Tuesday, 17 February 2015

January Degustabox

For a couple of months now i have been lucky enough to have received monthly food subscription boxes to review from Degustabox and you can read my last review here. I absolutely love receiving these boxes each month as i have no idea what is inside them until i open them and see what treats are inside the box. Each month i have received these boxes i have found different products and brands to try out which has been great as i love trying new products out and it is nice that each box is different and not full of the same products each month.

If you are unsure of the concept of Degustabox it is basically a monthly food subscription box service. You sign up on the Degustabox website www.degustabox.co.uk and you pay the monthly subscription fee which is £12.99 per month which includes postage and packaging. Then once a month you will receive a box delivered to your door full of between 9-14 surprise food and drink items. Each month the food and drink items will be completely different and it is a great way to try out and discover new products that you may never have tried or heard of before .The great thing about Degustabox is that there is no long sign up commitment you can cancel your subscription at any time as long as you cancel before the 10th of the month you wont be charged. It really is as simple as that.

I received my January Degustabox two weeks ago so this review is a bit late due to having poorly children all last week and Jacobs christening the week before. So here is a look at what was inside my January Degustabox which was labelled a health box.

  •  One bottle of Alfa One Rice Oil RRP £2.00. I have never tried rice oil before i received this but i have heard that it is healthy and it tastes nice when you use it in cooking and the food is not greasy like it can be with some oils and it can be used in so many ways. It is also high in antioxidants such as Vitamin E and can help reduce cholesterol absorption. Perfect for use if you want to eat cleaner and more healthier.
  •  One bottle of KoKo Diary Free RRP £1.39. Again this was not a product that i had ever tried before as i am not a huge milk drinker but this is a nice alternative to cows milk as it is made with freshly pressed coconuts. It also contains fewer calories then skimmed milk and is 100 % allergen free. My twelve year old daughter loved this and said it tastes just like normal milk on her cereal.
  • One packet of Kabuto Noodles RRP £2.00. I had never even heard of these before i received them and i think it was a nice touch they were added to the box to coincide with Chinese new year. We received the chicken , ginger, chilli and coriander flavour. These are like a grown up more authentic type of noddle snack. 
  • One box of Sukrin cake mix RRP £5.00. I had never heard of this before but the girls love baking so i am planning on making a cake with this in the next few days, i am hoping it is easy as i am not the best of bakers. This cake mix is free from sugar, gluten, wheat and eggs which is great for people trying to eat healthy or who suffer from allergies. 
  • One box of Finn Crisp RRP £1.20 I am not a big fan of crisp breads but i have heard from my dad who i gave them too that they are lovely and taste nice. They are low in fat , rich in fibre and are made with only natural ingredients. So are perfect for anyone eating healthy.
  • One carton of Simplee Aloe RRP £1.79. This is a refreshing drink that actually tastes nice as it is Aloe Vera mixed with fresh grape juice and lemon to make it taste nice as well as being super healthy. 
  • Two bottles of Little Miracles RRP £1.49 each. These were a big hit with my twelve year old daughter. They are organic tea and juice and they taste lovely and refreshing. We will be buying these again. 
  • Two pots of Mornflake RRP £1.15 each. These are lovely they are little porridge pots that came with a topping to mix into the porridge to make them extra tasty. We received a Nutella topping and a Golden Syrup one. They were so quick and easy to make just add hot water and stir and they tasted delicious. We will be buying these again. 
  • One jar of Haywards Piccalilli RRP £1.89 . I think most people will be familiar with this piccalilli my dad has jars of this in his cupboards. It is great to use in sandwiches. 
  • One bottle of Magners cider RRP £1.99. The other half loves Magners ciders and he demolished this although i did get a little taste and it was lovely and fruity. I like the fact that it is a lighter version of normal Magners , perfect for those of us on diets and trying cut down the calories in alcohol. 
  • One pack of Clipper Green Tea. This was included as a special extra gift in the box and is a sample pack of ten teabags.

So what did i think? 

When the box arrived there was a leaflet inside that said it was a January health box, i thought that this was a great idea as so many people , myself included are on some kind of health kick at this time of year. Being a health box every item in the box was healthy , even the alcohol was a light version. Even though this was a health box i liked the fact that there was still 'treats' included such as the Magners and the cake mix and the treats were healthy versions that you can still enjoy while being on a diet.

There was some brands that i was familiar with such as Magners and Haywards Piccalilli but there was also lots of brands and products that i had either not heard of or had not tried in the box too such as the Alfa rice oil and the Little Miracles drinks. I enjoyed trying out the products that i had never tried before and it was nice to be able to try them out without feeling guilty and falling off the diet waggon.

The contents of this months box is worth £22.54 so this is a lot more then the £12.99 that you would actually pay for the box. Every box that i have received the contents are worth almost double the price that you pay, so i think that they are fantastic value for money as the price you pay also includes your postage too.

If you like the look of these boxes then you can order a one yourself and it is so quick and easy to do you just visit the Degustabox website,  fill in your details and pay £12.99 per month for your box via direct debit which includes postage and packaging so no hidden extra costs. If you order before before the 20th of the month you will receive your box at the end of that month and if you order on or after the 21st of the month you will receive the box by the 8th of the following month. You will get a text message when your box has been dispatched and then you can track your parcel or change your delivery date if you wont be home. You can also cancel your subscription at any time by contacting Degustabox before the 10th of the month. Easy peasy.

You can follow Degustabox yourself on twitter or facebook and see what others think of these boxes as i am not the only one who thinks that they are rather amazing. If you fancy ordering your own box then i have a discount code which will give you £3 off your first box meaning that you will only pay £9.99 which is a total bargain. The code is 1U0T6 and you just enter it at the checkout when ordering to receive your £3 discount.

If you try out Degustabox yourself i would love to know what you think as i am sure you will love them just as much as i do.

* Disclosure : I was kindly sent this Degustabox free off charge for the purpose of this review , however all opinions are my own honest account of the products we received. 

1 comment:

  1. I've had 3 Degusta boxes now, I was getting Flavourly ones but these people offer much better boxes, cheaper and more great stuff. Wasn't a huge fan of the coconut milk but I've used pretty much everything and given away the things I wouldn't use, I am really impressed with them.


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