What is Try the World?

Try the World is a monthly subscription box featuring gourmet food from across the globe. Each box contains ingredients for cooking, drinks and snacks from different countries. Try the World is a family business that supports their local community. Each item featured is sustainably produced and all-natural or organic.

What’s Inside My Try The World Box?

This Try the World box featured South Africa
My 4-year-old helped me explore our Try the World subscription box. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Peri Peri Sauce from Fynbos Fine Foods

This spicy peri peri sauce is made of chilies that are hand-picked and bottled. My husband loves spicy foods, so he’s going to add it to whatever he cooks next in our wok. Try the World suggests adding it to stir fry or bake into chicken.

Braai Seasoning from Smotherings of Africa

This seasoning is for meat. In South Africa, the term “braai” means a picnic or barbecue where people grill meat. Try the World recommends rubbing it on steak or sprinkling over shrimp.

Salt from Oryx Desert Salt

This Oryx Desert Salt comes from the remote Kalahari desert in South Africa. They donate a percentage of proceeds from the sale of their salt to local indigenous communities. Try the World suggests using this salt on top of caramel cookies or using it to season salmon.

Peach Chutney from Wildebraam

Adding it to chicken salad is just one way to use this peach chutney. It’s from Wildebraam Berry Estate, which is known as “Swellendam’s Berried Treasure.” I love a good pun! Apparently, guests can spend the night there, pick their own berries and taste berry liqueurs. And they even have a berry festival. This peach chutney is made with their peaches and onions.

African Wellness Tea from Yswara

Organically grown in African soil, this tea has an array of healing products. Ingredients include organic honeybush, natural marula and organic buchu. While you can drink this tea hot, you can also use it cold in a cocktail!

Rice Snack (Chutney Flavor) from Bakali

Naturally gluten-free, Bakali’s rice cakes come in a variety of flavors. This one is chutney flavored and is made from all-natural ingredients from South America. This is a great option for lunches. Just pair it with a dip or eat plain.

Gift Cards

There was also a $30 gift card for Hello Fresh and (2) $100 wine vouchers for nakedwines.com.

What my 4-Year-Old Thought

Try the World is a monthly subscription featuring foods from around the globe
The first thing my son tasted was the chutney-flavored rice crackers. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Part of my excitement for Try the World was to introduce food items to my kids that I normally wouldn’t buy. My 4-year-old was thrilled to be my taste tester. He immediately asked me to open up the rice snack. It was basically mini rice cakes that were seasoned with a chutney flavor. He gobbled up most of the bag and shared a few with my 16-month-old.

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The only other item we could try immediately was the peach chutney. He asked if he could dip the rice cake in it. After he ate the combo, he stopped and said he didn’t like the chutney. But he continued to eat the rice snack.

Try the World: Yay or Nay?

I love the concept of this box. My family believes one of the best ways to experience a culture is through food. Coincidentally, my husband and I have actually been talking about going to South Africa with friends next year, so the timing of this box was on point. Going through the Try the World box was a great opportunity for me to discover the flavors of South Africa.

Try the World is a family owned business
My son tried out the peach chutney on the chutney flavored rice snack. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

However, this box was a bit of a bust for me. Personally, chutney is one of the few foods I DON’T like. I actually have an aversion to it. So, I was a bit bummed to see both the peach chutney and the chutney flavored rice snack included. My husband went through the box and said, “Cool! Can’t wait to grill some steak and try out the seasoning!”

Had the box featured food items from Italy, France, Thailand, Japan, Australia, Hawaii, or anywhere on our travel bucket list etc I would have gobbled it up.

Try the World sent me a box for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Our family live subscription boxes. It’s something about the expected surprise I think. Definitely going to give this one a try.

  2. Such a thoughtful review! I’ve always wanted to experience the Try The World Subscription box, but thought my toddler woupdnt enjoy. Good to know I can include him!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Yes, letting my son explore it with me was definitely worthwhile!

  3. This is so awesome! I am subscription box obsessed! I love pretty much every box I’ve ever seen. I will check this out!

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s so fun to get presents in the mail 🙂

  4. What a cool way to try out different things! Plus it’s always fun to get cool stuff in the mail. I will have to check this out, I know my daughter would like it too.

  5. I agree it’s a wonderful concept, but depending on the country chosen and your tastes it could be a bit of a waste of food, sometimes it’s good to be taken out of your comfort zone though and I think this would make everyone try new things x

    • marciecheung Reply

      Yes, I think they would be hit/miss. But, perfect for those who want to try new foods!

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