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!
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
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
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!