Have fun cooking with family or friends without the hassle of searching for tasty recipes and hard to find spices. Let our chefs send you the freshest flavors and recipes from around the globe. We deliver four freshly-ground spice blends and step-by-step recipes each month so that you can create delicious, globally-inspired meals in less time.
Q: Hey Piquant, pretty sure from yer photos that yer shipment fits into a typical postal box i.e. envelope size, but could u confirm? I don't wanna go up to the post-office to p/u every month :) Ta! BAsked by Beth M., March 2020
That's correct that our monthly subscription product is sent to yer regular mailbox (if you live in the USA). We ship 'em in 6x10 flat envelopes via USPS first class mail to help keep our prices as low as possible. For international orders, we have to purchase postage for small parcels due to regulations, and while they are mailed in the same flat envelopes that fit in post boxes, each country's postal service has their own regulations on where to deliver items shipped as small parcels.
Yes, it should fit. The spices come in little, zip-lock, flat containers, and the total package is pretty flat and not much bigger than the recipe cards that are included.
Q: How many servings does each flavor kit make?Asked by David J., April 2020
Each spice packet will allow you to make a recipe serving at least 4 people at least once. Often, we send enough spices to make the recipe more than once, but that varies across blend and recipe.
It depends on the recipes as each recipe serves 4-8 people. I had to save some of mine for parties because of the serving sizes. I'm sure you can probably freeze some as well
Q: Are the monthly subscriptions affected by shipping problems? I'd hate to give a subscriotion as a Christmas gift and have it held up for 6 months or more. Asked by Carol D., October 2021
Hi Carol, We produce and package all of our own spice blends and we have pre-ordered enough inventory to ship products throughout the holidays. However, during peak Christmas season, we tend to sell out of the inventory we have. If this happens, we will post a notice that orders will ship in the next cycle. We mail our monthly subscriptions via USPS first class mail and delivery typically takes 1-2 weeks for customers from the date we mail. However, USPS has announced general mail delivery delays during the holidays and delivery could take slightly longer than 2 weeks but even in 2020 (peak Covid delays) we never saw delays of months. Thanks!
Q: Can I do a prepaid 3-month subscription? Asked by Rachel M., March 2021
Hi! We only offer 6 & 12 month prepaid subscriptions. However, you can
create a subscription of any length by purchasing a monthly
renewing subscription and letting it renew the desired number of times
I purchased this subscription box as a Christmas gift to my brother. He loves to cook and has a career as a chef. He says the spices are all very unique and full of flavor. He looks forward to received new spices every month. Thank you for putting together a lovely package.
This is by far my favourite spice subscription, I’ve tried a few different ones. The recipes are extremely easy to follow and delicious & I love that they have the spices for sale on their website in case you want to buy more for future recipes! They even have alternative recipes on their website in case you want to make something different with the spices you receive. So far I’ve made 2 out of the 4 recipes and I’m literally in LOVE! I’m basically a pro chef now thanks to Piquant Post!
Wow, so glad to hear you're enjoying our service!! Thanks for the great review, Sarah. 🤗
I signed up for this box on a whim earlier this year and I loved it! I looked forward to seeing what new recipes I'd get every month. Not every recipe was for me (I wish there was a way to say no seafood recipes or like, only vegetarian recipes or something when you sign up) but they have alternative recipes for the spices you get on their website and I really liked that. If you're looking for a way to try new things with your cooking, Piquant Post gives you a good excuse at a really decent price.
This is a wonderful, reasonably priced way to add a surprise to your month! I have tried all the recipes so far and they have all been winners. I like the fact that the products sent are currated to a specific region. It is amazing!
This is a great way to try new recipes without having to pick up a bunch of different ingredients. The recipe cards are really helpful too.
We have made 2 of the 4 recipes in past week. Have really enjoyed them and look forward to more international cuisine recipes! So fun!
Love that each month has a different country where the spices are coming from. By doing this we've been trying so many new recipes that we wouldn't have come across before. I also love that you have the option to skip a month if you need to, right on the website. The only thing I wish was different was that there was an option to purchase some of the spices individually after trying them.
