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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Taste and See North Carolina Subscription Box Review & Giveaway!

Living in North Carolina has taught me that there are many different regions here. I used to live in Western North Carolina and it is very different than Eastern North Carolina, where I live now. When I visit Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro or Winston Salem, I find different foods and products. It is pretty amazing. But it is always hard to decide what to buy because I have no idea.

I was recently contacted by a new subscription box service called: Taste and See North Carolina. I had not heard of them but am so glad that I had the opportunity to learn about it. Launched in 2016 this Durham-based small business is transitioning to a quarterly subscription box instead of the previous monthly subscription, representing different cities in North Carolina. Each box will have has seven to ten small-batch snack items and cooking ingredients from all over the state.


This December, the boxes will be categorized by theme instead of destination (think: The Pantry Box, The Cocoa Box etc.). There are a few City Boxes available throughout the summer and fall but Taste and See NC will be going to a quarterly plan in December.


I received one the Charlotte box. This box of small-batch products featured a nutritious snack bar from Bruks Bars, marinara sauce from Cannizzaro Sauces, Mac's Speed Shop barbecue sauce, granola from Bungalow Picnic Company and a bar of handmade Peppermint and Rosemary soap from Small Keys, made with Light Rail Pale Ale beer from Charlotte-based craft brewery Triple C Brewing Company.

I loved it. I have gone to Mac's Speed Shop before so it was a treat to get some of their BBQ sauce. The granola from the Bungalow Picnic Company was great with some fresh yogurt. The best thing in the box was the handmade Peppermint and Rosemary soap from Small Keys. I am a fiend for soap and this is soap was very high quality and I am definitely buying more of it!

These are really great boxes. You can get a sampling of some great products from different regions. If you are a subscription box lover or a lover of unique and different products, these are for you. These would also make great gifts. If you want to try on of the boxes, here is a $5 off custom coupon code willynillyness. If you want to win a Taste and See NC mystery box, enter below!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



Rules: One entry per person per day. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.

Disclosure: I received a sample product for review purposes. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. Sponsors are responsible for shipping prizes unless otherwise stated. I am not responsible if sponsors do not fulfill prize. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery of any prizes.

267 comments:

  1. I would love to try Raliegh. Patricia

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  2. I'd love to try The Durham box!

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  3. I did look over all of the boxes. I would not want the pickles or the coffee so I will say The Charlotte. I would have to let my sons pick though if I won.

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  4. The Raleigh NC box would be great

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  5. I didn't see this before so I posted on Facebook also. I am from Raleigh and lived there 40 years. It has really changed before I left and after I left. Love to see what they come up with by doing Raleigh.

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  6. I'd love to try a box from Asheville.

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  7. I'd love to receive a box from Charlotte.

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  8. I grew up in North Caroline from age 12 to age 18, I have been gone now for about 30 years. I would love to try a taste of my home state. I miss so often and it is such a beautiful place with tastes that are only from there.

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  9. I would like to see an Asheville box.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I would love to try the Charlotte box.

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  11. I'd love to see a box from Asheville, my dad's hometown!

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  12. Tweeted the giveaway at https://twitter.com/rsbrandt44/status/900204635004297217

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  13. I would like to try the Raleigh box.

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    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/900313499087273985

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  15. I would like to try the Charlotte box.

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  16. I'd love the Ashville box...Mmmmmm

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  17. I would love to try the Asheville

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  18. All of the boxes look tasty, but I think I'd most like to try the Raleigh box

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  19. I would definately love to try the The Raleigh.

    Love3570@aol.com

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  20. I would like to try The Charlotte or The Asheville.

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  21. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/900449152810840066

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  22. What city in North Carolina would you like a box from?

    i have no idea whats best,so ill say durham

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  23. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/900459175448383488

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  24. I would love to try a box from Wilmington.

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  25. I'd love to see a box from Wilmington!

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  26. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/TessaS2000/status/900658797550514176

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  27. I would like to try the Winston-Salem box. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. Charlotte would have some great finds I would think!

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  29. I would like to try the Winston-Salem. Thank you

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  30. A Charlotte box!

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  31. I'd love to try a box from Raleigh

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  32. They all look so good, but I think the Charlotte box would be my favorite.

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  33. I'd love to try the Asheville box.

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  34. I like the Charlotte box, and I love Charlotte, so that's my vote!!

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  35. Tweeted:
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  36. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/900757610865078273

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  37. I would like the Durham box. My sister lives there.

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  38. https://twitter.com/rozynozy1967/status/900773684570402818

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  39. I would love to try Durham! I've been to so many great restaurants there.

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  40. I'd like to try the Charlotte box. :-)

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  41. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/900800422281187330

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  42. Would love to try Raliegh! -Arend

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  43. I would like to try Charolette.

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  44. I would like to try "The Raleigh".

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  45. I live in one of those cities, so I'd try Charlotte for something a little further from home!

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  46. I live in one of those cities, so I'd try Charlotte for something a little different!

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  47. The Winston-Salem one looks fantastic! Thank you.

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  48. I would like the The Winston-Salem box.

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  49. The Charlotte box sounds like good times.

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  50. I would to try the Charolette one.

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  51. I would choose the Charlotte box. My mom is from Hickory NC and the Charlotte would be the closest area offered.

