I am a sucker for subscription boxes. I wish they were are only $1 per month so I could just order them all… but alas they are not. While I wish I could try a million different boxes, there are a few that really stand out to me. One in particular is called Try The World, and it just kept popping up in just about every ad on Facebook, Twitter, etc. Being the food and culture obsessed person that I am, I knew I would love it, so I was very excited to see an ad that offered one month free.
Try the World is box that is delivered once every other month and features food products from a different country each time. Like I said, I love learning about food and culture, so this sounded so amazing to me. The free trial box was the Paris Box and it came with 7 different French food products. Also included was a a pamphlet with a little bit about each product and a recipe that incorporated a few of the products and was representative of Parisian cuisine.
In my box I received Clementine Jam, Sea Salt, Tea, Cookies, Dijon Mustard, Caramels, and an herb mixture. The recipe that they included was a Steak Tartar, which, unfortunately, I’m not really into. But I think I’ll easily find things to do with the ingredients individually. Currently, I’ve eaten all of the caramels and cookies (obviously), as well as the clementine jam. Don’t worry, I received the box a few weeks ago. Both the caramel and cookies were delicious, and I surprising loved the Clementine jam the most. I just put it on toast with butter and it was so good. Sweet and citrusy. I haven’t used the dijon or the herb mixture yet but I’m sure I will soon.
In the end I really enjoyed the Try the World Box. The next box going out was Thailand, which I think would have been really cool as well. The down side is that this box is $40 for only one box every other month. This is a shame because I really love the idea and would definitely pay probably $10-$15 for it, but I don’t necessarily think its worth $40. Maybe if it came with more products? I don’t know. If you have the money and love trying different cultural cuisines, I say go for it because it was a really fun box, but if you’re like me (poor) then I would say it probably isn’t worth it. I think it would be cheaper to just find a cool ethnic meal and buy ingredients at a grocery store or specialty store to make it.
I did really enjoy trying this subscription box out though, and I would love to start trying more things to review. On my list is companies like Blue Apron and Plated. Is there anything else you guys would like me to review? Any food related subscription boxes you’ve been eyeing up?