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Bespoke Post Subscription Box Review + Coupon – “Paired”

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Bespoke Post is a monthly men’s subscription box. Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview the new Bespoke Post box offerings on the first of each month, and you can easily skip any month you aren’t interested in your account section.

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This is a review of the ‘Paired’ box.

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

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The Subscription Box: Bespoke Post

The Cost: $45 a month

COUPON: Save 25% off your first box! with coupon code ADDICT25

The Products: Monthly lifestyle items, curated around a theme.

Ships to: U.S. and Canada

Check out all of our Bespoke Post Reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Men’s Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Bespoke Post profile page.

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Each shipment includes an information card. On the front, you find information about the items in the box, along with information about the brands/companies.

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The reverse side always has a tip to go along with the theme. This month talks you through some ideas for pairing wine with cheese! I’m fairly new to drinking wine so these tips are great to have handy.

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Vivendi White Wine Glasses, Set of 2 – Value $15 (Available in a set of 4 in the Bespoke Post Store for $29.95)

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Since I’ve only really been exploring wine for a few months, I actually didn’t own any wine glasses except for a couple of champagne flutes – so these were a happy addition to our house!

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They feel lightweight and delicate but balanced in your hand. Bespoke Post suggests their use for white wines as well as light-bodied reds and rosé.

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Wooden Wine Caddy – Value $28

This wine caddy is designed to sit on top of a bottle of wine and hold your glasses. This makes a really easy table setting for a romantic dinner, or is a nice way to class up your home bar or kitchen counter.

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There’s a maker’s stamp on the bottom from Walter Carmichael & Company, and the red oak is finished nicely, too.

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Here it is in action! Walking from our kitchen to the dining room to serve, it was a little bit wobbly, so it’s best for setting the scene rather than transport. (The glasses bumped against the bottle and made a beautiful tinkling sound, though.)

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Partyclette ToGo – Available in Oak for $34.95 from Amazon (could not find this exact model online)

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I had recently seen this product somewhere else when Bespoke Post’s new boxes were announced, so I knew right away what to expect – it’s a mini, tea-light powered griddle for melting cheese!

Raclette is Swiss tradition, where giant wheels of raclette cheese are melted and scraped over your plate, like so:

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While the Partyclette ToGo is definitely one of those kitchen gadgets that only has one very specific use, I liked the novelty of it and was curious to try it out.

And I mean, let’s be real: I love cheese. And in these last few cold spring days this season, I will not refuse an opportunity for more warm comfort food.

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The stand unfolds to fit three tea lights inside. I had a little trouble with this at first, but the sides snap into place with a little pressure.

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This set is machine washable and includes a mini plastic spatula for scraping your molten cheese. The instructions mention that the griddle can be used separately on a full-sized grill as well.

We grabbed a cheese from the raclette selection at Whole Foods for the demo and cut a couple slices:

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Place the cheese on the included griddle and on top of your mini grill setup:

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And within a few minutes, a single serving of glorious golden melty cheese will be yours!

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I was inspired to try this again at breakfast and tried it with a slice of pepper jack cheese, but it started to brown on the bottom before it melted – so you do need to make sure to use a meltable style of cheese for this party trick.

I scraped it on top of a sunny side up egg and toast anyway… 10/10 would eat again!

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Turkish Coffee Chocolate Bar by Endorfin Foods – Value $6.75

The final item in this box is a chocolate bar worthy of ending your wine-and-cheese dinner with!

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My husband loves Turkish coffee and occasionally adds cardamom to his morning joe, so I was pretty excited to share this with him. I’ve also been on a coconut milk kick so I was intrigued by that particular ingredient.

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This was one of the most memorable pieces of chocolate I’ve had recently. The coconut milk complements the coffee and cardamom flavors perfectly, and the 60% dark chocolate was smooth and not overly bitter. I’m already on the lookout for more from this brand!

And it looks like Endorfin Foods also has a chocolate subscription; I am tempted!

Verdict: This is my first time reviewing a Bespoke Post box, and I was overall very happy with the products included and the whole experience of the box. Since I’m just starting to explore wine, the glasses and wine caddy are definitely a ‘mini lifestyle upgrade’ that I can put to good practical use. If I’m being completely honest, the Partyclette is a little silly – but it makes for a fun and memorable dinner activity for sure. (I am already plotting which kinds of vegetables I can cover with cheese to get my toddler to eat them!) Value wise, you essentially make up the cost of the box with the glasses, caddy, and chocolate – so even if I don’t use the Partyclette very often, it’s a win in my book.

What do you think of the ‘Paired’ Bespoke Post box?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.

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.

5 Comments

  1. A-MA-ZING!!

    How did I know about this “Partyclette” thing before?

    This is on my must have list now!

  2. For folks who are new to a raclette grill, here a list of cheeses that will work well:
    -Raclette
    -Gruyere
    -Comte
    -Appenzeller
    -Aged Swiss
    -Gouda (preferably between 6-12 months so it’s not so young that it is a soft puddle but not so old that it is to hard to melt)

    Also, cheese shops that sell raclette will often cut slices of raclette for your grill at your request. Traditionally the cheese is served melted over potatoes, cornichon, salami, and pearl onions and paired with a crisp, dry, white wine. Delicious!

    • Thanks, you’re amazing! I love Gruyere so that is totally next on my list 🙂

    • We got into Raclette after my son’s trip to switzerland. It was brought out for birthday celebrations. Raclette cheese, while hard to find (gelsons carries it) is the best for grilled cheese sandwiches.

  3. Well, I know what I’m going to try to get in April! Thanks for the review of this!

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