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?
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.
There was also a $30 gift card for Hello Fresh and (2) $100 wine vouchers for nakedwines.com.
What my 4-Year-Old Thought
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.
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.
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.