SpiceBreeze Food Subscription Review + Coupon – August 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 August 2018 Review
This is my first time reviewing SpiceBreeze. I don’t subscribe regularly to any meal kit boxes and my husband typically does the cooking for our family, but I thought it would be something new and different to try. I am no gourmet chef, but with the right spices perhaps I could be?
I like the simple presentation of the large folded card that provides an overview of the meals and had each of the spices adhered to it in a plastic bag. This month I received 5 spice bags for 4 different recipes.
The region feature is the Philippines, but the recipes seemed to be from all over the world! I didn’t really get how it all tied into the theme, but whatever, they all sounded good.
The back of the card features some images – of the recipes, and other (kind of) random things – like the Tasmanian devil from Australia? Again, the curation doesn’t seem super cohesive to me, but at least the spices all smell good!
Fattoush Lebanese Culinary Spice Kit
I’m of Syrian descent, and Fattoush is a delicious middle eastern salad that I’m quite familiar with. It’s typically seasoned with sumac and topped with crunchy pita chips. This meal included 2 spice packets – the first for the salad dressing and the second for the chicken marinade. I didn’t know what spices I would be receiving in this kit or the other ingredients that I needed on hand but I had some drumsticks in my fridge. I decided that since I was familiar with this seasoning, instead of using the sliced chicken breast, I would substitute in the chicken legs.
I mixed the contents of package 1 into a bowl and added lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. I let sit for a few hours, then baked for 30 minutes on 425 in my Smart Oven.
The results were tender, juicy drumsticks with a delightfully crispy skin and smoky sumac flavor!
Chicken Inasal Filipino Culinary Spice Kit
I thought that this blend of spices (Annatto, lemongrass, lemon peel, and ginger) sounded amazing and I couldn’t wait to put it on a chicken breast!
I simply mixed the recommended marinade in a bowl, added strips of chicken breast and let it sit for about 4 hours.
I then stir-fried the chicken on the stove top and served it alongside my Fattoush salad. I did kind of a combo of these two dinners based on what I had on hand and how I wanted to spend my time cooking – but I actually loved both chickens with the Fattoush salad dressing.
Ajapsandali Georgian Culinary Spice Kit
This eggplant stew was another new type of recipe to me, but I had all of the ingredients on hand and decided to make it as another side dish! We grow eggplants and parsley in a garden, so I used parsley instead of cilantro in this recipe.
This worked as a really nice side, and you can eat it hot or cold on bread. I think you could easily add meat, or lentils and turn this into the star of a healthy main meal.
Aussie Burger Australian Culinary Spice Kit
This was my least favorite of the featured spices. This packet contains just a single ingredient – Tasmanian pepper berries. I’m sure they are good, but they would require me to either get out the spice grinder or empty out my pepper mill to grind them. I would have preferred if they came ready to cook with.
The recipe included instructs you to grind these berries and mix them with some tomatoes, kiwi, salt, and lemon juice – which then becomes the topping to a burger. Eh, I’ll probably just try using this as regular pepper and I doubt I’ll make this recipe. It doesn’t sound great to me and I didn’t have the ingredients on hand to even try. I’m not a big kiwi eater!
Verdict: This was a fun subscription for me, and I think it added great variety to our standard weeknight dinners! I wish I knew what was coming ahead of time so I could have the ingredients on hand when the kit arrived. I also wish the theme was a little more cohesive – or none at all. I don’t get why they featured the Philippines but only 1 of the 4 recipes was from that region. Seemed strange. I did like that the recipes were all pretty simple and each only took around 30 minutes to get on the table.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You will receive the September 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 mix breaks down to $2.96.
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