Swanky Explorers Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | August 2017

swanky explorers review
Swanky Explorers is a monthly artisanal travel subscription that sends unique goods from cities across the globe to your door each month! Subscriptions are $35 monthly but you can choose a longer subscription to receive a discount!
*product was received free for review 

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Here’s the Box Breakdown
first look in the swanky explorers box
Our first glimpse inside the Swanky Explorers Box.
what's in the swanky explorers box
Everything that we received in our Swanky Explorers Box. The location this month is Jacksonville, Florida and this box is full of goodies!

So what is all this stuff?

Our box insert
The reverse details each of the items that we received!
cross creek gallberry honey
One of our favorite honeys of all time is the Cross Creek Honey in Orange Blossom so you can imagine how excited we were to receive this “Gallberry” honey from them! Located on one of the last refuges in Old Florida Cross Creek worked for over 3 years with the Department of Agriculture to help Florida adopt the countries first honey standard laws!
little black box tipsy peach jam
We received a 4 ounce jar of this “tipsy” peach jam. Infused with bourbon this sweet jam has all those delicious smoky notes associated with bourbon without compromising the sweet bright flavor of the peach Layer it on toast or add it to your pastries and desserts for an extra special treat!
bnb gourmet & grill saus
This barbecue sauce literally started in the backyard of two friends. After sharing it at a barbecue it became so popular they decided to share it on a large scale. We will say for certain that this was DELICIOUS! We used it on some pork with dinner and the flavor was sweet and smoky but also tangy and bright! Will definitely be ordering more of this in the future!
green man gourmet java steak rub
This one ounce packet of steak rub utilizes a unique blend of coffee and other herbs that help to tenderize meat and season your steak perfectly. This blend contains; coffee, pepper, Himalayan Salt, chili powder, cilantro, garlic, smoked paprika, onion and turbinado sugar!
pura bean coffee
We also received a 2 ounce sampler of Bourbon Street Coffee from Pura Bean. This medium dark coffee is roasted locally in Jacksonville. We adore coffee and enjoy when we get to receive different roasts from around the country like this one!

tea nation teas
Tea Nation creates teas that aid in wellness and chakra balancing. There were two included in our Swanky Explorers Box and we love that they included a caffeine blend and an herbal!
The first blend is called Liquid Sunshine and great for your first cup of tea of the day! We receive 1.25 ounces and labeled on the bag was the steeping instructions. This is a bright and delicious blend of English Breakfast Tea, Orange Peel, Lemon, Ginger, Lemongrass and Lemon Verbena. 
This second tea blend was an herbal tea meant to invoke the feelings brought on by a weekend beach getaway. It contained Coconut, Pineapple, Lemon Verbena, Lemon Balm, Passion Flower and Rose Hips. We have to say that we love all the citrus that Tea Nation uses!
rethreaded keychain
Rethreaded helps to combat the sex trade by offering dignified positions to surivivors of the sex trade, allowing them to become who they were created to be!
We received this keychain from their clothing line! And there are so many more amazing products available on their site!
manifest distilling
Manifest Distillery is Jacksonville’s only organic distillery located in the heart of the Sports District. We received one of their koozie’s to enjoy our own adult beverages in at home!
Element Earth Works Votive Candle
element earth candle
This tangerine and sage scented votive candle smells amazing. It’s earthy as well as bright and the wax is soft and creamy! This made the whole box smell incredible
We think this makes a great candle for the side of your tub or anywhere you choose to relax

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Swanky Explorers Box is a wonderful way to experience a new city each month. We love that they’ve really brought that farmers market feel with this box. The presentation is amazing. Everything arrives perfectly. The quality is awesome – we love all these handmade items and think there is an emphasis on quality with this box. The curation is incredible. This assortment is an amazing collection of places in Jacksonville we’d never have known about otherwise. The Swanky Explorers Box was awesome!

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