March 15

Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA

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“What one won’t eat by itself, one will eat when mixed with other food.” Bantu & Lamba Proverb

Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA
Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA

Golden beaches. Jagged mountains. National parks overflowing with wildlife and spectacular natural scenery. Located at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa is a vast country with wildly varying landscapes and a population that is no less diverse. The country has eleven official languages and more than a dozen tribes, and is affectionately known as the Rainbow Nation. From the vineyards and vibrant, multicultural neighborhoods of Cape Town, to a safari surrounded by lions, elephants, and rhinos in Kruger National Park, it’s easy to lose yourself in the beauty of South Africa. Pull up a chair at our braai as we introduce you to some of the unique and exotic flavors of this dynamic country. Try The World South Africa

 

Try The World: A Taste Of SOUTH AFRICA: With Spring around the corner, it’s time to think of where I’d rather be. Wouldn’t it be nice to venture into the world of new foods to try? Try The World: The South African Box takes us on another gastronomic adventure into the world of South African gourmet cuisine. As I write this post, I’m thinking of my many South African friends, former classmates, and social media connections. They live in a beautiful, multi-ethnic country rich with natural resources, cultures, languages and diverse religions that speak to the many people who moved to the area.  Over centuries, the nation, on the Southern tip of the African continent, saw an influx of outsiders who came and settled as colonialists, immigrants, and others seeking new opportunities in this land of great wealth, fantastic weather and a dark apartheid history. Even though the system of apartheid was gradually dismantled and eventually abandoned, with the release and election of Nelson Mandela, its reverberations remain a lingering albeit quiet presence in the region. Poverty and inequality are still areas of concern.

When I think of South Africa, I think of a nation with tremendous potential. Since 1994, when the majority black population became enfranchised, a lot of business growth opened doors to many and despite challenges, success stories continue to show the human spirit rising above the grind. According to Wikipedia, It is classified by the World Bank as an upper-middle-income economy, a newly industrialized nation, the second-largest economy in Africa, and the 34th-largest in the world.  It’s purchasing power ranks it at the seventh-highest per capita income in Africa. All good stats and, as with many other countries on our beloved continent, food is a great way to connect and fresh locally sourced ingredients are a big part of the diet.

This post is about the celebration of South African Cuisine; both indigenous and non indigenous foods from the region. Bantu culture and foods from Khoisan groups make up the African indigenous cuisine. Dutch (since 1652), German, French, Italian, Greek, British, Indo-Asian/India, Indonesia and Portugal/Mozambique cuisine all have influences on South African cuisine as we know it today. So the food is a reflection of the diverse cultures and people that make up the population of the region. Food is healing…

READ: South Africa
Top 13 Traditional South African Foods to Have a Good Time With

 

 

“One spoon of soup in need has more value than a pot of soup when we have an abundance of food.” Angolan Proverb

Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA
Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA

If you are looking for a fly in your food it means that you are full. South African Proverb
The man who counts the bits of food he swallows is never satisfied. African Proverb

What’s inside my Try The World –  SOUTH AFRICA Box? Every box of curated gourmet items includes a spice, a sweet, traditional foods that folks love and cherish in the country of origin, and a Culture Guide that walks you though the history of each item, the family behind the farm or company, and a few recipes to try with your food items. If you so choose, you may use the items to create your own recipes or add them to your favorite foods… that is the beauty of enjoying foods from around the world. For our gastronomic adventure into South Africa please come back and stay tuned for a full description. Where would I rather be? Enjoying a delicious home-cooked South African dish. And you?
READ: Top 10 foods to try in South Africa

Sign up today for your first journey into Try The World’s gourmet items to enjoy. As an Ambassador for this extraordinary brand, I’d like to remind everyone about our special deep discount. SPECIAL OFFER: Try The World has made a special offer of 15% discount off the first subscription box to all my readers. As a reader of this blog, you can use the discount code on purchasing your first $39/box subscription option and/or on all gift boxes. Use the coupon code MMTRAVELS15 during your checkout to get your awesome discount.

