I received January’s GlobeIn Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.
GlobeIn Artisan Box is a monthly subscription box featuring handmade, ethically sourced products from makers around the world. Each month subscribers can choose from a selection of boxes curated around a theme. My January one is called the Melt Box and it’s perfect for enjoying after a morning or afternoon outside in the snow or a cozy day inside.
Each GlobeIn Box is valued around $70 USD (sometimes more) and includes four to five items. Subscribers can also choose additional products to customize their box.
Subscription prices are as follows (all prices in USD):
1 month — $40
3-month subscription — $38/month ($114)
6-month subscription — $35/month ($210)
12-month subscription –$33/month ($396)
Shipping in the US is $10/month (your first box ships free); shipping to Canada $22/month (your first box ships free); and international shipping is $25/month.
Each GlobeIn Box includes a product card (above) with the contents pictured on one side and the URL and QR code to access the online brochure on the other. The brochure introduces some of the makers and organizations behind the each product and some details about how each item is crafted.
Terracotta Cazuela, India
The first item in the box is this terracotta pot or cazuela, evidently part of a fondue set. We have a small chocolate fondue set with a ceramic pot and a larger, stainless steel one for cheese or broth but this is our first one of this size and kind. Terracotta is said to be an ideal material for even heating so that the contents stay warm, but not hot enough to burn.
Tea Light Candle Warmer, India
Next up is the stand for the cazuela, made of a light but sturdy metal. I wish the pot sat inside the stand instead of on top of it or that they were formed to fit together more securely. That said, the warmer is a good size for the pot and neither rocked or toppled.
Hand-poured Tea Light Candles, India
Third, three unscented tealights for the warmer. The different colours are fun (tho I’d be just as happy with white).
Handmade Fondue Picks, India
Six fondue picks with pastel-coloured tips complete the set. We might paint over one of the pink ones so we can tell them apart or maybe just say the cook gets both.
The fondue set is handwash only.
Windowpane Bread Basket, India
And last but not least, this lovely handwoven bread basket. I love the colour, design and size of this one. Perfect for a couple of demi-baguettes, a dozen small buns or even muffins for brunch. Or whatever! I’m sure we could use it in any room.
Fondue is one of those things we rarely think to have but always end up saying we should do more often. (I mean, it’s even there in the word — it’s fon-due, not fon-don’t, ha ha.) Part of that is because we keep our fondue sets in the basement and they’re out of sight, out of mind, but I think if we put this small-ish one in a relatively accessible, somewhat visible spot in the kitchen we’ll be more likely to use it.
The brochure includes a cheese fondue recipe but we just whipped up a simple cheddar cheese sauce from memory and really, it couldn’t have been easier. And it made for a fun supper! Something out of the ordinary, self-serve, and easy clean-up.
The GlobeIn Melt Box is a keeper.
What do you think? Would you enjoy the Melt Box?
(And did you recognize the table runner? It’s from last July’s GlobeIn Box.)