I just received this box yesterday, and once I saw the stroopwaffel packaging, I lost it. I LOVE stroopwaffels!
My expectations for Universal Yums was restored after trying this box – so many different flavors and varieties of snacks from Colombia!
Universal Yums graciously upgraded my box for free since I was with them since their very first box! I was really excited to try Indian snacks, since I’ve only had a few before.
Boy, was I excited for this box. I may be biased but I always enjoy the Asian snacks more because I am more familiar with them and I am always excited to see if there are new snacks for me to try out. This box did not disappoint!
June’s box was from Mexico, which I adored. Many of the snacks I’m already familiar with, my favorite being the Vero Mango and Pulparindo (funny it came with a warning label that snackers may not enjoy, I LOVE tamarind). I didn’t care for the Takis Fuego or the Sabritas Adobadas (Marinated flavored Lays), but I appreciate the play on spicy, salty, and tangy that Mexican snacks always provide. I took Yum Box’s recommendation to put Bubu Lubu in the freezer before snacking on it, and it was awesome – like a fluffy frozen treat!
This month’s box came from Israel! I haven’t had the chance to try all the snacks just yet, but I’ve been impressed with the ones I’ve eaten so far. The kif kef chocolate bar tastes exactly like a Kit Kat, and the toffee fruit chews remind me of hi-chews. The box came with the Pinuki cola dragees unwrapped, so I wasn’t able to try them. I sent the company a picture and they actually sent another one to me sealed, with more fruit chews – win! The cola dragees taste like cola at first, and then you bit into the chewy center and it reminds me of skittles. The ending is a little bitter, which I’m not sure if I enjoy yet, but I’m still going to eat all these up! I can’t wait to try the Bamba and Bissli!
Here’s my box from Scandanavia – The Daim Toffee were DELICIOUS, as well as the Marianne Chocolate Mints. My least favorite thing was the Salmiakki, which is a salty licorice. I’m not fond of licorice to begin with, so I didn’t have much hope for this…and I could only take one small bite. Not my cup of tea! All the other snacks were delicious, I love the Lar’s Swedish Gingersnaps with my morning cup of tea – it reminded me of biscoff cookies but with ginger in it. Yummy!
Apologies for not keeping up to date with my boxes, but now I’ve got 3 to share, starting with March’s box from China!
Continue reading CHINA! UNIVERSAL YUMS BOX MARCH 2015
Here comes my second Universal Yums Box featuring snacks from Brazil!
I have a problem – I’m addicted to subscription boxes. There, I admitted it. I began shopping for Christmas presents and stumbled across the idea of gifting boxes, which I did for some friends. I then decided I would indulge in a few boxes myself. One of the two is Universal Yums, which I was able to subscribe to at a discounted price of $10/month (Regular is $13/month) for the small Yum box, which comes with at least 6 snacks. The larger option is the Yum Yum Box, which is $25/month and comes with 13 or more snacks. The idea is that every month, you get a box filled with snacks from a different country.
There is a new Mediterranean restaurant in Azusa. They’re holding their grand opening on Tuesday, November 13th from 12-2pm.
Falafel Me! Fresh Mediterranean
1123 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
Mayor Rocha will be present for their ribbon-cutting ceremony along with other Azusa officials. They’ll be having some free food sampling along with a t-shirt giveaway for the first 50 people that come for the grand opening.
If you haven’t had Mediterraean food before, I highly suggest you try it! Their restaurant features dishes with Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences, like shawarma.
Not sure what shawarma is? It’s freshly baked pita wraps, tabbouleh, hummus, char-broiled kabobs and falafel. If you watched Avengers this past summer all the way through the ending credits, the group was eating shawarma after Tony mentioned he wanted to eat it.
I’ll be attending the event along with Justin, so come out and join us!
It’s that time of the year, again! Yet another 626 Night Market event is upon us! This time the event will be held over a two-day period in my hometown of Arcadia at the Santa Anita racetrack infield. This two night event is approaching fast and will be held on:
October 20th and 21st
Saturday 3pm – 1am
Sunday 3pm – 11pm
The event parking will be $4 and admission is free!
And of course, I had another talk with 626nightmarket’s wonderful marketing person, Aileen Xu about the upcoming event, in which she answered some questions of mine.
1. Since the location of the night market has been moved to the Santa Anita infield, do you think this will take away from the essence of a night market? I know previously it was mentioned that the coordinators of the event didn’t want to make this into a festival, but wanted to preserve the night market feel.
Aileen: I think that the event being at Santa Anita won’t necessarily take away from the market feel. We’ve weighed out the pros and cons for relocating and Santa Anita Park fits best with our long term strategy for the night market. For example, as much as we loved holding the event at Pasadena City Hall, it’s incredibly difficult to work with the city to close off streets for the night market if we want to hold a two-day AND monthly event. But most importantly, we believe that the night market feel comes from the atmosphere of the vendors, smell of the foods, the hustle and bustle of the crowd… which won’t be lacking in our next event.
2. Do you expect a smaller turn out because it is held over two nights instead of one?
Aileen: We expect the turn out to be greater overall, but spread out between the two days. Having a two day event will alleviate congestion, a main concern for night market goers.
3. Will there be more vendors or less this time around? If there are more, do you feel that perhaps it will be more difficult for the vendors to be successful with more competition?
Aileen: The number of vendors for our third event will be about the same as our second. We want our vendors to do well, so we didn’t want to expand too much too quickly and increase competition. We want to remain loyal to our vendors who have been loyal to us (some since our first event!).
I’m excited about attending this next night market. It is definitely a lot closer to home for me and I’m excited to see what changes they have in store for the event. I will most likely be there on the first night.
If you have yet to attend a 626 Night Market, what are you waiting for? 🙂
My brother posted this link on my wall today, to a very funny commercial. At first I thought, “isn’t that Shin Ramyun?” I still think it is!!! I don’t know the details about how or why this video was made, but it’s hilarious!
Do you eat noodles like a boss?
Just something to brighten your day!
Hope you’re all om nom noming great things this season!
From all of us at ohmyfoodcoma 🙂