Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box Review – June 2018
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!
Yummy Bazaar also offers a Full Experience Box (6-8 full-sized products from a different country each month) for $35.95.
This review is for the Yummy Bazaar World Sample Box, which is $9.95 per month (plus 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 World Sampler
The Subscription Box: The Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box
The Cost: $9.95 per month
The Products: 6-8 sample-sized or 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!
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Every World Sampler Box also comes with this “Hello, World!” info sheet with information about the products inside, including the price of the full-size version. They also include ingredients information, which is helpful if the item’s packaging doesn’t include a list written in English. This month, the sample-sized foods come from the US, Italy, and France.
Spielman Bagels Sea Salt Bagel Chips, 1.5 oz. – Retail Value $1.95
These chips have a lovely mild sourdough flavor to them. They’re made with Jacobsen Salt Co. sea salt, which is a really nice quality salt from Portland, Oregon. I also appreciated that the chips had a light crispness to them—some bagel chips can be so thick and hard that they’re difficult to eat!
Terrapin Ridge Farms Fiesta Dip Mix, 1 oz. – Retail Value $4.50
The bagel chips are perfect for this garlicky dip! There are two packets of this gluten-free mix in the box. The resulting dip has a slight spiciness that complements the coolness of the sour cream and mayo you add to the powder. It didn’t have as much texture as I expected—it ends up being similar to the super creamy chip dips you buy in tubs at the store—so I might recommend dicing up some onion or jalapeno to give the dip a fresher, more homemade vibe.
Habanero Beef and Pork Stick by Righteous Felon Craft Jerky, 1 oz. – Retail Value $2.45
Most of the items I’ve tried via this subscription are vegetarian, but meat products do slip in every now and again. I didn’t try this spicy habanero stick, but my meat-eating partner said:
“It’s definitely flavorful with a spicy kick, so that won’t disappoint. It has a good consistency—not overly chewy. It doesn’t seem like it’s overly salty—some jerky can be SOOO salty. And the flavor of the meat’s quite good. What I mean is in addition to all the habanero, you taste the flavor of the meat, too. Not that I eat a lot of meat stick type things, but it seems to be a slightly higher quality version in terms of taste compared to what you find at stores a lot of the time.”
I do appreciate that it’s made from all-natural ingredients, especially when it comes to the meat. Per their website, “the beef is sourced exclusively from Maryland’s Roseda All-Natural Black Angus Farm and the pork is sourced from an all-natural hog farm in Iowa that raises their animals free of growth hormones and antibiotics.”
Ringo is like the fancy, yacht-riding, European cousin of Duplex cookies. The cookie itself is light and airy, yet the flavors are rich without being overpowering. The cookies are also each about the diameter of a half dollar, so they’re all too easy to munch your way through!
I didn’t expect to like this little bread treat as much as I did! It does feel a little like something you’d find at a supermarket, more than something you’d get from a fun gourmet store—the pastry just didn’t taste as convincingly fresh as I’d wanted. But it certainly is buttery, sweet, and yummy. It’s equivalent, quality-wise, to the kinds of pre-packaged grab ‘n’ go pastries at a Starbucks or other chain coffee shop tend to be.
Verdict: I think my expectations for the Yummy Bazaar World Sampler Box are always a little different. It’s not that the snacks I got weren’t yummy, but the international snacks had more of a grocery-store quality to them, rather than the gourmet angle I thought I might be getting. On one hand, I think it’s cool to think about the kinds of foods you’d see in a normal, everyday grocery store in Italy or France. On the other hand, I feel like I was less wowed by what I got than I thought I might be because of how commercial the items seemed to be. I did like that the domestic products were a bit more artisan, or seemed to be from specialty brands. And for under $10.00 for the whole box, I think the pricing was fair.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but subscribe today to receive the upcoming box!
Value Breakdown: This box costs $9.95 (with free shipping) so you’re paying roughly $1.99 per item.
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