Time for another Try the World unboxing! — September has us heading to Italy!
If you haven’t heard, Try the World is a subscription box that invites your taste buds to explore a new city every month. 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/month, or less with multi-month commitments. — For a limited time, you can score a FREE full-size Italy box when you start your subscription with Morocco. Use my coupon code “littlerosebuds15“ to save 15% and you’ll get Italy and Morocco for just $33.15 shipped!
Let’s see what’s in the September 2016 “Italy” Try the World box!
As always, everything came packed into a sturdy teal box with the Try the World logo on top.
A peek inside!
Inside the fold-out Culture Guide were traditional Italian recipes, a playlist, and photos/descriptions of each item in the box.
Cascina San Cassiano Pesto Sauce – An authentic Italian pesto sauce made with locally sourced ingredients including basil, cashew nuts, cheese, and pine nuts. Cascina San Cassiano is an environmentally friendly company who utilizes a solar-powered production line in a factory that doesn’t emit any smoke. Very cool.
Terrigena Mushroom Risotto Kit – A simple way to whip up a batch of risotto, this kit includes all natural seasonings, cheese, and arborio rice. — All you’ll need to add is butter and water. Easy!
La Pasta di Aldo Egg Pappardelle – It wouldn’t be an Italian box without pasta! This brand was named “the finest in Italy” and is prepared entirely by hand. The owners roll the dough and hang the noodles to dry, giving them a chewier texture.
Maison della Nocciola Hazelnut Spread – This hazelnut spread sounded delicious, so I was a bit sad to see that it contained dairy ingredients. It contains 52% hazelnuts, which is almost 40% more than similar spreads on the market. The info card suggests using it in a peanut butter & jelly sandwich (replacing the peanut butter) or as a topping for pancakes.
Giuliano Caffee Vivace Ground Coffee – An Italian artisanal blend of premium beans that were roasted in small batches for more than 20 minutes at a time (more than twice the length of the standard process). This particular blend was named “Master of Taste” by Slow Food International and is great served chilled with ice or even mixed into hot chocolate for a DIY mocha.
Marabissi Classic Amaretti – These individually wrapped cookies are made with flour ground from Pugliesi almonds grown in southern Italy. They also contain chopped almonds for a slightly crunchy texture.
Sabatino Tartufi Truffle Zest – This little box contains five individual packets of Italian-made truffle zest. Unlike similar store bought products, this seasoning is made with real truffles grown right on the company’s family farm.
Società Agricola Acetomodena Balsamic Vinegar – A balsamic vinegar made with Lambrusco and Trebbiano grapes which are aged in oak & chestnut barrels. It contains no artificial coloring and is quality certified by the Italian government. Great for whisking into salad dressing or simply drizzling over fresh fruit.
Another nice selection of regional foods from Try the World! — For a limited time, you can score a FREE full-size Italy box when you start your subscription with Morocco. Use my coupon code “littlerosebuds15“ to save 15% and you’ll get Italy and Morocco for just $33.15 shipped!
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.