I’m pretty excited to be reviewing a box created in my hometown, FEATURING my home town: St. Louis, Missouri!
“St. Louis in a Box“ is the name and unlike many other boxes I review, it is a little different than a subscription box!
St. Louis in a Box is a box curated with a vast array of goodies that best represent St. Louis, Missouri. With a variety of sports memorabilia, St. Louis, MO signature edible goodies, and city nostalgia, St. Louis in a Box makes a fantastic gift idea to purchase for a friend or loved one who has moved away, a college student who might be homesick, or even yourself, just to a have a keepsake of the Gateway City!
With St. Louis in a Box, you choose the box you want to order which can be shipped straight to your recipients door!
The following options are available:
- The Original ($25)– Featuring a wide array of they city’s goodies ranging from eats, to sports nostalgia
- The Deluxe Original ($45) –Everything in the original, plus other goodies
- The Stadium Box ($30)– Featuring an array of Cardinals-themed goodies
- plus a Custom Box (from $30) option in which customers can curate their own box with 5-10 goodies of their choice.
Shipping for each box is $5.
The box I received to review was the “Original Deluxe” box which contained the following:
Dad’s Scotch Oatmeal Cookies– This box actually introduced me to these cookies, so I had to do a little research on them! Dad’s Cookie Company has been around since the turn of last century. These cookies’ signature taste includes being crunchy and they were available in Baltimore/DC, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Kansas City, and other major metropolitan areas in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Dad’s Cookie Company of St. Louis is the last Dad’s Cookie Company in the U.S. that uses this original recipe.
Schlafly Coasters– These coasters will remind your recipient of The Saint Louis Brewery’s brand “Schlafly” which, if you’re in an area that serves it, you should definitely try if you’re unfamiliar!
Cardinals Lanyard- A way to show of pride for the St. Louis Cardinals, this lanyard is a great souvenir for any fan for sure!
St. Louis Cardinals Mini Pennant- Another little token of baseball fandom that a Cards’ fan should own!
Red Hot Riplets– Okay, so I don’t really think these chips are too spicy, but my kids do! They definitely have more of a kick to them than regular barbecue flavored chips. Red Hot Riplets are only available for purchase at a store in the metro St. Louis area, I believe. I actually hadn’t eaten any of these in awhile and when I was snacking on this bag, it reminded me of snacking during float trips! (float trips are a thing with us St. Louisans)
STL Bumper Sticker- There’s not a lot to say about this. It’s definitely an oval Saint Louis bumper sticker!
Riverfront Times (RFT)– Oh, the good old RFT. I remember looking forward to the delivery of this every week at one of my first part time jobs as a teen. The Internet was around, but it was during ancient times, and this was a more reliable source to depend on to find fun things to do around the city, to check on who was coming in concert, and then, my favorite section: News of the Weird, which I was disappointed to see has disappeared! Including the latest issue of this weekly newspaper magazine in the box is definitely a wise call! I had a lot of fun flipping through this and it actually made me pick another one up while I was out and about this week.
G&W Sausage Landjager Beef Snack Sticks– I didn’t know these were a St. Louis thing either. Looking on the website it says that today G & W Bavarian Style Sausage Company is run by two cousins, Bob and Gerhard Wanninger. They are descendants of Helmut and Henry Wanninger, brothers who emigrated from Regensburg, Germany to St. Louis, Missouri in 1965. Helmut and Henry were the sons of a 2nd generation German Sausage Meister in Bavaria. Henry and Helmut brought the family’s secret recipe for Bavarian-style sausage to America and founded G & W Bavarian Style Sausage Company.
So, there’s a little history, and these are definitely quite the savory snacks!
Deluxe Mardi Gras beads with fleur-de-lis medallion- A fun reminder of Mardi Gras! The French Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis hosts what is said to be the second largest Mardi Gras party in the country (next to New Orleans, obvs)!
Vess Orange “Whistle” soda- “Thirsty? Just Whistle!” I think this is still the slogan, right? Another treat that reminds me of going on float trips as a kid! This is the BEST orange soda and there will be no substitute!
St. Louis Blues Can Koozie- Of course, our hockey team needs representation in the box, as well!
Switzer’s Chewy Cherry Twists– Each original St. Louis box comes with a surprise item and this was what was included with mine! Most cherry licorice tastes pretty similar to me, but these seem to taste a little cherrier than I’m used to. The story behind Switzer’s Authentic Candy Company is pretty interesting and compelling. Shortly after a man named Frederick Switzer was born in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1865, his father drowned in a barge accident. In order to raise money for the family, Frederick began peddling candy on his own by walking the riverfront area of St. Louis, among the steamboats and fur traders, pushing a little cart full of his favorite candies. In 1880, the official census of the city of St. Louis listed Frederick as a “Mobile Candy Proprietor”. When he was in his late twenties, Grandpa Switzer began the Frederick M. Switzer Candy Company – which would quickly become the Switzer’s Candy Company we know today.
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Disclosure: Although I received a product or service in exchange for a review, all words and opinions are honest and of my own.