Universal Yums: March 2019 – Ukraine

This month’s Universal Yums box came from Ukraine. My Ukrainian colleague assured me that Ukraine is well known for having many chocolate factories and there was indeed plenty of chocolate in the box. There were also a fair few onion flavoured things, which was interesting. Overall it was a mixed box with some very nice snacks and some very average ones. There weren’t many new flavours so it wasn’t the most exciting box.

Potato and Onion Potato Boom

Potato and onion flavoured corn chips is a bit random. I wasn’t in love with these. Onion isn’t my favourite flavour and it was kind of strange.

Roshen Creme Brulee Chocolate

This caramel filled chocolate was so sickly sweet that I found it hard to eat. I have a very sweet tooth so that says a lot.

Dill & Sour Cream Golden Chips

These were Pringle-esque but in flat sheets. They were very light and crisp and had a lovely flavour.

Slasti Curd Waffles

I wasn’t sure about these wafers. They were fairly bog standard filled wafers but the “curd” flavour wasn’t for me. It tasted a bit artificial.

Shoud’e Cinnamon Caramel Chocolate

I have not had chocolate filled with cinnamon caramel before but this was absolutely lovely. It was a gorgeous combo and I would eat loads of these if you could get them in the UK.

Veal and Adjika Potato Boom

These crisps were very, very meaty. Meaty crisps are not my fave so they were… okay.

Minky Binky

These were toffees with a fruit filling. They were nice but again very artificial tasting and with a weird aftertaste. Also Mr O video bombed me while I was recording eating them.

Roshen Ladybird

Little O nicked this jelly sweet off me immediately, probably because of the bright packaging. He really liked it and I had to hide the other one to stop him from eating that too!

Next month’s box comes from Israel. You may remember I tasted snacks from Israel a while ago that my friend was kind enough to send me. I am wondering if there will be any overlap and if I will get to taste some of my favourites again!


  1. I think I would like the Onion-flavoured thingys, and the flat crisps too. But anything too sweet doesn’t work for me. I have been to Ukraine, (Kiev) but it was a long time ago, (CCCP days) and I certainly didn’t see any snacks like those at the time. Though shops did sell a lot of chocolate bars, I didn’t buy any.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. The flat crisps were really unique. I can imagine the food on offer in the CCCP days must have been very different. It must have been such an experience visiting during those times. I have visited some of the outlying former Soviet States (the Baltics) and there are some leftover landmarks from that time but it must have been a whole other world at that time.

      1. Nowhere near as ‘bleak’ as it was painted, but certainly different. πŸ™‚

  2. Onion, bleh. I will not eat anything with onion.

    I have a sweet tooth, too, but milk chocolate is way too sweet for me these days. I can only eat dark chocolate, and that cinnamon caramel one sounded delish.

    Mr. O. and little O. are both cute. πŸ™‚

    1. I don’t mind cooked onion in things but I am not a big fan of raw onion or onion as the predominant flavour.

      I don’t mind milk chocolate but with this caramel it was just sweet with no real flavour. The cinnamon was so good though. It cut through the sweetness.

      They are very cute. This is why I keep them around.

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