Monday, 2 March 2015

February Degustabox

Regular readers to my blog will know that for the last few months i have been lucky enough to have been sent a monthly food subscription box from Degustabox. Which is basically a box filled with lots of surprise food and drink items delivered straight to my door each month. And on Wednesday i received my February box. I love that the day before my delivery i will get an e-mail notifying me my box will be delivered that gives me a chance to change the day or request for my box to be left in a safe place if i will not be home, and then on the day of the delivery i get a text with an estimated delivery time.

I get rather excited when i know my box is on it's way, as i love subscription boxes as you never know what you are going to get until you actually receive and open your box. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of Degustabox subscription boxes it is basically a monthly food and drink service that you sign up to at , you enter your details and you pay the monthly fee which is £12.99 including postage and packaging which i think is amazing value. Then once a month a box filled with between 9-14 surprise food and drink items will be delivered to your door. Each month the food and drink items will be totally different products and it is a great way to try out and discover new products that you may never of heard of or tried before. And there is no long sign up commitment either as you can cancel your subscription at any time as long as it is before the 10th of the month.

So here is a look at what was inside my February Degustabox.
  • One jar of Whole Earth three nut butter RRP £3.00 . I have never heard of this product before, it is cashew nuts, hazelnuts and peanuts butter. It is made with natural ingredients and has no added sugar making it healthy and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. I am not a peanut butter fan but the other half likes it and says this is really nice. 
  • Two bars of Beet It RRP £1.85 x 2 . Again a product i had never even heard of these are beetroot flapjacks. These are a sports energy bar and as i am not into health or anything there not really something i would eat, but if you were into fitness i am sure these would be useful.
  • One box of Melba Thins RRP £1.39 . I actually buy Melba toasts as i love them with pate on and the children love them with cheese spread on, although i had never heard of this brand before but they are really nice and i will keep an eye out for these when i go shopping.
  • Two packs of Schwartz Flavour Shots RRP £1.40 each. I have seen these advertised but i have never actually brought them myself, they are flavour shots to create a meal i received a paella and a masala one. These will be great for creating quick and easy meals so i am looking forward to trying these out. 
  • One pack of Lily O'Brien's cookie crunch RRP £2.60 . These are a pack of little crunchy chocolate biscuits pieces smoothed in chocolate and they are delicious. These were my favourite item in the box and i could have happily ate them all except everyone else in the house loved them too and they quickly disappeared. I will be buying these again for sure and i will be hiding them from my children.
  • One box of American Muffin Company muffins RRP £2.50. A box of six individually wrapped chocolate chip wheat and gluten free muffins. Again these were Delicious and quickly went in are house as the children loved them. I will be buying these again.
  • One tub of Peanut Hottie RRP £3.00. I have seen this before but never tried it, it is a peanut butter flavoured hot drink. My twelve year old daughter loves this and has been drinking it nonstop and has asked me to buy more of this, i have not tried it myself yet but it smells lovely.
  • One bottle of Laimon Fresh drink RRP £1.99. Again a drink i had never heard of , this was a lemon, lime and mint flavour drink. My daughter loved this and drank the lot before i could even try it. 
  • One bar of Jack Link's beef snack RRP £1.39. I had never heard of this and it is not something that i would normally eat so i have let my other half have this. 

So what did i think ?
 As usual there was some brands and products that i was familiar with but there was lots of brands and/or products that i had not tried before which i love as Degustaboxs are a great way of discovering new products. I think the balance of meal ideas, snacks and drinks in this months box was just right. I was really impressed with this months box and i think that we will be taken out a subscription to keep getting these boxes in future.

My favourite items in this months box were defiantly the Lily O'Brien's cookie crunch and i will be buying those again along with the American Muffins, Melba thins and Peanut hottie. The contents of this months box came to just over £22 so as always the contents are worth a lot more then the £12.99 that you actually pay for the box, making them great value as the price you pay also includes postage and packaging. 

If you like the look of Degustabox then you can order your own box which is so quick and easy to do just visit degustabox fill in your details and pay £12.99 per month via direct debit which includes postage and packaging fees too so no hidden extra costs. If you order before the 20th of the month your box will be delivered by the end of the month and if you order on or after the 21st of the month your box will be delivered on or after the 8th of the following month. You can also cancel your subscription at any time , as long as it is before the 10th of the month you wont be charged.

You can follow Degustabox on Twitter or Facebook and see what other people think of these boxes as i am not the only one who thinks they are rather brilliant. If you fancy ordering your own Degustabox then i have a discount code for £3 off your first box meaning that you would only pay £9.99 for your first box , which is amazing value for such great products and service. The code is 1U0T6 and you just enter it at the checkout to get your £3 discount.

* Disclosure : I was sent a Degustabox free of charge for the purpose of this review , however all opinions are my honest view of the product i received. 

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