Batch Family Deluxe Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Chelsey!
Batch is a quarterly subscription box and self-described as “curators of locally made, artisanal goods, from Nashville, Austin, and all across 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Family Deluxe, $99 a quarter, box.
The Subscription Box: Batch
The Cost: The Standard box is $49 per package and the Deluxe box is $99 per package with free shipping.
COUPON: Use code MSA10 to save 10% off any subscription!
The Products: “High-quality, handcrafted items from local makers ideal for personal gifts, corporate gifts, events, and weddings.”
Ships to: U.S. and Canada. They can ship to select countries on special request.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included in the box was a discovery info card that gives a little more information about each vendor featured in the box. This was both helpful and interesting to learn more about these small local companies.
Little Seed Farm – Farmstead Milk Soap (Grapefruit Lemon), 4.7 oz. – Value $7.00
As soon as I saw this artisanal packaging and that adorable goat, I knew this would be amazing soap. This soap is all natural and smells so refreshing. I washed my face with it and it was super soft, had a nice lather, and rinsed off completely leaving no residue behind. Clearly, I take my soap seriously. Highly recommend!
Soberdough Brew Bread Mix – Honey Wheat – Value $8.95
This bread was just slightly sweet and light. I don’t like a super dense bread so this was definitely a good match for me. This would be delicious toasted with jam or with this peanut butter (or both).
Nut Butter Nation – Honey Vanilla Peanut Butter, 12 oz. – Value $4.00
This peanut butter is delicious and just has a hint of vanilla/honey. It’s sweet, but not too sweet and also not super peanut tasting as well. I spread it on a piece of my freshly made Soberdough bread and that was such a great combination.
The Nashville Jam Co. – Peach Salsa, 16 oz. – Value $6.95
I really liked this salsa. I wasn’t sure about it because I am just not someone who likes a fruity salsa (i.e. mango). However, this was very mildly peach and still had that spicy kick to it.
Willa’s Shortbread Cookies – Butter Pecan – Value $6.00
Shortbread cookies already happen to be one of my favorite kinds of cookies, so I was obviously pleased to see these gems in my box. They are little bitty cookies which is actually nice because you can have several and not feel as guilty about it! These are perfect to have with coffee or tea for breakfast or an after dinner sweet snack. So good!
Nicoletto’s Pasta Co. – Rigatoni, 16 oz. – Value $6.99
As far as pasta goes, this one was pretty on par with the ones I usually use. It cooked fast, though admittedly I did overcook it because it did fall apart a little. Totally my fault for walking away. Too impatient to wait!
Nonna’s Marinara Sauce, 16 fl oz. – Value $8.00
Okay, I am not one to get overly excited about much, but let me tell you about this amazing sauce. I am from an Italian family and my mom happens to make incredibly good spaghetti sauce, but this sauce is pretty close on my scale right now. Typically, I am not a fan of the jarred sauces you can buy in the grocery store, but this Nashville local is far from what you would find in the store. I cooked it on the stovetop and poured it over this Nicoletto’s pasta which was quite good. Yummy!
Trubee Barrel-Aged Honey, 7.5 oz. – Value $14.00
I am by no means a honey connoisseur, but this one is really really tasty. It had a slight floral taste, not too overbearing, but I could get a sense of the whiskey. This honey would be really nice in a hot toddy in the fall or drizzled over some really delicious vanilla gelato.
Everly Pomegranate Berry Hydration Mix, 2.1 oz. – Value $12.50
This drink mix was pretty good, though I think I could have put more in my water. I don’t particularly like sugar-free mixes, but as far as they go, this one was good. I also happen to really like most things that are berry and/or pomegranate flavored. Next time though, more powder!
Batch Flour Sack Towel – Value $10.00
This towel is very big for a kitchen towel and has a super cute floral print on it. It’s thin, so I wouldn’t necessarily use it to dry anything, but it would be nice to dry hands. Overall, cute!
Verdict: The approximate value of this month’s Batch Family Deluxe box is $90, the actual cost is $99. Regardless of the monetary value, I think given how excellent all of these products are and how highly I would rate them, it was worth it. The packaging, products, and uniqueness of the box make this a great choice if you are looking for something special to gift yourself or someone special.
What do you think of the latest Family Deluxe box from Batch?