If you’re new around here, Raw Spice Bar is a monthly subscription that sends you 3 super unique spice blends for a mere $6/month. The blends are guaranteed to be new and interesting to you, so it’s always really fun to see what they put together each month.
This month’s Raw Spice Bar was really interesting for me, as I had never even heard of these spices – Ethiopian spices! I absolutely love Ethiopian food but have never attempted to make it at home. The flavors are so complex and I just never thought I could ever nail it, but now that I’ve got these amazing spice blends I am SO excited to try.
Berbere Spice Pack: Berbere is That Spice that everyone who likes Ethopian food knows, even if they don’t know it (I didn’t). It’s used in wots (slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth meat or lentil stew), which is what is always on the menu at your local Ethiopian joint. A spicy hot blend of chiles, coriander, fenugreek, all spice, clove, nutmeg, ginger, and cardamon, it is a mix that I would have NEVER figured out on my own. As soon as I opened the pack I couldn’t help but inhale deeply.
Mitmita Spice Blend: This is also a super identifiable spice blend that I had never heard of – but absolutely knew the smell of. It’s mega hot, a hallmark of Ethiopian cuisine, but packed with pepper flavor. They suggest using it instead of sriracha as a condiment, but I am more likely to throw it on some potatoes or add it to literally anything that requires some extra va-va-voom. Ok, now I understand why they compare it to sriracha.
Pumpkin Pie Spice: This spice confused me at first, but that’s because I forgot it was November and pumpkin pie spice totally makes sense. Meant to be used as a savory version of typical pumpkin pie spices, this blend would be drool-worthy over some roasted squash or carrots. The recipe they included was for Ethiopian donuts that use ricotta, honey, and this spice blend. Tell me that does not sound incredible. I dare you.
Final Rating: A+
I can’t get enough of this subscription. My husband gets just as excited as I do about it, so it’s a great box that we share. We cook a lot so having these super unique spice blends around really comes in handy – we’ve even started structuring our weekly menus around what we get from RSB!
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Complimentary sample sent in exchange for honest review.
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