Universal Yums Subscription Box Review – January 2015
Universal Yums is a new, international snack subscription box. Every month you will receive a mix of snacks from the country being featured (a different country is featured every month).
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process postto learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription: Universal Yums
The Cost: $10/month for the Yum box (standard) and $20/month for the Yum Yum box (deluxe)
The Products: the Yum/standard box contains 6+ snacks, the Yum Yum/deluxe box contains 13+ snacks.
Ships to: US
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Every box contains an informational card detailing the featured items. They also list details and the ingredients of each item on their website here.
Piraque Biscoito – 3.5 oz
Pipoca Vovozinha – 2.1 oz, value: $3.99
Both of these are yummy! The Piraque Bicoito tastes like pizza-flavored Cheez-Its, and the Popoca Vovozinha is really sweet, puffed corn. It honestly tastes like it could be a cereal!
Biscoito Polvilho Natural – 3.5 oz
Amendoim Japones – 5.29 oz
Bauducco Chocolate Ginger Star – 1.05 oz, value: $.79
Biscoito Polbilho Natural is actually a yucca snack. I’m not a personal fan of these, but they’re like yucca-flavored Cheetos (at least, that’s what the puffy texture reminds me of).
I had no idea that Brazil holds the second largest Japanese population (after Japan, obviously)! The Amendoim Japones is a crunchy, Japanese snack. These are VERY crunchy. So crunchy, I didn’t care to chew on them! The flavor was good, though.
This Chocolate Ginger Star is pretty straight forward – it’s a chocolate-covered gingersnap-like cookie. Very good!
Ouro Branco – 2 pieces
Serenata de Amor – 1 piece
Sonho de Valsa – 1 piece
Pacoca Rolha – 2 pieces
These candies are all very good. The Serenata de Amor (translates to “a love serenade”) is a bon bon – it’s basically a cream-filled wafer coated in chocolate. The Sonho de Valsa is very similar, but it’s actually a famous rival candy. Ouro Branco is a white-chocolate version of these bon bons.
These Pacoca Rolha are a crumbly peanut treat – to me, they taste just like the inside of a buckeye!
Bubbaloo Gum – 3 pieces
Bala Lua Cheia – 3 pieces
Bananada Tradicional Cremosa – 1.05 oz
This gum is supposed to be similar to Fruit Gushers, with a fruity, juice filling. I know my family will love to try these.
The Bala Lua Cheia pieces are fruity hard candies, and the Bananada Tradicional Cremosa is similar to a banana-based protein bar. I haven’t tried either of these yet, but I’m curious about them!
Verdict: I’ve tried a lot of universal food subscription boxes, and I have to say that I think Universal Yums is my favorite. This is my second box, and both boxes have included snacks that are things that are different, but that I’m not afraid to try. I’ve even found snacks I love through these boxes. Universal Yums does an amazing job with their info cards – each snack or treat has a description that sounds like a friend comparing it to something you’re already familiar with. As far as value goes, it was difficult for me to find a lot of these items online, so I couldn’t do a cost breakdown due to the nature of the box. I do know, however, that I never would have found or tried any of these items without Universal Yums, so I’m happy!
What do you think about Universal Yums?