Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Gourmet Box Review – January 2018
The Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Monthly Gourmet Box is a 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, 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 World Sampler Box (6-8 sample-size or full-size items) for $9.95.
This review is for the Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Monthly Gourmet box, which is $35.95 per month (with 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 Yummy Bazaar Full Experience
The Subscription Box: The Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Monthly Gourmet Box
The Cost: $35.95 per month
The Products: 6-8 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!
Yummy Bazaar Full Experience January 2018 Review
You’ll find a booklet with the featured country (Germany!), as well as info on all of the items. This month also came with a full recipe for the included potatoes and German Brats.
Pfanni Fried Potatoes Bratkartoffeln, 14 oz – Retail Value $4.45
Man, I love potatoes and the photo on the box of these looks really really good to me. I cooked these bad boys up and they were SO GOOD! They are basically pre-sliced and seasoned potatoes that come in a vacuum sealed bag. They tasted just like homefries from a diner after I cooked them with some oil for about 5 minutes on each side. They were slightly soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. I obviously ate both servings myself.
Meica German Pork Frankfurters, 6.3 oz – Retail Value $5.95
I couldn’t help but laugh a bit at this jar of frankfurters, but Germans know their sausages, so I’m not going to question them. The directions say you can eat these cold, but I opted to heat them up in a pan of water, and then add them to the above potatoes as they cooked to get them a little burnt. I bought some plain old American hot dog buns to eat these with and I have to say they were a great little meal with the potatoes!
Lowensenf Medium Hot Mustard, 3.3 oz. – Retail Value $2.95
I am also strangely excited about this tube of mustard. There’s something about a metal tube that makes things seem fancy to me, and a medium hot mustard is no exclusion. A great item to pair with the above frankfurters, this German mustard isn’t too spicy but is so tastier than your average American spicy mustard.
Hela Mild Curry Ketchup, 10.1 oz. – Retail Value $5.35
Oooh- curry ketchup is also super yummy. My favorite bar here in Pittsburgh (brillobox) serves a huge amount of pommes frites that comes with three dipping sauces- one being a curry ketchup. If you ever get bored with your basic Heinz, just toss some curry powder in there to give it a more interesting flavor. I also opted to put this on the frankfurters with the mustard and it was excellent.
Milka Alpine Milk Chocolate, 3.5 oz. – Retail Value $1.40
I will never tire of getting chocolate in subscription boxes, especially when it’s the ever popular Milka brand. So incredibly creamy, this milk chocolate is made with milk from the Alps which gives is a unique edge.
Casali Mini Choco-Bananas, 3.8 oz. – Retail Value $3.95
Welcome to my worst nightmare. I like bananas just as much as the next gal, but I cannot get behind anything banana-flavored or any banana covered in chocolate. I can’t tell you what these taste like because I just can’t bring myself to eat one. However, when I sent a photo to my friend Ben who is all about his German heritage and majored in German in college, he got super excited and said how much he loves them. I may be mailing these to him in Colorado.
Oebel Mini Marzipan Stollen, 7 oz. – Retail Value $4.95
Stollen is a traditional bread eaten in Germany, especially around Christmas. Made with candied fruit and nuts, the one that they’ve sent here also has marzipan throughout, which is an almond-flavored treat which I enjoy. It’s coated heavily in powdered sugar and is very dense as well. This is a great little snack to eat with your morning coffee as well.
Jacobs Icepresso Latte, 8.4 oz. – Retail Value $3.45
This was the first item of the box that I consumed because I am a coffee addict. Although I normally drink my coffee black, I have a soft spot in my heart for cans of iced lattes like this one and was stoked to see it included. I normally buy cans like this at the Asian markets, so it was a delight to try one from Germany. Sweet and delicious, this went down easy.
Bahlsen Hit Vanilla Creme Cookies, 7.7 oz. – Retail Value $2.95
This and the next item look to be bonuses and don’t hail from Germany. I’m familiar with the Polish Hit Cookies and just love them! I think I normally see the ones that are a cream-colored cookie with chocolate filling, but these reverse vanilla cream filled chocolate cookies are wonderful. It’s hard for me not to eat the entire package in one sitting.
Evripos Chamomile Tea, 25 count – Retail Value $4.95
The last item is a Greek Chamomile Tea and not included on the info sheet either. Nothing too special here, just a box of 25 tea bags. I had a cup of this tea and it was a nice way to wind down from the day.
Verdict: I have to say that I prefer the Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Monthly Gourmet Box to their little sister, the World Sampler Box simply because it seems so much more rounded and better curated with the focus on one country. I loved that they included a bunch of different items that could be used together to create almost an entire meal. I was wary of the jarred weiners but they were a big hit with me, especially when paired with the delicious spicy mustard and curry ketchup with those tasty potatoes on the side! I loved receiving sweet treats as well and the chocolate was probably my favorite. Overall, this box was just great!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but if you order by today, the 15th, you will receive the February box.
Value Breakdown: At $35.95 for this box, you are paying approximately $3.60 per item.
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What do you think of this month’s Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Box?