Price $50 every 3 months. Option to purchase a one time box available for $50 plus $8 shipping.
This is available in the US only and ships from El Dorado Hills, Ca - although the box says it's packed in Los Angeles.
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.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre #LLQ01 Box
Ludo's Essential Spices.
Contents of box with approximate retail price:
Hedley & Bennett custom BBQ Mitt. Value = $12.00??
DCS BBQ Spatula with a serrated edge. Value = $25.20
Ludo's Essential French Provençal Barbecue Seasoning. Value = $6.67
Ludo's Essential Meat Seasoning Salt. Value = $6.67
Grill Magazine issue #1 by Fisher & Paykel. Value = $5.00?
Chef Ludo's Personal BBQ Recipe for Herbs of Provence Shrimp
The approximate value of this box is $55.54. This is very much an approximate because the BBQ mitt is custom designed by Chef Ludo and only available through this box. The DCS BBQ tool is part of a set of 5 and I couldn't find it sold separately. The same goes for the spices, they are only sold on HSN and in a set of 6. The grill magazine is available online but I feel like it's worth about $5. The BBQ mitt is super cute and thick. The only thing I would like more is for it to have a pocket to stick my hand in. The spatula is really heavy and has a nice grip handle. This is quality stuff for sure. The hand is long so you can turn your burgers without burning your arm. I'm always trying new spices and these ones smell delicious. The magazine has some really good recipes and articles in it. I'm looking forward to reading it.
Verdict: At first glance I wasn't excited about this box, but now I'm seeing the possibilities.