A Taste of New England’s Finest

If you’re reading this, chances are that you might not live in New England like we do. Have you tasted fresh apple cider donuts before? Drizzled local Vermont maple syrup on your pancakes? If not, you’re missing out on the epitomes of Fall in New England! Maybe your grocery store has these items but trust me, the New England versions are unbeatable!

Have you ever wanted to experience fall like an authentic New Englander?

Today’s post is in collaboration with New England’s Finest, a subscription service that delivers the best of New England gourmet foods to your doorstep. Matt and Melissa from New England’s Finest partner with local companies throughout New England and hand-select delicious treats to feature in each monthly box. And if you ask me, they’ve got amazing taste!

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New England's Finest Subscription Box Services | Simply Lovebirds
New England's Finest Subscription Box Services | Simply Lovebirds

Matt and Melissa’s customer service was phenomenal. To say we were wicked psyched (just throwin’ some New England lingo for ya) would be an understatement. The presentation of our Fall Harvest Box was neat and flawless. We could totally see ourselves gifting this to our fall-loving friends during the holidays! Imagine their delight in opening such a thoughtful, hand-crafted gift box! (Sidenote: Don’t refer to how the items look in my image above because that was taken after I jumbled everything around. The box looked even better upon first opening it!)

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You’re probably dying to know the details on how this all works, right? Well, each subscription box comes with 4-6 New England themed items, which switch out every month. You’ll be trying something new with every box! You can subscribe to receive a box every 1, 3, 6, or 12 months OR start out with a single box. Feel free to use my discount code to get 15% off your order: lovebirds15.

Our Fall Harvest box came with ready-to-make pumpkin chowder, cider donut pancake mix, apple pie infused maple syrup, and pumpkin spice coffee. YUM!

Other themed boxes such as the Backyard BBQ, For the Guys, Grown-Up Lunch, and Sweets & Treats, can be found on their official website. We are eyeing the Picnic for Two box set next! And November’s themed box is called Cocktails and Entertaining — how fun!

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The Pumpkin Spice Coffee from Port City Coffee Roasters had a smell that all PSL lovers could swoon over. Although if you know me at all, you’ll know that I don’t drink coffee because I’m afraid of getting a coffee addiction (you could say it runs in the family haha). We don’t even own a coffee maker! So instead, we gifted this to my mom. She loved the rich flavor and how smooth it tasted.

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Our morning began by making breakfast in the kitchen together. We started by mixing the Cider Donut Pancake Mix from Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Vermont, a personal favorite of mine! The process was super easy and such a fun fall activity to do with Dan. As you could guess, we drizzled our pancakes with Wood’s Pure “Apple Pie” Maple Syrup afterwards! So delicious!

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The pancake mix was a delight because it reminded me of my freshmen year of college in Vermont! On our way up to school in Burlington, Vermont, my family would stop by the Cold Hollow Cider Mill where we devour their delicious, fresh apple cider donuts together! Making these pancakes brought back those happy memories!

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For lunch, we made the Pumpkin Chowder from Bountiful Pantry, but finished it so quickly that we had forgotten to take photos—eeep sorry! But trust us, when we say that there couldn’t have been a better meal to commemorate fall, the best season for pumpkins! I mean, when fall comes around, don’t you want to just add pumpkin to everything imaginable?


Interested in a taste of New England’s Finest?

Use my promo code: lovebirds15 for 15% off your order!

In addition, for every 12 month subscription purchased, New England’s Finest will donate a box to a family receiving care at the hospital AND they are giving away a free box every week through the rest of the year to an email subscriber! Sign up for their emails here for your chance to win a free box or guarantee yourself a box by ordering with my 15% discount code of lovebirds15 directly on their website.

My offer lasts until the end of November 2017. Order here!

This post is in collaboration with New England’s Finest, however all opinions are my own.


