Universal Yums January 2018 Box: Greece

The first Universal Yums box of the year for 2018 is from Greece! Let’s see what Mediterranean delights we tried.

Totti’s Onion Bread Chips

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These were like little flat crutons… almost like melba toast but onion flavoured and they were bloody delicious.

Sesame Pasteli with Almonds

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I couldn’t taste this one because it had almonds in it and I am allergic. So I decided to let Little O have a go. He was a big fan!

Parthenon Green Olives with Fennel and Coriander

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What could be more Greek than olives! I love olives, so no complaints from me. I really liked the flavour of the coriander seeds, which are often used in South African sausages, so happy days!

Bergamot Jelly Candies

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These were little sugar covered jelly sweets. The texture was nice, I am just not sure I am sold on bergamot as a flavour. It’s just sort of perfumey and it doesn’t do it for me. WordPress refuses to upload the video of me eating this.

Serenata Dark Chocolate Wafer

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You can’t really go wrong with a wafer covered in chocolate, can you? It was really nice.

Totti’s Oregano Chips

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Oregano is one of my favourite herbs so these crisps were always going to be a winner. Delicious!

Bliss Cocoa Toffee

I love chocolate and I love toffees so chocolate toffees get the thumbs up from me. Little O was very keen to try too so that is where the last bit of the toffee has disappeared in the video.

Derby Chocolate Bar

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This really reminded me of a Lion bar but then it had coconut in it as well, which was lush. I like coconut in everything. I would totally buy these.

As a whole the Greek box was a bit underwhelming. There were lots of nice things in it but a bit like the Belgian box, none of it was really that unique or unusual and I am the happiest when I can try totally random stuff I would never come across in my normal life.

Next month is France so I am thinking it might also be a damp squib.

4 Comments

  1. I agree that it didn’t seem to be very ‘Greek’, but a Lion Bar with coconut would work for me! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Yeah… it felt like they could have been from anywhere. The coconut Lion Bar was delicious though.

  2. I want that lion bar!

    1. It was really tasty.

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