I’m kind of obsessed with the concept of subscription box services. From food and planner decor to beauty and makeup items…I want them all delivered to my door every month. The problem though is that I already have a lot of items in my house that need to be used up (boxes of stickers and washi tape cough) and I can’t justify adding on an additional $10-$50 a month just to get new and shiny things brought to me.

But there is one subscription box I’ve been eyeing since I heard about it years ago: Try the World.

The concept is self explanatory: each month (or every two months if you choose) you receive a box of curated food items from a certain country.

At $39/box and with enough authentic ethnic food stores around our area, I held off on trying Try the World until I saw they were offering a free box, just pay $5 shipping. You can’t beat free so I signed up to try out the Spain box.

This box must have originally come out in September of 2015 (you can read Subscription Box Mom‘s review and 2 Little Rosebuds‘ review from last year) and came back a the “freebie” box for new and curious subscribers like me.

I’m not going to lie…I literally picked this up in our mail room downstairs and jumped up and down in the elevator I was so excited…

Here’s what was inside:


Lifting off the lid to the box was the most exciting thing I did all week (kidding…not kidding?)


I LOVED the accordion fold pamphlet that came with the box on “How To Use Your Box.” It included recipes, music, and games on one side and a bit about Spain on the other. (I wish I was the designer who gets to make these!)


The glorious goods.






P. Listo Orange Blossom Jam and El Navarrico Tumaca


El Almendro Orange Crunchy Almond Turron and El Avion Mild Sweet Paprika


Oleum Hispana Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Espinaler Mussels in Pickled Sauce


I’ll post an updated review of each of the products when we dig in and try them!

I’m interested to know the countries they have done in the past and the ones that might come up in the future. They list Argentina, Brazil, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, and the UK on their shop to view items by country so I’m guessing it’s just been these countries and they cycle through them.

If you had to pick a country to try items from, which would you choose? Or if you had to curate your own box from America, what would you put in it?