A taste of SPAIN showed up at my door for my Try the World box and I was pretty excited to dig in! (To read my past reviews, click here)
One of my favorite things about traveling is sampling the local cuisine. The idea behind “Try the World” is that every other month, their team of travelers and local experts curate each box with products they feel best represent that box’s location theme, so it’s pretty fun for this to arrive at my doorstep in the absence of my travels!
Try the World ships to both the USA and Canada and once again the box was really heavy when it arrived which for some reason makes it more fun for me to open!
Try the World comes with an information card, detailing the products in the box, along with a culture guide. The culture guide for Spain contains a “How to use this box” guide with suggestions to host a Spanish Tapas Party with recipes, a card game to play and even a party playlist of classic Spanish songs!
P. Listo, Floral Jams: Rose Petals Jam– I love unusual jams and jellies, so was excited to see some Rose Petals Jam in the box! Honestly, it looks so beautiful… like of a gift-giving quality that I’m nearly persuaded not to eat it, but my curiosity is getting the better of me. I Googled a little bit and read that it’s delicious on toast and also swirled into yogurt.
Edit: I did it! I put some in plain Greek Yogurt and it did not disappoint! This was soo delicious! It tasted of roses and honey!
El Avion Paprika– In love with this vintage packaging! I need some ideas on how to display this. Paprika is a spice I don’t use *too* incredibly often, but I do for a few dishes. I see there’s a recipe with it included as an ingredient in the culture guide, so I’m going to take a look at it.
Oleum Hispania Extra-Virgin Olive Oil– My go-to dressing on my salads is usually vinegar and EVOO, so I’m excited to try this. I go through olive oil so quickly because I eat a salad daily that I haven’t really invested in what would be considered a high quality brand. According to the information card, this brand is located in Cordoba, which is a region that is internationally recognized for producing high quality olive oil. The olives are grown in high-altitude orchards and just hours after they’re harvested, they grind them down at cold temperatures.
Ines Rosales Cortadillo Citrus Crumble Cakes– This box contains 3 individually wrapped pastries that are about 2 inches long each and omg, I just ate one and it was soo decadent and rich and good. These are filled with cinnamon, lemon and filled with a cider cream and meant to be enjoyed with tea or coffee.
Espinaler Canned White Tuna– I think I might have this on my salad for lunch. This is a canned white tuna and it’s packed in sunflower oil and salt.
El Navarrico Salsa Tumaca Con Ajo (Tumaca Fresh Tomato Spread)– So, this tomato sauce is made with ripe tomatoes, olive oil, fresh garlic and salt. The information card says it’s delicious to spread over toast or to be served as a dip and there’s also a recipe in the Culture to use with it that sounds delicious!
Orange Crunchy Almond Turron– This is a holiday candy that dates back to 1883. This one is flavored with Almonds and Orange and is a lot less sweet than I thought it would be… the flavor is more on the subdued side. The candy is crunchy, but not as hard as peanut brittle and would be great paired with some hot tea!
Try the World is $39 and you receive a box every 60 days. You can sign up here if you like!
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So this was what was in my Try the World this month… what do you think? I think this is a box that I’ll find use for every one of the items!
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