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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon – October 2015

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Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 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 me 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 October 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.

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 October 2015 - Booklet

This month’s theme is Coastal Seafood Boil.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Info1

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

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Info2

It also provides recipes and cooking tips.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Boil

Gullah Gourmet Crab & Shrimp Boil– $8.95

A “Coastal Seafood Boil” box wouldn’t be complete without a spice blend to make your own seafood boil! Gullah Gourmet has been featured on Food Network, Southern Living, and Everyday with Rachael Ray, and their spice mix is a blend of mustard seed, ground mustard, allspice, coriander, crushed red pepper, lemon peel, and crushed bay leaves.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Crackers

Lobster Claw Shellfish Crackers– $4.52

I don’t own seafood crackers, so these are a welcome addition to my kitchen. I like the bright color and kitchy design.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Vinegar

Back Forty Beer Co. Beer Vinegar- $8

This beer vinegar is a take on classic British malt vinegar, and it’s made from Back Forty’s award-winning Truck Stop Honey Brown Ale. They recommend incorporating it into barbeque sauces and marinades, using it as a dipping sauce for freshly steamed or boiled crab, and as a condiment for fish & chips.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Skimmer

6″ Bamboo Skimmer– $4.79

I already own a skimmer, but I much prefer the style of this one. I like the bamboo handle and wide mesh basket.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Picks

Norpro Seafood Picks– $5.25

These seafood picks have a fork on one end and a little spoon on the other, which makes it easy to pick and slide crab and lobster meat from shells.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Magic

Spiceologist Black Magic– $11.95

Spiceologist’s Black Magic Seasoning is a Cajun-inspired mix of sweet paprika, spicy cayenne, garlic, and herbs. It can be used to season seafood, chicken, and vegetables.

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - Aioli

Terrapin Ridge Farms Chipotle Aioli– $7.50

This aioli from Terrapin Ridge Farms is seasoned with chipotle peppers and a blend of spices. Hamptons Lane suggests using it as a dipping sauce for fish & chips, in crab dip, or as a seasoning for lobster rolls.

Seafood Snacks!

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 seafood theme, I decided to make Salty Fried Oysters with Chipotle Aioli and Beer Vinegar Fish and Chips.

Recipe #1- Salty Fried Oysters with Chipotle Aioli

Hamptons Lane Subscription Box Review & Coupon October 2015 - OystersRecipe

My husband LOVED the look of this recipe, so we decided we had to try it. We eat oysters out occasionally, but I’ve never prepared them at home before. Regardless, we confidently picked out our oysters from the shellfish counter at the grocery store. It wasn’t until we got home and started prepping for dinner that we realized neither of us had shucked an oyster before!

Despite the fact that we don’t own a shucking knife or thick oyster shucking gloves, we decided to take on the shells with a couple of paring knives. We managed to get into most of them, but I wouldn’t try it again without the proper equipment. We walked away without any serious injuries, but I’ll just say that I now understand why shuckers wear thick gloves!


Once we’d gotten into the oysters, we dipped them in egg and then in crunched up saltine crackers and fried them for a minute on each side.


I wasn’t sure whether I’d like the saltine cracker crust, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was really tasty! The crackers formed a nice crunchy coating, and the oysters themselves were soft and perfectly cooked. As suggested, we dipped them in the Chipotle Aioli, which was truly delicious. The smoky, rich flavor was an excellent accompaniment to the crunchy oysters.

Recipe #2- Beer Battered Fish and Chips


Being from Britain, my husband considers himself to be an authority on fish & chips. It’s not something that he eats regularly here in the US, but he insisted that we give this recipe a try to see whether it could stand up to his high standards.

We began by slicing Idaho potatoes into long strips and frying them.


We fried them in several batches, and I sprinkled each batch with a little Black Magic right when they came out of the oil.


When the chips were fried and ready, we dipped strips of haddock (the recipe called for cod, but my grocery store was out) into a batter made from flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pepper, club soda, vinegar, and lager and fried them at 375.


The battered fish came out beautifully! I plated it alongside the chips and some of the Chipotle Aioli for dipping, and we sat down for dinner.


I couldn’t believe how well the fish turned out. It was crispy on the outside, flaky on the inside, and had fantastic flavor. The Black Magic seasoning gave the fries a nice kick, and the Back Forty Beer Vinegar added zing. My husband loved everything, too, and declared this meal to be “the best fish & chips ever!” (He even took a note of the recipe to send to his friends back home!)

Verdict: I look forward to Hamptons Lane every month, and I love that each box helps subscribers create a unique dining experience. This month’s “Coastal Seafood Boil” box was fantastically curated, and I’m impressed with the Beer Vinegar, Chipotle Aioli, and Black Magic. The recipes I tried this month blew me away, and I’m already excited to make them again. (Though, I’ll definitely pick up some new equipment before I attempt to shuck another oyster at home.) In terms of value, my estimates put the total cost of the items in this box at just over $50. That’s pretty low for Hamptons Lane, but it exceeds the $47 cost of the box. Despite the lower than average value, this box was still a hit for me. I can’t stop thinking about the delicious fried fish and yummy Chipotle Aioli!

What do you think of this month’s box from Hamptons Lane?

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 showed my husband this food subscription box and now we both want to try it. Love how they use some humor & whimsy in some (or most) of their boxes. Just can’t decide which box to try first. You did a great job reviewing. Now I am hungry for some Fish & Chips . Thanks!

  2. Thanks to your fantastic reviews, I subscribed to Hampton’s Lane, and a month later purchased a gift subscription. Love it so far, thanks!

  3. I love reading these reviews! I’m not a regular Hampton’s Lane subscriber, but their breakfast and picnic boxes, which I did buy, were great. 🙂

  4. Fantastic review!

  5. I love reading these reviews! We have got to try this sub. Looks like a great gift too for cooks and food lovers.

  6. I really need to subscribe to this box! Any discount codes? That fish looks amazing!

    • Subscription10 says it will save you $10 off your first box. I’m sure if you google it others will come up too.

    • Use coupon code Subscription10 to save $10 off your first box! 🙂

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