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Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club Subscription Box Review – May 2016

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Beekman Specialty Food Club is a subscription box that sends exclusive gourmet food items from Beekman 1802. The creators share their personal favorites, as well as Beekman classic bestsellers. They also include recipe cards. Beekman 1802 food products are almost all created in small batches using fresh ingredients from Beekman 1802 Farm and other farms. This box is shipped out the second week of each month.

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As soon as you open the shipping box you are greeted by bubble wrap.


This month they changed the color of the box from brown to white. I like the white!

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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All of the items are packaged pretty tight this month.

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The Subscription Box: Beekman Specialty Food Club

Cost: $50.00 per month ongoing, $150.00 for 3 months, $300.00 for 6 months or $600.00 for 12 months. Prices include shipping within the continental US.

Products: exclusive gourmet food items from Beekman 1802

Ships to: United States, Canada and International

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Beekman-welcome letter

Here is the welcome letter from the creators, Josh & Brent. This month’s box is all about a hearty breakfast. According to the letter they do a lot of strenuous chores this time of year, so the box revolves around fueling up for a long day of labor. I like breakfast food, but then again who doesn’t?


Beekman 1802 Sunrise Buttermilk Pancake & Baking Mix – $4.49

For some reason this product was not listed on their website which is very unusual. However, I did find it online at Target so I linked it to their website. On the box it says it is “lighter than a puffy cloud” so I can’t wait to find out for myself! I’m not a huge pancake addict but I do enjoy the occasional pancake so I’m excited to try it out.

Beekman 1802 Maple Syrup– $24.95

What a perfect mate for the pancake mix! I couldn’t refrain and had to taste it as soon as I opened the box and it is the bomb! It is seriously the best maple syrup I have ever tasted, ever.  According to the website each batch of syrup is completely unique at the time it is collected and evaporated. It’s also minimally processed and seasonal so you can taste the true character of the minerals. The syrup comes from 150 year old maple trees- wow that’s old.

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This month I received not one BUT two recipe cards, yay! I never get tired of having new recipes to add to my growing collection. This month’s recipes are: Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour (yum) and a Single Glass Raspberry Mint Lemonade (refreshing).


Beekman 1802 Pearl Grey Mercantile Tea– $10.95

I don’t like tea and I wish I did because the tea bags smelled amazing when I opened the tin! Most tea bags come in paper sacks, but these came packaged in nice satin bags & there were 20 bags total. I gifted this to my dad since he drinks tea and he said it was really good! According to the website this is a traditional Earl Grey blend made with white tea leaves instead of black. The white tea leaves make it lighter, fruitier and allows the Bergamot to truly shine.

Beekman 1802 Flapjax Mix– $10.95

What sets this flapjack mix apart from others is the graham flour, goat milk and organic spices. Its purpose is to not only be tasty but to also fill you up for a full day ahead. As I mentioned before I’m not huge on carb overload in the morning, but I am excited to try this out along with the pancakes!

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The Pearl Grey Mercantile satin tea bags.


Beekman 1802 Sour Cream Coffee Cake Crumble Cake Mix– $5.00?

This wasn’t listed individually on their website so I had to estimate the price based on the bundle pack price. I love sour cream and I love cake so I’m sure I’m going to love the end product. This will be prefect to pair with Sumatra coffee!

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This is the first time I’ve received a correction card in this sub. There is a typo on the ingredient list on the back of the Sour Cream Coffee Cake Crumble Cake Mix box. I’m glad they let you know because that’s a pretty big size difference and 8 oz of butter would be butter overload (if there is such a thing).

Verdict: I feel indifferent about this month’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box. I don’t dislike it or really love it. The most exciting item for me was the syrup.  I am also looking forward to trying the Sour Cream Coffee Cake Crumble. I estimate the cost of this box to be $56.34. That’s slightly higher than the $50 purchase cost, but I think a $6.34 value/purchase difference is slightly disappointing. Although this box isn’t my favorite from Beekman I will still use all of the items given except the tea. I can’t wait to see what next month’s theme/items are!

What do you think about May’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box? Did you like the breakfast theme?

Written by Nancy McNew

Nancy McNew

Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.
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.


  1. Hmm, intersting subscription box, but I didn’t like the review? I wish you had tried making the products (and reviewed the pancakes, flapjacks, cake, or even the drinks)! Would’ve been more helpful in deciding if the sub box was of value.

    • I agree. At least the drinks, if you didn’t have time (or a taste) for pancakes or flapjacks.

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