    • November 16, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      I know, right?! These guys picked such nice quality foods!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:02 pm

      It was! Thanks for the comment!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks! You totally should! My promo code ends until the last day of November 🙂

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:07 pm

      Yesss! These pancakes were probably the best I’ve ever had. How can you pass up apple cider flavored anything?!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Thanks Taylor! You should take the leap and try a box of theirs! They make such great choices each month!

  1. November 6, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    How lovely!! Love how your outfit matches the background. 🙂 Happy fall y’all!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:08 pm

      Aw thank you so much!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Totally! Then you don’t have to go out and do the shopping by yourself. It comes conveniently to your doorstep 🙂

  2. Amy Arnold
    November 6, 2017 / 3:13 pm

    How fun! This would be a great gift idea!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      So true. I love their presentation of all these goodies.

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:13 pm

      Thank you! Pumpkins are so yummy and photogenic!

  3. November 6, 2017 / 4:06 pm

    How cool is this subscription box! Such a great way to get a little taste of New England. Looks like you got some awesome goodies. Those pancakes look delicious!


    • November 16, 2017 / 1:14 pm

      Thanks Rachel! They were more delicious then I could’ve imagined!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:29 pm

      It tastes SO good! Especially paired with the apple pie maple syrup!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Thanks so much, Amanda!

  4. November 6, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    Omg this is so cute! What a brilliant idea for a subscription service, I love it! Your blog definitely makes me want to road trip through New England, it’s made its way straight onto my bucket list! Ha ha! Thanks for the awesome post as always, Kim!

    I hope you’ve had a great Monday!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Woohoo for travel bucket lists! Tell me whenever you plan to go, then I can show you around! 😀

  5. November 6, 2017 / 6:30 pm

    Oh my goodness! This is SUCH a cute and yummy subscription box! Definitely something I will look into. So cool you collaborated with them to make this beautiful post.

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Thanks Madison! They make for excellent gifts!

  6. November 6, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    New England definitely knows how to do autumn! This Fall Harvest box is so cute, and your photography is wonderful! Loving every single product included ^-^ I just love how thoroughly autumnal everything is <3 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      Yeaaaa… it’s kinda our thing 😉 Thanks Audrey!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Hannah! Always in love with yours!

  7. November 6, 2017 / 9:02 pm


    • November 16, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      YES GIRL. Maybe you could gift these to your friends back in Utah! Then they can experience what you’ve gotten to experience here! 😀

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:32 pm

      Totally agree! It was sooo yummy! 🙂

  8. November 6, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    oh my gosh! I want to eat all of this. What a cute box of goodies for fall. Thanks for sharing! Xo, Ellese


    • November 16, 2017 / 1:35 pm

      Of course, Ellese! I hope you get a chance at some New England goodies someday!

  9. November 6, 2017 / 11:07 pm

    Yum! The pancakes and syrup is making my mouth water! What a cool subscription box! Those donuts sound amazing too!!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:37 pm

      Haha same here! I was starting to crave them again as I was writing this post. Luckily, I still have more pancake mix leftover! I hope you consider buying a box or looking into these New England companies! 🙂

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:56 pm

      For sure! The cider donut pancake mix was definitely my favorite in this box!

  10. November 7, 2017 / 12:59 am

    OMG love all these amazing goodies, Kim. I want them all! Fall is one of my faves!
    Have a fabulous week!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Much love,Len

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:57 pm

      Fall has the yummiest foods, don’t you think? Thanks for stopping by!

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:58 pm

      Oh definitely! I would love to be gifted something like this! It’s so thoughtful!

  11. November 7, 2017 / 3:11 am

    Hmm that looks so tasty and authentic 😀
    You made very nice pics <3

    • November 16, 2017 / 1:59 pm

      Thank you, Carolina!

  12. November 7, 2017 / 3:37 am

    Oh my gosh – this looks incredible!!! I love seeing things like this!! Will see if we have this in the UK as it looks yummy! Who doesn’t love pancakes… 🙂

    Layla xx

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      I love pancakes! And I’m not sure if New England’s Finest ships internationally yet since they are a small family owned business…

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks Quinn! I would love to be gifted something like this!

