Tuesday, April 19, 2022

CrateFull of Maine Gift Box Review

Good Food

MBE partnered with CrateFull of Maine for this review

Tastes of Maine in a Box - A Novel All-Occasion Gift 

Lighthouses, craggy rock shores, Acadia National Park and the rustic beauty of both the sea and the forest. These are just a few of the charming images that come to mind when thinking about the northern most state in the USA. Here's your chance to gift the foodie in your life or even yourself something truly wonderful: join me on a virtual culinary roadtrip around the Great State of Maine. Along the way, you'll get a peek at what's inside just one of the assorted jam-packed food and food-related boxes available from CrateFull of Maine, each filled with a variety of delicious and unique edible items, all from locally-owned Maine companies and shipped directly to you.

CrateFull of Maine Gift Box Lighthouse

Ready for a Delicious Tasting Adventure? 

What's in this particular crate featured in this post will give you an idea of the wide variety and quality of novelty items you might expect to find in a CrateFull of Maine gift boxed set.

Now, allow me to be your personal tour guide as we head out on an imaginary drive to visit some Maine cities, towns, and tiny hamlets to learn about all the innovative goodies in the brand's CrateFull of Maine Breakfast Box I received to sample. 

Pemaquid Point Cape Elizabeth Lighthouse Maine

A Guided Maine Foodie Road Trip

Starting in southern Maine not far from the Atlantic Ocean, our first stop is York, home of Stonewall Kitchen, makers of the Cocoa Sea Salt Caramel Dutch Waffle Cookie. A bit further north along the coast, our next pit stop is Kennebunk, near Kennebunkport, where Jarva Cakes bakes their scrumptious Dark Velvet Molten Lava Chocolate Cake.

As we turn northward following the eastern shores of the state, we come to the Maine Needham Company in Saco. This is where they've been mixing up fresh candy for 150 years made with pure Maine maple syrup like indulgent squares enrobed in chocolate. 

The city of Portland, Maine, is next. Coffee by Design the entrepreneurs behind Casco Bay Blend Ground Coffee; REDD Bar, makers of the Chocolate REDD Radiant Energy Bar; and Dean's Sweets, purveyors of Double Dark Hot Chocolate Mix, are all located here. Continuing up the eastern side of Maine you'll find the town of Rockland, where the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter and Maine Sea Salt candy bar is made by Bixby & Company. 

Maine Lighthouse

Now we'll head across the state going northwest toward the New Hampshire border until we reach our next stop, the town of Hiram, where Grandy Organics makes their wholesome Gluten-Free Oatmeal With Fruit. 

Then, we'll turn around and head back toward coastal Maine where we eventually reach the tiny hamlet of Northport (population 1,575), where The Scone Goddess mixes and packages their Mocha Chip Scone Mix. Just a short drive further north is world-famous Bar Harbor where the Bar Harbor Jam Company produces Maine Man Flavahs Blueberry Habanero Sauce.

Traveling inland next, we'll encounter the tiny town of Albion (Population 2,041), home to Swain's Honey which bottles their fresh Wild Blueberry Honey that is harvested in Downeast Maine, as the locals call it. Continuing west and driving deep into the woods is Maine Maple Products which produces Pure Maine Maple Syrup. 

After such a sweet natural treat, we again head east back to the coast, culiminating our tasting journey together in Eastport with something savory, slightly spicy, and good: Raye's Mustard where all-nautral Raye's Mustard Top Dog is crafted in small batches.

Sweet or salty, but always an adventure for the taste buds, The CrateFull of Maine Breakfast Box featured in this post is just one of the many Maine-inspired gift boxes available. 

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Nautical Maine Food Platter Gift Box

About CrateFull of Maine

Supporting creative independent businesses owned by Maine residents, CrateFull of Maine curates an ever-changing imaginative collection of thematic crates delivering Maine-made food and food-inspired goods and gift items for Maine lovers. These gift boxes make an affordable and thoughtful gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduation, Birthdays and any other special occasion you can think of.  

In addition to visiting the company's official website, also stay in the know about new goodies coming out by following the brand on their social channels including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram and by searching the hashtags #MaineCrates and #ILoveMaine on your preferred social media.


  1. This is so amazing! I cannot believe how many different kinds of crates they have!

  2. I would love to try the Tastes of Maine in a Box, everything sounds pretty amazing.

  3. Beautiful. What an amazing box. I have always wanted to go to Maine.

  4. I love trying new foods! This would be a fun box to recieve!

  5. I love supporting creative independent businesses like this. I will definitely check them out and share this post more.

  6. A food trip is a wonderful experience. I would like to have such an amazing trip to try and learn new local food and dishes!

  7. That is awesome and I love the view for sure. I will have to look into these crates!

  8. Maine is such a wonderful state! I think I need to get a Cratefull of Maine for myself.

  9. I would love to go on that foodie road trip! I haven't been to Maine, but I have been to New Brunswick, which is the Canadian province right beside Maine.

  10. I have friends from Maine and they rave about the food there. What a great way to get a taste of New England!

  11. I wish that I had a chance to go to Maine when I lived in North Carolina. But I would love to try the taste of Maine box. We eat seafood every other week.

  12. This is a fantastic gift for anyone who loves Maine. I went to the website, and they have literally everything. Very cool!