Living in a rural area it’s often difficult to find specialized spices to change up your meal plan. And it stinks to commit to a whole bottle if you end up not caring for that flavor. Our first dish we tried was the Turkish eggplant recipe- not a fan. But this month’s Indian spices have been great. Aloo gobi was so fantastic the first time that we made it again within a week. Granted, not every dish is for every person but we do like trying new things. We’ve enjoyed our globally themed dinner nights.
I actually love this subscription! I was getting bored with the same ol all the time. Now we didn't make any of the recipes. They looked amazing by the way and I've kept every one. We used them as a marinade. I buy in bulk and when I vacuum seal I put in some kind of marinade. These have really changed the game!!I even marinade brats!! Omg so amazing!! Love love
Arrived just in time for an impromptu night in. Within a few minutes of starting the first recipe of Five Spice Chicken Thighs, the whole family wandered in asking about the fragrant smells wafting through the house. The fresh ground spices really stood out. We elected to pair it with mashed potatoes, mixed greens, and a Russian imperial stout. Delightful to have an eclectic and uncharacteristic pairing. We're looking forward to eating through the first shipment and surprising ourselves through three months that's follow of our subscription.
Our recent May box completed a culinary journey to Japan & Korea! We sent our subs unique spices and recipes to make fun meals including: a savory Furikake crusted baked salmon recipe, a classic chicken katsu curry recipe, an popular Japanese Yakisoba noodle recipe, and a fabulous Korean BBQ beef (bulgogi) recipe.
With our April box, subscribers were sent on a mission to sample the delightful flavors of Turkey! Subscribers enjoyed the following menu: stuffed cabbage rolls with lemony-dill yogurt, an easy, tangy sheet-pan chicken & vegetables, a lightly spiced Turkish red lentil soup, and a unique honey-chili glazed lamb chops recipe.
This March, we sent our customers to the culinary playground of France. Recipes included classics like Coq Au Vin (chicken in red wine), Bistro Steak with Dijon Mustard Sauce, and fun uses of French spices like Roasted Cauliflower with Vadouvan, and Herb Garlic Pork Tenderloin using Herbs de Provence.
This February we sent our subscribers to China to celebrate Lunar New Year! Recipes included a couple takeout favorites that are easy to make at home including: Tangerine Firecracker Shrimp, Spicy Beef Lo Mein (noodles), Five Spice BBQ Chicken Wings, and Ginger Scallion Fish. All of the recipes and spices are perfect for refreshing your at-home dinner menu for early 2020.
This January, we sent our customers on a culinary safari to Morocco! Our subs enjoyed the following menu: a sunshine-bright Citrus & Mint salad, a smoky eggplant-tomato stew, a lovely Lentil & Chickpea soup (Morocco's national dish), and delicious recipe for Moroccan-style marinated Chicken Skewers.
This month, we shipped a box to send our subscribers to Scandinavia. Our menu included holiday-ready recipes infused with Nordic flavor: Scandinavian Wild Game (or beef) Stew with Juniper, a very traditional Danish Breaded Pork, Gingerbread Brownies, and a Scandi-French fusion recipe for Smoked Trout Rillettes that will be the hit of any holiday party.
This November we sent our subscribers to the Eastern Mediterranean to try Lebanese cuisine! The flavors of the Middle East fused with fresh and healthy ingredients of the Mediterranean are perfect to please the palate and refresh dinner menus.
This October, we sent our customers to East Africa, a cradle of modern human history and a region of diverse cultural and culinary influences. Our menu included an Ethiopian Berbere chicken with lentils, a Mozambique-style Peri Peri steak, Egyptian Dukkah crusted fish, and Tanzanian spiced greens.
September saw our subs whisked away to Spain to enjoy a savory paella mixta, a lovely Andalusian spiced gazpacho, smoky spatchcocked chicken, a Spanish pisto (ratatouille). ¡Buen provecho!
This August, we sent our customers on a culinary journey around Indonesia! From the bustling night markets of Indonesia to the sublime beaches of Bali, our subs enjoyed the following menu: salty-sweet chicken satay, Balinese seared fish, beef rendang (Indonesia's national dish), and a Bali BBQ tenderloin.