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  52. I tweeted the giveaway today https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/901125732885307392

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    https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/901165118590996481

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  54. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/901199796152807425

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  55. The Ashville box sounds great. They all do though.

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  56. I doubt they have one for Euneka - what about Murphy?

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  57. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/901252478200664064

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  58. I would love to try the Asheville box.

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  59. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/901335490472722432

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  60. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/901551917394006016

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  61. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/901585624901324807

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  62. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/901597321556721664

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  63. I don't know enough about North Carolina to choose. I'd be happy to try any.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  64. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/901612907649163264

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  65. I'd like to try the Raleigh one!

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  66. I'd like to try the Winston-Salem box.

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  67. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/901669402843652096

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  68. I would love to try the Charlotte box

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  69. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/901888069133000704

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  70. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/901911454462431234

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  71. I would like the Winston-Salem box.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

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  72. https://twitter.com/mgoss123/status/901926563247267840

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  73. Having grown up in New Hanover cty, would love to see something from Wilmington, the surrounding beaches or Brunswick cty.

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  74. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/901961144138579968

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  76. Because I've been there I would love to get a box from Charlotte...such a beautiful city!

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  77. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/902273488655933440

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  78. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/902355751900995584

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  79. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/902393598368301057

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  80. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/902587844098740229

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  81. Hard to pick! I went to school in Virginia and had two roommates from North Carolina. I LOVE North Carolina. I would maybe start with the Raleigh.
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  82. Tweeted! https://twitter.com/AnnaZed/status/902592930556153856
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    {in the contest I am Margot C__ on the Rafflecopter}

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  83. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/902654242900541440

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  84. I would like to try the Durham box.

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  85. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/902694203389427712

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  86. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/902716074118057985

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  90. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/902981764125261826

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  91. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/903036508873076737

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  92. I would like to get the The Winston-Salem box.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/903083553705025536

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  94. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/903141491576410112

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  103. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/903773611969925120

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  104. The Asheville looks really interesting.

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  105. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/903893559794745344

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  106. i'd like to try the Winston-Salem box.

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  107. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/904090292764147715

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  108. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/904099932541378562

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  114. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/904847853398384640

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  115. I'd want to try one from asheville -- joanna

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  116. I would like to try the Winston-Salem box.

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  117. https://mobile.twitter.com/arress83/status/904877863605817346

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  118. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/904880464279724032

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  119. I tweeted the giveaway
    https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/904920085122437120

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  120. Thank you for the giveaway. The Asheville looks wonderful!

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  121. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/905141933315674112

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  122. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/905147803877482496

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  123. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/905164467654205441

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  124. I would like to try the Winston-Salem

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  125. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/905467592654987264

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  126. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/905601512704942080

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  130. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/905668935042818050

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  131. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/905828080421392392

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  134. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/906005750241148934

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  135. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/906207396627927040

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  136. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/906318154615410688

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  137. I would pick Raleigh. I wish they had a city from the Outer Banks!

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  138. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/906380910907375616

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  139. I'd like the Charlotte, NC box.

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  140. https://twitter.com/danadenay/status/906437571663855616 TWITTER SHARE @danadenay

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  141. The Durham box looks the most interesting to me. I really like the idea of these boxes, getting to try new things and all.

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  142. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/906622289822838784

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  143. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/906625309562216448

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  144. I would want to try The Durham because my husbands' best friend lives there and since we can't see them but every couple years, it would be nice to have it as a reminder of his dear friend.

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  145. https://twitter.com/Plowlady/status/906908161067626496

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  146. Tweet: https://twitter.com/MrsMChappell/status/906908762388275201

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  147. I tweeted the giveaway today https://twitter.com/upstatmissy2/status/906910905673371648

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  148. I would like to try the Raleigh box. Brittney House

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  149. i would love the winston salem box. these boxes are really cool!

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  150. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/906962178325876736

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  151. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/906989680066830336

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  153. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/907050903714324480

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  155. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/907418811447607296

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  156. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/907436038225723392

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  157. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/907506907505508352

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  158. Never had any of these state specialty boxes. My brother is one tough guy to buy xmas presents for and loves luxury products. I wonder if this would appeal to him or I would at least try it and buy him a more manly one haha.

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  159. The Durhan would be my pick since it seems the one most likable for a man ;))

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  160. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/907656233339023360

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  161. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/907690857796558848

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  162. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/907719084766265345

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  163. https://twitter.com/mrsshukra/status/907767576083677184

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  164. https://twitter.com/slehan/status/907798031470182400

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  165. I'm a West Coast girl, and honestly I know nothing about North Carolina. So, any city/region would be fun for me!!

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  166. How about a box from Wilmington.

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  167. https://twitter.com/tatzgrrly/status/907978261094944768

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  168. I would love to try the Winston-Salem box!!

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  169. I would love the Charlotte box, it sounds so good! Fingers crossed that I win :)

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  170. i would love to try the Asheville because we have vacationed there and love it!

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  171. https://twitter.com/kelsweeps/status/908078906275766272

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  172. https://twitter.com/jerseygirl137/status/908085357299761152

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  173. I'd like The Durham

    AngelaNThorpe@hotmail.com

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  174. https://twitter.com/rubylorikeet/status/908088458509393920

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  175. Here's the link to my tweet. https://twitter.com/ShaneAZoom/status/908091682217902080

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