Mama June’s Southern Treats is a 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 Spring 2019 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!
A 2-sided info card listed all of the products in this quarter’s box, as well as photos and brief descriptions of each one.
These crunchy little shortbread cookies are made with a special South-inspired ingredient: Georgia grits! Other all natural ingredients include enriched flour, salted butter, light brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
Mama June’s Hushpuppies Homemade Baking Mix
Every Southern Treats box tends to include one of June’s handmade baking mixes. This one has all of the dry ingredients needed to fry up a batch of homemade hushpuppies. — Just incorporate 1 egg, 1/4 cup chopped onion, and 1 cup buttermilk into the mix and stir until combined. Heat 2-3 inches of oil to 375 degrees, drop batter by spoonfuls into oil, and fry in small batches until golden brown.
Bring a bit of Cajun flavor to just about any dish with a few dashes of this “Slap Yo Mama” seasoning. The MSG-free blend contains an all natural mix of salt, red pepper, black pepper, and garlic.
Mmm… This soap smells SO good! I’m a big fan of lemongrass, so I noticed it immediately upon opening the box. While the label mentions that it’s great for removing the odors of crawfish, shrimp, and other seafood, I’ll just be using it as an everyday bar soap. Lemongrass also repels insects, so hopefully the scent will linger long after scrubbin’. 🙂
Mama’s “Kiss the Cook” Apron
The second non-food item this quarter was a large canvas apron featuring the phrase “Y’all Better Kiss the Cook!”. The material felt more like a stiff nylon and I was surprised to find that it didn’t have any pockets. I also didn’t love the yellow, brown, and orange color scheme. Clearly, this wasn’t my favorite item. 😉
Simply Savory It’s Better with Bacon Dip Mix
(This dip mix was also included in the Winter box, so I’m just going to reuse that description here.)
I can’t personally agree with the “everything is better with bacon” ideology, but those of you who do will surely be a fan of this dip mix. To make it, simply combine the packet contents with one cup of sour cream and one cup of mayonnaise, or mix with 2 cups of plain Greek yogurt or 2 cups of plain hummus. It can be used a dip for chips, veggies, bread, and more.
Bacon’s Heir Pork Clouds
(Another repeat, this item also appeared in the Fall box. In fact, it expired in February.)
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.) These are made with just 4 ingredients — pork skins (it hurts even to type that), olive oil, rock salt, and seasonings.
June’s Recipe Cards
Also included in this season’s box were 2 recipes whipped up by Mama June herself: Southern Hushpuppies and Jambalaya with Andouille Sausage.
The Spring 2019 box from Mama June’s Southern Treats wasn’t quite as impressive as the first two. The repeat items were disappointing, as was the fact that one of them was already expired. I’ve recently heard talk of the subscription ending and though I can’t confirm that, I did notice that when you try to subscribe on their website, it says “Sold Out! We are currently sold out of Southern Treats boxes, check again later!”. So… I think it’s very possible that this is the final box we’ll be seeing from Mama June. :/
Spring 2019 Mama June's Southern Treats Box Review
I had already heard rumors of the subscription ending when I received this quarter’s box, so I wasn’t too surprised to find that it wasn’t as impressive as the previous ones. The apron felt very cheap and I wasn’t too thrilled to find an item that expired back in February, as well as a repeat from Winter’s box. I did love the bar soap though, so that’s something. 😉