Try the World is a culinary subscription box that you receive every two months. Every two months the curators select a location, the March/April box was Marrakesh, and you get several culinary items based on that location. The cost for the Try the World box is $39/box with FREE shipping.
The first item in the Try the World Marrakesh box was Mustapha’s Mediterranean Preserved Lemon Confit. The card that comes in the box says that Beldi lemons are used in this and that they can even be traced back to a specific numbered tress, now that’s quality! I expected these to be sweet, however, they actually have a bit of a salty taste which adds a bit of depth to them.
Speaking of the card, not pictured in any of the pictures is the Culture Guide that comes with the Try the World boxes. The Marrakesh guide contained a little intro about the location, recipes, a little article on Moroccan tea and it’s culture, a Moroccan poem, and a Marrakesh playlist. I wish I had remembered to get a picture of the guide because it was a great inclusion.
The next item in the Try the World box was a container of Mediterranean Gourmet Ras-El-Hanout Blend. The info card says that purists believe that Ras-El-Hanout blends have to be made of exactly twelve spices, however, what makes each Ras-El-Hanout blend different is what twelve spices that blend uses. How cool is that?
The next item in the Try the World box was a package of Sultan Sardines in Oil. As soon as I saw these I knew the Hubs would love them, and I wasn’t wrong. The info card says that these are boneless, skinless, and once you eat them you won’t be able to go back to regular grocery store sardines. The Hubs ate the sardines and agreed that they were boneless and skinless he then grabbed a few crackers to help finish them off and also agreed that he would now only eat this brand of sardines.
The next item in the Try the World box was a jar of Villa Jerada’s Kefta rub. This is a meat rub that can be used on just about any meat. The info card says that this is actually an antique recipe!
The next item in the Try the World box was a bottle of Dip & Scoop Culinary Argan Oil. The info card says that Dip & Scoop is actually a family business and that the Culinary Argan oil is handmade by Berber women in Southwestern Morocco. It recommends using this to top off fish, grilled veggies, or for dipping flat bread.
The last item in the Try the World box was a jar of Mediterranean Gourmet Harissa Sauce. The info card says that this can be added into items like stews or used as a tableside condiment. I actually want to try a bit of this with some pork chops to see how it livens them up.
So those were all the items in the Try the World Marrakesh box. I can’t really put a value on the box as I wouldn’t begin to know where to buy all these products, which is one of the things I love about this subscription. Personally, with all these new culinary items to try I think the Try the World box is well worth the $39/box price tag. However, if you use the code SOUTHEASTGOURMET you’ll get 30% off your first box! how cool is that?!