The Try the World Greece Box is packed full of delicacies! There were even some foods in here that I had never even heard of!
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We are the type of travelers that base our whole vacation around food. Instead of planning the day around places to see, we plan it around places to eat! We don’t travel as much as we’d like (thanks in part to being dog and plant owners) so being able to try foods from around the world is pretty nifty! I don’t even have a passport so this is definitely the closest I’ll ever get to travelling abroad – HA!
Try the World is a foodie’s dream come true. They are a monthly food subscription box service that delivers 7-8 gourmet delicacies from a new country every month. Each box will have artisinal food items that are hand picked by a team of world travelers and put together by professional chefs. You’ll also get an expandable culture guide that has descriptions of each item along with mouth-watering recipes and backstories to read while you snack away.
I was amazed at how well Try the World packed their boxes. I’ve found that most of the time, subscription boxes are full of stuff literally thrown into a box and mailed. Not with these.
I really can’t believe they were able to fit ALL that food into something the size of a shoe box! The two glass jars were wrapped in the excelsior wood filler to protect them from breaking and everything else was delicately stacked like a perfect game of Tetris. They’ve come a long way since the first time I tried them, their boxes used to be clam-shell cardboard and now they are super-fancy with a removable lid. However, the quality of food has stayed the same!
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Before I tell you about all of the goodies in the Greece Box, let me begin by sharing a sweet little deal with ya……How does a FREE Country Box sound? Pretty tempting, huh?! (Freebies get me every time!)
Try the World Greece Box Contents:
I was quite surprised at the size of the olive oil, you can see that it’s even taller than the jar of spicy pepper paste!
I used the Uniqie Cretan olive oil tonight on my roasted chicken and it was phenomenal! I was thinking that the rosemary flavor might be TOO strong since there are actual leaves in the oil but it totally wasn’t. It was absolutely perfect.
The Spicy Pepper Paste with Feta Cheese is loaded with tons of flavor. It’s made with red pepper paste, paprika stripes, sheep cheese, cream cheese, sun dried tomatoes, olive oil and herbs. I didn’t really pick up on the cheeses and it definitely wasn’t spicy – it was just….delicious. If I’m not eating it with a spoon, I enjoy spreading it on warm garlic bread. Nom Nom Nom As a matter of fact, we ended up stirring this into our homemade vegetable soup at the table. Culinary PERFECTION.
The Pasteli Sesame Seed Bar was interesting, it was sweet and had a lot of flavor but was also a little tough to chew. The breadsticks were broken but not so much that I still couldn’t enjoy them!
I tried the kalamata olive paste & oat grain breadsticks with the spicy pepper paste and they go together really well. The paste does kind of overpower the flavor of the breadsticks but they don’t usually have much flavor anyway.
I absolutely LOVE sesame seeds so I knew I would like the Pasteli Sesame Seed Bar. It’s known as the world’s first energy bar and I can see why. I actually felt full after eating this! Traditionally it’s eaten as a dessert or as a snack and is very common in Greece.
Next in my Try the World Greece Box were the Dolmas Stuffed with Rice and the Kourambies Biscuits. The Kourambies were crushed to a fine powder and even though it was a large, 4.4oz box, I was only able to eat about half of it and of that, the remaining pieces were broken in half. They are very tender, for sure!
The inside of the Kourambies Biscuits are like a really dry shortbread – super crumbly. In the center were almonds and the whole cookie is coated in powdered sugar. Be sure to drink some milk with these because they are on the dry side (tasty, but dry!)
The word dolmas means “stuffed” and can refer to peppers, onions, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic or eggplant and in this case, grape leaves. I was surprised to see these in a can, but I guess that’s probably the best way to package these!
The filling of these is rice and they were okay. My husband enjoyed them more than I did. (I’m just not a fan of things with a soft texture but that just goes back to my weird texture thing I have with food.) They were definitely flavorful and juicy.
I had never heard of Trahana (on the left) until I received the Try the World Greece Box. I looked online and turns out it’s actually a way to preserve dairy! It’s made by mixing wheat with goat or sheep’s milk (for sweet trahana) or yogurt (for sour) and is then dried so that it resembles tiny, pebble shaped grains. The Tzatziki, on the other hand, I think we have all heard of that!
The Tzatziki Spices are mixed with yogurt, olive oil and thinly sliced cucumbers and is excellent served with grilled meats or even used as a dip. I’m saving this one for later.
Here’s a good shot of the trahana grains I mentioned earlier. This is the sweet variety and to make it, all you have to do is mix it with some hot chicken broth to make a porridge.
All in all the Try the World Greece Box was a hit. The only miss for me were the grape leaves BUT they would have been just fine if I didn’t have weird texture issues.
Being that I shared this with Vic – and he ate what I didn’t like – I’d say this was a perfectly curated box!
Pros: Awesome variety, some items I had never heard of before so it was a great way to learn about new foods.
Cons: The breadsticks and the Kourambies Biscuits were broken into tiny bits.
And that’s not all….
Try the World has also come out with a NEW Snack Box! Every month you’ll receive 5 all-natural, 100% non-GMO snacks from around the world! That’s 5 FULL SIZE snacks from 5 countries every single month!
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