I would love to travel around the world one day. Don't get me wrong, I love my sheltered little small town life immensely. But every once in a while, I crave a bit of adventure. I love history, I love architecture, and (most importantly) I love food. Sense I'm not rich, the travel dream remains just that... A dream. However, thanks to Try The World I can let my tastebuds travel where my feet cannot!
Try The World, who very kindly sent me this box for review, is an amazing food subscription service. The cost is $39.00 every two months You'll receive a box packed with 7 to 8 gourmet items selected by an expert chef, with teas, cookies, jams, and more.
This months box features items from Portugal. The included guide shows you the specific regions each goodie is from.
The information guide also gives you a more in depth look at the items and the Portuguese culture.
This box was pretty heavy and now I see why! There are so many goodies just waiting to be taste tested!
RARE Pumpkin & Hazelnut Jam --- Crafted from traditional Portuguese recipes. Pumpkin is one of the most popular preserves in the country and this super sweet jam is amazing! I enjoyed it on my toast in the mornings.
Paladin Piri Piri Hot Sauce --- Hot sauce is a quintessential Portuguese condiment. Fun Fact: Piri Piri hot sauce was first introduced to Europe in the 15th century when Columbus came back home with Piri Piri peppers. I'm not a huge hot sauce person but my husband will enjoy this.
Briosa Gourmet Codfish in Olive Oil --- This is going to be another one I pass along to the hubby. Codfish is one of Portugal's most iconic foods. I may not like the contents but the packaging is gorgeous!
Casa Lucena Cookies --- Oh these are Sooo good! Casa Lucena cookies are made according to an old Portuguese recipe in order to preserve some of the country's culinary traditions. They're crisp and buttery and just plain delicious!
Prisca Caramelized Onions with Port Wine --- Casa de Prisca specializes in producing the same culinary specialties that the company's founders grew up to know and love over four generations ago. These are suggested as a spread but I think I will be using them more as an extra ingredient in cooking instead.
IT Apple & Cinnamon Black Tea --- Made with A blend of Black Tea, leaves, flowers and fruit grown in the mountains of Serra da Estrela in eastern Portugal. And oh my does the apple and cinnamon aroma just delight me!
Hands On Earth Sea Salt & Lemon --- A finishing salt made free of pesticides and chemicals with a nice zesty lemon kick. I've already used this a few times and love it!
Olivais do Sul Extra Virgin Olive Oil --- I've said it before and I'll say it again, I will never have a problem with receiving Olive Oil in a subscription box. This bitter and slightly spicy oil is made from olives grown in central Portugal that are cold pressed to preserve their complex aroma and distinct flavor.
This was my first experience with Try The World and I throughly enjoyed it. They did a fabulous job in really highlighting the culinary traditions of the country with a great variety of top quality goodies. My taste buds are definitely happy!
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Disclosure: While this box was received complimentary in exchange for a review, it is honest and unbiased. All views and opinions expressed in this review are solely my own and should be viewed as such.