SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – June 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 June 2018 Review
Some of this month’s flavors and recipes are inspired by the Seychelles, a tropical island in the Indian ocean. But randomly enough, there’s also a recipe inspired by Swedish cuisine. It’s a curious mix of cultures, but I’m excited to try them both!
Pwason Griye Recipe
I typically eat a vegetarian diet, but I’ll kick in some fish now and then when I’m really craving protein. The flavors in this grilled fish dish are warm, earthier, and sweeter than I expected. The fish is seasoned in a paste made from cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, thyme, coriander, and white pepper. The accompanying tomato and onion chutney has similar flavors (there’s a seasoning mix just for the chutney). It feels almost Thanksgiving-y, but the splash of lime juice will give the dish a tropical twist and bring out the brightness of the white fish.
Going by the photo alone, this Swedish “sandwich cake” didn’t look like it’d be up my alley on the recipe card. But it’s essentially a fancy version of a tuna salad sandwich—one of my favorite sandwiches growing up. The mix of dill, horseradish, green peppercorns, fennel, and celery give a fresh, herby kick to a creamy sandwich filling, which feels very Swedish. (I went to Stockholm last year and ate a lot of yummy, very creamy foods!) I like that this recipe includes a lot of veggies that you might not typically find in tuna salad. I don’t know that I’d make this as a true cake, but I would definitely turn to this recipe as an alternative to typical tuna sandwich filling!
Kari Koko Recipe
I could eat curry every single day of my life and never get tired of it. This recipe calls for chicken as a protein, but eggplant should work just as well. I love the warm, rich flavors in the curry seasoning blend—they’ll make for a yummy complement to the creamy coconut milk broth. I think it’s cool that you also get seasoning for a sweet, cinnamony potato side and a recipe for an apple salad, too. Cool, sweet, savory, warm—this dish features every flavor!
Quinoa Salad Recipe
Last but not least is a recipe for quinoa salad that’s inspired by Bolivia. We’re really globetrotting! Quinoa salad strikes me as a bit dry sometimes, so I appreciate that this one calls for a lot of juicy veggies like tomato and cucumber, plus a topping of creamy avocado. The seasoning mix brings a bit of rich, mildly smoky heat, which wakes things up. I’m used to quinoa salads tasting a bit one-note, so the seasoning is much appreciated!
Verdict: I like this twist on traditional meal kits, partially because it’s so inexpensive, but also because it allows for more personalization than something where you get all of the ingredients sent to you. As someone who prefers a plant-based or at least pescatarian diet, I’m able to make adjustments or substitutions while still feeling like I’m cooking up something unique. Seasoning is something I struggle to get right (I usually end up just dousing food in black pepper and garlic and calling it a day), so having that step taken care of for me makes a big difference in my kitchen. If anything, I might’ve wanted all the recipes to be slightly more honed to the cuisine mentioned on the info card, but everything seemed yummy enough that I’m not going to be too picky.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Order by August 1 to get the August box. Otherwise, you’ll the next month’s box.
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.
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What did you think of the June SpiceBreeze?