Universal Yums Review- Delicious Trip Around The World

When we go camping, or backpacking, the kids get to pick a special treat and so does my husband. They each have their favorites: New York Mints, gummy bears, Werthers caramels and Twizzlers. We try to not have candy in our house, unless it is a special occasion, so camping has become a special occasion. I also have two sisters that travel a lot and currently live in China and Israel. When they visit once a year, they like to bring the kids yummy snacks and sweets to try and it reminds me of when my friends in high school would come back from South Africa and Poland and bring the most delicious chocolates. My kids love trying new foods and new things.

That is why I really like Universal Yums. It gives my kids a good excuse to have a sweet, but it also gives them an opportunity to learn about the country that the treat came from. I can get out the globe and we can where in the world the snack was made. We had the opportunity to try the Halloween box that Universal Yums has this year. I am not objective when it comes to tasting anything because I am the least pickiest eater on the planet. So I enlisted my coworkers and my family to try these sweets and they all happily volunteered. **Please note, this box was sent to me free of charge. All opinions are my own and I do not review items that I don’t love.

Universal Yums Halloween Box

This special addition box contains 300 pieces of candy. With our testing, we didn’t even make a dent, so the rest will be saved for our annual family harvest party next week. I was so excited when I got it, and had fun trying all six flavors:

  • Milky Splash Toffee from Ukraine- Creamy toffee with a milky center *this was a favorite at my work
  • Sorini Choco Boom from Italy- Chocolate bon bon with strawberry pop rocks *my children loved this one the best
  • Tottis Serenata from Greece- Chocolaty wafer goodness *apparently the wafer was originally from Greece
  • Heartbeat Pineapple from Thailand- Pineapple hard candy with salt *strangely delicious, apparently in Thailand they serve pineapple with a packet of salt for a reason, because it is good!
  • Toffers El Casario from Spain – Orange chocolate toffee *my favorite out of all of them
  • Oka Loka Caramelo Revolcan from Columbia- Grape chews with super sour powder *like Zots if anyone remembers those, and it was very entertaining watching everyone pucker up

This box had something for everyone. Not everyone has the same tastes, so what I think is yummy may not be tasty to someone else. But because there was such a variety, everyone got to eat something fun and enjoy the experience. Plus, it’s not every day that you get 300 pieces of candy in the mail! My family and I really enjoyed the box, and had fun learning about new places by looking them up on the google and finding them on the globe.

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This holiday box was awesome, but it was a special edition. Universal Yums is a monthly subscription box with snacks and candy from a different country each month, starting as low as $13.75 per month. There are three different options: 6+ snacks in every box, 12+ snacks in every box or 20+ snacks in every box. Each box comes with a booklet with fun facts about your snacks and candy and there are even more fun facts, activities and recipes in the larger boxes. You do not have to purchase a whole year ahead of time. There are options for monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually.

Ways for you, or others to enjoy this box:

  • Monthly family dinner or date night- plan an evening around your monthly box. Use the box as a theme and make a food or watch a movie from that country.
  • Send as a gift or care package to someone who is adventurous or loves to travel
  • Use it as a tool for homeschooling to teach your child about a particular country
  • Special occasions like holidays and birthday

The regular October box is from Austria! I can only imagine the yumminess in that box. Some of the previous countries featured were:

  • January 2019- Germany
  • February 2019- Italy
  • April 2019- Israel (looking at what they sent out, there were some of my favorite Israeli snacks like Bisli and Egozi)
  • July 2019- Indonesia
  • August 2019- Turkey

Universal Yums made this a very unique food experience, and it was nice being able to share it with so many people. I liked this box very much, and i am considering getting the Christmas box for either the Christmas party at work, or our annual New Year’s party at home. I might do the smaller box monthly, just as a treat for family night, but also because it really made my kids excited to learn about new countries and make them want to travel. I might even do this only during the summer months for a special camping treat. If you are adventurous, what country would you like to try goodies from? Try a little piece of the world from your own home. And remember, be outside with no limits, or in this case, try a new food experience with no limits.

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Comments

  • Tiffany

    2 years agoReply

    This is so cool! I traveled to Europe last year and was amazed at the selection of candy (and sad to miss some of my local treats) and this would be great to share with the kids!

  • Eileen

    2 years agoReply

    How cute is this?? I’ll have to check out these boxes, thank you!

