Bon Recipe was a monthly recipe subscription service that sent five printed recipe cards to you each month.
Edit: Update September 2016: Bon Recipe Closed
There were three key points in the email I received on 28 September 2016.
- This week we confirmed the military deployment of half of our leadership team, and so after much discussion, we have decided to shut down operations at Bon Recipe. We simply won’t have the resources to maintain and grow the service at its current rate.
- We will be systematically cancelling all subscriptions and issuing refunds. (I got mine asap!)
- We are in talks with our partnered bloggers about the publication of a Recipe Collection book.
- As a result, I’ve removed links to their website. This was a nice little subscription to receive each month, and I’m sorry to see them go.
This is the second month I’ve received a package; I signed up through Crate Joy for a six month subscription. (Edit: Cratejoy is definitely still in business!)
Signing Up Is Easy
There are three steps to getting started with Bon Recipe monthly recipe subscription service. Why so many steps?
You also determine the quality of the recipe cards, the size of the recipe cards, and the kind of recipes you want to receive.
The recipes can be printed on a basic paper, card stock, or laminated card stock. Then you pick the size of recipe card, which also contributes a bit to the cost.
I opted for standard 4″x6″ recipe cards, which fit into my trusty recipe box. You could select 8.5×11 cards (err, sheets of paper or card stock) that are three-hole punched and have nutritional facts. While all recipe cards have Weight Watchers points, not all have nutritional facts.
Once you’ve determined paper and size, it’s time to pick the kind of recipes you’re interested in: omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or paleo. I opted for the vegetarian.
At that point, you know what your cost per month will actually be. For example, if I picked laminated card stock in 4×6 size, and opted for a recurring 12 month plan, the cost is $5.99 per month.
And The Packaging
Last month I whined about handwriting on the back of the envelope, and further handwriting on the inside white envelope.
All of that changed this month with a sophisticated stamp:
The July Bon Recipe
This month the vegetarian recipes are:
- Cranberry Coconut Flour Muffins
- Kale and Sweet Potato Nachos
- Overnight Thai Iced Coffee
- Mango Curd tarts in Gingersnap Crust
- Vegetable Lasagna Rolls
Don’t they look delicious?
When you flip the individual cards over, there are recipes plus Weight Watcher Points and a way to find more recipes from the blogger.
I love that there is a prepared grocery list, too.
More Fun With Food
Bon Recipe also encourages social media participation. There are two contests in the month of June:
- Doodle Contest: By using the front of the white envelope to doodle and posting a picture to social media, you can win a $15 gift card towards a Bon Recipe subscription renewal.
- Photo Contest: Every photo tagged with #bonrecipe earns you an entry into a drawing for a $10 gift card good towards a subscription renewal.
There are two other things to know about Bon Recipe. First, a portion of the proceeds are donated to Feed The Children. And if you refer a friend to the Bon Recipe Subscription service, you and your friend get $5 gift card.
I am enjoying my six-month subscription to Bon Recipe. It’s always fun to see what recipes they send – and which bloggers they’ve gotten recipes from. And though all of the recipes don’t appeal to me this month (it’s July and I have no air conditioning and therefore don’t want to cook!) I look forward to the next four months.