February 2014 Escape Monthly Review

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February 2014 Escape Monthly
February 2014 Escape Monthly

I was surprised that today was another great mail day around here! I kind of lost track of what was coming this week (I’m all out of sorts), so I was surprised when my February 2014 Escape Monthly appeared!

If you aren’t familiar with them, Escape Monthly, which is $49.95/month is a monthly vacation in a box. Each month you will discover products from a different location. Products consist off local and destination-inspired foods, relaxation and beauty essentials, and the highest quality products that bring the life of the destination right to you.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
The Box

Escape Monthly ships via USPS Priority Mail and arrived quite quickly.  In fact, I didn’t even have time to wonder where it was this month before it arrived!

February 2014 Escape Monthly
First Look

I’d been super excited about this month and was even more excited to crack into this box because I hadn’t seen any spoilers for it yet!  I think Escape Monthly has some of the cutest packaging out there and the aqua chevron makes me smile every time I see it.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
The Information Card

The February 2014 Escape Monthly destination was New York and includes a unique collection of local artisan goods from all over the state, as well as, an exclusive travel deal for a private lake in the Adirondacks.  Here is what was inside:

~Moon New York City Metro ($14.99): I am almost ashamed to admit that I have only been to NYC once and that was only for a night.  I do have some friends in NYC and my cousin lives there, but I suspect that this will come in handy as well when we eventually do make it there for a visit.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Moon New York City Metro

~Brooklyn Studio Tin Travel Candle ($6): I absolutely love the smell of this one and think some of their other scents sound fabulous as well.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Brooklyn Studio Tin Travel Candle

~Flint Creek Good Skin Blend Soap ($3): This smells fabulous as well!  B uses all the bar soap that we get and I know that this will be the next one he grabs from his bin of stuff I have for him.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Flint Creek Good Skin Blend Soap

~Kanpekies Peckigram Cookies ($8):  I usually don’t like fruit in my cookies (I got the Cherry Chocolate flavor), but these are amazing. Seriously.  I would send these cookie grams as gifts for sure.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Kanpekies Peckigram Cookies

~The Peanut Principle Gourmet Maple Peanut Butter ($4.37):  This will be off to work with B next week!  For some reason, he’s all about eating PB&J’s lately and eats them with all the fancy peanut butter we receive.  This is made in Albany and is a farmer’s market favorite up there.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
The Peanut Principle Gourmet Maple Peanut Butter

~Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce ($6.50): I so badly wish that I had some vanilla ice-cream so that the boys and I could test this out today!  I will make it a priority to get some next time I am at the store!

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Sundaes Best Hot Fudge Sauce

~Better Brittle West African Style Peanut Brittle ($5): This peanut brittle is made by hand in three pound batches in up-state New York.  I am not a huge peanut brittle fan, so I will probably send this off to work with B.

February 2014 Escape Monthly
Better Brittle West African Style Peanut Brittle

~New York Taxi Treats Cookies ($2.99):  Love these.  Totally something I would grab if we were in NYC and I loved seeing them in here.  The boys loved them as well!

February 2014 Escape Monthly
New York Taxi Treats Cookies

~I Love New York Sticker ($1.49): Just a little I Love NYC Sticker.  I will probably use it in my planner when I actually do end up planning a trip there!

All totaled I came up with a value of $52.34 for the February 2014 Escape Monthly New York box.  It was just slightly over the $49.95 monthly cost of the box, but there are always coupons for this one and I know a ton of people took advantage of the now expired 50% off offer from last month!  Next month’s destination is Ireland which I may not be able to resist!!

What do you think of Escape Monthly?  If you are interested i subscribing or just want to learn more, click here.  And you can use coupon code “YOURESCAPE” for 20% for life!

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Jennifer is the author and founder of Subscription Box Ramblings. She first discovered subscription boxes in 2012 and has been addicted since. Current favorites include CAUSEBOX, Boxycharm and Beachly!

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. MJ

    So many food items in this month’s box! I was going to cancel my membership after this month, but then I saw that next month is Ireland. I love Ireland, so I will be getting next month!

    1. Jennifer

      I’m so curious to see what they’ll do!

  2. Bethany

    This is a great box! It was sold out by the time I looked into it, but I would have loved it! That hot fudge sauce is making me crave ice cream (+fudge) like right now.

    1. Jennifer

      Me too!

  3. MBH

    The hot fudge is AMAZING just by itself (if you’re into that sort of thing). I have tried every flavor. They are all FANTASTIC!!!

    1. Jennifer

      That sounds like something I could be into !!

  4. Liz

    I got my first Escape box today and I have to say I am dissappointed. It is so food heavy. I checked out past boxes before I subscribed and I don’t feel like they contained so much food. It doesn’t really feel like a “trip to New York” box, it feels more like a “fancy sweets that happen to be made in the state of New York” box. I could buy stuff like that at Marshall’s for much less and it would still be artisan.

    I think I’ll stick around for one more month, since Ireland could be awesome, but if it’s got mostly food I’ll be canceling after March.

    1. Jennifer

      I wonder what they will do for Ireland. It’s a perfect tie in with march. I kind if thought this would be exclusively NYC stuff this month for some reason?

  5. Iris

    Your review was so much more positive than mine! XD This was my first box with them (definitely took advantage of the 50% off promo code) and one of my biggest complaints was that they had two kinds of shortbread cookies in one box. Even if I liked shortbread, I would have preferred to try something else from NY, you know? Plus, the fact that their NYC item was taxi-shaped shortbread was such a copout… I’ve been to NYC and there are much better items to choose from to include in the box. But I can’t really complain because I did get the box for half off!

    1. Jennifer

      I liked those cookies, do I do see your point! I thought it was going to be all NYC stuff, but it totally wasn’t.

  6. Alexia561

    I signed up for their Ireland box, so can’t wait to see what we get!

    1. Jennifer

      I think I will have to keep my subscription to see!

  7. Aoife K

    Escape Monthly is 50% off right now on Groupon. It’s a one month sub.

    I’m from Ireland and find myself constantly homesick, so I’m excited to get the next box, especially for 50% off! 🙂

    1. Jennifer

      That’s a great deal! Thanks for the heads up!

    2. annabel

      Hello I just bought the Groupon too do you know if they cancel after the one month or do they keep charging you?

      1. Jennifer

        THey will charge you unless you cancel.

  8. angela

    i’d love to order more of this peanut butter- they have a dark cholcoate one omg. but i dont wanna pay so much shipping for one jar! the best i could find was 10% off. maybe ill put these in some easter baskets… lol

    1. Jennifer

      Do they sell them anywhere locally??

  9. AJ

    I like that bentonite soap!

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