Here’s the Rub Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | October 2016

here's the rub review
Here’s the Rub is a monthly subscription box that takes you to America’s greatest barbecue destinations one state at a time. Here’s the Rub focuses on craft and small batch barbecue’s and shares not only their sauces in each box but also their story! Subscriptions are $34.95 monthly with reduced prices for longer subscription terms
*product was received free for review

Check out the unboxy box video

Here’s the Box Breakdown
first look inside here's the rub box
Our first glimpse inside the Here’s the Rub Box! Love that they include the wood plank! 
what's in the here's the rub box
Everything that we received in our “Tennessee” Here’s the Rub Box. Once again… we were so excited to use these yummy sauces and rubs. This box takes us on a tasting tour of the best in barbecue in Tennessee!

So what is all this stuff?

Our box insert tells us the stories of the companies that have been included in the box. They use really great quality images and the amazing stories of real artisans
Images of one of the included barbecue places. Scott’s Bar-B-Q
And of course there’s info on all the items included in the box!
We love that they include things like this! We really feel like it adds to the authenticity and creativity of this awesome box!
Also included in lieu of typical paper box filling are wood chips! What a useful (and sustainable) idea! We can always use extra so this is an added bonus!
We received two fun colored coozies – so we can drink our beer while we smoke our meat!
scott parker famous bar b q
Scott’s Bar B Q story is as unique as it’s sauce. Making only whole hog barbecue this restaurant has been around since 1962. Little has changed despite it being passed down through the Scott / Parker family and they’ve really held on to tradition! Based in Lexington, TN they use no thermometers and everything is based upon feel! This sauce comes in a jar and among it’s ingredients are vinegar, black pepper, salt, sugar and red pepper. We haven’t had a chance to use this yet but as you guys know…. we put a lot of photos on IG so keep checking!
barrelhouse bbq sauce
Hailing from Lynchburg, TN this barbecue is made by Chuck a former brick mason or as he says, “Artistical Manipulator of Fine Clay Products”. A failed business attempt and a divorce spurned the Barrelhouse BBQ because Chuck knew he could cook! While they have a couple hot BBQ sauces available for purchase the one we received is the mild. Some of the ingredients included are tomato paste, vinegar, pineapple juice, sugar, dark brown sugar, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, cayenne, liquid smoke and 80 proof whiskey all of which make this tasty sauce!
barrelhouse butt rub
 Also from Barrelhouse is this butt rub! This is a tempting blend of brown sugar, salt, dark chili powder, paprika, onion powder, black pepper and garlic powder. We sort of knew right away this would be the first of the three that we would use and that we did!
We love trying new rubs and this looked (and smelled) so amazing!
Here is Mr. I’m Not a Tree getting his hands dirty prepping the brisket! It’s still cooking as we speak so check our IG for finished photos!

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Here’s the Rub Box makes an absolutely perfect gift for any BBQ Aficionado – anniversary, birthday, Christmas… don’t worry he’ll appreciate it! We (and especially hubs) LOVES this box! The presentation is phenomenal… the wood chips are an awesome touch. The quality is absolutely amazing. The hand selected sauces from these businesses that have such unique and personal stories really make this something special! And curation… it’s a taste tour and we love that. It’s interesting to see not only the variations in the box but also from box to box as it really does vary from state to state. We can’t say enough how much we love the Here’s the Rub Box!

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