Add Flavor with a Monthly Spice Subscription Box

When it comes to flavor, we love it in this house! Of course, I’m particular with the spices I choose. I like to mix it up and love spices that are freshly ground. To receive a regular spice subscription box sounded fantastic, but when I learned more about them, it was even better!

RawSpiceBar Spice Subscription Box

Disclosure: I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

RawSpiceBar is a monthly spice box that includes 3 freshly ground, high quality spices from around the world. Each kit has a regional theme. If you’re like me and like to learn more about the regions from where the products come, you’ll be excited to know that included is more information on the cuisine encouraged by the box. Additionally, on that paper it includes kitchen-tested global recipes that need a few additional ingredients, of course!

For my review I will be receiving a 6 month subscription to Raw Spice Bar. I had the chance to review both the November and December boxes.

November Spice Subscription Box

RawSpiceBar Monthly Spice Subscription Box

The November RawSpiceBar Spice Subscription Box included spices from Ethiopia. I was excited to see they partnered with a Ugandan based innovative farming business that has helped to lift over 5,000 rural women out of poverty through farming. I love that! Of course, I also loved learning more about the Ethiopian cuisine.

The spices included:

  • Berbere: Noted to be the most famous spice blend of Ethiopian cuisine and is a complex spice
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: Its main ingredients are high quality cinnamon, allspice and star anise
  • Ethiopian Mitmita: Noted to be the 2nd most famous spice, it’s a hot spice blend

There were three included recipes, but unfortunately since we haven’t been home much over the last month, I haven’t had a chance to try the recipes, but I opened and sampled all the spices and added them to sealed containers after. The Pumpkin Pie Spice was definitely my favorite, and I added some to my coffee as well. I am a huge pumpkin fan, so that was no surprise. I just love how fresh the spices smelled. It far surpasses store bought spices!

December Spice Subscription Box

Spice Subscription Box RawSpiceBar

The December RawSpiceBar Spice Subscription Box included spices used in traditional Nordic meals. I definitely knew nothing of the Norway Cuisine, so it was extra special to learn about their holiday meals.

The spices included:

  • Winter Herbs: It is noted to add flavor to meats
  • Gravlax Spices: This is noted to be Europe’s oldest condiment with a peppery, earthy flavor that is even a little citrusy
  • Gingerbread Spices: This Gingerbread Spice is noted balance warm & spicy flavors with cool, citrusy flavors

It, of course, also included three recipes. Again, I opened and sampled each and was impressed with all. The Gingerbread Spices definitely reminded me of the holidays, and I’m excited to try the Pepparkakor (Nordic Ginger Cookies).

Overall, I think RawSpiceBar is a fantastic spice subscription box. For only $6/month you can freshly ground spices from around the world delivered to your door with recipes for each spice! Beyond that, you get to learn the culture of that area as well!

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  1. Katherine Riley says

    I would love to try this. Sometime I get bogged down in using the same old spices. Some new ones would liven up our meals!

  2. Dana Rodriguez

    I love trying out new spices and herbs. We are constantly getting creative in the kitchen so I think this would be a great subscription to have!

  3. Alicia Hewitt

    Fresh spices make a HUGE difference!!

  4. I haven’t heard of this sub box but I just love it! My son grew up wanting to be a chef, but a car wreck and fractured back put an end to that dream. But he still loves to cook and create is own recipes. This would be perfect for him. Thanks for the info.

  5. natalie nichols says

    This is awesome. I would love to have a monthly subscription box!

  6. Sally Gearhart

    Now this is a monthly box that I really want! I love experimenting with new spices or just cooking with fresh spices. & 6 $ a month, yessss! Thanks soo much for sharing this!

  7. Cathy Thompson

    Oh I LOVE this! I am a spice person love to try different ones and us many! I would love to try this box, it would be great to get new ones each month! And what a great price!

  8. Thanks for the Fantastic Review on Add Flavor with a Monthly Spice Subscription Box! I am not a huge spice person. We all have sort of a bland pallet! I use spices, however, I never get fancy with spices. Like you, people who love spices, this subscription box is great! For us, however, we most likely would not use most of them. It’s terrific that you love to try all these new recipes with your new spices from around the world! I wish I could be more like that, however, if it hasn’t happened yet, it’s most likely never going to happen! Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic review, all the pictures, and your personal and professional opinions on Add Flavor with a Monthly Spice Subscription Box with all of us! You know that I honestly do appreciate it! I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and have a Happy & Healthy New Year! Thanks, Michele 🙂
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  9. So many spices I have never tried before. Love the variety they offer! Love that they include recipes to try!

  10. I would love to get this. I hope they would send a nice variety of spices. I would like to try some new ones too.

  11. I love this idea for people who don’t cook and for students in college. It’s great!

  12. Edna Williams says

    I love fresh spices! Thanks for sharing this!

  13. Jodi Hunter

    This is so very cool, I get so nervous using new spices though.


  15. Jennifer H. says

    I would like to try out this!

  16. Nancy Burgess

    I would love to try this.

  17. The flavoring would be great having this. I like that a subscription could turn you on to different tastes all the time.

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