What about pricing?  Subscriptions now start at $33/Box.
A bi-monthly subscription is $39/box charged every two months
A 6 months tour subscription is $35/box charged every six months
A year tour subscription is $33/box charged every year
People have the option to order a gift single box and/or gift tours.

If the SOUTH AFRICA Box calls you, sign up today, save 15% on your first box and a new box will be shipped, every other month, when it becomes available.

 

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“One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others.” ~African Proverb

Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA
Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA

 

Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA
Try The World: A Taste of SOUTH AFRICA

For our South African feast, a lot of effort went into creating the right balance of ingredients. Our curators at Try The World (TTW), work very hard to find the finest ingredients and invest time and energy working with skilled chefs who help curate the best items that truly represent the country selected. The goal is to appeal to your spirit of adventure and desire to try great foods. They love hearing from people around the globe who love experimenting with new and great cuisine. To encourage us to explore other cultures through food, from time to time, they offer wonderful opportunities to be featured on their Instagram page or maybe win free boxes of food. Don’t forget to post a photo with the hashtag #trytheworld and then treat a loved one to a lovely gift package by using  MMTRAVELS15 for an additional discount.  You can also get your first subscription box at 15% off. Do share your dishes and photos by using the hashtag #TryTheWorld and following @TryTheWorld on Instagram, and be on board for a chance to win your next box for free!  Visit their Website for more information and also connect with TTW on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.
READ: 21 iconic South African foods – the ultimate guide for visitors
Traditional South African food

Have a food feast filled week!

 

More Food?

More Travel?

 

Positive Motivation Tip: Travel the world for foods that warm the heart, fill the stomach and open us to new cultures…

Disclosure of Material Connection: I have received product for review, but all opinions are mine. I have not received any other compensation for writing this post.  I have no material connection to the brands, products, or services mentioned. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

If you have any questions, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos: Are from my Personal Collection and/or via TTW – Try The World

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

 


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  • I love trying new cuisine and learning more about the different ingredients that give the unique taste to different cuisines. I would love to check this one from South Africa, great way to try.

  • this box is so cool! I want a taste of every country so I can eat my way around the world right from my own home… do they do other countries?

  • I was just in Africa at the beginning of this year and I have to admit – I had some of the most amazing food on the face of the planet!!!

  • The peach chutney and the tea look like my favorites! I love that they include spices, too. How useful!

  • This is so cool! I love the colors of the labels, and the concept behind the product! I’d love to try more African flavors, and this would be a great way to do that!

  • This is the first time that I have come across Try the World subscription boxes. What a great way to encorporate new tastes from different regions around the world into your cooking. I’ll have to check this out, we love trying new things! With the extra discount, why not?

  • i love buying random groceries like this and seeing what I can make with them. It’s so fun!

  • I’ve never been to South Africa but I love to sample different foods from around the world. I like the look of that Peach Chutney!

  • Honestly, I think there is a lot that I don’t know about Africa especially when it comes to their food and it would be so nice to try a fraction of their favorites. I think this box is perfect for that.

  • Ooooo this box looks great! I think I’d want to try just about everything in it. What’s been your favorite part of it?

  • I tried the Try the World Italy edition and loved it and this one looks even better. Definitely considering getting this!

  • I’m not familiar with South African food brands, but this subscription box has an interesting array of products. I would like to try the Peri Peri sauce. 🙂

  • I clearly had no idea what south african food was before reading this! Also, there’s something so exciting about a food basket. They’re my favorite gifts and these items look like they’d be a perfect food basket!

  • I always wanted to go to South Africa. Even though I’m near like from Mauritius, I’m kinda blank where to go. Which one you prefer when you want to go on a mini honeymoon? Cape town? Or another part of South Africa? Love to hear from you!

  • This – “One who eats alone cannot discuss the taste of the food with others.” ~African Proverb – is so true, I’m a huge foodie and part of the love is because of the joy that comes when you savor it TOGETHER!

    The spices seem interesting, I’d love to get my hands on this box! Thx for the discount.

  • This is an awesome way for people to try a new a type of cuisine in someone’s diet!

    Best,
    Idora

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  • I have never been to South Africa before but i would love to . I can just imagine how good the food taste. Thanks for sharing.

