Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Sampler 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 Sampler Box. You can see reviews of the Full Experience Box here.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club Sampler Box
The Cost: $9.95 per month
The Products: 6-8 sample-sized products from around the world.
Ships to: US
Yummy Bazaar includes a fold-out that provides information about the items featured in the month’s box.
This box contains sample-sized products from France, Italy, USA, Spain, Japan, and Taiwan.
Baiocchi Cookies (28 g./ 3 cookies)- $.44
Mulino Bianco is a very popular Italian cookie brand. So popular, in fact, that their cookies are found in over 75% of Italian homes! Baiocchi cookies are simple wafers filled with chocolate cream. They’re crunchy and not too sweet. Since they’re Italy’s #1 cookie, it’s hard not to compare them to America’s favorite cookie- the Oreo! I’m not sure I can pick a favorite, though. I like them both.
Gran Pavesi Crackers (1.1 oz.)- $.28
These crackers are made with tomatoes and real D.O.P. Grana Padano Cheese. The flavor is potent and delicious.
Pure Maple Candy by Hidden Springs Maple (.75 oz./ 3 pieces)- $3.35
When I was a kid, my family took a trip to Vermont. I don’t remember much about the trip (I was pretty small), but I vividly remember my first taste of maple candy. I loved the intense sweetness and gritty, crumbly texture. Hidden Springs Maple crafts their candy without preservatives or additives, and it’s fantastic.
Rolled Wafers with Sesame by Kikusendo (1 roll)- $.25?
I couldn’t find these wafers for sale online, so I’ve estimated the price. Based on the appearance of this wafer, I expected it to be savory, but the flavor veers more towards the sweet.
Violet Mints by Societe Industrielle de Confiserie (.56 oz.)- $2.95
Society Industrielle de Confiserie has been making licorice, bon bons, and pastilles in Nice, France since 1947. I like licorice, and I think anise-flavored candies are really tasty. The tin is lovely, too.
Lychee Coconut Jelly by Jin Jin (1 cup)- $1.33
Whenever I visit my local Asian grocery store, I always make a bee line for the sweets aisle because I love fruit-flavored jelly cups! Lychee is one of my favorite flavors, and this one was delicious.
Here’s a close up of the jelly.
Powdered Saffron by Chiquilin (125 mg.)- $.40
One of my favorite things about Yummy Bazaar is that they include more than just snacks and sweets in their boxes. I’ve never tried powdered saffron before, and I’m really excited to work with it. I’m tempted to incorporate it into some cookies. Maybe something like these Cardamom and Saffron Shortbreads?
Chocolate Papillotes by Revillon Chocolatier (1 candy)- $.50?
Revillon crafts some tasty chocolates, but Papillotes are most well known for the riddles, quotations, and cartoons that are printed inside each wrapper. They’re most commonly eaten during the holiday season in Southeastern France.
Verdict: I think this is a really well rounded box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club, and I like that it contains a range of different snacks, sweets, and spices. I had a lot of fun sampling all of the products, and the Lychee Jelly and Powdered Saffron are standout items for me. In terms of value, the retail value of the items just about breaks even with the cost of the box. I like that Yummy Bazaar’s Sampler Box allows me to discover new specialty food products from around the world, and I think their curation is spot on!
What do you think of this month’s Sample Box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club?