Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Review: Full Experience Box- January 2017
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 World 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 a month
COUPON: Save 10% off your first order when you sign up for Yummy Bazaar’s newsletter
The Products: 6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month.
Ships to: U.S.
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This month’s items are inspired by the Mediterranean.
Yummy Bazaar includes an information booklet with every box that contains a breakdown of the items in the box.
Let’s take a look at the items.
Matiz Tortas de Aceite, 6.34 oz. – Value $12.86
These crisp breads weren’t what I expected at first. I figured, seeing “olive oil” on the label, that these would be more savory treats than they ended up being.
Each individually-wrapped torta is a bit like a flatter, lighter pita that’s been toasted to a crisp. You can taste the olive oil on the torta, but there’s also some sugary sweetness to it, as well as a hint of anise flavor.
The complex flavor made these tortas super delicious and addictive. I ate them by themselves, but they’d be great with a mild cheese and some fruit!
Torres Selecta Mediterranean Herbs Potato Chips, 5.29 oz. – Value $2.60 USD
I love the packaging on these potato chips. So elegant for such a simple snack.
These crispy chips have a savory blend of Mediterranean herbs sprinkled on them. The strongest taste I picked up on was rosemary, which is one of my favorites. I found these chips to be a delicious twist on one of my favorite snacks!
Smokey Onion Mustard, 8 oz. – Value $4.70
I love mustard on sandwiches, in dressings, on pretzels… and this mustard doesn’t disappoint.
This blend is creamier than the seedy type I typically get. The recipe captures the vibe of a backyard grill feast, with its smoky notes and sweet, tangy, onion flavor.
The label mentions brats and burgers, but I found that this mustard went just as well with a simple box of crackers! Yum!
Scialatielli by Gentile, 17.6 oz – Value $3.73 USD
This pasta was SO good. I’m so used to grocery-store boxed pasta that when I taste something more wholesome, my pasta-loving mind is blown.
You can taste the difference with this organic pasta. It takes a long while to cook (almost 15 minutes), but it comes out delightfully al dente, hearty, and full of savory flavor you don’t get with mass produced pasta.
Marinella Spaghettata, 30 g – Value $4.95
This packet of herbs is a new way to dress up pasta. This blend of spices, garlic, and more is meant to be added to oil in a pan, then mixed with spaghetti that’s just shy of perfectly done.
These herbs are deliciously aromatic and add a kick to plain pasta. I’m a fan of a thicker, tomato-based sauce, rather than an oil-based one, so next time I use them, I might add these to a marinara. A quick FYI: the package suggests adding these to hot oil, but if you’re not careful, the herbs will burn pretty quickly! So don’t leave them for too long before you serve your pasta.
Rochambeau Cheese Snacks, 50g – Value $2.60
I think I expected these cheese snacks to have some more discernable Mediterranean flair. Instead, they were pretty straightforward cheese puffs. That’s not to say they weren’t tasty cheese puffs, haha! They just lacked that “special” quality I was looking for.
These corn-based puffs melt in your mouth and have a savory, salty flavor.
Lambertz Contrella Cookies, Pack of 6 – Value $1.59
These were my favorite items in the box. These soft ginger cookies have a mildly sweet, somewhat bitter taste to them and a chocolate-dipped bottom.
The flavor isn’t as overtly sweet as cookies I’m used to, which I really enjoyed. They have a richness that reminded me of molasses cookies but were a bit airier in texture.
And of course, the dark chocolate dip is a perfect, decadent complement to these chewy cookies.
Klaus Noir 72% Cacao Chocolate Bar – Value $4.99?
I couldn’t find this exact item priced online, so I linked to a similar bar by the Klaus brand.
For me, the darker chocolate, the better. This Peruvian, certified organic chocolate bar is just the kind of thing I’d like to have handy in my pantry when my sweet tooth starts up!
The bar is thin and easy to break apart. The chocolate is just a smidge deeper in flavor than, say, a semi-sweet baking morsel. I loved nibbling at this high-quality bar!
Green Passion Tea by Nunshen – Value $13.00
I love tea, and this flavor was deliciously fresh and fun.
The tea combines passion fruit and traditional green tea flavors to create a crisp, refreshing taste that I really liked. I had mine hot, but I bet this would taste fantastic iced. My only hesitation with this tea is that it doesn’t seem to fit the Mediterranean vibe the rest of the box conveyed.
The box mentioned a surprise item, and this is it! I couldn’t find this chocolate version of these cookies online, so I linked to a different flavor from the same brand.
These biscuits are light, crisp, and just a bit almondy in flavor. More importantly, they’re matched with a deliciously rich sweep of chocolate. So tasty! I’m really impressed that the “extra” item in the box was so substantial.
Verdict: Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club was full of delicious items this month. I don’t know if everything fit the Mediterranean theme, but everything was very tasty. I like that the brands seem reputable and the products are high quality. By my estimates, this box had about $56.00 of value inside, which is comfortably above the $35.95 price of the box. What a fun way to expand your palate!
Do you think you’ll try Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club?