May’s Try the World box brings us all the way to Argentina! — Buenos Aires, to be exact.
If you haven’t heard, Try the World is a subscription box that invites your taste buds to explore a new city every sixty days. Each box will include 7-10 locally made/grown gourmet goodies as well as cultural finds — such as music playlists and movie recommendations — produced in the city being featured. Subscriptions are $39 every 2 months, or less with multi-month commitments. New customers can save 30% off your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUDTRAVELS“!
Note: The Buenos Aires box won’t be available until May 1st. I received mine early for review purposes. 🙂
Let’s see what’s in May’s Try the World box!
As always, the actual box was shipped inside of a larger cardboard box which unfolds to reveal this picture perfect, giftable teal box. Box box box.
Every box comes with a full-color “culture guide” that includes a little background on the featured region, as well as recipes, traditions, music playlists, and more.
The 2-sided info card listed all of the contents, as well as brief descriptions for each item.
Magdalena Dulce de Leche – Dulce de Leche (“candy of milk”) is the national jam of Argentina. It’s a caramel topping that can be used on ice cream, cake, or enjoyed right out of the jar. This particular brand uses all natural ingredients and milk from the best breeds of cattle.
Bake Love Koo! Butter Cookies – These crunchy cookies are made with high quality ingredients and make a great afternoon treat. The ingredients are in Spanish, but given that they’re butter cookies, it’s pretty safe to say they’re not vegan. 😉
Memories of Patagonia Malbec Wine Marinade – A sweet marinade made with red berries, local honey, and Malbec wine from Mendoza. It’s said to be great for seasoning meats, but I’m thinking of trying it with tofu or veggie “chicken” cutlets.
Dulcor Dulce de Membrillo – A traditional fruit spread made with quince paste. I have no idea what quince tastes like, but it looks like this is often baked into pastries and pies. You can also thinly slice it and pair with cheese or spread on toast.
Vanoli Chimichurri – I’ve actually never had chimichurri sauce before, so I’m curious to see what it tastes like. This bottle contains a traditional blend that includes parsley, oregano, garlic, red pepper and olive oil.
MQA Gourmet Green Olive Paste – I’m a big green olive fan, but I’ve never tried them in paste form. I’ll have to double check the ingredients to make sure it doesn’t have anchovies, which it looks like a lot of traditional tapenades have.
Chamana and Inti Zen Argentine Teas – These teas are all made using 100% Latin American ingredients. 3 different flavors were included: Inca Rose (Earl Grey & Rose Petal), Patagonia Bee (Vanilla, Honey & Cacao), and Earl Grey Mate.
Try the World is such a fun box for not only discovering new foods, but also learning about the cultures who enjoy them. As always, I didn’t do a cost breakdown for each item, but I’d say the value is there. — Especially since so many of the items are hard to find.
If you’d like to sign up for Try the World, you can save 30% off your first box with coupon code “ROSEBUDTRAVELS“!Browse more Regional Boxes in my Subscription Box Directory
May 2015 Buenos Aires Try the World Review
There were SO many items in this month’s box! I’m not too sure how many of them I’ll personally use, but my mother-in-law is all about experimenting in the kitchen and loves when I give her my unique subscription box finds. 🙂
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
Disclosure: I received this box for review purposes. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate and/or referral links.