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Degustabox Food Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016

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Degustabox is a subscription box that sends out food items that are new to the market. You won’t always be able to find these items in stores yet!

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This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Degustabox

The Cost: $19.99 per month, including shipping to the Contiguous United States

COUPON: Use code DEGUSTA10 to get your first box for $9.99!

Ships to: Continental United States. There is also a Great Britain website and they ship to mainland United Kingdom

The Products: “…a variety of exciting food products, the items in the box will be a surprise but we can say one thing, you will always find something new and delicious!”

Check out the Food Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Degustabox to your subscription list or wishlist!

Good to know: you can earn points by reviewing the products you receive or by referring a friend. Points are redeemable for a complimentary box.  

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Reduced Fat Sea Salt Popcorn by Wise Popcorn (2) – $1.50

This one is not available on the Wise website yet. I really enjoyed this as a basic snack. It’s kind of a guilt free snack, which is what I’m looking for these days. Popcorn will never be my favorite snack food but I do enjoy it every now and again! The sea salt flavor was light and just enough to provide a salt fix during the day. 

Cinnabon Popcorn by Wise Popcorn (2) – $1.50

I love Cinnabon as much as the next person and this was delicious! It was a bit weird in popcorn form though – there’s just something about the gooey, doughy texture of a cinnamon roll that you can’t capture in popcorn!

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Vita Coco Coconut Oil (3) – $3.87

I have received little packages of coconut oil in the past and I wasn’t entirely sure what to do with them. These will be going into my dopp kit for upcoming trips. I like to use coconut oil as a first face cleanse lately and these are the perfect size for shorter trips. These seem to be pretty high quality coconut oil, though I’m certainly not an expert. 

Honees Cough Drops – $2.75

These are probably a third larger than most cough drops on the market. There was a faint hint of menthol, and the honey flavor wasn’t too strong. I am going to save the rest of them for when I get sick!

Haribo Sour Gold-Bears – $2.79

I’m neither a gummy bear person nor a sour candy person. These are good if you’re in to either of those though!

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Orchard Valley Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix – $1.98

I like Orchard Valley Harvest products and this one was no exception! It has my favorite nuts in it, cashews, which is always a win for me. 

Orchard Valley Cashew halves and pieces – $1.98

Again, cashews are my favorite, so this was a huge win for me! They seemed fresh and flavorful. 

Jif Cinnamon Peanut Butter – $2.99

This peanut butter is pretty high in sugar, so keep that in mind here. This would be a great topping for toast or with fruit (apple or banana, etc.). I can’t see myself eating it on a PB&J, but it would probably be good in a peanut butter & banana smoothie. The flavor is really great. I can’t see myself purchasing it regularly though – I have white chocolate peanut butter that has pretty much been untouched in my cupboard, since I generally only eat peanut butter with PB&Js. I can see this being good in peanut butter cookies too if you cut back on the amount of sugar in the cookies!

Elmhurst Harvest Chocolate Almond Milk – $3.00

This item will vary for subscribers. The info sheet says that there are nine (!!) possible flavors. That’s a lot!! This had really good flavor and I enjoyed it – who says you can’t like chocolate milk as an adult?!

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Topo Chico Flavored Sparkling Water – $1.00

This was good sparkling water, the flavor wasn’t too strong, but I always doctor it up with more juice anyway. Apparently there is some legend that an Aztec princess became ill and she recovered when she was taken to the spring where this was bottled. I’m not sure it has healing properties but I enjoyed this as a sparkling limeade!

Topo Chico Mineral Water – $1.00

This was doctored up with some juice as well – sparkling water with juice is one of my favorite summer time beverages. 

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Brianna’s Italian Vinaigrette dressing – $3.99

I enjoyed this dressing. The flavors came through really nicely – this has garlic, olives, Romano cheese, and other spices – you can’t go wrong with that combination! I plan to use the rest of this in my favorite pasta salad this summer.  

Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki – $4.99

This item also looks like it will vary for subscribers – they mention Veri Veri Teriyaki, Hoisin Garlic, and Island Teriyaki. The flavor of this sauce was really strong – a good thing for teriyaki sauce! This will be perfect for grilling on my BBQ once I get it cleaned up for summer!

Verdict: The value of this Degustabox is $33.34, which is very good for a food box that costs $20.00! I also felt like some of the prices they listed were a little low – I don’t think I can purchase Jif Peanut Butter in my area for under $3.50 – it’s probably closer to $5.00! There was quite an assortment of items included, which I love!  

