RawSpiceBar Review - June 2017 - Meal Preparation Subscription Box + PROMO CODE

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What is it? Raw Spice Bar
How Much? $8 per month plus $4 shipping to Canada. Save on longer term subscriptions. 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 consisting of three freshly ground spice blends from a different region each month. All flavors come with kitchen-tested recipes, personalized for your diet. Add your own fresh ingredients for cooking globally inspired meals for four. 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. Your first order ships within 10 days of purchase, and on the 10th of every month thereafter.

June features "The Yucatan Flavor Kit", which honours the Yucatan state in southeastern Mexico.

During the time of the Mayan's, food was at constant risk of spoiling in the tropical jungle climate of the Yucatan. To prevent this, pibil, a way to preserve wild game with a spice rub and pit smoke, was invented. With influences from the Caribbean, Dutch, Lebanese and Spanish, Yucatan culture has evolved but continues to maintain its original Mayan roots.
Achiote, a slightly bitter spice, is paired with charred chiles, garlic, juices & spices to create a recado rojo paste, arguably the most famous flavor of the Yucatan. This paste is typically used as a rub, marinade or flavor base. This month, we're making a traditional pork pibil, rubbed in an achiote paste and marinated overnight. 
Slow Cooked Cochinita Pibil with Achiote Recado Rojo
The Achiote Recado Rojo spice blend contains achiote seeds, toasted coriander, black peppercorns, toasted cumin, oregano, cloves, garlic, and other spices.

Achiote Kale & Squash Quesadillas

We've also included a pequin chili infused salt, for topping on pibil or sprinkling on cheesy, grilled corn. Lastly, we've got a Super Greens blend for whipping up a super healthy Mexican avocado smoothie- add pequin salt for a spicy kick. Buen provecho ("bon appetit" as they say in Mexico)!  

Avocado Super Greens Smoothie with The Super Greens
The Super Greens contains spirulina, wheat grass juice, wild blueberries, ginger, vanilla bean, and maca. It's all dried and ground into a fine powder. 

Mexican Style Pequin Chili Grilled Corn with Pequin Salt
The salt blend is made with kosher sea salt and dried pequin chilies.

The June Yucatan Flavor Kit from Raw Spice Bar included three spices and four recipes to make a few Mexican-inspired dishes. I was a little confused this month because the online blog for this month's kit lists a spice blend and some recipes that were not included. I'm not sure what happened there.

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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. 


  1. Some nice spices to try out.

  2. I had this subscription for a year and it would always be delivered a month late. I got so fed up I cancelled. I live in Vancouver. Do you have the same problems.

    1. Shipping has always been my #1 complaint with Raw Spice Bar. I've written about it extensively over the past year. It's improved somewhat, but the envelopes always take 2-3 weeks to arrive, often arriving towards the middle or end of the following month.


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