Free World Cuisine Curry Sauce Kits – #FreeTheSpice

by Eshé Brown
Free World Cuisine

Around the world with Free World Cuisine curry sauce kits

I first discovered Free World Cuisine curry sauce kits after a visit to Cafe Domenica – a wonderful social enterprise project that works with young adults with learning disabilities. (I’ll be writing about it separately soon). During a tour of the cafe, I popped down to the basement and discovered a huge bookcase filled with Free World Cuisine pouches, the spices for which are ground by the students at Cafe Domenica.

Beautifully illustrated designs

Each pouch is beautifully illustrated, to reflect the country it originates from, with patterns, animals and plants. I’m a bit of a magpie for pretty things so it was inevitable that I’d leave with one. Spotting a Caribbean curry sauce out of the corner of my eye, it felt like fate had brought us together. So I paid the £3.50 it cost and took it home to try it out.

Just as a jar of Sharwoods curry sauce can be prepared almost with your eyes closed, so can this curry kit – but with a whole lot more flavour and no unfamiliar nasty ingredients (i.e. no artificial colours, additives, bulking agents, flavourings or preservatives). The kits are also 100% vegan, nut, yeast and gluten-free, making them perfect for sharing with friends with dietary requirements. Brazilian Curry Kit

 Free World Cuisine Curry KitBrazilian Curry KitBrazilian Curry and cocktail

Ready in 12 minutes

The packet promises to deliver a curry in 12 minutes – perfect for when I’m feeling a little bit lazy but I still want to eat healthily and quickly. When I gave it a go, it came in just a couple of minutes over that but once you’re familiar with the steps it shouldn’t take as long.

Ingredients wise, all that’s needed aside from the curry kit is meat, vegetables, pulses or tofu, 250ml of water and rice or an Indian bread to accompany. On the back of each packet, there are also further recipe suggestions that include additional ingredients. Having tried out two kits now, I would recommend using these as I found adding extra vegetables enhanced the curry and made it go further.

As good as homemade

I tried the Caribbean kit first and it went down a treat, with both Simon and I commenting that it tasted as good as a homemade one. It was very creamy (surprisingly so considering it’s vegan) but still had a good level of spice running through it from the blend of Indian spices. If you don’t like your curry too spicy the good thing with these kits is the chilli comes in a separate packet allowing you to add as little, or as much, as you like.

The second curry we tried out was the Brazilian Frango Com Curry*. This one wasn’t as hot in terms of spice as the Caribbean curry, instead, it was sweet from the red pepper with zesty undertones from the lime. In keeping with the Brazillian theme, Simon revived his former bartending skills and whipped us up a Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil. The recipe for which can be found here if you wish to make it yourself.


We really loved how easy and quick it was to prepare with no sacrifice on flavour.  We’ll definitely be stocking up our cupboard with these and trying more from the collection. If you fancy giving one of the 16 different curry sauces a go yourself, you can purchase them from HiSbe on York Place in Brighton or online via

Free World Cuisine
0845 0942193

*Free World Cuisine sent me this kit as a sample to try.

GIVEAWAY: Win 10 Free World Cuisine curry sauce kits

Fancy 10 of these tasty curry sauce kits to try for yourself? Just leave a comment on this post letting me know one of your favourite spices to cook with and why and you could win a box of 10 curry sauce kits. The competition will close at midnight on Sunday 16th April and one winner will be picked at random and announced on Monday 17th April.

Terms and Conditions:

1. The competition is open to residents of the UK.
2. The prize is a box of 10 curry sauce kits for one winner.
3. The prize is non-transferable.
4. No cash refunds can be given under any circumstances.
5. Entrants must comment on the post stating their favourite spice and why and leave their full name and email address.
6. The competition runs from Wednesday 22nd March 2017 until midnight on Sunday 16th April 2017.
7. Within seven days of the closing date, a winner will be picked at random by an independent prize draw from all entries received by the competition closing time.
8. The winner will be contacted within seven days of the closing date and must respond within 48 hours of being contacted with their contact details.
9. Winners agree to have their names published on and Foodie Eshé’s social media profiles.
10. The promoter of this competition is Foodie Eshé, contactable via
11. Foodie Eshé does not accept responsibility for lost entries and proof of transmission will not be accepted as proof of receipt.
12. Entries must not be sent through agencies or third parties.
13. Entrants agree to be added to the Free World Cuisine newsletter but are free to opt out after an initial email.
14. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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Jess scott March 23, 2017 - 8:48 AM

My favourite spice is Tumeric, simply because it was the only spice I had when I first moved out of my mums house and so I put it in EVERYTHING I cooked haha!
Jess Scott – x

Emma March 23, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Paprika, you can add to anything and it will taste amazing x

Emma K March 23, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Coriander seeds/powder – can’t get enough of this stuff – its features in all my favourite foods and dishes!

Amara March 23, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Definitely smoked paprika, it can add an extra something to so many different meals. Its even great to have sprinkled on top of meals for that extra smokey taste!

Sarah Wadmore March 24, 2017 - 12:30 AM

100% vegan?! Sign me up! Love your write up as always

Eshé Brown April 4, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Hey Sarah! If you let me know your favourite spice you could win 10 packets! xx

Maxine G March 24, 2017 - 6:56 AM

cumin – I love the earthiness it brings to dishes, especially in a lentil, cumin and spinach soup! yum!

Izzi March 25, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Smoked paprika! It makes even the most boring veggies taste incredible and adds a smoky richness that I adore!

Eshé Brown April 18, 2017 - 11:05 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Izzi! You’ve been picked as the winner of these curry kits.
Please could you drop me an email ( with your full name and address and I’ll ensure these are sent out to you right away!

Happy Tuesday! x

Sharan Bolina March 29, 2017 - 1:38 PM

Coriander powder- I hadn’t used this until I was weaning the baby, and he loves this stuff!! Would def love to win these curry sauces to introduce baby to new flavours. I noticed you add the chilli separate, making it perfect for dinners for baby and adults alike!

Amy March 29, 2017 - 9:34 PM

Ginger – because it tastes amazing in both sweet and savoury dishes, is versatile in ground and fresh form and is a go to spice for all things digestion and congestion! These packets sound great for the busy home cook who doesn’t like to compromise on home cooked flavours and freshness, but who sometimes needs a speedier dinner after a long day at work. Great review.

Chloe April 1, 2017 - 9:37 AM

I love cinnamon! It’s amazing in sweet AND savoury dishes ❤

Ellie Smith April 4, 2017 - 8:20 PM

I love cinnamon – I find it very versatile and naturally have a sweet tooth for puddings with cinnamon in

Miriam Rich April 16, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Got to be chilli powder – the only spice that can truly kick **se, even if all others have failed to bring a dish to life! Used responsibly (!), a little chiili never fails to improve whatever was there before.

Jane Willis April 16, 2017 - 3:47 PM

Cumin, it’s so fragrant and versatile – I can use it in many different cuisines from all over the world. And a few seeds scattered over a simple tomato salad lifts it to a new level!


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