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Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Full Experience Box – March 2016

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Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club sends authentic and delicious foods from around the world.

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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.

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This is a review of the Full Experience Box. You can check out reviews of the sampler box here.

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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.)

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The Subscription Box: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club Full Experience Box

The Cost: $35.95 + free shipping

COUPON: Save 10% off when you sign up for their newsletter. No coupon need!

The Products: 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.

Ships to: US

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This month’s theme is “Hello Japan!”

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Yummy Bazaar includes a booklet that outlines the items inside in the box.

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The booklet includes a couple of recipes that utilize items from the box.

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Wasabi Crackers with Seaweed by Daiko (2.8 oz.)- $4.99

I tore into these crackers right after I finished photographing everything (and before reading the info booklet), and I was surprised to discover they have a VERY potent wasabi flavor. I’m a big fan of wasabi, so it was a pleasant surprise, but they certainly pack a punch.

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Gluten Free Miso Ramen by Kobayashi (6.44 oz. x 2)- $12.99

One of the recipes included in this month’s booklet offers tips on how to enrich this ramen by adding extra ingredients (corn, roasted pork, green onions, and bean sprouts) to the miso broth. I made the noodles for lunch one day (without any supplemental meats or veggies), and I enjoyed them.

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Sweet Sakura Green Tea (10 tea bags) – $6.95

(Note: I’ve used the value provided by Yummy Bazaar for this item, since it’s lower than the price I found online.) This green tea is made with real cherry blossoms, and the flavor is delicate and sweet. It’s delicious hot, but I think it will be great cold, too. I’m going to try using it to cold brew a pitcher of iced tea.

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Sweet Black Sesame Paste by Saniku (6.7 oz.)- $9.95

Black sesame paste is commonly used in Japanese desserts, and I’m a big fan of the flavor. It’s nutty, rich, complex, and sweet. I’ve never baked with it before, but I can’t wait to try! I found a recipe for Black Sesame Pear Tea Cake that looks divine!

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Premium Yuzu Ponzu Sauce by Teraokake (10 oz.)- $9.95

Yuzu Ponzu sauce is made with citrus and soy, and it can be used in a variety of traditional Japanese dishes. Yummy Bazaar has included a recipe for Grilled Salmon with Zuzu Ponzu Sauce in their info booklet, which sounds delicious. I can’t wait to give it a try!

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Roasted Sesame Goma Dressing by Taiyo Sangyo (10 oz.)- $8.75

Sesame dressing is one of the most popular dressings in Japan, and this one is made with “kuki sesame,” sourced from Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture.

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Premium Baumkuchen Cake by Shimizu (8.05 oz.)- $9.95

Baumkuchen is a much-loved cake in Japan that gained popularity when it was served at a German exhibition in 1919. I was delighted with I pulled this can from the box, and I couldn’t wait to try it!

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It’s soft with a delicate, lightly sweet flavor. I’m a fan!

Verdict: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club is one of my favorite foodie subscription boxes! I love that they send full-sized international food products, and I think it’s so much fun to discover gourmet products from a new country every month. This month’s Japan box was a big hit for me. I love the wasabi crackers, dressing, and Baumkuchen cake, and I can’t wait to try cooking with the black sesame paste. The items in this box have a combined retail value of $63.49, which is fantastic for a $36 box!

Have you tried Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club? What do you think of this month’s Japan box?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

4 Comments

  1. FYI, 10% off doesn’t work for subscription boxes.

  2. One of these days I’m going to subscribe to this box! It’s hands down the best food box – love the full size items and the value is unbelievable for a food box.

    • Ditto! I want this subscription. Just need the spare money. 🙂

  3. This is my favorite foodie box. This will be my third month and so far every month has been great. My granddaughter is 8 and looks forward to this box each month and we make it our Saturday night adventure. We prepare our meal using the recipes provided and has been great fun. Enjoy your reviews!

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