I had been itching to try Escape Monthly when I saw their first box. It looked great! And they put Tiesta Tea in their first box – I went to high school with the guys who created the tea. I saw on Ramblings of a Suburban Mom that Escape Monthly had a deal on Plum District for $25 for a box. So, I jumped on it in January. I wasn’t too excited about “traveling” to Colorado so I held off to see the next month. I went with New York in February because it’s a place I’ve never been to but would actually visit. I do wish it was somewhere tropical or another European country!
I’m looking back at the first email I got when I joined, and it says “each Escape has an average value of over $100.” I calculated a value of $57.71 in this box. I only paid $25 for this box through a Plum District deal, but it’s odd that they would say the average value is over $100 when it’s actually close to the monthly cost of $49.99. I decided not to continue with the subscription – next month is Ireland and I’ve been. Their customer service offered me 20% off a subscription for life (Use code YOURESCAPE) but I just don’t love the box that much! I found it to have a LOT of food, most of it being sweets, which I don’t really eat.
Moon New York City Metro
I noticed they put a travel guide in every box. I figured I might use this since I may actually go to New York one day. When I studied abroad in Europe, everyone I met (Not exaggerating) assumed all Americans have been to New York and were utterly shocked to hear I haven’t been.
I Love New York Sticker
Gotta love the I (heart) New York! Don’t know where I’ll put this. Maybe on some of my travel gear?
Brooklyn Studio Travel Tin Candle
I freaking love candles. I’ve been wanting a travel candle and here it is! I’m putting it with my travel stuff so I can bring it on my next trip, which is hopefully soon! I’m getting antsy!
Flint Creek Good Skin Blend Soap
This soap stinks up the whole box – in a GOOD way! I love the way it smells and I’m gonna go stick it in the soap holder in the shower.
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Not sure when I’d ever use this. I hardly eat ice cream, and especially not now at this frigid time of year! I think I’ll pass this on to a friend who has children.
The Peanut Principle Gourmet Maple Peanut Butter
I love to lift and I love to eat peanut butter. This will definitely be eaten and has joined my peanut butter collection in the cupboard.
Better Brittle West African Style Peanut Brittle
Not a huge fan of peanut brittle – I don’t like how it gets stuck to my teeth. I’ll probably go through this very slowly, or share it with friends. By the way, I saw COOKIE BRITTLE at Costco – WHAT.
New York Taxi Treats Cookies
I love shortbread cookies, especially with coffee or tea. Again, I’ll probably eat this slowly or share with friends.
Kanpekies Peckingram Cookies
These are really good! My husband spotted them right away and ate one. I think it’s cute than they can also be sent as cookie-grams.