BBQ Box Subscription Review – March 2018
BBQ Box is a monthly barbecue subscription box brought to you by Myron Mixon, a champion barbecue cook who’s starred on TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters and is the mind behind Jack’s Old South.
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.)
About BBQ Box
The Subscription Box: BBQ Box
The Cost: $24.99 a month plus shipping (shipping to Pittsburgh is $7.55)
The Products: A sauce or marinade, a rub or spice, a snack (such as jerky), sample package of premium wood chips, and a custom recipe card.
Ships to: Worldwide. Shipping costs vary by location.
BBQ Box March 2018 Review
The card that’s included boasts a recipe from Mr. Mixon himself, offering insight on how to use all of the delicious goodies that are in the box!
Every month is a new recipe, and this month is a shish kabob recipe! Kabobs are a great way to utilize the grill, and I’m so excited to see a recipe that encourages so many veggies. The recipe is illustrated with chicken, though Myron mentions that steak or pork could also be substituted in here. I think this recipe would be awesome for a big group of friends over for dinner – I have nothing against burgers and hot dogs, but shish kabobs are so impressive for a cookout. Plus, they’re delicious with standard picnic-style sides and salads.
Fusion Jerky, Lemon Pepper Chicken, 3 oz. – Retail Value $6.99
The snack to tide me over while cooking was a nice change – chicken jerky! I love chicken jerky and this had great flavor. I picked up more of the pepper than the lemon, but the jerky was a nice balance of firm without being too tough. I did like the pepper flavor – it added some nice heat to the smokiness of the jerky.
World Harbors Lemon Pepper with Garlic Marinade, 16 oz. – Buy a pack of 6 for $16.32
I was thrilled to see a marinade in this month’s box! The instructions say to combine this bottle with both the steak sauce and the seasoning packet, but outside of this recipe, I think this marinade would be excellent for so many applications. Veggies, like in the suggested shish kabobs would be really delicious with this, and I think that it would be awesome on shrimp, too. Mmm, shrimp kabobs!
Braswell’s Vidalia Onion Steak Sauce, 9.5 oz – Retail Value $4.50
This stuff is so good! Myron’s recommendation is to include mushrooms on the skewers, and I absolutely looove mushrooms. I personally think that this steak sauce would be amazing on some grilled portobello mushroom caps. Vidalia onions are one of the sweetest varieties of onion, which explains the delicious sweet note in this otherwise savory sauce.
FireWire Marinade Kit – Peppered Garlic & Herb, 1 oz. – Retail Value $13.99
This is the last component of the marinade mixture, but on its own, the directions suggest adding this mix to either wine or balsamic vinegar. This is a peppered garlic variety, which would mix well with the other marinades for the shish kabob recipe, but I think it would be absolutely fantastic on a firm fish steak, like swordfish or shark.
Bamboo Kabob Skewers, Set of 8 – Buy a set of 200 for $9.99
Shish kabob just wouldn’t be the same without the needed equipment! These bamboo skewers are a really nice quality – I like the tops of these skewers in particular because they serve as handles and are easy to use. As with any skewers, these bamboo ones need to be soaked for at least thirty minutes in water – that keeps them from catching fire on the grill.
Verdict: What a great recipe this month! I loved all the lemon pepper flavors this month, and thought the directions to combine several of the flavoring ingredients was an interesting choice. This month’s jerky was absolutely delicious, too! This box made me think about the ways in which flavors can be layered, and I learned about new products that would be awesome to use for future kabobs.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you sign up today, you get the welcome box as your first. BBQ Box has so many new sign-ups per month they’ve designated a welcome box as the first box to make sure they have enough in stock for all subscribers. Then, the following month, you receive your first regular BBQ Box.
From BBQ Box:
Due to a large, unknown number of monthly sign-ups we have to have 1 box as a welcome kit (version 1.0 of each box) ready by the shipping date so we have enough in stock for all of our new customers. For that reason we order thousands of items for the three Welcome Boxes, ready to go since the shipping window (25th-30th) is so small after the cutoff time (the 24th), so we can get you your box asap.
Value Breakdown: At $32.54 ($24.99 a month + $7.55 for PGH shipping) for this box, you are paying approximately $6.50 for each of the five items.
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