Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 2017
Robb Vices is “a membership program centered on a monthly delivery of storied treasures.” Each month, they send a collection of curated products and/or experiences.
Subscribers should expect boxes to include “vices” like “exceptional wines and spirits to enjoy, foods to taste, tools, toys, accessories, and gadgets.”
The presentation of this box is amazing. One of the best unboxing experiences I’ve ever had! (Items are packed securely in laser-cut foam.)
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.)
The Subscription Box: Robb Vices
The Cost: $89.95 + shipping (For reference, shipping to DC is $7.95.) (less with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Use code MSAVICELOVE to receive a bonus gift when you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription!
The Products: Each box contains a curated selection of products and experiences and provides subscribers with a taste of the good life!
Ships to: Robb Vices ships to all states except ND, UT.
Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription box list or wishlist!
With each shipment, Robb Vices sends out a glossy booklet that outlines the products and curation story of each box.
This month’s box is about inspiring great moments of introspection!
Now, on to the items!
Don Ciccio & Figli Cinque Aperitivo – Value $40
If you want to have the best-stocked bar cart ever, Robb Vices is your subscription! (Most boxes include alcohol.)
This is an Italian-inspired liqueur with a bitter orange peel flavor. (Somewhat similar to Campari.)
They recommend using it for cocktails like an Americano. And Robb Vices even included a unique cocktail, the American Cafe:
- 1 oz Don Ciccio & Figli Cinque Aperitivo
- 1 oz Coffee Liqueur
- 1 shot illy Espresso
- Soda water or Perrier
We haven’t tried this one yet, but let me know if you’ve given it a shot!
And speaking of illy…
Illy Monoarabica Whole Bean Coffee – Value $12
Admittedly, my husband and I usually stick to K-Cups for convenience, but after opening the can and smelling the beans, we had to make an exception!
Apparently, coffee can lose up to 4 percent of its aroma after 8 hours of contact with air. So, illy created their own packaging to solve for this.
Freshly roasted illy coffee is placed in cans (recyclable aluminum), along with natural, inert nitrogen, under pressure. The process traps essential aromas and protects them for more than a year. Just like fine wine maturing in the bottle, illy coffee is refined in its pressurized environment, becoming rounder than when first packaged as naturally emerging oils mingle with one another.
The nitrogen escapes completely and instantly upon pulling the tab. List for the signature “whoosh” sound when you open your next can. That’s the sound of coffee kept fresh like no other.
Totally worth all that extra work! This single origin coffee is a bold, full-flavored coffee with notes of chocolate.
I wish I could tell you that I could detect the chocolate notes, but my tastebuds aren’t on that level. I did love it, though. My husband Eric loves coffee the most, and he was very impressed with this bean!
Terlato Kitchen Soft Biscotti – Value $13
This boxed set includes two flavors: Tart Cherry + Pistachio, and Dark Chocolate + Almond:
Both flavors were a hit with everyone who helped me try them, and they went perfectly with the coffee, too.
This chocolate has mascarpone cheese in it! (This gluten-free, dairy-free girl is very envious.)
Forever Pininfarina Cambiano Pen – Value $119
This super fancy pen isn’t your typical pen at all – there is no ink!
The pen is an Ethergraph tip (patented metal alloy), which gives it a forever “ink” similar to the look of a graphite pencil.
It’s stored in the case, or you can display it:
Stunning! (And officially the nicest thing on my desk.)
This gives a light “ink” on paper. Here is an example:
It’s faint, but totally readable, and worked on all different papers I’ve tried. (Some slightly better than others.) If you like bold pen strokes, this isn’t for you, but if this soft-pencil look works for you, you have a gorgeous pen for life!
Northbound Notebook – Value $65
Another stunning item that has an heirloom vibe. This feels like the best gift ever for any writer friends or family.
And it comes with a coupon for a free round of paper refils, too.
The leather-bound notebook stays shut with this gold metal clip.
And the paper itself is fantastic! I tried out a few different pens and no matter how much ink I used – nothing went through. You can use the front and back of these pages.
And you can add pages as you go, remove pages, etc.:
I’m not sure yet, but this might end up being the item I use most out of this box!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $249. I think that’s amazing for a $97.90 box, especially for a luxe box that continues to surprise me with quality goods from around the world that I didn’t know I needed! (And this is one of those rare subscription boxes that Eric and I both love equally!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, if you sign up today (10/1), your first box should be the October box.
Coupon Use code MSAVICELOVE to receive a bonus gift when you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $97.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Don Ciccio & Figli Cinque Aperitivo: $15.73
- Illy Monoarabica Whole Bean Coffee: $4.72
- Terlato Kitchen Soft Biscotti: $5.11
- Forever Pininfarina Cambiano Pen: $46.79
- Northbound Notebook: $25.55
What do you think of the September box from Robb Vices?