: Match (find the matching card symbols before your opponents), PIQ/Picture Quiz (answer challenges about Israeli history, geography and trivia from 70+ locations), and Spin (test your ultimate Israel knowledge in a race of speed and memory). The game is appropriate for ages 5+ and can be played with 1-18 players!
Artza is an awesome box for anyone looking to experience the essence of Israel through locally made crafts, treats, decor, and more. I was impressed with the amount of items and the obvious care that was taken in crafting each one. My personal favorites were the Organic Bar Soap from Tereza Handmade Soap, Ptora Apple/Pomegranate/Honey Spread, and Susan’s House Ceramic Heart Ornament. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “CYBER15“!