Universal Yums is an international snack subscription! Featuring a new country each month, the box contains unique and delicious snacks that are either difficult or impossible to find in US stores. They promise to always include a variety of sweet and savory snacks, all with the featured country’s distinct flavors and spices. Each box also comes with an interactive guidebook containing an explanation of why they chose each snack, as well as trivia, games, recipes, and other cultural features!
There are three available box sizes:
- Yum Box – 6+ snacks plus a 12-page booklet for $14 a month
- Yum Yum – 12+ snacks plus a 16-page booklet and other bonus content for $25 a month
- Super Yum Box – 20+ snacks plus a 20-page booklet and other bonus content for $39 a month
This is the review of the Yum Yum box!
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The box was sealed with a sticker.
The exterior of the box features cute doodles. The seal sticker also gave us a hint about this month’s featured country… It’s “the land with the largest castle”!
The snacks are well-packed, as always.
The featured country in this box is POLAND!
The box is full to brim!
There’s a sheet for The Official Yum Awards, where you can rate the snacks!
Aside from the sheet, we also got an awesome booklet!
They even provided a sneak peek for next month’s box!
It contains details of featured countries like the local languages, relevant dates, upcoming events, etc.
Another feature on the booklet is a trivia quiz.
Each snack comes with a photo and a long description in the booklet!
They even included some trivia or history about the snack and how it might taste! I’m getting more and more excited!
We loved reading this before taking a bite on this month’s yums!
In this booklet, we get to explore Biatowieza Forest and know more about the timeline of Polish Science.
This box is really great! They included some recipes for Pierogi Ruskie. The booklet also holds the answer key for when you want to check how well you did on the trivia quiz.
Everything in my box!
Yum Bag. This Yum Bag that contains Poland’s most popular flavors!
You know the phrase “good things come in small packages”? The Yum bag is that phrase embodied
As we’re searching the world each month for the best Yums to bring you, we often stumble on smaller finds that are big on crazy flavor, but small in size. This bag is loaded with those discoveries. Inside this bag, there will be some Yums that you’ll wish there were more of, and others that you’ll wish we never found! But that’s all a part of the fun!
Dig in and have a good time!
Here are the candies from our Yum Bag, Czekoladowa Mieszanka Imieninowa and Krowka Wypasiona Mleczna. If you love berries, you’ll definitely love Czekoladowa Mieszanka Imieninowa, which are chocolate candies with strawberry and blackcurrant fillings. If you’re a fan of creamy and fudgy candies, go for the Krowka Wypasiona Mleczna. Both are good and addicting!
Beskidzkie Paluszki. These pretzel sticks are sprinkled with poppy seeds. We all know how Poland loves putting poppy seeds on their pastries, bread, and more! The snack is light, crunchy, and flavorful, just how I like my pretzels!
Rarytas Crackers. At first, I thought the crackers has specks of pepper on them but it turned out that they’re black cumin. They smell like fennel but tastes like nutmeg, so these crackers really had me confused at first, but when I tasted them, they’re all good!
Monster Munch Original. Poland consumes tons of potatoes annually, and for that, they also make different recipes and snacks out of them. Here are some cute and smiling potato guys that are light on seasonings, as they are only sprinkled with salt, but has that amazing crunch that we enjoyed!
Papryka Crunchchips Sticks. Paprika definitely added smoky and savory flavor to these potato sticks, which are really light and fun to munch on!
Pierniczki Baśniowe. I love these gingerbread pieces covered in chocolate, and they’re even heart-shaped. Each piece is also filled with delicious apple jam. They’re so tasty that once you start popping one in your mouth, it gets hard to stop!
Tago Delice Meringues. Meringues are light cookies that easily melt in the mouth. The ones we received were packaged nicely on a tray, and they all look gorgeous with the dark chocolate drizzle. Also, each cookie comes with a creamy and nutty center!
E. Wedel Ptasie Mleczko. This one has a really inspiring story, way back in World War II when Jan Wedel produced food for the hungry. The vanilla marshmallows are covered with dark chocolate, balancing out the sweetness of the treat. I love how the chocolate breaks as I snap the mallows in half!
Dr. Gerard Apricot Mini Cake. Sponge cakes are popular in Poland and the one we got gives it a modern take. Instead of a simple cake, it’s a sandwich because it is filled with cream and apricot jam. Paired with a hot beverage, this easily makes a filling afternoon snack!
Wawel Milkizz. The words “extra smak” means “extra flavor,” and that’s what we are getting from this milk chocolate bar with sweetened condensed milk filling. The Polish people love squeezing some sweet condensed milk on their ice cream, fruits, cakes, coffee, and even straight into their mouths so just imagine how popular this sweet treat is!
Wawel Nut Break. Who doesn’t like the combination of rich chocolates and peanuts? This chocolate bar is oozing with a salted peanut filling, to satisfy your sweet and salty cravings! The texture is quite nice too!
This month, the box took us to Poland and introduced us to some of their known food practices as well as their history! I noticed that they love mostly sweets especially those made with chocolate and creams. I am also glad that they included some savory ones, especially the unique black cumin crackers and the paprika-seasoned potato sticks. The booklet did a nice job of providing information about the featured country. It’s really an amazing read. I’m quite excited about where the box will take us next!
Have you tried Universal Yums? What do you think?