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Bespoke Post “Sizzle” Subscription Box Review + Coupon

Carlos Lamborn
ByCarlos LambornFeb 24, 2022 | 12 comments

Bespoke Post
3.9 overall rating
105 Ratings | 36 Reviews

Bespoke Post is a monthly membership club that delivers high-quality lifestyle products from up-and-coming brands. 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. For $49 per month, each box promises at least $70 in retail value with items ranging from outdoor gear, barware, home, and kitchen goods, clothing, and more. 

Unlike most subscription boxes, you get to preview your Bespoke Post box before it ships and you can easily swap for a different box or skip the month for no charge. You only pay for the months that interest you. 

This is a review of the  "Sizzle" box.

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out our editorial guidelines to learn more about how we review boxes.)

First Impressions

Bespoke Post always has good presentation. Their boxes – or in this case, tape – are instantly recognizable. I like that they have the perfect box or bag for any item you order. This was the biggest box I have received from them. The box typically comes with a card to let you know what's inside and a little bit about each item. This time they give you a tip about using leftover rice. While I like the tip, I feel like it was a missed opportunity to include a recipe for the perfect stir fry.

Inside the Bespoke Post "Sizzle" Box

Joyce Chen 12-inch Stir Fry Pan - Retail Price $33.69

I love Asian food. I could seriously eat it every meal of every day. Cooking it, however, has always been a little lackluster for me. I have a couple OK recipes to save money, but I still get take-out a lot. Like, a lot a lot. While I don't think a different pan will help itself, I'm hoping this new stir fry pan from Joyce Chen will provide a little inspiration. This is a 12-inch, professional carbon steel stir fry pan. Great for sautéing, deep frying, steaming with a bamboo steamer (see below), and, of course, stir fry. And even though I don't have a place in my kitchen to hang it it, I love that it has a sturdy eyelet at the end of the ergonomical handle for storing it in such a manner. My pan had a couple rub marks inside and outside. Not a big deal, but felt I should mention it.

It comes unseasoned, so you'll need to spend a little extra time clean and preparing it before its first use. And, of course, there is additional care to take after each use. It can't be put in the dishwasher or cleaned with dish soap. That would ruin the coating and force you to season the pan again. Simply use hot water with a scouring pan immediately after use and apply a light coating of oil to prevent rusting. I must admit that I do not typically like extra responsibilities, but I have to say I am quite excited to use this pan.

Note: If seasoning isn't your thing, there is also a non-stick version of this pan here for $49.99

Joyce Chen 2-piece 10-inch Bamboo Steamer Basket - Estimated Price $20

 

This bamboo steamer was actually the selling point for me. I have always wanted one and now it's time to make use of it. It can be placed over a pot or directly into a pan, such as the one above. You can also stack multiple levels, which the steam will rise up through. You can steam veggies, dumplings, rice, anything really. And then it doubles as a serving tray. I think it's a really cool, traditional way of steaming and can't wait to use it.

Note: I estimated this price, because I cannot find a 2-piece set online. The 3-piece set is for sale here and costs $29.00.

Kadoya Pure Sesame Oil (5.5 Oz.)- Retail Price $6.13

 

Kadoya is my go-to sesame oil for all my Asian cooking. I actually prefer the hot sesame oil, but either way the aroma is fantastic and, for me, nostalgic. My grandmother was Asian and the smell of this oil transports me back to her house where she cooked for our family. Great stuff. Couldn't suggest it more.

Lao Gan Ma Spicy Chili Crisp - Retail Price $8

 

While I am very familiar with the sesame oil, I have never use or heard of Lao Gan Ma's Spicy Chili Crisp. It sounds like something I will enjoy and look forward to cooking with it. From the sounds of some of the reviews, you can use it in anything: omelets, noodles, or, apparently, right out of the jar.

Joyce Chen Bamboo Cooking Chopsticks - Estimated Price $6.99

And finally, no good Asian cuisine is cooked without a good set of chopsticks. Included in this box was a set of 13-inch bamboo cooking chopsticks, also from Joyce Chen. I often use chopsticks for other kinds of cooking. They are smart and versatile. But I have actually never used "cooking" chopsticks. They are nice because you don't have to get so close to the hot pan. Smart.

