Food Trip To... Review - Greece Box - Canadian Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

This box was provided complimentary for review.
What is it? Food Trip To...
How Much? $39.90 for single box (no subscription). $37.90 every 2 months, recurring. $109.90 for 6 months (3 boxes), recurring. Tax extra. Shipping free within Quebec. Shipping extra for other provinces and based on location. Prices in Canadian dollars.
What’s in it? A surprise destination in a box, featuring 6 products and 4 recipes to make an authentic meal for 6, cultural facts and trivia, and a  small surprise. 

Food Trip To... is a new Canadian subscription box, based in Quebec. Every two months, the Food Trip To… team will introduce you to a surprise destination thanks to a box filled with tantalizing treats, delivered right to your home or office. Their motto is Eat. Travel. Share, which should really be everyone's motto! It's a great manta to live by. Boxes can be purchased a la carte (single purchase) or as a recurring subscription (Around the World plan). With the Around the World plan, you will receive a new country in a box every 2 months. There is no obligation. You can cancel any time through your account page. Food Trip To... also donates 10% of proceeds from the sale of each box to Oxfam Quebec!

 This is a Food Trip To... Greece!
You’ll soon be able to hear the sound of cicadas and taste the salty air! From the Bay of Corfu to Athens and the Acropolis, stopping off at the iconic village of Santorini… The catchy strains of sirtaki coming from the windows are unmistakable. We’re off to discover Greece! In this box, you’ll find everything you need to spend a few hours rich in culture and flavour.
First we have some information about Greece, fun trivia, movie and music suggestions, and a crash course Greek language lesson. There is some more info on the website as well, but it's in French. 

This box includes items to create a Greek Mezedes Cocktail Dinner. Mezedes (like Spanish tapas) are small dishes served with drinks. On the menu we have a cocktail using Greek herbed syrup, olive tapenade, vine leaves with lemon, roasted eggplant puree dip (baba ganoush) and pita, grilled calamari, and halloumi cheese salad. For dessert, we have a classic baklava. 

Zanae Dolmades Vine Leaves Stuffed with Rice & Greek Herbs 
For this dish, simply squeeze fresh lemon juice over the vine leaves and they are ready to serve. Easy peasy!

Baking Stories Crisps with Olive Oil, Feta Cheese, & Sun dried Tomato
These can be used with an olive tapenade or with the roasted eggplant dip.

Nature Our Home Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Truffle Flavour 
This oil can be used for many things, but it would be great as a finishing oil over salad, dips, and meat. 

Nature Our Home Kalamon Olive Tapenade
Ready to serve right out of the jar. Serve with crackers.

Bacharika Spice Blend
This herb mix is used to make a syrup for a Greek cocktail, and also to season the fish and salad.

Kyknos Greek Tomato Paste
None of the recipes call for this product so I'm not sure why it was included.  

Goumas Kalamata String Figs
Use the figs to make baklava, then snack on the remaining ones. They're also good stuffed with goat cheese.  

Ouzo Candies
These anise flavoured candies are always given out at Greek restaurants around town!

For the bonus gift, we received a Komboloi. Manipulate the beads with your hands to pass the time and relieve stress. It kind of resembles prayer beads but the Komboloi has no religious significance. I also received a Nazar, which is a Turkish amulet to protect against the evil eye. I picked up tons of these in Turkey. I didn't realize they were a Greek item as well, although I should have guessed since the two countries are kind of similar when it comes to food and culture. This stems from the days when they were both part of the Byzantine Empire, and then the Ottoman Empire. While in Turkey last year, I learned that Greeks were expelled from Turkey in 1923 during the Greek-Turkish population exchange, shortly before the formation of the Republic of Turkey. There is an abandoned Greek village in south western Turkey, after entire communities of Othodox Christians were forced out of the country (the same happened in Greece with the Muslim population). It's really a sad and interesting part of history. Anyway, major tangent! I just found it interesting how similar this meal and the products are to things I experienced in Turkey, and now you know why!

This "Food Trip To... Greece" included eight food items and two gifts. It also includes four recipes, along with nut-free and vegetarian options. I like that they picked recipes that you wouldn't expect. Instead of taking the safe route, we are taken outside our food comfort zone and encouraged to try new things. No souvlaki and tzatziki here!

If you are interested in trying Food Trip To..., you can save 25% off your first box with an Around the World plan (recurring subscription). Use promo code CDNBOX25 at checkout.

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