Try the World Countries Box Review + Coupon – January 2018
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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