Try the World Countries Box Review + Coupon – February 2018


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Try the World Countries February 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.

Try the World Countries February 2018 - Box Open

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

Try the World Countries February 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 Countries February 2018 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 and a few multiples. More on that below!  

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Loacker Quadratini Cocoa & Milk, 4.41 oz. – Buy an 8.82 oz. bag for $3.99

These cookies come to us from Dolomites, Italy where the Loacker family selects the best ingredients to make all of their products. These little wafer cookies are so delicious! The cookies come in little squares so you can quickly find that you have eaten half of the bag if you aren’t careful. The cocoa is so rich with a light sweetness and the cream is the perfect double layer filling that really cuts through the cocoa. I could eat these every day with my afternoon coffee.  

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Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Mabo Tofu, 2.25 oz. – Buy a pack of 12 for $22.80

Lee Kum Kee products come from Hong Kong and have been in business for over 125 years. This packet includes sauce that you can use to make tofu or you can even use it over pork or chicken. The monthly booklet features two recipes that you can use this packet for as well. I am not a tofu lover these days, but I can’t wait to try to use this over chicken and rice.

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Lee Kum Kee Sauce for Sichuan Style Mabo Tofu, 2.5 oz. – Buy a 12 pack for $22.80

This is the second tofu sauce box I received from Lee Kum Kee. Only one was listed in the monthly booklet so I’m not sure if every box will come with both. This particular blend is to make Sichuan style tofu, but you can also use it over chicken or even shrimp.

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Miggy’s BitBits Rice Crispies, 1.41 oz. – Buy a pack of 18 for $16.02

These candies come from Brazil! This first bag is of the original recipe, rice crispies crunch. Each little rice crispy bite is covered in a thick chocolate coating. They are so sweet, so crunchy, and so delicious! 

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Miggy’s BitBits Crunchy Peanuts, 1.41 oz. -Buy a pack of 18 for $16.02

This is another duplicate that was not listed in the monthly booklet so I am not sure if this will arrive in everyone’s box. This bag is a crunchy peanut covered in milk chocolate. The treats are so bite-sized and super sweet. I was happy to see that I got two bags of these because they were so yummy.

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Rieme Sparkling Blood Orange – Retail Value $3.25

This glass bottle soda was such a lovely surprise! This brand comes to us from France and started back in 1921. I received the blood orange flavor which was so delicious. It tasted like a sparkling orange lemonade. The only thing about drinks like this is that they are extremely sweet, it can be like drinking pure sugar if you aren’t used to sugary beverages. I decided to share this drink with my husband while watching basketball on a Saturday afternoon and it was a lovely treat for both of us!

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Smotherings of Africa: Braai Seasoning, 2.3 oz. – Estimated Value $12.99

I received this product back in the Africa-themed box, so my estimated value comes from what I found back then, but it looks like this product is no longer available for sale online at the moment. This spice blend smells like jerky and is so fresh. I have used this rub on steaks, chicken, and even burgers. Sadly, this product was not listed in the monthly booklet, instead, I was meant to receive an Amazon chipotle pepper sauce.

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The Spice Hunter Smokey Chile, 2.3 oz. – Retail Value $8.69

This spice blend comes from Mexico and is filled with cocoa, sesame, cumin, garlic, and chile. The monthly booklet notes that it can be used as a meat rub or even used in sauces or soups. I make a mean chicken tortilla soup that I might have to add this to the next time I make it to kick the spices up a bit!

Verdict: This month’s Try The World was filled with eight snacks, but I was sad to see that one of the products in the booklet was missing. Plus I received two duplicates that were not noted in the booklet as well so I can’t be sure if that will be consistent for all boxes. I have noticed inconsistencies over the past few months with the products that I receive vs. what is listed in the monthly booklet. I have reached out to customer service each time so I hope that these issues get resolved for a more consistent curation. While I enjoyed this month’s box, I am finding that I miss the country themes each month which gave each box a unique curation and theme rather than having the products being from all over the world in one month. 

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 eight products in this month’s box which averages out to a value of $4.88 per item.

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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!

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10 Comments

  1. Cancelled! That was a no brainer. My April box came today with a nice pamphlet showing the products from around the world. However the picture for one item showed a nice 50g bottle of truffle zest— but the product actually supplied was 2g!!! Another item for balsamic vinegar glaze was pictured as 260g– the product supplied was 2.2g!!!! What a dupe. Easy cancel. This box went downhill fast! Good riddance!

  2. Curation of the boxes is not very impressive since the move to “Try the World”. Products do not relate to each other and were from many countries in two of three boxes I received . Most concerning is that my last few boxes have had expired products. I tried to cancel and left messages but the company has not responded. Disappointed in this box and the customer service.

  3. I signed up for this box on the Black Friday special. A 3 month sub was supposed to come with 2 free boxes. So far, I’ve only gotten the December and January boxes. No free boxes and no February box. The customer service is horrible but they did manage to automatically renew me for another three months even though I cancelled on their site. I hate this box.

    • I finally got my “February” box and it had none of the items in this review in it. I think they just took a random box off the shelf to give me. They also sent one of my free boxes, which had 4 duplicates from my Feb. box.

  4. this looks like leftover from previous boxes because I’ve had most of these items in previous boxes.

    • I agree I got a few duplicates. Thanks for your post!

  5. This box looks like a themed Degustabox, at twice the price.
    I would definitely sub if it was less expensive.

    • Thanks for your post!

  6. Was really impressed with this subscription when it had items with the same country, but since the Canadian box the subscription has had items from different countries in the same box. I wasn’t very impressed with the last few boxes which have different products from various countries and there seem to be note snacks that they used to send. I will be checking out the March box but if it has a lot of snacks I will probably cancel the subscription. I’m just not sure that its worth the 39$ each month!

    • Thank you for your post!

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