Try the World is a fun specialty food subscription box that features products from a new country with every box. This month the box is packed to the brim with tasty treats and snacks from Brazil. You’ll be able to host a great Olympic party with the contents and recipes included.
What You Get: A carefully selected collection of gourmet products most representative of the featured country’s cuisine.
Bazzar Churrasco Sauce– Bazzar is a restaurant in Rio de Janeiro. This is an easy to use marinade or dipping sauce to slather on your meat.
BR Spices Churrasco Spice Mix– Churrasco is Brazilian barbeque. This spice blend can be used as a meat rub or as a seasoning for marinade. You can also sprinkle it in your salads and over veggies. It has sweet paprika, garlic, onion, parsley, thyme, rosemary, turmeric, basil, coriander and mustard. It smells unbelievably delicious. My mouth watered. I only have chicken in the house currently so I think I’ll use it with that.
Grani Amici Pao de Queijo Mix– This is a breakfast food. It’s funny because I saw these in Whole Foods not too long ago and snagged some. They’re crunchy on the outside and sort of doughy on the inside since they’re made with tapioca. They’re perfect finger foods. Mm… bread balls. 🙂
Frutos da Amazonia Brazil Nut Cookies– I love Brazil nuts. I always have. When I was little I would dig through my grandmas nut bowls and pick out all the Brazil nuts to eat. These are sweet cookies with a great nutty flavor. They’re sort of addicting, I have to admit.
Monama Brazilian Nut Spread– This has more than just Brazil nuts in it. It also has peanuts and cashews. It’s delicious! The tube makes it really easy to eat, too. It’s fantastic with apples. And plain. And on toast. And plain. And on chocolate. And plain…
Terra Moria Jabuticaba Jam– This is a fruit jam. It’s made with jabuticaba fruit which is unique to Brazil. I’ve never heard of it! This can be mixed into yogurt and it’s also perfect in thumbprint cookies.
Cafe do Centro Parana Coffee Grounds– I’m not a super fan of coffee. My dad, however, spent some time in Brazil and came back loving their coffee. He even went so far as to have his friend ship him a case. I’m going to give this to him since it might be something he would enjoy.
Val Alimentos Goiabada– This was the only thing I was unsure of. It’s a heavy block of guava juice preserved with sugar. It’s supposed to be served with cheese which I might do next time people come over. It can also be used as a meat glaze (eehhh… seems weird) or in desserts. I’m too chicken to try it right now, especially since I don’t have a good cheese to try it with yet.
VERDICT: This is a great way to get authentic cuisine from other countries. I like the fact that they choose a chef familiar with each region and their food to decide what goes in each box. I’m pretty excited to try the Churrasco sauce and the seasoning since we eat a lot of meat around here. My husband spent a lot of time in Argentina and he’s wondering if it might taste similar to what he remembers. Apparently the meat there is fantastic.
If you would like to sign up for Try the World, you can do that here. You’ll start with this box (unless the website says otherwise).
Get a FREE Sweden box with this link when you sign up now for the Brazil box! How fun is that?! I highly recommend the Elderberry syrup that arrived in my Sweden Box. You can see that review here.