My Texas Market October 2016 Subscription Box Review

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My Texas Market is a monthly subscription box containing 4-6 items from small businesses in Texas that focuses on small batch and artisan products that fit a monthly theme. Have you ever wandered around the farmers market and wondered what to buy? It’s like they selected the products for you and shipped them to your house! The subscription is $35 a month or you can choose a 3- or 6-month subscription and save a little dough. Right now if you enter promo code MAIL25 you will save 25% on your first box! You can also send the box as a gift or purchase previous boxes and some featured items in their Online Market. To subscribe to My Texas Market, click here. This box was sent to me for review purposes (thank you My Texas Market!!!).

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Usually I find a product information card and other product info on top but they must have been overlooked! My Texas Market always does a great job at presentation but this month had a lot of glass so there was also a lot of bubble wrap (I use it with my students to practice fine motor skills!).

I found the following on the My Texas Market website:

The theme for the October box is “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice.” This box is part of our fall celebration extravaganza and is inspired by the delicious tastes, sights, and scents of autumn. Get into the season with savory pumpkin, yummy apple, and more. Enjoy! The October box will also make a wonderful gift. We have reserved a few October boxes for individual purchase, and they are first come first serve. Items include pumpkin chocolate, holiday spice sugar, starbucks wax melts, pumpkin spice brown sugar scrub, and caramel apple bourbon jam.

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Oh, I love the looks of this fall-themed box! It does indeed look nice and spicy!

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Confituras is an Austin-based business that creates delicious seasonal jams and jellies. Their Bourbon Caramel Apple Jam is similar to apple butter and would be great on top of some brie and a cracker. I plan on serving it with my pumpkin waffles and gingerbread pancakes.

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From Scratch Farm Homemade Body Scrub in Brown Sugar-Pumpkin Spice worked well but the product was hard to mix and you will need a spoon or something to get the product out of the jar unless you have freakishly long fingers. It smelled lovely, was very moisturizing, and exfoliated well. I think I would prefer that this product came dry and then I could just mix in my own olive or coconut oil.
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Spaulding’s Specialty Spices Holiday Spice Sugar combines fair-trade cane sugar with cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, lemon, and fenugreek. They suggest using it in your coffee or holiday baking but I plan on using it in herbal tea and as an upgrade to cinnamon toast.

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Tradition Scents Soy Wax Melts in Starbucks Coffee made my home smell as good as the coffee shop. Notes of coffee, vanilla, and caramel filled the air and it is pretty strong and long-lasting. I walked into the living room this morning and even though my warmer is off it STILL smells great!

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SRSLY Chocolate is another Austin-based business that grinds their own chocolate and hand-pours into individual bars. This ain’t no Hershey bar. This chocolate was barely sweet and had texture thanks to the pumpkin pie spices.
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I ALWAYS enjoy getting my monthly taste of Texas! These products fit the theme so well and were tasty, seasonal, and dare I say luxurious? Not just apple butter, but apple butter with bourbon! Not just cinnamon sugar, but spicy holiday sugar! Plus my house smells amazing, my skin is soft, and I had fancy CHOCOLATE!  I love that My Texas Market takes the time to visit farmers’ markets across the state and then picks the best of the best!

If you would like to give My Texas Market a try then click here and get ready to enjoy the best of the Lone Star State!

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