Bespoke Post is a monthly membership club that delivers high-quality lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands for $45/month. It’s voted as one of the best men’s subscription boxes of 2021 by our readers and it’s a great box for women and couples as well.
When you sign up, there’s a quiz to determine your preferences and interests, then you’re matched with a new themed box every month. Each box promises at least $70 in retail value with items ranging from outdoor gear, barware, home, and kitchen goods, clothing, and more.
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This is a review of the "Sabor" box, which is currently sold out, but you can sign up to be notified when it comes back in stock.
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We go through a lot of tortillas in our house whether it's for tacos, breakfast burritos, wraps, or mini pizzas; they are so versatile that they have become a household staple. I've always wanted to learn how to make my own, especially since I suffer from "mom-brain" and frequently forget to replace the pack we just finished when grocery shopping, and what better way to learn than through a subscription box!
Inside the Bespoke Post "Sabor" Box
Tortilla Press by Verve Culture (link to the larger version)
This tortilla press was the main item I was interested in since it can flatten your tortilla dough to the perfect thickness. The press was made in Mexico from recycled aluminum that came from old Singer sewing machines. I thought that was pretty cool and it totally authenticates the vintage look of this press. The press itself was easy to use and operated smoothly, although I had a little trouble with my dough, but we'll get to that. I linked to a similar press from the Verve Culture, but since it is the XL size, I was unable to verify a retail value for this one. For reference, the XL measures 9 inches in diameter while the one I received measures 6.5 inches.
Barro Plate by Verve Culture
Next up we have this Barro plate made in Mexico from hand-thrown clay. It has such a nice weight to it and a slightly gritty texture making it feel handmade. The great part about this plate is that the clay helps to retain the heat so while you're cooking up your tortillas, the ones you've already made will stay warm. At 7 inches in diameter, it's the perfect size to fit the tortillas from our new press.
Servilleta by Verve Culture
While our plate works hard to keep our tortillas warm, covering them with this decorative servilleta will also help to hold that warmth in. This cloth is 100% acrylic and measures 24"x 18" so it's even big enough to use as a placemat or tea towel. I think we will stick to using this specifically for our tortillas since it is supposed to be able to keep them warm for up about 20 minutes!
Tierra Bravado Hot Sauce, Black Edition by Verve Culture, 5 oz.
My husband was excited about this little addition to our box. This habanero sauce definitely has a good kick to it that actually reminded me a lot of black pepper. It is pretty tasty and definitely a different style sauce to add to my husband's collection.
Masa Azul by Verve Culture, 12 oz.
Our box also included this bag of 100% blue corn masa flour so that we could get started making our handmade tortillas. I have never worked with this type of flour before, but since I am a fan of blue corn tortilla chips, I figured it would taste just as delicious! This non-GMO flour is gluten-free and contains no preservatives, it's just a mix of blue corn and hydrated lime. I love simple ingredients! It says the bag makes about 11 servings, too.
So let's see how it went!
This box actually had three different recipes for making the tortillas, one on the bag of flour, one on the tortilla press, and one on the card from Bespoke Post. I opted for the recipe on the bag because it was simple, and I figured that they should know. You just mix equal parts water and flour, let it rest, then knead it and build it up to the texture of Play-doh, then break off a golf ball-sized chunk and press it before cooking it in a pan for a minute or so. Easy-peasy, right? WRONG! As much as I tried I could NOT get the consistency right, and I slowly added flour, tested, and retested, but each time my dough just stuck to my parchment paper! I even tried switching to plastic bags and it just stuck.
I was pretty frustrated by the end, but I did get one that actually resembled a tortilla! Here it is cooked up on the plate. It was still delicious, a little chewy in the center, but way better than store-bought. Next time I will be trying this with the Bespoke Post instructions which are much more thorough! I really hope I can get this right. If anyone has any tips, I'd definitely appreciate it!
Value - Was This Box Worth It?
The Cost: $45 + $3.95 shipping
Value Breakdown: I was unable to verify the retail values for the items in this box, but at $48.85 for this box with 5 items inside, that makes each item about $9.79. Overall I think it was a great little kit with just about everything I needed, so I was pleased with the value!
I love the concept of this month's Bespoke Post box with so many different things to help ensure you have a great meal with warm, homemade tortillas. Unfortunately, I still need to work on the process of actually getting my tortillas right, but I am armed with the tools necessary, so I think I can make it happen!
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