Robb Vices Subscription Box Review – May 2019
Robb Vices is a monthly luxury subscription box that sends subscribers a carefully curated assortment of high-end lifestyle goods that help you indulge your vices. Look forward to accessories, home decor, electronics, food, kitchen gadgets, and booze, booze, and more booze! The subscription is somewhat geared towards guys, but we’ve found that most of their boxes are perfectly unisex.
The packaging is a real showstopper. It’s kind of like opening a suitcase in a Bond movie.
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 Robb Vices Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Robb Vices
The Cost: $389.85 for a 3-month gift box membership ($129.95 per month) + shipping, or save with longer subscriptions.
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.
Robb Vices May 2019 Review
Included is a handy booklet with all of our product info. These are always filled with tons of useful info and great images.
La Voix Rebel Rebel Pinot Noir, 750 ml – Retail Value $36.00
Inspired by David Bowie (the winemaker proclaimed” I’m not sure if its a boy or a girl!” when he first tasted this wine) this is a bold and intense Pinot Noir that lives up to its namesake. I admittedly prefer Cabs over Pinot, but this wine really won me over. The nose is pure and magical red: roses, berries, currants, etc. The wine itself is pretty acidic, but very woodsy too, thanks to its 22 months in French oak barrels and there is a little something like dark garden dirt in there, but I mean that in only the most positive way! I loved how interesting this wine was with all of those flavors. We enjoyed it with a rich red sauce pasta and it was a lovely compliment.
Brooklyn Slate Cheeseboard – Retail Value $35.00
This beautiful cheeseboard s just shy of 10″ x 14″, making it the perfect size for an artful arrangement of cheese, fruit, and meat. This board is made in the US, and the slate comes from a family quarry in upstate New York. This board arrived with a little packet with stick-on cork feet and a piece of soapstone chalk for labeling your delights. The slate itself is lovely, a rich grey bordering on black and the board itself is really thick compared to many I have seen for sale in person. I am a cheese addict and I love putting together gorgeous arrangements for company including flowers and fruit. This will 100% get a lot of use in my home.
Malvi Marshmallow Smores, – Buy 3 pairs for $12.00
I always get the most delicious sweets in this box! These marshmallow “smores” arrived in two flavors: spiked espresso and chocolate! They were both absolutely delicious. The cookies on either side were so chocolaty and divine.
I love sauces like this on hamburgers or hotdogs. A sort of magical hybrid between mayo, relish, mustard, and added paprika, it gives a delightful tang to anything it touches.
Fastashi Pistachios, 6 oz – Buy 1 lb for $15.29
YUM! I absolutely love pistachios! These were extra fancy and felt like a true treat. Perfectly salted and beautifully green, I have been snacking on these from my desk for a few days now. There is something really enjoyable about popping the bright green nuts from their shells. These also had skins of deep pink and purple which added to the visual beauty happening in this bag. I plan on ordering more of these for sure, as they are some of the best-tasting pistachios I have ever had.
Voss Waters in Tangerine Lemongrass and Raspberry Rose, 1.7 oz each – Buy 12 for $19.99
I prefer my water with bubbles, so I was pretty happy to see two bottles of Voss sparkling water also arrived in this box. The two included flavors were really unusual for sparkling water: tangerine lemongrass and raspberry rose. The tangerine lemongrass was understandably very citrusy but also had a bright green lemongrass streak. The raspberry rose was like 99% raspberry, and I would have loved to have more rose, but the berry flavor alone was delicious and bright.
Verdict: This Robb Vices curation was great, but I have some serious issues with the overall value. I am guessing it lands somewhere around $93.97, which is WAY short of the $129.95 box cost (the wine and cheeseboard total $71 meaning the rest of the items need to be worth at least $59 to break even). I am really surprised. I feel like one more big ticket item was needed, but sadly we came up short. The assortment of items was great, I loved each and everything, though the huge value discrepancy really bothers me and takes away a little bit of the sparkle in an otherwise great box.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. Sign up by the 1st of the month to receive that month’s box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $144.90 ($129.95 + $14.95 shipping to PA) meaning each of the 8 items has an average cost of $18.11.
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What do you think of the May 2019 box from Robb Vices?