Congrats Luke S. on winning!
When I was contacted by the RawSpiceBar about reviewing their products, I was intrigued enough by the name. However, after I checked out their site I was sold. While everything these days seems to offer a “(fill in the blank) of the month club,” the RawSpiceBar is definitely the winner in my eyes in terms of uniqueness-a spice of the month club. I and any other cooking/foodie fiend will find this idea not only innovative but also majorly cool.
The concept is simple-each month you’ll get delivered to your front door (or mailbox in my case), three to four freshly ground global spice blends. And the word global is key here since we’re not talking your average, run of the mill spices like basil or cinnamon-we’re talking the exotic stuff, so if you’re into ethnic cooking this is for you. With the three spice packets that you’ll receive, you’ll be able to make three uniquely flavored dishes, serving on average about 8-12 people.
And being the global loving everything person that I am, I love that each month, the RawSpiceBar focuses on a different part of the world in terms of the spice packets they make. January was a Navajo spice box (Navajos are a Native American tribe here in the United States that is located in the Southwest), and last month was Punjabi (Punjab is a state in the northwest part of India). As I adore Indian food I was incredibly stoked to be able to try out the Punjabi spice box.
I just have to say that I was extremely impressed with the overall beautiful presentation of the spice box. The spices and accompanying notes/recipe cards were enclosed in bright, colorful wrapping paper. Upon opening it were my three spice packets (Tandoori Spice, Rose and Chai Spices, and Punjabi Garam Masala). I also received three recipe cards. This I really enjoyed since it was great being able to use the spice packets in recipes that were specially designed for them. The recipe cards consisted of two entrees and one “sweet” card, Chai and Rose Nankhatai Cookies. Then there was a card providing a brief background on the chef who created the blends and also about the dishes you can make with the spice blends.
The Spice of the Month club is quite the steal-for only $6, you can have a half a year’s subscription. When you think of how pricey spices can be at the store (not to mention they’re hardly uniquely crafted), or the fact that $6 is probably what that Venti size coffee drink at Starbucks costs, you’d be foolish to not subscribe. There are countless “monthly clubs” I’d love to join (cheese of the month in particular), but they’re generally quite expensive. RawSpiceBar is definitely not. So whether you opt for a three month subscription, a six month, or even a year, I’d highly recommend doing so. As a cooking fanatic, I can’t think of anything more fun than knowing you have spice blends coming your way each and every month.
Oh, and the best part! I am giving away a two-month subscription to the RawSpiceBar to one lucky winner! All you need to do is enter below.
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