Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Full Experience Box – February 2016
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. You can check out reviews of the sampler box here.
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
The Products: 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.
Ships to: US
This month’s theme is “Hello Germany.”
Yummy Bazaar includes a booklet that outlines the items inside in the box.
The booklet includes a couple of recipes that utilize items from the box.
Fried Potato Bratkartoffeln- $6.95
Yummy Bazaar sources items for their Full Experience Box from their online store, so it’s usually pretty easy for me to link to them. This month, however, several of the items aren’t listed on the Yummy Bazaar website, which leads me to believe that they’ve sold out. In these cases, I’ve taken the price from the provided booklet (which always matches up with Yummy Bazaar’s store pricing).
The first item I pulled from this month’s box is a packet of potatoes in oil. To prepare them, you simply transfer the contents into a pan and roast them for 10-15 minutes. For an authentic German meal, Yummy Bazaar suggests serving the potatoes with German sausages and a side of pickles.
German Cappuccino Liqueur Cake (14 oz.)- $6.99
Next out of the box was this Cappuccino Liqueur Cake, which my husband and I tore into right away. (Why wait for dessert, right?) The texture is soft and moist, but I didn’t get a strong flavor of cappuccino or chocolate liqueur.
Mini Wini Cocktail Sausages (8.8 oz.)- $10.95
I suppose no German box would be complete without sausages! Frankly (pun intended), this doesn’t feel like a high-end item to me, but I think it’s appropriate for the theme.
Organic Muesli Cereal (16 oz.)- $6.29
Muesli is a popular German cereal that’s packed with lots of different ingredients. Based on the information booklet, I believe there will be some variation in what flavor muesli subscribers receive. I got Musli #23 Chocolate + Strawberry.
Mild Curry Ketchup (13.5 oz.)- $5.79
From Yummy Bazaar: “This is an attempt by the country who loves wursts (sausages) to make a sauce that would spice things up a bit Asian style. And it works.” The addition of curry flavor is interesting- I think I dig it. I’m the kind of person who likes to have an assortment of dips for things like fries and chicken fingers (ketchup and mustard and ranch and bbq…), so I’ll put this sauce to good use.
Mustard Pickles Senfgurken (11.6 oz.)- $4.59
Senfgurken pickles are made from large and ripe cucumbers, so they look and taste a little different than most pickled cucumbers. They’re a bit spicy and a little sweet, and they’re traditionally served alongside sausages, potatoes, and schnitzel.
Premium Lubecker Marzipan Bar- $9.95
This bar is a giant, dark chocolate-covered block of premium marzipan. I love marzipan, so I jumped for joy when I pulled this item from the box. I’ve been slowly nibbling away at it, and I’m really impressed with the flavor.
Bavarian Sweet Mustard (6.7 oz.)- $7.99
Along with olive oil, mustard is one of my favorite things to receive in subscription boxes! This mustard is made in Bavaria’s Wurstkuchl tavern using mo preservatives or artificial flavors. The flavor is sweet with just a little bite that comes from the addition of horseradish. I’m a big fan of this mustard! I tried it on a turkey sandwich and was really impressed. Next, I’m going to try using it as a dip for soft pretzels!
Verdict: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club is one of my favorite foodie subscription boxes! I didn’t love this box as much as some of their previous boxes (December’s holiday box was my absolute favorite!), but I still had a lot of fun discovering some new German foods and condiments. The items in this box have a combined retail value of $60.46, which is fantastic for a $36 box!
Have you tried Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club? What do you think of this month’s German box?