  • What a great box for people who like different cultures and cooking and trying new things. I would love to try this box. Looks so exotic. Thanks for the discount code.

  • I’ve always wanted to visit south africa! I love that you can take a tour with food.

  • Great deal. I feel like all countries and states should have their own selective boxes but I hope they all match the cultural richness that I see and feel from this specific one. Though I’m a bit far from a real subscription, I would at least like to sample a real one. The products involved all look good.

  • I never realized there were such a diverse population in South Africa. I am impressed to read the statistics you have listed above. I would love to try these foods of South Africa, although, I would want someone to cook it for me many different times as I feel to give it one try would not be truly finding the flavor as the actual people who reside there do.

    • Yes, foods from around the world are inspiring as they give us a chance to learn more intimately about other cultures.

  • I love my food and love to try out new food. I wonder how the rice snack will taste like?

  • Oh how neat! We love picking up spices and soup mixes and things when we travel – this is such a cool way to explore tastes!

  • I think it would be cool to receive a “Try the Word” box. I also think it would be a rocking awesome gift idea!

  • I love peach chutney! This assortment of goodies looks wonderful, and a great price too!

  • these are some interesting food subscription. It looks delicious and perfect condiments to make some new recipes.

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  • Ooo I do love this box and that organic herbal tea is right up my street for sure x

  • South Africa is in bucket list! Such box is making my trip closer (because no matter how much I want it it’s a very pricey trip to be). Food is a great option to become closer to culture in no time

  • I’ve heard about this “Try the World” boxes and been wanting to subscribe for a long time. I love it because their boxes are themed around a country and have a mix of ready to eat snacks and ingredients you can use for home cooking.

  • Another amazing box! I’d love to try these, the tea and the seasoning spices look amazing. I really think these boxes are an awesome way to try new things easily!

  • I spent some time of my life in South Africa and I can very much relate to your description of this beautiful colorful country. The memories make me miss it a lot. And yes the memories are brought back the best through food 🙂 I feel that I did miss on some parts of indigenous cuisine quite a lot though, so may be Try The World would be a great cure to my nostalgia!

  • This is such a neat program. I’m such a picky eater I haven’t tried any delivery services.

  • South Africa has been in my list of country to visit this year. have missed two chances to visit but i definitely will visit soon. lot of things to do and places to visit. beautiful county.

  • These look like fantastic treats from South Africa. We want to try this ASAP!

  • That is one cuisine I don’t believe I have tried, but the box looks like it’s full of fun items. Do they offer recipes to go with it?

  • This food subscription box is such a great way to experience the world even when you can’t travel. I must admit that I’m not familiar with South African food, but it looks like a great assortment of products to sample.

  • South Africa is on my travel bucket list! It is so cool to see all of these different products.

  • “Try the World” type boxes are so genius. I love the idea of trying food from all over the world!

  • I would love to try such a selection of foods as I don’t think I have ever had anything from South Africa. The peri-peri sauce sounds familiar, as we have it here in England as well. I’d like to taste that tea.

  • Love peri peri sauce. Nando’s is my absolute favourite I would love to taste authentic south african ingredients,

  • South African goodies though, looks yummy! I wonder what the Peri Peri sauce tastes like.

  • When I travel I love to try domestic specialties. Along the way you can find more about tradition and history and I love that. Never have a chance to visit Africa, if I ever get the chance would try some products that you have suggested. 😊

  • I like your post very much. Travelling and eating amazing food is always my goal and I try to eat local most of the time.

  • All the products look so nice and great. I haven’t been to South Africa yet. I hope to try all of these soon.

  • I’m heading to Cape Town later this week and cannot wait to try all of the food. I’m sure I’ll go through withdrawal when I get back so it’s good to know that I can order a subscription box.

  • South Africa sounds so exotic to me, I’d love to try out the products typical for this part of the world. 🙂

  • Thank you for including some background on South Africa along with your review – the apartheid is something that is not really taught or understood in the states and it is such an important part of history. Also, this box looks really really good! I love South African food – so many flavors!

