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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Logo

Hamptons Lane is a monthly gourmet food subscription box. Each month you get to preview the theme, and you can opt out if it’s not for you.

Hamptons Lane sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

FYI – if you are interested in this box, it is still available as of today if you sign up for a subscription.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Inside

The Subscription Box: Hamptons Lane

The Cost: $47 a month (option to skip any month)

COUPON: Use coupon code Subscription10 to save $10 off your first box!

The Products: Artisan food products centered around a new theme each month.

Ships to: US only, extra shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii

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Check out our past reviews of Hamptons Lane or visit the Food Subscription Box Directory for more food boxes!

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Pamphlet 1

This month’s theme is The Pasta Box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Info

The info sheet that comes with the box details all of the items included.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Recipes

On the reverse, Hamptons Lane lists a couple of recipes that utilize the ingredients and tools in the box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Stamps

Trio of Ravioli Stamps by Eppicotispai (Round, Square, and Triangular)- value $24

Hamptons Lane sends out spoilers each month before the boxes ship, and I was VERY excited to receive these ravioli stamps. The stamps are used to seal the pasta dough around the ravioli filling and/or cut the ravioli into shapes.  Seeing them in person, the sizes vary more than I was expecting. So, instead of just having a variety of stamps with different shapes, I’m now also able to make ravioli in different sizes. The square stamp is the largest (2.5” x 2.5”) and the triangular stamp is the smallest (at maybe ½ the size of the square one).

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Truffles

Urbani Black Truffle and Mushroom Sauce– 6.1 oz, value $10

Squid Ink by El Jison– 4 packets (.14 oz each), value $3.25

This black truffle and mushroom sauce is loaded with black truffles, mushrooms, and pure ingredients that are meant to accentuate the truffle flavor. In addition to being served over pasta, it can also be spread on toast or drizzled over meat or fish. 

Squid ink is used regularly in Italian and Spanish cuisine. When added to pasta, it adds a salty, oceany note to the noodles. Looking over the packets, I was surprised to discover that this is actually cuttlefish ink!  Here’s a close-up of the packets:

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Ink

I had no idea that “squid ink” could come from other cephalopods too. (Forgive me for geeking out, but the cuttlefish is one of my favorite animals!)

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Flour

Antimo Caputo Italian Superfine “00” Farina Flour– 2.2 lbs, value $4.99

“00” flour is finely milled, high in protein, perfect for pizza and pasta, and hard to find in US grocery stores. When used in pasta, the resulting dough is supple and yields noodles that are extremely tender.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Rack

Pasta Drying Rack by Weston– value $12 (on sale for $9.99)

This might be the item I was most excited about. I’ve wanted a pasta drying rack for years and I never got around to buying one, so, for me, this is a welcome addition to the box!

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Roller

Tagliatelle Pasta Cutter by Eppicotispai– value $7 

This is another really cool tool for pasta making. When I’ve made noodles in the past, I’ve always cut them by hand (which can be pretty time-consuming). I was excited to try this cutter instead.

In addition to the two recipes Hamptons Lane printed on the back of the info card, there are also quite a few recipes available on the Hamptons Lane website. I couldn’t wait to try out my new pasta making equipment, but I had a difficult time deciding which recipe to make first! Ultimately, I couldn’t just narrow it down to one, so I decided to make both the Truffled Squid Ink Tagliatelle and the Ricotta Beet Ravioli with Brown Butter Thyme Sauce.

Recipe #1- Truffled Squid Ink Tagliatelle:

I made the Squid Ink Tagliatelle first. The dough was very straightforward and required only three ingredients: “00” flour, eggs, and squid ink.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 FLour Ink

I’ve made pasta a few times before, but even if I hadn’t I think I would have been able to follow the instructions pretty easily. The recipe was well written with clear, detailed instructions.

Once the dough was ready, I rolled it out and cut it into tagliatelle using the pasta roller. The roller had a bit of a learning curve, but I got the hang of it pretty quickly. (I was expecting the roller to completely cut the noodles out of the dough, but it was more of a scoring tool. After using it, I had to peel each individual noodle away from the rest of the dough. This wasn’t too difficult or time-consuming, though, and they came free without any trouble.)

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Noodles

Once all of the noodles were cut, I let them sit on the drying rack for 30 minutes.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Drying

After the pasta finished drying (note: it was still pretty soft) I boiled it in salted water, heated the can of sauce, and voila!

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Plated Noodles

The pasta was beautifully tender and the sauce was incredibly decadent. I didn’t get a lot of flavor from the ink, but it could be that the truffle sauce overpowered the subtle, salty flavor. Still, I really enjoyed this dish!

Recipe #2- Ricotta Beet Ravioli with Brown Butter Thyme Sauce:

I’m a sucker for anything made with brown butter, so I knew right away I had to try the Ricotta Beet Ravioli! The difficulty level for this recipe seemed to be a bit higher than the last one, and I appreciated that Hamptons Lane provided recipes that might be appropriate for cooks with varying degrees of experience. (That said, I think it would be great if they tagged each recipe with a difficulty rating, so subscribers could get a sense of the recipe’s difficulty level without reading through it themselves.)

Before I could make the dough for this recipe, I had to roast and puree two medium beets. As soon as the puree was cool, I made the dough. The beet puree turned the dough a lovely shade of pink.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Pink Dough

The ravioli filling was very easy to make. (There was a typo in the recipe, though, that gave me a moment of pause.) After chilling and resting the dough, I thinly rolled it out and scooped on the ravioli filling.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Filling

I topped it with another sheet and cut out the ravioli using the round ravioli stamp.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Ravioli

While I brought the water up to a boil, I made the brown butter sauce.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Brown Butter

(At this point, I learned an important lesson about making ravioli. A few of the ravioli had started to ooze filling from their seams, and I realized that the filling hadn’t been perfectly centered in the middle. I only lost a few ravioli to this mistake, but next time I’ll make sure the filling isn’t touching the part of the pasta I’m trying to seal.)

