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BBQ Box Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | September 2018

bbq box review

BBQ Box is a monthly grilling subscription with each package curated based around a recipe. Packages arrive with one recipe, a sample of woodchips or a cooking tool, an edible like jerky, a sauce or marinade and a rub or spice blend. Upon subscribing you’ll select your preferred barbecue style and cut of meat. Subscriptions are $24.99 monthly. Not a Tree Reviews received this package at no cost for review purposes.

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Here’s the Box Breakdown

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Our first glimpse inside the BBQ Box.

what's in our bbq box

Everything that we received in our box, the recipe that we received this month is beer can chicken. The only things we’ll need to add are the beer and the chicken!


So what is all this stuff?

Our box insert. This has changed a bit, they now send your recipe in a pamphlet style insert.

The inside lists each of the items that we received and the recipe for this month.

And the back has some social sharing information.


Righteous Felon Craft Beef Jerky


This jerky keeps with the theme of this month’s box with it’s Victorious B.I.G. (beef infused gastronomy). The meat is doused in stout and has a sweet and peppery flavor. This jerky is somewhere in between tough and soft and had a great flavor and we love the way it’s packaged. Righteous Felon has a ton of great sounding jerky flavors as well!


The Salt Lick Original BBQ Sauce


This sauce has an interesting bright and sweet flavor that is lended to it from vinegar and onion. We were surprised by the sweetness because typically with sauces that use vinegar it’s mostly just tangy but this definitely gives you a good bit of sweet!

This sauce is all natural as well as gluten free which we love!


Mulberry Wood Chip Sample from Vaughn Wood Products

Each BBQ Box comes with a large sample of wood chips from Vaughn Wood Products. These samples are typically good for one smoked meat meal (this one actually looks a little larger though). This month they included a mulberry wood chip sample which we’ve never used before… so we’re excited to try it out!


The Salt Lick Dry Rub


This container is huge! It’s a 12 ounce container of The Salt Lick’s Original Dry Rub. This rub can be used either in BBQ Pit Grilling, smoking or grilling!

We really love the flavor of this – it packs a good bit of heat and is also bright and peppery.


So in summary

Presentation: Everything in our BBQ Box was packaged well and arrived perfectly.

Quality: The quality of each of the items that we received is awesome. The beef jerky is a craft creation and the products from The Salt Lick are amazing and very well made.

Curation: This month’s box had a “Beer Can Chicken” theme and really stuck to that! We love it!


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2 thoughts on “BBQ Box Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | September 2018”

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  2. I ordered a three month/three box set as a gift to my father. He mostly enjoyed it I think, but when you place your order, you are forced to set it to auto-renew (there is no other option) and the only way to cancel is to email their customer support. They don’t warn you when its about to renew, they just send the confirmation email AFTER the fact. I emailed them back within 30 minutes saying it was a mistake and my subscription needed to be cancelled, and they refused to refund my money or cancel the order. I have several other subscriptions (dollar shave club, lola, blue apron, etc) and none of them use these awful tactics. They send an email a couple days before the next order, they allow you to skip/pause/cancel online, and their products are actually great. Really disappointed in BBQBox and I intend on sharing my story everywhere possible, to hopefully keep others from falling victim to their tactics.

    1. That really stinks. I wasn’t aware that was something they did. There is another BBQ Box called Grillmasters Box… there are a few reviews here on the site… maybe check that one out. Again, sorry you had the bad experience!

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