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Try the World Countries Box Review + Coupon – January 2018

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Try the World 2018 - Box

Try The World is a monthly food subscription box that sends you chef-selected local and authentic gourmet foods from different countries. Try The World offers a smaller Snack Box and a Countries Box that features a variety of countries each month.

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This review is of the Try The World Countries, $39 a month, box. 

 Try the World 2018 - Box Contents

About Try The World

The Subscription Box: Try The World

The Cost: $39/box + free shipping. Save with longer prepaid subscriptions.

LIMITED TIME DEAL: While supplies last, when you sign up for a new subscription, your first shipment will include one free box! Your first box will be the Journey The World Box and you will receive a free box! No coupon needed – just use this link!

The Products: Each monthly box includes 7-8 authentic, chef-curated gourmet delicacies

Ships to: US

Try The World Review

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Here is the monthly fold-out that includes a very detailed product section with a photo of each piece of food featured in your box. This was super helpful to use while navigating through each item, but I will note that I noticed I received one incorrect item this month. More on that below!  

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Try the World 2018 - HelloFresh Coupon

I also received a coupon for my first HelloFresh box! Check out our Hello Fresh reviews for more information about this meal kit and to save $30 off your first box! Plus a wine voucher to Naked Wines. So fun! 

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A-Sha Dry Noodle – Buy a pack of 5 for $11.09

This month I received these amazing dry noodles, but, according to the monthly booklet, I was meant to receive a sherry ketchup by Victoria Amory. I reached out to Try The World’s customer service and awaiting a response about the discrepancy.

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I would have loved the ketchup, but these noodles were also really delicious! They were a pretty standard dry noodle packet where you pour the hot water to soften your noodles, then you drain the water before adding your sauce packets. The noodles were light and fluffy with a creamy texture to them, super filling. There was a light hint of salt that was so delicious as well. I could see this pairing nicely with some chicken or shrimp.  

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Candy Cane Crunch Truffles, 1.6 oz. – Buy a pack of 6 similar flavors for $20

This sweet treat comes to us from Poland. I love candy canes and I love chocolate, but I do not enjoy them together for some reason. Something about the mint mixed with the sweet chocolate that I can’t get past. Luckily, my husband is obsessed with this truffle flavor so he happily devoured this sweet treat. The chocolate was sweet with a nice thick outer shell, and the candy cane crunch was exactly that, minty and crunchy!

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BELA Fresh-Canned Sardines, 4.25 oz. – Retail Value $3.86

Oh, my, sardines! When I first met my husband he thought it was out of this world that I had never tried sardines before and brought us some to try with some fancy crackers. I was a good sport, but I quickly realized that this snack is just not for me. I love eating fish, but this version is very strong in smell and flavor that I haven’t been able to get past. I decided to treat my husband to this lovely canned fish from Portugal, made with all-natural ingredients in a delicious olive oil. I bought some crusty bread and cheese and he ate this all right up as an appetizer before dinner.

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Crispy Shrimp by Prince Katsu, 0.88 oz. – Retail Value $5.99

This snack comes to us from Taiwan! These are whole shrimp that are fried in palm oil to make them extra crispy. The monthly card notes that you can eat these on their own, in a salad, soup, or any other dish you would add shrimp to really! I was nervous to try these honestly. I am glad that I did though because they were very delicious! They were extra crunchy and super salty. My only issue is that they didn’t really have that lovely fresh shrimp flavor that I really enjoy. I don’t know if I will be buying these to eat again, but I did really enjoy taste testing them! 

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing by Kuhne, 8.45 fl oz. – Estimated Value $5.49

This yogurt salad dressing from Germany is so rich and creamy! There were hints of honey sweetness mixed with a light spice like fresh-ground pepper. I love ranch dressing, but I don’t like to use it that often. This would make a great substitute when I am craving a salad dressing that is similar to a ranch. I loved the texture and the blend of sweet and spicy, and it paired so well with many different salad toppings that I used.

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Sweet & Sour Sauce by Lee Kum Kee, 6.7 oz. – Retail Value $3.48

I love sweet and sour chicken, but I have never tried my hand at cooking it on my own. Now that I have this yummy sauce I am going to have to try it! Plus, the monthly information card includes a recipe that I can use. This brand comes to us from Hong Kong and was founded in 1888! I can’t wait to use this for some many different chicken recipes.

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Coconut Macaroons by Poppies, 3 1.4 oz. – Buy a 7.8 oz. box for $8.30

Our final snack comes from Belgium and was founded by a master baker back in 1935. I love macaroons and was excited to see that this month’s box came with three of these little treats. I am not the biggest coconut fan, but I gave these a go since I love anything sweet. They were very strong in their coconut flavor and overall texture, but I loved the layers of chocolate on the bottom and drizzled over the top. Since I received so many, I was happy to enjoy one and share with my Mom as well.

