product review: try the world subscription box

It’s funny how this box ended up in my hands. I used to have a blog with my old roomies and I would always reach out to subscription boxes on our behalf. We loved receiving subscription boxes to review on our blog. It was definitely one my favourite things about running a blog. Try The World responded to my inquiry about two years later to say that they were about to start shipping to Canada and were interested in partnering together. Since our blog is no longer active, I mentioned that I just launched my own blog and they were still interested in working together.

Try The World is certainly a luxury subscription box service. Each month you receive a box curated by a chef with 7-10 artisanal food items inside all from a specific country. Your box will include a card that describes each item, tells you a bit about the chef and gives you some recipes for inspiration.

The box that I received was one of their older boxes – from September 2016. This was the Italy box which Laura Vitale curated. Laura was born in Italy and is a TV personality on the Cooking Channel. Her successful YouTube channel Laura in the Kitchen has over 2 million subscribers. Not a huge shocker but I was impressed with her picks!

Their beautifully branded, teal coloured, box was inside a brown cardboard box. The box, about the size of a shoe box, was stuffed full with items that all came from Italy. I could even see a bit of the raffia straw coming out! Try The World included: Terrigena Mushroom Risotto, Sabatina Tartufi Truffle Zest Seasoning, Maison Nocciola Hazelnut Spread, Pesto from Cascina San Cassiano, Societa Agricola Acetomodena Balsamic Vinegar, La Pasta Di Aldo Egg Pasta, Ground Coffee from Giuliano Cafe, and Marabissi Amaretti Alla Mandorla Dessert Bites.

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You might be able to tell from the list but these products are authentic Italian items. The service is certainly classy and would be great to order and have a date night in with. Cook dinner up and learn a bit about the Italian culture and how the items are typically used in cooking. I couldn’t resist cracking open the hazelnut spread and the dessert bites as soon as the box arrived. The hazelnut spread is like Nutella, but you can tell it’s a nicer, more pure, version. I totally tried the spread straight off a spoon but I also had it on a piece of toasted rye bread. It was amazing! The bites are good too, they have that true amaretto flavour to it. I’m really excited to try the pesto and the egg pasta together. Pesto covered pasta is something I love!

Are you interested in the service? A box is $39 per month, but you can save money by committing to a three, six or 12 month subscription. You can also pick bi-monthly deliveries instead. Shipping is extra and different based on where you live – as mentioned, they do ship to Canada. Plus, if you sign up today you’ll receive this box for free! Try The World today.

TLDR; Try The World is a quality subscription box service that picks their items on a country inspired themed with a new chef curator each month. This would make a great gift idea for your loved one who loves to cook.

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