We all know that pregnancy is rough, especially when those insatiable—and sometimes completely random—cravings begin. It’s even worse if your beat is all things artisanal, and you don’t just want to wolf down a bag of generic trail mix and a jar of Vlasic pickle chips from the gas station.
That’s why Mouth Food and Hatch have put together the Hatch Collection. Mouth’s entire goal is bringing artisanal, small-batch foodstuffs to your door, and these kits are aimed at the new (and soon-to-be-new) moms among us.
Three kits and one monthly subscription service are currently available. For all four Hatch Collection items, Mouth says,
New Baby Taster ($70)
What’s In It: Original Berkshire granola by Bola Granola, Blueberry Popped Tart made by Megpies, Cinnamon Brown Sugar Popped Tart made by Megpies, Rosemary + Lemon Crackers made by Bespoke Provisions, Olive and Parmesan Tapenade made by Sutter Buttes, Maple Roasted Cashews made by Allgood Provisions, Blueberry Vanilla Energy Bar made by Bearded Bros., Salted Peanut Butter Granola Bar made by Awesome Bars, Maple and Sea Salt Organic Microwave Popcorn made by Quinn Foods
Pregnancy Survival Kit ($75)
What’s in it: Kosher Dill Pickles made by Epic Pickles, Chocolate Gingersnaps made by Whimsy & Spice, Beer & Caramel Pretzel Nuggets made by Roni-Sue Chocolates, Pomegranate Rose Grenadine made by City of Daughters, Sour Drop Candies made by Papabubble
Back in the Saddle ($200)
a.k.a, the “Congratulations, You Survived Pregnancy And Didn’t Lose Your Damn Mind” kit!
What’s in it: Four Peel Gin made by Watershed Distillery, Organic Vodka made by Square One Organic Spirits, Small Batch Tonic Syrup made by Jack Rudy, Pink & Black Tea Cocktail Mixer by Owl’s Brew, Organic Cranberry & Hazelnut Crisps made by Potters Crackers, Fennel + Black Pepper Bacon Jam made by Skillet Street Foods, Martini Pickles made by Froelich’s, Dark & Stormy Caramel Popcorn made by Butter & Scotch, Apple Cider Caramels made by Little Apple, Raspberry & Hibiscus Marshmallow Sandwich Cookies made by Malvi
Mouth adds: “Note: Spirits and food items must ship separately (it’s the law!) so you’ll get two shipping confirmation emails and two tracking numbers.”
Cravings Every Month
Subscription: 3 months: $180; 6 months: $360; 9 months: $540
What’s in it: Mouth doesn’t give specifics. It does warn, however, that this subscription “contains dairy, peanuts, soy, wheat, and tree nuts.”
Mouth says: “Once the nausea passes, the cravings kick in! What comes next? A desperate need for salty, sour, crunchy pickles and plenty of sweet treats on hand for immediate, stand- at-the-counter, round-the-clock consumption.
“Every month we’ll send the lucky recipient of this subscription two jars of our crunchiest, most cravable pickles and two sweet treats such as cookies, chocolate bars, caramels, hard candies, and more.
“Available for 3, 6, or the whole looooooong 9 months, this makes an incredible gift for your favorite mom-to-be, or for anyone who appreciates the greatness of a sweet and salty pairing, the yin and yang of life.
“Note: this also comes with a complementary one-year subscription to one of our favorite indie food publications, Edible Magazine. The first issue should arrive within about two months of the order being placed – enjoy!”
Details about subscription timing can be found here.
This is further proof that if a niche exists, there’s probably a subscription service for it.