Escape Monthly Subscription Box Review – October 2014
Escape Monthly is a monthly vacation-in-a-box subscription. Each box comes with food, beauty items, and other souvenirs from a new destination. You also get a tourist book – so this box might help you plan your next actual vacation too!
FYI – They recently introduced a mini-version of their box for $24.95 that doesn’t include the guide book, and is only 4-5 items. This review is of the full box.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Escape Monthly
The Cost: $49.95 a month ($39.95 a month with coupon)
The Products: Each box is a destination-inspired monthly delivery of luxury products to help you relax, renew and escape.
Ships to: US only
Each box comes with a sheet detailing the items included and a brief description of your destination that month. The September destination is London.
Walkers Nonsuch English Creamy Toffees – Value $4.50
Hill Custard Creams – Value $3
While I couldn’t eat any of these due to wheat and dairy ingredients, my husband volunteered to try out the pork and mustard chips. He said the chips were “interesting.” Since he finished the bag I’m assuming that means “pretty good.”
Westminster Caddy of English Breakfast Tea – Value $8
This tin is full of Ahmad Tea in English Breakfast. I love tea, so I would have been pretty disappointed if it wasn’t in the London box!
London Die cast Taxi – Value $12
The info sheet lists this book at $19.99 – I’m wondering if not everyone got the pocket guide?
Orico London Rush Hour Vibrant Dry Body Oil – 1 oz total Value $12
SoapSmith 3-Piece Soap Sampler – Value $8
Both of these items have wonderful natural scents, and I think may favorite is this dry body oil. It absorbs quickly and is made with 100% natural ingredients. I also appreciate that they packaged these oils in zip bags since they definitely leaked a little in shipping.
Verdict: This wasn’t my favorite Escape Monthly box (in part because I couldn’t enjoy any of the food), but I think it is an improvement over last’s months box. And I love my new dry body oil so that’s a win. This box has a value of about $60 (Counting the prices Escape Monthly provided on items I couldn’t find online).
What did you think of the London Box? And what do you think about next months destination: