Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – November 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.
Now, on to the items!
Groth Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – Retail Value $59
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.
This is a full-bodied red that pairs well with the other food included in this box!
And we also have a perfect vessel to serve it from:
Sempli Wine Decanter – Retail Value $50
We received Sempli glasses in the June Robb Vices box and we love them, so I was thrilled to see a matching decanter in this box.
How gorgeous is this decanter?
It’s made of lead free crystal, and fits an entire bottle of wine.
Now on to the food to pair with your wine:
Lark Salted Rosemary Shortbread Cookies – Value $6
Lark is already a favorite brand of quite a few people at MSA, and these were a hit with everyone who tried them!
They are buttery, crisp, not too sweet, and the rosemary and sea salt are the perfect addition to your standard shortbread.
Urbani Truffles Stringozzi Pasta with Black Truffles – Retail Value $9
My mom loves truffles and a good pasta dish, so I decided to share these with her.
Robb Vices also included a simple recipe featuring Black Summer Truffles. (Subscribers also received a coupon for 15% off everything at Urbani.)
Artstar $100 Coupon Code
FYI – this says “gift card” but it is a promo/coupon code – not a gift card. (So I’m considering this an extra and not counting it toward the value of the box.)
My understanding is that this coupon code was originally a generic coupon code that was not set up properly, so Robb Vices then emailed all subscribers with a new code that is good for $100 off a purchase of $150 or more. (Since we received this box for review, please let me know if your experience as a subscriber is any different than what I stated.)
Pieces start at $150 (unframed) and $275 framed, so you could get a framed piece for $175 with the coupon.
I’m admittedly very bad at buying art. (A lot of the walls in our house are bare with the hooks from the previous owner still up and just waiting for me to hang something!)
I’ve been browsing Artstar and I’m a little obsessed with the collection by Floyd P Stanley. (My husband Eric and I first bonded over a shared love of Bruce Springsteen, so I may just buy the Born in the U.S.A. picture!)
If you used your Artstar coupon, let us know what piece you picked!
New York Prime Beef $125 Coupon
(Again, this is a coupon, so I’m not counting it toward the value of the box.)
Another food pairing for your wine if you can wait! Prices currently start at $200 (shipped) and New York Prime Beef gets excellent reviews, so this seems like the perfect treat for a Steak Lover. (I plan on using this for a Christmas gift!)
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $124. This is about the same value as last month, and lower in value than what I’ve typically seen from Robb Vices. (Just one of the items in the December box has a $200 retail value, so I would say value definitely varies month to month.)
I thought Robb Vices delivered a wonderful wine + pairing box, and everything included was thoroughly enjoyed. If you’re considering subscribing to Robb Vices though, I would advise you to keep in mind that coupons/vouchers included usually require a purchase to use, so factor that into your purchase.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, typically once a box has shipped, it is no longer available. If you sign up before December 15th, your first box will be the December 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:
- Wine: $46.58
- Decanter: $39.47
- Shortbread Cookies: $4.74
- Pasta: $7.11
What do you think of the November box from Robb Vices?