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Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Subscription Box Review: Sampler Box – February 2016

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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 Sampler Box. You can see reviews of the Full Experience Box YummyBazaar-February-2016-Packaging

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 Sampler Box

The Cost: $9.95 per month

The Products: 6-8 sample-sized products from around the world.

Ships to: US

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Yummy Bazaar includes a fold-out that provides information about the items featured in the month’s box.


This box contains sample-sized products from France, Italy, USA, Spain, Japan, and Taiwan.


Baiocchi Cookies (28 g./ 3 cookies)- $.44

Mulino Bianco is a very popular Italian cookie brand. So popular, in fact, that their cookies are found in over 75% of Italian homes! Baiocchi cookies are simple wafers filled with chocolate cream. They’re crunchy and not too sweet. Since they’re Italy’s #1 cookie, it’s hard not to compare them to America’s favorite cookie- the Oreo! I’m not sure I can pick a favorite, though. I like them both.

Gran Pavesi Crackers (1.1 oz.)- $.28

These crackers are made with tomatoes and real D.O.P. Grana Padano Cheese. The flavor is potent and delicious.


Pure Maple Candy by Hidden Springs Maple (.75 oz./ 3 pieces)- $3.35

When I was a kid, my family took a trip to Vermont. I don’t remember much about the trip (I was pretty small), but I vividly remember my first taste of maple candy. I loved the intense sweetness and gritty, crumbly texture. Hidden Springs Maple crafts their candy without preservatives or additives, and it’s fantastic.

Rolled Wafers with Sesame by Kikusendo (1 roll)- $.25?

I couldn’t find these wafers for sale online, so I’ve estimated the price. Based on the appearance of this wafer, I expected it to be savory, but the flavor veers more towards the sweet.


Violet Mints by Societe Industrielle de Confiserie (.56 oz.)- $2.95

Society Industrielle de Confiserie has been making licorice, bon bons, and pastilles in Nice, France since 1947. I like licorice, and I think anise-flavored candies are really tasty. The tin is lovely, too.

Lychee Coconut Jelly by Jin Jin (1 cup)- $1.33

Whenever I visit my local Asian grocery store, I always make a bee line for the sweets aisle because I love fruit-flavored jelly cups! Lychee is one of my favorite flavors, and this one was delicious.


Here’s a close up of the jelly.


Powdered Saffron by Chiquilin (125 mg.)- $.40

One of my favorite things about Yummy Bazaar is that they include more than just snacks and sweets in their boxes. I’ve never tried powdered saffron before, and I’m really excited to work with it. I’m tempted to incorporate it into some cookies. Maybe something like these Cardamom and Saffron Shortbreads?

Chocolate Papillotes by Revillon Chocolatier (1 candy)- $.50?

Revillon crafts some tasty chocolates, but Papillotes are most well known for the riddles, quotations, and cartoons that are printed inside each wrapper. They’re most commonly eaten during the holiday season in Southeastern France.

Verdict: I think this is a really well rounded box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club, and I like that it contains a range of different snacks, sweets, and spices. I had a lot of fun sampling all of the products, and the Lychee Jelly and Powdered Saffron are standout items for me. In terms of value, the retail value of the items just about breaks even with the cost of the box. I like that Yummy Bazaar’s Sampler Box allows me to discover new specialty food products from around the world, and I think their curation is spot on!

What do you think of this month’s Sample Box from Yummy Bazaar’s Destination Food Club?

Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker by day and a subscription box junkie by night. She first subscribed to Birchbox in 2013 and her addiction grew when she signed up for Graze, PopSugar, and Knoshy. Her favorite part about being a subscription box addict is discovering new products- especially gourmet goodies, beauty products, and kitchen tools!

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. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. This was my first month with the snack box, and I was really happy with everything as I pulled out of the box. Next month I’m getting the Japan Full Experience Box, because I just couldn’t resist it after having a blast eating my way around Japan a few years ago. I probably won’t become a regular subscriber to that one, but I’m definitely keeping the snack box sub.

    • Also, I want to think your for your excellent and thorough reviews, Lindsey. I get Raw Spice Club, and sometimes it takes a while for me to get around to making something. I just made all of the Malaysian recipes for a dinner party. I remembered you having a really good review of that one, so I looked it up again, and it was very helpful. (Especially the tips on using way less salt… that saved the recipes.)

      • Thanks so much & I’m glad I could help!! I hope you loved your Malaysian dishes! 🙂

  2. I LIVED off of Mulino Biancos when I did a field school in Italy for two months last summer. There are dozens of variations (my favorite was the plain ones with the rooster!). Also, I have been obsessed with lychee gummies from Japan for over a decade now. They are weird to eat in public, but SO good!

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