Monday, December 24, 2012

Quarterly Co. Veronica Belmont

Quarterly Co. is a slightly different kind of subscription box company.  It's not a monthly adventure but rather quarterly.  The way it works is you pick a "contributor" you would like to receive a curated gift from pay a anywhere from $25-$100 and every 3 months you will receive your item in the mail from them.  With each box you receive the story behind it.  The curators consist of CEO's, authors, chefs, world travelers, business owners, etc.  A few months ago I signed up for Veronica Belmont's subscription.  Veronica is a self described geek from San Francisco.  Her boxes are filled with delicious and creative food options from the city by the bay.  I wasn't super excited about the first box I received only because they weren't products I was personally interested in.  The products themselves were great though and we did eat and drink them.  I didn't think it fair to judge based on one box so I didn't cancel.
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 since they ship every 3 months.

Contents with retail price:

Bittersweet Origins Bittersweet Drinking Chocolate. Value = $12.95

5 oz. bottle Youk's Hot Sauce.  Value = $7.00

2 oz. bag of mulling spices. Value = $4.00??

The value of this box is $23.95.  I'm really excited to try the drinking chocolate.  I couldn't find any info on the mulling spices but I would price it at about $4.00.  The hot sauce looks super hot, could be because of the flaming baseball on the label.  I have accumulated quite the collection of hot sauces of the past few months so I'm going to have to start using them.  I'm kind of a weenie when it comes to spicy food so a little goes a long way for me. 
Verdict: I enjoyed the stuff in this box.  Really looking forward to trying the chocolate. 

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

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