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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015

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Hamptons Lane is a monthly gourmet food subscription box. Each month you get to preview the theme, and you can opt out if it’s not for you.

Hamptons Lane sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

FYI – if you are interested in this box, it is still available as of today if you sign up for a subscription.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015  -Inside

The Subscription Box: Hamptons Lane

The Cost: $47 a month (with the option to skip any month).

COUPON: Use coupon code Subscription10 to save $10 off your first box!

The Products: Artisan food products centered around a new theme each month.

Ships to: US only, extra shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii.

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Pamphlet 1

This month’s theme is Taco Party.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Info

The included brochure details all of the items included.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Recipes

On the back of the brochure, Hamptons Lane lists a couple of recipes that utilize the ingredients and tools in the box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Blue Corn

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Yellow Corn

Blue Corn Masa Harina and Yellow/White Masa Harina from Tortillas de la Tierra– $14 ($7 each)

Masa Harina has a fine texture that makes it ideal for making tortillas. I’ve never had blue corn tortillas before (just blue corn tortilla chips, I think), so I was especially excited about the blue corn masa harina.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Salsa

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa from DL Jardine’s– $6.99

This green salsa is a “feisty alternative to traditional red salsas” and has a fire-roasted flavor. Unfortunately, my jar leaked in transit. No damage was caused to the other products, though.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Fajita

La Menchaca Fajita Seasoning from South Texas Spice Company– $6

La Menchaca’s mission is to bring authentic old-world taste to new-world cuisine. This seasoning is a blend salt, garlic, onion, and other spices, and it can be used on fajitas, steaks, or other BBQ meats.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Salt

Margarita Salt with Chipotle Chile from Salt Traders– $12

This salt is absolutely beautiful. In addition to being used for rimming cocktails, it can be used for seasoning meats, seafood, and vegetables or as a finishing salt. Almost all of the Hamptons Lane recipes this month utilize it in some way.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Press

6.5″ Aluminum Tortilla Press from Imusa– $19.99

I was so excited to receive a tortilla press in this box! I’d never made tortillas before, and I couldn’t wait to give it a shot.

In addition to the recipes printed on the back of the info card, there are quite a few recipes available on the Hamptons Lane website. I couldn’t wait to try out my new tortilla press, but I first had to decide what kind of tacos to make. After reading over the recipes, I decided to make blue corn tortillas with the following fillings: Margarita Seasoned Shrimp, Avocado-Tomatillo Sour Cream Sauce, Mango Corn Salsa, and Tomatillo Rice. I also decided to make the following starters: Classic Guacamole, Super Fresh Mild Tomato Salsa, and Perfect Margaritas.

The Starters

Before I started cooking, I made my husband and myself a couple of “Perfect Margaritas.” I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve only ever made margaritas with neon green margarita mix, so I was excited to up our cocktail game. The recipe was very simple: 1.5 oz Cointreau, 1.5 oz good tequila, and the juice of one lime shaken over ice and poured into a glass rimmed with the Chipotle Chile Margarita Salt.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Margarita

These were delicious but very strong. I was happy to sip on mine as it was, but my husband added a little extra lime juice and some water to dilute it.

Next, I made the guacamole, tomato salsa, and mango salsa. I put out the dips with some tortilla chips, so we could nibble on them while cooking.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Dips

The dips were all great, but the mango salsa was phenomenal. Here’s a closeup:

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Mango

It was sweet, spicy, and delicious. I will say, however, that I had to cut back on the salt. Usually, I’m pretty heavy handed with seasoning, but the recipe called for 2 teaspoons of margarita salt (the recipe yielded a total of maybe 2.5 cups), and I knew that 2 teaspoons would be way too much salt, even for me. I cut the salt in half, and I thought it was perfectly seasoned (if maybe still a little on the salty side for most).

The Main Course

For our shimp tacos, I started by making the rice. While it boiled, I made the Avocado-Tomatillo Sour Cream Sauce in my small food processor. (Both the rice and sauce recipes incorporated the tomatillo salsa. Since mine had been damaged in transit, I substituted a similar product I purchased at my local grocery store.) When the rice was done boiling, I mixed in tomatillo salsa and chopped cilantro and set it aside.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Rice

While I made the dough for the tortillas (just masa harina and water), my husband skewered and seasoned the shrimp. We let the dough rest for 30 minutes and brought the broiler up to temperature.

