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Date Established 10/2014
Founder Monique Zauner, Eli Zauner
Headquarters Roseland, NJ
Industries
Food, Travel & Tourism, Entertainment
Website https://www.universalyums.com/
Press Contact Carly Klanac
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About

Universal Yums takes adventurous mouths on a journey to a different country every month. Starting at $15 per box, Universal Yums' monthly subscription is an affordable way to learn about the world, try great foods, and win at gift-giving for all occasions. With over 5 million boxes sold, families across the US have made Universal Yums a part of their lives, traveling to a different country every month, tasting the yums (and ums?!) along the way!

Each box features snacks from a different country around the world (South Korea and France are always popular boxes!) and a booklet, scorecard, and sticker to create a beloved snack "adventure" for families go on together.

Founding Story

In 2014, Monique and Eli Zauner started dating. Within three months, they started working on Universal Yums, an idea inspired by the perspective Monique gained from her college study abroad in China. Eight months later, Monique and Eli were packing their first Universal Yums boxes in Eli's basement apartment, joking about which of their early customers they should name their first-born after.

Bootstrapped from an initial $8,000 investment, Universal Yums has now shipped over 5 million boxes and achieved over $100 million in lifetime sales. (And their first-born, born seven years after the start of their business, is named Malcolm!)

Team Bios

Recognized on Forbes 30 Under 30, Eli Zauner co-founded Universal Yums in 2014 with his wife, Monique. Bootstrapped from an initial $8,000 investment, Universal Yums has gone on to ship over 5 million snack boxes, achieving over $100 million in lifetime sales. When he isn't selecting products for the next month's box or drinking tea, Eli enjoys playing tennis and performing ribbon dances for his 15-month old son.

In 2014, Monique and her husband, Eli, co-founded Universal Yums, the beloved international snack box from a different country every month. Bootstrapped from an initial $8,000 investment, Universal Yums has gone on to ship over 5 million snack boxes with over $100 million in lifetime sales. She recently founded her second DTC subscription box, Almost, with teas that taste almost like dessert. When she isn't eating truffles or drinking tea, Monique enjoys writing and bearing witness to the underappreciated joys of light fixtures with her 15-month old son.

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