Universal Yums Subscription Box Review – April 2016
Universal Yums is an international snack subscription box. Every month they send a mix of snacks from one country or region. (A different country or region is featured each month.)
This month’s snacks are from Poland!
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Universal Yums
The Cost: $13/month for the Yum Box (6+ snacks) and $25/month for the Yum Yum Box (13+ snacks). (Note that this is a review of the Yum Yum Box.)
The Products: A selection of unique snacks from a different country each month.
Ships to: US & Canada (Canadian shipping is extra.)
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Universal Yums includes a booklet that lists all of the items in the box.
The booklet includes trivia and other fun info. (This month’s booklet even includes a link to an online playlist of Polish music!)
Universal Yums also details the ingredients of each item on their website.
Tapsy Cheese & Onion Potato Crisps
Onion Potato Prazynki
Both of these potato chips have a really interesting texture. They’re kind of… styrofoamy? (I mean that in the best possible way!) Between the two of them, I preferred the Tapsy Cheese & Onion. I had to ask my husband to physically take them away from me, so I wouldn’t eat the entire bag in one sitting!
Wawel Tiki Taki Chocolate Bar
I love the combination of chocolate and coconut, and this bar is really tasty.
E Wedel Chalwa
Chalwa (or halva) is a tahini-based confection that’s popular throughout the middle east. I’m a big fan, but I didn’t realize it was popular in Poland, too.
Katarzynki has been making these gingerbread cookies since 1763, despite a rocky history. During WWII, the government dismantled the company’s gingerbread making equipment, so the parts could be repurposed for military use. After the war, the factory was controlled and operated by the government. (It was finally returned to the private owners in 1982.) I’m glad they persisted throughout the struggles- the cookies are delicious!
Milka Chocolate Covered Cow– $2.99
Milka is a large European chocolate company, and I’m a fan of their treats. Milka was founded in Switzerland and manufactures a lot of their chocolate in Germany, but these chocolate covered cows are made exclusively in Poland.
E Wedel Panna Cotta Milk Chocolate Bar
This bar is a combination of real cream filling, fresh raspberry preserves, and milk chocolate. I don’t think I’ve ever had a candy bar like this one before!
Prince Polo Classic– $0.79
Since 1955, Prince Polo has been Poland’s best selling chocolate bar. The wafer and chocolate combination is really tasty- I’m a fan!
Draze Cream Dragees
These candies have a “hard candy shell outside with a creamy, smooth, yogurt-flavored inside.” The packaging is extremely familiar, so I suspect I’ve tried these candies before somewhere. Yogurt-flavored candies are always seem a little exotic to me, but I like them.
Solidarnosc Candied Plums
These chocolate covered plums were my husband’s favorite item in this month’s box. Universal Yums describes them as a “giant chocolate-covered raisin,” which I think is a great description.
Wiosenne Chocolate Covered Fruit Jellies
Universal Yums always includes a selection of individually-wrapped candies from the month’s featured country. I enjoyed all of this month’s candies, but I especially enjoyed the chocolate covered fruit gummies. (Chocolate + gummy candy= delicious! Who knew!)
On the back of the information card, Universal Yums provides a clue to the next month’s destination. What are your thoughts about the clue? I’m thinking Greece.
Verdict: I discovered a lot of new treats in this month’s Universal Yums box! Standout items for me were definitely the cheese & onion potato chips, the Tiki Taki bar, and the chocolate covered fruit gummies. It’s always difficult to determine a value for boxes from Universal Yums, but I feel they do a pretty good job of sending full boxes packed with treats I wouldn’t necessarily be able to find locally.
What do you think of this month’s Universal Yums box?