Try The World Portugal Box Review

Try The World has always been one of my favorite food subscription boxes. I love to travel and taste food from different places, and thanks to Try The World I have the opportunity to discover different cuisines from the comfort of my own home. Every month or every two months they send a signature box filled with 7 to 8 gourmet products curated by expert chefs. So far I have received Try The World boxes from Marrakesh, Morocco Buenos Aires, Argentina and Japan. I have never been disappointed with any of Try The World boxes. Even if I don`t like everything from the box, there are still stuff that I would love, use for awhile and even consider purchasing again. They ship in a beautiful, sturdy tail box that is great for storing jewelry, pictures or collections. Each Try The World box arrives with a cultural guide that includes the story behind the products and recipes to make them with. This month theme is Portugal. As always the box was jam-full and me and my family had so much fun opening and testing everything out of the box.

My Try The World Portugal Box contains the following eight products:

Casa Lucena Lemon Cookies: They are made according to an old, Portuguese recipe and are crisp and buttery, so its hard to resist finishing the whole box in one sitting. 

I wasn`t too impressed with those cookies, as I am a cookie monster and have tried better ones before, but they was not bad either. My 3 years old loved them.

Rocha Pear Jam: This jam is made with rocha pears, a variety that is native to Portugal and grown exclusively on the country`s western coast. The variety is named after Pedro Antonio Rocha, the farmer who discovered the variety on his farm centuries ago.

I put the jar on a biscuit and it tasted fantastic. It`s not too sweet and it has a lot of flavour to it.

Caramelized Onions With Port Wine: Casa da Prisca specializes in producing the same culinary specialties that the company`s founders grew up to know and love over four generations ago. This spread is made with port, one of Portugal most iconic spirits. 

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This is the only product that I haven`t tried yet. I cant wait to try it though onto some appetizers.

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil: This bitter and slightly spicy olive oil is a perfect addition to a variety of dishes. The olives used to make it are grown in Central Portugal and are cold pressed to preserve their complex aroma and distinct flavor.

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Olive oil, say no more! My family loves it. I put it in my salad and it tastes awesome.

Apple and Cinnamon Black Tea: This infusion is made by blending black tea with leaves, flowers, and fruit grown in the mountains of Serra da Estrela in  eastern Portugal. Apple and cinnamon aroma makes this tea a wonderful, cold weather pick-me-up.

I had a friend over my house and I made for us a cup of black tea. The whole place was smelling amazing. She only drinks black tea, and she said this was the best one she ever tried.

Codfish Seasoning: This organic herb blend, made free of pesticides, is best used with cod, though it`s delicious with any type of delicate white fish.

I actually only tried this seasoning on a chicken with potatoes and it was delicious. The blend contains bay leaf and parsley, garlic and sea salt. I will definitely try cooking more meals with it.

Canned Jack Mackerel: Jack mackerel is one of the most common types of seafood in Portugal. Briosa Gourmet wraps their canned mackerel in beautiful packaging reminiscent of hydraulic tiles, an art form in which pigments are pressed onto cement.

This was one of my best favorite products from the Portugal Box among wit the olive oil. I put some of the olive oil on a toast and I added a mackerel on top. OMG it was amazing. I wish there was more of them.

Piri Piri Hot Sauce: this sauce was first introduced to Europe in the 15th century when Christopher Columbus came back home with piri piri peppers. Since then, the sauce has been used throughout the country. 

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I love hot sauce and this Piri Piri sauce is unique. It`s a little sweet and hot, but not overpowering. I will use it any time I need a little spicy in my life.

Overall I loved my Try The World Portugal Box. Everything was a decent size and great quality. I would definitely recommend this subscription box to anyone who love trying quality and traditional delicious food from around the globe. Just be careful, it is addictive.

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Try The World Portugal Box

 

P.S. Try The World just launched their first monthly snack box that delivers five gourmet snacks from five different countries every month straight to your door. I was pretty impressed with that box as well. Check out my review here.

Try The World Subscription Plans:

  • Pay every month/every two months $39 per box with free shipping
  • Pay every six months $35 per box with free shipping
  • Pay every twelve months $33 per box with free shipping

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Try The World Snack Box Review

Try The World Snack Box is a subscription service that delivers five gourmet snacks from five different countries every month straight to your door. In the box you will also find information card that includes the story behind each product. If you love a snack, or you want to try a different flavor, you could order it from Try The World Shop. Shipping is always free and you can pause or cancel any time.

