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Discover Our America is a new subscription box that encourages people to experience and celebrate the uniqueness each of America’s 50 states. Each month, subscribers will receive 5-7 products from each state. The mission of Discover Our America is to bring together families to learn about that month’s state and spark new conversations. A different state will be featured each month.
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Discover Our America kindly sent me this box to review.
This month’s box featured the state of Michigan. I have never traveled to Michigan so I was eager to learn more and try some of the state’s unique goodies!
Each box will include an informational pamphlet that details all of the included items. Subscribers will also receive a brochure about the state that includes a wealth of information including details about the states geography, industry, history, weather, and tourist destinations.
Detroit Popcorn Company Caramel Corn ($1.69 ): The Detroit Popcorn Company has been around since 1923 and still uses their original caramel corn recipe. They also offer a variety of other flavors. I love caramel corn and I can honestly say that this is a great treat! I find that with caramel corn, a little goes a long way to satisfy my sweet tooth so this bag will last me a while!
Rock & Rye Faygo (~$1): Faygo is actually a familiar brand to me because we have it here in Kentucky. I didn’t realize however that Faygo has been around since 1907! Rock & Rye is a vanilla cream soda flavor (which happens to be my favorite!)
Sanders Sea Salt Caramels ($.70): Sanders was established in 1875 and is famous for it’s varieties of candies, bumpy cake and other sweet goodies. Sea salt caramels are amazing and this is no exception!
Zzang! What the Fudge Zingerman’s Candy (~$2): I have never heard of this brand so I was really intrigued. Zingerman’s has been a favorite in Ann Arbor, Michigan since 1982. This candy bar is made with fudge, muscovado caramel and malted milk cream fondant. It is super, super rich and I wasn’t able to eat the entire candy bar in one sitting because it is so sweet. It’s tasty though and it reminded me of a Milky Way combined with a Three Musketeers Bar.
Cherry Republic Wild Cherry Tea ($12.95): Cherry Republic was founded in 1989 and has since become the largest cherry exclusive retailer in Michigan. Wild Cherry Tea is a blend of black tea and wild cherry. I’m not really a fan of hot tea but I think I may try to use this to brew iced tea. It smells wonderful so I can only imagine it tastes just as great!
Martha’s Original Mackinac Island Salt Water Taffy- 5oz. (~$3): Salt Water Taffy is a fun, nostalgic treat and this company has been a Michigan favorite since the late 1800s. The taffy comes in a variety of flavors including raspberry, mint, vanilla, and lemon.
Detroit Bold Coffee Co. – Woodward Avenue Blend ($6.99): Detroit Bold was founded in 1914 with the mission to make Detroit not only the auto capital of the wold but also the coffee capital. Woodward Avenue is a blend of smooth roasted coffee with a balance of smoky flavor. We haven’t this one just yet because we have another container of coffee that we need to finish first. I always think coffee is better when you grind your own beans though so I’m looking forward to trying this!
Verdict: I estimated the value of the box to be around $28.33. That does fall short of the cost of the box. However, I don’t think this is a box that is right for someone that is looking for a high value. The real value in this box is the experience of trying new treats from other states across the country. I love the extensive informational packet that was included and it really was cool to learn more about Michigan. Other than the Faygo, all of the brands were new to me and learning their rich history was really fascinating. This is the perfect box for anyone looking to expand their tastes and celebrate all that each state has to offer! The only thing that I think would make this box better would be to receive non-food items from each state as well.