Yesterday I got my first Vermont Snacks box, but before I launch into my review I’m going to share a little background story about why I absolutely needed this box: My boyfriend and I met in the San Francisco Bay Area, but shortly thereafter I moved to Maryland and he moved to Vermont and we did a long distance relationship for almost 3 years. During long weekends and holidays I would fly up to visit him, so most of our time spent together happened in Vermont! About 2 months ago, we moved to Texas, and are happily living together (at last!). But we both miss Vermont so much. It’s almost unbearable to think that we won’t have any snow this Christmas (how do you Texans deal with it?!).
Vermont is seriously one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It’s so green in the Spring and Summer, and has perfect skiing slopes in the Winter. But for anyone who hasn’t been to Vermont, you have to go in Autumn. It’s surreal. The changing leaves, the delicious smell of apples, the abundance of maple everything, the farmer’s markets, I could go on and on about this. So when I learned about this subscription service, I knew I had to sign up for it! A little slice of Vermont that I can get delivered to Texas? How could I possibly say no?
Vermont Snacks ships you 4-6 local, artisan snacks for $19/month. And for every box they ship, they donate a meal to the Vermont Food Bank! I love that by subscribing to this box I’m supporting locally-owned small businesses and helping a great cause.
Bloodroot Mountain Chipotle Morita | $6.99
I was so happy to see Distler’s in the box! Their hard sourdough pretzel bites are so good, everyone should try it at least once. I love their Ranch and Spicy flavors as well. The hot sauce looks absolutely delicious, but I haven’t tried it yet. I love that it has maple flavors and contains no genetically-modified ingredients of any kind.
Garuka Bar | $3.00
Bonus: Lake Champlain Chocolates | $1.00
(I knew there would be Lake Champlain Chocolates in this box, I just knew it!)
Anyone who hasn’t tried a Liz Lovely cookie is missing out. They’re vegan and usually gluten-free, so the texture is different from your usual cookie, but in a delicious and wonderful way. It’s a little like eating slightly baked cookie dough and it’s amazing. The good thing is that you can find Liz Lovely cookies in a lot of stores across the country, and not just fancy stores like Whole Foods. I’ve found them at Safeway before in California!
So the overall value for this box is $16.98, which falls just short of what it costs, but keep in mind that they’re also donating a meal and shipping the items to you! While I do hope to see a little more value in the boxes, I’m going to be patient and know that they’re a small company just starting out. I love this subscription and will continue with them, I hope you’ll join me!
As always, all views in this review are the opinion of the author. Nothing was received in exchange for a review, and I am not affiliated with Vermont Snacks.