Robb Vices is a monthly subscription service that delivers a collection of “storied treasures.” The subscription costs $89.95 per month, and each box comes with incredible products and experiences that have been curated for your enjoyment.
The box is huge! It is the size of a padded laptop shipping box. The large size lets them ship fragile and really expensive stuff with adequate padding.
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Even the padding in the box is exquisite! It has a foam insert that cradles everything inside, and it even has a velvety surface. It all has a very high-end feel to it, and unboxing everything from the custom case makes you feel a bit like a secret agent selecting your gear.
The box included a card recommending the box as a corporate gift.
Receiving one of these boxes would certainly win over the hearts of some customer decision-makers.
The story of the premium products is told through a giant, novella-sized booklet with multi-page featurettes on each selection. It is the most thorough exploration of products I’ve seen in a curation, as each one has the equivalent of a magazine article written about it.
The title page of the booklet lists the vendors featured in this curation.
And a listing in the back has links to their sites and the approximate value of items in the box.
A short note from Daniel Curtis, Founder of Robb Vices, always starts off the content.
The styling of the booklet is very sleek and elegant, with tons to read.
The booklet is filled with great photos.
There is always quite a bit of content, and it is written like a series of magazine articles rather than purely product descriptions, so it makes for interesting reading.
Everything in my November 2017 Robb Vices box!
Artstar is an online platform that offers a collection of the best framed contemporary arts.
Artstar $100 Gift Card The box includes a $100 gift card and it’s exclusively for Robb Vices.
They also offer free shipping for orders. ArtStar frames the chosen art prints and ship work directly to the customer and the art pieces are ready to hang on the wall.
New York Prime Beef $125 Off Coupon Making the perfect steak? These prime cuts are perfect for that.
New York Prime Beef is home to a newly constructed, state of the art dry aging facility. Under carefully monitored temperature and humidity our steaks are dry aged for 28 days before being hand selected at the peak of flavor and tenderness. It may take time and painstaking attention, but we believe that the results of the aging process merit the extra effort and expense.
These mail order New York Prime Beef claims that they’re the best when it comes to steak cuts, because their dedicated team have the unmatched ability to source, age and expertly cut the steaks.
They offer a wide array of steaks dry aged to perfection, then carved by an expert butcher to provide the best steaks ever. It’s perfect for any occasion, and steak connoiseurs are sure to love it.
This coupon has a $125 off for your next order, exclusively for Robb Vices subscribers!
We redeemed ours for a pair of giant T-bones. I seared one on the stovetop and finished in the oven. As you can see from these slices, it cooked perfectly and has superb grain and marbling.
The texture and flavor was fabulous. The dry-aging affects both — the steak becomes denser and slightly darker, and the flavor concentrates and gains a rich, slightly gamey edge to it. The steak feels dense and heavy, but the meat simply pulls apart and is divinely tender.
Each steak was huge! They were 20 ounces a piece and over and inch thick! With our Robb Vices coupon, our pair of steaks cost us $25, including shipping — quite the treat!
Sempli Vaso Vino Decanter ($50) Decanting wine is essentially the process of pouring (decanting) the contents from one vessel (typically a bottle) into another vessel (typically a decanter). The process of decanting separates the wine from the sediment, which not only would not look real nice in a glass, but would also make the wine taste more sharp or acidulous.
Vaso-Vino is specially designed to create a swirling rotation that will aerate and release the flavors of the wine (any wine or red wine will do). The carafe holds up to 38 oz and is great for everyday use or dinner parties, receptions, weddings, and it will surely entertain the guests!
The decanter matches the tumblers we received in an earlier Robb Vices. Each pieces is made of lead-free crystal glass and is designed by Daniele ‘Danne’ Semeraro. He describes his designs as inviting play and movement, but I’m not sure I’d encourage guests to roll around a crystal decanter full of red wine, even if it is stable!
Decanting wines will also help smooth out the flavor a bit and make it more palatable, especially the cheap ones. Here, I poured in some old Calabrian red to demonstrate the balance of the vessel.
Aside from making the wine taste good and aerated, the decanter, along with the aerating wine glasses, are great tools in presenting and making wine-serving a more memorable occasion.
The 121 acre Oakcross Vineyard is located in the heart of Oakville, California. The centerpiece of the winery in the brightly-colored Spanish Mission style winery.
This part of the Napa region is known for it’s quality of Cabernet Sauvignon, so we are truly fortunate to receive one of the best exemplars of one of the best loved varietals.
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is big and lush with huge gobs of fruit in the aroma and flavor. The texture of the wine is soft and supple, typical of Cabernet Sauvignons grown in our area of the Oakville AVA. The sweet vanilla character derived from 22 months in the barrels blends well with the black cherry and blackberry flavors and aromas of the wine.
Another great photo from the booklet shows one of the Urbani dogs catching a whiff of truffle.
The Urbani family has been a prestigious and respected name in the truffle business for generations.
Urbani Stringozzi Pasta With Black Truffles ($9) This pasta has a firm, fresh pasta texture. Our booklet included a code for 15% everything in the Urbani online store.
This pasta is slow-dried and made with organic flour and italian black truffle.
To cook the pasta, just boil lightly salted water for minutes then add pasta and cook for 3-5 minutes, depending on your preference for al-dente. The back of the package carton suggests a recipe: Stringozzi pasta with eggplant and peas.
The booklet also has a recipe for the pasta, Urbani Pasta Alla Spolenta. Or if you’re in a hurry but still wanted a restaurant quality pasta, you can just cook it in light butter with fresh shellfish, add pine nuts and basil, or just drizzle with olive oil. The quality of the pasta is what makes the meal, so it doesn’t require much fiddling at all.
And the last item is a treat from Lark Fine Foods.
Lark cookies are highly flavorful, not overly sweet and delightfully unexpected. At Lark, we make cookies by hand in small batches using fresh, natural ingredients. Lark Cookies for Grown-Ups are paired with wine and cheese as often as they are with tea or coffee. Explore our site to learn more about our sophisticated, unique treats today.
Our booklet included a code for 15% off follow-on orders.
Lark Fine Foods Salted Rosemary Shortbread Cookies ($6) These shortbread cookies are relatively thin, with a beautiful, buttery crispness.
They are made by hand in small batches using fresh and all-natural ingredients.
The fragrant rosemary and sprinkling of sea salt made these cookies unique and tasty. The rosemary balances the butteriness of the cookie and adds an addictive dimension.
It snaps great and the crunch is perfect. They are really crisp and buttery, love it!
The booklet also contains a recipe for these shortbread cookies — they are used to “salt” the rim of a maple bourbon sour.
This box of this month’s Robb Vices is simply awesome. Not that it only contains coupons that I can use, but the selections included are all high-quality and definitely luxurious. I love the wine decanter (it matches my existing glasses perfectly), and it even comes with a lovely wine for a test drive. The pasta is gorgeous, just a little olive oil and spices that I can find in my kitchen, I can have an extravagant pasta and wine night! The coupons included with Robb Vice boxes are always very high value, but they vary in utility. Some have to be used in person at a specific location (restaurant, fitness center, etc.), while others can be used for mail order. I am much more likely to use the latter. This month, I got a $150 order of steak for $25 total! The prices of the inclusions are way past the subscription value and I love it! This box had $125 worth of stuff in it, exclusive of coupons (worth an additional $225!).This box is perfect as an over-the-top gift or a personal indulgence.
What do you think of this month’s box?