When the dough was ready, I portioned it using an ice cream scoop.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Balled Dough

Hamptons Lane suggested pressing the dough between sheets of parchment to prevent sticking, so I cut a few pieces and set them aside.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Prepped Press

I heated the skillet and set to pressing the tortillas. Making tortillas definitely has a learning curve. I’d never made them before, so it took me a couple of tries before I was able to press even, round tortillas and successfully transfer them to the skillet.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Pressing Tortillas 1

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Pressing Tortillas 2

My first tortillas were fairly mangled, so I just balled up the dough and tried again. I got the hang of it, though, eventually.

Once transferred to the hot skillet, each tortilla cooked for about 5 minutes.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Cooking Tortillas

While they cooked, my husband broiled the shrimp.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Shrimp

When everything was ready, we filled the tortillas and topped them with a little cilantro.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2015 - Plated Tacos

The tacos were excellent! The still-warm tortillas were delicious, and I thought all of the components came together really well. I’m already excited to make tortillas again. I think next I’ll make yellow/white corn tortillas with fajita seasoned chicken!

Verdict: I really loved this box. I thought the products and tools included were expertly curated, and I was very impressed by the recipes Hamptons Lane chose to feature. I love that Hamptons Lane sends both food items that you can use in their recipes and also a piece of kitchen equipment that will last for years to come. The value of the box adds up to almost $60, so I’m very happy with that for the $47 cost. I would definitely recommend this box for adventurous home cooks and foodies!

What do you think of the Hamptons Lane Taco Party box?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

14 Comments

  1. If you are having problems with the tortilla sticking after being pressed, add some more masa, combine, and try again. If the dough is too wet they will stick. My first tortillas stuck to the paper so about a tablespoon more masa was all it took for them to stop sticking.

    • Or just use waxed paper and spray the heck out of it with Pam. That works for me. (You have to replace the waxed paper every couple of tortillas, though.)

  2. Ok so I am so in awe of your hamptons lane review. They need to hire you as their spokesperson!! Last month with the pasta box, I thought to myself there is no way I could make pasta (even though I spend a lot of time in the kitchen) but you made it look so easy! This month I thought, oh I love this box but there is no way I could make tortillas and then here is your awesome review making it seem do-able. Keep up the great work!

    • Thanks so much, Mamo! You should definitely give it a shot! Like I said in the review, it took me awhile to get the hang of the press, but I figured it out after a few tries. My husband tried too and felt the same way. It was definitely doable- and a lot of fun! 🙂

  3. Thank you for your thorough review! I was so excited about this box but then opted out after reading comments that said the tortilla press didn’t work and you had to roll them out by hand. It seemed to work for you and now I’m reconsidering this box!

  4. Thank you for your excellent step-by-step reviews. The box looked daunting at first but your step-by-step pictures show that it’s doable!

  5. I love your reviews!!

  6. I just wanted to say that you wrote an awesome review. I loved that you showed the process through pictures. Even though I don’t subscribe to this box (yet!), you make is seem like fun. Every month, I’m sad I missed out, especially with last month’s pasta box.

  7. I’m so happy with your food boxes reviews. I look forward to the Hamptons Lane review every month! It’t my favorite from all the food boxes and I love the mexican theme just in time for 5 de mayo festivities. Thanks for another lovely and great review.

  8. Great review. I love that you make the things and make a night of it with your husband.

  9. I just love looking at all your pictures in your reviews! Keep em coming!

  10. Lindsey, another great review! although I didn’t but this month’s box, I do love that you show us the recipes. I hope you will be doing the raw spice bar recipes as well

    • Thanks so much! Yes, I’m looking forward to RawSpiceBar. I’m always so excited to see which geographical region will be featured, and I love trying their recipes! 🙂

      • Your reviews are fantastic! You should write for a food magazine 🙂 I got my Raw Spice Bar yesterday. Can’t wait to see your review on it. Thanks!

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