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Universal Yums Subscription Box Review – June 2017

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Universal Yums is a snack subscription box that sends out snacks and candies from a different country each month.

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.)

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This review is of the Yum Yum, $25 a month, box. 

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

The Subscription Box: Universal Yums

The Cost: $14.00/month for the Yum Box, $25/month for the Yum Yum Box. Free shipping to the U.S.

The Products: “The contents of the boxes change each month as we try to highlight the best snacks from each featured country. However, you can always expect a mix of flavors: salty, sweet, spicy, fruity, and more. Only authentic snacks from the featured country.”

Ships to: U.S., Canada, U.K., and Israel

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Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

This month’s featured country is Mexico! This is a photo from the back of the Mexico flag page that is the first thing you see when you open the box. I like that there is this handy section on the back that has the list of product photos and a rating system you can use to remember what you liked and what you didn’t like. It’s just plain handy!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Also included in this box is this booklet that includes information about Mexico, trivia quizzes you can take about the country, places to visit, and also a list of information about each product inside.

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Takis Xplosion, 4 oz. – Value $0.94 (Buy a 9.9 oz. bag for $2.33)

SPICY! Yes, these are super spicy. I think because of the spice, I wasn’t expecting a cheesy flavor, even though there is a picture of cheese on the front of the bag. These were good, but I don’t know how much of them I could actually eat at one time.

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Tostito’s Salsa Verde, 2.29 oz. – Value $2.16 (Buy a 6 pack for $12.99)

Yum! I think I have actually had these before, but the bag looks different in America. If these are the same, then I can confirm that these are so amazingly good and impossible to put down once you have started eating them! No really, it’s crazy. They are tortilla chips with the taste of salsa built right into the chip. Can’t beat it!

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Barcel Habanero Potato Chips, 1.9 oz. – Value $1.99 (Buy a 4 count for $7.99)

Whoa, these are really spicy! Just leaving this warning here so you are not alarmed when you put this fiery chip in your mouth. It was good, but I was honestly too distracted by the heat to pay too much attention to the actual taste.  

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Sabritas Cacahuates Peanuts, 1.6 oz – Value $0.50

You wouldn’t immediately think that spicy lime peanuts would be good…. oh wait, no you probably would think they are good, and you would be right. These were definitely interesting, and they were pretty tasty. I will say that they were a little too sour for me, but they were still good!

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Lucas Skwinkles Rellenos with Pineapple and Tamarind, 0.92 oz – Value $0.66 (Buy a 12 count for $7.95)

There is definitely a theme with the fruity items in this box. They are sweet and savory/spicy. I have now decided that’s not necessarily something I enjoy. With these, you could definitely taste the pineapple, but again they were also savory. They are similar to classic chewy straws, but with this interesting flavor combination.

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Bubu Lubu, 1.2 oz. – Value $0.38 (Buy a 24 count for $9.00)

As soon as I saw these, I assumed I would like them because the combination of chocolate and strawberry is one of my faves. I did like these, but I was sort of taken back by the texture of the strawberry. I assumed it would be a creamier jam consistency, but it was gummier than I expected. That threw me off, but the flavors were really good together! Plus, I do like a marshmallow filling.

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Rollo de Loco, 1.76 oz. – Value $0.99 (Buy a 20 count for $19.95)

If you have read any other reviews from me, you will know that I don’t like coconut. This candy is a stick of gooey rolled coconut flakes. If you like coconut, this is for you!

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Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

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Lucas Muecas Cucumber Lollipop, .0.88 oz – Value $1.43 (Buy a 10 count for $14.32)

This was one of the weirdest candies I have ever tried. The lollipop part tasted exactly like cucumber, but the powder that it’s dipped in was this spicy, tangy flavor. I didn’t love it, because I like a fresh cucumber taste, and this was much more savory than I was expecting. It was sort of like a spicy cucumber Bloody Mary base.

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Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies, 2.6 oz – Value $0.44 (Buy a 6 count for $2.64)

I have never tried a Hostess Snowball, but I imagine it’s similar to the little marshmallow pieces on top of these cookies. The pink tasted like strawberry, and the white was just marshmallow-tasting (at least to me). The cookie part was pretty similar to a graham cracker but lighter. I really liked these snacks!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Similar to other boxes I’ve gotten, this one came with a smaller bag of miscellaneous items. The good thing about this one though, is that all of these items are listed in the handy booklet too!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Las Sevillanas Obleas , Set of 4 0.35 oz. Treats – Value $1.70 (Buy a 20 piece bag for $8.50)

If you like caramel, you will like these little wafers. The description of these candies says that they are “goat’s milk candies”, but you can’t really tell the difference between that and cow’s milk with these. The wafer part is paper thin, and the middle is a rich caramel.

