#StLouis in a Box #Giveaway

St. Louis in a Box #Giveaway

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 Outside

Outside of the 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!

St Louis in a Box First Look Inside

First Look Inside

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.

Saint Louis in a Box First Glance

First look at the goodies!

The box I received to review was the “Original Deluxe” box which contained the following:

Dad's Scotch Oatmeal cookies

Dad’s Scotch Oatmeal cookies

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

Schlafly Coasters

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

Cardinals Lanyard

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 mini pennant

St Louis Cardinals mini pennant

St. Louis Cardinals Mini Pennant- Another little token of baseball fandom that a Cards’ fan should own!

 

 

Red Hot Riplets

Red Hot Riplets

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

STL Bumper Sticker

STL Bumper Sticker- There’s not a lot to say about this.  It’s definitely an oval Saint Louis bumper sticker!

 

 

Riverfront Times (RFT)

Riverfront Times (RFT)

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

G&W Sausage Landjager beef snack sticks

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

Deluxe Mardi Gras beads with fleur-de-lis medallion

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

Vess Orange “Whistle” soda

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

St. Louis Blues can koozie

St. Louis Blues Can Koozie- Of course, our hockey team needs representation in the box, as well!

 

 

Switzer's Chewy Cherry Twists

Switzer’s Chewy Cherry Twists

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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115 Responses to #StLouis in a Box #Giveaway

  1. I love going to st. louis zoo and the ark

  2. Tamara N says:

    I love the arch and I love the river boats.

  3. Kelly Nicholson says:

    Answer the question: “What do you love about St. Louis?”

    never been there,but i want to go one day…i wanna see the arch

  4. Nicole B says:

    I have never been there, but my sister just moved there and loves it!

  5. Daniel Sandbrook says:

    St. Louis is home to my favorite hockey team!

  6. Forrest Lee says:

    I love my Cardinals a lot

  7. Shawn Stover says:

    I love the awesome people in St. Louis

  8. shaunie says:

    I would have to say there them parks

  9. Katie Bellamy says:

    I’ve never been, but this box would help! :)

  10. ps says:

    Next best thing to visiting St Louis?

  11. Ashley Perez says:

    I love the orange soda. :0

  12. James Doyle says:

    The cardinals :) <3 thx

  13. Alison Michaud says:

    I like all the family friendly activities in St. Louis, many free. We drive up from Memphis to visit!

  14. Chrystylyn Hanks says:

    We love all of the parks and family attractions. The zoo, the magic house, the city museum, and all of the parks! Never a dull day in the St. Louis area. Of course I also like the food and beverages. Lion’s Choice is probably the best fast food sandwich ever.

  15. Lacey Burd says:

    I have some friends who recently moved there. I’m planning a trip for the spring and we’ll be vising the zoo!

  16. Mary Mougeot says:

    The wonderful friendly people.

  17. Margot S. says:

    The zoo and the Arch!

  18. Andrea says:

    I love Toasted Ravioli!

  19. Jessica Pfohl says:

    Love visiting family there!

  20. Jesse S says:

    I love the BBQ! Always love good eats.

  21. carol n says:

    I love the Crdinals, the Blues and even the Rams. I love the food, toasted ravioli and thin crust pizza. I love the free zoo, the science center, the botanical gardens the city museum. I love going to concerts. The list goes on and on.

  22. Sharon Rooney says:

    I have never been to St. Louis but I do like The Cardinals.

  23. Gabrielle says:

    I was only there once, but I loved the buildings and the people and the gorgeous skyline.

  24. Charity says:

    I love the St. Louis Zoo. So much fun!

  25. Susan Turner says:

    Never been but I’ve always wanted to see the Gateway Arch.

  26. Gallagher says:

    I love making watermelon fountains in St. Louis with my handy dandy sledge-o-matic!

  27. Pam H says:

    Gooey peanut butter cake and the zoo.

  28. melissa allen says:

    I really like the arc. I went there as a kid to see it!

  29. Amy B says:

    I love visiting family. Having StL pizza while doing so doesn’t hurt. 😉

  30. Laura Royal says:

    I love the Cardinals

  31. Danielle Magee says:

    I love visiting the city, seeing a Cardinals game, and visiting the zoo.

