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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 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.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - Contents

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.

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - Items

This month’s theme is Modern Moroccan, and Hamptons Lane has included a booklet to accompany the shipment. (Previously, they sent a brochure.) The booklet includes a detailed description of the items included in the box.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - Info

It also includes recipes and some general information about Moroccan cooking.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - Tagine

Handmade Ivory Ceramic Tagine by Le Souk Ceramique– $50

Tagines are commonly used in North African cooking. The conical, tapered lid allows for the constant return of condensation back to the dish, which helps produce moist, evenly cooked dishes. This tagine by Le Souk Ceramique was made Tunisia. It was hand-tossed on a ceramic wheel and finished with an ivory glaze.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - TagineInstructions

Before using a tagine for the first time, it must be properly seasoned to ensure it doesn’t crack. Hamptons Lane included detailed seasoning instructions along with the tagine, to make sure subscribers could do this properly.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - Harissa

Moroccan Harissa from Villa Jerada (6 oz)- $12

Harissa is a North African kitchen staple. It’s a spicy condiment that’s used as a base for many different dishes. Villa Jerada’s Harissa is a blend of dried chili peppers, Moroccan olive oil, preserved lemons, and a blend of spices. It’s made in small batches with high-quality ingredients.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - RaselHanout

Ras el Hanout Spice Blend from RawSpiceBar (.4 oz)- $4

“Ras el Hanout is a North African spice mix that is translated in Arabic to mean ‘head of the shop,’ or the best spices the seller has to offer.” It’s a staple of Moroccan cooking, though there is no definitive recipe. RawSpiceBar’s blend contains coriander, rose petals, ginger, black peppercorns, cumin, orris root, turmeric, cinnamon, green cardamom, fennel seed, and star anise. To see other RawSpiceBar blends, check out my reviews of their spice subscription.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - IsraeliCouscous

Israeli Couscous from (18 oz)- $5

Israeli Couscous is a pasta product made from semolina flour. It’s toasted, which gives it a nutty flavor and chewy texture. Hamptons Lane selected it for this box because it pairs very well with tagine meats and sauces, but it can also be used in Moroccan salads.

Modern Moroccan Meal

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 meal, I decided to make: Summery Chickpea Chicken Tagine with a side of Harissa Roasted Carrots & Cauliflower.

Dish #1- Summery Chickpea Chicken Tagine

I began by making the Chicken Tagine. I browned my chicken in the tagine base, and then set it aside while I cooked the onion and garlic. When the onion softened, I stirred in Harissa and Ras el Hanout. When the spices became fragrant, I stirred in chicken stock, chickpeas, and cranberries. (The recipe called for golden raisins, but, unfortunately, they weren’t listed on the ingredients list at the start of the recipe, so I didn’t put them on my shopping list. I substituted dried cranberries, since I had some in my cabinet.) I then covered the dish and cooked it over low heat for one hour.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - RecipeTagine

It turned out beautifully and was delicious! The Harissa and Ras el Hanout spice mix complemented the dish beautifully, and my husband and I happily ate the whole thing. The only problem I had with this dish was that the recipe was too big for the tagine. I noticed that the base was a little full when I put on the lid to let it simmer, but I didn’t think much of it and walked away. When I checked on the dish after 20 or 30 minutes of simmering, I found that the cooking liquids had boiled over and covered my stovetop! The dish itself wasn’t affected, but cleanup was a pain.

Dish #2 Harissa Roasted Carrots & Cauliflower

To accompany the tagine, I made Harissa Roasted Carrots & Cauliflower. I preheated my oven to 400 and cleaned and trimmed my carrots and cauliflower. In a large mixing bowl, I tossed them with about ¼ cup of Harissa, a drizzle of olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper. I spread them on a baking sheet and roasted them for about 45 minutes, until they were softened. When they were done, I topped them with crumbled feta and some fresh mint.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 - RecipeCarrots

This dish was a showstopper. (When I was trying to photograph it, my husband was leaning over my shoulder oohing, ahhing, and begging to dig in.) We both thought the flavor was great, and I appreciated the addition of feta and fresh mint. The feta provided a nice creamy tang, and the mint added a lovely freshness. Cauliflower isn’t always my favorite veggie, but I really liked it in this dish. I think I’ll be buying more Harissa to make it again soon.

