Piri Piri

We received some piri piri sauce in our most recent Try the World box (as you probably already know).  Ysabela had been after me to fix some chicharrones (pork rinds) that our friend, Judith, had given me on my last visit to Mexico.  Last night, the planets aligned and I actually fixed the chicharrones so Ysabela could try the piri piri sauce.


I opened the seal on the sauce and barely swiped my tongue on the tab—my tongue immediately started to burn, so that was my only taste!  Bela was anxious to try, so she poured a bit onto one of her chicharrones and she noticed the pork rind started making a popping sound.  (Is that normal?)  The logo on the bottle of sauce has jalapeños in the shape of a cow skull with horns—-I told Ysabela those are actually the horns of Satan since the sauce is—at least to me—horribly hot.

Ysabela said that ghost peppers are hotter than the piri piri sauce, but I don’t want any part of spicy!

Holiday Box

Bela and I were thrilled to get our Try the World box today.  The contents were truly international.  We got some mouth watering items.  My personal favorite (that we have not yet opened) is the box of French TRUFFLES!  The Swedish ginger snaps are a close second.  Then there are the cookies from Morocco and the panattone from Italy….we should have enough snacks to last us a while.  Maybe.


One of us is sure to try the Italian hazelnut cream or the Brazilian Acai Dessert Sauce over bread or yogurt (or maybe ice cream) soon.  Since Bela has been drinking tea lately, the Ruby Red Restorative Winter Calming Tea from the United Kingdom is definitely hers.  I will also soon cook with the extra virgin olive oil from Israel.


I appreciate the recipes and serving suggestions that come inside every box.  There was even a list of suggested music to accompany the foods in this box!  Wouldn’t a Try the World subscription be an amazing school gift?  Maybe I could use these in my foreign language classes!

Talk among yourselves….I hear the siren song of chocolate truffles!


You might remember that Bela and I received a Try the World box featuring Japanese foods.  We have not yet tried everything, but Bela decided to try the seaweed and tea this weekend.  The tea was a hit!  The seaweed, however, was not.  Sometimes we need to work up to trying new foods.

Post-seaweed face....

Post-seaweed face….

Fortunately, we have also found Panda cookies in North Platte stores…we are always willing to try cookies!

Try the World

I’m always searching for cool things to try, so my first adventure (for Bela) was LootCrate.  My friend, Lisa, was telling me how cool it was, so we tried it.

I stumbled upon the Try the World boxes recently, and when I got the “buy the Japan box, get the Paris box free,” I figured it was as good a time as any to give Try the World a shot.  Our box of food came today!  It was heavier than I had anticipated, but I took it home joyfully.

Our lavender honey had leaked a bit in the Paris box, but the seal was intact.

Our lavender honey had leaked a bit in the Paris box, but the seal was intact.

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The Paris box had some neat items.

The Paris box had some neat items.