Try The World Snack Box

Try The World Snack Box

Try The World Subscription Plans:

  • 1 month for $19
  • 3 months for $18 per box
  • 6 months for $17 per box
  • 12 months for $15 per box

My first Try The World Snack Box included 5 sweet and savory treats from Sweden, France, Morocco, Finland and Thailand.

Try The World Snack Box First inside look

Try The World Snack Box First inside look

 

Original Ginger Snaps:  $3.50 “Nyåkers, a family bakery based in Sweden, has been producing crisp, delicately-spiced gingersnaps for over six decades. Try their traditional ginger snaps straight out of the box or paired with coffee or mulled wine.”

Original Ginger Snaps

Original Ginger Snaps Product of Sweden

Original Ginger Snaps Product of Sweden

Original Ginger Snaps Product of Sweden

I loved these Ginger Snaps. They are thin and crisp, and they taste amazing. I shared them with my best friend and she said they were her favorite treat out of everything in the box.

Soft Salted Butter Caramels:  $19.95 “La Maison d’Armorine’s soft caramels are made with butter and fleur de sel finishing salt from Brittany. The caramels continue today to be made by a cooperative of local artisans according to the original recipe that was developed in 1946.”

Soft Salted Butter Caramels Product of France

Soft Salted Butter Caramels Product of France

These buttery caramels are delicious. They melt in the mouth and have the perfect amount of sweetness.

Palmiers Butter Cookies:  $5 “These sweet, buttery, filo dough cookies are made with all-natural ingredients and authentic Moroccan spice blends. They’re delicious with coffee or tea—or straight from the box.”

Palmiers Butter Cookies Product of Morocco

Palmiers Butter Cookies Product of Morocco

Palmiers Butter Cookies Product of Morocco

Palmiers Butter Cookies Product of Morocco

Palmiers are my all the time favorite cookies. I loved these especially because they are made with all-natural ingredients.

Dried Berry Mix:  $5.50 In Finland’s northern wilderness, Biokia harvests a range of wild and little-known berries such as bilberries and lingonberries. These varieties are packed with healthful fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants and are a wonderful addition to baked goods, yogurt, and creamy desserts.”

Dried Berry Mix Product of Finland

Dried Berry Mix Product of Finland

Dried Berry Mix Product of Finland

Dried Berry Mix Product of Finland

Great treat for those on a diet. I heard they taste good on yogurt.

Spicy Thai Rice Crackers:   $5 “Thailand is the second largest exporter of rice in the world, and rice forms the base of most Thai dishes. These crackers are a great variation on the staple grain: full of flavorful spices, they’re an incredibly addicting snack.”

Spicy Thai Rice Crackers Product of Thailand

Spicy Thai Rice Crackers Product of Thailand

Spicy Thai Rice Crackers Product of Thailand

Spicy Thai Rice Crackers Product of Thailand

These crunchy thai rice crackers were incredible. They are not too hot and are very addictive.

I was very satisfied with my first Try The World Snack Box. Even though I loved everything I received, my best favorite snack was the spicy thai rice crackers. I can not wait to see what they going to send in their next box.

Try The World Snack Box Review

Try The World Snack Box Review

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Subscriptionn Box: Try The World | Buenos Aires Box – Get a FREE Paris Box


Try The World Box

Try The World Box

Try The World Box Buenos Aires Box

Try The World Box Buenos Aires Box

Try The World Box Buenos Aires Box Culture Guide and Information Card

Try The World Box Buenos Aires Box Culture Guide and Information Card

Bake Love Koo! Butter Cookies

Bake Love Koo! Butter Cookies

Bake Love Koo! Butter Cookies

Bake Love Koo! Butter Cookies

Dulcor Dulce De Membrillo Fruit Spread

Dulcor Dulce De Membrillo Fruit Spread

Dulcor Dulce De Membrillo Fruit Spread

Dulcor Dulce De Membrillo Fruit Spread

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Chamana and Inti Zen Argentine Teas

Chamana and Inti Zen Argentine Teas

Chamana and Inti Zen Argentine Teas

Vanoli Chimichurri Robust Sauce

Vanoli Chimichurri Robust Sauce

Memories of Patagonia Malbec Wine Marinade

Memories of Patagonia Grilled Meat Malbec Wine Marinade

Memories of Patagonia Grilled Meat Malbec Wine Marinade

Memories of Patagonia Grilled Meat Malbec Wine Marinade

Dona Magdalena Dulce de Leche Caramel Topping

Dona Magdalena Dulce de Leche Caramel Topping

Dona Magdalena Dulce de Leche Caramel Topping

Dona Magdalena Dulce de Leche Caramel Topping

MQA Gourmet Green Olive Paste

MQA Gourmet Green Olive Paste

MQA Gourmet Green Olive Paste

MQA Gourmet Green Olive Paste

Try The World Buenos Aires Box

Try The World Buenos Aires Box

Subscribe now and receive a Paris Box plus your Buenos Aires Box!