  • I’ve heard of these boxes and I’ve really been wanting to get one to try. I think it’s amazing it gives you a chance to taste something otherwise you’d never get a chance to try. I’d love to try the tea!

  • The contents of this box look absolutely intriguing!! Everything looks absolutely fabulous to try out! I’d love to get this in my mailbox!

  • This looks like a subscription box that I have to try. I like to try different foods from all over the world.

  • Looks like these are great products. I would to try this one also. Thanks you for sharing. Will be sharing this also with my friends.

  • I have always wanted to learn more about South African, so may be starting to explore the food portion is a good start. It is glad to learn that each box has a guide to walk us through the history of each items. This will help for people like me who does not have any knowledge about South African food!

  • What an interesting and eclectic box. It is so cool to be trying all the different food and flavors from South Africa!

    xo Sheree

  • wow, this is such a gastronomic adventure to try. I haven’t tried any products in South Africa and will surely love to try one in the near future. I love how you were able to write about each products. Thank you so much for sharing this with us,

  • I love your posts! I’m a daycare provider so not only do you tell us about something new that we have never eaten before, but also give a little history about where it came from! It makes it so easy to devise a short lesson plan around it and the kids LOVE trying new things from around the world!

  • I love trying new food when I’m away travelling – though haven’t ventured as far as South Africa yet. When I do eventually get there, I’m going to make sure I try some of these things, so I have an authentic culinary experience when I’m there x

  • Truth be told, I’ve never been to South Africa (I’ve got to get out more), and this will be a good way to sample and taste the flavors of this region. It has certainly appealed to my spirit of adventure! =)

  • This is such a fun ingredients box for South African flavors! You just reminded me of some spices I have in my kitchen that I need to use for a new South African dish soon.

  • I need to get one of these boxes! My husband might love it!! He is from Port Elizabeth and loves his SA heritage. These goodies look yummy!

  • Lol, I don’t want to see a fly in my food. A box from everywhere would be nice to experience. I will not be able to travel everywhere but, a box from everywhere would be a nice glimpse.

  • This is an amazing box! Is it like a subscription service where you get a box from a different region each time or do you different foods from the same region?

  • I think it would be nice to taste the different flavors that South Africa has to share. This is exactly why this subscription box is worth getting!

  • South Africa is totally fascinating! I would love to get to go there some day and have a taste of these foods specific to their culture!

  • I love getting to try different flavors and food of the World. This box sounds like an awesome one!

  • South Africa is definitely one of the many countries on my bucket list, i think is a place must see by all and your post even gives me a virtual taste to make the trip there a reality

  • I love trying all the flavorings from different places. Sauces and spices are such a great way to try different cuisines too.

  • South Africa looks like it has such incredible, delicious food! I would love to try their cuisine one day (preferably while actually travelling there, of course 😉 )

  • I’ve made some lifelong friends in South Africa. We have been so amazed at how much history and so much modernization has gone on in some of the larger cities. And the food was pleasing .

  • Wow, they actually provide you salt and peri-peri sauce! I wonder if it is any different from our usual table salt!

    P.S. Is it just me or are the photos all out of focus?

  • I think that I have actually never eaten anything that came from South Africa… I eat very boringly. What would you recommend to try first?

  • I have heard many great things about South Africa, from the lovely environment to the cuisine. I cannot wait to visit for myself to experience the amazing food out there

  • This really really makes me want to got back to South Africa, one of my favorite places on the planet! Wish it was a closer flight from California though.

  • This looks like a must have box. We are just back after our South Africa trip and I would love to have some of those flavors back.

  • i’d love to try any of these. I love sampling international food, its the chance to try something different

  • These foods packaged and included here all look like quality products. I wouldn’t mind looking into and trying their 6 month subscription service. Thank you for sharing this.

  • I love trying foods from different cultures and/or countries. This subscription box sounds like it was meant for me!

  • I love South African food and snacks. I come from Kenya so it is a bit of a challenge to get them but I always stop at the African shops in search of them when I travel.

  • We have a lot of foods in common here in Africa ,but there some food that we don’t really eat in Zambia that south Africans eat.i would love to try so new food

  • This is a lovely collection, I love some of these products an will try the link.

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