The Spicery : Review


I’m a big fan of recipe kits and big flavours. The Spicery combine those to great effect.

It’s a crime to serve bland food. If you’re going to spend time crafting a meal then make it taste of something. Something big! There’s no better way to do that than with lashings of spices, herbs and mixing them together in awe inspiring ways.

The Spicery

The Spicery offer a range of spice combos in meal kits which cover a wide variety of cooking styles and cuisines. I’ve been sent a box of spices from the Food Truck range.

From the hottest American food trucks to the smallest Malaysian carts. They’ve taken inspiration from cutting-edge vendors from food truck capitals such as Malaysia, USA and Korea to create thrilling new fusion food that you can make yourself.

The Spicery

Specifically, this box is for Malaysian Fried Chicken with Honey Soy Sauce. From the blurb:

We’ve given the Spicery treatment to a classic from deep south U.S.A! The chicken is coated in flour seasoned with Malaysian flavours including kaffir lime, turmeric , lemongrass and galangal and perched on top of an American style pancake containing creamed corn and sesame seeds – drizzle this with as much chilli sauce and sweet honey soy (in place of maple syrup) as you like.

In the box, I get (deep breath): Chicken marinade, corn salsa spices, flour spices, chili sauce spices, honey soy spices, potato seasoning, za’atar and sesame seeds. There are also whole chilies and a very detailed recipe guide.

The Spicery

The Spicery also send out a detailed shopping list of things required to make the meal and a step-by-step guide on how to put it all together.

The spices are clearly labelled, individually wrapped and look great. The chicken and the chips are both baked at the same temperature, so you can see they’ve planned this well. In fact, the guide is very simple to follow and takes you through from opening the packets to serving the food on the plate. It’s very straightforward.

This food is clearly for an event. You’re not going to throw this together for a quick meal, at least not the first time that you make it. I’m making this meal for four and inviting the in-laws around to try it out. Follow my instagram to see how it works out! It should look like this….

The Spicery

My wife doesn’t eat chicken, so I’ll be substituting aubergine for the chicken for ¼ of the dish. Or white fish. Not a problem. That’s something that this pack offers you – flexibility. You can swap ingredients around to suit your tastes plus, because it’s just the spices and not the food itself, you don’t have to eat it all in the same week that you get it.

The box costs £22 and can be bought as a gift or as a treat for yourself!

76 Comments

  1. Solange
    1 October 2017
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    I like a Vindaloo.

  2. iain maciver
    1 October 2017
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    chicken korma

  3. john prendergast
    2 October 2017
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    spicy rice

  4. Julie T
    2 October 2017
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    I love spicing up chicken dishes, fajita would probably be my favourite but there are so many to choose from!

  5. Corinne Wright
    2 October 2017
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    I do love abit of spice! You can’t beat a curry can you.

  6. Joanne Beale
    2 October 2017
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    Chicken Korma

  7. Kim M
    2 October 2017
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    Like chilli con carne x

  8. fiona waterworth
    2 October 2017
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    cinnamon scones well cinnamon a spice!

  9. Sheena Batey
    2 October 2017
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    I like a balti curry on a Saturday night

  10. Lorna Ledger
    2 October 2017
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    Chicken Tikka Bhuna with Garlic Naan!

  11. maria blythin
    2 October 2017
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    i love paprika x

  12. MANDY DOHERTY
    2 October 2017
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    Sweet chilli chicken

  13. Emily C
    2 October 2017
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    I’m not normally good with spicy (my fiancé eats the hot food without me and would love this prize!), but I do love dark chocolate with chilli.

  14. Graham Ross
    3 October 2017
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    Chicken Vindaloo

  15. Sarah Mackay
    3 October 2017
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    Fajitas

  16. Jacqui Graham
    3 October 2017
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    chicken Fajitas

  17. Lori Darling
    3 October 2017
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    White chili and ginger chocolate

  18. amy bondoc
    3 October 2017
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    chilli con carne!

  19. Ren Taylor
    3 October 2017
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    I love ginger does that count as a spice…?

  20. Ashleigh Allan
    3 October 2017
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    Chilli con carne

  21. Jo Carroll
    3 October 2017
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    Honestly speaking…it’s those hot n’ spicey twirly crisps – can’t get enough of them 😉

  22. glenn hutton
    3 October 2017
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    I love all spices and lately I seem to be cooking a lot of curries and meats with jerk seasoning! 🙂

  23. Kerry Kilmister
    3 October 2017
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    I love spicy curries

  24. Martina Pichova
    3 October 2017
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    Spiced chicken wings.

  25. Claire glace
    3 October 2017
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    Hot pepper sauce homemade, and also chicken ceylon x thank you…

  26. C Philip
    3 October 2017
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    My favourite is Prawn Masala. It’s not really hot but has a wonderful combination of spices which make it pure deliciousness!

