SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – October 2017
SpiceBreeze is a monthly culinary spice kit subscription that features high quality, pure spices from around the world accompanied by simple recipe cards to help you incorporate the new spices into your routine. Choose from the Duo Box that sends two kits each month or the Quad Box that sends four kits each month.
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.)
This is a review of the SpiceBreeze Quad Box, which is $11.85 a month for four kits.
The Subscription Box: SpiceBreeze Quad Box
The Cost: $11.85 per month (or $5.90 per month for the Duo Box)
COUPON: Use code MSAFIRST25 to save 25% off your first box!
The Products: 4 culinary kits, each including a recipe and the required spices (1-3 pouches per kit)
Ships to: U.S. (free shipping) and Canada (for a small additional fee)
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Each SpiceBreeze Box subscription comes with 2 or 4 culinary spice kits every month.
One SpiceBreeze Kit includes:
- A recipe for a global meal with simple instructions to cook in a few easy steps
- Pre-portioned spices and condiments
- A short shopping list for the fresh ingredients of your choice
The October Quad box includes recipes for Obatzda (Bavaria), Szechuan Chicken (American-Asian), Kung Pao (China), and Currywurst (Germany).
Now onto the spices!
Obatzda Bavarian Culinary Spice Kit
Obatzda is a popular beer garden dish that makes use of overripe camembert. Traditionally, this is best served with pretzels for dipping and beer. That is my kind of snack! However, the recipe card also notes that you can use this spice blend to make mac & cheese or a stuffed chicken.
The Obatzda culinary spice kit ingredients include caraway, paprika, and cayenne.
Szechuan Chicken American-Asian Culinary Spice Kit
The recipe card notes that SpiceBreeze wanted to make a healthy version of the McDonald’s Szechuan sauce for dipping. The recipe itself is a bit more challenging since you are making the sauce and then coating the chicken in a batter, and then frying. However, the flavors that you will get from this dish are totally worth it! Beware though, this spice blend packs a lot of heat.
The Szechuan chicken culinary spice kit ingredients include tangerine peel, garlic, ginger, smoked paprika, Sichuan pepper (the card notes not to use this if you are pregnant), Star Anise, Bird’s eye chili pepper.
Kung Pao Chinese Culinary Spice Kit
This dish comes from the Sichuan Province of southwestern China and was named after a former governor. The main ingredient featured in our spice blend is the Sichuan pepper which the card notes can cause a numbing sensation if you use too much of it and is not safe to use if you are pregnant. Since each spice packet comes in the correct portion size, SpiceBreeze ensured a balanced blend for a wonderful tasting experience, nothing too numbingly hot here!
The Kung Pao culinary spike kit includes garlic, ginger, Sichuan pepper (the card notes not to use if pregnant), red chili pepper flakes.
Currywurst German Culinary Spice Kit
Currywurst is a common street food that also has its own museum in Berlin! The recipe card notes that the original dish was a short sausage, sliced, and served with a secret curry sauce and bread. This is the recipe we will be cooking this month and it is based on the Northern Germany recipe which serves a long sausage, paprika seasoned fries, and sour cabbage salad.
The Currywurst culinary spice kit ingredients include ginger, chili, yellow mustard, paprika, turmeric, asafoetida, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, white pepper, and coriander.
The first step is to make our sour cabbage salad. You want to boil honey, white vinegar, and vegetable oil to pour over your white cabbage. Cover your bowl and let it marinate in the fridge for 24 hours!
Next, you want to bring tomato puree, oil, vinegar, and your spice blend to a boil. I found that there wasn’t enough liquid to make this boil like a sauce so I added about two cups of water to get the consistency I wanted. While the sauce boiled, I fried my bratwurst on the stove.
I had my frozen french fries cooking in the oven, and then sprinkled that lovely paprika spice blend on them while they were still extra hot. Just toss them around to ensure everything gets a nice coating of the paprika.
Now it is time to plate! You want to cover your bratwurst in that delicious curry sauce that you brought to a boil earlier. This sauce has so many levels of flavor all thanks to that delicious spice blend. You are hit with that paprika, the mustard, the cumin, and then the wonderful spices from the cloves and cinnamon. Take a few bites of that sour cabbage salad and you have yourself a spicy and crunchy meal! The french fries were just that added level of amazing with the wonderful paprika flavor throughout. This whole meal so incredibly delicious, so many flavors, and we had a ton of leftovers!
Verdict: What a fun way to learn how to cook with different spice blends! This was my first time receiving SpiceBreeze, and I was so happy with the entire experience. The spice kit was filled with beautiful spice packets that were labeled for ease when cooking each recipe. I also loved how unique each of the recipes was and that they got me out of my comfort zone in the kitchen! The shopping lists and recipes were easy to follow and I loved the thoughtful description on each card. I love cooking but it is easy to get into a rut preparing similar meals week after week. What I loved about SpiceBreeze is that it got me thinking and cooking outside the box a bit, and it inspired me even after my spice packets were gone to try new and more flavorful dishes!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? As of publication, all orders will receive the November SpiceBreeze.
Coupon – Use code MSAFIRST25 to save 25% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $11.85 per month, and I received 4 culinary spice kits in this month’s SpiceBreeze. The value per kit breaks down to $2.96 which I think is a great value since you are receiving the correct amount for each recipe.
What did you think of the October SpiceBreeze?