Batch Men’s Subscription Discovery Box Review + Coupon – Feb 2016
Batch is back! And according to their website, better than ever! Batch is a quarterly subscription of artisanal goods from around the South. They offer six different kinds of boxes: a men’s standard or deluxe box, a women’s standard or deluxe box, and a family standard or deluxe box. This review is of the men’s deluxe box.
Batch sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Batch Subscription Discovery Box
The Cost: The standard box is $49 per package and the deluxe box is $99 per package.
COUPON: Save 10% off your first box with code MSA10!
The Products: “Every three months, we carefully curate our favorites from around the South to bring you the best in eats, sweets, home, and more!”
Ships to: US for free
I don’t usually photograph the “blank” side of the info card, but there were two things printed here that caught my eye. One is that Batch has apparently started numbering its boxes; I don’t know what else the “1” would refer to. The other is that I noticed in this description that their discovery boxes are themed. I didn’t see that anywhere on their website, but I think it’s good to know.
The other side of the info card has lots of information about the makers included in this month’s box. In the upper right-hand corner, it also reveals this month’s theme, which reads, “Enjoy this cocktail of items for a really happy hour… just add your favorite libations. Don’t forget to get clean after getting down.” Hooray for cocktail themed boxes!
Old Fashioned Cocktail Mixer by Eli Mason – Value $9.99
Neither my husband nor myself are fans of Old Fashioned cocktails, but we are glad to have that option available to guests. Both Batch and Eli Mason are based in Nashville, TN.
Aromatic Bitters by Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. – Value $12
On the other hand, we are always happy to have quality bitters! Jack Rudy is based in Charleston, SC and Boulder, CO.
I bought some of these for my husband about a year ago and he absolutely LOVED them! He was so happy to get more!
Cocktail Spoon – Value $7.99
I can’t tell from the info card (or looking at all the websites) who makes this cocktail spoon, but the one linked above is identical. This is a nice one! We can always use another cocktail spoon.
Tennessee Toffee by Shotwell Candy Co. – Value $5.95
My husband reluctantly let me sample a piece of this, and it tastes like heaven. And I don’t even like toffee! It has chocolate in it, too. It’s like a chocolate toffee bark almost. So good! Shotwell Candy Co. is based in Memphis, TN.
Paper Straws by Kitchen Papers – Value $4
These straws are cute and fit the theme well. To be honest, I don’t really think much about the visual appeal of my cocktails, but hopefully we will remember to use these for guests some time.
The Robert Folded Notecard by Oak & Ink – Value $1.25
This notecard would make a really cute invite for drinks! I wish they had sent more. Oak & Ink is based in Nashville, TN.
Trubee Beeswax Rub – Value $5
When we opened this, we didn’t really know what it was for, to be honest. It turns out, it’s a cure for dry, chapped skin, and it also has dozens of other uses. You can use it to condition leather, protecting wood, and apparently for making dreadlocks. Trubee is based in Franklin, TN.
Sasqu(wash) Shampoo and Body Wash by Otter Creek – Value $18
How hilarious is this name? This shampoo / body wash has a nice, light, clean smell. My husband likes it. Otter Creek makes skin and hair care products for outdoorsmen and are based in Nashville, TN.
Verdict: This was a really fun box from Batch! I think my husband will use everything in it, and they could all be very nice gift items as well. The value of these items combined comes to about $80, which is a little short, in my opinion. I think most of the items fit the theme pretty well, but the soap and wax felt a little tacked on. I understand that there is value in the discovery of small batch, artisanal goods, but I would like to see the value of future boxes at least reach the cost of the box.
What do you think of the new and improved Batch?