Yummy Bazaar Full Experience “Italy” Review – November 2018


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Yummy Bazaar Italy

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.

Yummy Bazaar Italy open box

This review is for the Yummy Bazaar Full Experience “Italy” 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.)

Yummy Bazaar Italy all contents

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 “Italy” November 2018 Review

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As our info sheet tells us, this month we are going to Italy!

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Baci Perugina Dark Chocolate with Hazelnut and Cocoa Candies, 5oz. – Retail Value $4.90

These candies were the perfect indulgence for my Monday afternoon. Cloaked in 70% dark chocolate and filled with hazelnuts and cocoa, each little piece was an indulgence. I really loved the cute star spangled wrappers. I plan on having these in a little bowl on my table with other desserts for Christmas dinner.

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Maina Mini Pandoro, 2.8 oz – Retail Value $3.95

This slightly underwhelming little cake is surprisingly delicious! It reminds me a lot of challah bread, but sweeter, as a cake should be. It is eggy and light, and I plan on buying a larger one to serve with fresh berries and fruit for New Years.

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Dried Spicy Spaghettata Pasta Sauce Mix by Marinella, 1.05 oz – Retail Value $3.95

This mix was too spicy for me to enjoy, but I think the idea is genius, especially if you prefer a lighter pasta sauce. These dried sauce kits are really popular in Italy because they are an incredibly convenient way to cook a sauce for your favorite pasta. You rehydrate the mix in a pan with water, add oil, then toss with pasta. My husband liked this spicy mix but I think I might try out another more mild variety in the future.

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Organic Monnezzaglia Pasta “The Leftovers” by Marella, 17.6 oz – Retail Value $9.95

This pasta is s pretty! It has all different shapes, colors, and sizes. This whimsical assortment is in homage to the Italian tradition of keeping all leftover uncooked pasta and combining them together at the end of each week. I plan on serving these little gems with lemon, butter, and garlic, so the beautiful features aren’t hidden under a heavy sauce.

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Mulino Bianco Gemme Biscuits with Apricot Jam, 7 oz – Retail Value $2.95

These little daisy flowers are very cute. As someone who loves apricots, I was especially excited to try these. The cookie part is super buttery and crisp, while the jam gives it the perfect amount of texture and fruitiness. I enjoyed mine with lots of tea.

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Italian Torrone Nougat with Almonds and Honey by Torrone Pili, 3.5 oz – Retail Value $6.95

I can easily devour ridiculous amounts of nougat, so I have already hidden this item from myself after sampling it. It is soft and chewy, filled to bursting with almonds, and had an amazing honey flavor. I am going to try and enjoy this treat slowly, but I make no promises.

Verdict: Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Box was filled with delicious items this month. I enjoyed every single thing, minus the pasta sauce mix. My only complaint with this month’s box is that it has a total retail value of $32.65 (calculated from the cost of items from their own website), when the box itself costs $35.95, meaning you aren’t even breaking even. I know some of the value of this box is the thoughtful curation, but I prefer to see a little more value. Regardless, this was a great box and I look forward to next month!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, but sign up before the 15th to get the January 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 has a total value of $32.65. At $35.95 for this box, each item has an average cost of $5.99.

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Written by Megan Kirkland

Megan Kirkland

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in Food Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Yummy Bazaar Destination Food Club Reviews| Tags: yummy bazaar world sampler box | 2 comments

2 Comments

  1. After several years of subscribing I recently canceled due to the lower value. I tried discussing with Yummy Bazaar but even the customer service has declined. Better for me to just purchase what I want. Disappointing as I had really enjoyed the earlier Yummy Bazaar boxes.

    • I hope that it improved in the upcoming months for sure. Fingers crossed!

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