Universal Yums

Universal Yums


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Universal Yums! is a food subscription service that brings you snacks from a different country each month. Their goal is to send subscribers boxes that allow them to "Snack Like A Local" on a range of yummy, new, and surprising finds. Choose between two sizes: the Yum box ($13/month) or the Yum Yum box ($20/month).

Shipping: US: Free, Canada: varies

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[UPDATED REVIEW] After a 2 month delay for my first box (and then a third month for 'lack of inventory' but the compromise of a free upgrade), I received my first box in 3/17 - Israel! The box had a great combo of salty + sweet snacks (plus a little wooden dreidel!), and the little fact booklet is a great touch. The snacks were a little less exotic than I'd hoped, but still interesting and fun. I still wish they'd include more small non-edible items a la the dreidel I received with this box, but if you enjoy learning about other cultures and aren't hard-up for that $25, I definitely recommend it.
on 3/12/2017
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Ordered in Dec '16 and due to holidays was told my first box wouldn't arrive until Feb. After getting super excited, received an email in early Feb saying they'd run out of that month's box and I'd get a free upgrade to the $25 box for March. 'Kay. The box is really neat - 12+ snacks all from a specific country, with a little booklet discussing the culture and giving lengthy descriptions of each snack (also includes a recipe/local game, and a link to a playlist of local music). Each month's country is a surprise which adds to the fun. One of the snacks on the list wasn't in the box. The snacks are varied (salty, sweet, chips, etc) and in this first box I didn't receive anything as weird/exotic as I'd maybe hoped for. I won't say it's overpriced but it could be a tad bit cheaper, and it'd be cool if they added some trinkets or stickers to the mix. It was never my intent to go with the $25/mo option ($300/year!!!) and I think the $13 option (comes with 6 snacks instead of 12) might feel less worthwhile once I switch back to that, especially since I'll know I'm missing out on half the goods.
on 3/5/2017
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Really just junk food in a box from different countries. It is nice but not worth the fee per month especially when you could get all the same stuff for cheaper online.
on 12/18/2016
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I tried a couple of boxes but wasn't that impressed with curation. Most of it is just convenience store junk food. 7-11 munchies with a foreign wrapper but less appetizing. What tore it for me was that one of the products was beyond stale. Utterly inedible. It went in the trash. I contacted Universal Yums but they tried to spin it as the snack not suiting me. As if I don't know what stale food tastes like. Ridiculous. I messaged them back asking for a partial refund for that one product. So basically $2 toward my next box. They never responded. The combination of so-so products, lack of communication, and refusal to stand by the freshness of their products made me cancel the subscription.
on 9/19/2016
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Subscribed for two months. The first box that arrived was disappointing, but decided to give it another shot. The second box did not arrive. Customer service is slow to respond. Pass on this one.
on 8/31/2016
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Subscribed June 11th, June Yum box shipped June 27th. I received it July 1st. One of the bags of chips had come open and the whole box was a mess when I opened it. Sent an email to customer service along with photos. Have not heard backfrom them yet. Cancelled my subscription.👎 I have photos.
on 7/1/2016
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My FAVORITE subscription! Have gifted 3 6mo~ everyone loves The price is fair~ the items are interesting; the packaging & info are outstanding. They ALWAYS arrive on time (15th) They ALWAYS provide tracking so I know my subscription & my gift subscriptions are arriving. I'm sure I'll renew my last box is June
on 5/26/2016
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Absolutely LOVE this box. It's an adventure for certain. Whether we like all the treats or not we still enjoy how nicely this box is put together (the card with all the treat/country facts is great). Awesome sub box!
on 1/22/2016
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I have, and love, this box! I've received both Mexico and Japan. It's a great mix of mostly full sized snacks. If not full sized then you receive at least 4 pieces of each sample. Some a tasty, some not so much but they're all fun to try! Excellent customer service, very interactive with their customers on Facebook and a great sense of humor (as you see on the card included with the Yums!). Definitely worth it!
on 8/7/2015
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Extremely disappointed. Not worth it at all and then they jack up the price once they get the chance. Try Bocandy if you want to get your money's worth.
on 8/3/2015