Universal Yums August 2018 Subscription Box Review – United Kingdom

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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.

In August, the yums are from UK!

All of the items that came in my UK Box!

The boxes are always full of yummy goodies and packed nice and neat.

This inside of the informational brochure starts with a note about the 4 countries all under the same umbrella represented in this month’s box.

The information for all the yums come in a great booklet each month.

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

These books are so informative – it includes a bit of the snack’s history and how it might taste.

Mackie’s Sea Salt and Cider Vinegar Chips – Yes please! Salt and Vinegar chips are my favorite chip flavor so you can say I was a bit stoked when I saw these in my box. They have a great bite to them and I’d take a huge bag of them for my tv viewing.

Dean’s of Huntly Shortbread – Who isn’t in for Chocolate Chip cookies? These are traditional Scottish shortbreads and are nice and buttery and crumbly.

Walkers Nonsuch Dreamy Creamy English Toffee Bar – This is the Queen’s favorite toffee. A just firm enough toffee to crack but still soft and creamy enough to melt in your mouth.

Johnny’s Pickled Onion Rings – Are you used to peanuts in bars? In England they don’t have peanuts they have pickled pearl onions.  These onion rings capture just the right flare of the same taste all in a bag.

Mackie’s Haggis and Black Pepper Chips – I wasn’t sure what Haggis was until I read the description but since it’s am mix of sheep hearts, liver, and lungs I think I’ll pass. These chips don’t have any meat but a full taste of the meal. I did try them but not my thing at all.

Wagon Wheels Jammie – These are a chocolate covered marshmallow cookie with a raspberry jam. These are one of the UKs most famous treats and I can see why. They are so fun and yummy and I could see taking them as an afternoon pick me up.

Bristows of Devon Rhubarb and Custard Bonbons – Rhubarb and Custard Chewy Candies.  Did you know rhubarb is a vegetable? This is a great way to balance the freshness of the rhubarb with the sweetness of a custard and while it sounds odd to us here in the USA it is actually pretty good. Not something I would be eating all the time but for once in a while I’d dig into a bag.

Mackie’s Mature Cheddar and Onion Chips – Cheese and onion is the most popular “crisp” flavor in the UK so it’s fun to be in this box. These are more chips I can get behind. While I may need to brush and use some mouthwash when I’m done I’d still have a bag while watching a movie.

Toffypops – The chocolate covered cookie with toffee are best served with hot tea. I just dug in and didn’t get the full experience but I’ll tell you they are yummy just as is and I can bet even better with the tea.

The smaller candies are all held in a Yum bag (see the everything photo) to keep them from getting lost in the box and to give us a great sampling of unique bites from the UK.

Walker’s Nonsuch Treacle Toffee – These English toffee candies are packed with treacle which is a sweet golden liquid similar to molasses that’s (supposedly) created as a result of the sugar refinement process. But there is a rumor that England is actually protecting the real truth about treacle in that’s is naturally mined there.

Kir Royale Chews – Blackcurrant and Champagne flavored candies which don’t have any real alcohol in them. I really think the only that that could make these better are real champagne. They are a bit tart as is and since I’m a tart girl they are great. Of course, champers would make everything better.

Stockley’s Chocolate Limes – Another uniquely flavored item with a hard lime shell wrapped around a chocolate center.  While not what I would pick for a normal treat it was pretty good and different for sure.

Prosecco Fudge – Another candy with an alcoholic name but no actual alcohol. This sparkling wine flavored fudge has a soft texture and a fragrant flavor that we can all certainly toast too.

The August United Kingdom Universal Yums was right up our alley. We are a chip household so I’m guessing England is a place we would fit right in at. That is part of what we love about our Universal Yums boxes. Not only do we get to try new and interesting snacks we also get some information on different countries and with my boys we always look them up and find out even more information. A great snack box that also has an educational twist.

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