Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Quarterly Co. Food 52

Quarterly Co. is a slightly different kind of subscription box company.  It's not a monthly adventure but it's quarterly.  The way it works is you pick a "contributor" you would like to receive a curated gift from pay $25 and every 3 months you will receive your item in the mail from them.  With each gift you receive the story behind it.  The curators consist of CEO's, authors, chefs, world travelers, business owners, etc.  This is my second box from Amanda Hesser and Merril Stubbs creators of Food 52.  I very much enjoy cooking and experimenting with new ingredients and flavors.  The description of this service read: "The best home cooking is a blend of the practical and the inventive. Which may be why, as avid home cooks, we love objects with utility as much as those with great beauty. We’ll be sending you packages filled with nifty items for your kitchen and table—no superfluous gadgets or gewgaws but things you’ll want to use and display for decades, until your children attempt to snag them for their first kitchens."  Sounded perfect for me.

The good:

Variety: There are lots of different curators to choose from.

Something different: This is definitely different from other subscription companies

Commitment issues? Don't want to make a monthly commitment but still want a treasure?  You can get a quarterly treasure. 

The not so good:

Don't like waiting: If you don't like waiting this may be torture for you. 

The box came via USPS.  Inside the box was an envelope with a note inside and my item.  

Cocktail Treasures!

Contents of box with retail price:

Set of 4 Govino stemless shatter proof champagne flutes. Value = $12.95

Set of 3 DropStop Wine Pourers. Value = $7.00

1 Muji large silicone ice cube mold. Value = $11.75

The value of this box is $31.70.  The price to me is $25.00 plus tax in California.  I was very happy with his little treasure.  These are the perfect things for me!  We drink wine weekly and are always dealing with the pesky little wine drips.  We don't drink much sparkling wine or champagne but I still think these fancy plastic cups will come in handle for other cocktails.  The giant ice ball is a great idea!  You can ice a drink down without it getting watered down quickly.     

Verdict: I like what the gals of Food 52 sent me so it's a keeper!    

**I pay for these boxes myself and not any type of sponsor paid or unpaid for Quarterly Co.

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