Universal Yums April 2017 Subscription Box Review – Austria

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Universal Yums is a monthly international snack subscription box. Every month you’ll take a trip to a new country and munch on brand new exciting snacks. There are two sizes of box, the Yum ($13) and the Yum Yum ($25). This is the Yum Yum box, and it’s a fun subscription that we get a kick out of each and every month.

This month we were treated to yums from Austria. 

The back of the cover flag has a score card for the samples and then some fun and games to do while you are snacking.

When you take away the topper you can see the goodies and the informational book for the box. I love how there are always such great sample sizes in this box and they are neatly packed.

This month’s introductory welcomes us to Austria.

The information book has notes about all of the items and ingredients for them.

The booklet also has things to check out in Austria and some information on the Von Trapp family and the Sound of Music which is what most of us know Austria from.

The back of the booklet gives us a clue for the next month. Think it over and I’ll share where it is at the bottom of the post.

Kelly’s American Pizza Rolls – These are corn puffs made by the company that started the American Popcorn Company and I think they taste like Bugles which I’m not a fan of. My son ate the rest of these though so I guess maybe I should get him some bugles to try out.

Casali Schoko Bananen Minis – This I liked but could not eat a bunch at one time. These are good to be spread out. They are a banana puree covered with dark chocolate.

Auer Tortenecken Apfelstrudel – I love apple strudel and this tasted a lot like it. I’m also a wafer cookie kind of fan so this was something right up my alley.

Pischinger Haselnuss Riegel – I’m not big on hazelnut so this one isn’t for me but it is based on a famous traditional torte made all over Austria.

Kelly’s Paprika Mini Fritts – These remind me of hot fries. Has anyone else every had those? I’m not sure if its just a southern thing or not but its been a while since I’ve had them but this is what I remember them as. They aren’t bad my boys and I had fun eating them.

Manner Lemon Wafers – More wafer cookies? Yes please! These are delicious and I could have had a whole box of them and kept going.

Pischinger Mandel Ecke – The best part of the torte is the corner so this to represent that part of the torte and Ecke means corner in German. This is an almond wafer to complement the hazelnut above and you can try both and see which one you prefer.

Heindl Himbeere (Raspberry) Chocolates – A yummy raspberry filled chocolate ball.

Blaschke Coconut Macaroons – I’ve said it before in these reviews but I’m not a coconut fan so I’m saving these for my mother-in-law who loves coconut and I’m sure will die for these macaroons.

Sissi Taler – An apricot marzipan enveloped in a chocolate truffle cream.

Heindl Mozartkugel – Back when these were created it was common to name things after people famous for the area and Mozart was born in Austria so these pistachio marzipan balls are covered in a nougat and dipped in dark chocolate.

Another yummy month of Universal Yums . We tried most of the items and they reminded me of a couple things we’ve had here that I’ll need to check out for my boys. One of my favorite things is that it gets us talking about different countries and areas of the world which is always good. This month and all the Austria talk has me wanting to watch the Sound of Music which I’m not sure I’ve ever watched with my boys so we will be doing that soon.

Did you think about the clue above? Can you guess which country is featured next? Clue: this is the land where the sun always rises, where the yums are kawaii and full of surprises. On this wild adventure, you’ll have to be brave. But at the end we promise there’ll be new yums to crave!

Next month, they are taking us to where the hills are alive in Japan!

Have you tried Universal Yums? What do you think?

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