Try the World

A few weeks ago I got wind of a new subscription box that intrigued me. It’s called Try the World, and every two months they send you a box full of gourmet foodie goodies representing a particular city around the world. They call it ‘A Taste of the World in a Box’, and for those of us not rich enough to be jet-setters, this seemed like the next best thing to taking a trip. So I signed up, and awaited my first box, which was all about Paris. This is what I got:

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It comes with a handy list of everything included in the box and some history on each item, and also a little culture guide with music and movie suggestions to help set the mood of the place in the box. I particularly liked the French playlist they included. Now, we haven’t gotten around to trying everything yet, but so far, my favorite is the caramels (they melt in your mouth!) and the boy’s favorite is the genuine Dijon mustard. I’m not sure we’ll actually use the chestnut spread, as that’s not a flavor that appeals to either of us, but the teas and hot chocolate and jams are right up our alley. The salt… tastes like salt. I’m never really sure what to do with specialty salt. It’s got a cool story (harvested by hand from the seas of France, etc.), but it’s still just salt. 🙂 But overall, this was a fun mini adventure in a box, exploring what they sent. I’m going to keep my subscription going and see what they have in store for the next box – Tokyo, Japan!

What’s your take on subscription boxes? Love ’em or leave ’em?

6 comments

  1. That sounds spectacular!! What a cool idea for a subscription box! I’m in the midst of changing up my monthly sub-boxes – I’ll have to check that one out.

  2. This is so cool! I never even knew about all these subscription box things until I started blogging… this is the first “food” one I have seen… I can’t wait to see what is in Japan’s box! 🙂

  3. Ooooh! This is one of the better subscription boxes I’ve heard of! Normally I’m not super interested in them because I don’t need, like, a new shade of lipstick every month or whatever, but this is legitimately cool.

    1. Yeah, same here – I got bored with Birchbox pretty quickly. Most of the items were things I didn’t need/wouldn’t use. But food? I can get behind food. 🙂