Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Gourmet Box Review – August 2018


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Yummy Bazaar Full Experience box

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.

open Yummy Bazaar Full Experience box

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.)

contents of august Yummy Bazaar Full Experience box

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 August 2018 Review

Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Info sheet social media handles details on items

You’ll get a pamphlet that tells you the featured country this month, which is actually the group of countries known as Scandinavia which includes food from Sweden, Norway, and Finland. There are also descriptions of each item.

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Sunnmore Fish Meatballs in Brine, 28/18 oz. – Retail Value $9.95

Here we are at the first item and I don’t know if I can do it. When I first saw that Scandinavia was the featured area this month, I was excited because it’s the number one place I’d like to visit. But then fish meatballs happened. I wish my roommate was in town to try these for me because he’ll eat anything, but I couldn’t find anyone else to give these a whirl. Reading the preparation instructions actually make these sound less daunting. You mix butter with flour in a pan and stir until smooth, then add brine from the can (which gives it flavor) and bring to a boil. You then add cream, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.  The fish meatballs are then added to heat through and are to be served with potatoes or veggies. I think I’d need to try these prepared by someone who knows what they are doing before I gave it a try…

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Finax Muesli with Nuts and 45% Fruit, 22.9 oz.

This bag of mixed grains, fruit, and nuts seems more familiar since it’s close to a trail mix situation. However, I don’t think I’ve normally eaten oats uncooked so I’m not quite sure if this is something I should be enjoying as a cereal or alone. Neither the info sheet or package makes it clear, but trying a handful on its own proved to be rather delicious. Included in the mix are wheat and oat flakes, raisins, barley flakes, banana chips, roasted barley flakes, and roasted hazelnuts. I think I’m in love? These are going to be my new snack! The bag is huge, so hopefully, it will last me quite a while.

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Hafi Lingonberry Drink Concentrate – Retail Value $6.95

I said to myself “ok, where’s the lingonberry?” literally as I was pulling this wrapped bottle out of the box. I’ve been to Ikea, I know what I’m talking about, ok! 😉 Lucky for me, this bottle of concentrate makes much more delicious Swedish berry juice than it contains. I mixed the concentrated syrup with water as directed and poured it over ice to enjoy. If you’ve never had lingonberry juice, it’s a lot like a cranberry juice, but not as tart. I love it! This is a total score.

Leksands Original Rye Crispbread side of Leksands Original Rye Crispbread nutritional info for Leksands Original Rye Crispbread Leksands Original Rye Crispbread on plate

Leksands Original Rye Crispbread, 7 oz. – Retail Value $3.95

I really wish I had some smoked salmon right about now so I could plot it on this whole grain rye flour biscuit with cream cheese and dill. This large triangular cracker doesn’t taste too far off from a Trisket, just not as salty. This would be great for a myriad of finger foods and pairs really well with cheese. I love the package design too!

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Goteborgs Ballerina Hazelnut Filled Biscuits, 6.7 oz. – Retail Value $2.95

I can’t stop giggling when reading this brand name because of the local band here in Pittsburgh called The Gotobeds. This brand is just their Swedish counterparts, I guess. ANYHOW – these hazelnut sandwich cookies rule. I think it’s safe to say that if cookies come in a sleeve like this, they’re going to be good. Half vanilla cookie, half chocolate cookie, with smooth hazelnut spread holding them together- you can’t go wrong.

Halva Sweet Black Licorice b ack of Halva Sweet Black Licorice Halva Sweet Black Licorice on plate

Halva Sweet Black Licorice, 7 oz. – Retail Value $3.50

I can get down with soft strawberry licorice but I just can’t do black licorice. I just don’t care for anise-flavored anything, so I enlisted Andy to try this stuff out and let me know how it measured up. He said it was super soft and had a nice mild flavor. The only thing he didn’t like was how oily they are. He took the whole bag though, so I guess this is a win for black licorice lovers.

Slotts Senap Original Mustard top of Slotts Senap Original Mustard

Slotts Senap Original Mustard – Retail Value $10.99 (found here for $7.99)

Oooh, ok. I like getting condiments in Yummy Bazaar and mustard is one I quite like. Apparently, this isn’t as spicy as German mustard and I have to say that it is quite vinegar-y and reminds me of some brown mustards I’ve had stateside. Nothing too wild about this one, but it does have a slightly sweet finish, as it says. I did notice that this one was made in Poland though, so I wonder if it’s still a Swedish brand? This will be great with some cheese and those crispbreads!

Verdict: Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Box threw me for a bit of a loop this month and challenged me to go a bit out of my comfort zone. Maybe I’ll try the fish meatballs someday, but I’m not quite ready yet. The Muesli was the most surprising item for me this month and allowed me to find a new trail-mix like treat. The lingonberry juice is also wonderful and saved me a trip of battling tri-state area shoppers at my local Ikea. I liked everything but the meatballs I didn’t have the courage try and the licorice I knew wasn’t for me. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up before the 15th to get the September box!

When you first join Destination Food Club, your credit card will be charged at the point of purchase. For your subsequent world gourmet purchases, your credit card will be charged on the 15th of every month if you do not skip or cancel your Destination Food Club membership.

For example, if you join Destination Food Club on 5/1, your credit card will be charged on 5/1 for May world gourmet. If you do not skip or cancel your membership, your credit card will be charged again on 6/15 for your June world gourmet.

If you join Destination Food club on 5/20, your credit card will be charged on 5/20 for June world gourmet. If you do not skip or cancel your membership, your credit card will be charged again on 7/15 for your July world gourmet.

Check out spoilers for all of the Yummy Bazaar boxes here.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 7 items in the box has an average cost of $5.14.

Check out all of our Yummy Bazaar Reviews and visit the Food Subscription Box Directory to find other international food boxes.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a stationery addict, lip product connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. Her favorite subscriptions contain office supplies, natural skin care products, and anything with food.

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11 Comments

  1. My grandpa, whose Finnish, makes a fish stew called Kalamojakka that is similar but he uses chunks of fresh fish and boils the potatoes in it too. It is so good! We also have the rye bread local here and have always called it hardtack. We just eat it slathered with butter. Yum!

  2. Made the fish balls last weekend and pleasantly surprised. They are pretty good and someone mentioned a spongy texture which was a perfect explanation. I will also be keeping a can of these in the pantry. Quick and easy.

  3. IKEA sells all of that (or versions of it) for way less.

  4. I eat muesli all the time as cereal with milk. I hadn’t tried this brand before, but I really like it. Don’t think I would like it dry, though. I’m guessing it would be good if baked into cookies.

  5. I loved the fishballs! I was skeptical but that’s what’s so great about this box, finding things you would NEVER reach for and loving it! Even my 4 kids were lovin’ it! The preparation instructions turned it into a chowder of sorts and it was so delicious!

    • What’s the texture like? Is it like a scallop? Or is it flaky like typical fish? I just don’t think I could do it.

      • I’m Norwegian grew up eating this and love it! It’s really amazing. The texture is spongy if that makes any sense. It’s not too thick or dense. It’s not the regular flaky fish you think of. It’s really great with boiled potatoes as well.

  6. I got the fish balls back when I was subscribed to this box. Actually quite mild and rich. I always have a can in the pantry now. My family doesn’t care for fish but they always ask if there’s any more for second servings. I serve it with canned potato balls and broccoli. Try it you just might like it like we did.

  7. 😳 Fish meatballs would be outside of my comfort zone too.

  8. Great review. Muesli is delicious with some cold milk and eaten like cereal.

  9. Great Review! Not sure I could do the fish meatballs either😬

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