Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Raw Spice Bar

Do you love cooking with new foods and spices? Then you have to check out RawSpiceBar. A few months ago the folks at RawSpiceBar contacted me and offered to sponsor a 2 month subscription giveaway to a lucky reader. I thought this subscription was absolutely genius and was thrilled at the chance to do a giveaway. They also sent me this package free to review. The service started in January so this is their second month but so far I'm only hearing good things. Each month you will receive 3-4 whole spices or spice blends along with a recipe to use them. Each recipe will use the include spice and will make 8-10 servings. The price of this subscription is just $6.00 a month with shipping included. You have to sign up for a minimum 3 month subscription.  

Price: $6.00 a month (minimum 3 month subscription) w/ shipping included. Discounts for 6 and 12 month subscriptions. Ships to US and Canada.

The good:

Love to cook: If you love cooking with new foods and spices this a fun way to do it. 

Know someone who loves to cook: This makes a great gift!

Price: $6 is a great low price. 

Reduce waste: It's such a terrible thing to buy a jar of spice and have it go to waste. This allows you to try the spice without buying a whole jar. 

The not so good:

Skip: I don't see an option to skip or pause your subscription. 

I received this envelope in the mail but it didn't say who it was from. I thought that was odd. The envelope size is about 6x9.

Inside the envelope was a note about this months spices.

This was another paper envelope that was inside the first envelope. 

Inside the second envelope were the spices and recipes. 

Contents of the RawSpiceBar envelope:

.5 oz. packet Rose & Chai Spices. Value = $1.00

.5 oz. packet Punjabi Garam Masala. Value = $1.00

.5 oz. packet Tandoori Spices. Value = $1.00

I put a value on here but it's not entirely accurate. I looked up the spices from a company I buy spices from. I would say they are equivalent in quality to this company. The reason I say the value isn't entirely accurate is because the spices from the company I buy from come in 8 oz. packets. So based on that I valued these at $1.00 each BUT just like with the food delivery companies if I bought these spices in the store I would have to buy the whole packet or jar. In the case of the spice company I use I would need to spend $24.00. Other places had smaller jars (about 3.5oz.) for about $4 a jar which would still be $12. The good part about buying the whole jar is if you like the spice you have more. The bad part is if you don't like it then you now have a whole jar of spice that you paid $4-$8 for and won't use. Bottom line is I think trying spices in this fashion is an excellent idea. 

Verdict: I think this is a great subscription and I've already signed up.


  1. Wow, you've gotta make those cookies and tell me what they taste like! What an interesting recipe. I love tandoori! Recently had Tandoori chicken sushi, oh so yummy!

  2. I love chai so I'm hoping the cookies have more of a chai flavor than rose. I don't mind flower flavors but a little goes a long way. tandoori chicken sushi? was it an asian/indian fusion place. what an odd combo. but i bet it was tasty.