Try the World is a curated collection of gourmet food products from all over the world. I'm addicted to this subscription box as it is helping introduce me to new items and cuisines. I don't always know where to begin when exploring new food, and this has been an avenue to have the work done for me. It's convenient to have a box full of recommended items sent right to my door without me having to research new things I'd like to try. I can see myself discovering so many fun new tastes this way.
I initially reviewed a special holiday box from Try The World just before Christmas, so pop over there for that post if you'd like to see it.
Let's get to unboxing this thing!
Let's open it up! I've mentioned this before, but something I appreciate about these Try the World signature boxes is that they are loaded with items. The box itself is heavy and every inch is packed with items.
I love the pretty colors of this box.
Each of my boxes have come with this folded inserts that tells all about the country being featured and points out the specific regions that each product is from. There's also additional information about each item as well as suggestions for how to use it.
I adore the beautiful packaging and attention to detail of Try the World boxes.
Can't have a box of Greek food without some manner of tzatziki, right? I LOVE tzatziki, whether it's used in an actual Greek dish or whether it's smeared on pretty much anything. I've never tried making it myself so this spice mix will make it easy. The instructions say to mix it up with plain Greek yogurt and a bit of olive oil and you're good to go.
This Vasilissa sesame seed bar was a nice treat. It's a sweet honeyed sesame bar that's really not very sweet at all. It's super crunchy like a brittle and is basically all sesame seeds with just a hint of sugar and honey.
Sign. Me. Up. This paste is traditionally known as "htipiti" which means it is beat with a mortar and pestle. It's suggested to use this as a dip or added to pasta or sauces. Yes, please and thank you.
We're familiar with dolmas from the local Greek festival that we attend each year, but we weren't aware that they are available in a tinned version. I'm planning a Greek dinner to use many of the yummy things in our box, so we'll be serving these as the appetizer. Dolmas are soft grape leaves stuffed with rice, dill, mint, and onions.
I can't decide if I want to use this sweet trahana Greek pasta (similar to cous-cous) in a cold pasta salad or in a hot side dish.
But we won't have a hard time figuring out what to do with the rest of these tasty olive and oat breadsticks (like shove them into our face).
Now we are talking. We use olive oil for pretty much all of our cooking needs, so this delicious little bottle of rosemary-infused olive oil will not be long for this world.
These kourambies cookies are my favorite part of this entire box! They are small, crumbly biscuits made with whole almonds and dusted with powdered sugar. I may hide these from Matt.
Seriously SO GOOD. The cookie itself is not very sweet, so the powdered sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness.
This was a fantastic box for someone who loves Greek food or who is interested in getting started with trying it. It was a balanced mixture of common Greek tastes and would be a good introduction for someone who is new to the cuisine.
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