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Bespoke Post August Selection & Coupon Code!

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Bespoke Post August 2015 Options

It’s Bespoke Post selection time! Remember – use coupon code ADDICTION to save 25% off your first box! (FYI – the Dispatch box has customization item this month – so make sure to check your account and pick the variation you want!)

There are new box options this month:



Himalayan Salt Block, 8″ x 8″ x 1.5″

Bitterman Salt Co

This is one of the most natural (and coolest) cooking surfaces known to man. They’re excavated from deep inside the Himalayan mountains as huge boulders that’ve been protected from pollution and impurities for centuries, then get cut down to a kitchen-ready size of pure, pristine salt. Cure, sear, or serve to instantly add a Michelin star-worthy kick of seasoning to your dish. Let’s see Teflon do that.

You can use it a few different ways:

Chill the block down by stashing it in the fridge or freezer. Once it’s cool, pull it out and top with fruit, cheese, carpaccio, sushi-grade fish, or chocolate. The salt will add a frosty layer of flavor and draw out new subtleties in your dish.

Heat the block on a stovetop or grill, then sear like you’ve never seared before. The block’s crystalline structure keeps it from melting and makes it capable of incredible heat retention and distribution, so you can get it blazing hot and then cook a prime ribeye, seasonal vegetables, fresh seafood, or whatever else. You’ll get a flavor-packed crust from the high heat, and a uniquely rich seasoning from the salt.

Leave it at room temperature and use it as a flavor-boosting serving tray. Pile on some charcuterie, French bread, cheese, and any other bite-sized snacks that you think could benefit from a light layer of seasoning.

Salt Block Cooking

Mark Bitterman

Need some inspiration? Mark Bitterman, who knows salt like a master sommelier knows wine, has got a few ideas for you. His cookbook packs 70 recipes like salt-grilled sliders, salted gelato, salt-seared scallops, all of which will get your mouth watering.

But it’s not just recipes. You’ll get a detailed “how” and “why” for cleaning, storing, and maintaining your block. And, of course, it goes in-depth on the best ways to cook, whether you’re making burgers over a grill, bread in the oven, seafood on the stovetop, or any number of other options.

Fleur de Sel

Bitterman Salt Co

You’ve never tasted salt like this. It’s the highest of high quality stuff, hand-harvested from the finest crystals in the sun-dried salt ponds in Guatemala. It’s got a delicately coarse texture with just a little crunch and a rich mineral taste, all of which make it perfect for finishing your dishes. Add a dash to whatever you’re about to each and watch the flavors skyrocket.

Stock the fridge, call up some company, and bring your appetite.

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Slim Canvas Briefcase, 16″ x 11.5″ x 2″

Line of Trade

This is the bag your daily commute has been waiting for. It’s tough, light, and understated – perfect for an uncluttered carry.

It starts of with a 16oz lightly waxed canvas base, then gets fitted with heavyweight veg-tanned leather handles with a finished underside. It’s clean and classic, and the premium leather will age gracefully while molding to your hand over time. Then comes the shoulder strap for easy carrying, a large-toothed double zipper, an exterior newspaper pocket, and two interior pockets for keeping your small stuff organized. And to keep your hardware safe and sound, there’s a snap-closed laptop pocket that’s padded on both walls and on the bottom. But despite all the heavy-duty details, it’s so light that you might just forget you’re carrying anything at all.

It’s sized to comfortably hold laptops up to 15”, plus your other necessities – a planner, some folders, a pair of shades, stuff like that. It’ll fit the tools of your trade, but its minimal design and sleek profile will make sure you’re not weighed down.

Set of 4 Correspondence Cards, 6.25” x 4.625” with A6 Envelopes

Bespoke Post

Some things are better said with a personal touch – and no, a hastily-written email doesn’t count. So put pen to paper with this correspondence set, made from extra heavy double-thick cover paper with an eggshell finish. And each card features an illustration of a different 19th century invention, so your brilliant thoughts will have some company.

Now grab a pen, pack your laptop, and get moving.

