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Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017

Robb Vices is “a membership program centered on a monthly delivery of storied treasures.” Each month, they send a collection of curated products and/or experiences.

 

Subscribers should expect boxes to include “vices” like “exceptional wines and spirits to enjoy, foods to taste, tools, toys, accessories, and gadgets.”

The presentation of this box is amazing. One of the best unboxing experiences I’ve ever had!

Items are packed securely in laser-cut foam.

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: Robb Vices

The Cost: $89.95 + shipping (For reference, shipping to DC is $7.95.) (less with longer subscriptions)

COUPON: Use code LUXURY50 or TURNTABLE to save $50 off your first subscription (LUXURY50) or receive a FREE Altec Lansing ALT-500 Bluetooth Turntable valued at $149 (TURNTABLE.).

The Products: Each box contains a curated selection of products and experiences and provides subscribers with a taste of the good life!

Ships to: Robb Vices ships to all states except ND, UT.

Check out all of our Robb Vices Reviews and find other specialty boxes in the Artisan Subscription Box Directory!

Keep track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription box list or wishlist!

 

With each shipment, Robb Vices sends out a glossy booklet that outlines the products and curation story of each box.

This box is all about perfect pairings (rose and fresh oysters), and other simple delights for the warm weather!

Now, onto the items!

Macari Rosé 2015 – Value $20

This is made from a Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend with “aromas and flavors of raspberries, strawberries and watermelon.”

Out of the two wines in the box, I think this one will work with most food pairings. (It’s less sweet than The Drop Rosé, and Robb Vices recommends pairing it with everything from grilled meat to strong cheeses.)

This box included an oyster shell from Real Oyster Cult and a coupon for 20 fresh oysters of your choice.

The coupon is worth about $35.99.

Unfortuately, this coupon does not cover the shipping. (Which is $50 for overnight shipping.) It’s never fun when shipping costs more than the item itself, but I think the shipping price is fair for overnight delivery and the packaging needed to keep the oysters at the right temperature.

So, if you are an oyster fan, this is a great discount for super fresh oysters. If you aren’t into seafood (me), than this coupon will go unused.

Soireehome Tempour – Value $50

This is a wine chiller, pourer, stopper, and filter in one!

It is made with stainless steel so it won’t retain any flavor from the wine. The filter helps keep out any sediment, cork, etc, and the top is made with food-grade silicone.

It comes with a cleaner tool, too.

This seems like the perfect tool for outdoor dining. It keeps your wine chilled, and the stopper keeps bugs out.

It can be used with or without the chiller, too. (The chiller portion takes about an hour in the freezer to cool.)

Dana Confection Co. Nougat – Value $6

This nougat is made with pretzel pieces, macadamia nuts, coffee, and cocoa nibs.

My husband Eric was more than happy to be the taste tester for this item! Spoiler alert – he loved it! He decribed it as having a bit of a cappucino taste, and not overly sweet.

Vacavaliente Wine Carrier – Value $50?

(I believe these were made exclusively for Robb Vices, so I’m estimating on the value.)

The Vacavaliente brand is new to me (this is why I love Robb Vices) and they do impressive origami style work with leather. (Check out their Instagram account to see some of their other designs.)

This minimalist wine tote is made with a tan, stury leather and some barely-there white stitching.

The handles extend way above the bottle to make this easy to carry, too.

Vacavaliente Wine Rack – Value $60?

It doesn’t look like much here, but once you put in the 6 wine bottles it is pretty impressive:

And once I had the bottles in the holder for day, the leather holds the shape. (I was worried I’d take out a bottle or two and it would look a little wonky.)

This looks perfect on my kitchen counter, and I love that it is easy to pack down and store, too.

The Drop Rosé Wine Cans – Value $12.50 total

First, how adorable is this can design? I love the retro vibe, the pink, red and blue color combo, and the lobster! (I’ve been a bit obsessed with Llbsters ever since Phoebe told Ross that Rachel was his lobster.)

