Is your family ready for the Summer Olympics 2016? My kids are so excited! The spirit of the games, the inspiring stories of the athletes, the thrill of the competition…what’s not to love?
So when Try the World contacted me about trying their Brazil Box, I knew I couldn’t say no. Try The World offers you the opportunity to sample foods from around the world, without leaving your home! I knew the Brazil Box would be the perfect way to introduce the kids to the culture of Brazil and build even more excitement around the upcoming games.
The great thing about the Try The World boxes is that you can use them however you like. Each item included provides a taste of it’s countries flavor on it’s own. Or you can combine the foods to create authentic recipes. I decided to combine both approaches and prepare a Taste of Brazil picnic!
A Taste of Brazil Picnic
- The Brazil Nut Cookies were delicious straight of their cute little box. These were one of our favorite things. Rich and nutty, they reminded me of a Pecan Sandie!
- We whipped up the Brazilian Cheese Bread Mix according to package directions. Only a few additonal ingredients were required: eggs, water, oil and cheese. I must say this was the strangest dough I’ve ever worked with – spongy and super sticky. But once baked, these little Pão de Queijo were so yummy! My older son couldn’t get enough!
- Next we decided to give a Brazilian twist to some pb & j crackers by using the Brazilian Nuts Spread and the Jabuticaba Jam. Jabuticaba is a black berry that is unique to Brazil. Brazil nuts contain proteins, fats and essential nutrients – a Brazilian superfood! We all loved the unique spin on this classic snack.
- Knowing that dipping always makes things more fun, we decided to create a veggie dip using the Churrasco Spice Mix. Though traditionally this blend of spices is used to flavor barbecued meats, it was absolutely delicious combined with a litle Greek yogurt!
- For our last snack, we used the Goiabada guava preserve to create a sweet dip for animal crackers. The guava paste was sweet and similar to fruit leather. After melting it for a few seconds in the microwave, we stirred it into a mix of Greek yogurt and cream cheese. This was a hit with all the kids!
It was so great to experience a small taste of Brazil and learn a little about the culture. My kids, like many others I’m sure, can be picky about trying new things. But enjoying the unique flavors of the country as fun, kid-friendly snacks made the foreign foods much more approachable. Now the Road to Rio seems a little less long!
I love the idea of sharing different cultures with my children. The Try the World boxes are the perfect way to do this because everything is provided: hand-selected delicacies, detailed information about the items, and instructions and tips on how to enjoy the foods. It takes away all the guesswork!
Ready to share a fun foreign experience with your family? You won’t regret it! I’m so pleased Try The World is offering Preserves Project readers a 15% discount! Just use Code: PRESERVES when checking out!
Now tell me, what is your family’s favorite Olympic event to watch? Anyone planning on making the trip to Brazil? Comment below and let me know if you’re ready for the Road to Rio!