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Something Snacks Review

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Something Snacks Box

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Something Snacks Information Sheet

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The Popcorn Factory Pop Corn Ball

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The Popcorn Factory Pop Corn Ball

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Lotte Margaret Cookie

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Lotte Margaret Cookie

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Mrs. May`s Mini Crunch Cranberry Almond

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Mrs. May`s Mini Crunch Cranberry Almond

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Limited Edition Peppermint Bark

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Limited Edition Peppermint Bark

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Bellagio Peppermint Truffle Gourmet Hot Cocoa

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Camp Fire Candy Cane Pretzels

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Camp Fire Candy Cane Pretzels

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Wow Baking Company Ginger Molasses

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Wow Baking Company Ginger Molasses

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Wow Baking Company Ginger Molasses

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Something Snacks December 2014

 

 

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Big Slice Apples Review & GIVEAWAY


I have recently received a box with a big “Made in USA” sticker on it, and when I opened it, it felt like Heaven here. There were 8 different flavor pouches of Big Slice Apples by Grandma Hoerner. The packaging is so fresh and colorful and I could not wait to open and try  them all.

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Big Slice Apples by Grandma Hoerner

What the company has to say about their Big Slice Apples:  We’ve cooked up something pretty special to share with you. We started out making apples, big chunky slices slowly cooked in their own naturally sweet sauce, and then we had a groundbreaking idea. We put them in an on-the-go pouch, capturing all that rich, natural goodness and flavor of Grandma’s best in an industry-disrupting package.

We know you care about what you eat, so do we! Each flavorful pouch is a perfect portion of all natural goodness, off-the-charts flavor, and perfectly good-for-you ingredients. Here are some of the awesome attributes:

  • Non GMO (Pineapple Passion Fruit excluded as a Non-GMO product)
  • Naturally gluten & fat free
  • Shelf stable
  • Most under 100 calories (Pineapple Passion Fruit (110), Banana Mango (170), Caramel (110) )
  • Authentic heritage recipe

Whether you are going hiking, boating bike riding, or just enjoying a picnic at the park or beach, Big Slice will fit your lifestyle. These delicious pouches taste great as a healthy snack straight out of the pouch. Some of our favorite ways to enjoy them are:

  • On frozen Greek yogurt
  • On top of a whole grain waffle
  • Mixed into your hot cereal
  • Paired with a delicious summer salad

When you buy Big Slice pouches, we donate a portion of the purchase to the Sparkle charity – blessing women in need.

Big Slice Apples are available  in 16 amazing flavors in 3 different collections: pure, fit and luxe.

Pure

   Our Pure line was made with just one goal in mind – we wanted to create something simple and delicious. Amazing on Greek yogurt, granola, or all by itself, each recipe is made with pure fruit and spices gently blended together. If it was any more naked, we’d be handing it a bathrobe.

The Pure Collection contains 7 flavors: Orange Ginger, Apricot, Natural, Blueberry Pomegranate, Lemon Berry, Chai, Cherry Vanilla.

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I tried three of them:

NATURAL – Real. Pure. Bliss. Perfectly cooked apples. Simply amazing – just like you.

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BLUEBERRY POMEGRANATE – Check it out – thick slices of apples, pomegranate juice, and whole blueberries. Sure to become one of your faves!

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CHERRY VANILLA – Succulent cherries, chunky apples, real Madagascar vanilla. This is a cherry pie – vamped up! Sweet and sassy – and surprisingly low calorie too!

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Fit

Being fit doesn’t mean succumbing to diet fads – being fit is a lifestyle! Four different varieties promote energy, power, balance, and beauty. Toss one in your gym bag before spin class and go ahead with your fit self. 

The Fit Collection contains 4 flavors: Banana Mango & Hemp Seed, Peach Green Tea & Aloe, Pineapple Passion Fruit & Fiber, Raspberry Hibiscus & Green Coffee Extract.

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I tried three of them:

BANANA MANGO & HEMP SEED – Apple slices, mango chunks and -surprise- hemp seeds! This is your perfect protein! Whether you’re running a marathon, board meeting or after your child, you’ll be able to power through. Go girl!

