This month's Escape "vacation in a box" highlighted the treasures of Mexico!  As a fan of Mexican food and Mexican getaways, this was a box I was looking forward to opening.  Inside the box, the first thing I saw was the one item that I felt was missing in last month's Ireland box: a travel book!  Specifically, the Mexico box came with a book on Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo.  Whenever I see Zihuatanejo, I always think of Tim Robbin's character in "The Shawshank Redeption" because that was the place he escaped to from prison.  In addition to the book I wanted, the box also contained:

  • Mundet Green Apple Soda
  • Mundet Sangria Senorial Soda
  • Ayate Fiber Exfoliation Cloth for skincare
  • Mexican Cocoa Candle
  • Gourmet Habanero Salt
  • Kopali Organic Dried Mango
  • Mexican Candy: de la Rosa peanut marzapan, Pulparindo hot and salted tamarind pulp candy, and Lucas sweet and sour mango flavored powder

Total retail value of the box is supposedly $60, but if you really think whether or not you would go out and buy this stuff, the value just wasn't there.  Next month is California, so I'm going to give the box one more try, but it better be good for the subscription price - discounted or not!

Escape Monthly is a travel-themed subscription box.  Each month, the idea is that you will receive a destination-specific box with goodies from that country or city.  In addition, each month, one subscriber will be selected to win a vacation to the current month’s theme destination. Escape Monthly will pay for the winner’s airfare from a major U.S. hub and two nights of accommodations, up to $1000. Winners are selected randomly.

Cost: $49.95, but with a coupon code (code: YOURESCAPE) they are currently offering a perpetual $10 off each month, bringing it down to $39.95.