So, this wine already had a lot of build up before I even tasted it – would it live up to the fab packaging?

YES! This is the best rosé I’ve ever tasted. I tend to like sweeter wines, and this one is sweet, light, and crisp. Perfect for summer. (And unfortunately I think this is the one brand in the box that didn’t include a coupon for buying more!)

I’m saving my unopened can for a special occasion – it’s that good!

Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $200 (without including any of the discount offers.) If you count the oyster coupon, that brings the value up to about $240. The value is less than last month’s but still amazing. I loved sampling different wines I wouldn’t see in my local grocery store, and the leather wine accessories are so luxe. They fall into the category of things I wouldn’t splurge on and buy for myself, but would love to have! 

And I love the summer simplicity vibes of this box!

This is my second time getting Robb Vices, and I already am thinking of buying gift subscriptions for a few family members – this box is so amazing to unbox and experience.

What do you think of this box from Robb Vices?

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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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Vices Reviews| Tags: vices | 22 comments

Comments (22)

  1. If anyone is looking to swap for the wine tote and/or wine rack I have mine up for swap. Click my name to go to my swap page. 😊

  2. Well, I found out that I hate Rose wine. Thankfully I am still on a high from last month…last month’s box was the best box I have ever received through a subscription times 1000!!! I am going to fill up my wine rack and give it to someone at Christmas.

  3. Liz, they don’t ship to AL, either…was excited that only ND and UT were excluded and went to (finally!) sign up…:'( Alas, still can’t.

  4. Received my box yesterday and I love it. I tend to prefer the ones with alcohol. The only problem was my wine rack had a stud fall out and it would not go back in. I didn’t even notice at first, but when I went to throw the box away, I heard it rattling around. RV said they will replace it and I don’t have to send back the defective one. My box was delayed because of their new strict shipping rules and I hope they change it back to the way it was. I may splurge on the shipping for the oysters and send them to my dad as a Father’s Day gift since I don’t eat them.

  5. So this is my second month with Robb Vices. It was a box that I watched for awhile before subscribing to it.
    Last month (first box) I was missing the booklet, I contacted them and they sent me the link for the online booklet and sent an actual booklet to me, very nice. When I got around to trying out my speaker, it turned out to be defective, I was given the phone number and email address to contact Stelle and said ” If you have exhausted those options and your speaker continues to give you issues, please let us know and we will rectify the situation!” I contacted Stelle and was told they would send a replacement speaker last Monday. I never received shipping notice and have not received the replacement. I did respond to their email today asking about that status.
    This month (2nd box) I just received today. I was not home when Fedex attempted delivery on Friday. And the Soireehome Tempour is not in my box and I didn’t receive the card for the oysters. The oyster card does not bother me as much because after reading Liz’s review I went to the website and saw that overnight shipping to me was $58, definitely would not have been ordering.
    I feel like I must be extremely unlucky here. I realize there can be issues/missing items in boxes, and I am sure that Robb Vices will fix the issue for me, but I have to wait longer now for missing items to be delivered. It is discouraging to have issues with each of my first 2 boxes with them. Hopefully next month will be a perfect one.

    • I think it’s honestly just unlucky of you! I’m sorry you are having these issues but I’ve been getting my boxes for awhile and haven’t had any missing items or issues.

  6. Went to order oysters and shipping was $60.00 so did not finish ordering. Have to agree with other subscribers that some of the recent coupon offers did not work for me. Maybe Robb Vices can find some west coast vendors. Look forward to my Robb Vices boxes and love the presentation.

    • I don’t think it’s just west coast that’s expensive, I live in FL and shipping was $58. And I tried sending them to my friend in DC and it was $55 🙁

      Plus half the choices are already sold out..

  7. I will be buying a 3 month sub in Juneand I can’t be more excited for July August and September!

  8. Very pleasantly surprised. When I read what was included in the box in the forum, I was feeling a bit disappointed. But after seeing pics of the actual items, I’m excited again! I’m out of town so I won’t get to dig into my box for a while, but I’m looking forward to it. Thanks Liz!

