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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Hamptons Lane is a monthly subscription that sends gourmet foods and kitchen tools. They release a new box every month based around a theme, and you can opt out if it isn’t for you.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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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, with extra shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii.

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May’s theme is “Southern Breakfast,” and I’m really sorry that I’m only getting the review to you guys now. (I didn’t receive this box until the very end of June!) I found a few posts online that show people receiving this box on time, so I’m not sure if I’m alone in experiencing delays or not. (I haven’t really seen comments in past reviews or the forum to indicate that it’s a widespread problem.) Hopefully it’s just me, but if anyone else did experience delays with this box, please share your experience in the comments section below!

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Hamptons Lane includes a booklet that details all of the items included in the box.

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The booklet also provides recipes and cooking tips.

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Nora Mill White Grits (1 lb).)- $4.75

Grits are one of the first things that come to mind when I think of southern breakfast, so I’m very pleased to see them included in this box. Nora Mill Granary grinds their grits using French burr millstones, which helps give them “old fashioned flavor.” The grits are made using whole grain corn to ensure they’re as nutritious and flavorful as can be. I don’t think I’ve ever made grits myself before, and I can not wait to give it a shot.

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Shrimp & Grits is one of my favorite brunch dishes, so I think I’m going to make Hamptons Lane’s recipe for Shrimp & Cheddar Cheese Chive grits very soon!

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Hamptons Lane Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuit Mix (16 oz.)- $8?

This item is a Hamptons Lane exclusive, so I’ve taken the price from their website. To make biscuits using this mix, you only need to combine the bag of biscuit mix with one cup of water. That’s it! Now, I’m not usually one to knock a recipe before I’ve tried it, but I simply can not fathom making biscuits without cutting in a mess of cold cubed butter. I’ll certainly give this mix a spin, but I’m a little skeptical. I like my biscuits buttery!

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Sallie’s Greatest Blueberry Lavender Jam (9.5 oz.)- $10

I’m a big fan of both blueberries and lavender, so this jam was made for me! The flavors meld together beautifully, and I have a feeling that this jar won’t last long in my kitchen. For anyone who might not enjoy lavender as much as I do, I’m happy to report that the flavor is pretty subtle. It definitely doesn’t have that “perfumey” flavor sometimes found in floral products.

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Adams Apple Butter (9 oz.)- $11

I LOVE apple butter, and I try and make it myself at least once every apple season. Adams Apple Butter is almost as good as mine (I’m so humble, lol), and it’s made with a delicious mix of spices.

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Fox Run Biscuit Cutters– $2.99

Biscuit cutters are something I use all the time for lot of different tasks, and I was really excited to get my hands on these. Unfortunately, they’re not very sturdy and don’t feel like they’ll hold up very well. (Mine actually arrived bent, and I’m afraid if I bend them back into shape they might snap.)

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In case anyone is looking for better quality cutters, I highly recommend this 12 piece Ateco set. I use them in my professional kitchen and at home. They hold up well to regular use, come in lots of fun sizes, and have their own storage case.

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Norpro Bacon Press– $14.23

Let me be completely honest: before this box was announced, I had no idea that bacon presses were a thing.

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Sure, I always noticed that my bacon at home was curled and frilly and that restaurant bacon was flat, but I just never put two and two together!

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I really like this press. The design is fun, and it feels really well made.

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It doesn’t fit in with the modern aesthetic I have going in my kitchen, but it’s so cute I really don’t care!

Verdict: I think the items included in this box all fit perfectly with the “Southern Breakfast” theme. The blueberry jam and apple butter are both fantastic, and the bacon press is a great, heirloom quality item. I wish the biscuit cutters were better made, but I still think they’re a nice pick considering the theme. By my count, the retail value of the items in this box totals about $51. That’s not as high as some of Hamptons Lane’s previous boxes, but it still comes in over the cost of the box. I do have to admit that I’m a little concerned that my May box didn’t arrive until the end of June. Searching around online, it appears that at least some subscribers received this box on schedule, so I hope that the shipping delays I experienced aren’t being shared by others.

Are you a fan of “Southern Breakfast”? Did you order this box from Hamptons Lane?

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.

11 Comments

  1. The best way to get flat bacon is:

    1. Use thick cut bacon. I love the Costco stuff, but that’s just me.
    2. Bake it, rather than fry it. Like Kim said, cookie sheet. I cook mine at 400 – it takes about 15 minutes. If you cook it at 350, it takes longer (of course) and you get a chewier bacon.

    We eat low carb, so we end up with bacon and eggs for breakfast A LOT. The oven has been the best method. You only have to flip it once and don’t really need to babysit it like you do in a pan (once you figure out your oven’s relationship with the bacon, anyway).

    Enjoy! 🙂

    • Omg, I needed this info!! Thank you!! We eat BLTs about once a week and I am so sick of babysitting the bacon on the griddle, walking away for like 5 seconds, and burning the bacon!

    • I have been doing this but sprinkling on chopped garlic before cooking and it is the most delicious thing.

  2. I live about 45 min from the Nora Mill Granary, and these are the only grits that we use! I add cheddar and chopped jalapenos, SO good!

  3. When I make grits, which isn’t often, we make smoked Gouda grits! Sooooo delicious!!!!! Shrimp is really good with it, or just breakfast. Easily our favorite!!
    (I’m in Alabama, so you know I’m telling the truth lol ?)

  4. Nora Mill Grits are AMAZING! They will ruin you for all other grits. I miss living in Georgia and being able to run by and grab a bag!

  5. I have that same set of Ateco cutters. They are a kitchen essential!

  6. I lay my bacon on a cookie sheet and bake. No splatters and it is always perfectly flat.

    And yes I received this box in the middle of May. I also have received and attempted to make the sushi from June. This is very late.

    • Thanks so much for the info, Kim! I’m glad to hear that other subscribers got their boxes on time.

      I received the sushi box on the same day I got this one, and that review should be posted soon. 🙂

  7. Biscuit… Cutters? You don’t just use a lid? 😉

    • Ha! I will if I’m in a pinch! Wine bottles are also great makeshift rolling pins. ?

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