Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review – Sept 2015
Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club sends authentic and delicious foods from around the world.
There are two different subscription boxes available from Yummy Bazaar. For those looking to sample international products, there’s the Sampler Box, which is $9.95 per month and includes 6-8 sample-sized products from around the world. The Full Experience Box, on the other hand, is $35.95 per month and includes 6-8 full-sized products from a single country.
This is a review of the Full Experience Box.
Yummy Bazaar sent me this box at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how My Subscription Addiction reviews boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club
The Cost: $9.95 per month for the Sampler Box and $35.95 for the Full Experience Box
The Products: The Sampler Box contains 6-8 sample-sized products from around the world. The Full Experience Box contains 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.
Ships to: US
This month’s featured country is Spain!
Yummy Bazaar included a welcome letter, an invitation to share the box on social media, and some information about their Yummy Rewards Program.
Also in the box was a two-sided card with information about each of this month’s featured items.
Black Truffle Potato Chips by Torres (4.4 oz.)- $5.99
I love truffle fries and truffle popcorn, but I think this is my first time trying truffled potato chips. They’re incredible. The chips themselves are delicious, crisp, and salty, and the dried black Spanish truffles add a strong, heady flavor that’s intoxicating. I never thought I’d spend six dollars on potato chips, but I’m seriously considering buying another bag (or 10)!
Spanish Bomba Paella Rice (17.5 oz.)- $8.95
According to Yummy Bazaar, Bomba rice doubles in size when it’s cooked (while still remaining al dente), which means it’s able to absorb lots of flavor. It’s perfect for paella because it won’t get sticky or creamy like Italian and Asian rice.
Cold Extraction Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Valdezarza (17 oz.)- $11.95
I love receiving olive oil in subscription boxes. It’s something I use almost every day but something that I rarely splurge on. Drizzling high-end olive oil on salad and bread is such a delicious luxury! This particular oil is cold-pressed, which helps preserve the flavor of the olives. It’s made by a family-owned company based in Toledo.
Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil by La Pescadora (4.37 oz.)- $7.95
This premium tuna comes from the Bay of Biscay in northern Spain. When it comes to preserved tuna, I’m not sure I’ve ever ventured beyond Starkist and Chicken of the Sea, so trying this was a real treat. The flavor was excellent!
Paellero Paella Seasoning with Real Saffron by Carmencita (5 seasoning packets)- $8.95
Paellero Paella Seasoning is made with a traditional blend of spices. It contains saffron, garlic, salt, paprika, pepper, and clove.
Membrillo Quince Paste by San Lorenzo (12.33 oz.)- $6.99
Yummy Bazaar suggests serving this paste as a light, flavorful dessert. I think quince paste is a lovely addition to a cheese board, though, so I think I’m going to save it to serve alongside some Manchego the next time I have guests over.
Sweet Orange Olive Oil Tortas by Ines Rosales (6 pieces)- $5.99
I’ve tried Ines Rosales’ Tortas before, and I’m a big fan. The crunchy, sweet crisp breads make a great snack and a quick dessert.
Simple Authentic Paella Dinner
Yummy Bazaar included a recipe for Simple Authentic Paella. I couldn’t wait to try out the bomba rice and paella seasoning, so I decided to give it a try!
This was my first time making paella (and I don’t have a paella pan), so I did a little research to figure out what type of equipment to use. I settled on a large, nonstick wok. I also decided to mix up the recipe a bit to reflect the ingredients I had on hand in my kitchen. I added peas, garlic, and onion instead of red pepper and garlic and shrimp and calamari instead of shrimp, mussels, and clams.
I followed the instructions as written, but I decided to give the calamari a quick sautee before allowing it to steam over the paella.
My first attempt at making paella was a pretty good success! The bomba rice was perfectly al dente and full of flavor, and I really enjoyed the spices in the Paellero mix. I think I’ll be making paella again soon! (And perhaps even investing in a paella pan.)
Verdict: I’m truly blown away by this box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club. The products included are delicious and curated perfectly, and I think the balance between sweet and savory items is spot on. The value is incredible, too! The cost of the items in the box totals almost $57, which is remarkable considering the $35.95 cost of the box. It’s rare to see this kind of value in food boxes, so I’m extremely impressed!
Have you tried any of the products featured in this month’s Spanish box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club?