Verdict: This month’s Try The World was filled with seven snacks, up from last months. Now that the countries box features a range of locations instead of a specific theme, this box felt like it had so much variety. While I didn’t love many of the snacks, I was happy to be introduced to so many unique flavors. That is what is so great about snack boxes right? They really push your taste buds and encourage you to try things from all over the world that you normally never would. 

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? All orders are shipped out within 30 days. If you place an order today you will receive the March box.

Coupon – While supplies last, when you sign up for a new subscription, your first shipment will include one free box! Your first box will be the Journey The World Box and you will receive a free box! No coupon needed – just use this link!

Value Breakdown: The monthly cost of this box is $39, including shipping. I received a total of seven products in this month’s box which averages out to a value of $5.57 per item. Each of these snacks were very unique and something I would never purchase on my own so I think the overall curation is really where you are seeing the value!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

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. I cancelled my TTW sub due to issues everyone else has described. However, I also subscribe to Yummy Bazaar and Degustabox, and I have been pleased with both the contents and the customer service, and would recommend them to folks looking for some fun food subscription boxes.

  2. THAT was $40???? Seriously? Wow. I’d be mad. What a complete rip off.

  3. My sauce and salad dressing were expired and the ketchup was missing. They said they would send replacements but have not.

    • I’m so sorry to hear that!

    • Please read past reviews about Try the World. I received this sub for awhile but there were too many CS issues for me to risk this amount of money every month. They need to Try Customer Service!

  4. Taryn, thanks for your fun review. I’m sorry to say I had nothing but problems with this subscription ever since I was involuntarily switched over to them when they bought out Hamptons Lane last year. I received one of the boxes they used to be known for — well-curated, focused on one country, in a lovely high-quality light blue box — and it has been downhill ever since. I’ve received two (supposedly monthly) boxes since then, about two or three months apart, and they were much lower quality (and were duplicates of each other). I repeatedly contacted customer service about all the missing shipments; they kept making the same tired excuses about how they were still recovering from moving their warehouse and promised a credit and/or a bonus box to keep me from cancelling outright, and then … nothing. I finally gave up, cut my losses, and cancelled for good. I have lost all confidence that they will ever get their act together and would never do business with them again. It’s too bad — this evidently used to be a really great food subscription box!

    • I’m so sorry to hear this, thank you so much for your post and feedback!

    • I Agree! I really liked Hamptons Lane. Very disappointed. I like Degustabox you get 8-10 full size items for $20 a month. Bring back Hamptons Lane!

  5. I’ve had some problems with this company also and I’ve found the best way to get a response from them is to comment on their Instagram page until someone from the company reaches out to you. I was promised a special chocolate box for free from Try The World since one of my regular boxes was super late. Sad to say that the chocolate box never came. If you like these type of boxes, Yummy Bazaar boxes are great and they seem to come in a timely manner. Also, Yummy Bazaar seems to have much better customer service.

    • Thank you so much for your post!

    • Thanks for letting us know about an alternative to TTW. I was a longtime subscriber to TTW and for a while it was great, but in the past several months, they’ve just been terrible. And I refuse to support any company that does not pay its suppliers. Not only has TTW been ripping off their customers, they seriously hurt many small family businesses by not paying them what they owe. Anyone who promotes TTW via affiliate links is complicit in their fraud. I am shocked that MSA continues to feature this box. I’m glad others are speaking up about their experiences.

    • I tried reaching out on facebook and instagram but they started deleting my comments and ended up blocking me from facebook. That was the point I gave up with them.

      • Are you serious!! Wow! Reading all these negative comments and how they respond nd it seems like they make empty promises to keep people from canceling. People should flood their social media pages with their issues.

        • We did flood their social media pages with comments about problems with TTW. They purge the comments and block us. I don’t know why this box is even on here.

  6. Gross @ dried shrimp and sardines!

    • I was a bit surprised when I opened both!

  7. Like tpop, I too received expired products and products that would expire on a matter of DAYS. I wrote to them complaining of this – and the other problems I’m now having with the company. They wrote back, saying they would add some extra products in my next box. This is annoying as it requires that I get another box. They didn’t address any of my other issues.

    I’m planning on cancelling. After a year of enjoying the sub thoroughly, the last few months have seen too many problems and changes that I don’t like.

    I’ll get the Feb box, only because I want the promised extra products. But then I’m done.

    • I’m so sorry to hear this, thank you for sharing your experience!

  8. Nope. Nope. Nope. When my sub expired I was so very grateful. Constant late boxes. Different boxes sent than what the monthly advertised box was. The boxes themselves were great and I loved sampling different cuisines but I would never willingly put myself through that again.

    • Thank you for your post!

  9. I got the Black Friday deal with 2 free boxes when you buy 3 months. I have yet to receive my free box. I did get this box and the noodle package was open and the dressing was expired. The company never got back to me about these issues.

    • Oh wow, that is not good. Hopefully, they will get back to you soon. Thanks so much for posting this information!

    • I too, never received the 2 free boxes and expired food ie.. dressing . I cancelled

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