Sunday, December 8, 2013

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 $50-$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. Veronica Belmont is a self described geek from San Francisco.  Her boxes are filled with delicious and creative food options from the city by the bay.

This subscription ships worldwide. Shipping is included in the price for US customers. For Canada add $10 shipping to the base price and everyone else add $15 shipping to the base price. I also found it interesting that this box shipped from El Dorado Hills, Ca which is a few hours from San Francisco but about 45 minutes from where I live. 

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.

#NOM06 - Veronica Belmont

Contents of box with approximate retail price:

Garlic Festival Popcorn Seasoning. Value = $2.00

International Garlic Festival Cookbook. Value = $9.95

Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker. Value = $12.00

Melissa's Black Garlic. Value = $11.75

Rub-a-way bar. Value = $8.99

Garlic Festival Foods Garli Garni. Value = $5.50 

The value of this box is $50.19. This box is filled with stuff garlic stuff and I love garlic! I live a few hours from Gilroy which is where the Gilroy Garlic Festival is held every year. You can get all kinds of garlic goodies at the festival. I was kind of bummed when I saw the garlic rocker because I just bought a pampered chef one a couple of weeks ago. It's such a great tool though I think I will save it for a gift. I've always been curious if the rub-a-way bars actually work. I usually don't worry too much about my hands smelling like garlic. I think black garlic is fantastic. I don't buy it much because it's really pricey but I love the way it smells and tastes. I've never tried seasoning my popcorn with garlic and I know that's not something the boyfriend would be a fan of. I am definitely going to use the seasoning for something though. I can think of tons of uses for the garli garni especially with the holidays coming up. The best cure for garlic breath is for everyone to have garlic breath!

Verdict: The value is equal to the price paid but I really enjoyed this box. I can't wait to try some of the recipes in the book. 

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