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!
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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!
I feel the same way! I love the easy opportunity to change things up!
Dana Rodriguez says
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!
Definitely! It’s a great way to be introduced to new options!
Alicia Hewitt says
Fresh spices make a HUGE difference!!
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.
I’m sorry to hear about his accident. It definitely sounds like something he’d enjoy!
natalie nichols says
This is awesome. I would love to have a monthly subscription box!
Sally Gearhart says
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!
Cathy Thompson says
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!
Michele Ash says
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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So many spices I have never tried before. Love the variety they offer! Love that they include recipes to try!
I agree! I not only love trying new spices, but I love trying new foods in general so I love the recipes.
Sandra Watts says
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.
Troy Deluccia says
I love this idea for people who don’t cook and for students in college. It’s great!
Edna Williams says
I love fresh spices! Thanks for sharing this!
Jodi Hunter says
This is so very cool, I get so nervous using new spices though.
Is it trying new flavors that makes you nervous?
KATHARINE COOKMAN says
SOUNDS LIKE A BIG LITTLE BOXX OF YUMM
Jennifer H. says
I would like to try out this!
Nancy Burgess says
I would love to try this.
Jerry Marquardt says
The flavoring would be great having this. I like that a subscription could turn you on to different tastes all the time.