  32. Nicole Lancaster says:

    I have never been to St. Louis Yet. I would love to visit their amazing zoo.

  33. pu ye says:

    I love the arch and I love the river boats

  34. Jasmine Henderson says:

    I love the zoo, so amazing that it’s free!

  35. Catherine says:

    I love the zoo!

  36. shirley says:

    I like the ballgames and zoo in St. Louis.

  37. Mario B. says:

    Defiance and St. Louis styled ribs.

  38. jenny stratton says:

    my favorite things about St Louis would be the zoo, my family and Ted Drews

  39. Janice says:

    I’ve never been there, but I’d love to check out the barbecue, the music scene, and the arch.

  40. Trey says:

    As an Astros fan I’d love to visit St. Louis just to see Busch Stadium. For a few years there was a big rivalry between the Astros & Cardinals so it’d be cool to see where all of that happened.

  41. Bonnie Wilks says:

    The arches of course.

  42. Brittany Gilley says:

    I’ve driven through St Louis many times, but have yet to visit the Arch!

  43. Ken Wise says:

    I love the tour of the brewery.

  44. elizabeth Boyett says:

    Love!

  45. Denise Welch says:

    Never been but love to visit one day.

  46. LaTanya says:

    the Cardinals

  47. natalia p says:

    Never been, the box would show me things to look forward to when I do go!

  48. Emily Benzing says:

    I love the sights & all the food!

  49. doug gerard says:

    I have never been to St. Lousis but have always been intrigued by it because it is the city associated with the Gateway Arch and the movie “Meet Me in St. Louis”

  50. Paul Gorecki says:

    I love the Arch!!!!

  51. Kim Henrichs says:

    I’ve been a Cards fan forever and a day!

  52. nadya kotik says:

    I liked walking around downtown when I visited and going up in the arch

  53. LANAE S says:

    I’ve never gotten to visit St Louis, but I would love to someday!! Looks like a gorgeous city!

  54. Julie Matek says:

    I love the St Louis Cardinals; )

  55. ELIZABETH C. says:

    I love the fact that my aunt lives there & I have a place to stay when I visit ! I also love visiting the restaurant Sweetie Pies. Oh yum!

  56. Sara R says:

    I have yet to visit, but I’d love to some day! (:

  57. Holly Guerrio says:

    I have never been to St Louis, but I would like to go.

  58. Tammy Evans says:

    It is a great, fun city but the best part is I have wonderful friends who live there.

  59. Nataile Brown says:

    I don’t know that much about St. Louis but would love to see the Arch. I’ve also heard there’s a new City Garden that really nice too. :)

  60. sheryl s says:

    All the diversity is wonderful to be a part of and observe. And tons of stuff to do everywhere! Magic House, Butterfly House and top of my list for the grandkids is the City Museum.

  61. Debbie Welchert says:

    I have never been to St. Louis so I don’t know that much about it. I would love to go there someday.

  62. Kristy Shelton says:

    The best part of St. Louis is the friends and family that I have there. Aside from that, the Tiramizzou concrete from Ted Drewes, Peel Pizza on the IL side in Edwardsville, the Arch, carriage rides, the Muny, the Zoo, the Blues, the Cards, and many more fun stuff! :)

  63. Alice H. says:

    I love that St. Louis has such a wide variety of things to do. From museums to music festivals, there is simply no possibility of boredom in that town. I’ve had the privilege of visiting several times and each time is always an adventure.

  64. Jamie Williams says:

    I have driven through once in my life, and i love the famous ARCH..

  65. Kristen says:

    Never been….heard they have good BBQ!

  66. Michelle says:

    I love the zoo… and I love I can take my grandkids there and have a great time!

  67. Mike S. says:

    I visited St. Louis when my brother lived there back in 2001 and I had a great time. The locals were friendly and there was plenty to do and see. I loved the Arch, the local breweries, and whatever park we went to. It was a good time.

