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Kitchen Table Passport Box Review + Coupon – August 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: $25 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

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

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The inside of the card revealed that this month’s dish is Bitterballen, a traditional Dutch fried snack made from meat and breadcrumbs.

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Kitchen Table Passport sends A LOT of supplemental materials in every box, and they always include a bundle of cards that highlights different aspects of the featured country.

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These cards provide information about everything from food and culture to location and geography.

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

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Every box also contains a card outlining the month’s chosen mementos.

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This month’s first memento is a tiny pair of ceramic clogs!

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They’re a replica of traditional whole-feet clogs called Klompen. Klompen are still worn by some Dutch farmers and market-gardeners.

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I also received a couple of small stroopwafels! I love stroopwafels! The thin waffle sandwich cookies are filled with caramel, and they’re really delicious.

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Every month, Kitchen Table Passport sends a recipe and spice from the month’s featured country. This month’s recipe is for Bitterballen, croquette-like balls that can feature a wide variety of different fillings.

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Kitchen Table Passport’s recipe calls for steak filling. The balls are seasoned with salt, pepper, mustard powder, nutmeg, and cloves.

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The spices for this dish came packaged in a small pouch.

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These were a lot of fun to make, and they were really interesting! I’ve had similar croquettes before, but I think this is my first time trying some with a steak filling. I was worried that they might be a little chewy (since the steak pieces were fairly large), but I liked both the flavor and the texture. The provided spice blend added great flavors (I loved the addition of nutmeg), and both my husband and I enjoyed dipping the balls in mustard.

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Since Bitterballen are often eaten as a snack, Kitchen Table Passport recommending padding out the meal with some cheese, cornichons, and bread. We opted for Uniekaas, which is an aged Dutch Gouda, chutney, and some crisp breads.

Verdict: I always have a lot of fun with Kitchen Table Passport, and I really enjoyed this month’s meal. I really liked making (and eating!) Bitterballen for the first time! 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 is spot on. 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!

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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. What an interesting box! While I appreciate very much their curation, I’d like to see more food items to up the value and round out the kitchen table before I subscribe! Thank you for the well written review!

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