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SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017

Misha Fazeli
ByMisha FazeliSep 6, 2017 | 10 comments

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

SpiceBreeze
5 overall rating
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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 between the Duo Box that sends two kits each month or the Quad Box that sends four kits each month.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

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.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: SpiceBreeze Quad Box

The Cost: $11.85 per month (or $5.90 per month for the Duo Box)

COUPON: Use code SAVENOW to save 5% with a 6- or 12-month prepaid plan.

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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SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

Each SpiceBreeze box subscription comes with 2 or 4 culinary spice kits every month.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

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 August Quad Box includes recipes for Ratatouille (French), Kabob Koobideh (Persian), Tandoori Chicken (Indian), and Sosaties (South African).

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

SpiceBreeze also included a welcome card!

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The card includes links to their newsletter and social media where customers can find fun facts, special offers, and additional recipes.

Now on to the items! This month’s box included 8 individual spices, 2 per recipe. I chose to recreate the recipes for Ratatouille and Kabob Koobideh, so I’ll begin with those.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

Ratatouille is a famous vegetable dish from Provence, a French region along the South Mediterranean coast. It’s traditionally seasoned with Herbes de Provence, including the not-so-common herb, European hyssop. The Ratatouille culinary spice kit ingredients include freshly ground thyme, rosemary, savory, oregano, sage, marjoram, and European hyssop.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

Per the recipe, I cut eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, and onion and sautéed them in garlic and olive oil.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

After 5-10 minutes, I added tomato paste and stirred in the provided Ratatouille seasoning and salt & pepper. I let the mixture combine and simmer on low until the vegetables were softened to my liking.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The final result was amazing! I cook all the time, especially vegetables, but the addition of the spices made such a big difference in this dish. It elevated a basic vegetable dish to restaurant food and tasted like it had been simmering for hours and hours. I would love to purchase more of this spice combination!

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The next recipe I recreated was Kabob Koobideh. Kabob Koobideh is the most popular grilled ground meat in Iran and around the Persian Gulf. The meat is prepared with turmeric and sumac, and sumac is also used as a common table condiment, in place of salt.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The Kabob Koobideh culinary spice kit ingredients include freshly ground turmeric and sumac.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

Per the recipe, I combined lean ground beef with grated onion and garlic, an egg, the provided spices, and salt and pepper. I wrapped the ground beef mixture around flat skewers and grilled them on my outdoor grill until done.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

I sprinkled the kabobs with extra sumac.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The recipe card also suggested grilling tomatoes to go alongside the kabobs.

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

I just skewered them and placed them straight on the grill with the kabobs. They turned out great!

SpiceBreeze August 2017 Spices Meal Subscription Box

The recipe card suggested serving the kabobs with basmati rice, fresh herbs, and red cabbage slaw. I opted for the quicker weeknight version and served the kabobs in lavash bread wraps with shredded endive (I didn’t have cabbage), fresh mint, feta, and extra seasoning. So fresh and pretty!

The third recipe is for Tandoori Chicken. Tandoori Chicken is a well-known Indian dish that gets its flavor from a fragrant, yogurt-based marinade. SpiceBreeze notes that this Tandoori spice blend includes Ajowan, a common Indian spice with a slightly bitter and nutty thyme-anise like taste.

A separate packet of pure Cayenne (pictured in the spoon) is also included for this recipe. The recipe card suggests using it to add a kick and level of heat to your liking.

The Tandoori Chicken culinary spice kit ingredients include Paprika, ajowan, Kashmiri chili, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, cloves, cumin, white pepper, coriander, and cayenne.

The last recipe is for South African Sosaties. Sosaties are marinated meat skewers from Cape Malay that feature flavors and spices found in both African and Asian cuisine. This spice blend provides the flavor, fragrance, and spice, and the separate Bird’s Eye Chilis provide the heat.

The Sosaties culinary spice kit ingredients include Orange peel, bay leaf, ginger, yellow mustard, coriander, curry leaf, turmeric, fenugreek, onion, cayenne, cumin, cilantro, garlic, cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, and Bird’s Eye chili.

Verdict: I had so much fun preparing these SpiceBreeze recipes. I’m so impressed with the freshness of the spices as well as the thoughtful, creative recipes included in the box. I love to cook and do it all the time, but I found these recipes to be new and exciting, while still simple enough to prepare in a state of weeknight hanger (hungry anger)!

SpiceBreeze is more budget-friendly than buying premium, authentic spices from a specialty store, and the added recipe cards add value and save time otherwise spent browsing online for dinner ideas. This box is a winner for me!

What do you think about SpiceBreeze?

Cook popular meals from around the world with minimal time and effort. Each month receive simple recipes for selected entrées with delicious flavors from different regions of the world. Includes freshly ground pure spices, pre-portioned for easy cooking and no waste. Just add fresh ingredients, enjo... read more.
Misha Fazeli
Misha Fazeli
Misha is a beauty + skincare addict, a foodie, and a lover of all things sparkly. She was introduced to subscription boxes after stumbling upon My Subscription Addiction and has been hooked ever since. She loves that subscription boxes bring the joy of gift giving (and receiving!) to everyday life.

Misha Fazeli
Misha Fazeli
Misha is a beauty + skincare addict, a foodie, and a lover of all things sparkly. She was introduced to subscription boxes after stumbling upon My Subscription Addiction and has been hooked ever since. She loves that subscription boxes bring the joy of gift giving (and receiving!) to everyday life.
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10 comments

Pam

Thanks for the review. I’m in, I subscribed yesterday. Can’t wait to get my first shipment! 🙂

Alex

I’m Persian-Armenian and koobideh is a staple of my diet. I have my favorite restaurants and have never made it myself. I’m so excited to see this recipe and to see the spices!

Yours looks amazing and delicious!

Olivia G

Looks so yummy. I think I’m going to try this subscription. I like that it takes the guess work out of what to make for dinner, but I don’t have to rush to make it before perishable items expire like home meal subscriptions.

Chanell

Figured it out. Cant wait for my first package. Thank you for the review.

Chanell

The code MSAFIRST25 does not seem to be working for me when I am trying to subscribe. Can anyone help please?

MS

I had two family members who got this for six months as gift subs. They loved it. I am considering subbing too. Looks like they’ve improved their packaging aesthetics too.

danielle

I am definitely getting this one! I tried raw spice bar but that was a nightmare. I had to contact them to get my shipment and only received 1 out of 3 that I paid for. I just let it go….

Jessica

I always wanted to sub to raw spice bar, but heard too many horror stories about late/missing shipments, recipe mistakes, etc. I hope this sub will continued to be reviewed–if their quality is consistent, I would love to try it out!

Also, this was a thorough and helpful review, Misha 👍

Misha Fazeli

Hi Jessica! Thanks so much- it means a lot!

lexifan89

This box intrigues me. I might give it a go after one or two more reviews. The price is hard to beat.

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