It's here!!! Right as I was starting to run out of snacks from my Universal Yums Holiday box, my new box arrived just in time! This month featured snacks from The Netherlands and we were so excited to dig in. We've tried stroopwaffles and other candies in the past so were excited to get to try some new snacks.
Inside the Universal Yums Netherlands Box
Warning: This post containers spoilers on what's inside the new Netherlands box! If you want to be surprised skip to the conclusion.
Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips
This month included a randomly selected flavor of chips - Salt and Pepper, Cheese and Onion or Sour Cream and Onion. These were super tasty and I loved how crunchy they were. I'd love to try the Cheese and Onion ones next!
I was so excited when I saw a stroopwaffle in the box! They're soft cookie/waffles with a little caramel drizzle and so delicious. These stroopwaffles didn't disappoint! They were super tasty and not overly sweet (and paired perfectly with my afternoon coffee).
Dutch Candy Cars
I loved the sweet flavor of these - it reminded me of a slightly more sweet Swedish fish - but found towards the end they were just a little too chewy and sticky for my liking.
Sour Watermelon Candies
These candies brought me back to when I was a kid and was obsessed with Warhead candies (are those still around!? Edit- yup! Found them on Amazon!). The Watermelon candies weren't as sour as I remember the Warheads being, and instead were slightly sour on the outside and then turned slightly gummy inside. They were addicting!
Aged Gouda Cheese Crispies
These were so good! They were perfectly cheesy but not overwhelming.
Soft Licorice and Fruit Gummies
I'm not a huge fan of black licorice so didn't care much for these but my husband loved them.
Sour Violet Candies
I was nervous when I read the description that these were violet flavor and that it'd be an overpowering floral flavor, but it wasn't the case at all. They were sweet and smooth. I loved these but my husband wasn't as much of a fan of them.
Chocolate Covered Kruidnoten Cookies
Spice cookies and chocolate? OH YEAH!! These were one of the first snacks we devoured when the box arrived.
Universal Yums described this as the "coziest spice cookie" and it completely lived up to that description! These were hands down the best spice cookie I ever had - and thankfully they included a full size box!
Hazelnut Cream Milk Chocolate Bar
Chocolate and hazelnut are my weakness and this chocolate bar was delicious. It was hard to share LOL
Dutch Licorice Bites
These were similar to a black licorice, which my husband loved. They weren't overly chewy but did have a strong flavor to them.
Cheddar and Raspberry Cheese Crispies
This was an interesting combo. The crackers were super cheesy and then had a slight hint of raspberry at the end, which oddly enough really worked! We ate them straight out of the box but the bag recommended trying them warmed up slightly.
Universal Box Review
The Netherlands box has quickly become one of my all time favorite box from Universal Yums! Everything in the box was delicious and it was fun trying new snacks from The Netherlands. I also loved learning about the culture -did you know there's over 1,000 windmills in The Netherlands?!
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What is Universal Yums?
Universal Yums is a monthly subscription snack box that features a different country every month. In addition to a bunch of tasty snacks, the box comes with a booklet that explains everything inside the box, information about the country, traditional recipes and fun cultural activities.
How Often are Boxes Sent?
Boxes are sent every month.
How Much Does it Cost?
Universal Yums comes in 3 different size boxes:
- Yum Box: 6+ snacks in each box, plus 12 page booklet with trivia and games. This is the smallest box they currently offer. This box ranges from $14-$16/month
- Yum Yum Box: 12+ snacks in each box, plus a 16 page booklet with trivia and games, and bonuses like recipes, trivia and more. This is the medium sized box they offer (and the one that I get). This box ranges from $24-$27/month
- Super Yum Box: 20+ snacks in each box, 16 page booklet with trivia and games, and extra bonuses like recipes. This is the largest box they offer. This box ranges from $37-$41/month.
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Can I get Universal Yums if I have a Food Allergy?
Universal Yums does a great job calling out any items that may contain any allergens. The booklet that comes with each box includes all ingredients (in English), nutritional information and call outs for allergens.
Is Universal Yums Safe?
Safety is Universal Yums top priority! Universal Yums has direct relationships with all the vendors and holds them to high standards to their packaging and food quality.
Universal Yums also sends all food with English translations so you know exactly what ingredients and nutritional information is in each of the snacks. Every snack in my Netherlands box came securely sealed and fresh.