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Escape monthly’s slogan is “Vacation in a box.” Each month they announce their destination and curate a box which includes full-size luxury products, food items, travel guides (full box only), and other items related to the month’s destination. Each month you also have the opportunity to win a vacation to the destination of the month! They are now offering the regular Escape box with 8-10 items for $49.95 and a Mini Escape box which has 4-5 items for $24.95. Use LONDON to receive 20% off your subscription for life and pay only $39.96. The box ships via USPS within 3 days of the15th of each month. October’s destination is London.
This is the first month with the new box! The chevron tissue paper looks great and they include a brochure with details on the destination of the month and the items included. Below you can see a view of all the items that were included in the September Puerto Rico Box!
Every Escape Monthly box includes a guide for the month’s destination. This guide is not included with the Escape Mini. For Puerto Rico they included a Moon handbook to San Juan Vieques & Culebra which retails on their Amazon for $13.22. This is usually the guide included in the Escape box. I visited San Juan about 13 years ago. It’ll be nice to share with Mike and see if he’d like to visit!
This month’s there was a sneak peek hinted to sweet coconut treats! The Dulzura coconut pineapple bites are individually wrapped ($3.75). These treats are made from shredded coconut and remind me of a Mexican coconut candy roll . There was also a small bag of Isleño plantane chips ($3). I haven’t tasted these yet but I’m looking forward to it.
There were also some additional treats included. There were 4 ounces of Yaucono ground coffee which is available online for $3.25. This will be used in our office since we don’t have a traditional coffeemaker at home. The little bottle is a small Mi Madre Pique ($2.99). I found the following information online: In Puerto Rico, pique (hot sauce), is as common a condiment as ketchup is on the mainland. The kioskos (food stands) that are throughout the islands usually have 2 or 3 fresh varieties for your frituras (fried foods). Made with whole garlic, peppers and peppercorns then marinated in vinegar over a period of time, these piques are hot and delicious. Mi Madre is made locally in Puerto Rico and packed with flavor, this pique is great on everything from the lightest veggies to the heartiest steak.
The additional items included a coconut scented candle, a small maraca key chain, and a coque frog pin. Although the maraca and pin are kind of cute and interesting I’m not sure I value them as highly as the brochure. The Caribbean Vela will definitely be used and retails for $5. The pin says it retails for $9 and I found it listed for $3.
The September box was not my favorite, yet I loved the nostalgia receiving these items. This box had a value of about $35, not the best valued box thus far. I will be looking at the mini box and may switch next month. Sign up soon before they ship out the London box.