Alaska Cache Box November 2016 Subscription Box Review

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Alaska Cache Box is a quarterly subscription that sends 4-6 items from Alaskan artisans and businesses to your home. Items may include food, clothing, jewelry, artwork and more. Boxes ship in March, June, September, and December and cost $45.95 each. Shipping costs $7 for subscribers. Boxes currently ship to the United States and Canada, but plans are underway to expand this range in the coming year.


DEAL: Those who wish to subscribe can receive a $5 discount off their first box by using the coupon code DENALI.

When you sign up, you’ll fill out a survey that details the types of items you’d like to receive in your Alaska Cache Box. If you’d like to receive T-shirts, you’ll need to select your size (S-M-L-XL). Boxes vary from subscriber to subscriber both due to subscriber preferences and the small run nature of the artisanal items contained in the box.

Alaska Cache Box gets its name from caches, those structures in Alaska that look a lot like cabins on stilts that keep food and supplies out of the paws of bears and other wildlife.


I was delighted to see the array of items that arrived in my first Alaska Cache Box!


My first Alaska Cache Box included a T-shirt, bar of soap, lip balm, jar of mustard, greeting card and a matted northern lights photograph.


Moosetard’s Savory Spruce Alaskan Mustard ($8.95) is delicious! It’s slightly sweet and thick.


The spruce syrup gives it a slightly savory taste with a hint of lemon. It was the perfect accompaniment to some pretzels but would work equally well on a sandwich. After eating about 1/4 of the jar, I decided to save some to enjoy later in the week. Yum!


My lips have been very dry lately (alas, it’s one of the many downsides to being sick), so I was delighted to receive ArXotica’s Alpine Azalea’s Lip Balm ($4). I’ve been reapplying this religiously, and my lips have been grateful.


I love Alaska Soaps and Scent’s Pumpkin Pie Soap ($5). This delightfully spiced handmade bar of goat milk soap was a treat to use in the tub. It left my skin feeling hydrated.


I thought this was a cool T-shirt ($20?)! Designed by William Corey, I liked the outdoor theme to the shirt and plan to give it to my son once he gets big enough to wear it.


I thought Ugly Mugs’ 5″ x 7″ Cute Munching Moose Greeting Card ($5) was absolutely adorable! I thought the focus on the moose’s head was a nice artistic touch.


I also enjoyed receiving this photograph of the northern lights! Taken in Fairbanks, Alaska, by Crystal Alvear of Louisiana, this photograph is printed on metallic paper and matted. I have yet to see them myself, and this photograph left me longing to return north soon!

It has been a little over 10 years since I’ve visited Alaska, and this box from Alaska Cache Box has reminded me how much I’d love to return. My family visited the Canadian Rockies this past summer which was awesome, but there’s something charming about all the little villages in Alaska that a vacation at Lake Louise couldn’t replace. Clearly, I need to return to Alaska soon.

I think this box is ideally suited for those who miss Alaska, those who are curious to discover what all the fuss is about, those who are planning a trip to Alaska and those who enjoy trying out new artisanal products every quarter. I very much enjoyed my first installment from Alaska Cache Box and can’t wait to see what they come up with next quarter.

Do you subscribe to Alaska Cache Box? What has your favorite discovery been?

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