I boiled the ravioli for about 5 minutes and then topped them with the brown butter sauce.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – March 2015 Plated Ravioli

This dish was delicious, and I was so impressed by how the ravioli turned out! I loved how the thyme added a light, fresh taste to the pasta. I would definitely make these again, and I think they’d be great served with a bright, citrusy salad. I liked using the ravioli stamps, and I’m already planning what type of ravioli to make next. According to Hamptons Lane, fresh ravioli is best when it’s cooked right away, but you can dust it in flour, dry it slightly, and store it in the fridge or freezer. I might try freezing some!

Verdict: This is one of my favorite boxes of all time. I thought the products and tools included in the box were expertly curated, and I was very impressed by the recipes Hamptons Lane chose to feature. I love that they sent almost everything I needed to make pasta right away, but that I also now have pasta making tools that will last for years to come. The value of the box adds up to around $60, so I’m happy with that for the $47 cost. I would definitely recommend this box for adventurous home cooks and foodies!

What do you think of The Pasta Box Hamptons Lane box?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

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.


  1. Gah – Lindsey what was the typo? Am making the beet ravioli now!!! Is it about the eggs???

  2. Whoa! Now that’s a review, people!– It’s not just a box, it’s a culinary enhancement to your life. 🙂

  3. Thank you for the really thorough review! I just made fresh pasta (not with squid ink) and am loving the pasta drying rack!! Not so much the fettucine roller, we gave up and I used my Pasta Queen maker to cut the noodles. I think that squid ink pasta with the truffle and mushroom sauce is too much, too many competing flavors so i’m going to make mine separately. Fresh fettucine are delicious with just butter and freshly grated parmesan. I am impressed that they included a truffle sauce, instead of going with a more “typical” red or pesto sauce.

  4. Thanks Liz for having Lindsey do this review! Lindsey thanks for the detailed, well informed and fun review! Love the data of the ink squid. Its easier to pull the trigger in a food sub when ones sees what can be achieved in untetouched glossy pics. I was just ready to subscribe but they don’t ship to PR. I guess I’ll satisfy my pasta cravings in an italian restaurant tonigt!

  5. I enjoyed reading this review!

  6. Great review…but SO glad I cancelled this sub box. Being gluten free, I just would not have used this. (I’m sure there are gluten free recipes, but other than pancakes and the occasional waffle, I just don’t bother eating bread, pasta, etc.)

    I can see how others would be enjoying this, and I loved their last box. Nice sub box if you cook at home, or WANT to learn how to cook at home more.

  7. I am waiting on my box, but I wanted to let you know that this is quite possibly one of my all time favorite reviews. I have over 400 cookbooks and have been going to cooking classes around the world since I was sixteen. I purchased Raw Spice Bar after reading your review and plan on making the cookies and Tikki tomorrow for my mother that is in from NY.

  8. I got this box a couple of days ago, along with the pasta roller and wasn’t sure I would use it. After seeing your dishes, especially the beet ravioli, I am definitely going to make it. You did a great job and I look forward to more reviews from you.

  9. I really enjoyed reading this review. Thanks for all the work it took to try everything out for us!

  10. I just recently found pasta attachments for my mixer at an incredible price so I jumped when I heard about this box. I received mine in the mail today and this review got me so incredibly excited to try out what I received PLUS try the recipes since I wasn’t sure if I was going to give those a go or not. Thanks so much for this incredible review!

  11. I’m really impressed you made the recipes – your food looks great!

  12. This box looks amazing. Do they have a gluten free version?

  13. Loved this review and the cuttle fish link. I was thinking about getting this box and now think I will pull the trigger.

  14. Beautiful review!!!!

  15. Great review and the tools look good quality. I skipped this month, but I might have to get it… I have a 2 year old that I would want to cook with near future and I think we will have fun! Right now a quick dinner between daycare pick up, bath and bedtime…

  16. I just got this when I came home from work today and now I can’t wait to make pasta! I might make some tonight for dinner, but I’m having the same problem and can’t pick a recipe! This is definitely my favorite Hamptons Lane box yet, but that’s probably because I remember when I was little and my grandmother would make her homemade pasta. There really is nothing like it, and I’m so excited to have the tools to make my own!

  17. I wish they shipped to APO military addy’s 🙁

  18. OK, you’ve convinced me. I’m sooo appreciative that you made the dishes! And I’m glad that the squid ink is such a small value in this box – as I don’t support the killing of intelligent animals for food.

  19. Lindsey, love your reviews. Really nice that you cook and give us pictures and reviews on how things work. Gotta say you make me hungry though 🙂

  20. I bought this for my husband for his birthday. He’s going to flip. He’s a total Italophile and he LOVES squid ink pasta. I think this will go over very well in our house.

  21. This one was kind of tempting. But I have one of those counter-mounted hand-crank pasta making machines. Does most of the rolling and cutting for me. And there is a ravioli attachment for it that I really ought to get. I love homemade ravioli but it takes so much work and I *always* overfill it when I try to do it by hand.

    That’s the sad thing about Hamptons Lane for me. Either I love the box but I already have the stuff, or I have no use for the box (e.g., the chicken roasting one from last time — I’m a vegetarian). Still, it’s fun to read the reviews. I get some dinner ideas if nothing else.

  22. Well I thought I was satisfied with that salad I had for lunch until I came in here lol… Everything look so good! This box always delivers

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