Our Local Box is a fun subscription service that sends you the best of Kentucky every month. Items can range from food/snacks, beauty products, things for the home, and even Kentucky-themed t-shirts.
I was excited when Our Local Box agreed to send me a box for review, but even more so when I found out that the theme for August was “Vegan Treats from Kentucky”. Um, talk about good timing! (Serendipity? Yeah, we’ll go with serendipity.)
Okay, let’s see what vegan goodness Kentuckians have to offer…
Najla’s Gone Nuts! Spiced Nuts – This is a blend of almonds, macadamia nuts, pecans, and walnuts. It claims to be “not too spicy, not too sweet”, which is an ideal balance for a sack of nuts, no? I’d tell you what spices they use, but alas, I cannot. The ingredient list only mentions “natural spices”. Well, it’s better than “unnatural spices” anyway. (Retail Price: $7.99)
Fruit & Seeds Energy Bar by Half-Peach Bakery – This lil’ bar is made with 11 different fruits and 6 different seed types(?). Most of the ingredients (including the fruits and seeds) are organic. This will make an awesome mid-day snack. mmhmm. It will. (Retail Price: $2.00)
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. Sriracha Maple Jerky – This is the item I was most excited about when I opened the box. Vegan jerky! Heck yeah! I love this kinda stuff but I’m always too cheap to buy it. Made with non-GMO soy and contains no gluten ingredients. (Retail Price: $5.50)
Rooibee Red Tea in Watermelon Mint – This is an all natural USDA-certified organic drink made with rooibos tea extract. According to the info card that came in the box, this flavor won a gold medal in the North American Tea Championships. Fancy! Sounds like it’ll be quite refreshing on a sickeningly hot day. I’m saving mine for that very occasion. (Retail Price: $3.93)
Screamin’ Mimi’s Sweet Hot Salsa – Like the nuts mentioned earlier, this is a good balance of hotness vs. sweetness. I’m not a fan of super hot, make your eyes water stuff, so I’m glad that this is on the milder side. (MSRP listed on info card: $4.25)
Little Eatz Cinnamon Crunch Cookies – These are touted as “The Treat You BOTH Can Eat”… Meaning you and your dog. I don’t have any pets, so I guess it’s for me and some random dog I may encounter. At first the concept weirded me out a bit, but when I looked at the ingredients I had a change of heart. It’s made with your standard baked good fare — flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon… Nothing too frightening. I haven’t tried ’em yet, but I’ll update this when I do. I’ll also keep an eye out for any random dogs who’d like to share some treats with me. (Amazon Price: $3.50 each when bought in 12-pack)
So that’s the August vegan-themed Our Local Box. Cool, right? I would have liked to see one product that wasn’t food-related, but other than that I was impressed. Though, as a vegan, I’m probably a wee bit biased on this particular box. 😉
Our Local Box subscriptions are $30/month, shipping included. The total of this month’s items (using Amazon where available) was $27.17. So considering shipping, and the fact that everything is unique to Kentucky, I’d say it’s a pretty good value. Interested in getting a box for yourself? Head over to their site and sign on up!
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions are my own. Amazon prices subject to change.