Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box Review – January 2018
The Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box is a monthly food subscription box that delivers you snacks, treats, and other food items from all over the world.
Each month, you’ll receive 6-8 authentic, sample-size or full-size items from a handful of different countries. You’re free to skip a month with this subscription if you’re not in the mood. Your subscription also earns you points to use on the Yummy Bazaar site, where you can buy more of the products you really love!
Yummy Bazaar also offers a Full Experience Box (6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month) for $35.95.
This review is for the Yummy Bazaar World Sample Box, which is $9.95 per month (plus free shipping to the continental US).
We received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
About This International Snack Subscription
The Subscription Box: The Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box
The Cost: $9.95 per month
The Products: 6-8 sample-sized or full-sized snacks, treats, and other food items from several countries around the world
Ships to: U.S. only. Free shipping to the continental US!
January Review: Featuring Items from Spain, Poland, Ukraine & More
Every World Sampler Box comes with this “Hello, World!” pamphlet featuring a different international destination on the front: This month, it’s Bavaria, Germany.
Inside, you’ll find descriptions of all the snacks included in the box, plus their country of origin and ingredients (if the ingredients on the package are not already in English.) This is super helpful for anyone who needs to know what goes into their food, and definitely a best practice for international food boxes!
Let’s dig in and see what we have this month:
This box nearly always has a pack of chips from somewhere around the world, and that is just fine by me.
These are from Spain and feature sea salt from the beaches of Ibiza!
I really enjoyed these. The chips are thicker, more like kettle-style chips here in the US, and I thought the level of salt and vinegar was really balanced. I usually find vinegar chips to be a bit overwhelming but these weren’t at all!
Handi Rice Green Curry Instant Fried Rice – Retail Price $3.95
I received a similar item in my last review of this box in November, but this is a new flavor. This brand is from Thailand and comes ready to eat for a quick lunch or dinner straight out of the pantry. There’s even a spoon inside:
This is a fish curry flavor. As much as I love fish and love curry, I don’t often have them together! I haven’t enjoyed this just yet but it’ll be a quick warm lunch sometime soon.
The World Sampler Box does regularly come with a pantry type item like this one. Sometimes it’s an instant lunch, other times it’s an ingredient that can be used for a complete meal, etc. This definitely keeps this box from feeling too “sweet” and helps broaden the range of international foods you’ll get to try.
Erdbeer Strawberry with Cream Filling Riegel by Milka, 1.29 oz – Buy a 6.4 oz bar here for $4.95
Who loves crunch bars? I know I do! I was strangely intrigued by this crispy chocolate and strawberry bar.
This does have a great crunch, but it was overly sweet for me (especially after snacking on those vinegar chips). If you love milk chocolate and strawberry ice cream, though, this might be right up your alley.
Chocolate Covered Cranberry & Apricot Jellies – Estimated Price $1.00 ($0.50 each)
(I couldn’t find these ones for sale online.)
These Ukrainian treats, on the other hand, were totally my jam. (Or would it be my jelly?)
They’re filled with a dense fruit jelly and covered in a dark chocolate shell. They’re a decent size that feels perfectly indulgent after lunch and would be an awesome treat to include in a lunch box. I couldn’t decide if I liked the cranberry or the apricot more!
I also love how sweet this packaging is! One of the many treats of this subscription is seeing some unique examples of graphic design from around the world.
Even though Nescafe is based in Switzerland, this product comes to us by way of Poland. I thought that was interesting, and wondered if this is a regional variation of this product that is only available in Poland? (It does seem this instant coffee is available from a few different origins, so I’m not sure if they’re different or not.)
I couldn’t find a definitive answer online, but I think “3-in-1” refers to coffee, sugar, and cream since this instant mix contains all three! As far as instant coffee goes, this was pretty good. It was definitely mild overall and had a good balance of milk and sugar.
These were another great treat, and something that I really don’t often see here in the US.
Each mini nougat is made with egg whites and flavored with almonds. They’re light and chewy and all around delicious! I also love that classic Italian almond flavor and really can never get enough of it (I’m still lamenting Starbucks Almond Syrup a decade or so after they discontinued it). I wish there was a full bag of these treats in this box!
Verdict: This Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box was a nice balance of sweet and salty treats from around the world. I got six total items for $9.95, with a couple being full-sized this month. If you like trying international treats, I think this box is one of the better ones at this price point, with a lot of variety and the mix of full size and sample sized items.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. If you subscribe today, you’ll receive the February box which ships between the 15-18th.
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $9.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 6 items in the box has an average cost of $1.66.
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