Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 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.
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 month’s box is about smoke as a culinary delight!
Now, on to the items!
Breville The Smoking Gun – Value $99.95
This is the main event in the box, and it’s one of those items I would never have thought to buy myself, but turns out it is really fun!
The kit includes a battery operated smoker. (Batteries were included as well.)
And it comes with two flavors of wood chips:
You just put the wood chips of your choice in the chamber of the top of the smoking gun:
(Thanks to Marne and her fabulous nails for being the hand model in these photos!)
Make sure to set up what you want to smoke with a lid/plastic wrap before lighting a match to burn the wood. Then…
Again, make sure to put the hose in a covered bowl of food with a lid/plastic wrap – our office smelled like smoke for a bit thanks to this picture! 🙂
Robb Vices included some smoking recipe ideas, too:
When I first saw this smoker I was thinking of traditional uses like on meat dishes. But popcorn? Cocktails? These things are much more my style!
Next up, Robb Vices included everything you need to make a smoked hot chocolate copmlete with bourbon marshmallows and drizzled goat milk caramel!
Fat Toad Farm Caramel – Value $14
This caramel is made with just goat’s milk, pure cane sugar, and baking soda.
It’s super drizly, and was a hit with everyone who tried it.
Wondermade Bourbon Marshmallows – Value $8
Another simple-ingredient item – and ingredient #2 on the list is Maker’s Mark!
I’ve sampled Wondermade marshmallows before and I love them!
The bourbon taste is there, but not overpowering. (I think this is how I like my buorbon – with a ton of sugar!)
And you can combine the marshmallows and caramel with hot chocolate:
Ticket Chocolate Hot Chocolate on a Stick (2) – Value $9
You get one of each flavor: Belgian Milk and French Truffle.
If you aren’t familiar with hot chocolate on a stick, you just swirl it in steamed milk, and it’s good to go in a minute or two!
Verdict: This box has a value of about $131. I think the box is unique and delivered on providing me with new experiences and high-end delicious brands. (I never would have tried smoking food without this box!) But, I’m used to a higher value from Robb Vices, so while this isn’t bad for a $97.90 box, it’s lower than the norm.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, typically once a box has shipped, it is no longer available. I believe if you sign up now, your first box will be the November box.
Coupon Use code MSAVICELOVE to receive a bonus gift when you sign up for a 6- or 12-month subscription!
Value Breakdown: At $97.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Smoker: $74.73
- Caramel: $10.46
- Marshmallows: $5.98
- Hot Chocolate Sticks: $6.73
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