Time for another Try the World unboxing! This time we’re heading to Portugal to sample some of their traditional jams, snacks, and more.
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 15% off your first box with coupon code “littlerosebuds15“! Or you can try a FREE trial box (just pay $5 shipping) when you click here.
Let’s see what’s in March’s “Portugal” Try the World box!
A peek inside! As always, the box was presented beautifully and jam-packed with gourmet goods.
Inside the fold-out Culture Guide were recipes, a playlist, and photos/descriptions of each item in the box.
RARE by Quinta de Jugais Pumpkin and Hazelnut Jam – Pumpkin is one of the most popular types of preserves in Portugal. This jam is made with both pumpkin and hazelnuts for a unique flavor experience. The info card recommends enjoying it on toast or alongside a selection of cheeses.
Frutaformas Crunchy Apple Rings – Crunchy, 100% natural dried apple rings. I was happy to see these in the box, since I knew they’d be vegan-friendly. 😉
Briosa Gourmet Codfish in Olive Oil – Okay, this is definitely a mother-in-law item. (She gets all of the “odd” foods I receive in subscription boxes. 😉 ) According to the info card, codfish is one of Portugal’s most iconic foods. It works well cooked into fried rice or blended into pesto.
Paladin Sacana Piri Piri Hot Sauce – A Portugese hot sauce made with piri piri peppers. I’ve been all about hot sauce lately, so I’m looking forward to trying this with some veggie chicken tenders.
Hands on Earth Sea Salt and Lemon – Hands on Earth is a company dedicated to sustainability and healthy living. This zesty lemon finishing salt is made without pesticides or chemicals of any kind. It’s ideal for using as a garnish or mixing into butter for a uniquely flavored spread.
Casa Lucena Lemon Cookies – Classic Portuguese cookies/biscuits made using a traditional recipe that’s been passed down for many years. They’re crunchy, buttery, and have a hint of lemon flavor. Great for dunking in coffee (or milk!).
Olivais do Sul Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – The olives used for this oil are grown in central Portugal and are cold-pressed to keep their complex flavor in tact. We use olive oil fairly often in our house, so I’m always happy to get more.
Casa da Prisca Caramelized Onions with Balsamic Reduction and Port Wine – Port is one of Portugal’s most iconic spirits, which is why it’s infused into this jar of caramelized onions. No amount of alcohol can get me to enjoy even the tiniest slice of onion, so this is most definitely another mother-in-law item. 😉
Try the World continues to impress with their expertly curated boxes of culinary treats. My favorite items from this Portugal-themed box were the olive oil, piri piri sauce, apple slices, and lemon salt. The pumpkin hazelnut jam sounds interesting, so I might give that a try when I’m feeling brave. Overall, another great box!
Don’t forget — If you’d like to sign up for Try the World, you can save 15% off your first box with coupon code “littlerosebuds15“! Or you can try a FREE trial box (just pay $5 shipping) when you click here.
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.
I’m glad I cancelled before this month – I would hardly use any of this!
I got some different items in my Portugal box. We ended up with with stuff we don’t eat and I don’t drink black tea.. . I am a little disappointed but will give it all a try since we paid for it.
The Try the World customer service is atrocious – I would not recommend this gift/service just based on that. Their toll free number goes unanswered at all times, no return calls, and email responses are days late, if at all.