Piquant Post Subscription Box Review + Unboxing | July 2017

piquant post subscription review
Piquant Post is a monthly craft spice subscription that explores a different international region and sends you 4 spice blends and 4 corresponding recipes for each blend. Subscriptions are $11.99 monthly or for 6 month prepaid subscription that price drops to $10.99 and for a yearly subscription it’s just $9.99. They also just rolled out a referral program where you get a FREE month when you have a friend sign up (you don’t even have to be a subscriber!)
*product was received free for review

Check out the unboxy box video

Here’s the Box Breakdown
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Our first glimpse inside the Piquant Post Package.
what's in the piquant post subscription
Everything that we received in our Piquant Post Subscription for July. This month we’re going to Thailand – being somewhat familiar with the flavors associated with this culture we were so excited!

So what is all this stuff?

Thai Chili 
This packet contains nothing but Thai Chilis which … you’re never going to believe it… are spicy! The associated recipe (however, many of the recipes this month included a number of the spices included) was Thai Steak Salad which looked pretty delicious
This looks really yummy and not overly hard either! This is great for grilling season and is a nice light meal.
Thai Curry Blend
This Thai Curry blend contains galangal ( an aromatic root), lemongras, coriander seed, turmeric, white pepper, cumin and ceylon cinnamon. 
The corresponding recipe is a Thai Coconut Curry that looks scrummy but may be the hardest recipe that was included. We like that there’s something in this pack for everyone – from beginner to expert!
Kaffir Lime
This packet is comprised of the bright Kaffir Lime Leaf in powder form. This was an optional ingredient in all the recipes included this month!
It’s corresponding recipe is a dessert dish – Coconut Rice with Mangoes which is spin on a classic Thai dessert. Beside being tasty it’s also very easy to make! 
Holy Basil
Another one spice packet – Holy Basil is very hard to find and so they sent us a dried version that we soak before using.
The corresponding recipe was a Basil Stir Fry or Pad Ka-Prao which seemed somewhere in between as far as difficulty goes so we decided we’d make this one this month!

Okay so show us!?

Our first step is to soak the Holy Basil for ten minutes
Then chop and add 4-5 garlic cloves and one shallot and cook for two minutes. 
After, add the meat and cook for 5 minutes – if you are serving this with rice you’ll want to get that ready a while as well
Then you’ll drain the basil and blend in the pan along with the oyster sauce, fish sauce, soy sauce and the chili blend (if you so desire) as well as the kaffir lime powder
After the meat is completely cooked you’ll want to remove from heat and add your basil. We had 3/4 of a pound from our CSA in a purple variety so we decided we would use that. If you are adding eggs you would do that at this point (we’ll pass on that)
Then serve – using a whole lettuce leaf to create a wrap! It was so tasty – the kids loved it and EVERY BIT got eaten!

So in summary

We look for three things in a subscription box; quality, curation, and presentation. The Piquant Post subscription is a great way to learn new recipes and experience new flavors without breaking the bank! The presentation is great – everything arrives perfectly. The quality is awesome. We love that these are handcrafted blends sourced with care! And curation is perfect. We are so happy with this Thai assortment and think the flavors really reflect the culture!

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