Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon– September 2016
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!
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.)
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!
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!”
Ships to: Continental United States. There is also a Great Britain website and they ship to mainland United Kingdom
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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DegustaBox includes a full breakdown of the box value wise, along with a little bit about each product. This month they also included a little extra about the aloe vera drink in the box, and a sheet with some games on it!
They also include recipes for using some of the items in the box. This month the recipe was for the ratatouille sauce.
The bourbon flavored nuts are addictive. They were slightly sweet and salty – seriously everything I would want in a flavored peanut. The maple bacon nuts, according to my friend that tried them, were the perfect mix of sweet maple and smoky bacon.
I love anything shortbread. Does it have butter, sugar, and flour in it? I’m there! These were really good shortbread cookies. I enjoyed the traditional shortbread more than the chocolate chip, but that’s just because I’m a shortbread purist. DegustaBox let us know that all subscribers received at least one box, but that over half of subscribers randomly received two boxes.
The English Provender Co. Caramelized Red Onion Chutney – Listed Value $2.45
This is delicious. I love caramelized onions, so a caramelized onion chutney is always going to be a winner in my book. I used this (and the chutney and curd below) with some biscuits, and it was the perfect vehicle.
The English Provender Co. Sweet Tomato and Chili Chutney – Listed Value $2.45
Tomatoes are another favorite of mine. This chutney has a nice sweetly roasted tomato flavor, with the gentle kick of the chili. This is again, the perfect accoutrement to some buttered biscuits for breakfast!
The English Provender Co. Luxury Lemon Curd – Listed Value $2.45
Lemon curd is my crepe topping of choice. I also use it on scones, since we don’t have clotted cream many places here! This is a really good lemon curd. It’s smooth, tart, and sweet all at the same time.
Toosum Gluten Free Oatmeal Bar – Cranberry & Acai Flavor – Value $1.49
I was not a fan of this bar. It kind of tasted like cranberry and oatmeal paste to me.
Nando’s Peri-Peri Sauce – Value $3.49
This peri-peri sauce is made with African bird’s eye chili and has lemon, garlic, onion, and spiced added in. I really enjoyed this on eggs in the morning!
Sparkling Bitters – White Peach Flavor – Listed Value $1.99
DegustaBox has these listed as $1.99 each, but the Amazon price is quite a bit more. Either way, I really enjoyed this bottle of sparkling water with bitters added. It tasted like peach, but with none of the super sugary artificial flavor.
Hak’s Paks One Pot Cooking Sauce – Rustic Ratatouille – Listed Value $3.99
This ratatouille sauce is created with roasted tomatoes, herbs de provence and zucchini.
I used the ratatouille sauce with some sautéed eggplant, asparagus, and zucchini. It took maybe 10 minutes for the vegetables to get to my desired doneness in the sauce. It was delicious!
Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn & Quinoa Pasta – Listed Value $2.39
Disclaimer: I do not eat gluten-free, so I am used to normal, gluten filled pasta. This pasta was a bit chewy, and didn’t cook through completely. The taste wasn’t bad though. I used this with some homemade tomato sauce, and topped it with parmesan cheese.
Entenmann’s Little Bites – Chocolate Chip Muffin – Value $0.60
I am a huge fan of any kind of bread item from Entenmann’s. Their cheese danish is never safe in my presence. These muffins are great. I think they would go perfect in school lunches for sure.
Here’s my pasta that I made with the gluten free pasta. I wasn’t a huge fan of the texture, but the flavor was pretty great!
popCORNers Carnival Kettle Corn Chips – Value $2.91
These are popped corn chips that are kettle corn flavored. I’ve received these in multiple boxes and I enjoy them but I don’t love them!
Honey Bunches of Oats – Crunchy Honey Roasted – Value $3.40
This was included in my box, but not included on the info card. DegustaBox let us know all subscribers received this product as a gift. I enjoy Honey Bunches of Oats over vanilla ice cream but since I’m supposed to be watching my calories, I use almond milk and it’s excellent.
Verdict: Degustabox always has a great value for the cost of the box. This month, the value is $34.96 if you include the second box of Michel et Augustin Shortbread Cookies and Honey Bunches of Oats cereal ($29.36 if you do not). They also include a wide variety of food items, which is fun and different from most other boxes. I think part of the appeal of this box to me is the randomness of it all – you get pasta, sauce, chips, and cereal (actually, that kind of sounds like a haul at the grocery store for me…).
Have you tried Degustabox yet?