Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club Subscription Box Review– Jun 2016
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.
This is the largest shipping box I’ve received to date. At first I thought they accidentally sent me two orders due to the sizing of the box.
Once I opened the large shipping box I discovered two boxes inside. There are two boxes this month because all the products couldn’t fit in one box.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Beekman Specialty Food Club
The 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.
The Products: exclusive gourmet food items from Beekman 1802
Ships to: United States, Canada and International
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Here is the welcome letter from the creators, Josh & Brent. This month’s box is all about summer grill nights. You are given quite a few different condiments to try out next time you’re grilling. I’m a huge fan of grilling so this box is right up my alley!
This month subscribers received a bonus: a beautiful magazine called Spoonful Mag. It seriously has some of the most gorgeous/delicious food photos I have ever seen! The layout is superb and the content is nicely written. The recipes look just as great as the pictures do too. I plan on trying some of the recipes this weekend.
A few pages inside Spoonful Mag.
The recipe cards for the month: Beekman Hearty Burger & Coffee Glazed Salmon.
I also received another bonus this month: 10% discount code off my next Beekman order, score! I like the sketch of the creators they included on the card.
Now to the good stuff- food!
I love everything about this BBQ sauce- packaging, size and most importantly: flavor! It definitely has a good kick with a nice spice but sweetness to it. When I saw it was a combo of Heirloom Tomato AND bourbon I couldn’t wait to try it out. On Sunday we grilled wings and it gave me the perfect excuse to test drive this sauce. The wings were absolutely delish & I can’t wait to try this out on a BBQ pork sandwich!
Beekman 1802 Fire Roasted Chipotle Salsa – Value $4.00
I should start out by saying that I’m a salsa connoisseur borderline addict. If I had to choose only a few items to live off of for the rest of my life salsa would make the cut. With that being said I know my salsas and I was very pleased with this one! It has a smokey, medium heat taste & great flavor to it! The card suggests rubbing it on chicken and grilling but I decided to eat it the plain way with chips. I’m already half-way through the jar and after seeing that I could pick up a bundle of 5 different flavors for only $20, it looks like that will be my next purchase. 🙂
Chicken wings with Beekman 1802 “Mortgage Lifter” Heirloom Tomato Bourbon BBQ sauce.
Beekman 1802 Fire Roasted Chipotle Salsa with chips.
Beekman 1802 Microbrew Beer Mustard – Value $4.00
I love beer and I love mustard so I knew I would love this. This is a game changer in the mustard arena for me. I normally use the regular yellow mustard, but after tasting this I’m not sure I can turn back. The texture and taste was amazing and the price isn’t too shabby for the quality.
Beekman 1802 Lick Your Fingers BBQ Ketchup – Value $4.00
I’m not huge on ketchup unless I’m eating french fries but this ketchup was good! The main difference between this and the normal Hunts/Heinz brand Ketchup is this has a nice BBQ taste to it. Bonus- it’s vegan too.
According to the website, this farmhouse ale is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. It’s a moderately hoppy ale with a champagne-like effervescence and bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain.
I love jellies but when I first got this I wasn’t sure what to do with this flavor. The card suggests putting it on a hamburger but I wasn’t feeling that. Therefore, I grabbed some Triscuits and cream cheese and put the jelly on top of that, best idea ever! They were gone before I could even put the plate down.
Beekman 1802 Black Coffee Jelly – $10.50
I’ve never owned black coffee jelly so I was excited to see this in the box! I love trying new things and the website suggests you try it on your favorite baked goods, in a milk shake or to add depth to sauces and gravies. The letter suggests trying it on a blue cheese burger. I threw a small dollop in a sauce I made over the weekend and it wasn’t great or terrible. It wasn’t the jelly that tasted questionable it was the mixture I made…. I’m going back to the drawing board on how to incorporate this in future meals. I might try the coffee salmon the creators suggested per recipe card.
Verdict: This month’s Beekman Specialty Food Club was a home run for me! It’s my favorite box yet. I will use every product in the box and actually plan on purchasing more because I liked them so much! The value of this box is $42.99 (not including the Spoonful magazine or 10% discount code). Although this is the most items I’ve received in a box thus far I was disappointed to see that the value of the box is lower than the sub purchase price. Hopefully that will change next month.
What do you think about June’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box? Did you like this month’s grill theme?