A review of Try the World, a food subscription company that sends country themed boxes of authentic delicacies, snacks and pantry items right to your door!
Hey travel foodies! Have you guys heard of Try The World yet? They are a food subscription company that assembles adorable country themed food boxes to bring authentic delicacies, snacks and pantry items right to your doorstep!
I don't know about you, but I feel like the world is being overrun with food delivery companies and monthly subscription packages for everything. You can arrange for your groceries to be picked up curbside. You can set up your Amazon account to deliver your favorite granola bar and save money by doing their "Subscribe and Save" program (seriously...have you paid attention to that? Not that my obsession with KIND bars has gotten to that level....yet...).
We will literally do ANYTHING not to have to talk to another living human being in order to get our food! And hey, I completely understand the utter joy of convenience and avoidance of social interaction (let's face it, some of ya'll have pushed us to not being able to face the granola bar aisle...) but I also feel such a disconnect when a box of food shows up at my door. I like to select my fresh ingredients. I like to make my grocery list and go find the best deal. I like lugging my grocery bags into the kitchen. (The last one was a lie). But seriously, I enjoy the process and sometimes food delivery services can just be so....sterile.
My experience with Try The World was completely opposite. I was giddy when I opened the box! I loved the teal color and adorable hot air balloon logo, and all of the contents were unique, interesting, colorful, and exciting!
What I think sets Try the World apart from other food subscription services is that you're receiving authentic food items from other countries which means that every box is a surprise and likely something you have never tried before. Each box comes with an insert including a description of each item as well as recipes for how to incorporate the contents into an entire meal!
My favorite thing about this company? They feature all small, family owned companies who "follow traditional and artisanal methods of production." I love that! I absolutely adore their support of small business and their desire to stay family oriented. Each item includes a background story of the family business, and the insert even includes information on their expert chefs with whom they collaborate for the recipes AND the graphic design artist who developed the insert. It seems no one is forgotten or left unacknowledged! I just kept discovering more and more that I loved about this company the more that I researched them and I love all of the credit that they give to those they work with! Stay humble, Try The World!I received the Greece Country box as a complimentary gift as a new brand affiliate (guys...this was the first thing I have ever received as a food blogger so this is super special and exciting for me!) but I discovered they also have snack boxes and pantry boxes (I want them allllll!)
Here's a breakdown of the pricing for the 3 different box options:
- Countries Boxes-- Receive 7-8 delicacies per month, each month is a different country
- Pay every month: $39
- Pay every 3 months: $35
- Pay every 6 months: $33
- Pay every 12 months: $29
- Snack Boxes-- Receive 5 all-natural snacks from around the world
- Pay every month: $19
- Pay every 3 months: $17
- Pay every 6 months: $16
- Pay every 12 months: $15
- Pantry Boxes-- Receive 5 pantry products from around the world, tailored to your taste
- Pay every month: $29.95
- Pay every 3 months: $27.95
- Pay every 6 months: $26.94
- Pay every 12 months: $24.95
**Interested in trying them out? Click the link below to get your free box!
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So let's dig into my Greece box and see what we got!
PASTELI"Made with sesame seeds and honey, pasteli is a traditional Greek confection sold at street kiosks everywhere. Since the 1950s, the Vasilissa family farm has been cultivating raw honey using sustainable methods on Evia, a fertile island just north of Athens."
- eat as a snack
- add to granola
- top a dessert
STUFFED VINE LEAVES"Called dolmas in Greek, these soft grape leaves are grown in the nutrient-rich soil of Evia and stuffed with rice, dill, mint and onions. Opened in 1957, Palirria is a family-run company that commits to wrapping their fresh dolmas by hand."
- share on its own (as a mezze![appetizer])
- eat as a snack
- serve with chopped tomatoes
"Stories of Greek Origins is a small business that promotes local traditions with a focus on ingredients. A Greek yogurt dip, this tzatziki mix is made with hand-picked herbs and contains all the ingredients you need - just add plan yogurt and top with olive oil!"
- serve with keftedes (recipe in insert)
- enjoy with souvlaki
- use as dip
TRAHANA"Named after 776 BC, the date of the first Olympic games, 776 Deluxe crafts unique, Grecian pasta called trahana. Hearty in nature, trahana is an ancient staple used by shepherds in porridges and soups. These 'sweet' trahanas are made with sheep's milk."
- make trahana soup (recipe in insert)
- use in a stew
- make a pasta salad
BREADSTICKS "Founded by five brothers in the village of Stavrakia on Crete, Baking Stories uses natural ingredients and stone-ground wheat flour to elevate the quality and flavor of their snacks. Crisp yet light, these breadsticks are perfect for your own mezze celebration."
- dip into pepper paste
- crush into breadcrumbs
- enjoy with olives
ROSEMARY-INFUSED OLIVE OIL "This aromatic olive oil comes from Crete, a large island south of mainland Greece known for its agriculture and cuisine. Dedicated to sharing Cretan food with more people, two food-loving interior designers started this company during the recent economic crisis."
- cook trahanas (recipe in insert)
- dress a salad
- serve with bread
KOURAMBIES BISCUIT"A family business based in Athens, Sweet Magin has been baking Greek sweets for over 30 years. These light, buttery biscuits are hand-packaged and offer a new take on this traditional shortbread cookie."
- dip into coffee
- crumble over ice cream
- sandwich with caramel
SPICY PEPPER PASTE WITH FETA CHEESE"Artion was founded by a group of friends who wanted to make quality Greek foods with simple, authentic ingredients. This paste features red peppers and feta, and the Greek word for this sauce, htipiti, means "beating" them with a mortar and pestle."
- use as a dip
- add to pasta
- mix into a sauce
Interested in trying this out for yourself? Click the link below to receive your free box, then comment to let me know how you liked it and what you received! Or even better, tag me in the pictures you share on social media so I can see what you're eating! 🙂