Escape Monthly November 2013 Review: Vermont

I got my November Escape Monthly box a few days ago, and I absolutely love it! Escape Monthly is a destination inspired monthly delivery of “luxury products to help you relax and renew” and the cost is $49.95/month. Every box is filled with a selection of items ranging from spa/beauty to gourmet snacks and gift certificates. They also give one lucky member a vacation for two to the destination of the month! You can get 20% off with code YOURESCAPE!

I wasn’t crazy about last month’s Hawaii escape, but they really put together a great box for Vermont. (Although I might be biased since I used to live in Burlington and miss VT so badly!) I was excited to see some of my favorite brands included in the box.

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 ReviewI was very happy to see the chevron pattern tissue paper come back! It’s a tiny detail and completely random, but I noticed that last month they switched to plain blue paper and I was worried that they had to cut costs. As a customer, I always get a little concerned when I see little red flags. But I’m glad this box is everything I hoped it would be!

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 Review

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 ReviewQuinn Popcorn Maple and Sea Salt | $4.99
Yum!! I didn’t know about this brand, and I’m so glad I discovered it! The maple flavor is wonderful, and oh-so-perfectly Vermont.

Distler’s Maple Pretzels | $2.00
I absolutely love Distler’s. These hard sourdough pretzel bites are amazing, and I think everyone should try it at least once. The maple flavor is pretty good, but I personally think their Ranch and Spicy flavors are the best.

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 ReviewLake Champlain Chocolates of Vermont | $6.00
I knew there was going to be something from Lake Champlain in this box! You just can’t have a Vermont box without these guys. The maple crunch and honey caramel are both incredible. I love that they source so many of their ingredients locally. Another plus is that Lake Champlain always has beautiful eco-friendly packaging, so they make great holiday gifts.

True North Granola Snack in Chocolate | $2.00
I’m usually not a fan of granola, but these are delicious. The chocolate flavor is definitely my favorite. Again, I’m loving the usage of local ingredients for this snack!

Moon Handbooks Vermont Travel Guide | $13.04
Although these retail for $18, they’re easy to find on Amazon for around $12-$14. I really like these travel books they include with each box, and I hope they continue to use Moon Handbooks! I’m a big fan, and plus it gives me fun ideas for when I actually do want to visit the destination.

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 ReviewWay Out Wax Escentual Love Tea Lights | $3.99
Lavender and Patchouli are both scents that I love, so these candles are perfect for me.

Nature’s Mysteries Twilight Face Cream | $20.00
I’m pretty picky about what I put on my face, and I’m still on the fence about this face cream. It has a very strong fragrance and feels pretty greasy when I tested on my hand. I’m also not sure how much product is supposed to be in each one, but mine is definitely less than half full. For $20, this is a crazy expensive face cream. On the bright side, it’s 100% vegan and has no synthetic ingredients.

Belle Savon Peppermint Lavender Shea Butter | $4.00
Super cute travel friendly container of shea butter! Perfect for winter, and the scent is awesome! Tammy doesn’t do premade bases or anything, so I’m confident these are from a fresh batch just for Escape Monthly.

Whisper Hill Olive Oil Soap in Vermont Winter Spice | $4.95
I’m surprised by how much I love this minty scent. This bar is going to last me a very long time. While I really really do love bar soaps, I wonder how much surplus I will end up with if Escape Monthly keeps sending them! I don’t use them very quickly (I’m still working on the one from our September box).

Escape Monthly Vermont November 2013 ReviewSo basically, this was an amazing box for me. I will use almost everything and it was great to see some of my favorites again. However, the value for this box is only $60.97, which is less than the previous 2 boxes. I guess that just goes to show how a high retail value doesn’t necessarily make for a better box. Still, it would have been nice to see a higher value, maybe larger sizes for the food items? I was kind of expecting a cute little bottle of maple syrup!

Anyways, next month is Italy, and I’m so excited. It will be the first international escape and I’m expecting some wonderful treats!

As always, all views in this post are the opinion of the author. I am not affiliated with Escape Monthly, though this post does contain referral links. You don’t have to use them, but I sure would appreciate it if you did 🙂

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