Thursday, March 1, 2012

Out of the Box: Custom Box and Other Tales

Here it is, at last! Our first build-a-box from Out of the Box! We got to start from the ground up for this one and pick just the categories we wanted. Each category is individually priced. The produce box is just one category and contains a similar assortment to previous weeks. We chose the produce box, plus the California Cheese, OJ, Eggs, Fair Trade, and Local Specialty categories, along with an order of those tasty Fat Uncle Farms blistered almonds from a couple weeks ago and a frozen pizza by Full of Life. The box was phenomenal this week! Let's take a look!

The Produce:
3 bananas
1 crate strawberries
2 lemons
6 kiwis
6 oranges
1 bunch mint
1 bunch flat leaf parsley
1 green garlic
1 bunch kale
1 bunch rainbow chard
1 bunch green onions
1 bunch of salad greens
1 bag snap peas
1 head cauliflower
1 large yellow onion
16 radishes (I think they're French breakfast radishes)
2 big potatoes
14 carrots of varying sizes, mostly like this large one

The Other Stuff:
Margherita Pizza by Full of Life (we added this)
Blistered Almonds by Fat Uncle Farms (we added this)
Orange Juice by Friends' Ranch
Eggs by Dare 2 Dream
Pearl Quinoa by Alter Eco (Fair Trade)
Raspberry Spun Honey by San Marcos Farms (Local Specialty)
San Joaquin Gold (California Cheese)

Let me tell you how much we're in love with Out of the Box. When we went looking for a new place this past weekend, we consulted the Out of the Box delivery map. That's not to say that if we found the best place ever and it was outside of the delivery zone, we'd necessarily turn it down, but it would influence our decision. Luckily... Surprise announcement!! Confetti redux!! YAY!!! We're moving in just over two weeks!!! We found basically the best place ever AND it's still in Out of the Box territory. We all win!

This will be the last Out of the Box review for a while, unless and until we try out any new services from them. I wanted to take some of the mystery out of the organic food delivery company selection process, and luckily, this time around, I found a really great thing and I'm sticking to it. In case you haven't guessed, Out of the Box gets my highest recommendation: three golden wookies! Haha, no, I'm just kidding. This blog isn't THAT dorky. Let's decide what to call my highest recommendation...  Five smelly hipsters? Two creepy fennel thumbs up? For now, let's call it my highest recommendation.

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