  9. Ok so I know that no one wants to hear people from Hawaii complain but. . . . I wish they would stop the coupons. Last month I could not use any of them and this month Real Oyster Cult does not ship to Hawaii. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally digging this box but they need to understand the sub box market. The whole purpose of a sub box is to have stuff shipped to you. Robb Vices if you read this, stop the coupons unless they can apply to all subscribers.

    • I totally agree with you. I live in Texas – so most of the coupons are of no use to me. Also, I don’t really like coupons in a subscription box unless it’s for an item in the box. I have been wondering if these boxes are beginning to be curated for New York subscribers. There is NO WAY I would pay so much for shipping oysters to my home.

  10. Yay, glad we’re getting these reviews sooner. Would love to see spoiler posts when these boxes hit the forum.

    This is legitimately the best box out there. I just don’t see how you can argue otherwise. I just hope that they can keep it up.

  11. The items in this month’s box are so cool! Usually you can get “happy hour” oysters for $2 a piece otherwise they’re more expensive, so the coupon seems like you’d break even or even come out slightly ahead. But then again, I love oysters, so it would be worth it to me.

    • Happy hour oysters and discounted sushi are two things I will never order. I’ve been in restaurants for 25 yrs. The oyster deal is pretty awesome if you have the funds to spare. Gorgeous curation this month.

  12. I’m new to this sub too and I love it so far. Their items are different than other subs and are all top quality. I’m eating my nougat bar now and I just put a can of the rose in the fridge to try tonight! I wasn’t sure about some of the coupons, but my son grabbed the personal trainer one from last month right away. I’ve also called them a couple of times with questions and to redirect my shipment. They answered right away and were super helpful. It’s been awhile since I’ve been so excited to receive a box and I’m eagerly waiting for the next.

  13. I watched this sub for a year before pulling the trigger. This was my second box and I couldn’t be happier. I look forward to the box arriving as it’s an incredible treat each month. I highly recommend joining if you can, you won’t be disappointed.

  14. The cans of rosé? Already gone and I just got my box yesterday around dinner 🙂 Oysters? Ordered immediately! I can’t wait! Nougat? That didn’t make it past 5 minutes opening the box… I am never disappointed with RV (As I sit typing this wearing my Misfit Ray, listening to music on my Stellé pillar, sipping a not-quite-a-dark and stormy made with the amazing Ancho Reyes liquor). I LOVE THIS BOX!

    • You are living the Robb Vices life! I love it! 🙂

  15. Great review as always!

    Really looking forward to trying the canned rosé now! I love rosé… And I’m a fan of sweet wines so sounds like a win for me!

    I am disappointed though with all these “coupons/offers” RV has been sending out… especially since they aren’t usable for most subscribers or require you to spend money.

  16. This box was a total miss for me. I am not a wine drinker but I do cook with wine so it won’t go to waste. I might make rose granita for 4th of July party. I live in a state with fantastic oysters so I don’t feel a need to have them shipped. And I have a wine rack on my wall to save space (my house is small). I really loved last month’s box so I feel like I still came out ahead overall. this is month 2 of my 3 month sub. If I like June’s box I’ll continue. I know every box can’t be a hit. I’m just glad I started with last month and not this month.

  17. I was one of the people that fell for the RV advertising for the last box and bought two one for me and one as a gift. I’ve always loves their boxes and that did make me finally get one I gotta say I love this month more. Not sure how the oyster coupon will work since i kept the gift sub open for another month so I have two of them and can’t put it up for swap the way they made them they made the voucher but I am planning on doing a wine and oyster night I’m one of the lucky ones that live near enough that it’s only $24 to ship to me. The holder is up for swap though, I’m not a giant fan of leather goods. And it was definitely made for RV because their symbol is stamped into the leather.

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