Hamptons Lane Subscription Review + Coupon – November 2016
Hamptons Lane is a monthly subscription that sends gourmet foods and kitchen tools. They release a new box every month based around a theme, and you can opt out if it isn’t for you.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Hamptons Lane
The Cost: $47 a month (with the option to skip any month).
The Products: Artisan food products centered around a new theme each month.
Ships to: U.S. only, with extra shipping costs for Alaska and Hawaii.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
November’s theme is “New American.”
Hamptons Lane includes a booklet that details all of the items included in the box.
The booklet also provides recipes and cooking tips.
I received a card promoting the add-on items for this box, too.
Prepara Silicone Roasting Rack – Value $14.99
I’ve been in the market for a roasting rack recently, so I’m really excited that there’s one in this month’s box!
It’s silicone, bendable, heat safe up to 500 degrees, microwavable, and even dishwasher safe. (Hooray!)
It’s about an inch tall, and it works like a charm. I used it underneath a chicken, and it did a great job of keeping the bird off the bottom of the roasting pan.
Microplane Classic Zester – Value $10.69
Microplane’s Classic Zester is a classic kitchen tool, and I think it’s something that no kitchen should be without.
It’s great for garnishing drinks with grated spices (like whole nutmeg), grating hard cheeses, and zesting citrus.
I already have a microplane (so this isn’t the most exciting item for me personally), but I’m happy to add a second one to my collection.
Dry Spice Tin Mustard – Value $8
This dry mustard blend “combines the traditional mustard powder with cracked yellow and brown mustard seeds and a unique spice blend of additional spices that includes turmeric and coriander and sea salt from California.” It can be used to season vegetables, chicken wings, stews, and as a rub for roasted chicken. I tried it on roasted chicken, and I thought it was great. (Read on to see how my chicken turned out!)
Blake Hill Cranberry & Orange Chutney – Value $6.49
Cranberries, oranges, heirloom apples, raisins, cinnamon, and cloves are slowly simmered together to make this chutney. It’s tart, a little sweet, tangy, and really delicious. I served this on a cheese board with brie, and it was a crowd pleaser.
Epic Duck Fat – Value $10.99
I’m a big fan of duck fat fries, so I decided to try using this on roasted potatoes. I tossed red potatoes with rosemary and fleur de sel and roasted them in the oven until brown and crispy. Wow. The duck fat added a marked richness and a great depth of flavor. What a treat!
Hamptons Lane always comes out with a collection of recipes to accompany each box, and it’s one of my favorite things about the subscription. The recipes are always well written and easy to follow, and they’re almost always excellent. Every month, I look forward to picking out at least one of them to try! This month, I decided to make Roasted Chicken with Tin Dry Mustard rub. (Full disclosure: Hamptons Lane recommended using Cornish Hens for this recipe, but I used chicken instead.)
I placed the raw chicken in a roasting dish on top of the silicone rack and then rubbed it down with duck fat, dry mustard, salt, and pepper.
It roasted in the oven until the internal temperature was 165, and then I took it out to cool. First of all, how pretty is the mustard rub:
The chicken looked delicious, and it smelled great!
The rub was a little spicy and definitely had a mustardy taste, but the mustard flavor was fairly mild. The rub got a little crunchy during the cooking process, which added a nice texture. I really enjoyed this recipe, and I think I’ll definitely make it again soon. I may even go a bit heavier on the rub, so it turns out more like a crust!
Verdict: The combined retail value of the items in this box comes to $51.61, which comes in above the cost of the box. (The last couple of Hamptons Lane boxes have been pretty low in value, so I’m happy to see that this one is a bit higher.) I think this month’s theme is perfect for November, and (as always) I’m impressed with Hamptons Lane’s recipes.
What do you think of this month’s box from Hamptons Lane?