It's time...for summer! Yay! Yes, I am a 28 year old woman, but there's something about summer break that still makes me giddy. It's such a carefree time, free of dragging myself and my son out of bed and full of lazy days. Southern Summers can be brutal at times but there is something about them that is magical. And I can't think of any subscription box more suited to kicking off the summer in the south than My Texas Market!
My Texas Market, who kindly sent me this box for review, is a brand new artisan subscription service. The cost is $35 per month (save 25% off your first box with coupon code MAIL25) and includes an array of products from vendors and small businesses throughout Texas. It's like the best of a southern farmers market carefully tucked into a box!
The May box theme is Backyard Barbecue and who doesn't love that? Summer cookouts are a must here in the south!
As always, there is a very detailed information card that tells you a bit about the items featured in this months box.
White Cloud Peach Paradise Tea --- This smells amazing and tastes just as wonderful! This fruity and sweet peach tea tastes fantastic iced or hot and comes from White Cloud World Teas. They craft over 70 blends of loose leaf tea in small batches and package them in eco friendly recyclable bags.
Benjamin Soap Co. Bug Repellent --- I've said it before but southern mosquitos are no joke. Seriously, they will swarm on you within about 1 second after you step outside. Bug repellent is an absolute necessity in these parts! This company based in Austin hand makes all their products with locally sourced ingredients, and never uses artificial colors, preservatives, or chemical additives. This bug repellent is Deet-free and is made with natural ingredients like cocoa butter, beeswax, citronella, and clove oil.
Larry's Bag-Of-Smoke --- My Texas Market featured this product in their very first box and it's great to receive a new one! This is the perfect way to get an authentic, wood-smoked flavor without the hassle. This 100% cotton muslin smoke bag is filled with Texas wood chips and they are super easy to use!
Stellar Gourmet Texas Triple Threat Mustard --- So... This is delicious. I've always had a preference for mustard above the other condiments. This mustard (made from local, sustainable, and organic ingredients) combines aged, habanero chiles, tequila, honey and Texas red grapefruit. It's sweet, spicy and unique in a good way!
Spaulding's Speciality Spices BBQ Seasoning Blend --- What's a BBQ without the seasoning? Spice rubs can make or break meat and this one is pretty fantastic. Made with organic thyme, basil, onion, garlic, paprika, and smoked sea salt. It's great on whatever you fancy and is made with high quality ingredients.
Kelly's Baking Co. Mason Jar Brookie --- First, this is genius. Second, holy cow is this delicious!
This 'brookie' is made with a dark chocolate and coffee brownie baked with a a chocolate chip cookie then layered with marshmallows, drizzled with caramel and chocolate and topped with a pinch of pink sea salt and cookie crumbs. It's rich, it's delicious, and I need more!
I can't say enough how much I love My Texas Market. Theres something so unique and special about the Lone Star state and they manage to package a bit of that into each monthly box.
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Disclosure: While this box was received complimentary in exchange for a review, it is honest and unbiased. All views and opinions expressed in this review are solely my own and should be viewed as such.