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

De La Rosa Mazapan, Set of 2 1 oz. Treats – Value $0.55 (Buy a 30 count for $8.30)

With so many of these snacks, I don’t know what to expect because I’ve never seen them before. This was the case with these treats, but I was so pleasantly surprised by what I tasted. This crumbly candy/cookie was delicious! The flavor is like real peanut butter mixed with a sweet powdered sugar. It was light, fresh, and sweet.

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Dulces Vero Pica Fresa, Set of 4 0.15 oz. candies – Value $0.08/each (Buy a 15 oz bag for $7.79)

“Fresas” means strawberries in Spanish, so I knew what I was getting into. I can’t quite pinpoint what else can be tasted in these chewy candies, but whatever it was, didn’t sit well with me. It definitely had that savory thing going on though, so maybe it was that!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

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Duvalin, Set of 2 0.53 oz. – Value $0.45 (Buy 3 boxes for $12.99)

This little dipper has two different flavors in it for added fun. The brown is chocolate/hazelnut, and the white is vanilla. The combination was delightful and the perfect sweet snack. You can have this alone for more richness or dip your favorite cookies or pretzels in it.

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Check out my review of the June 2017 Universal Yums box!

Tajin Seasoning, Set of Two 0.035 oz. Packets – Value $0.20  (Buy a 25 count for $2.50)

Apparently, this spice is used as a topping for Mexican street corn and also a variety of fruits/veggies. Oddly enough, this is the same spice my best friend was just telling me about recently. She had it on watermelon and said it was essentially life-changing. Now, I just had a little taste and it was tangy, spicy, savory, and a little sour because of the lime flavoring. I think this would be really good on potatoes, corn, or something else that should be savory.

The Verdict: The approximate value of Universal Yums is $12.00, and the cost is $14, including shipping. Because shipping is included in the cost, this box is pretty on par with the pricing. I have mixed feelings about this box in terms of the overall taste of things, but I do think that the variety was really interesting and different. My favorites from this box were the Tostitos and the marshmallow cookies. I also do really like the concept of this box as a whole, because where else would you have the opportunity to try so many different items from a country you may or may not have ever visited. Definitely cool!

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Written by Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey Davidson

Chelsey started her subscription obsession like many other women, Birchbox. That led her to more including Stitch Fix and Graze. Next, she is looking forward to exploring craft, lifestyle, and book boxes, too.

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Universal Yums Reviews| Tags: universal yums | 9 comments

Comments (9)

  1. I tossed some potatoes in the tajin seasoning and a bit of olive oil, and roasted them. They were fantastic.

  2. I just got back from Mexico yesterday and those wafer caramels were my favorite! The wafer taste just like THE host when you make communion. I felt very holy even though it was not blessed.

  3. So is this review of the $25 box or the $14 box? Above you said it was for the $25 box but then at the end of the review compared the approximate value of $12 to the $14 box.

    • I was confused and curious about this as well. I wouldn’t be mad at it for $14, but for $25 , I would definitely be wondering where the rest of my box was.

      • I got this box, and it was the $25 box. Little disappointed and not likely to continue this one sadly, even though it is fun to try all the snacks!

  4. Lol, that is NOT enough Tajin! It is game-changing on watermelon, but is great for any type of fresh fruit, really. It’s also really good on popcorn.

  5. Tajin is fantastic on apple slices.
    I live in CA, so it’s just available in my produce section!

  6. After just traveling to Mexico for two weeks I can assure you these items are all very popular there. We were so glad to come home and find more of our favorite treats waiting on our doorstep. We learned to LOVE the fruit & spice mixture..it is a bit of an adjustment but the spice sprinkled on the fruit is AMAZING! FYI-the spice can also be purchased in a big jar at Walmart. The cherry candies were delicious! Gotta love a country who stays true to their love of spice and adds it to every treat! We have been so happy with Universal Yums–can’t wait to see where they feature next! (And now that we’ve officially been to the this country and KNOW that they are spot on with items that are truly used there we are even more impressed!).

  7. Here in Vegas you can buy all these kind of candies at the swap meet. I look but I never buy because they are heavy on the fruit and spice and I like neither in a candy. I did try some early on when I first saw them and for the most part everything was nasty. This box would have been a total miss for me.

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