  68. John Winand Jr says:

    I have yet to go to St. Louis but I can tell you I will get there someday. I am a big baseball fan and I’d love to visit the home of the Cardinals – one of the best ballparks in America.

  69. Ann Fantom says:

    I love the St. Louis gateaway arch

  70. Terra Heck says:

    I love that there’s a lot to do in St. Louis. We especially like to go there for concerts and to see the Arch. Thanks.
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  71. Victoria says:

    I have never been to St.Louis before, so this would be a great box for me. Thanks for the review. #ProductReviewParty

  72. Louida says:

    I have never been to St. Louis before but would love to travel there! Looks like you got a good box, I wish California did something like this because that’s where I’m originally from. #ProductReviewParty

  73. Ashley C says:

    I have never been, but I have heard they have some great food! I actually read on a cooking blog recently that it was the home of gooey butter cakes. That makes me think I need to go RIGHT NOW.

  74. Aaron says:

    I love the Arch.

  75. Shawn A says:

    My favorite thing about St Louis is my daughter, who lives there.

  76. Lauren says:

    I’d have to say that the one thing I love is how the towns people that are from there or that grew up there, have such a sense of pride when they are talking about their heritage and history of the town itself.

  77. Sandy says:

    I love everything about St. Louis! Lifelong cardinals fan, love the arch, love everything!

  78. Steph says:

    I love the food!!

  79. Melanie says:

    I love the arch -it’s just fascinating!

  80. Jenna says:

    I love the Cardinals!

  81. Carol Nine says:

    I’ve never been to Saint Lous, but I’ve always wanted to go there. I guess I love it as a destination for a vacation.

  82. Stacie says:

    I’ve never been to St. Loius, but that box looks like it has some goodies!

  83. Aqdas Ahmed says:

    I love the cardinals!!

  84. Amy L says:

    The St. Louis skyline, with the Arch is a beautiful sight.

  85. Michelle says:

    Never been but love the arch.

  86. Carolsue says:

    I like the Arch — it’s beautiful

  87. Francine Anchondo says:

    I like the arch

  88. Heather Johnson says:

    I love going to the Arch and Zoo.

  89. sandra says:

    I like the gateway

  90. Shanda says:

    I love (and miss!) a lot about St Louis. I miss Ted Drews, toasted ravs, Forest Park, the arch, and float trips!

  91. Leah Shumack says:

    The St. Louis Cardinals are my favorite part!

  92. Angela W says:

    The zoo and the food!

  93. Annamarie V says:

    I love that St Louis has a easy to navigate airport and lots of highways to get around town.

  94. sue14625 says:

    i have never been to St Louis but this box is a fun way to get to know the City

  95. oh so much the Arch,Union Station,the food and the people

  96. deana says:

    I love the St Louis Arch!!

  97. Britty Brannon says:

    I’ve never been there,but the spirit of the city seems really contagious and welcoming.

  98. Tanya Devenney says:

    I have never been there but would like to get to know St Louis.

  99. Candie L says:

    I went up the arch when I was pregnant with my oldest son. I got motion sick

    :(

    Thank you

  100. liz l says:

    The airport- it has a starbucks so that makes me happy- lol

  101. Carl G says:

    I love the Arch, the Cardinals, the restaurants and the river location

  102. Lesley F says:

    I love all the great hiking spots

  103. Robin says:

    I like the arch and seeing the rams play.

  104. Rachel says:

    I love the food in St. Louis!

  105. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I have never been there,but i do like the St. Louis Rams

  106. Hesper Fry says:

    I really like the Arch!

  107. michelle k. says:

    I visited once, I love the arch and park along the Mississippi

  108. Kathryn C says:

    oh wow this box sounds like a trip! (no pun intended) I have never been to St. Louis but I definitely would love to visit one day!

    Kathryn C

  109. jules m. says:

    never been, at least not yet but i would love to go see the arch! :)

  110. Sharon Kaminski says:

    I love the St. Louis Cardinals.

  111. Susan Smith says:

    I love the St Louis zoo.

  112. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love the zoo and I am a lifelong fan of the Cardinals!

  113. laurie nykaza says:

    We do like the Cardinals and the arch too.