Degustabox included two recipes to use some of the items on the back of the info sheet: an Italian pasta salad with the vinaigrette, and teriyaki chicken kebabs for the teriyaki sauce.  

I really enjoyed this shipment and I think most people would be able to eat at least some of it, even with food allergies. There were gluten free, vegan, and dairy free items included – which isn’t too common with food boxes that don’t allow you to exclude certain items or do a survey to tailor the box to your tastes.  

Have you tried Degustabox yet?

Written by Bekki Menzies

Bekki Menzies

Bekki first discovered subscription boxes in 2014 and they quickly took over her life! (Not quite, but pretty close.) She started with POPSUGAR Must Have, then moved to Little Lace Box, Birchbox, Hamptons Lane…the rest was history. Her favorite product find is Beekman 1802 Fudge (so, so good) and her favorite boxes are Birchbox and Hamptons Lane…but she’s always looking for a new subscription to try!
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19 Comments

  1. I received a box full of fun treats and most were made of decent ingredients. There was also a little meal kit of pasta and a pouch of sauce which I thought was a great idea. I definitely recommend this box.

  2. I have done it for 2 months so far and i am very satisfied with the items that have been sent so far I will stick with it for a few more months

  3. wondering if most of these items are close to expiring or do they still have a long shelf life after receiving? i’ve seen some of these items at my local food bank for a couple bucks but the ones at my location are way overdue! hopefully someone can shed light! TIA!

  4. You can use promo code: FBM7 to get this box for $7.99.

    • Now for $4.99 with promo code: FBM4 courtesy of Facebook!

      • Yeah thanks!! I got mine for $4.99!

  5. This is available at groupon for $7.99.

  6. I used a different code just in case the other doesnt work ADW9 is the one yesterday and it worked.

  7. I just ordered a box and for 10 dollars for my first box. Either way all those snacks for 10 even if I cancel after I get my box. It is super easy to cancel. They charge you on the 11th of the month and if you cancel by the 9th your good. I think I will eat or use or try all thing and my better half is not picky. I think if I marinated a sock he may eat it. ?.I ordered yesterday and my box will not be here until July 1 to July 7th. So I will have to decide fast if I want to pay 20 for it. Free shipping is the best. That is what a bonus and a part of why ordered too.

  8. The idea of the box is interesting, although like someone else I’m a bit confused. You can buy the Brianna’s dressing at Walmart. I was also thrown off by the name because when I read “Degustabox” my brain automatically corrected that to “disgusting.”

    I took a look at the Great Britain site and looked at past boxes. I brought my husband in to look (he’s British) and I stopped looking once we hit January. We counted at least 10 items that he could recall being out on the shelves over there, for years. Granted they do say that many are new, meaning not all, but it doesn’t seem worth it to me.

    • Lisa, I think they are playing off the French “déguster” which means to taste or sample. It probably would make more sense in the European market as many more people would be familiar with the etymology of their name!

  9. I don’t get this box either. I feel it’s like “random items I can get at the discount grocery store”. Which is not bad, necessarily. Actually I may give my daughter $20 and see what she comes up with – it may be more fun 🙂

  10. I’d be happy with this box and glad to see a food box going over the value of the cost. I’d use almost everything in this box! I’m considering this one

  11. I am a little confused about this box. The concept is new to the market items but some of these items do not seem to fit. I have purchased the SoyVay Teriyaki for several years.

    • I agree! Topo Chico has been popular in my neck of the woods (Central Texas) for awhile now- and their Wikipedia page says it has been bottled since 1895! That’s not especially new.

  12. Interesting box! I had a friend ask me about it and I couldn’t find too many American reviews. Apparently, it’s been a sub for awhile in Europe (of course, those boxes looked really interesting since they were European brands!). My only issue is that I’m not really willing to pay $20 for a random, no-choice food box. Maybe I’m just cheap? I probably would be willing to pay $10 for the ‘sampling’ nature of the box. Now, if they sent the European brand stuff over, I’d probably be more interested 🙂

    • Did you go to the UK site and look at past boxes?? ?I would pay $20/month in a hot second for those boxes!! Dang it! ☹️

      • I saw those too! I wish we could get those as well. May still try the American version for fun.

      • I would hand over the money for the UK box for sure!

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