Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box Review – May 2017
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!
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This review is for the Yummy Bazaar World Sample Box, which is $9.99 per month (plus free shipping to the continental US).
The Subscription Box: The Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box
The Cost: $9.95 per month
The Products: 6-8 sample-sized snacks, treats, and other food items from several countries around the world
Ships to: U.S. only. Free shipping to the continental US!
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May’s Box features this photo boats lined up on the beaches of Maya Bay, Thailand.
While some snack subscriptions focus on a single country each month, Yummy Bazaar’s World Sampler sends products from all over the world. This month includes Italy, Spain, France, and the Netherlands.
The included insert shows all of the products you’re receiving, with some background info and ideas on how to use them. They also specify if the product you’re receiving is a full size or a sample size, and let you know how much it costs to buy the full-size versions.
Yummy Bazaar does list all ingredients for each product in English on the insert, too, really useful if you have any food allergies or avoid specific ingredients.
They included this same card last month, which is just a nice reminder of some of the other products they offer and how to get in touch if you have an issue. All the contact info is also printed nice and large on their shipping label. It can be tough to find contact info for customer service issues for some brands, so I think this is a nice touch!
Potato Chips with White Truffle by Sal de Ibiza, 1.5 oz – Value $3.45
This is our third box in a row with Spanish potato chips, but they’ve all been really different. I rarely each chips outside of this box actually so they are always a treat!
This month’s crisps are seasoned with white truffle. They are salty with that funky, sort of indescribable truffle taste, perfect for savoring. My husband loves truffles so I only had a few chips and saved the rest for him; he will be delighted.
I originally thought this was supposed to be bourbon flavor, but that is just the brand – instead, I got notes of orange! This was a soft and moist cake bite with some bits of candied fruit inside too. The English translation on the ingredients does include brandy, rum, and orange liqueurs as well as dried pineapple.
Penotti Duo Hazlenut & Vanilla Spread & Breadsticks, 1.05oz – Listed Value $1.05 (Buy a full-sized jar of spread only for $4.95 from Yummy Bazaar)
I am totally addicted to those little single-serving Nutella/breadsticks dippers. This is the same concept but with a swirl of hazelnut and vanilla spread! I was expecting it to be overly sweet, but happy to find that it was actually a good balance of flavors. My sweet tooth was definitely satisfied by this snack from the Netherlands, but I didn’t feel like I was on sugar overload.
(This was listed in the booklet with the full size at $9.45, but on the Yummy Bazaar shop it was $7.35)
This is a low glycemic sweetener in a small single-use packet, made completely from organic apple juice! It’s nice to see this healthier alternative to sugar included in the box. I don’t sweeten my coffee or tea, so I am thinking of passing this on to my mother-in-law who follows a low glycemic diet to see what she thinks.
Dried Spicy Pasta Sauce Mix by Marinella, 30g – Value $4.95
I know zero words in Italian, but how much fun is it to say “Spaghettata”?
This packet of seasonings looks simple, but also amazing! Look at those big chunks of garlic! My college boyfriend regularly made pasta seasoned with just olive oil, garlic, parsley, and red pepper flakes, so this immediately brought me back to that time. In addition to those ingredients, this mix includes sun-dried tomato and salt.
This is definitely straight from Italy and has some minor translation issues on the packaging, but Yummy Bazaar reiterated how to use it in their brochure this month. You essentially sauté for a few minutes in olive oil, then mix with cooked pasta for a quick and flavorful sauce. (The package recommends adding capers and cheese, too).
I really like that Yummy Bazaar includes one pantry item in this box every month. This is something I can stash in the kitchen and use to easily make a quick, tasty dinner when I’m in a pinch, and it really helps make the box overall worth it to me.
French Chocolate Powder, Full Size (Single Serving) – Value $1.05
I am a fiend for hot chocolate, so even though it is almost summer, I couldn’t care less. (In total fairness, it can also be used in an iced beverage.)
This blend from France includes cocoa powder, raw cane sugar, and vanilla extract. I love the vintage-look packaging. Luckily we’ve been having some cooler days and it’s been rainy here, so I mixed this up one night after dinner, and it was delicious: very rich and chocolatey and not overly sweet. I made mine with hot water and half-and-half and thought it was perfect.
Verdict: Once again, I really enjoyed this Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box! It’s always an interesting range of snacks. This box was definitely more sweet than savory, but the truffle chips and spaghetti sauce help to really balance it all out. Not including the sweetener sample, we received about $12 worth of products for $9.99, which is really great for an international snack box in my experience!
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