Do you have a wandering soul but a poor-person’s budget? An adventurous personality with a wallet full of moths? A nagging urge to explore and yet no money to do so? Fear not, my economically crippled wanderluster! You don’t need to hop on a plane to experience all that the world has to offer. Thanks to Try the World, you can travel to exotic places from the comfort (and relatively cheapness) of your own home. And since I receive requests to review the foodie subscription boxes out there, I thought I’d start with this one.
So I sent my tastebuds on a trip to the Far East thanks to the company’s Thailand box. Featuring snacks, ingredients, and ready-to-make meals, it was a Pandora’s Box of deliciousness. Best of all, the goodies are curated by a stellar chef from the region and come with a succinct history of the culture and country that defines the food. Here’s what it had to offer…
The box changes upon item availability, but here is what was included in mine: Eros dried mango, Thai Spicy Rice Crackers, Virgin Coco Coconut Crispy Rolls, Lumlum Organic Tom Yum Soup Set, Chai Dim Tea, Authentic Thai Green Curry Paste, Coconut Flower Syrup, and Jasberry Rice.
Feeling adventurous (and rather curious), I decided to make the Organic Tom Yum Soup and garnished it with a smidgen of the Green Curry Paste. Let me tell you, it was absolutely scrumptious. Spicy and chock full of flavor, not only were my taste buds transported to Thailand, my whole house had the sweet aroma of the country lingering in the halls. I finished off the meal with a cup of the Chai Dim Tea with a side of the Virgin Coco Coconut Crispy Rolls. The tea was refreshing after the spicy meal, but it still had a kick of spices that lent itself nicely to the soup. The coconut rolls were just the right amount of light sweetness and substance to set the meal to perfection.
As for all the other products included, they happily hold precious real estate in my pantry as unique garnishes and wanderlusting snacks. In all seriousness, Try the World is a fantastic concept that has been realized and carried out in pristine detail. I would highly recommend this subscription brand and hope it quells that adventuring heart of yours.