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Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club Subscription Box Review – March 2016

Nancy McNew
ByNancy McNewMar 26, 2016 | 11 comments

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Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club
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Beekman Specialty Food Club is a subscription box that sends exclusive gourmet food items from Beekman 1802. The creators share their personal favorites, as well as Beekman classic bestsellers. They also include recipe cards. Beekman 1802 food products are almost all created in small batches using fresh ingredients from Beekman 1802 Farm and other farms. This box is shipped out the second week of each month.

Beekman-March 2016-first look with note

As soon as you open the shipping box you are greeted by a recipe card, welcome letter and package slip.

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Beekman- March 2016- Box View

This box is fairly large, sturdy and the logo looks sharp. Great box to reuse.

Beekman-March 2016-products inside box

The Subscription Box: Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club

Cost: $50.00 per month ongoing, $150.00 for 3 months, $300.00 for 6 months or $600.00 for 12 months. Prices include shipping within the continental US.

Products: exclusive gourmet food items from Beekman 1802

Ships to: United States (free), Canada and International (additional shipping charges)

Check out our Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club to your subscription list or wishlist!

Beekman-March 2016-welcome letterr

Here is the welcome letter from the creators, Josh & Brent. This month’s box is all about roasting favorites. They chose roasting due to the weather being a mix of cold and warm this time of year. I think the theme is perfect for March.

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Beekman 1802 Lemon Creamed Honey- $10.00

When I first saw the two jars of honey my eyes lit up- I love honey. I have never heard of creamed honey before and love discovering new products. Apparently you baste meat with it- yum! It has a delicious lemon smell and I’m happy to have this addition in my pantry! The jar suggests using this directly into hot tea, spreading on toast and as a poultry glaze.

Beekman 1802 Rosemary Creamed Honey- $10.00

This has an amazing strong rosemary smell and I can already imagine how wonderful chicken will taste basted with this creamed honey! On the packaging it says it took 648 bees one year to make the honey in this jar. I love when creators put fun facts on products. The jar suggests using this on Beekman Blaak, fine cheese, fruit, ice cream and in poultry & pork dishes.

Beekman- March 2016- recipe card

Thank goodness the creators included a recipe card for the jars of honey. I had no clue how to use them initially and this gave me guidance. Can’t wait to try out the recipes this weekend!

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Beekman 1802 Fruitcake Stuffing Mix- $12.95

I have never heard of fruit cake mix being used except for an actual fruit cake so my initial reaction was bummed. After reading the back of the can and looking online I can’t wait to use it because it is so much more than a classic fruit cake! It’s supposed to add flair and sweetness to poultry, pork or veal- just add butter and water & voila!  You can also serve it as a side.

Beekman 1802 Honeybee Cornbread Mix- $5.00?

We eat a lot of cornbread at my house so I was excited to see this! My dad normally makes jalapeno cornbread so I can’t wait to switch it up with this sweet honey flavor! It will go perfect with the veggie soup we always make.

Verdict: This month’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box helped me discover new products. I’m excited about using the honey and stuffing mix, and the recipe cards were a nice addition. I also really like how Beekman’s website had everything in the box for sale online. Although I like the box I wasn’t impressed with the estimated value of the box: $37.95. That is below the subscription cost of $50.00 so I wasn’t happy to see that. I recommend this box to any chef, aspiring cook or foodie if the price value of the boxes increase. Hopefully next month's box will have a higher value.

What do you think about March’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box? Did you like any of the Beekman 1802 foods in the box?

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Nancy McNew
Nancy McNew
Nancy discovered the world of subscription boxes once she came across My Subscription Addiction in early 2013 and signed up for a few. She is a lover of all things fashion, weenie dogs, the 70s and unique finds in subscription boxes.

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Melissa B

This looks like an awesome box. I’m tempted to buy their honey now. Maybe the $12 was for the cost of shipping.

Also, what was wrong with the written materials? Nothing jumped out at me.

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Seven things jumped out at me.

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Is the recipe card worth $12 maybe?

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I love Beekman! I have purchased many items from their site (my favorite is the honey comb stand) and was really excited to see this review. I would love to subscribe but would like to see a greater value in the box, and some sort of reward for subscribing longer then one month.

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So glad to see a review of this! I was debating on this and the beauty box, but I really need to cut back on subs. Not super happy the value doesn’t even break even with the price. Plus I’d only be excited about the corn bread mix in this one.

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I don’t know if this is a new subscription or not, but Josh and Brent clearly have at least a few things to learn:

1. Charging people $50 for $38 worth of food will not make loyal customers.

2. Longer-term subscriptions that are not discounted (meaning, it’s still $50 a month) are not an offer that people with basic math skills will jump on.

3. Hire a proofreader for a professional appearance of your written materials (heck, I’m available, and you can pay me partially in food).

Hoping to read that next month’s box shows an improvement.

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Why don’t we have a like button on here??

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Ditto! Wouldn’t consider this box unless the value is at least (and preferably more) than the cost of the box. I don’t expect to love every item in a subscription box so I prefer the cost be no more than the value of the contents minus one item.

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Lol! I love this comment! I need to see more value in this box. I do love their products, but I can simply order from the site for the exact items that I want.

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Thank you and AGREED!

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Hmm. I think items should equal the price of the sub. Even just one lightweight item could have done this.

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