Universal Yums Subscription Box Review – May 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 Greece!
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: 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.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Universal Yums includes a booklet that lists all of the items in the box.
The booklet includes trivia and other fun info.
Universal Yums also details the ingredients of each item on their website.
Tottis Bread Chips
These garlicky bread chips are very similar to bagel chips. They even have a hole in the middle!
Tottis Oregano Chips
Potato chips are a regular addition to Universal Yums boxes, and I think it’s a lot of fun to taste different varieties from around the world. These chips are tasty, but I didn’t pick up a strong oregano flavor.
I struggle sometimes with packaged pastries like this. (There’s nothing better than a fresh croissant, and I can’t help compare the two!) My husband was happy to take this off my hands, though, and he seemed to really enjoy it.
Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combinations, so this bar was a most welcome sight! The chocolate was high-quality, and the addition of orange peel was delicious.
These mini breadsticks were so good! They’re crunchy and rich, and the olive flavor was present without being overpowering. (I didn’t taste much tomato, though.)
The nougat in this bar is very soft and marshmallowy. I liked this bar quite a lot, and I thought the peanuts added a nice texture and flavor.
Krocus Herbal Tea with Mint, Lemongrass, and Saffron (BONUS ITEM!)- $1.02
Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world (every flower produces only three strands of saffron, and they must be hand harvested). I’ve never had saffron tea before, but I’m a big fan. The combination of mint, lemongrass, and saffron is really interesting.
Serenata Wafers are the best selling candy bars in Greece! They consist of wafer cookies layered with chocolate cream and milk chocolate.
I love rose-flavored candies (I’m looking at you, Turkish delight), so I was very excited to receive these rose pastilles. They’re thick and gummy, and the rose flavor is rather potent.
These hazelnut candies are really tasty. They have a milk chocolate coating and an entire hazelnut in the center.
I love the Mona Lisa packaging of these chocolates! They taste like hazelnut truffles.
Ouzo is the most popular drink in Greece, and these candies share the liquor’s anise flavor.
On the back of the information card, Universal Yums provides a clue to the next month’s destination. It sounds like next month’s box will feature items from the US!
Verdict: I discovered a lot of new treats in this month’s Universal Yums box. Standout items for me were definitely the rose pastilles and orange chocolate bar. It’s always difficult to determine a value for boxes from Universal Yums (since not all of the items are available for sale online), 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?