The Taste Box is the latest entry into the Canadian food subscription box market. Yes, another subscription box to discover! How much do we love?! Each month Toronto couple Matt and Jenni curate a unique package of food and drink products around a theme and ship it to your door. The first box shipped this month with an assortment of goodies perfect for celebrating yesterday’s World Pasta Day. Here’s a closer look at the Pasta Is Love box (sent to me to try free of charge) and a couple of notes about what’s coming up next.
I know I tend to gush, but I am so excited to show you today’s super fun find: it’s OliveBox, a wonderfully whimsical subscription service for paper lovers created by Grace Kang, founder of the Pink Olive gift boutiques in NYC. Monthly, 3-month, 6-month and 1-year subscriptions are available, as are single boxes like the ‘Dig in’ Foodie box I picked to review. (I picked a foodie box? Shocking, I know.) Let’s take a bite out of the Big Apple and see what’s inside!
Let’s end the week on a high note with a look at a new subscription box for book lovers, LitJoy CRATE. The Utah-based company offers three book boxes: board books (ages 0 to 2), picture books (ages 3 to 7) and young adult books (ages 14+), which each come with two to four products to match the theme of the box. LitJoy CRATE sent me May’s young adult box to review, the “Lady Bandit” box. Intrigued? Let’s look inside!
When it comes to stickers, more is more. Am I right? So naturally I was all heart eyes when I discovered the fun that is Pipsticks, a monthly subscription sticker club based in Cal-i-forn-eye-ay that ships sticker packs for kids and grown-ups all around the world. May’s Pro Club Classic pack (the cream of the sticker crop for us adults) came in the mail yesterday to try and I’m so excited to show you what’s inside. Let’s look!
There are some people I’m always happy to see: my kiddos at the end of a long day, my hubby not long after I’ve seen my kiddos at the end of of a long day (ha!), and the mail man with a delivery, preferably in a large box (hold the bills). Because when the mail man arrives with a package, it’s almost always a good thing. Except maybe when it’s an enormous flower arrangement and a fruit bouquet you’re meant to hold for your neighbour. Then it’s just sad. Well happy for your neighbour, but sad for you. (And by “you” I mean “me”, since I’ve babysat more bouquets than I care to remember.) But happy days are here again! Last week my girlfriend Renee sent me the most thoughtful box of goodies for my birthday, and the week before that Canada Post delivered a “Tasting Box” of treats made in small batches in kitchens across Canada. It’s one of 50 such boxes curated monthly by FoodiePages, a kind of online farmer’s market based in Toronto. I’m going to be reviewing some of their products over the next couple of months (tough gig, I know), so let’s get started!
Besides getting back to the gym (I’ve been once in the past month, oy vey!), one thing I’d like to do in the new year is send more snail mail. I love sitting down with a […]