Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Full Experience Box – December 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 Full Experience Box
The Cost: $35.95 for the Full Experience Box
The Products: 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.
Ships to: US
This month’s box is all about the holidays! Instead of being filled with items from a single country (like usual), this month’s box features different holiday items from across Europe.
Yummy Bazaar included a note thanking me for the review.
Also in the box was a card with information about each of this month’s featured items.
I can’t get over the packaging of these delicate almond candies.
The box is so fun and colorful! Calisson candies are a new discovery for me, and I really like them. They’re made from almonds and crystalized citrus and melon peel and come in a variety of flavors, including fig, pear, orange, tangerine, raspberry, apple, and lemon.
French Rose Jam by Favols– $6.95
I love incorporating rose flavor into my cooking (raspberry and rosewater jam is a favorite recipe of mine!), so this jam is right up my alley. You can see the petals suspended in the jelly, which is so pretty. I’m not sure how I want to use this, though. Perhaps on hot buttered brioche? Suggestions are welcome!
My husband and I have a tradition of adding a few specialty food items into each other’s stockings at Christmas, and he gifted me these dark chocolate figs a few years ago. They were deliciously decadent, so I’m thrilled to receive another pack. They’ll be a great addition to my holiday cheese board!
Panettone is a traditional Italian Christmas loaf made with raisins and dried citrus peel. The packaging of this mini panettone is beautiful, and I think it would make a fantastic hostess gift. I’m not sure that I’m willing to part with it, though.
Gianduja is an Italian chocolate hazelnut concoction (flavor-wise, think Nutella), that’s considered by many to be one of the best Italian inventions of all time. It’s one of my favorite sweets, so I was pretty excited to pull this gianduja bar from Sperlari out of my Yummy Bazaar box. It’s creamy and delicious, and I love the addition of whole hazelnuts. (Despite having taken a few years of Italian in college, I’ll admit that I always stumble over the pronunciation of gianduja. I’ve watched this video SO many times!)
Stollen and panettone are fairly similar. Both are types of European fruitcake traditionally served at Christmastime, but stollen is typically heavier than panettone and contains marzipan and more dried fruit. I’ve never seen stollen bites before, and I think they’ll be great for serving alongside coffee or putting out on a holiday smorgasbord.
And a holiday box wouldn’t be complete without gingerbread! These cookies come in three variations: plain, frosted, and chocolate-dipped. I broke into these cookies right away, and I really like the frosted and chocolate-dipped versions. The plain gingerbread cookies was just so-so, though. I found it to be a little too dry. Perhaps they’re traditionally served alongside coffee or tea?
Verdict: This is my fourth Full Experience Box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club, and, unbelievably, they seem to be getting better and better! I love that this month’s box has a holiday theme, and I think Yummy Bazaar did an excellent job curating it. All of the items feel seasonal and festive, and I love the emphasis on desserts and sweets. The cost of the items in the box totals almost $63, which is fantastic for the $35.95 cost of the box. This is one of the best food boxes I’ve received all year, and I’ll definitely be picking up a few more to give as gifts this holiday season!
What do you think of Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club’s holiday themed box?