The Bean in a Box Makes Out-of-Town Guests Wicked Happy

This customizable collection of local flair captures your hometown pride.

Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo

You’re having a Boston wedding. You’re wicked happy. You want your guests to be wicked happy.

Enter The Bean in a Box, a customizable cornucopia of Boston-themed swag. Whether you send a box out to out-of-town guests as a preamble to the celebration or have these treasure chests waiting in their hotel rooms, consider this a “taste of home.” Table Talk, Red Sox, Necco, Fluff, JP Licks, Boston Strong—these boxes pack pretty much everything our city holds dear, along with that brown bread in a can that we harbor a love/hate relationship with.

First, pick the size of your box—you can include either five or 10 items. Then you pick what goes into it. Choose the best bits of Boston from a massive list. Go culinary with bag of Cape Cod potato chips, Necco wafers, mini Charleston Chews, a jar of Fluff, and a can of clam chowder. Or get goofy with a lobster hat, a Duck Boat quacker, and disposable lobster bibs. They even have a “Free Brady” T-shirt as this summer’s special timely nod to our city’s woes. Things in the works for future boxes: candy “baked beans” and gummy lobsters.

They also add a small surprise item to every box. They’re working on new ideas all the time, like a small container of “Boston air” they just sent to a lucky guy in Arizona and an iron-on “Believe in Boston” patch a soldier in Georgia received in his box.

The boxes are priced at $35 for five items, $60 for 10. The “Free Brady” tee is $5 extra, but we need solidarity on that one, so it’s worth it


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