RawSpiceBar Review - August 2015 - Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Raw Spice Bar 
How Much? $6 per month plus $4 shipping to Canada. Save on longer term subscription. Prices in US dollars. 
What’s in it? 3 hand-picked, small batch, freshly ground spice blends and kitchen-tested, detailed recipes and ideas.

RawSpiceBar is a subscription service offering a monthly box of spices. For only $6 per month plus shipping, RawSpiceBar send 3 freshly ground spices & blends with a new regional theme plus kitchen-tested recipes. The recipes and spices yield enough to create 3 global dishes to serve 4-6 adults. The spice blends are perfectly portioned, freshly ground and expertly blended by top chefs for maximum authentic flavor. It's all done just days before shipping to guarantee freshness.

RawSpiceBar ships their packages between the 6th and 10th of the month. It's a slim letter-mail size package that will fit in a condo-sized mailbox. The package comes to Canada via USPS International Priority Airmail, but for some reason, I always receive my package the first week of the following month. This August package arrived September 9th. This has been the case since my first package in January. Keep that in mind if you plan to subscribe.

August features The Baltimore Spice Box and includes classic flavours of the Chesapeake!
The Chesapeake Bay region is awash in flavors from the sea. The essence of all that is salty, briny, sweet, and succulent combines to create a taste that is distinctly oceanic. This month, we celebrate the bold flavors of Baltimore, used to highlight the fresh seafood constantly pouring into the region.

(Spice pictures are from RawSpiceBar)

Baltimore Bay Spices & Grilled Shrimp Recipe
If we could create a taste for Baltimore, this would be it. Traditionally used when steaming hard-shell crabs, this spice blend goes on seafood, french fries, potato salad, popcorn and really anything else you can think up. We especially love it on deviled eggs, hummus and summer corn.
This blend is a mix of paprika, celery seed, and cayenne. It's reminiscent of Old Bay seasoning and is the perfect blend for succulent shrimp and seafood, or use it to spice up your Bloody Mary (or Caesar in Canada!).

Power Spice Blend & Detox Green Smoothie Recipe
This round up of spices includes those with the most studied health benefits- from cayenne to boost metabolism to the antioxidant properties of cinnamon. We've included these power spices to add to your favorite green smoothie- just add these right in the blender.
This is a blend of some of the most beneficial power spices to add to your smoothies on hot August days.

Vert Pickling Spices & Pickled Zucchinis Recipe
This classic pickling spice merges classic dill seed and black peppercorn with red pepper flakes for heat plus mustard seeds and coriander for warmth. We especially love this blend with green vegetables like zucchini, cucumbers, brussel sprouts and green beans.
For this one, RawSpiceBar partnered with Marisa from Food in Jars to create a classic pickling blend to take any veggie to the next level. I've never had pickled zucchini but I LOVE pickled green beans.

The August RawSpiceBar included three spice blends with 1.5 ounces total of spices. The blends this month don't go together to make a complete meal, but each recipe looks great on its own. They are straight forward and easy to follow. The spice blends pack bright, bold flavours that will complement any dish, whether it's a bowl of grilled shrimp (or steamed crab - that's my preference!), or a vibrant green smoothie.

RawSpiceBar has created an exclusive promo code for Canadian Box Addict readers. You can earn an extra month for free on a 3, 6, or 12 month subscription. Just enter promo code cdnspiceaddict at checkout. The promo won't show on your e-mail confirmation, but it does log on RawSpiceBar's end, so they will be sure to include the extra month at the end of your subscription term. Code expired!

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  1. I'm not sure if my last comment went through, but this coupon code says it's expired already.

    1. This post is from August. To get the most up to date codes and deals, always check the current month's post (if there is one).

  2. Oops sorry! I confused this post with another one that had the same issue. Thank you for bringing this one to my attention. I updated the post.


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