by Piquant Post
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: this is a gift, it automatically confirmed order with shipping to my address. How do I change this to a different address. Asked by Nancy T., December 2020
We recommend reviewing your order to confirm shipping address before checking out. But you can always update the shipping address by logging into your account, adding a new address, then editing your subscription and switching the subscription to the new shipping address. You can also reach out to us for support.
Q: Your coupon code you emailed me, CYBER30, is not working. When I apply it, I am told the code is invalid.Asked by Elizabeth H., November 2020
Hi Elizabeth, we're sorry but that coupon code is not valid with Piquant
Post. You can see the best deals we offer on our own website: piquantpost .
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.
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.
Perfect for the chef in your life (especially if you get to eat what they make)
So excited to try the recipes. Very nicely packaged
We subscribed to a few different spice kits to see which we liked best...this was far and away the best at this price point! We have been really pleased with all the recipes, they've produced restaurant-quality food every time! And lots of unique stuff I'd never have thought to make. I highly recommend!
Immediately after purchase last year, I contacted Piquant Post to cancel any recurring subscription. I only wanted one year as a gift. They did not, and I was just charged $120 again.
I think the spices are okay, and there were some interesting ideas. However, when we got our second December shipment (since they didn’t cancel me) it was the exact same spices as last year. That means they are charging you an additional year for the same products. I probably wouldn’t be so annoyed that they didn’t cancel me if something unique has showed up.
Hi Beth, sorry you ended up unsatisfied. We offer great customer service if you actually reach out to us for support (evidence: we responded to your email today on Xmas eve in ~15 mins). We send multiple reminder emails before any charges are made and have a generous refund policy - we will refund *any* unshipped items if you forget to cancel after it renews. Plus there is a 2 week grace period after renewal. We refunded Beth for the balance of unshipped items.
Finally, we don't recommend that customers have our renewal reminder emails sent to an email address that you don't check anymore like Beth did (we only know this because we responded to her email and her auto-responder told us that she...
I got this box as a present for my parents. They absolutely love it. The recipes are interesting and require a moderate level of cooking skill.
Can't complain! I got this as a gift for a friend and she loves it!
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.
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.