Verdict: I look forward to Hamptons Lane every month, and I love that each box helps me create a unique dining experience. I had a couple of hiccups with their tagine recipe this month, but the problems were small and I was still able to create a successful meal. I really appreciate that boxes from Hamptons Lane include both food and tools, and I’m always really impressed with quality of the items they feature. This box has a value of $71, which is well over the $47 cost (fantastic for a food box). 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 Modern Moroccan 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. I opt’d out this month because I didn’t see the value, but I do have to say that I love the move from pamphlet to booklet. I really love the pictures included in this review: how to season a tangine, the make up of ras el hanout, etc. This information makes the sub so much more valuable, IMHO.

    Looking forward to July, hope it is something I will take part in!

  2. I love this sub! Unfortunately for me, the tagine cracked 🙁 I followed the instructions per the enclosed booklet and the email, however, after wiping it out and air drying, the bottom cracked. Bummer. I’m sure I did something wrong and haven’t bothered to email them about it. Perhaps it had something to do with the diffuser thing mentioned that wasn’t part of what I received, but I doubt it. Oh well, again, I must have done something wrong when seasoning it.

    That aside, my fiance and I thoroughly enjoyed playing with our new kitchen toy. The recipe we made was easy to follow and tasted fabulous. And the couscous, wow. Where has this been all my life? I’m not a big lover of pasta, but I have now become a lover of couscous. And, even though I somehow cracked the tagine, everything that came in the box will be used and enjoyed.

    I have something like 15 active subs, and this is one of my favorites. Everything is high quality, the spices and seasoning were very flavorful, and the included recipes are very easy to follow and tweak to one’s liking. It’s different from anything else I have, it’s fun and introduces me to something new, and taps into the love and joy of cooking for me.

    • Hey Shannon!

      Please feel free to send us an email at orders (at) hamptonslane (dot) com and we will have a new tagine sent over to you asap! Sometimes, the tagines may have a hairline crack in them to begin with and it just gets worse under the heat in the oven. We apologize about that!

      Hamptons Lane

      • Great service, glad I ordered 😀

    • Whoa! Now that’s customer service people!

  3. Is or bad that all I could think about was Liam Neeson once I read the spice blend name? Lol

  4. Does anyone know if you ever need to recondition a tangine? I got one as a wedding present, seasoned it per the directions, then haven’t cooked in it for a looong time. This post may inspire me to start though.

  5. Another great review! And, yes, I bought the box (just like the spices last month). You are killing my wallet … but it’s fun 🙂

  6. This review was really fun to read and your food always looks so delicious, Lindsey!

    One of these months I’ll pull the trigger on a subcription to this box. (I almost did the month they featured the pasta but the squid ink freaked me out a little bit. I also almost did on the 50 shades of chicken month but then I remembered already have a roasting pan that I should just use…) I think the day is coming though. 🙂

  7. Lindsey I absolutely adore your reviews and you have me ready to empty my wallet with each post!! Damn you and bless you lady!! This one I can not resist for $37, I’ve been wanting tagine for quite some time as my family loves Moroccan food and I’m always eager to test out new recipes and torture the world with my Instagram photos of my feeble stabs at culinary greatness. Memorizing my credit card information was my own undoing.

    • LOL

    • Ha! This made me laugh out loud, CreativelySwank. Sorry and you’re welcome. 🙂 Hope you love your new tagine!

  8. Hamptons lane has such spot on curation. Wonderful review!

    • Hey Steph!

      Thanks so much for the wonderful compliment! We are so happy you enjoy our curation, we put a lot of work into each box. 🙂

      Hamptons Lane

  9. I really need to learn how to cook, your reviews make my mouth water!

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