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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Universal Yums! China Box

Lately, I've been very intrigued by subscription boxes. I started with Ipsy because a few of my friends tried it and liked it. Next, I started Birch Box because I have an obsession with makeup and hair samples. I was perusing mysubscriptionaddiction.com to find other types of subscriptions, and I was zeroing in on food boxes. Many of them were quite expensive at about $30 or $40 per month. I finally chose Universal Yums!, though, because it is only $13 per month for a fun box of snacks from a different country each month. The company is new, so I'm sure things will only get better as time passes. The first month that I got is the China box in March. Click here to subscribe!

Honestly, it was really fun to go through the box and try the snacks because some of them were delicious and some were down right inedible. Here's what I got:

Wasabi Potato Crisps: my brother licked one of the crackers and immediately ran to the sink to rinse his mouth. I already know I hate wasabi, so I didn't even bother eating it. I suppose if you like wasabi, though, then these crackers might be OK.

Edo Blueberry Pis: this was just a Fig Newton.

Peach Milk Ball Soft Candy: cute and delicious. The sweet treats were the best parts.

Assorted Crispy Candy: there was this one candy made of "nut meat", and I loved it. It tasted like the inside of an Almond Roca.

Shelly Senbei Hot & Spicy Rice Crackers: these crackers weren't too spicy. They were like rice cakes.

Shelly Senbei Sweet Rice Crackers: see above basically.

Butterfly Cookies: these cookies were so friggin' good. They were buttery, flakey, and nomnomnom.

Pineapple and tangerine hard candies: these hard candies taste so much like their assigned fruits. They are like fancier Jolly Ranchers.

Always Almond Cookies: these were my favorite! They were the perfect combo of sweet and salty. There were a bit dry and crispy, but that's the way they're supposed to be.

White Rabbit: I was disappointed by these. I wanted to love them because I like rabbits and little candies. The candies were too hard, and I couldn't chew them. The Universal Yums! site recommended to microwave them, but warmed candies just seems weird to me.

So, overall, it was a very fun experience. I look forward to getting the next box from Scandinavia this month, and I will take more pictures of the next box to give an even more inclusive experience.
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