Try the World is a subscription service 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 longer commitments.
Just in time for gift giving, Try the World has released a limited edition holiday box which will include 7 to 10 artisanal goods from a range of countries. If you subscribe today, this is the first box you’ll receive.
Let’s see what’s in the box!
The holiday box was shipped inside of a larger cardboard box which unfolded to reveal this picture perfect, giftable box, complete with a big red bow.
So pretty! The box was supposed to come with a cultural guide and info cards for each product, but they were missing from mine. Not a biggie, but I hope I do okay with these descriptions.
Favarger Swiss Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts – I loved Swiss chocolate before I went vegan. So smooth and creamy! This all natural bar is made with milk chocolate and hazelnuts & contains no preservatives. I think I’ll be wrapping this up for my mom for an extra little Christmas gift. She’s all about Swiss chocolate too.
Annas Ginger Swedish Thins – “Pepparkaka” are thin Swedish cookies with a delicate crispness. This recipe has been used since 1929 and claims to be Sweden’s most loved pepparkaka. I’ve actually had these before and was excited to see them in the box. Oh, and did I mention that they’re vegan? Woo!
Provence Epice Provence Herbs – This is one BIG bag of spices. I should have taken a photo of it in my hand for size perspective, but trust me, it’s big. It’s 3.5 ounces of rosemary, thyme, basil, marjoram, and savory. I’ll be able to give my meals a touch of France for a long, long time.
Rip van Wafels Amsterdam Wafels – I swear these have been in almost every subscription box at some point in the last year or so. They’re cocoa-filled and caramel-filled waffles that seem to be a popular treat in Amsterdam. It’s suggested that you place the waffle over a hot mug of coffee or tea, let the insides warm up, and enjoy the gooey goodness.
Palais des Thes Assorted Teas – A selection of black and herbal teas from around the world: Rooibos des Vahines is a rooibos with vanilla, almond, rosebuds and marigold flowers. Saint-James O.P. is a black tea with a chocolatey aroma from Sri Lanka. The des Amants is a black tea with hints of apple, almond, and spices.
Dorval Dark Chocolate Mint Sticks – These look super good, and I almost thought they were vegan until I saw dreaded lactose listed in the ingredients. Boo. They’re imported from Holland and are basically thin mints, but in stick form. Mmm.
Urbani White Truffle Oil – White truffle oil imported from Italy. I’ve never had truffle oil, so I’m curious what it tastes like. Mushrooms? It just sounds too fancy to me and makes me think of Gordon Ramsey yelling at someone for using too much of it. (“You DONKEY!!”) They also included 2 chocolate truffles — one made with white(?) chocolate and another with dark.
Needless to say, this holiday box had a nice mix of items that would be great for gifting. If you’d like to sign up for Try the World, you can save 30% on your first box just by using promo code “ROSEBUDTRAVELS” at checkout! (Remember, if you sign up during the month of December, your first box will be the special edition holiday box!)
What do the stars mean?
★ = Crummy ★★ = Just Okay ★★★ = Good ★★★★ = Awesome ★★★★★ = Extraordinarily Awesome
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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.