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My Honest Review of Universal Yums (Updated 2024)

Written By: Paul

Universal Yums Review
Last Updated on December 22, 2023

If you’re a foodie who loves to try new cuisines, then this article is for you! 

Universal Yums is a service that offers you the opportunity to try exotic snacks from all around the world. Whether you love classic sweet treats or weird and wonderful flavors, Universal Yums is worth putting on your radar!

In this article, we’ll delve into what you can expect when ordering from Universal Yums, and how the service works. We’ll also look at a personal review of Universal Yums, and see whether they live up to their reputation. 

This article will cover:

  • What is Universal Yums?
  • How does Universal Yums work?
  • What to expect when ordering from Universal Yums
  • How much Universal Yums costs
  • A Universal Yums final verdict.

Let’s get into it!

What is Universal Yums

So what exactly is Universal Yums?

Universal Yums is a subscription service that ships a box of tasty snacks straight to your doorstep! These snacks are handpicked traditional food items from a specific location around the world.

Customers have some choice about the country for which they receive their first box. But from then on, it’s always a surprise!

Universal Yums also offers a range of different box sizes to subscribe to. These are:

  • 1. Yum Box. Contains 5 -7 snacks, plus a 12-page booklet with games and trivia.
  • 2. Yum Yum Box. Contains 10 - 12 snacks, plus a 16-page booklet with games and trivia.
  • 3. Super Yum Box. Contains 15 - 18 snacks, including a drink, specialty food, activities, and recipes.

How Does Universal Yums Work?

So, how do you sign up to get your hands on these delicious treats?

The first step to signing up with Universal Yums is to head to their website. From there, click the ‘Get started’ button in the middle of the screen. This will then prompt you to select your size box: Yum, Yum - Yum, or Super - Yum. 

Once you pick your Universal Yums subscription box, you get two options: choose your snack box or get a surprise. Currently, the choices of countries for your first box are Spain, South Korea, and Poland.

Next, you choose a payment plan. You can save money by prepaying Universal Yums for one year, or you can choose to pay for snacks monthly (per box). Then, you just wait for your international snack box to arrive a few days later. Subsequent boxes of snacks will ship around the 15th of every month.

Lastly, you also have the option to send a Universal Yums gift subscription. With the Universal Yums gift snack subscription box, you can prepay for 1, 3, 6, or 12 months. Create a Universal Yum account, and then wait for your box to arrive at its destination.

universal yums homepage

What to Expect?

By now you’ve placed your order, and you’re waiting for your snacks to arrive! Let’s go over what you can expect from your order. 

Menu Options

Universal Yums offers boxes from a wide range of countries. Let’s look at some of the boxes they have sent in the past to get a better idea of what to expect in each box.

  • Austria 

    Austria’s Universal Yums box contained plenty of sweet treats! Some of the highlights in the box were chocolate-covered apricot jellies, a dark chocolate banana bar, and a crispy caramel milk chocolate bar. A chocolate lover's dream!
  • Taiwan

    Taiwan’s Universal Yums box contained a burst of fruity flavors. Some of the highlights were the peach jelly shot, pineapple cake, and the choco peanut mochi. Sounds delicious! 
  • India

    India’s Universal Yums box contained a combination of spice and sweetness. Some of the standouts in the box were the mini lentil samosas, tikka masala corn chips, and creamy pistachio-flavored candies. A taste of India right at home!

Product Packaging and Delivery Timeline

When you place your first order for your Universal Yums box, you will receive an email outlining exactly when your box will be shipped followed by a tracking link when the box is shipped. 

For further orders, your Universal Yums box will be shipped by the 15th of each month. That way you always know when to expect your next box of snacks!

Universal Yum boxes are also easy to spot, as they arrive in an elegant blue and white box.

Customization Options

While Universal Yums doesn’t allow you to hand pick your items for your boxes (this would take the fun out of it!), they do have an online shop where you can purchase individual snacks. 

Had a snack in a Universal Yum box you’re obsessed with? Head over to their shop to stock up your pantry!

How Much Does It Cost?

Before we become Universal Yum box devotees, it’s important to take a look at the costs to find the best box for you. Let’s delve into each box Universal Yums offer and its associated cost.




Yum Box

A box of 5 -7 snacks, including a 12-page booklet containing games and trivia

  • $16 each prepaid yearly
  • $18 each month to month

Yum - Yum Box

A box of 10 - 12 snacks, plus a 16-page booklet with games and trivia

  • $26 each prepaid yearly
  • $29 each month to month

Super - Yum Box

A large box of 15 - 18 snacks including a drink, a specialty food, and activities and recipes.

  • $41 each prepaid yearly
  • $45 each month to month

Discounts or promotions

To get the best deal for your box, you’ll save money by subscribing for a prepaid year, rather than paying month by month. 

For example, the most popular box, the Yum-Yum box, costs $29 on a month-to-month subscription, but this is reduced to $26 per monthly box on a prepaid yearly subscription. 

If you know you love the Universal Yum boxes, then a prepaid subscription is definitely the way to go!

Universal Yums also offers free shipping for the majority of the United States.

Let’s Talk About the Pros and Cons of Universal Yums

To wrap things up, let’s take a look at some of the pros and cons of subscribing to the Universal Yums boxes.


  • By subscribing to Universal Yum boxes you get access to foods that are very hard or impossible to locate in the United States.
  • Universal Yum boxes offer a curated array of snacks from exotic locations around the world - who even needs to travel when the goods come to you!
  • Universal Yum boxes also offer a great deal to yearly subscribers that will save you money.
  • Universal Yums are delivered promptly at the same time every month so you always know when to expect your snacks.


  • One con of Universal Yums is that they are not able to cater to specific food requirements. That means they may not be suitable for you if you have food allergies or intolerances. 
  • Another downside of Universal Yum boxes is that there is no ability to personally select which items are in your box. 
  • Lastly, as you’re trying lots of new flavors in each box, it’s never guaranteed that you will like every snack you receive!

My Personal Experience with Universal Yums Review

My first experience with Universal Yums was nothing short of excellent! Here I give my review of ordering by first Yum-Yum box.

  • Order Placement

    As a first-time user of Universal Yums, I found the order process super easy to follow. Having three different sized options for boxes made things very straightforward without too many options to understand, while still having some choice.

    I chose the Yum-Yum box as this is the most popular box for customers, and was a good size and reasonable price. 
  • Order Delivery

    My box was delivered to my doorstep within a week of ordering. I was also able to follow the progress of my delivery through up-to-date tracking provided by Universal Yums. I hate waiting, so I was very happy with the prompt delivery!
  • Order Quality

    In my Yum-Yum box, I received snacks, and can honestly say I loved every one of them. Every snack was something I’d never tried before, and it was so much fun opening a new treat!

    Bonus points for the booklet that comes in the box, with interesting facts and games that you can play. 
  • Overall Review

    My experience with Universal Yum boxes overall was definitely a good one, and I’m now a regular subscriber. There really is no other service out there with such unique snacks, and I get excited about every new box!


Universal Yums box subscription and delivery service

Universal Yums

  • Extremely straightforward signup process
  • The chance to try authentic snacks from around the world
  • Responsive customer service
  • Awesome packaging and helpful descriptions of different places

Hi, I'm Paul. Welcome to my website! I, along with my cronies, are leveraging our years of working in the food industry to review meal and drink delivery services. We review. You eat happily ever after.

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