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: 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
Q: I only received one gift last month My daughter signed me up for a gift each month thru June When will my gift for February come? LynnAsked by Lynn B., February 2021
Hi Lynn, we always ship the monthly subscriptions on or near the 15th of each month! That means your Feb order is on the way. We send monthly subscriptions via USPS first class mail to your regular mailbox. There is no tracking on these for US recipients (only int'l orders). So, because there is no tracking we can't say exactly when it will arrive but usually it comes within 2 weeks. Please be advised that USPS has announced delivery delays due to the pandemic. We cannot guarantee delivery 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.
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.
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...
Well packaged and great quality. I like the fact that each spice has enough for 2 of the corresponding recipe. You can either make the featured recipe twice or use the leftover spice to create your own masterpiece.
I gave this as a gift and the recipient is enjoying the 2 she's received so far.
We are only one month it but it’s a huge success!! The spices are high quality and a nice small quantity with a delicious creative recipe. No need to buy a whole jar of some obscure spice you might never use again, ALSO, great to know you can order extras (very affordable) of most products on the Piquant Post website.
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
I bought this as a gift for my daughter and her boyfriend. The product has been good that she has received so far since January 2021. However March order was sent without postage, therefore they did not receive it. They could not get to the post office in time to pay the postage. So post office sent it back. They have now been shorted 1 month and I cannot get a hold of anyone to tell them. I tried replying to an email that was sent to me telling me the next order was sent. We should really be able to have a direct way to contact them.
Hi Angela, sorry to hear that your March order was incorrectly assessed postage due by your local post office.!This is the first we're hearing of the issue from you and we will follow up directly to make it right, including sending a replacement. In short, we of course pay the full postage due and have been approved to use the mail class we use.. but occasionally the USPS clerks make mistakes and think our mailpieces should have been rated in a more expensive postage class. They don't know their own rules. Not your problem, but just wanted you to know that we know how to deal with this when we are alerted. We will contact the local postmaster in your delivery zip code to have...
I wanted to try one box from Piquant. As I am a picky eater, I asked them before placing my order about the content of the upcoming boxes. Based on the information provided, I ordered the month's box that I was interested in. To my disappointment, when I received the box, I discovered that the box contained a different cuisine than what I expected and was looking forward to. I contacted the seller and explained the situation. They explained that they had to make last minute changes due to the delay in some of the things needed for the box I was interested in. That I understand. But what I did not understand is their zero willingness to correct the situation. They only invited me to continue my subscription to get the box I was interested in. When I responded asking them to correct this situation, I was completely ignored and my email was not responded to. When I ran into the same or similar situations with other sellers, I've been offered a refund, an alternative box, or an extension of an additional box and sellers were attentive. Piquant unfortunately does not have good customer service. Very disappointed and will not be returning.
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.