What's in the box? Baltimore in a Box Review

I absolutely love receiving mail--packages, cards, coupons--they're all the best, and, as you might have picked up from the content of this blog, I also love Baltimore.  So, I was pretty excited when I heard about Baltimore in a Box.

Baltimore in a Box is basically what it sounds like; it's all of the cliche things that come to mind when you think of Baltimore, packed up into a nice box that can be delivered right to your door.  The team at Baltimore in a Box was nice enough to send me a box to see what all the fuss is about.

My box came with Berger Cookies, UTZ Crab Chips, Zekes Coffee and a bumper sticker, Otterbein Cookies, a Ravens Coozie, a few hon stickers and coasters, and Big Boyz Bail Bonds pens and a t-shirt. Like any good blogger/reviewer, I taste-tested everything, and I can promise you that it was all fresh. No stale chips or cookies--they were all delicious. I'm not sure where I will ever wear the bail bonds t-shirt, but I do think it's pretty hilarious. 

My experience with the box was a bit different, because I was sent the box, I didn't order it, so everything inside was a surprise. But when ordering the box, you get to choose what you want included from a pretty extensive list, which includes: 

  • Berger Cookies
  • Natty Boh
  • Union Brewing
  • Big Boyz Bail Bonds
  • Old Bay Seasoning
  • UTZ Crab Chips
  • City Paper
  • Zekes Coffee
  • Otterbein Cookies
  • Mouth Party Caramels
  • Fisher's Popcorn
  • BALT Rat Sticker
  • Ravens
  • Orioles
  • Goetze's Caramel Creams
  • City Dining Cards
  • Miss Shirley's Oven Mitt
  • Hon Sticker
  • MD Crab Sticker
  • Domino Sugar
  • Herr's Old Bay Chips
  • Charm City Soaps

A box of five items is $35, and a 10-item box is $60, shipping is included (plus a few smaller items that the Baltimore in a Box team adds in). At first-glance, I thought the prices were a bit steep, but after a few calculations, I realized that even if you took the time to build your own box and ship it, you would only be saving a few dollars. And my guess is that one of the biggest Baltimore in a Box markets is those who (tragically) no longer live in Charm City, and need someone to send them the Berger Cookies and Old Bay they're homesick for.  If you're not buying the box for yourself, consider sending it to someone who is away at college, or buying it as a welcome present for out-of-town guests, a wedding favor, or to someone who just loves Baltimore. 

If you're interested in sending a box, visit the Baltimore in a Box website.