Note: I couldn't find these for sale on the official website. So I found a similar pair on Amazon here for $6.99.

Verdict

On the first of the month, Bespoke Post chooses a box for you to receive, which you can easily change if you don't like it. "Sizzle" is the first time that I stuck with the suggestion they made for me. I felt like I received so much. Although I have yet to season my pan, I'm truly excited to use it to cook and feel inspired to try a proper stir fry. The steam basket is so cool. I think it will impress my guests when I use it. The chopsticks, oil, and sauce were a perfect additions to the main items. "Sizzle" was a well rounded and impressive box. I am beyond happy with my choice this month. Bespoke Post knocked it out of the park.

Let's Talk About Value

All these items clock in at an estimated $77. That's more than $27 more than the subscription's cost. That's not a bad savings and it's in line with what Bespoke Post promises. I'm actually surprised it wasn't more with all the stuff that came in the box. I guess I would have liked a three-piece steamer to up the price even more, but it is by no means a complaint. These are awesome items that I have always wanted and am psyched to have gotten them at a savings. With the money I saved, I can buy all the ingredients I need for a serious stir fry.

Important note: Starting March 1, the price of Bespoke Post is increasing from $45 to $49 and shipping is going from $3.95 to $4.95 (with a few other price changes that do not affect our reviews).

To Wrap Up

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, the "Sizzle" is available at the time of this post.

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What do you think of the "Sizzle" Bespoke Post box? Let us know in the comments below.

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Carlos Lamborn
Carlos Lamborn
Carlos is a husband and father of two. He likes coffee, beer, camping, disc golf, a good box cutter, and the accomplishment of even the most menial home-owning task. Carlos is new to the world of subscription boxes and loves the wonderment of receiving them in the new mailbox he just spent all day installing.

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12 comments

Ling

This box was offered maybe about 2 or 3 years ago. That one gave the 3 tier bamboo basket and I believe different oil and chili. That pan is really versatile and I enjoyed using it. I’m glad Bespoke Post bring it back again.

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Carlos Lamborn

I have noticed old choices pop back up, but usually offering less than before. Cost-cutting measures, I’m sure. Still a great box. Thanks for commenting.

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Danielle

Lao Gan Ma is legendary! It’s so good on everything. Highly recommend frying some in that pan then adding an egg, let it fry, then eat over rice. And check out thewoksoflife.com for great Chinese recipes!

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Carlos Lamborn

Thanks for the tip. My every attempt at Asian cuisine has come up short. Thanks for commenting.

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Lisa B

Thank you for another great review Carlos. This looks like a solid box and one I have overlooked. Thanks to your reviews I was able to look back and snag several boxes that I had also overlooked. I’ll be checking this one out next month.

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Carlos Lamborn

Glad to be of help. Most of my Bespoke reviews are wearables. This was a nice change of pace and I highly suggest it. Thanks for commenting.

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BG

Great review. I’ve thought about getting this box for a while & think I’ll go for it.

Chili crisp is amazing – I sadly had to give up because it has gluten. This one is colloquially known as “angry lady sauce.” If you live near an Asian market it costs closer to $3. My husband puts it on eggs, cheese & crackers, any meal he wants to add more flavor. My friend eats it with a spoon. Chili crisp has recently become more popular with chefs selling their own renditions like momofuku. Nom nom paleo has a recipe out of anyone wants to try to make a GF version at home

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Carlos Lamborn

Thanks for the insight. My dad has an Asian store he frequents and takes my orders. Might have to add chili crisp to the list. Thanks for commenting.

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Jody E

Wait a minute. I saw the price of the chopsticks at $75?? Read the total value of box and must be a typo. I would expect solid gold at that price. I can’t stand pots with that kind of care. I do non-stick now.

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Carlos Lamborn

I completely agree with you on non-stick pans. Thanks for commenting.

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Stephanie

For anyone that’s interested in this box, I want to add the pan is great quality and it has some weight to it. I’m surprised Carlos you didn’t mention the weight of it.

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Carlos Lamborn

You are absolutely correct. It has a serious weight to it. I should have mentioned that. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

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