GlobeIn Artisan Box January 2021: The Melt Box

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.)

3 responses to “GlobeIn Artisan Box January 2021: The Melt Box”

  1. Mmm this beautiful global box is making me melt! Beautiful, cozy set with strikings colours and textures. Just what we need to stay warm with our families!

  2. It all looks yummy, wish that I could join you and am very envious of your fon-doing – sadly I am fon- don’ting..
    No fondue set among my collection, but what I miss the most about the thought of fondueing is the togetherness of doing it with friends, over leisurely chats, a fun variety of grazing foods, great cheese sauces, other varieties of fun oils and chocolates and of course topped up wine glasses. The whole set is perfect, everything you need to get into the doing of the fondue. I commit to getting into the fondue world when our world opens up again, Great way to enjoy fun foods with lots of great friends around the table.
    I’ll even take the pressure off and be the two hander with the double pink ended fondue picks.
    As always, love the pics ( and the picks )

  3. It’s been decades since I’ve owned one or used one. But that looks delicious and has me rethinking that.
    Also on a completely separate note – this is one of my favourite boxes you review, and the price is very reasonable IMO.

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