SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – April 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 April 2018 Review
The overall appearance of the package is very straightforward. I’m always a fan of limiting unnecessary packaging, especially when I can easily file things away until it’s time to use the item(s). I love learning and really appreciated the inside panel and story/description of the New Year celebrated on April 13 in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, and parts of India. Our family enjoys trying new foods and flavors so we were very excited to experiment with these spice packs. Additionally, I love recipe cards and totally appreciated the dish explanations because, one, I could understand what I was really cooking, and secondly, some of them gave alternative recipe ideas. While excited, we always have to alter recipes a bit as we have a very restricted diet.
Falafel Spice Kit
Falafel was an easy one to substitute for our diet. I made cauliflower falafel, which consisted of minced cauliflower, egg, almond flour, garlic, onion, and the spice packet to make the falafel. Additionally, I made a bed of greens (kale) & pine nuts. The spice in this was amazing. It was also nice to know we could easily replicate this seasoning with coriander and cumin. The cumin was a lot stronger of a taste than we expected but was still mighty delicious. Check out the recipe we used here.
Spaghetti Napolitana Spice Kit
I really enjoy making spaghetti sauce, especially when I get to experiment by adding new twists to my basic, but tasty formula. I always cook down a few fresh tomatoes and then add the chopped tomatoes, so this recipe was a very easy one. I substituted my spice mix (oregano, fresh basil, parsley, and garlic salt) for the provided one. Although the directions called to use ½ half of the packet, I used about ⅓ because we really like to taste the fresh tomato. This spice was a little overpowering with the white pepper, for me, but my wife loved it. I think I will end up making meatballs with the remaining spice in the packet.
Shukto Spice Kit
My family has never had Bengali food, so this one was certainly a taste bud surprise. When reading the spice kit ingredients, I was a little concerned with the amount of mustard, as I am not a huge fan. Additionally, the only experience I’ve had with fenugreek is with breastfeeding support/supplements, so I truly had no idea what to expect. We were able to make this as the recipe called but just omitted the rice and naan. While I was most excited to taste this one, I do not think this is my cup of tea. I’m not opposed to trying more Bengali food, I just think I may need someone else to prepare it for me.
Pad Kee Mao Spice Kit
For the Pad Kee Mao, we made a somewhat of a stirfry. We used slivered sweet potatoes, carrots, asparagus, broccolini, chicken, and, of course, the spice packet. We always try to make sure that our toddler is along for our food adventures, so to ensure it wouldn’t be too overwhelming for his young pallet, I went a little mild on the spices. Fortunately, I tasted this before giving him any – it had quite a kick at the end that I think would have been too much. I really enjoyed this dry-heat spice and would love to use it again in the future.
Verdict: This is one of the more interesting boxes I’ve received that fall into the food realm. I think this gives you a really reasonable pricing structure that allows you to try pure, native spices, accompanied by recipes, without having to shell out a ton of cash like the traditional meal-box subscriptions. The majority of the recipes include products that you’d typically find in your refrigerator or pantry – and if you don’t have them, substitute! It’s doesn’t add much to your weekly grocery bill AND you get to experiment with unique flavors. I am a big fan of this subscription and would recommend it to anyone who likes to chef-it-up in the kitchen but doesn’t want to break the bank in the process.
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 is fantastic because they’ve done the measuring for you, and, in some instances, you get enough to make multiple servings.
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