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Universal Yums Subscription Box Review – December 2014

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 Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Box

Universal Yums is a new, international snack subscription box. Every month you will receive a mix of snacks from the country being featured (a different country is featured every month).

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Germany

This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

This review is of their debut December box (this is the Yum Yum/deluxe box), which features food from Germany. Sign up by December 1st to get this box.

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Items

The Subscription: Universal Yums

The Cost: $10/month for the Yum box (standard) and $20/month for the Yum Yum box (deluxe)

The Products: the Yum/standard box contains 6+ snacks, the Yum Yum/deluxe box contains 13+ snacks.

Ships to: US

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Info

Every box contains an informational card detailing the featured items. They also list details and the ingredients of each item on their website.

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Naturals

Lorenz Natural Paprika Chips – 3.5 oz, value: $2.59

Lorenz Monster Munch Cheese – 2.65 oz, value: $2.59

I love both of these snacks. The chips (which are gluten-free, by the way) taste like a mild BBQ flavor, and the Monster Munch is really crispy and light.

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Curly

Lorenz Curly Peanut Classic – 2.12 oz, value: $2.99

Lorenz Saltletts Pretzels Sticks – 2.65 oz, value: $1.59

This Curly Peanut snack has the same crunchy and fluffy texture as, say, cheese puffs, but instead of cheese they actually taste like peanut butter. They’re not sweet at all. These were definitely a new discovery for me!

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Pick UP

Lebinz Pick Up! Choco – 1 oz, value: $1.59

Manner Lemon Cream Filled Wafers – 2.54 oz, value: $1.14

Ritter Sport Milk Chocolate with Chopped Hazelnuts – .57 oz, value: $.89

This Pick Up! Cookie was my absolute favorite thing in the box. The card says it tastes like a s’more (minus the marshmallow), and it definitely has that vibe. It’s just two, delicious and crispy biscuit cookies sandwiching a creamy milk chocolate bar. I could eat these forever and never get sick of them!

I’m not a huge fan of lemon, so these wafers will be passed along!

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 BEars

Haribo Gold Bears – 2 oz, value: $.63

Dr. Quendt’s Dinkelchen – .35 oz, value: $.32

Schluckwerder Marzipan Covered with Chocolate – 1.76 oz, value: $3

I had no idea Haribo was a German company! From the info card, I learned that Hans Reigel founded Haribo and invented the first gummy bears in 1893. My husband is a huge fan of gummy treats, so these will go to him!

This Dinkelchen was really good – they’re chocolate covered spelt cookies, and the info card describes it as tasting similar to a chocolate-covered cereal. That’s a great description!

Universal Yums Subscription Box Review - December 2014 Kinder

Hitschler Softi Sticks – ~$.20

Kinder Happy Hippo Hazelnut Biscuit – $.72

This Happy Hippo biscuit cookie is a hazelnut cream-filled wafer. They have a chocolate version, too!

Verdict: I’ve reviewed some international food-themed boxes, but Universal Yums sent me the first German one I’ve seen, and it’s also one of my favorites so far. From this box, I definitely encountered some classics I was expecting like chocolate, pretzels, and wafers, but I was also introduced to some amazing new things, and even learned something! The value adds up to just over $18 – I wish it would have at least broken even, but I’m not too bothered by that because of how much I personally enjoyed this box (frankly, they could have just thrown in extra Pick Up! Cookies and chocolates, etc. and I would have been happy with both the value and the extras!).

What do you think about Universal Yums? Have you tried any of these snacks before?

Written by Haley Faye

Haley Faye

Haley Faye first discovered Beauty Army and Birchbox in 2012 and instantly fell hard and fast for the world of subscription boxes. Over the years of writing for MSA she has found many subscriptions to fuel her addiction, but her favorites include fashion, geeky, beauty, and mom/baby boxes to share with her son.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. My grandmother-in-law is from Austria and might really enjoy some of these snacks. She’s 99 years old and as feisty as ever. The price is perfect for this box.

  2. This box looks like fun. There are some other “world ones”, but they are either out of my sub box budget or just not appealing in size/product. This one is just right in size and perfect in price. To fit another sub in the sub budget I am going to downsize one other Super Fav snack box sub from deluxe to regular. I upgraded a bit ago cause the neices who live across the street..were fighting over the regular box. They have become tweens/teens and seem to have forgotten where I live, LOL…so the regular box will be enough for me. OMG..I just realized I have a sub box budget! I may have a problem! Thanks so much for the review! This is why I love MSA!!!

    • I totally agree! I’m so excited about this sub! Perfect size and price and the variety will be so fun!

  3. I was an exchange student and had a “sister” from Germany. Her parents would send her care packages and include some chocolate covered marzipan for me. I have missed it so. And this box gives me a chance to try some other treats I won’t find in my local store.

    And come on, the tissue done like the German flag? Adorable!

  4. Is this a review of the standard or deluxe box?

  5. Haley, this box pays for itself – you didn’t take shipping into account; to get all these products, you would have to pay at least $10 in shipping from sites like Germandeli.

    As a German, living in Texas, this is a great way to get some snacks from home!

    I ordered a 1 month gift subscription, so I wouldn’t have to worry about canceling the next month.

    • I agree, I’ve ordered from german deli, shipping is high, yet worth the price to me. I might order one box too. I’m starting to prefer 1 boxes more so then subscriptions, even if it is a bit higher $, so I can try more boxes. – Germany has so many fun gummies, I find the bears boring, I wish they would have put gummy cherrys or another more interesting gummy. I also wish they would have put a different chocolate in the box besides ritter sport.

  6. I must have Thanksgiving on the brain. I swear this said Universal Yams at first! LOL!!

    • That’s ok…I thought it said Universal Yarns! Haha!!

  7. They spelled “Deutschland” wrong on the info. card…

    • Yes, we realized this soon after we sent the boxes out for review. After 1,000 proofreads, our eyes glossed over it. Thanks for pointing it out and we’ve definitely corrected it for our December shipment!

    • That drives me nuts, too. It’s picky, I know, but if a company doesn’t take the time to proofread their materials they instantly lose credibility with me. Especially misspelling a key word for their product. Attention to detail does matter. 🙂

      • Agreed!

  8. Now Haley, when you get a product with my last name on it you might as well send it this way, otherwise I might get really grouchy!!! LOL ☺️ Just kidding, but I think it would have been great to taste one of the Lorenz products. Like the box!!!

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