Degustabox : Review


Prior to March, I’d heard of Degustabox but didn’t really know what it was. Last month, we were sent a box to look at.

In a nutshell, it’s a selection of 10 to 15 food products new to the market. The selection is a surprise, selected by the  elves at Degustabox.

March’s box was a nice selection of snacks, drinks and food stuff, with loads of stuff including these:

Skinny popcorn was a hit, as were the Pipers Cheddar & Onion which were bursting with flavour. The Lindt White Chocolate Gold Bunny was as delicious, as you can imagine. There seems to be loads of alternatives to dairy milk just now, but Good Hemp is made completely in the UK. Means it’s better for the environment too. It’d also highlight the moreish Monaco crackers which were crunchy, salty and addictive!

I was therefore looking forward to seeing what April’s box would bring.

April Degustabox Review

Deg-Apr-01

This is April’s selection. Before I get to the contents, let me rewind a little and tell you what receiving a Degustabox is like.

A couple of days before it’s dispatched, you get an email telling you what’s being sent to you. This is useful because it allows you to plan your own shopping around it. On the day of delivery, you get a text & email telling you the expected time of delivery. That’s always useful and great service. I like this.

So it’s arrived and this is your haul. Thirteen different products, all new, ranging from familiar brand names to food from across the globe. You get a handy guide telling you about all the different products too.

Deg-Apr-02 Deg-Apr-03

Two offerings from the Veetee microwaveable rice range. One Basmati, and one Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa. (I just found out that I’ve been pronouncing Quinoa wrong, and I’m probably the last person on the planet to know it.) The Levi Roots Jamaican Jerk is something I’m excited about using. Made authentically with scotch bonnet peppers, it’s got three chilis on the front to indicate the kick it’s going to give you. Like I said – excited!

Deg-Apr-04 Deg-Apr-05

Three drinks in this box. Rejuvination Water contains amino acid and is Apple and Mint flavoured. It’s incredibly fresh and the label says exactly what I was thinking – perfect hangover cure. A bottle of English Cider is loaded with the flavours of Pimms, strawberries and cucumber. Crisp and zingy! A more calming, healthy drink is the Green Lady Sparkling Tea.

The Milky Bar “Milk & Crunchy” bars are incredible. Too good for kids! The Smarties sharing block is a huge bar of chocolate with smarties in it. That’s just genius. There’s also a big pack of fruit strings to stick in the kid’s lunch boxes.

Deg-Apr-06 Deg-Apr-07

Popped potato chips. Yup, and the flavours from Popchips are right up my street – Sea Salt, Garlic & Rosemary. Crunchy heaven and with less than half the fat of fried crisps! The Parle biscuits are a great example of the sort of surprises Degustabox give you from another continent. They are the largest selling biscuit brand on the planet! From India, Parle Rusk is a toast with cardamom while Parle-G is full of milk & wheat goodness. Great snacks.

Deg-Apr-08

The final product is a generously large jar of a new sweetener from Canderel called Sugarly. It looks like sugar, tastes like sugar but has no calories. Not one. Zero. Utter madness!

So yeah, there’s plenty of snacks here, but there’s also some healthy alternatives. Big flavours throughout and a good selection of new products.

As a service, Degustabox is slick. The big name products are every bit as interesting as the stuff from other parts of the world. The price is incredibly reasonable – just £12.99 incl. delivery. The selection is varied and has something for everyone in the family. It would be a good option to either supplement your normal shopping, to discover new brands or as a gift for someone else. I recommend!

17 Comments

  1. Mas
    23 April 2016
    Reply

    In reply to your comment – **A couple of days before it’s dispatched, you get an email telling you what’s being sent to you. This is useful because it allows you to plan your own shopping around it. On the day of delivery, you get a text & email telling you the expected time of delivery** -I have been with degustabox for 15 months and the only email I receive is the day before delivery to tell me to expect it the next day. Then on the day you get another email/sms to tell you your time slot for delivery. In all the time I have been getting these boxes from them, I have never received an email letting me know what will be in the box, that’s the element of the surprise, you never know what you are gong to get until you receive it.

    • 25 April 2016
      Reply

      Ah that’s interesting. Perhaps I received the email because I was doing a review then?

  2. Margaret Gallagher
    23 April 2016
    Reply

    Sound really interesting
    Lots of yummy treats to try
    Would love to see for myself

  3. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    Looks like a lovely treat! And one you can enjoy during movie nights 🙂

  4. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    Ooh, I am liking the look of this. Would be nice to win it.

  5. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    I love popchips, i want to try that flavor 🙂 never heard of these boxes before, its a great idea.

  6. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    This is a good idea, I’ve seen lots of them about with different products. I have never tried them, I do my shopping on line and just buy one big shop, things like this never last long in our house with six of us!

  7. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    Wow, so many delicious things! The box seems like a good idea but never tried it – original 🙂

    Alina | interiors home blogger UK

  8. This looks like a great selection of items. We reviewed these last year and I loved the surprise element to them

  9. 25 April 2016
    Reply

    I loved degustabox and used to get them every month until December last year when I cancelled my sub.

  10. 26 April 2016
    Reply

    I wish I had enough money to sub to a Degusta Box because I am always blown away by their offerings!

  11. 26 April 2016
    Reply

    I really cannot get past the name, but the contents look fab

  12. 26 April 2016
    Reply

    I have to admit, this is not a box for me, everytime I see one I am always confused as to what it is that I don’t like or get about the box. Some good inclusions this month though.

  13. 27 April 2016
    Reply

    Degustabox is great, I love their selection of items. It usually includes items that we wouldn’t normally buy, so you get to try different products! 🙂
    http://lilinhaangel.com/

  14. Fi Ni Neachtain
    28 April 2016
    Reply

    We love getting our Degustabox everything month. It’s always fun trying out new foods and flavours, my boys love it! 🙂

  15. 28 April 2016
    Reply

    Looks yummy and what a great way to try new foods!

  16. 2 May 2016
    Reply

    We love degustabox here. Its always filled with items I really like but never thought to buy before

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *