Knoshbox: August 2013 Review

This month I decided to try a food box that I’ve been eyeing for a few months now – Knoshbox. For $30 each month, you’ll receive a box with 4-6 specialty food items from around the country. It’s received praise from big publications such as Wired and Yahoo, so you know it’s gotta be good! Check out the contents of August’s box below!

Bernod’s Cherry Vanilla Cotton Candy
It’s been quite some time since I’ve had cotton candy, but it’s something I’ve always loved (even now, as an adult). I thought it was pretty interesting to see cotton candy that’s “all natural” .. not exactly sure what that means but it sounds healthier so I felt better about eating it! Bernod’s Cherry Vanilla Cotton Candy retails for $3 and tasted like the real deal, so that’s a pretty big win.

Full Bloom Apiaries Honey
I was really excited to find a jar of honey in August’s Knoshbox. Made locally in Connecticut only a week ago, Full Bloom Apiaries Honey ($5) even had the honeycomb floating in the jar, which is something I’ve never seen before. I’ve already made a pretty good dent into this honey jar, I might need to place an order for a second jar soon!

Bergamot Salt Water Taffy
I’m not typically a big fan of salt water taffy and only like very few flavors. I gave Salty Road’s Bergamot Salt Water Taffy ($6.50) a try but it tasted medicine-flavored to me – no bueno. Needless to say, I’ll be passing these off to someone who enjoys salt water taffy.

Organically Grown Utah Cherries
One of my favorite snacks is dried fruit – all kinds. I was excited to try Allgood Provisions’ Organically Grown Utah Cherries ($7) since I’ve never tried dried cherries but wasn’t crazy about them. I think it’s just a fruit preference. I love cherries but when it comes to dried fruits I’m more into apricots, mangos, apples, etc.

Bureau’s Sugarhouse Maple Kettle Korn
Popcorn has always been one of my top favorite foods, but more recently I’ve been getting into kettle corn. I typically only have the good stuff at carnivals, fairs, etc. so I was pretty psyched to find a big bag of Bureau’s Sugarhouse Mapple Kettle Korn ($4.50) in August’s Knoshbox. SO GOOD. I probably ate half a bag in one sitting and didn’t even realize it.

I have mixed feelings about August’s Knoshbox. I really liked 3/5 of the items and the other 2 I wasn’t a huge fan of.  The box retailed out to $26, a few dollars less than the $30 I paid for it. This isn’t the best value box in comparison to other subscription boxes I’ve received, but I’m going to give Knoshbox another try next month.

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