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 the treats were from Mexico!
These boxes are always so full and they send such an assortment of goodies to try out.
This month’s introductory note talks a bit about the kick we are all used to with Mexican food.
The information book has notes about all of the items and ingredients for them.
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.
Barcel Habanero Potato Chips – Chips are always good for me and since I like a kick, I actually liked these. I didn’t eat them all but I clipped the bag so we can do some later.
Gamesa Arcoiris Marshmallow Cookies – These are some of the most iconic cookies in Mexico. They are a sugar cookie topped with a layer of strawberry jam and then strawberry and vanilla marshmallows then sprinkled with coconut. I was all for them until the coconut so I put these in my mother-in-law goodie pile. She’ll be here for a couple days coming up and she’ll love these.
Bubu Lubu – I didn’t get to try this. I told my guys to put it in the freezer like the note suggests and when I went back, it was gone. They tell me it was delicious.
Salsa Verde Tostitos – More chips and YUM! I had them with just some salsa and queso here at the house but Universal Yums gave a recipe to have them as Tostilocos which is basically a garbage can of food with you dumping whatever you want in the bag with the chips and then scooping them out.
Duvalin – This is like a cake frosting with vanilla and Mexican nutella. It was really sweet and not something I would have often. I also really wanted to mix them but we are told not to so I resisted but it was really hard when they are just right there.
Lucas Skwinkles Rellenos with Pineapple & Tamarind – This might be the oddest name ever and since I’m not a Tamarind fan I’m giving it a pass.
Takis Xplosion – I think these tasted like a rolled Dorito. Takis have been around awhile but this is the first time they’ve had cheese as flavor.
Pica Fresa – Mexican candies aren’t just sweet but are also spicy. These are a strawberry gummy coated with some mexican spices. I liked them but my son was not the biggest fan.
Sabritas Salt & Lime Peanuts – The info says to grab a cerveza and snack away. We had these on the beach and my hubby did have a beer with them. He said they were yummy.
Rollo de Coco – More coconut so another item that went in the mother-in-law box.
Lucas Muecas Cucumber Lollipop – These look like the candies we can get at the check-out counters here but instead of just sugar they have a spicy kick. I had a couple licks and then my son ran off with the lollipop part. It was a fun twist on something we see often.
De La Rosa Mazapan – A fun peanuty treat.
Las Sevillanas Obleas – My husband downed these and asked if there were more in the box. They were a definite win in the kind of caramelly tasting cookie candy.
Bonus Item – Tajin Seasoning – Tajin is the Mexican equivalent of Ranch here in the US and they put it on everything. This is especially used on top of fruit. I’m keeping this to try on a day when I have a plate of fruits for everyone.
A festive month of goodies from Universal Yums. I’m a huge fan of Mexican food and flavors and this month really did live up to the hype. While not all items were for me, I know I can pass them on to people who will love them and I love the items that I got to try. My boys said this is one of their favorite boxes and we can’t wait for the next box to come.
Did you think about the clue above? Can you guess which country is featured next? Clue: Grab your sunglasses, cause we’re heading south, in search of good Yums to put in your mouth! There’ll be spicy noodles, minty mil, and a little bit of rice, Now put an a tune from 2012, to make things twice as nice.
Next month, they are taking us to South Korea!
Have you tried Universal Yums? What do you think?