Box South

 

I have to say, it's always fun coming home to a package at your front door. It's even better when you have no idea what could be inside. This is just one of many reasons to love Box South, a monthly subscription service that delivers small batch, southern artisan foods to your home. And as stated on their site, don't expect "sweetened tea and any deep fried nonsense around here." This is the good stuff...

When I received my first package from Box South, I uncovered seven tasty treats made in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. 

And that's the idea. Each month, you'll receive between 5-8 small batch products that range from companies you may have heard of to at least a few that you haven't. Creator Robert Mooney explains it this way, "We look for artisans who make interesting, high quality products. We have no real criteria regarding what that product may be, except that it's made with love and care." Just a sidenote, since I've received the box, every day I take a spoonful of the Spiced Apple and Beer Jam and mix it with a spoonful of the Peanut Sorghum Butter. It's heaven...

Like any proprietor who supports local businesses, Robert has a passion for each of these products and their makers. And these relationships are vitally important for the Box South brand to become a respected household name. Robert, "Truthfully, we only work with people and artisans whom we actually like and who understand what the company is about." And another sidenote, I was very grateful for the tasty chocolate bar (via Asheville) in my box. I can't go a day without a little nibble... 

One month's food box is $52. (and coming soon, Robert will offer a mini box option too) These make an excellent gift to yourself- or that someone you love. It's especially a great idea to send to our friends and relatives who don't live in the South and could use a little southern soul. After all, southern food is enjoying a long overdue renaissance at the moment and is the focus of conversation among many acclaimed chefs throughout the US. 

Box South just recently launched so it's fun to share it with all of you as it begins to gain momentum. I hope y'all give it a chance or at least bookmark it for that rainy day when you're feeling down and out and could use that surprise package at the front door. One where you'll discover unexpected treats to savor and try. And maybe, if you're lucky, some chocolate...

 

Photos and Content: Sweet Peach