Review: The Little Care Package British Subscription Box

Being a Brit in the USA, there’s nothing I enjoy more than receiving a little box of English treats from home!  The Little Care Package is a brand new subscription box company aimed at British expats living in America and Canada.  It was created by a Brit living in Canada that was, to be honest, disgusted at the price of buying British items overseas…$8 for an English magazine?!  She wanted to be able to give us a little slice of home for a more affordable price!

I was so excited about it arriving and it really is JAMMED PACKED with loads of British goodies!  Here’s a little look at everything I received in my box!  (Please note, box contents will vary!)

British Gifts (the inedible stuff!)

  • A London Bus Model

Ever since moving to the USA, my house is now covered in British stuff: the flag, post boxes, telephone boxes, London tube trains etc so the bus is a lovely addition!

  • A ‘Love to Bake’ Oven Glove

ONE WITH A THUMB.  Why oh why don’t all oven gloves come with a thumb!  It makes it so much easier to hold hot stuff!  I now have one for each hand!  Yay!  (My current one came from Western Australia, who says all travel souvenirs are pointless!?)

  • A British Themed Canvas Shopping Bag

These things are actually so handy.  I even used a similar one when I went to the USA embassy for my visa interview to hold all my paperwork in!

  • An OK Magazine

I actually really miss hearing about boring British news and celebrities.  I was tempted to set the bbc.co.uk news as my home page just because I feel so out of touch with the world!  This will make an interesting read!

The Little Care Package British Subscription Box

Actual Food…

  • Yorkshire Pudding Mix

This is amazing.  Seriously.  I cannot WAIT to try this mix out!  I tried to make Yorkshire Puddings for Christmas dinner and failed miserably, the flour isn’t the same here!  My Mum had previously sent me scone mix and that worked perfectly so I’m hoping this stuff is just as good!

Treats

  • A Box of Jaffa Cakes

For those that don’t know what Jaffa Cakes are, they are a layer of sponge, with a type of orange jelly, covered in chocolate.  It was the first thing I opened and had a couple with a cup of tea.  How very English 😀

  • A Tin of Shortbread Biscuits

Shortbread is literally my FAVOURITE type of biscuit (cookie to Americans!).  I was bought a box of American shortbread for Christmas and it didn’t quite taste the same as the British equivalent!  Even better, they come in a tin.  I struggle to find just a single pack of biscuits in America, they all come in packs that would take me a month to eat alone and as they are in plastic, once they are open they’d just go soggy!  A tin is much needed!

  • A Large Galaxy Caramel Bar

Yum yum yum!  I’ve found big Cadbury’s bars but Galaxy is not Galaxy as Brits know it.  Dove chocolate in America has the same wrapper though…

  • A Bag of Flying Saucers

I request these whenever my Mum sends me over a parcel!!!  They are lightweight which is perfect for posting!  Flying Saucers are sugar paper shells with sherbet in the middle.  Once I start eating them I really struggle to stop!  One of my FAVOURITE British sweets!

  • A Bag of Chipstick Crisps

  • A Bag of Quavers Crisps

The Little Care Package British Subscription Box Review

Fun size:

  • Chomp

  • Fudge

  • Curly Wurly

  • Double Decker

  • Cadburys Twirl

  • Galaxy Ripple

  • Freddo Frog

  • Pack of Love Hearts x2

That’s 20 ITEMS!  (Again, this could vary month to month!)  I can’t believe how much was squished into the package!  I love the range of items included, the way there are sweets, as well as savoury products and goodies that I can actually keep and use in my day to day life!  I also love the way it’s packaged, there’s so much thought and attention to detail!  The box is covered in British ink stamps, there’s a little note inside the lid and the items are wrapped up in tissue paper with a cute little sticker sealing it all up!

How to Get Your Own ‘TLC’ Package!

Head on over to:

www.thelittlecarepackage.com

At the moment, The Little Care Package will ship to Canada and the USA.  There are several different options available.  You can gift a subscription box, where you can choose how many months you’d like to gift it for or you can sign up for an ongoing subscription which can be cancelled at any time (before the 10th of the month, which is payment taking day!). Each box is $39 which includes the postage.  This is a bargain, I know how expensive the postage can be from when my Mum sends me care packages!  If you order a minimum of a 3 month subscription, the cost of each box goes down to $36

AND…

For my lovely readers, I have a discount code for 10% off your first box!  Just quote ‘Iowa’ at the checkout! –  valid until 28th Feb 2017

I’ve already told my family in the UK that if they are stuck for birthday or Christmas present ideas, I’ll be more than happy with another one of these packages!

You can find The Little Care Package at:

www.thelittlecarepackage.com

www.facebook.com/thelittlecarepackage

www.instagram.com/thelittlecarepackage

www.twitter.com/littlecarepkg

Above is a video of me opening the care package and showing each item in all their glory!

The Little Care Package British Subscription Box Review

Disclosure: My box was received complimentary from The Little Care Package.  However all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you Little Care Package!

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9 thoughts on “Review: The Little Care Package British Subscription Box

  1. Cool post. I arrived here because I was looking for a subscription box for model trains. I didn’t find it, but I liked your post. I forwarded to a friend who has a husband from England and thought he might like it.

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  2. Sad they had to refund me, due to a family emergency. Are there any other boxes? I did the Brit box, but was disappointed in the lack of items I rec’d. Got spoiled from the little care package. 😦

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    1. I’m sorry to hear that! I think there’s a company called the British Corner Shop, however I’m not sure if they are more of a buy what item you want or if they are more like a surprise box!

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    2. I agree totally I loved Littlest care package .Brit box paled in comparison.I tried Londonpopbox too and was also disappointed,four tiny items for $25 not worth it .Im going to get goods from the English grocer or similar .

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