I love a good subscription box and am always excited when I find a new one to try! I recently heard about Try the World, a food subscription box that sends you items themed by a different country each month. I signed up just in time to try the French box, which is appropriate considering it’s Bastille Day!
First of all, the packaging is adorable and the insert card is fantastic! Not only does it include a list of the items you received (which is very helpful as the individual item packaging is all in French!), it also gives you insight into the chef who curated the box and some “how to use your box” ideas. Experience 1 is for a “French Gouter”, (an afterenoon snack) and includes a music playlist and suggestions for a sweet snack. Experience 2 was for a dinner & movie night with some movie suggestions and a recipe for a French speciality – Steak Tartare (which uses some of the ingredients I received). Such a fun idea and a way to make the box feel more personal!
Included in my box:
- Finishing Sat – Harvested from the naturally pink salt flats of the French Mediterranean coast, sauniers (harvesters) rake sea water every day and collect the sun-dried crystals.
- Whole Grain Mustard – In the city of Dijon, the mustard capital of France, Domaine des Vignes uses quality mustard seeds and vinegar distilled from Bordeaux and Charente wines to make this mustard.
- Tea – Le Palais de Thes tea is sourced from around the world and an aroma expert blends them together to create delicious teas.
- Fruit Jam – Charles Antona grows fruit with the help of local farmers and artisans on family-owned land in Corsica. Mediterranean herbs are added to heighten the flavor. *Unfortunately this was damaged in shipping and the jar was broken on the side. I’ll contact the company to let them know.*
- Herb Blend – a premium herb blend using organic and sustainably grow aromatics from off the coast of France near Mont Saint-Michel.
- Sables Cookies – Rich, buttery cookies famous in Mont Saint-Michel since 1888.
- Salted Butter Caramels – Chewy caramels made with butter and sea salt from Brittany, created in 1946 when the French celebrated peace and their return to Brittany at the end of World War II.
So far I have only tried the cookies and caramels, both of which were wonderful! Try the World also offers individual products for sale on their site, so if I fall in love with the mustard or cookies I can buy more! Overall I’d say Try the World is a fun experience, particularly if you like to travel (or just dream of it!). The current box highlights Brazil so you might want to grab that one up to enjoy while tuning in to the Olympics! You can try your own box here.
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