Robb Vices Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 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)
DEAL – Use code TISTHESEASON save 10%!
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.
Now, on to the items!
Robb Vices Reserve Sparkling Wine – Retail Value $39.95
Now that we have our Sparkling Wine, it’s time to add some drama!
Georg Jensen Champagne Sabre – Retail Value $200
This is a serious saber! It measures about 17.5 inches long, and it’s made of mirror polished stainless steel.
It has a blunt edge, and to use it, follow these instructions:
Hold a Champagne bottle at an angle of approximately 20 degrees and slide the blunt side (the back side) of the sabre along the body of the bottle toward the neck. As the blade hits the lip, the force of it breaks the glass and separates the collar and cork from the neck of the bottle.
Robb Vices also includes instructions:
Eric is ready!
Here we go!
If you’re intimidated by the sabre, it’s actually pretty easy to use, and a fun way to make opening a bottle of champagne more exciting! (Perfect for New Year’s Eve!)
Sparkling wine is pretty much my favorite type of wine, and this one should be popular with just about everyone. It is light and not too sweet. It is great on its own or mixed with something else like…
Gabriel Boudier Creme de Cassis Liqueur – Retail Value $20
This berry liqueur is made with blackcurrants, sugar, and alcohol – no artificial dyes or preservatives!
This is sweet, fruity, and delicious! And I love an easy-to-make cocktail (usually sparkling wine + something else) so this is perfect for me.
Combine one ounce Creme de Cassis with four ounces sparkling wine for the Kir Cocktail.
In addition to the simple Kir Cocktail recipe, Robb Vices also included a recipe for Poached Pears:
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $260. I think that’s a good value for a $97.90 a month box. And I think this is a fabulous celebratory box in time for New Year’s Eve. Do I need a champagne sabre in my life? It’s probably not something I would have ever thought to purchase for myself, but it’s super fun, and it fits what I expect from Robb Vices: indulgent items!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes. If you sign up before December 15th, your first box will be the December box.
Coupon Use code TISTHESEASON save 10%!
Value Breakdown: At $97.90 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Sparkling Wine: $15.06
- Sabre: $75.31
- Creme de Cassis: $7.53
What do you think of the December box from Robb Vices? Are you going to drink the sparkling wine now or save it for a special occasion?