A few months ago I was casually browsing my notifications on Instagram and noticed a handle called Aloha Crate had liked my “Aloha Friday” post. I was curious and investigated what it was all about and had to try it for myself!
Aloha Crate is a subscription service started by Lauren O. Victoria and Kimo Smigielski. Every month they hand-curate the best in tasty treats from Hawaii. Many of the treats are from small locally owned companies in Hawaii. There are two subscription options: monthly at $14.95 and yearly $164.45. Shipping for the crates is free every month!
It was almost like Aloha Crate read my mind in what I desired in subscription box. Hawaii is one of my favorite places to visit because of the amazing flavors in their treats. I love Hawaiian Teas, Shortbreads, Mac nuts, and honey from Hawaii. I have tried so many amazing things there (I so wish they could ship Shave ice). Even before I visited Hawaii for the first time in college, I regularly wore Hawaiian shirts (in middle school!), had aloha print on my first car seat covers (pity the fool that bought the car from me, as he would need the jaws of life to remove), and collected Tiki Mugs.
My first box arrived promptly on March 15th. I loved how the box came decorated with the cute Hula Girl. I tried to wait until I got home to open the box but did a quick peek while at work. (I couldn’t help it!)
Below are all the treats in my March 2015 box:
Tapa Toffee: All I can say is that these morsels of delight were gone quick. These are chocolate covered mac nuts in cute cup shapes with nut toffee. Very delicious.
Lucky Candy/KAJ-I: I was surprised as I didn’t think I would enjoy these but I did. They are little hard strawberry frosted candies. They sort of remind me of those hard root beer barrels, only strawberry. These candies are packaged in red wrapping that symbolize good fortune!
Lilikoi Bars: Another item that was gone in a flash was these bars. Lilikoi is a tart fruit found in Hawaii that is used quite often in Hawaii. The bar reminded me of my favorite lemon bars as a child, so tasty.
Wasabi Oriental Mix from Aloha Gourmet: A fun mix that my fiance got to before me, but that’s OK because Wasabi usually isn’t my bag. Sharing is caring right?
Kilauea Fire Hot Sauce: This is a item I have yet to experience, but the bottle is so adorable. This is also a reason why I am really enjoying this crate as I can make the products last a lot longer than a month!
Kahala Fruit Tea: When I reached out to the Victoria of Aloha Crate I had mentioned that I saw this in the February box and was a bit bummed I subscribed too late. But no worries she included it just for me in the March Box! I love the customer service so far! The tea is refreshing and what is really cool is you can eat it when you are done steeping. The tea is ruby red in color and contains flavors of Organic Hibiscus flower, dried fruits, and Natural Hawaiian Herbs known to prevent strokes, control diabetes, and promote good overall health. I also loved that it was caffeine free.
That’s for my first box! I’ll be back soon with a recap of the April 2015 box!