Yummy Bazaar took us to one of my favorite food destinations — Germany! Yummy Bazaar delivers gourmet food items to your door monthly. The items for the Destination Food Club are carefully selected from a different single country every month. With the Full Experience you’ll get 6-8 full sized gourmet items from your destination for $35.95. There is also a Sampler subscription that sends 6-8 sample sizes for $9.95. We received the Full Experience box.
As always, the box was packed in a smartly utilitarian, corrugated, brown paper, and tape combo. It is a very clever packing scheme — recyclable and cool looking.
They dropped the postcards in favor of a folded-paper booklet, but they still provide a beautiful visual of the destination country.
Two iconic recipes were recreated so they can be made using primarily items from the box.
The product description pages were more useful, giving a brief description of each item, along with several suggested uses, the retail price, and the origin. Everything in this box was made in Germany — the descriptions go even further and cite the city in which the product is made. The Marzipan, for example, is “Lubecker,” bearing the Lubeck regional designation.
Perhaps it’s because this is the German box, but our contents were packed in an even more orderly fashion that usual. Everything arrived in superb condition. I can’t recall ever having real issues with anything we’ve received. The jars are tightly wrapped in a cushiony paper, with items when appropriate, just in case something were to break. They are nestled together well, and the corrugated interior lid prevents shifting in transit.
Love the packaging for all the items! The perforated paper is really effective as padding jars, but it also looks really cool when taped up like it is.
All the products in this month’s box. This assortment had all shelf-stable items that could hang in the pantry for a while. As much as I love having to eat half the box immediately, it is nice to be able to work the items into the month’s menu at our own pace. The liqueur cake and marzipan, I must report, did not make it to the pantry.
Bavarian Sweet Mustard by Wurstkuchl ($7.99): A true taste of Bavaria, this is Germany’s oldest sweet mustard — this is the product that defined the genre. Incorporating horseradish, this is great on meat of any kind of meat (including, of course, sausages and schnitzel), vegetable, or savory sandwich.
Mustard Pickles Senfgurken by Hengstenberg ($4.59): A very classy looking pickle that is great for a pickle tray or hors d’oeuvre. Peeled cucumbers are bathed in a sweet mustard brine.
Mild Curry Ketchup by Hela ($5.79): Hela claims the title of inventor of spiced curry ketchup, having mixed its first batch in 1963. This mildy spiced condiment is perfect for all manner of meats, particularly fine german sausages.
Mini Wini Cocktail Sausages by Meica ($10.95): Fully cooked and ready to eat or heat, these pork sausages have a slight smoke flavor and are a fun and versatile cocktail version of the classic weiner.
Potato Dumplings Kartoffel Knodel by Pfanni ($6.99): Sliced potatoes from Bavaria are packed in oil and ready to fry or bake. A traditional accompaniment for sausages or other German fare.
Organic Almonds-Raspberries Muesli Cereal by Seitenbacher ($6.29): A classic muesli, made from organic ingredients and wheat free. Perfect as a high-protein cereal or yogurt topping, this hearty blend combines barley and oats with almonds, raisins, sunflower kernels, and raspberries.
Carstens Lübecker Edel Marzipan ($9.95): Covered in a really nice milk chocolate, this marzipan is moist and creamy, not dry and hard — reminds me of the inside of a beautifully-prepared coconut macaroon. It has a very hearty almond flavor and is not overly sweetened.
German Cappuccino Liqueur Cake by Schlunder ($6.99): 4% of this cake is cappuccino liqueur, giving it incredible moistness and a kick of flavor. Superbly tender and moist, this is my favorite item in the box. Make sure you open this with company around, so you don’t eat the whole thing at once!
Yummy Bazaar is one of my favorite “round-the-world” boxes, because the curation is so good — they find high-quality, often upscale items that are absolutely delicious and really represent the essential character of a country’s cuisine.
The total value was about $59.54, and this is the exact box you’ll receive as a subscriber this month, shipping between the 15th and the 18th. All the items can be found individually at Yummy Bazaar.
The Description: Discover some of the most authentic and delicious foods from around the world, delivered to your doorstep. Each month receive 6-8 full size products from a delicious country (each month is different!)
The Price: $35.95 per month