Wednesday 19 November 2014

Review: Degustabox

As I keep mentioning all the time since I started blogging at the start of the year I have discovered so many amazing new company's. Well, I recently discovered another company Degustabox a monthly food subscription box service, I love food and I love subscription boxes so I was rather excited when I heard about this. I was even more excited when I was offered a one to review, as I had been planning on buying a one as they looked rather good.

Degustabox box

Degustabox is, as I mentioned, a monthly food and drink subscription box service. Which means that you pay just £12.99 per month, including delivery and a box of surprise food and drink items will be delivered to your door - amazing! What I love about subscription boxes is the surprise element to them, as when you receive and open your box you have no idea at all what is inside. It is a great way to try out and discover new products that you may never have tried or heard of before.

Inside the Degustabox

We received our very first Degustabox last week and here is what was inside.
  • One Kent's Kitchen jalfrezi meal kit RRP £2.50. I have never tried these before but they look really good as you just add meat and vegetables and it makes an authentic curry. My other half and oldest daughter Chloe both love curry so this is sure to be a hit.
curry mix out of a Degustabox
  • Two bottles of Blue Dragon sweet chilli sauce, RRP £1.39 each. The other half loves sweet chilli and we actually buy this sauce a lot and use it for dipping or to add to stir-fry so he was pleased with this.
contents of Degustabox - two bottles sweet chilli sauce
  • One packet of Special K barbecue flavour crisps, RRP £1.29. As I am trying to lose some baby weight these were perfect, as I love crisps and these are healthier than normal crisps. My one-year-old daughter really liked these too. 
Contents of Degustabox Special K BBQ crisps
  • One Enhancer drink, RRP £2.49. You add this to water to give it a fruity taste, as soon as my oldest daughter seen this she took it and put it in her school bag, so she can add it to her bottles of water at school at lunchtime. This was a big hit with her and I will be buying this again.
            drink out of a Degustabox
  • One Get Buzzing flapjack bar, RRP £1.30. The other half loves flapjacks and is always buying them so he had this and said it was nice.
flapjack bar
  • One Solo Marshmallow Crème, RRP £1.99.  This is an American product we have never tried before, but we love American foods and drinks in our house. 
Tub of Toasted Marshmallow Creme
  • One packet of Bear Paws fruit snacks, RRP £0.55. Sophia loved these, and I liked the fact they are a more healthy snack for children as they are made of pure fruit. I will be buying these again.
               contents of Degustabox pack of Bear Paws
  • One packet of Jelly Belly jelly beans, RRP £2.50. We have had these before and we all loved these and I am sure we will be buying these again.
contents of a Degustabox Jelly Belly Jelly beans
  • One loaf of Brioche Pasquier sliced Brioche bread, RRP £1.69. I have never tried this before and it is not something I would have brought but we all really enjoyed it, especially the children.  
loaf of brioche from Degustabox
  • One packet of Brioche Pasquier pain au lait, RRP £1.60. Everyone loves pain au lait and these were demolished straight away as they were so soft and yummy.
contents of Degustabox
  • One bar of  Dr Oetker dark chocolate, RRP £2.49. I keep meaning to do more baking so this will come in perfect for making a chocolate cake with.
two bars of baking chocolate
  • Three sachets of Dr Oetker cocoa powder, RRP £1.89. 

We also received a voucher to get four pack of Benecol greek style yoghurts and we received a sample box of Bear Alphabites cereal.

Good Point's
  • I loved the surprise element of not knowing what was in the box
  • There was a great selection of products and a good mix of savoury and sweet items
  • Everything was from well-known brands
  • The box was not full of samples it was full of properly sized products
  • We will use everything in the box
  • Everything had a long sell by date on them
  •  Free delivery
  • Amazing value
Bad Point's

None at all, the products arrived quickly and in perfect condition, everything had a long shelf life so everything was fresh and we will use everything in the box. It is such amazing value I really can not fault this box.

My Verdict

This was my first Degustabox and I really am very impressed, there were so many items in the box and it is amazing value as the contents are worth more than double what you pay for the box. Everything in the box is products that we have or will use and they are well-knowing brands some of which I buy anyway. It was really nice being able to try some things that I would not normally buy and that we will now definitely be buying in the future.

You can buy your own Degustabox from there website where you will be sent between 9 to 14 surprise food and drink products each month for just £12.99 including delivery. You can cancel your subscription at any time as long as you cancel before the 10th of the month. 

Disclosure: I was sent this Degustabox free of charge for the purpose of this review, however, all views are my own.


1 comment

  1. my wife keeps asking me to subscribe to this i like to see the reviews each month (mark sorrell)


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