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RASPBERRY HIBISCUS & GREEN COFFEE EXTRACT – Wow! Apples, raspberries, hibiscus and green coffee extract! So amazingly flavorful! This combo will bring a joyous lift to your spirit and body.

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PINEAPPLE PASSION FRUIT & FIBER – Delicious cooked apples, pineapple and passion fruit. They are all super high in fiber already. We pushed beyond and added more. We made fiber taste way good. 

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Luxe

When it’s time to indulge, reach for a snack from our luxe line. Rich flavors and pure fruit. Decadent AND healthy? Yup, congrats! You’ve just found your new guilty pleasure, minus all of the guilt.

The Luxe Collection contains 5 flavors: Peach Bellini, Cinnamon Candy, Boysenberry Chocolate, Cinnamon French Toast, Caramel.

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I tried two of them:

BOYSENBERRY CHOCOLATE – The richness of boysenberries, chocolate fudge and apples mingle to satisfy your sweet tooth. Totally guilt-free – this is one treat your body will thank you for!

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CINNAMON FRENCH TOAST – Apples, natural fruit juice, and a smidge of brown sugar transcend the ordinary. The ultimate healthy comfort food. All the indulgence of its namesake at a fraction of the carbs!

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Big Slice Apples by Grandma Hoerner is the perfect on-the-go  healthy and amazingly delicious snack. Each pouch was so fresh and tasted unique and full of flavor. I wish I had unlimited Big Slice Apples. I could eat them all day every day forever 🙂 They are probably  the best healthy snack I have tried. Honestly! I am addicted to them and can not wait to try more flavors and purchase again the once I tried already.

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I would highly recommend everyone to try them at least once in their life, but be careful because they taste fantastic and are very addictive.

Each pouch is 4.5 oz/128g ($2.50) and they are also available in sharing size of 19. oz/538g ($5.95) jars.

You could take Big Slice Apples by Grandma Hoerner anywhere with you. The only thing I wish it was different is the packaging. I think that these apples are great snack for my 2 year old and when I opened a pouch while we were at the park, he ate a little bit and wanted to save the rest for later. Unfortunately (for him) I had to eat them, because the packaging is not resealable and it does not allow to reclose it.

Availability: Select Target and Grandma Hoerner’s home webpage.

If you would like to win your own box with 8 different flavors of Big Slice Apples by Grandma Hoerner, all you have to do is follow this blog, Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, Like my Facebook Page, Like Big Slice Apples Facebook Page and write on their timeline that Diana Reese sent you. Giveaway ends Dec 8th. Good Luck.

#bigslicelover

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

2 Degrees Snack Bars | Buy a Bar, Feed A Hungry Child

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I recently had the chance to try the 2 Degrees snack bars. If you are not familiar, 2 Degrees is a small food company with a big mission. They want to end childhood hunger around the world. For every bar sold, they feed a hungry child.

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Their snack bars are made with real fruits, toasted nuts and seeds, with ancient grains such as quinoa, chia and millet. They are all natural, gluten free, vegan, GMO free, Kosher and Low Sodium. The way these bars are made is very simple – they use only healthy ingredients, mix them in a bowl and shaped them using magic into delicious, nutritious snack bars. They offer four different flavors:

Chocolate Banana – Delicious vegan bittersweet chocolate, soft, dried bananas, crunchy rice crisps and heritage grains.

Apple Pecan – Dried apples, toasted pecans, figs, sunflower kernels and a hint of cinnamon.

Chocolate Peanut – Crunchy peanuts, vegan bittersweet chocolate, chunky peanut butter and a touch of sea salt.

Cherry Almond – Tart cherries, crunchy almonds, almond butter, plums and whole seeds.

2 degrees bars

I tried all four of the 2 Degrees snack bars and they are absolutely amazing. They are very moist and seedy and the flavor is not too strong. My favorite one is the Chocolate Peanut, but they are all worth trying.

If you are looking for healthy and delicious snack bars, I suggest to give them a try. They will not only make you feel good because of all of the healthy ingredients, but also because you know that meal is donated to a hungry child.

You can purchase them here or now you have the great opportunity to try them, if you sign up for Love with Food box, which is monthly subscription service that sends you healthy, organic and delicious snacks every month straight to your door. They also donate a meal to a hungry child in America for every box sold. They partnered with 2 Degress for their July Box and for every box sold 2 meals will be donated. Check out what I received in my previous Love with Food boxes here.

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IMG_7457You can try your first Love with Food Box for only $2 by clicking here. You can cancel anytime.