Yummy Bazaar is a destination food club that delivers gourmet products to your doorstep every month. With the Full Experience, you receive 6-8 full sized gourmet items from a single global destination for $35.95. There is also a Sampler subscription that sends 6-8 sample sizes from various countries for $9.95. We received the Full Experience box.
This month’s featured destination was Scandinavia!
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. It also protects the jars very well.
The box is filled with items that speak to Scandinavian food culture and tradition.
The pamphlet describes the significance of some of the items to Scandinavian culinary culture.
The guide provides recipes you can make using the items in the box! I was thankful for this recipe, as I wasn’t sure how one would best serve fish balls.
The product description pages give a brief description of each item, along with several suggested uses, the retail price, and the origin.
All the yummy Nordic foods in our November Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Box!
Lakritsfabriken Premium Swedish Sweet Liquorice ($4.50): These little plugs of licorice are soft and sweet, not the dense and briny style that is also popular in Scandinavia. Very delicious and closer in line with American expectations for licorice.
Nidar Mokkabonner Coffee Chocolates ($9.99): Little chocolate tablets in the shape of coffee beans. The coffee is clean and mellow, with any trace of bitterness washed over by the semi-sweet chocolate. Nicely balanced and quite addictive.
Ideal Authentic Norwegian Flatbread ($5.99): Made by the WASA company, these wafer thin, dry sheets snap when flexed. It took a minute to identify the familiar flavor – after an initial bit of rye, they taste exactly like Post Grape Nuts cereal! These are great for soup, lingonberry jam, or serving sardines.
Lars Swedish Ginger Snaps ($5.99): Very snappy ginger cookies with a little bit of ginger. They aren’t very fiery, rather they are mild and more of a tea cookie.
Slotts Spicy Swedish Mustard ($8.99): This mustard is the product of a German recipe reproduced at an Uppsala, Sweden, vinegar distillery. An all around great mustard, this works well with meat, fish, sandwiches, and even vegetables.
Hafi Swedish Lingonberry Syrup ($6.99): Lingonberry is the signature berry of Scandinavia, and it’s tart, cranberry-like flavor makes it a wonderful flavor for beverages and serving along side rich gravy. This syrup is meant to be used as a drink mixer, or diluted with still or sparkling water for a refreshing beverage.
Hafi Swedish Gooseberry Preserves ($6.99): Gooseberry are another popular Nordic fruit not familiar to most outside the region. The flavor is similar to grape, but also a bit like sweet currants.
The jam is nice and thick, with lots of fruit content.
Sunnmore Premium Norwegian Fiskeboller Fish Balls ($9.99): Salted fish is popular in Scandinavia, so it’s no surprise that they have an elegant version available in a can.
The can includes a recipe for a sauce to accompany the fish – it is essentially the same one would use for Swedish meatballs, except it leverages the fish broth for flavor.
The balls combine several types of white fish (I’m sure there is no magic ratio, just whichever is in season) with a little tapioca and milk powder for binding.
Yummy Bazaar’s Full Experience Box is a pleasant journey to another country, as viewed through it’s most treasured foods. It is a great way to broaden your culinary horizons and explore another culture. And, it’s often very yummy! This box contained items valued at approximately $59.43, well above the subscription price.
Also FYI – you can also skip or cancel at any time – and they will accommodate most special diets if you need. They have a $9.95 per month Mini Sampler box too! Have you tried Yümmy Bazaar? What did you think of this month’s box?