Yummy Bazaar is a destination food club that delivers gourmet products, sourced from afar, 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.
This is the review of the Full Experience box.
The box is full of good stuff!
This month’s destination is Scandinavia! Every month, the info card features a beautiful photo taken in the featured country, as well as a short message from Yummy Bazaar.
The card also includes photos of all the items together with a brief description of each.
Everything in my September Yummy Bazaar Full Experience Box!
All the packaging materials are recyclable, and they do a great job of protecting jars and bottles.
Halva Finish Sweet Licorice ($3.50) Licorice is an acquired taste so it’s either you like it or you don’t. If you do, this is perfect for you. This “soft” licorice has a good bite to it, and it has the intense level of flavoring favored in Northern Europe. Fortunately, it is the much more pleasant sweet style of licorice, and not the salted variety that is often held up as a unique, if not palatable, exemplar of Scandinavian treats. This bag contains a good sized pile of licorice.
Sunnmore Premium Norwegian Fish Balls ($9.95) This is a huge upgrade from the frozen fish balls you might see in the grocery store. It’s the centerpiece of a classic Scandinavian dish, which is why it’s in the box. Our info sheet included a simple recipe for transforming the brine into a cream sauce to serve the fish balls in the traditional style.
Hafi Swedish Lingonberry Syrup ($6.95) It’s a syrup that brings excitement to sparkling water, a cocktail, or any meal. The main ingredient is lingonberries, which are rich in antioxidants. To use, just mix 1 part of the syrup and 4 parts of anything you want to dilute it with. I love using this as a mixer — it easily subs in for cranberry juice in a Cape Codder, and it won’t water down your seltzer and vodka! It’s great with water as a kid’s treat, and you can even use it to make a great glaze for pork or chicken.
Slotts Senap Original Swedish Mustard ($11) Swedish people like this mustard. It has a smooth texture and delicate whiff of mustard grain and spices with a sweet aftertaste.
Oh, look! If the Classic Norwegian Fish Balls pique your curiosity, the box sent us a recipe for a cream sauce preparation.
Leksands Original Swedish Rye Crispbread ($3.95) The crispbread is made of whole grain rye flour that is ideal for a lot of spreads like cream cheese and butter. Some just pair it with ham. This is a must-have or a shoo-in essential for every pantry or household because it’s versatile and can be dressed up however you like — anything from jam to ham. We like to have it with a soft cheese.
Finax Swedish Muesli with 45% Fruit – This traditional mix has bananas, raisins, crispy flakes of barley, and roasted hazelnuts. The combination of different nuts and fruits adds a dash of excitement to breakfast. They complement each others’ flavor, and together make a versatile topping or snack. I like this mix, because it isn’t too sweet, and it has a very hearty and “raw” feel to it. It’s easy to prepare, just add milk and you’re good to go! It’s also great as a topper for oatmeal or yogurt.
Goteborgs Ballerina Hazelnut Filled Biscuits ($2.95) They’re a household staple in Sweden. These very crunchy cookies are like a drier version of a Danish butter cookie with a filling of hazelnut cream. The bottom half of the sandwich is chocolate, and the top ring is vanilla. It is sweet, but not too overwhelming.
Scandinavia is corner of the world that often gets overlooked in terms of cuisine, and it was nice to see the region showcased in this box. They gave us a lot to munch on, I didn’t even know where to start. I do like the combination of flavors of dried fruits in the Meusli — it might be my fave out of the bunch. I appreciate that they gave us the recipe to transform our Classic Norwegian Fish Balls into an authentic dish. It’s a very simple preparation, and I’m considering making it. As always, the Full Experience box is a lot of fun, because you get enough of each item to share, make a meal, or enjoy again and again. It really does turn each item into an experience.
Are you getting this month’s Yummy Bazaar box?