We got our first subscription box from Trade as One today, and I thought it would be fun to give you a glimpse of this quarter’s goodies:
Apricot Geobars: I ate one of these before I even got the box unloaded. These are a yummy and filling snack made with dried apricots and raisins blended with toasted wheat flakes, oats, crisped rice, and honey. I’m keeping these hidden from the kids.
Cocoa powder: Fair trade cocoa powder? Awesome. I’m looking forward to using this for batches of homemade brownies this fall.
Maftoul couscous: I cook couscous occasionally, but this looks like it has a coarser texture than what I usually buy at the supermarket. I think it will be good to try, though. Maybe in a Meditteranean salad?
Toni’s 10 bean soup mix and Golden Cornbread Mix: I’m making these for supper tomorrow. Both of these products are produced by the Women’s Bean Project, a Colorodo based enterprise that provides transitional income for women and helps them overcome barriers to unemployment. Awesome? Absolutely.
Quinoa crispbreads: I’m thinking these will make a good snack–maybe have one for a little crunch alongside some veggies and hummus.
Ruby Red Rice: We eat a lot of rice in our household, and I’m looking forward to trying this variety. Let me know if you have any recipe suggestions to pair with this one–it’s supposed to have a crunchy texture and nutty flavor.
Green Olive Tapenade: Yum. Enough said.
Snickerdoodle Mix: I’m pretty sure this one is going to be the kids’ favorite.
Dried Mango: Keeping this on the counter for when I need a fast snack fix.
Shea Lip Balm and Lemongrass Soap: The lip balm feels incredibly soft and has a nice scent to it. I like eating lemongrass chicken, but I’m not wild about the scent in products. This one may wind up as a stocking stuffer for Christmas.
Tea Variety Pack: I’m also not much of a tea drinker, although some of the flavors in this sampler pack do sound good. I’ll let my husband have a look at it, but we may wind up passing this pack on to someone who will enjoy it more.
All in all, I’m very pleased with this first box. Most of the products included are things I’m either sure I will enjoy or am looking forward to trying, and there are only a couple items that don’t fit my taste. For about a dollar a day, the Change for Good subscription box is a fun way to try new products and help provide a market for sustainably and ethically produced foods. Looking forward to seeing what the next quarter brings!
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