Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club Review - January 2016 - Canadian Gourmet Food Subscription + PROMO CODE

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** EFL no longer ships to Canada** 
What is it? Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club 
How Much? $39.95 per month, plus tax, with free shipping. Save on longer terms. Prices in US dollars. 
What’s in it? A box filled with new items and delicious recipes, themed together to make the perfect feast or dinner party.

Eat.Feed.Love is an online gourmet food store based in Victoria, BC. With every purchase, EFL donates to organizations that feed those in need. Along with the online storefront, EFL also offers a monthly subscription called Taste Club.
Every month, we send a box filled with new items and delicious recipes, themed together to make the perfect feast or dinner party.

Each delivery will include a variety of items from spreads, condiments, jams, honeys, syrups, cooking sauces, oils, vinegars, salts, spices, seasonings, chocolate and cocktail mixers, along with an assortment of recipes to make use of your new products.

First look

The January box features an recipes and foods from India.
India has a variety of regional cuisines. From the heavily spiced and immensely flavorful dishes of the South, to the Portuguese-inspired foods of Goa, and the world-famous street foods of Delhi, Indian cuisine is rich in variety and styles of cookery.
This month, Eat.Feed.Love is supporting World Vision's food and nutrition sector to provide meals to Indian school children.

Second look!

The recipes this month are for Chai Tea Latte, Lemongrass Mint Raita, Naan Bread, Chicken Tikka Masala, Pumpkin Cauliflower Curry, and Cumin Scented Lemongrass Mint Rice. We also received instructions for dry roasting and frying whole spices to create flavourful curries.

Epices de Cru Green Cardamon (10g sample, $3.75)
Green Indian Cardamom infuses dishes with the sweet and refreshing scent. Considered the queen of spices in Indian cookery, it is a staple to countless curries, rice dishes and desserts. In Northern Europe, its unique qualities are called upon to flavor traditional pastries. In the Middle East it is added to coffee. Sourced from the Cardamom Hills in South-Eastern India, this variety is rare and extremely fragrant.

Epices de Cru Black Cumin (9g sample, $1.90)
Smaller and more delicate than regular cumin. Commonly used as a finishing spice in Pakistani and Gujarati cuisine. Kala jeera, as it is called in Hindi, is usually fried in ghee with garlic and chiles and poured as a finishing touch. The crispy, whole seeds add a lovely texture to creamy lentils and soups.

Epices de Cru Madras Curry (13g sample, $2)
The world famous curry from Madras, India popularized by traders of the British Empire. This all-purpose blend will works well with any ingredient: meat, vegetable and seafood. The perfect balance of hot, bitter, sweet and aromatic spices is probably what makes Madras curry the world’s most popular all-purpose blend. Ingredients: turmeric, coriander, fenugreek, cumin, ginger, black pepper, fennel, chili, cassia, cassia leaf.

Askinosie Chocolate Sample
I've recieved Askinosie Chocolate a couple times now and it's always delicious. This "itty Bar" is 72% Mababu chocolate sourced from Tanzania. 
Arvinda's Garam Masala (44g, $7.50)
A delicate hand-selected spice blend roasted and ground. A must in Indian cooking. Probably the most famous spice blend of Indian cuisine. Arvinda’s roasted and ground Garam Masala can be used in several recipes or, like black pepper, as a final touch to dishes before serving.

Olive the Senses Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil (100ml,  $5)
A marriage made in heaven! Sweet and fragrant Persian limes are united with late harvest Tunisian Chemlali EVOO to produce this incredibly fragrant and fresh oil. Citrusy yet smooth, this oil is great with Mexican food and superb in salsas.
I received this one already in the October EFL box, but many of the recipes this month call for lime infused olive oil, and there are many more on the EFL website, so it will be  used!   

Olive the Senses Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic Vinegar (100ml, $5)
I couldn't find this one for sale yet on the EFL or Olive the Senses websites. It smells very minty and will be  great in the raita, rice, and chicken dishes. There's more recipes on the website that call for Lemongrass Mint White Balsamic. 

Umi's Kitchen Mango Chatni Sauce ($5)
A traditional mango chutney with a perfect balance of quality ingredients. Mango, onion, ginger and lime taste is augmented by a fabulous blend of cumin and red pepper to make a chatni that is sweet and spicy. Fantastic with sharp cheeses, lamb, chicken, or as an accompaniment for your favorite curry dishes.
This is made in Vancouver, BC! The label says it can be used to accompany cheese, curry dishes, pork, or lamb. It would probably work well as a dip for samosas and pakoras too.

Level Ground Trading Chai Loose Leaf Tea (70g, $6)
A delightfully aromatic Indian-style tea with an animated profile and a lively blend of spice flavors. A sweetly based tea with tastes of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, it's a great choice for afternoon entertaining. Serve hot and clear or with a dash of milk and settle in for a chat. Created in close partnership with the local growers in Assam, India to ensure the utmost equity in trade.
A chai latte is so delicious and comforting. I look forward to making a hot, steaming cup!

The January Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club box included 9 items, valued around $36 US ($50 CDN). It's quite a low value this month, coming in less than the $39.95 US asking price. With the crappy exchange rate, this box cost me $54.10 CDN. I love the theme of the box, and I plan on trying several of the recipes, but I wish there was at least one more full size item included to bring the value up a bit more. 

If you are a foodie and love experiencing new and interesting tastes, this box may be for you. It would also make a fantastic gift. As an added bonus, readers can save 50% off their first box by using promo code cdnboxaddict at checkout. This code is valid on the purchase of a month-to-month subscription only. 

Click here to check out the Eat.Feed.Love Taste Club.

Disclaimer: Box information is correct as of posting date. As prices and terms are subject to change, please be sure to read the FAQ of this company before signing up.

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