  13. November 7, 2017 / 6:52 am

    Ooo this is such an amazing gifting idea! 🙂 Love these goodies! I would love to have Pumpkin Spice Coffee!! Haha!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:03 pm

      Pumpkin spice coffees are so popular during the fall! Now you can make it at home! 🙂

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks! I think the Fall Harvest box is super festive!

  14. November 7, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Ohh everything looks so good! Love the pictures <3

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Elke!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:04 pm

      So true! I love them fresh! YUM!

  15. November 7, 2017 / 8:41 am

    I’m like drooling in here over the pancakes. Looks so delicious! They don’t ship to Finland yet, but can’t wait to see how much their international shipping is after they start it. Our household needs this box so much!

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Oh darn! Hopefully they start looking into international shipping! The world needs these apple cider pancakes!!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      It was so yummy! Thanks for the comment!

  16. Alyssa
    November 7, 2017 / 10:01 am

    That sounds awesome! 😀

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:07 pm


  17. November 7, 2017 / 12:03 pm

    This box looks perfect! There’s nothing like fall in New England!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:07 pm

      Ahh fall is so wonderful here in New England. I wish everyone got the opportunity to experience it!

  18. November 7, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    That box really screams my name! Lovely products and I can imagine they’re all delicious. Those pumpkin chowders are my faves.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      Yaaas! I loved the pumpkin chowder.

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:08 pm

      It was so delicious! We were so glad that we didn’t mess up on making the pancakes. The mix was pretty easy to make!

  19. Diana
    November 7, 2017 / 7:57 pm

    These look so delicious! I’ve seen photos of fall in New England, it looks absolutely gorgeous and I’d definitely like to see those colors one day. xx


    • November 16, 2017 / 2:27 pm

      Yes! It’s true! Fall is super colorful in New England. I truly hope you get to visit someday!

  20. November 7, 2017 / 8:26 pm

    I love how your outfits are on point!!! Glad to hear that you enjoyed the Fall Harvest Box! You had a good amount of goodies from that order alone :). Hope you’ll find a use for everything!

    My boyfriend loves pancakes and I’m pretty sure the mix and syrup would be perfect for him!!


    • November 16, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Nancy! That means a lot to hear from you. I love that the box came fully loaded with fall treats. They really thought of everything! And your boyfriend would love the pancakes! They were our personal favorite.

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:28 pm

      Haha yesss we were wicked psyched to open all these goodies in the mail!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:29 pm

      Yes! It’s happiness in a box 🙂

  21. Siffat
    November 8, 2017 / 4:51 am

    This post is giving me all the fall feels! That cider doughnut pancake mix sounds divine!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Absolutely! The apple cider pancakes were our faaavorite!

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much!!

  22. Katherine
    November 8, 2017 / 6:57 am

    This is so precious! What a cool idea! Brandon and I are dying to take a New England trip sometime! Will be asking for suggestions from you guys whenever we do 🙂

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:30 pm

      For sure! Definitely send me an email if you visit. We’d love to show you around!

  23. November 8, 2017 / 11:32 am

    I live not too far away, in New York. This is such a great idea. New England is great. Love the foliage and the old homes and send of history. Love the pix, thanks for posting.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Allie! New York is pretty close, although for some reason, not considered New England! Glad you love our foliage and homes! They’re quite unique to our region.

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:42 pm

      Whoop, I guess yummy pancakes does that to people, haha!

  24. November 8, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    I love this post!! We are both from New England (Mass) so it was nice to see all the things we grew up with. Those pancakes look insane! I remember in school tapping trees for syrup! Great post and blog.


    • November 16, 2017 / 2:43 pm

      How cool! We are so close to MA. And I loved learning about maple syrup in school too. Great memories!

