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Beekman 1802 Specialty Food Club Subscription Box Review – April 2016

Nancy McNew
ByNancy McNewMay 4, 2016 | 8 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-first look packaging

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

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Beekman-first look

All of the items are packaged safely & in bubble wrap.

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The Subscription Box: Beekman 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, Canada and International

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Beekman-welcome letter

Here is the welcome letter from the creators, Josh & Brent. This month’s box is "a taste of spring". According to the letter they eat a lot of salads this time of year, so the box revolves around salads. I’m a salad lover myself so this is a good fit for me.

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Beekman 1802 Raw Unfiltered Rosemary Apple Cider Vinegar -$12.95

I’m a vinegar fan so I was happy to see this! The recipe card recommends using it to make Josh’s favorite Honey Mustard, so I’m going to try that out first. I’ve never had an apple rosemary vinegar before so I’m curious to see how the mustard will end up tasting.

Beekman 1802 Fig & Elderberry Blaak Drizzle- $15.00

According to the website this is one of their bestsellers & has been featured in Country Living. I love how the bottle has a vintage feel. I made a salad the same day I received this box just to taste it, and unfortunately I didn't like it on the salad as much as I had hoped I would. It was delicious just not the bomb. However, I'm going to try it on ice cream next time (per suggestion from creators) and also try it with cheeses.

Beekman-receipe card

One of the things I love about this box is the recipe card they include. I like having suggestions on how to use some of the products given.

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Beekman 1802 Spring Harvest Honey- $10.00

I love honey & can never have enough, so I’m always happy to receive more. The website says this honey was featured in “Hot Honey” in People Magazine and I can see why because it is delicious! Thanks to this sub, this brand is in my top favs for honey.  Right now it’s out of stock on the website so other people must like it a lot too.

Beekman 1802 Happy Goat Chevre Ranch Dressing- $4.00

I’ve yet to meet a ranch I don’t like, but this was one of the best ones I’ve had! It had a slightly different taste but was so good. Ranch goes fast in my house so we’ve already used the majority of the bottle! I think the goat milk is what sets it apart from normal bottled ranch.

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Beekman 1802 Heirloom Garden Seeds - $17.75

I thought this was a great addition to the box! It’s unexpected but a very nice surprise. I really like the designs on the seed packets! They are almost too pretty to throw away. The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Garden Seed pack includes: Mortgage Lifter Tomato, French Breakfast Radish, Heirloom Lettuce Mix, Scarlet Nantes Carrot and Chioggia Beet.

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Back of seed packets

Verdict: I really liked this month’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box! I truly enjoyed every product given and the heirloom garden seed pack was a great surprise bonus! I estimate the cost of this box to be $59.70. That’s higher than the purchase cost & higher than last month’s box value. However, I’m not sure who would spend that much on seeds although the artwork is beautiful. Overall I was pleased with this month’s box and will use every product so I’m happy! Now that the box value is rising I would definitely recommend this to any food lover.

What do you think about April’s Beekman Specialty Food Club box? Did you like the salad theme?

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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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8 comments

Jennifer

Four out of five of those seed packets are among my favorite summer vegetables of all time that we scour the farmers markets for. Awesome choices!

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Jenn

Great review! I was wondering what was inside those boxes. I subscribe to their beauty box – really love it!

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Lauren

If they’re heirloom seeds or large packets they can be pricey, I think my mum spent $100 on seeds for her garden one year but we didn’t buy veggies all summer!

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Adele

I like their products so I’m on the fence. Interesting they don’t offer a discount for multiple months.

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Steph

I’m glad yo see the value was higher than the last box, though I’m still keeping an eye on it for a possible future purchase. I love beekman food, it’s always delicious. I bought that apple cider vinegar during their 1/2 off sale, it just arrived today so I haven’t tried it yet. Their shipping cost is high (my shipping ended up being the same price as the items i purchased), so you could consider that part of the value as well.

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Julia

Most likely they bought the seeds and repackaged them. Balsamic vinegar on ice cream? Really?

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Kali Marie

Balsamic vinegar with strawberries on ice cream is absolutely delicious. I was surprised too!

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Randi

Those seed packets are gorgeous!

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