The February 2016 Hamptons Lane box was shipped a bit later than usual (I received it in March), due to issues with a supplier. — That’s why I’m reviewing it in April. 😉
If you’re new here, Hamptons Lane is a unique subscription box that features a new selection of kitchen tools, artisan foods, tabletop items, and recipes every month. Each box will introduce a different theme which spotlights a specific region, food, skill, ingredient, or activity. The themes are announced beforehand, so if it’s not something you’re interested in you’re free to skip that month’s shipment. You can even choose to substitute it with a past box from their shop.
Subscriptions are $47/month, but you can save $10 on your first box with coupon code “2LittleRosebuds10”.
Let’s see what’s in the February 2016 Hamptons Lane “A Taste of Thailand” box!
Everything was shipped in a large box and protected with plenty of packing pillows & bubble wrap.
The box included a full-color information booklet filled with product information, recipes, and instructions for cleaning & seasoning your new wok.
Carbon Steel Wok ($35) – This carbon steel wok was specially made for Hamptons Lane (and was the reason for the shipping hold-up!). Each wok was hand-hammered at an esteemed metal company in China to create its signature round shape.
Wok Ring ($8) – In order for your round-bottomed wok to lay flat over a heat source, a wok ring is needed. This ring is designed to ensure even and quick distribution of heat throughout the wok. Unfortunately, this style of wok isn’t compatible with electric ranges, which is what we have. 🙁 Actual subscribers were given the option to receive a flat-bottomed wok at an additional cost (I believe it was $2).
Jade Sichuan Peanut Sauce ($12.95) – A perfect addition to any Pad Thai recipe, this peanut sauce features a combination of sweet, tart, and spicy flavors. It’s made with all natural ingredients and has won many awards since hitting the US market in 1983.
King Soba Organic Pad Thai Noodles ($3.59) – Another obvious component of Pad Thai — Pad Thai noodles! These long, flat noodles are made with organic ingredients including brown rice flour and organic potato starch. They’re both vegan and gluten-free.
Red Boat Fish Sauce ($9) – According to the info booklet, Red Boat Fish sauce is a favorite amongst top chefs and food experts around the world. It’s made using black anchovies, which are salted and slow-aged in wooden barrels for over a year to yield its unique flavor.
Thai Fusions Green Curry Sauce ($16.95) – I love curry sauce and was hoping this one would be vegan-friendly, but no such luck. (Thanks a lot, shrimp!) Based on a family recipe, this sauce is made with organic coconut milk, green chili peppers, Thai basil, fresh Kaffir lime leaves, and more.
I love Thai food, so I was excited that Hamptons Lane used it for this month’s theme. However, I was a little sad about getting a wok that isn’t compatible with our stove. On the other hand, we already have a (cheap Ikea) wok that we use regularly, so not a big loss. Most Asian cuisines incorporate fish/seafood in a lot of their dishes/sauces, so as much as I wish they were all vegan-friendly, I wasn’t surprised to see that the ones included were not. Again, not a big deal. Oh — the total retail value of everything in this month’s box? An impressive $85.49! Niiice!
If you’d like to sign up for Hamptons Lane, remember to use coupon code “2LittleRosebuds10″ at checkout to save $10 on your first box!
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.