  27. Nadia Josephine
    3 October 2017
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    I love a spicy vegetarian curry! I think it might be one of my favourite dishes

  28. Ritchie Dee
    3 October 2017
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    Moong dal

  29. Sidrah Ahmed
    3 October 2017
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    I like chicken curry

  30. Karen Usher
    3 October 2017
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    My husband got the indian kit for xmas last year, great present! We really really liked the chicken biryani, it was the best biryani and actually better than a lot of takeaways we have had! Highly recommend this kit!

  31. Ruth Harwood
    4 October 2017
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    Tikka Masala

  32. Jodie W
    4 October 2017
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    my favourite spicy food are pakora’s.

  33. Elaine Savage
    4 October 2017
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    curried peanut chicken

  34. Jason Tolliss
    5 October 2017
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    Thai green curry

  35. Helen Tovell
    5 October 2017
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    Thai sweet chilli chicken

  36. Sadiyya Maryam
    5 October 2017
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    My mum’s curries are out of this world. Spicy and so so delicious!

  37. jo liddement
    5 October 2017
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    I love a hot, spicy curry

  38. Sophie Hudson
    6 October 2017
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    A colleague recently gave me a box she’d received which was along similar lines, but contained various sauces. To be honest, I already cook a lot and found what she gave me a bit of a faff. It seemed strange to have a different sauce on each element of a meal. However, what you’ve reviewed here looks far more inspirational. The recipe is exciting and not something you’d find in any old repertoire. I am intrigued!

  39. Kay Broomfield
    7 October 2017
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    I love spicy fajitas!

  40. Jessica Barber
    8 October 2017
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    Chilli pepper stir fried veggies!

  41. Danielle Spencer
    8 October 2017
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    Chicken Madras curry

  42. sarah mcvicar
    9 October 2017
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    chicken tikka madras for me. Love anything spicy

  43. Meryl Thomas
    10 October 2017
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    Vegetarian chilli

  44. Rich Tyler
    12 October 2017
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    Sweet Chilli Sauce

  45. Mickie Bull
    12 October 2017
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    King Prawn Bhuna!

  46. A.E. ADKINS
    15 October 2017
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    Lamb Saag & keema naan

  47. pete c
    15 October 2017
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    any kind of lamb or mutton dish that is spiced up

  48. sharon catterall
    16 October 2017
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    my partners chicken curry,he makes it all from scratch,its better than ones ive had in restaurants

  49. Ursula Hunt
    17 October 2017
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    Chilli Con Carne

  50. Charlotte
    18 October 2017
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    my fave spicy thing has to be a curry! mm

  51. Rob L
    22 October 2017
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    Spicy curry. Probably a jalfrezi, but any curry is good 🙂

  52. Judith Allen
    22 October 2017
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    Love spicy food, think my favourite spice is cumin, just love that smell of toasting cumin lightly before grinding it. I like vindaloo or methi, or mild and creamy.

  53. Jennifer Baker
    24 October 2017
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    Curry!

  54. Lesley Bain
    24 October 2017
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    My favourite spicy food is a good hot chilli con carne 🙂

  55. Maggie Norvell
    25 October 2017
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    I cant resist a stuffed paratha

  56. Susan B
    26 October 2017
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    Vegetarian korma is absolute tops in our house.

  57. Joanne Hayes
    27 October 2017
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    Chicken Curry, nice & hot

  58. Christina Palmer
    27 October 2017
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    I love Chilli Concarne

  59. donna l jones
    28 October 2017
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    chicken jalfrezzi

  60. JULIE WARD
    28 October 2017
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    Chicken pakoras, a little bit tame

  61. sheri Darby
    29 October 2017
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    Our home made chicken curry

  62. Mike Gerrie
    29 October 2017
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    Morgan’s spiced rum and coke and a chicken balti

  63. Deborah Clarke
    29 October 2017
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    I just adore jalapeno. I put them on absolutely everything. What a great giveaway

  64. Anthea Holloway
    30 October 2017
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    I love chili con carne made with proper chili!

  65. Glynis O'Halloran
    30 October 2017
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    This looks like a really interesting recipe box. Something a bit different for the evening meal!

  66. olivia Kirby
    30 October 2017
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    Mmm curry or chilli? I can’t decide!

  67. Chris Fletcher
    30 October 2017
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    My favourite spicy thing has to be my homemade vindaloo!

  68. Natalie Gillham
    31 October 2017
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    I can’t get enough of lamb samosas!

  69. Lia Burns
    31 October 2017
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    I love jalapeños in absolutely anything

  70. caroline tokes
    31 October 2017
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    Love chilli aslong as its not too hot

  71. Judith Beavis
    31 October 2017
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    60 Biscot Road

  72. 31 October 2017
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    I make spicy linguine with lots of different spices and garlic and have it with garlic bread, delicious x

  73. Kayleigh Robinson
    31 October 2017
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    Jalapeños! I buy them in jars and just eat them with a fork haha

  74. Melanie Burton
    31 October 2017
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    I love a decent chicken tikka bhuna

  75. Rachael Sexey
    31 October 2017
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    Anything Mexican ????

  76. Lucy fallon
    31 October 2017
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    Curry

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