  25. November 8, 2017 / 5:22 pm

    YUM! I ONLY put Vermont syrup on my pancakes. Nothing else. But my entire family is from the east coast so that’s just how I grew up. I cannot believe people grew up with that other store stuff. It’s so nasty to me! I do get a kick out of syrup companies that come straight from the tree like they do in Vermont, labeling their syrup as organic. Like, DUH. ;p

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • November 16, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Aha we are so SO spoiled with our Vermont syrup! That’s the only thing I like on my pancakes too. Some people don’t know what they’re missing out on! Thanks for your comment, Emily. I loved reading it!

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      Aha my bad! My mouth was watering as I was writing this post too!

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:18 pm

      For sure! You’d love it!

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you! Dan made the pancakes, hehe.

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:20 pm

      You should totally visit! Take home some apple cider while you’re at it!

  26. November 9, 2017 / 6:01 am

    Wow, I didn’t know about this box and it is awesome. It reminds me of cold Christmas at home drinking hot chocolate. I think my fav is this pancake mix.

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      Same here! I would love to cozy up with these New England treats!

  27. November 9, 2017 / 6:27 am

    I’ve never been to New England, but hope to visit someday! This box looks like fun to try, thanks for sharing!

    pumps and push-ups

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:21 pm

      You should visit during the fall or maybe the winter! It’s super magical that time of year.

  28. November 9, 2017 / 10:06 am

    Autumn in New England is the BEST. Sounds like this service is great as well! Those pancakes seriously look amazing – I’m craving some now haha. Stunning photos!

    Looks by Lau

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:22 pm

      Thanks so much Christina! Such a sweet comment.

  29. Gabrielle
    November 9, 2017 / 10:58 am

    Everything, literally ev-er-y-thing about this post is SO cosy and comforting! This service sounds fabulous and I absolutely adore the photo of the syrup being poured over the pancakes, yum…


    • November 16, 2017 / 3:23 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Gabrielle! I adore your comment.

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:27 pm

      So glad this post made you smile! We welcome you into New England, so feel free to visit during our festive seasons!

  30. November 9, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Yum! I need this, since relocating from CT to NYC. Those pancakes look delish 🙂
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

    • November 16, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      How cool! It’s not often I find another blogger that’s from CT!

  31. November 10, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I would love to subscribe and have a privilege of having something like this. Everything looks freshly picked from the vines of a clean garden. The presentation is phenomenal.

    StyleSprinter Blog by Katya Bychkova

  32. November 10, 2017 / 11:18 am

    I LOVE subscription boxes like these! I would be so freaking happy to get this one, all of these items sound ridiculously yummy! Plus there’s two breakfast items and you know how we feel about that… :).

    I’m keeping an eye out for all the fun and unique gifts for Christmas this year. I love that now you can find such great things like this! And of course… Now I’m craving donuts and pancakes. Thank goodness it’s almost the weekend!

    Susie | http://milehighdreamers.com

  33. November 10, 2017 / 7:37 pm

    As a food lover this box sounds amazing! Everything looks soo good and I love the idea of getting some of New England’s finest treats. Also anything pumpkin is my weakness! x

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net/

  34. November 11, 2017 / 3:51 am

    That looks so homey and autumn-y. I would love to try it too. You have lovely photos.

    Joy to the World

  35. November 11, 2017 / 5:12 am

    This looks like such a great subscription service – I would love to try it out! We have something sort of similar (or what it reminds me of!) called Graze here in the UK – it’s healthy and wholesome 😀

  36. November 11, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Looks incredible! I love everything in the box. We always make pancakes on the weekends, wish this is available down under.


  37. November 12, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    This is such a great holiday gift idea, especially for foodies like me. I’m definitely adding this to my gift giving list!

    xx Yasmin

  38. November 13, 2017 / 9:47 am

    I always wish I lived in New England in the fall! Those pancakes look delicious and nothing beats real maple syrup

    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

  39. November 13, 2017 / 9:58 pm

    Great post! Beautiful pictures! I’m hungry for pancakes

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