Ever since I first heard about Try the World, I wanted to, well, try it. But I never did until last Christmas when my brother and sister-in-law gifted me with a three month subscription for it. Needless to say, it was one of the coolest and tastiest Christmas presents ever.
If you’re not familiar with it, Try the World is basically a delivery subscription in which you receive a curated box of authentic gourmet food from a different country every two months (there are 7-8 food items in each box). Using Try the World’s marketing slogan, you get to “discover the world through food.” Just like RawSpiceBar (for my post on that click here), it’s a marvelous gift for anyone who likes both travel and food and finds the combination of the two to be enthralling.
So far I’ve received two boxes, the holiday box and Thailand, which is their newest country try. The holiday box included a variety of mainly sweet food stuffs from around the world-gingersnap cookies from Sweden, chocolate truffles from France, olive oil from Israel, acaci sauce from Brazil, panettone cake from Italy, matcha tea from Argentina, and much more. Each box contains a card featuring detailed descriptions of each item, where they’re from, along with suggestions on how to use them. (I found this most helpful for something like the acaci sauce since I didn’t have the faintest idea what to put it on.)
The Thailand box featured a combination of both sweet and savory items (this seems to be more the norm for its strictly country-focused boxes). As much as I adored the holiday box, I liked the Thailand one even more since Thailand is a country I would love to visit one day and also, it’s a cuisine I don’t know a lot about but would love to delve deeper into. So far I’ve made the Tom Yum soup. This contained the herbs and spices; it was also ridiculously authentic as it was one of the hottest things I had ever eaten. Next, I’m really looking forward to trying out the curry sauce and the coconut crisps (remember Asia is generally not huge into overly sugary sweets).
Try the World isn’t cheap in the sense that if you bought each of the seven or eight items it would probably cost less, but that’s the only “negative” I would associate with it. However, keep in mind that some of the cost involves the excitement of receiving a box of global food items delivered right to your front door. And let’s be honest, I can’t be the only one who loves getting packages, especially those that transport me to another country.
I’m so happy that I was gifted Try the World and eagerly await my final box.
Disclosure: I was in no way obligated to write this post. I did it simply because I wanted to share what Try the World is like for anyone considering it.