Try the World Holiday Box 2015 + Coupon Code for a FREE Box!

Try the World 2015 Holiday BoxIt’s hard to believe it’s the season to be reviewing holiday themed boxes, but here we are!

Stay tuned! At the bottom of this post, I talk about how to score a FREE Try the World Box!

Try the World Holiday Box 2015

One of my favorite things about traveling is sampling the local cuisine which is the idea behind Try the World— a bi-monthly subscription box service I’ve been enjoying so much this year! Their team of travelers and local experts curate each box with products they feel best represent that box’s location theme. I haven’t traveled anywhere in awhile, so this way I can get a little of what I’ve been missing delivered right to my house. (You can read my other Try the World reviews here)

Try the World Holiday Box Culture Guide

Try the World comes with a Culture Guide, detailing the products in the box. Usually each Try the World box has a specific theme like Paris or Spain. This month, it’s the Holiday Box filled with an assortment of goodies from around the world.

Try the World Holiday Box First Look

My Try the World boxes are noticeably heavier than most of my other subscription boxes which, and I’m not sure why, make them seem more fun to open!

Truffette de France Chocolate Truffles

Truffette de France Chocolate Truffles These are chocolate truffles that began production in France, and expanded to Quebec.  Seriously, melt in my mouth chocolatey goodness, omg! I ate them on their own, but it could be paired well with Ice Cream I think. The guide says they go well with Cognac, too!

Sindyanna of Galilee Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Sindyanna of Galilee Extra-Virgin Olive Oil I love receiving olive oil in these boxes! This is a fair trade oil grown, harvested, and cold pressed by a cooperative of Arab and Jewish women in northern Israel.  In the culture guide, there’s a cake recipe using this as an ingredient.

Cookies Orientines

Palmiers Butter Cookies These cookies are made by a small Moroccan company.  They are really subtle and I think they’re pair well with a cup of tea.

Teatonics Ruby-Red Restorative Winter Calming Tea

Teatonics Ruby-Red Restorative Winter Calming Tea Well, speaking of, here’s some tea in the box! From the UK, this is made with a blend of red and green rooibos, hibiscus, cocoa, vanilla, and licorice.  I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or not, but the packaging colors look perfect enough to be a stocking-stuffer. :)

Nyakers Gingersnaps

Nyakers Gingersnaps Orange– These are part of a holiday tradition in Sweden on December 13th, St Lucia’s Day, which is a holiday that commemorates the girl who brought food to persecuted Christians in Rome. These Gingersnaps have an orange twist which tastes unusual and good! The culture guide says these pair well with mulled wine.

Bazzar Acai Dessert Sauce

Bazzar Acai Dessert Sauce From Brazil, this sauce says on the jar that it’s good for ice cream and yogurt. In the culture guide, it says it would be great glazed over poultry. I think glazing a turkey with this would be awesome! Also, it says it’s delicious over pancakes.

G. Cova & C Panettone

G. Cova & C Panettone Milano This is a cute little package of Italian sweet bread that would also go well in a stocking-stuffer. It’s made according to an age-old time-consuming process of soaking, leavening, and baking so it tastes homemade.

Biokia Mixed BerriesBiokia Mixed Berries This is a blend of wild and little-known berries from Finland such as bilberries and lingonberries. They are frozen and dried soon after being harvested. I actually used them to make some muffins!  See? :)

Dried Mixed-Berry Muffins

4.9 from 9 reviews
Dried Mixed-Berry Muffins
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup dried mixed berries (or any kind of dried berries)
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Put mixed berries in a shallow bowl with just enough hot water to cover them.
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
  4. In another bowl, mix together, sugar, milk, oil and egg
  5. Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until almost combined
  6. Drain the berries, then stir to combine into the mixture
  7. Put muffin cups in a 12 cup tray and dish the mixture into the cups
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until tops are slightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Try the World is $39 and you receive a box every 60 days. You can sign up here if you like!

SPECIALS:

Limited offer: All new subscribers will get the Holiday box AND a free Spain Box!

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Use the Coupon code: LEAPFROGTRAVELS to receive 30% off your subscription!

So this was what was in the holiday Try the World… what do you think? I think it would make a fantastic gift for some of my foodie friends! (Note, you CAN just purchase a one time only box without the subscription! This goes through December!)

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Disclosure: Although I was compensated for a product or service in exchange for a review, all words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

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15 Responses to Try the World Holiday Box 2015 + Coupon Code for a FREE Box!

  1. Ruby Red Ginger Snap says:

    All around the world in a box. Brilliant.

    I’m glad that they aren’t calling them Freedom Truffles.

    I wonder if the Acai berry sauce would go well with popsicles…

    I also think that Orientine sounds like an elite asian person.

    Mmmm…muffins…

    Great review and recipe!

  2. Angry Alice says:

    Oooohwie! Those muffins look so good.

    I can imagine eating those with my Fred!

  3. Katrina Waves says:

    Wow, these muffins look like they’re walking on sunshine!!!

    Two words…ah-mazing!

  4. Betty Crocker says:

    What have I been doing with my life?

  5. Janice says:

    OH! MY! GAWWWD!

    Those muffins look absolutely delicious!

    Bravo!

  6. Anita Truffle says:

    Everything in this box looks wonderful.

    I want all of the stuff that comes in the box.

    I can’t wait to try the recipe for the muffins.

    Well done!

    P.S. I really like Orientines

  7. Victoria says:

    They always have some goodies loaded up in this box. After the holidays I may give it a try myself. #ProductReviewParty

  8. Louida says:

    Besides the ginger snaps, I can see myself enjoying all of these. This is a wonderful box you received. #ProductReviewParty

  9. Amila says:

    It is so nice to enjoy the tastes from around the world simply using a subscription service.All these items in the box looks tasty….
    #ProductReviewParty

  10. You get some of the best boxes, these would also make great holiday and housewarming gifts!

  11. Stacie says:

    I’d take the tea, the acai sauce, the Ginger snaps, oh it all looks good! I agree these would be perfect for gift giving.

  12. I’m going to give this a shot! I just signed up for a box with the free Paris box offer, plus I saved $15!! WOOT!

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