Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Review: Full Experience Box- October 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 box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of the Full Experience, $35.95 a month, box. You can check out reviews of the sampler box here.
The Subscription Box: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club Full Experience Box
The Cost: $35.95
The Products: 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.
Ships to: US
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This month’s items are all from Spain!
Yummy Bazaar includes an information booklet with every box that contains a breakdown of the items in the box.
There are also recipes that incorporate the items included.
Yummy Bazaar included a letter in this box to let subscribers know to remove the outer skin of the chorizo before eating. No joke, I waited to read this letter until I was chomping on an unpeeled slice of chorizo. Oops!
Matiz Valenciano Paella Rice (2.2 lbs)- Value $7.95
Every Full Experience Box from Yummy Bazaar includes full-sized products from a different country, and this month’s items are all Spanish. The first item I pulled from the box is this large bag of paella rice. Paella rice is known for it’s absorption properties, which makes it the ideal choice for soaking up all of the traditional spices used to season paella.
LC Eco Red Sweet “Piquillo” Peppers (8.1 oz.)- Value $9.95
Piquillo peppers are grown in the north of Spain, and they have a flavor that’s uniquely their own. I’m not quite sure what to do with these peppers, but a quick Google search came up with some interesting ideas. I like the idea of stuffing them with manchego and chorizo. I also came across a yummy looking recipe for Creamy Piquillo Pepper and Chickpea Soup with Chicken.
Palacios Chorizo Iberico (7.9 oz)- Value $12.95
As I mentioned above, I dug right into this chorizo before reading the provided instructions to peel it first. (I didn’t even notice there was a skin, so I can see why the letter was necessary!) I really like cooking with chorizo, and the flavor of this one is great. It’s made with Iberian pork from an old family recipe, and it’s seasoned with paprika and contains no preservatives.
Chiquilin Paella Seasoning with Saffron (1.48 oz.)- Value $4.95
This seasoning is made to season paella, and it includes a blend of garlic, pepper, paprika, cloves, parsley, thyme, nutmeg, rosemary, and saffron (and food coloring). You can, of course, use all of the items in this box separately, but Yummy Bazaar always includes a couple of recipes that incorporate a few of the included items. This month, they sent a recipe for paella that incorporates this seasoning and the paella rice.
Ines Rosales Sweet Olive Oil Original Tortas (6.34 oz.)- Value $5.45
Sweet Olive Oil Tortas are crunchy pastries that are seasoned with sugar and aniseed. I’ve had them quite a few times before, and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this brand for sale locally. They have a great balance of sweet and savory flavors, and my husband absolutely loves eating them in the morning with his coffee.
SeleQta by Pablo Garrigos Ibanez Turron de Jijona (5.3 oz.)- Value $10.95
Unlike tortas, this is an item that’s totally new to me! After looking it up, it seems turron is made from sugar, honey, and egg white and is similar to nougat. The texture is soft and crumbly, and the flavor is sweet and nutty. Crumbled up, I think this would be a delicious topping for ice cream!
ChocoHigos (4.94 oz.)- Value $9.95
The last item in this month’s Spanish box is a package of chocolate covered figs. I’m thrilled to see this item because they’re a favorite in my house. (I actually order some ChocoHigos every year around Christmas time!) These treats incorporate pajarero figs, which are smaller and more tender than other varieties, and are covered in rich dark chocolate. So good!
Verdict: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club consistently impresses me. I greatly enjoyed the items they selected this month to represent Spain, and I think there’s a great variety of different kinds of items. I’m pleased to see seasoning, rice, sweets, and charcuterie. Altogether, the retail price of the items in this box totals approximately $62. Food boxes rarely provide excellent value for money, and yet Yummy Bazaar pulls it off every single month. I’m so impressed!
Have you tried Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club? What do you think of this month’s box?