  • Jen

    2 years agoReply

    This is a very interesting and unique selection! How fun!

  • Joanne

    2 years agoReply

    What a unique idea!

  • Holly Bird

    2 years agoReply

    THis is really a great box!! I think this would be a great treat and also a wonderful way to learn about food from other areas of the world! Thank you for sharing this!!

    • Christina Furnival

      2 years agoReply

      Delish!! Some of my favorite candies are from the UK!

      • admin

        2 years agoReply

        right?!?!?!?

  • Jill DeMasi

    2 years agoReply

    What a cool service! Love the review and I just may get this for the kids. It is a great gift idea!

  • Brianna

    2 years agoReply

    This looks so yummy! I hope you get the Christmas box!!! I bet it is just as awesome!

  • Lisa Manderino

    2 years agoReply

    That would be so fun to try the Halloween box. We went to London and Paris last week and stopped by candy shops to try the different kinds that we do not have in the USA. It was really awesome!

  • Michelle

    2 years agoReply

    What a neat idea! I love learning about the cultural offerings of other countries – especially when it comes to food! I visited a chocolate factory in Perugia, Italy and it is probably one of my favorite memories (emphasis on ONE OF because I have a lot of favorite memories haha). This would be such a neat gift idea.

  • Karen

    2 years agoReply

    For the price, it looks like you get a lot.

  • Suzan

    2 years agoReply

    Love it! Sweet treat with a lesson 🙂

  • Lee Anne

    2 years agoReply

    Super fun! What a great way to try treats from around the world! Thanks for sharing, I didn’t know it existed!

  • Michelle

    2 years agoReply

    I think this is such a fabulous idea. Tasty and informative.

  • Junell DuBois

    2 years agoReply

    What a cool box! I love this idea for my kids. It would make such a fun gift.

  • Alexandra

    2 years agoReply

    this is such a cool idea to add travel-related adventure to your Halloween!

  • Rachel

    2 years agoReply

    Looks like a pretty neat box, definitely different and a great learning experience too. 🎃🎃

  • Ramae Hamrin

    2 years agoReply

    Now that is a great idea! You always find the coolest and yummiest products!

  • Haley Kelley

    2 years agoReply

    That is so cool! Love reading things like this!

  • Cynthia

    2 years agoReply

    I’ve thought about purchasing Univeral Yums but I haven’t yet taken the plunge. Maybe I can get a family member to give that as their gift this year 🙂 I think it’s such a fun way to learn about other countries. I didn’t realize they had a Halloween option-how fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • Melina Whitehead

    2 years agoReply

    Ok what? All those treats sound so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Tiffany

    2 years agoReply

    What a creative way to learn a little something about other countries while enjoying a treat!

  • jen

    2 years agoReply

    OMG This is so unique and cool!!! I’m going to show it to my daughter’s teacher as they do a whole lot of experiencing different cultures in Social Studies. What a FUN way to learn!!

  • Tara

    2 years agoReply

    I love this idea! I love trying new snacks when traveling so this would be a really fun gift idea!

  • Lisa

    2 years agoReply

    Very unique and different way to explore a sample of each country. We never knew something like this was around. Thank you for sharing!

  • Jeannette Miller Mickenham

    2 years agoReply

    What a fun way to learn about other countries and have a treat! 🙂

  • Catherine McGuinness

    2 years agoReply

    I love this concept! I’ve never heard of universal yums, but will have to check them out!

  • Maria Gustafsson

    2 years agoReply

    How much do I love this idea. It’s brilliant, and so tempting. But I live alone, there is no way that I could have a box full of hundreds of candies arrive in my house every month lol!

  • Jasmine

    2 years agoReply

    Really cool never heard of anything like this before! Candy from all over the world 🙂

  • Melanie Walsh

    2 years agoReply

    I’ve got the biggest sweet tooth, so I know I would love this. But the added depth of using the sweets as an opportunity to learn about other cultures makes it even better.

    • admin

      2 years agoReply

      It is pretty neat. My children love learning about other countries, and this is a great way to do that.

  • Susan Beamer

    2 years agoReply

    Oh my gosh this is soooo cool. I love the idea of candy from around the world.

  • Cindy

    2 years agoReply

    How very cool, to get to try candy from other countries! And that’s a very generous boxful of treats! If you try the holiday box I hope you’ll share with us, what was inside.

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