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Universal Yums 'Austria' subscription box review

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Universal Yums is an international subscription box company where you get a bunch of snacks from a different country each month. Try delicious snacks and candies from around the world while reading an interactive guidebook.

The October box is from Austria. Here's what I thought of it.

Sunland Farm Garden Style Sour Cream Chip

There's nothing special about these chips. They're sour cream and onion chips essentially. We've seen these chips done before. They seem thinner than American potato chips, with the same/similar amount of calories, carbs, and fat. However, you do get less salt in one bag of the chips. 

Score: 7/10

Sour Cream Chips

Milch Wafflets

The strawberry flavor of these really pops out, and I didn't realize there was going to be chocolate with the wafer, which makes for a fantastic snack. Though they are small, I would need to buy a 5-pound bag of these to share with the whole family.

Score: 8.5/10

Strawberry Wafers

Maria Theresia Pralines

The chocolate is soft and the filling seems to remind me of a chocolate version of cherry-filled chocolates my grandfather used to get all the time. There is a nut in the center as well. Turns out the creme filling is nougat, which makes the chocolate even better.

Score: 9/10

Milk chocolate with nougat creme candies.

Pom-Bär Ketchup Style

I do not know what to make of these. They're very thin, and the taste is heavy with potato instead of ketchup; even though you do taste the ketchup too. They're shaped as little bears. These are particularly interesting because I've had other ketchup flavored chips in the past.

Score: 7.5/10

Weird tomato flavored crisps shaped in a bear shape.

Kelly's Creamy Onion Mini Fritts

They're onion-flavored potato stick chips you can get anywhere like a Dollar store. They're not bad, but nothing groundbreaking.

Score: 7/10

potato sticks

Pischinger Mandel Ecken

These are chocolatey, with a heavy almond influence. I feel I could chow down on these all day. A strong contender for the best out the box this month. 

Score: 9/10

tasty almond-heavy chocolate wafers

Schwarze Johannisbeer Stangerl

The blackcurrant berry inside the delicious dark chocolate is technically illegal to grow in the USA. But to eat it is not illegal. On the first bite, you definitely taste the chocolate, with the candy leaving a pleasant aftertaste. The strong berry taste added to chocolate makes a great snack.

Score: 9.5/10

berry dipped in dark chocolate

Kelly's Snips

These smell and taste like peanuts... they look like a peanut-sized Cheeto, but I don't want to describe them as a corn puff with peanut flavoring...

Score:  8/10

Peanut puffs

Kastner Gingerbread

Good news: the nut and glaze are tasty. Bad news: the gingerbread itself is glorified cardboard. The glazing and nuts have saved this item. When I tore the cookie in half to share with my aunt, it almost had that cardboard rip-apart consistency as well.

Score: 5/10

This cookie is more like cardboard

Nut Joe Haselnuss Waffel

The wafer is cardboard-like, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the rich chocolate that comes with this bar.

Score: 7/10

Better than the gingerbread cookie

Kelly's Paprika Chips

Amazing paprika flavor which is almost reminiscent of barbeque chips.

Score: 8/10

chips

Fruccini

This gingerbread is more moist than the other gingerbread in the box. The dark chocolate melted in my hands, and the plum filling was out-of-this-world good.

Score: 9/10

nice gingerbread

Vollmich Schokolade

I had to put this one in the freezer because my room completely melted the chocolate. Upon tasting the product: deep milk chocolate that left my tastebuds a bit numb. It was good.

Score: 8.5/10

some nice chocolate.

Pischinger Riegal Haselnuss Noir

Rich, chocolatey wafers with the extra crunch of nuts. Really good.

Score: 9/10

best chocolate wafer

Big Banana

This tastes like a hybrid banana and cherry, though it does smell like a really sweet and ripe banana. The chocolate portion of the candy fell apart and melted. The aftertaste is strong on the banana, which is very soft, yet chewy. 

Score: 8/10

a banana chocolate

Cool Mint Lemon

This tastes like a lemon-flavored peppermint patty. It's good, although strangely some patties have a stronger lemon flavor. My cousin however said she'd rather consume dust spray.

Score: 7.5/10

mints.

Bobby Caramel Bar

The caramel in the Bobby Caramel Bar is authentic and rich. And the chocolate is even more indulgent, making it a real treat. Though it sticks to the roof of your mouth, it's worth it, and I could have eaten more.

Score: 9/10

gooey caramel, with amazing chocolate

Bobby Banana Bar

It's almost as if you're biting into a chocolate-dipped banana. The aftertaste tastes like a banana too.

Score: 9/10

banana chocolate

Schoko-Erdbeeren

My cousin thinks these are bland. My aunt loves them. I think they're good: not great, but good. The strawberry creme is a bit too much after a few pieces.

Score: 8/10

strawberry shaped chocolates

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Comments (2)
  • Nice thorough review! I like the idea of this kinda food box…

    8 days ago
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    • I have to skip boxes until 2020 but I think it’s worth 40 usd a month I’m grateful I’m allowed to skip boxes with out canceling my subscription

      5 days ago

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