Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Full Experience Box + Coupon – June 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.
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 Full Experience Box
The Cost: $35.95
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
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Yummy Bazaar includes an information booklet with every box.
It contains a breakdown of the items in the box.
There are also recipes that incorporate the items included.
Korean Sweet Pancake Hotteok Mix by CJ (14.1 oz.)- $8.95
Filled sweet pancakes, called hotteok, are a popular street food in Korea, and this kit makes it easy to make them yourself at home. I was surprised to find that Korean pancakes are quite a bit different from the ones we make in the US! The dough is yeast-based, which produces pancakes with a chewier, more bread-like texture. I thought the kit was easy to use, and I really enjoyed the pancakes. I served my hotteok with a maple-Scotch dipping sauce, which was really delicious (though probably not at all authentic).
Stir Fried Anchovy Myeolchi Bokkeum by Dongwon (1.76 oz.)- $4.95
A lot of subscription boxes try to steer clear of fishy Asian snacks, and I actually really appreciate that Yummy Bazaar just went for it with these tinned anchovies. For me, a big part of why I love international food boxes is that they provide me with the opportunity to try something new. (And this is definitely a food I’ve never tried before.) Honestly, I don’t think I’ll be regularly incorporating dried anchovies into my diet, but I had a lot of fun trying them.
Korean Honey Citron Tea by Chorip Dong (10.58 oz.)- $5.95
When I first pulled this jar out of my Yummy Bazaar box, I thought that it was simply a kind of marmalade. When I started doing a bit of research, however, I discovered that it’s actually much more: this jelly is actually a concentrated beverage! Stirring a tablespoon of this Honey Citron Tea into hot or cold water will produce a cup of authentic Korean tea. How cool is that!?
Traditional Kimchi by Wang Food (5.64 oz.)- $3.99
Kimchi is a popular Korean side dish that made from fermented cabbage. It’s the national dish of Korea, so I’m not at all surprised to see it included in this box! I really like adding kimchi to fried rice, and I’ve also been wanting to try out a recipe for kimchi grilled cheese sandwiches. I’m sure this will be eaten very soon!
Korean Honey Butter Whole Almonds by Haitai (1.23 oz.)- $3.95
These honey butter almonds are really tasty! They’re perfect for snacking, and I really like the artwork on the wrapper. (How cute are the almond bumble bees!)
Roasted Seaweed in Spicy Gochujang Sauce by Woosung (.59 oz.)- $2.95
This snack consists of crispy seaweed sheets that are flavored with spicy gochujang. It’s vegan, dairy free, and made with no preservatives. I gave these a nibble, but they’re not really for me.
Korean Herbs with Ginseng for Chicken Stew by Surasang (3.17 oz.)- $6.95
Yummy Bazaar often includes meal kits in their boxes, and I really like that this chicken stew herb kit contains everything you need (except the chicken) to make samgyetang. Samgyetang is a “summer vitalizing food in Korea” and is meant to replace energy that’s lost due to the summer heat.
Authentic Korean Gochujang Medium Hot Pepper Paste by Haechandle (1.1 lbs)- $6.49
Gochujang is a popular Korean condiment that’s used in a number of popular dishes. I’ve been planning to try out a new recipe for bibimbap (which calls for gochujang), so this arrived with perfect timing!
Authentic Korean Bulgogi BBQ Sauce by Chorip Dong (1.1 lb)- $5.45
To make bulgogi, thin strips of beef are marinated in sauces like this one before they’re cooked on the grill. Bulgogi is another dish I’ve wanted to try making at home, so I’m excited to see this BBQ sauce in my box! I think grilled bulgogi might be a fun departure from barbecued steaks, chicken, and burgers my husband and I typically grill.
Chocolate Coated Crackers by Market O (3.39 oz.)- $5.95
These crackers are crunchy and only slightly sweet, which I really like.
Honey Butter Corn Chips by Haitai (2.29 oz.)- $4.95
The last item in this month’s box is a bag of honey butter corn chips. Sweet and salty corn-flavored chips are really popular in Asia, and they’re one of those things I really wish America would adopt. I’m a big fan!
Verdict: As always, I really enjoyed this box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club. It’s one of my favorite subscriptions, and I’m always so impressed by the diverse selection of food they send. This month’s Korean box was a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to try making bulgogi (with the BBQ sauce) and bibimbap (with the gouchujang)! Even though I wasn’t crazy about every single item (*cough* anchovies *cough*), I really like that Yummy Bazaar sends some items that may be unfamiliar to American palates. One of my favorite things about this box is getting a snapshot of what a certain country’s cuisine is like, and I like receiving foods that challenge my taste buds a little bit. Altogether, the retail price of the items in this box totals just under $61. That’s an incredible value. I don’t know how they do it!
Have you tried Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club? What do you think of this month’s box?