Meet Kerrie Kikendall, she's the blogger behind All Things Considered and we asked her to be our Lagniappe Box guest blogger. Read on to see what she says about her unboxing of our October Lagniappe Box.
If you are someone who enjoys trying new products, then you are probably already a box subscriber. A subscription box is a perfect way to try amazing new products without breaking the bank. Not to mention you save on gas and wandering the store as they get delivered directly to your house!
Sugar, spice, and everything nice- that’s what the Lagniappe Box delivered to my doorstep. Started by the owner of Southern Football Tee, the Lagniappe Box showcases a new t-shirt paired with other local goodies each month. The box takes great pride in curating a customized experience for their subscribers filled with incredible products made throughout the great state of Louisiana. The October Lagniappe Box is filled with great items and even has a spooky cajun voodoo theme. Included in this month’s Box are Zapps chips, Red Stick Spices Co’s Andy Roo’s seasoning, Southern Football Tees, Breed Love activated charcoal soap, Buddy’s Chili Mix, and my personal favorite, Poof Cotton Candy.
Okay, so I’ll start with one of my favorites, Poof Cotton Candy!! The box features a new flavor, “spooky voodoo floss.” Not only was I excited to see the new Poof flavor, but I noticed the new packaging that will make your cotton candy last longer than ever. Check out the Poof website, www.poofcottoncandy.com
, for retail locations and purchasing options! Poof also offers catering options for your party needs!!
The Gris Gris activated charcoal soap is something I was very curious to try! Having only tried one charcoal soap before I was very new to this acne fighting, skin soothing product. The soap is made right here in Baton Rouge by Breed Love Beauty Company. Gris Gris charcoal soap helps rid off evil toxins that damage your skin, leaving it purified and glowing. Did I mention the lavender? The soap is blended with lavender essential oil adding an extra bit of calm to your daily routine. Breed Love not only offers this charcoal soap, but they also feature a variety of skin care products like bath salts and oils. The soap in this month Box retails at $13. Check out their website for more. www.breedlovebeautyco.com
Seasoning is something that Louisianans know a lot about. Red Stick Spice Co. in Baton Rouge also knows a thing or two about spice. The Lagniappe Box shares Red Stick’s Andy Roo’s voodoo seasoning in this month’s subscription. This seasoning is a custom blend of salt, paprika, onion, garlic, black pepper, and some additionally hidden spices with a really nice flavor. Common dishes to use this seasoning include Gumbo, Red Beans, Etouffees, and Jambalaya to name a few. Red Stick also recommends using the Andy Roo’s voodoo
seasoning in high heat cooking, such as fried fish or shrimp. Voodoo seasoning works well as a rub when you are smoking your favorite meat! Go to my blog allthingskeki.com
for a fried pickle recipe using Andy Roo’s voodoo seasoning.
I think by now we have all been waiting for the cooler weather to come through, and when mother nature decides to let that happen, I plan to cook a big pot a chili using the Buddy’s Cajun Spice Mix. This mix makes about 8 cups of chili; perfect for my family of four and some! The mix has everything you need for creating the perfect setting with the family on a cool evening. Buddy even suggest using the mix for your sloppy joes or over chips with lettuce, tomato, onions, and peppers. Check out Buddy’s website for additional great recipes, www.shop.buddyscajunspice.com
The best value of this box is the SFT t-shirt! Retailed at $28 (almost the price of the Box). Each month you will receive a new shirt from Southern Football Tee! This month is the Cajun Halloween edition which has adorable Cajun folklore sayings which glow in the dark which is perfect for Halloween. The t-shirt is made with a cotton and polyester blend, allowing more comfortably and creating a breathable quality shirt that won’t shrink. Each month’s box has something new! To see more shirts from Southern Football Tees, check out their website, shopsft.com
Something everyone in Louisiana should know about is Zapps Chips! The spicy voodoo chips found in the Lagniappe Box are very popular all over the state. Made one batch at a time, Zapps uses premium ingredients which creates a crunchy New Orleans style kettle chip. Zapps can be bought almost anywhere, so if you have not tried the voodoo flavor featured in the box either pick some up at your local grocery store or subscribe to receive this month’s Lagniappe Box.
With the Lagniappe Box, you will receive so many great products delivered directly to your door! The value of this month’s box is worth almost $60!! That is a $20 saving on the goodies inside. I thoroughly enjoyed receiving and opening the Lagniappe Box this month. Big thanks to Lagniappe Box for giving me the opportunity to work with them and help promote local companies and what they do best!
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