Q: Is it possible to choose which country’s spices you receive?Asked by Kate C., September 2021
Hi Kate! At this time, our boxes are a monthly surprise, so while you can't choose your boxes, you can order some of the favorite spices from our previous boxes from our online spice store!
Q: Does this include a grocery list for easy shopping? Asked by Jillian S., December 2020
Hi Jill, Thanks for this question. Yes, we include a grocery list (divided by grocery store section) for easy shopping and we also include a menu planning guide so you can easily plan out your recipes. We'd be happy to share an example if you'd like to see now - just shoot us an email and we'll help you out.
Q: Hi, I'm in canada, I was wondering if the shipping box will fit in a regular size mail box (condo lock box style) or would I have to pick it up at the post office? Asked by Lisa R., November 2020
We've been able to ship to Canada mail boxes with successful delivery. In case it helps, our boxes are 8.5x6x2. Happy to answer any additional questions you may have!
Q: Is this certified gluten free or suitable for those with celiac disease?Asked by Morgan B., May 2020
Hi Morgan, thank you for this question! We don't include gluten in our spices, as they are all sourced from non-gluten, vegetarian plant sources. In addition, we include vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free options to our recipes wherever possible, so you can adapt the recipes to your dietary needs. Let us know if you have any other questions about this and we'd be happy to help!
amazing box, the recipes were great and easy to follow. The spices included was more than enough for the recipes, we were able to make more than we thought
Thank you Nicole for the kind words! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience :)
Overall this box was "okay". The quality and presentation of each item was great, but I was expecting something a bit more unique from each location or country. Many of the products I received were typical things I could find in my local grocery store like, cayenne pepper, paprika, and sesame seeds. I felt like I was overpaying for items simply for the presentation and idea of it being from a foreign country.
I never received the Seafood World Spice box that I ordered and paid for. I have written several emails to Spice Madam over the past two weeks and they have never responded. I checked my junk spam folder every day as well and nothing. This company has stolen my money. They did not send my order nor will they bother to respond to my email questions. I signed up for a 6 month subscription and bought the world seafood package extra. I have only received the first month subscription which contained only spices and recipes for Spain. Do not buy from this company unless you like being cheated. I will be canceling my subscription as soon as the 6 months are complete.
Hi Jenny - thank you so much for letting us know what happened here. We have refunded you for your entire purchase, including your 6 month subscription - and you will continue to receive your 6 months of boxes - on us. We hope this helps put a smile on your face. Thank you for your patience with us as we made some big change to our website and email platforms. We appreciate you!
Team Spice Madam
Do not sign up. I cancelled my membership and six months later they charged me for another entire order!!!
Hi Crystal! Thank you for the note - it looks like you had selected the "renew gift" option at checkout, hence your renewal. We are always open to cancelling any subscriptions anytime requested. We took a look at your account and we see that we have also refunded the full amount back to you for the accidental subscription. We wish you the best in 2023!
I received a 6 month subscription as a Christmas gift from my youngest. She could not have chosen a better gift. I love trying different cuisines and this took me on a trip around the world. One thing I especially appreciated was that each recipe came with a vegetarian option. I cook for 2 and we both enjoyed most of the meals. I still have enough hard to find spices left to repeat the recipes that we especially enjoyed.
You do not need advanced cooking skills to successfully prepare these easy to follow recipes. You don't need hard to find supplies. I live in rural Missouri and all the ingredients (not including the spices) were easily procured from my local Kroger - even the ground lamb!
Believe me when I say our family has tried all kinds of kits and this one hands down is our favorite, we have 2 teens and a younger one at home and we are always trying to keep the kids entertained as much as possible without their phones in their hand or a screen turned on. The older two will get with the littlest and pair up to cook recipes. Sometimes they have a cookoff and when we cook as a family we have a lot of fun with these boxes. The kids are learning more about the world without even realizing it and the best part is seeing them actually try new flavors because they are involved in making it. Get this for your family now!
We really enjoyed our first box from Spice Madam! The recipes were great and we had an extremely enjoyable meal. Listening to the Playlist of music from the country was fun and the cards with info and recipes are definite keepsakes.
Thank you Sean! Your feedback made our week and we are so glad you are enjoying your monthly culinary surprise!
Stay Spicy :)
We just received the first box and, upon opening, the smells were wonderful! We haven't cooked the recipes yet but they seem easy to follow. The shopping list was pretty straight forward and we were able to find all the items at our local Wegmans. We definitely will be cooking all 4 courses from Jordan this weekend!
Originally received this as a gift and was delighted to find that the recipe took me back to a trip many years ago with college friends! The spices were authentic and just as flavorful as when I first tried them in Lebanon. Our family has loved this so much that we are coming back as repeat customers as our gift to ourselves this year. I wanted to say thank you to the Spice Madam team for creating this special experience that brings music and flavors of the world into our home and my daughter also loves the non profit that you give back you! We look forward to many more special family meals together with your help.
My partner and I enjoyed the boxes. The playlists and spices were great. I don’t know if you have the option to select your boxes and I missed it, but felt that most of ours were from Middle East and would have liked more variety with boxes from all over the world. Also felt that they could improve the recipes. Some of them were basic or bland. I understand some may be traditional but still feel selection could improve. I would still recommend trying this.
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