Mama June’s Southern Treats is a new quarterly subscription box curated by June Shannon (aka Mama June).
Each box will feature “the best, most finger-lickin’ ingredients, delectables and products in a box themed on one of the lower states”. From a Georgia peach pie to Kentucky BBQ to New Orleans bayou beignets, each quarter they’ll be bringing you everything you need to make your favorites. Items can include snacks, baking mixes, tea, spices, condiments, sweet treats, and more.
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.
Subscriptions are $34.95/quarter or less with multi-month commitments. Shipping within the US is free. — For a limited time, you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUD15“!
Let’s see what’s in the September 2018 Mama June’s Southern Treats box!
Everything was shipped in a brown box with the Mama June’s Southern Treats logo on top.
A peek inside!
An info booklet listed all of the products in this quarter’s Georgia-themed box, as well as photos and brief descriptions of each one. On the back was (a very slimmed down) Mama June herself.
These crispy sweet onion petals are made with real Vidalia onions grown in south Georgia. They’re certified gluten free and because they’re baked instead of fried, you can indulge with a little less guilt. This generously sized bag contains 4 130-calorie servings.
Southern Treats Peach Tea
You can’t have a Georgia-themed box without including something involving peaches! This little tin of loose leaf peach tea contains a blend of black tea, ginger, peach pieces, and natural fruit flavoring. You can enjoy it hot, over ice, or as June suggests in the info booklet — with a splash of bourbon!
Described as a “breadless alternative to bread crumbs”, these finely ground “crumbs” are actually made from pork rinds. They contain no added seasoning other than rock salt to allow a blank palette for your recipes. To use, simply substitute 1 to 1 in any recipe for breadcrumbs.
Southern Treats Peach Crisp Mix
This handmade baking mix has just about everything needed to make a delicious peach crisp. — Just incorporate 1/2 cup of softened butter to the mix, place 2-3 cups of sliced peaches into a baking dish, sprinkle crumb mixture over the top, and bake for 20-25 minutes. So easy! I’m thinking I may substitute apples for peaches, only because peach season is long over here in the Northeast.
These bite-sized cookies are made with wholesome ingredients including wheat flour, whole eggs, natural peach flavor, and powdered milk. Each one is dusted in powdered sugar and has a flavor that’s both sweet and tangy.
A traditional southern treat, this sweet confection is composed of a creamy brown sugar based patty with loads of crunchy pecans sprinkled throughout. According to the info booklet, this particular brand is one of the best.
It’s a good thing I’m not from the south, because I don’t think I could ever embrace all of these pork-based products. (Of course, the fact that I’m vegan would make that quite impossible anyhow.) That said, this IS a Georgia-themed box so pork rinds fit right in. These ones are made with just 4 ingredients — pork skins (it hurts even to type that), olive oil, rock salt, and seasonings.
Southern Treats Dish Towel
Mama June wanted to include an “extra special” item for her debut box, so she created this custom dish towel. It’s a generously sized cream colored towel with the phrase “Have a Good Ol’ Southern Time!” printed above the Mama June’s Southern Treats logo. You can never have too many dish towels!
June’s Recipe Cards
Also included in September’s box were 3 classic Southern recipes whipped up by Mama June herself: Southern Spiked Peach Tea, Fried Green Tomatoes ‘n Pork Rinds, and Peach Crisp.
The first offering from Mama June’s Southern Treats certainly stayed true to it’s “Best of Georgia” theme. It included a variety of snacks, sweets, tea, and more — all proudly reppin’ the South. While most of the items weren’t too vegan-friendly, I’m nonetheless looking forward to whipping up some
peach apple crisp and sipping on some peach tea. 🙂 — Remember, for a limited time you can save 15% on your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUD15“!
September 2018 Mama June's Southern Treats Review
A nice introduction to traditional Georgia-themed snacks and treats. I would have liked to have seen a few more full sized items for the price, but otherwise it was a decent debut offering. 🙂