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November 2016 RawSpiceBar Review + Giveaway
RawSpiceBar is a unique food-based subscription that sends three packets of spices to subscribers every month along with matching recipe cards that teach the recipients how to make an array of world-inspired meals using the included spices.
Although I’m not a cooking connoisseur, I enjoy subscription boxes that allow recipients to explore the world through the products they receive. Better yet, RawSpiceBar is sponsoring this month’s Monthly Box Hub giveaway, and you can enter to win a three-month subscription of spice kits similar to the one described below!
Each month of RawSpiceBar comes in a branded envelope, as depicted above. The envelope contains everything you need for the month, including the three spice packets.
The first spice in the November 2016 RawSpiceBar delivery was Indo-French Vadouvan. I’ve never actually cooked with Vadouvan before, so this is a perfect example of how the subscription can help people experience cultural tastes they wouldn’t have tried otherwise.
This particular spice is described as a French-based Indian curry blend that contains toasted cumin, toasted coriander, turmeric, fenugreek, yellow mustard seeds, brown mustard seeds, green cardamom, aleppo pepper, cayenne, nutmeg, and cloves.
The second spice was a packet of Unpumpkin Pie Spice. A great fit for the month of November! That’s another good part of RawSpiceBar - they tend to provide spices that match seasonal foods, and autumn is notorious for pumpkin flavors.
Per its name, this spice resembling pumpkin spice doesn’t actually contain pumpkin. The listed ingredients are ginger, cinnamon, allspice berries, star anise, and nutmeg.
The third and final spice in the November 2016 RawSpiceBar delivery was Peppercorn Chai. This is another spice that fits well with the chilly fall months.
For the Peppercorn Chai packet, the listed ingredients are toasted black peppercorns, ginger, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and star anise.
As mentioned earlier, the spices are accompanied by double-sided recipe cards that instruct recipients on how to make delicious meals for 3-4 people using the provided spices. Those baked pumpkin donuts sound divine!
I’m not going to value the box because the spice packets are unique blends that can’t be purchased elsewhere. At a cost of only $7 to $8 per month depending on subscription length, RawSpiceBar seems like a clear win for people who are interested in trying out new spices and recipes in their cooking.
Furthermore, RawSpiceBar has generously sponsored the December giveaway at Monthly Box Hub. By clicking on the Giveaway tab of MonthlyBoxHub.com or by using the widget below, you can enter to win a free 3-month subscription to RawSpiceBar for which you will get three deliveries of spice blends like the ones depicted above.
Recommended for: people who want to try new spices and recipes in their cooking
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box to review.
Bonus picture of my cat, Annabeth, helping me take the photos for this review: