Just six short months ago Amelia Coleman shipped the first Vermont Snack boxes, though the idea for the company was formed a year earlier. Amelia tells us more: “The concept for Vermont Snacks was born on a sunny summer afternoon in 2012. My friend, MK, had just moved to Burlington and, having lived here for most of my life, I took it upon myself to show her around. I led her on a stroll through the Burlington Farmers’ Market and I was struck by how much the market had grown in just a few years’ time. The look on MK’s face was priceless as we weaved through, sampling jellies, salsas and baked goods. “It’s like we live in a postcard,” she remarked. “I wish my friends in Boston could see this place!” And that was just how I’d felt so many Saturdays before: this place is incredible, I wish I could share the experience. And that was the idea behind Vermont Snacks.”
In the last six months Amelia has sent boxes to twenty states and has worked with over 25 VT companies. I think the year ahead will continue to be wildly successful for Vermont Snacks!
Amelia sent us the box above, the February box. It included products from Benito’s Hot Sauce, Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps, Vermont Nut Free Chocolates, and Burnham and Mills. It was packaged beautifully and thoughtfully. Everything was in perfect shape, nothing was broken.
With a subscription to Vermont Snacks (3 month, 6 month, or 1 year) you will receive a box of 4-6 artisan Vermont products each month. In our box was something sweet, something salty, something spicy and something to fuel the day. Perfect! The MetaBalls from Vermont Nut Free Chocolates are compact protein balls. They have dried wild blueberries to make them sweet and have a great amount of protein. They made a great grab and go snack before a workout. We love all of the hot sauces from Benito’s! This Habanero Infused Maple Syrup is my new favorite ingredient in pulled pork. Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps have dried cranberries, pistachios, rosemary, and more. They addicting! They are super crispy and the complex flavor is earthy and sweet and nutty. I ate the whole bag in one sitting. Of course everyone wanted the maple lollipop from Burnham and Mills, but we sent it to my niece in VA.
I can think of a dozen great reasons to send a Vermont Snacks gift subscription including a new home, baby, move to a new state, college, or as a thank you gift (Vermont corporations and companies, take note!!!). See past boxes here. They all look really yummy!
I can’t tell you what will be in the March box from Vermont Snacks, but I can help you to WIN
one TWO! Win one box for yourself, and choose who to send the second box to. Please take a moment to LIKE Vermont Snacks on Facebook; by doing so you will be supporting this great Vermont company and you will warn extra entries in this giveaway!
~Honi Bean Barrett