Try the World Subscription Box Review – December 2014
Try the World is a bi-monthly food subscription box that sends you local and authentic gourmet foods that are chosen by celebrity chefs from different countries. Each month features a different country, except for their Special Edition Holiday Box (featured in this review), which features items from multiple countries.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Try the World
The Cost: $39/month, every 2 months.
COUPON: Use coupon code THEIRPRETTIES10 to save $10 off your first box!
The Products: Each box includes 7-10 locally made/grown gourmet goodies as well as some cultural tidbits, such as music playlists and movie recommendations, all from the country being featured.
Ships to: US
All Try the World boxes include informational cards. This Holiday Box had a little booklet that contained a short note from the Try the World team, as well as information and history about each item in the box. It also contained a music playlist, movie recommendations, and funny food traditions from the countries featured!
This is the informational card that describes everything included in this box.
(This the opposite side of the info card.)
Favarger Swiss Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts – 3.5 oz, value: ~$6
Dorval Dark Chocolate Mint Sticks – 2.64 oz, value: $2.79
Chocolate is my favorite treat, so I was thrilled to see some genuine Swiss chocolate in the box! I definitely opened this as soon as photos were finished!
These Dark Chocolate Mint Sticks were so good, and kind of fun to eat. I also love that they include all natural ingredients!
Provence Epice Provence Herbs – 3.53 oz, value: $10.75
Rip van Wafels Amsterdam Wafels in Traditional and Cocoa Filled – 1.2 oz each, value: $3.12 total
This is a very large bag of spices! It’s a mix of rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, and savory. I’m really excited about this mix because it seems pretty versatile, and it’ll last me quite a long time.
These waffels were interesting – I tried them straight out of the package, and they were more chewy than I expected (almost like a soft cookie). The package recommends letting them sit over a warm beverage to let the waffle become warm before eating, which definitely sounds like a decadent treat.
Annas Ginger Swedish Thins – 5.25 oz, value: $1.98
Palais des Thes Assorted Teas – 3 tea bags, $1.95 total
These cookies are called “pepparkaka,” which are described as a Scandinavian take on gingersnaps. These are thin, crisp, and vegan!
I’m so excited to try all these teas. The three flavors are Rooibos Des Vahinés tea, Saint-James Black Tea, and Thé Des Amants Black Tea. Their descriptions all sound delicious and I know I’ll drink them this winter!
White and Dark Chocolate Truffles
I’ve heard so much about Truffle Oil from binge-watching the Food Network, but I’ve never actually tried it. I’m bummed that this is a small foil packet (I would have been over the moon if it were a little sample bottle!), but it’s still enough for me to try out a couple drops on a meal or two.
Verdict: Overall, I’m really happy with this Try the World box! I love the range of things (seasonings, sweets, teas, chocolate) and I’m happy with the portions of just about everything! As far as value goes, everything adds up to $26.59. I wish it had at least broken even with the $39/month value, but I know they sometimes offer promo codes and such so if you can snag a subscription at a discounted rate, I’d recommend it! Plus, I never would have found all these things on my own, and I’m really excited to try everything.
What do you think about Try the World?