There’s a special kind of pain felt by Cincinnatians who have to move elsewhere. No more sunset views of Downtown. No more Reds games in the summer. No more hanging with friends in that special part of town you’ve carved out and claimed as your own.
But all of that pales in comparison to this: No more Skyline, Gold Star, Montgomery Inn, LaRosa’s, or Grippo’s. One shudders just thinking about it.
Enter Cincigram, the web startup that wants to send Cincinnati care packages to its expats around the country -- and the world.
(It's also cool for corporate events and weddings, if you're looking for ideas.)
The process begins when you pick the size of box you’d like to send. Cincigram can accommodate 5, 7, 10, and even 20 items with the box size changing accordingly. The items include some of Cincinnati’s favorite things.
Not every Cincinnati staple is available to ship. At least, not yet. You can’t, for example, put a pint of Graeter’s in there. Nor can you ship an entire LaRosa’s pizza. Most painful of all, while you can ship beer paraphernalia, you can’t actually ship beer.
But Cincigram founder Kyle Supe is looking forward to adding items as the business grows. And for now, here’s a few of the things you can ship:
- Skyline chili, oyster crackers, and hot sauce
- Gold Star chili
- LaRosa’s pizza sauce
- Greater’s chocolate
- Grippo’s Bar-B-Q chips and pretzels
- Busken cookies
- Wild Joe's Beef Jerky
Toss in a Madtree decal and a Reds koozie and you’ve got Cincinnati in a box.
Shipping occurs within 24 hours of receiving your order. USPS Priority shipping is free to the U.S. and Military APO/FPO addresses. International shipping is available for a charge.
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For more information about Cincigram, visit their website.