Bespoke Post Grow


This setup has everything you need to get growing. And you don’t need a green thumb or outdoor space – just a window and some patience. Fill the cedar planting box with the included compressed, fertilized soil, add some seeds (there are detailed planting instructions in the box), and give ’em plenty of sun and a little water each day. You’ll have fully grown fresh herbs to muddle, mix, season, and garnish with in no time.

Handmade Cedar Box

MP Custom Made

Your herbs’ home. It’s handmade in Chicago by a small woodworking outfit, then sealed and fitted with metal accents for a handsome finished product that can be part DIY project, part decoration. Leave it on a sunny shelf, windowsill, or kitchen counter and it’ll look sharp from planting your seeds to picking your fully-grown garnishes.

Herb Kit

Mountain Valley Seed Co.

A sealed, light-resistant pack of all the greatest hits. You’ve got basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, peppermint, and thyme, all individually packaged and ready to plant. Once they’re fully grown, you can cut a few leaves off as you need them for a herb-infused cocktail, a freshly seasoned lunch spread, flavor-boosted iced tea, and anything else that could use an extra punch.


Mountain Valley Seed Co.

These densely-packed discs of fertilized soil are just enough to fill your cedar box. Put them into a bucket with 5-6 cups of water and the discs will absorb it and turn into ready-to-plant soil.

Herb Scissors


Ready to harvest? Use these specialty herb-slicing scissors, which have layered stainless steel blades to make quick work of any garnish.

Drip Tray

Mountain Valley Seed Co.

Rest your cedar box on here to catch any extra water and soil, keeping your windowsill clean. It’s also a good litmus test for the soil’s moisture – if there’s excess water pooling in drip dray, you’re getting too ambitious with the watering.

Plant, wait, and start thinking up some recipes.


Which Bespoke Post box are you picking this month? I think we’re going to go with Dispatch!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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  1. Just joined for the first time ordering the salt block. My husband is really into cooking and I think this would be a great Christmas gift (if I can wait that long). I recently joined the gentleman’s box for $25/month and I’m considering only doing every other month or even canceling if I really like this subscription service. We will see

    • I hope you love it – Bespoke Post is one of our all-time favorite subscriptions! 🙂

      • Do you know what time the choices go up on their website on the 1st? I wouldn’t want a box I really wanted to sell out before I had a chance to order.

        • It varies a little – always before noon I’d say, sometimes closer to 11. Hope that helps!

  2. I just clicked on Grow (in my email) and it’s sold out. Is this a Thing? Does one of the four options always sell out almost instantly?

    • That’s actually a really new thing. Vibe was the first to sell out on day one. Grow might just be more limited in number available compared to the rest of the new boxes.

      Little thrilled and bummed they put out a briefcase from line of trade jus as I was shopping for a messenger/laptop bag. They are really knocking it out of the park lately.

  3. My choices were a bit different: Infused, Seared and Dispatch.

    And I am tempted to get all 3….

  4. What a great month! I ordered all three new boxes plus some extras. The $10.00 off for every $50.00 spent is quite the incentive to get some Christmas gifts ordered.

  5. I looooove this laptop bag and I have been looking at getting a new one. I just cannot decide what color that I want. I think I’m trying to decide between the blue and green! Eeeek

  6. They are also running an August sale – for every $50 you add to your club shipment you get $10 off.

    I got Seared and Grow (hopefully I’ll have more luck than with the Pop Sugar basil, which is dying on my windowsill…) and I’m debating on Dispatch (with the box already selected so make sure I don’t miss out on the color I want while debating). With the $10 off it would only be $35…

    I need Bespoke to have an off month so I don’t go broke…

    • Basil IMHO is the hardest herb to grow indoors-much better luck with rosemary, parsley, thyme, etc. Basil needs a lot of sun and heat to thrive.

      • That’s comforting. I’m hoping I’ll do better with Bespoke’s box with drip tray rather than PopSugar’s paper bag… I should have just planted the seeds outside – plenty of heat and sun these days!

      • That’s good to know. Our bag of basil is also not doing well.

  7. Is it to late to sign up for this box?

    • Nope! You should be able to get any of the boxes if you sign up now. 🙂

    • No. You can sign up still. Today is just the day they offer choices! Make sure to check if there is a coupon!!!

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