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Kitchen Table Passport Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2016

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Kitchen Table Passport helps you explore the world (without leaving your kitchen!) by sending information, recipes, spices, music, and mementos from a new country every month.

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Kitchen Table Passport

The Cost: $24.95 per month (Discounts are available for longer subscriptions and single boxes can be purchased for $29.95. There is also a “taste only” subscription for $9.95 per month.)

COUPON: Save $10 off the Full Subscription with code TENBUCKSFROMMSA

The Products: Everything you need to “see, hear, taste, touch, and smell a different country” every month.

Ships to: US

Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory to discover other boxes that feature international spices and make sure to add Kitchen Table Passport to your subscription list or wishlist!

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My box contained a card introducing me to this month’s featured country- The Philippines!

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The inside of the card revealed that the meal selected  for this box is Chicken Adobo, a dish with Spanish roots that’s commonly found in The Philippines.

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There were A LOT of supplemental materials inside this box.

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Each card in the supplemental bundle spotlights a different aspect of The Philippines, from food to geography to indigenous animals to famous sites. (There were 10 cards in total!)

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The cards are beautifully printed and provide a lot of fun info!

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There was also a card describing this month’s chosen mementos.

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The mementos came in a clear plastic bag.

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I unpacked the bag and found mango tamarind candies, a handmade charm, and a Bulul necklace. (I learned from the card that a Bulul is a carved wooden figure used to safeguard the rice crop by the Agorot people in Luzon.)

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Here’s a closeup of the Bulul.

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And here’s the charm. Each charm is handmade and unique.

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As I mentioned previously, this month’s recipe is Chicken Adobo!

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The recipe was easy to follow and utilized the provided spices.

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The spices were packaged in a small pouch.

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The blend contained annatto, salt, black pepper, and bay leaves.

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When I scanned the QR code on the front of the packet, I was taken to a digital version of the recipe and a link to a playlist to play on Kitchen Table Passport night!

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I haven’t checked out the playlist yet (I forgot to turn it on while I was cooking), but I’m looking forward to listening soon.

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I don’t think I’ve ever had chicken adobo before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The sauce had a hearty tang from the addition of soy sauce and vinegar, and the dish was certainly full of flavor. (I may have cooked the dish a little too long, though. My chicken thighs started to fall apart in the pan, and I see in the recipe card photo and online that most adobo recipes show the chicken intact.)

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Regardless, the adobo was still really tasty. I plated it over some herbed white rice.

Verdict: I really enjoyed my Kitchen Table Passport night! I had a lot of fun reading through the supplemental materials, I’m impressed with the meal, and I think the mementos are a thoughtful touch. While I haven’t put a valuation on the spice mix or the mementos, I think it’s certain that they do not reach the $25 cost of the box. This subscription is clearly all about curation, and I have to say that Kitchen Table Passport’s curation game is one of the best I’ve seen. The emphasis of this subscription is definitely on creating a memorable learning experience, and I think this subscription would be an incredible way to get kids engaged in geography and world cultures. I know I would have loved exploring a box like this with my family when I was younger!

Have you tried Kitchen Table Passport?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

1 Comment

  1. This would be great with kids! Could also help to get them to explore other foods, and learn too. Pretty cool idea as a whole.

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