SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018
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)
SpiceBreeze Quad January 2018 Review
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
Nkatenkwan Ghanaian Culinary Spice Kit
I wasn’t sure what grains of paradise it, but the recipe card notes that it is very similar to fresh ground pepper. It is native to West Africa, mainly from Ghana, and is mild yet pungent. This dish looks very interesting, the main ingredients are okra and peanut butter. The recipe card notes that you can add any vegetables you want, no other direction listed. It does note that you can add a meat like chicken to bulk the dish up a bit. The recipe is very interesting, but the spices were super fresh and nothing too out of ordinary. I love cooking with bay leaves, especially in a soup-like dish like this one!
The Nkatenkwan culinary spice kit ingredients include rosemary, bay leaves, and grains of paradise.
Waakye Ghanaian Culinary Spice Kit
According to the recipe card, Waakye leaves are used in dishes to turn the color of the meal into a reddish-brown. Interesting! The main ingredients for this recipe are kidney beans and rice that you blend together into a thicker puree. I haven’t tried cooking this recipe just yet, but I could see it being great with grilled chicken and avocado.
The Waakye Ghanaian culinary spice kit ingredients include smoked paprika, thyme, bay leaves, and grains of paradise.
Nasi Goreng Indonesian Culinary Spice Kit
This is the recipe for me! The recipe card notes that it was originally made as a way to use up leftovers and is best served with day old rice. The main spice in our spice blends is galanga, which looks and tastes a lot like ginger! It was very mild and fresh and paired so nicely with the other spices. Let’s get cooking on this rice dish!
The Nasi Goreng Indonesian culinary spike kit includes Galanga, turmeric, black pepper, nutmeg, amchoor, tamarind, and chili.
The recipe called to add whatever vegetables I wanted, which I loved! I decided to keep it simple with peas, two peppers, and green onion. I just added all of the vegetables to a pan with olive oil to cook through.
From there, I added my shrimp and the spice packets. I went a little light on each because I thought the nutmeg flavors were a bit too sweet for what I was going for in this dish.
I scrambled two eggs to mix into all of the vegetables and shrimp. From there, I just added my day old rice. Mix it all together!
Look at the color from all of those fresh vegetables! I love rice dishes like this one and loved the concept of using whatever leftovers you have. The recipe was quick and easy, perfect for a weeknight meal. I do think I could have used more of the spice blends because I didn’t really get too many of the spice flavors when everything was said and done.
Dukkah Lamb Egyptian Culinary Spice Kit
I absolutely love lamb, but I have to admit that I have never cooked it on my own. My Dad is an expert at cooking lamb so I was a bit nervous to take on this recipe. The recipe card notes that you can use this spice blend on any kind of meat so I decided to add it to my usual baked chicken. The spice blends are simple and smell delicious that I knew this would be a great add-on to really any dish.
The Dukkah Lamb Egyptian culinary spice ingredients include sesame, coriander, and cumin.
I marinated my chicken in the coriander and cumin spice blend with a little olive oil and a splash of water. I popped the chicken in the oven on 400 for 20 minutes, my baked to perfection chicken recipe. Once plated, I sprinkled on that toasted sesame and oh it smelled so good! This spice packet was a lovely topper to my baked chicken, but it would be delicious on a meat like lamb or even a steak.
Verdict: SpiceBreeze is a great way to learn new recipes from around the world and to discover different spices. I know I learned so much this month about a few spices that I had never heard of before! The recipes this month were a bit out of my comfort zone, but that is what is so great about SpiceBreeze. The only thing that I noticed with some of the spice packets that I used was that the flavors weren’t very bold. I love a little spice and bold flavors, I wish each recipe and corresponding spice packet packed a bit more of a punch.
To Wrap Up:
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.
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What did you think of the January SpiceBreeze?