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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 2015

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 2015 Box

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.


The Subscription Box: Hamptons Lane

The Cost: $47 a month (with the 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.

Keep track of your subscriptions: Add Hamptons Lane to your subscription list or wish list!

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


This month’s theme is Summer Picnic.


The included brochure details all of the items included in the box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 2015 Recipes

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


Custom Crafted Olivewood & Stainless Steel Knife by Pallares Solsona- value $45?

I believe this knife is a Hamptons Lane exclusive, so I’ve estimated the price based on similar knives for sale here. This is a beautiful knife, and I love the olivewood handle. It appears to be well made, and I’m pleased to add it to my knife collection.

Leather Picnic Knife Sheath- value ?

This is another exclusive product, and a great addition to a picnic box. When I pack for a picnic, I’m never quite sure what to do about knives and cutlery. I usually go with disposable plastic or bamboo, but sometimes I like to pack foods like whole salami or hard cheese that are hard to cut without a real knife. I hesitate to bring a sharp knife, though, because I’m never quite sure how to safely pack it in my basket. This product certainly solves that problem, and it’s gorgeous to boot. The only problem is that the sheath fits the knife a little loosely, so I’ll have to take care when packing it to make sure the cover doesn’t fall off in transit.


Bee’s Wrap (2 medium 10” x 11” wraps)- value $12.60

Bee’s Wrap is an earth-friendly alternative to plastic wrap. It’s made with organic cotton muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin (and it smells like honey!). You can use it to cover a bowl by using the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap and create a seal. When used and cleaned properly (no dishwasher for this stuff), it is reusable for up to a year. Here’s a picture of the wrap itself:



Raw Tupelo Honey Packets (3 packets)- value $3.45

Tupelo honey is known as “the Queen of Honeys.” It has a light, smooth, and buttery flavor and is only harvested for a short time in the spring. I love that Honey Pax portions it into single-serve portions you can use on the go. I think this is a great item for a picnic box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 2015 Mustard

Garlic Dill Mustard (6 oz.)- value $7

Mustard and Co. Garlic Dill mustard is minimally processed and has very bold flavor. Hamptons Lane suggests using it to make Chicken Salad or Smoked Salmon Egg Salad Tartines.


Jans Farmhouse Crisps (4 oz.)- value $6

Jan’s Farmhouse Crisps are made with dried cranberries, flax seed, pistachios, sesame, and pepitas. They can be served with hummus, cheese, or honey and are loved by Martha Stewart!

My Summer Picnic

Every month, Hamptons Lane provides recipes to accompany their box. I’ve had a lot of luck with the Hamptons Lane recipes, and I always look forward to making them. For this month’s picnic, I decided to make: Honey Mint Citrus Salad, Spicy Honey Hummus, Kale Brussels Salad with Garlic Dill Mustard Vinaigrette, and Vegan Veggie Sandwiches. The meal fell on a beautiful evening, so I decided to stage the picnic on our building’s rooftop.


We started the meal with cheese and olives and broke in the Pallares Solsona knife.


Early on the day of the picnic, I made Spicy Honey Hummus (which was very spicy) by pureeing chickpeas, tahini, honey, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, and cayenne in my food processor.


As per Hamptons Lane’s suggestion, we used the hummus on Vegan Veggie Sandwiches. I set out all of the ingredients for the sandwiches (arugula, carrot, avocado, sprouts, hummus, and bread) so everyone could make their own.


Here’s mine:


To accompany the sandwiches, we had Kale Brussels Salad with Garlic Dill Mustard Vinaigrette. The salad was a mix of kale, shaved Brussels sprouts, Jan’s Crisps, blueberries (the recipe called for pomegranate seeds, but my grocery store didn’t have any pomegranates), pepitas, and a dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and Mustard and Co.’s Garlic Dill Mustard. I really enjoyed the salad, and I liked the inclusion of Jan’s Crisps.


To finish the meal, we had Honey Mint Citrus Salad, which was a simple dish of sliced naval oranges and grapefruit, fresh mint, and honey.


It was a perfect, light way to end the picnic.

Verdict: I look forward to Hamptons Lane every month, and I love that each box helps me create a unique dining experience. I really appreciate that shipments include both food and tools, and I’m always really impressed with quality of items selected by Hamptons Lane. I couldn’t do an exact value breakdown for this box because of the exclusive items, but I’m pretty confident the value exceeds the cost of the box (it usually does). I think Hamptons Lane offers excellent curation and solid value for money, and I definitely recommend it for adventurous cooks and foodies!

What do you think of the Hamptons Lane Summer Picnic 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. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Another stellar review!! I am going to order June! The tangine looks awesome


  3. I got this box and wanted to note one thing – the “Vegan” Veggie sandwiches suggest putting the crisps in the sandwich. The crisps second ingredient is buttermilk, so it’s not a vegan sandwich if you follow the recipe 🙂

    I loved the knife I got, mine has the prettiest swirly pattern in the wood!

    • Hi Lauren!
      Thanks so much for pointing this out! This must have gotten overlooked during recipe time. I will make sure that our next batch of brochures remits the “vegan” and is vegetarian! I am so glad you enjoy your box and the knife. That Olivewood is beautiful! Happy Friday!

  4. Wow the beeswrap thing is neat. I love the photos you included!

  5. Your review is fantastic. I passed on the box this month, but I’m definitely planning on doing the homemade hummus and the veggie sandwiches. Your review is so inspiring!!

  6. I’m now kind of tempted by this subscription. Sometimes the food subs, especially when they involve meal prep, make me feel left out because I’m vegetarian. But the sample meal you prepared is totally something I could eat. Can’t sit outside now (I live in a condo and there’s no going on the roof) but in a few months, I am moving to a house with a big deck and private backyard. Seems like this would be fun for then.

  7. This box sounds great. Actually,I think I just love reading your review:)

  8. Thank you for your fantastic reviews! There is clearly a lot of time and energy involved and its shows in the quality of your reviews. Thanks! 🙂

  9. Lindsay, I love your review!

  10. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to your reviews! You need a cooking show or recipe book or something. I’d be the first one in line!!

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