This post contains affiliate links. I also received a box of food from Buenos Aires for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
What is the farthest you’ve ever been from home? Do you have any desire to travel to the far reaches of the earth? I’ve traveled all over the world, just for fun to some places and to live for others. One of the really fun things about visiting other places is trying out the food. A few months ago I saw an advertisement for a company called Try the World. I was intrigued for sure. I contacted them and they sent me their latest box, which I will tell you about in a minute. One of the things I made with something in the box was Dulce de Membrillo Muffins. They are pretty tasty. Read on to discover what Try the World is and what I thought of it.
Any time I go into a store that has an International Grocery section, I’m right there, checking for things I might remember and like from someplace I’ve been. I can usually find something too. I keep looking for Kalev chocolate from Estonia, but so far I haven’t seen it. Such a bummer because that is some amazing chocolate.
When I saw the box advertised from Try the World, I was excited for the opportunity to try foods from around the world. Try the World is a subscription that arrives at your door every other month. Each box focuses on a different country or region and the foods in the box are from that area. There is also a little booklet that describes the country in the box. This is the box that I received. It’s a nice box too. I will be able to use it for something else.
This is what was in my box. It’s quite a lot of food. There is also a card that describes each item.
* Dulce de Membrillo is a fruit spread enjoyed from Buenos Aires to Patagonia that dates back to the Spanish occupation. It’s used in fruit filled pies and on top of toast. I made muffins with it. The photo below is the Dulce de Membrillo.
* Malbec Wine Marinade is used as a seasoning for meat and made with berries from Patagonia, honey and Malbec wine. I tried this on a piece of chicken that I grilled and it had a really nice flavor. I liked it.
*Koo!’s Butter Cookies are a sweet and salty butter cookie and oh man are they good. I love them and will be looking for them when I go to stores with an international food section. So good.
*Dulce de Leche I was kind of sad about this because my jar broke, so I didn’t get to use it. It smelled really good though. Had the jar not been broken, I would have made a cake with it.
*Green Olive Paste I do not like olives in the least, so my daughter took the jar. She loves olives and I know she will put it to great use.
*Chamana and Inte Zen teas were included in the box and since it’s been so hot here, I haven’t tried it yet. It sounds wonderful though. Dulce de Leche and red fruits and Yerba mate.
*Chimichurri is a sauce with parsley, garlic, oregano, red pepper and olive oil. It’s used as a side dip for meats and vegetables during Argentine barbecues. I’m excited to try this on our next grilled steak. Sounds amazing.
If you’re interested it Trying the World, go over to their site and check out all of the details and options. Keep scrolling below for the recipe to the muffins. It’s a basic muffin recipe, so the fruit is interchangeable. It’s pretty great with this dulce de membrillo though.
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ cup milk
- 1¼ cup flour
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1 cup of Dulce de Membrillo, cut into tiny pieces
- Mix butter and sugar until well blended.
- Mix in egg, vanilla, salt and baking powder.
- Add the milk and mix well.
- Add the flour and mix well.
- Gently add in the fruit and mix just until incorporated.
If you could pick a country’s food to have delivered to your door, what country would it be? Let me know in the comments below.