Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
Degustabox is a subscription box that sends out a variety of shelf-stable food items, some which 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 or $18.99 if you purchase the box bi-annually. Both prices include shipping to the contiguous United States
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. To order to the mainland UK, check out their Great Britain website.
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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Each box has a large format info card with some info and pricing for the items included. Since many of these items are available in grocery stores, the pricing listed here may vary from online stores or prices in your local market.
This month, the reverse side features details for their Great Summer Giveaway!
Onward to the items!
I love these fig bars. I see them pop up in subscription boxes pretty often and am always delighted. Apple Cinnamon isn’t my favorite filling, but I’ll take it!
Welch’s Fruit Rolls in Berry, 6 x .75 oz. rolls – Value $3.29
These remind me of the fruit roll ups I ate as a kid, but these are a lot softer. They are almost kind of tough to peel off the paper because they are so soft and gooey-ish. Although berry is normally my favorite flavor when it comes to gummies, I’m not really feeling these for some reason. They are made with real fruit, but still taste a bit fake, compared to some natural fruit leather type stuff that I prefer. Win some, lose some! I’ll be passing these along.
They’ve also tossed in a coupon for more.
SunSpire Milk Chocolate SunDrops, 10 oz. – Value $6.51
These are basically M&M’s that you can use in lieu of chocolate chips when you make some fresh cookies! And that, my friends, is exactly what I am going to do. There’s even a recipe on the back! PS: they use fair trade cocoa.
Dole Peaches in Strawberry Gel, 4 x 4.3 oz. cups – Value $2.42
I’m going to level with you all. This is not going into my body. No way, no how. Peaches being suspended in strawberry “gel” just doesn’t grab me. These are going somewhere else, other than my home. Any takers?
Goya Golden Maria Sandwich Cookies, 5.1 oz. – Listed Value $0.89
OMG THESE COOKIES ARE SO GOOD. It’s great that there is always a Goya product in Degustabox, and this month’s is at the top of my favorite list. These biscuit cookies with ultra creamy chocolate filling are giving me life on this super sleepy day. The package is also super cute as well! I couldn’t find this exact size online, so I’m using the listed value for this one.
Sharwood’s Korma, 14.1 oz. – Value $4.02 (Get a case of 6 at Walmart for $24.09)
I love Indian food, so this is a great item for me to try at home! I have never attempted to make my own Indian food, but I may have to now. I really like coconut curries as well, so this “creamy coconut” sauce with a hint of cardamom really hit the spot.
These are very tasty! They pack a LOT of rosemary flavor and are apparently a take on a classic Italian recipe. It seems that what makes these different than your average chip is that they are made from Durum Wheat Semolina Flour which is the main ingredient found in premium pastas. I love rosemary, so this was the perfect flavor for me to try. I’m actually dipping them in the (later mentioned) hummus, like a heathen.
Vintage Italia Pasta Bow Ties in Meatball Parm, 5 oz. – Value $2.83 (buy 12 bags on Amazon for $33.99)
A second pasta-related chip item. Wow- these really do taste like meatballs! At first, they kind of reminded me of Pepperidge Farm Pizza Goldfish Crackers, which are some of my all-time faves, but then the meaty flavor really creeps up. Hand to God, these taste like a full meal in one puffed bow tie. It’s weird. Dang, these could easily be addictive.
Turkey Perky Jerky in Tasty Teriyaki, 1 oz. – Value $2.99
Because of the name, I thought this jerky had caffeine or something in it, but I guess it’s just fun to rhyme. This jerky is of course made from turkey instead of the usual beef, and I specifically got the teriyaki flavor, which is a bit sweet. Normally I don’t like a sweet meat, but this tastes pretty great. Most of it is on the smaller shredded side of things, rather than a few large chunks. It is really moist and tender, like they boast, and is all natural. There’s also no MSG or preservatives. Yay!
Goya Tostones Chips, 2 oz. – Listed Value $1.29
Ok, well… I can’t stop eating these. Thanks, Degustabox. I won’t be able to stop until they are gone. I didn’t realize I loved plantains this much, but here we are. So, what are tostones? They are apparently twice-fried plantain slices, but I am unclear how they differ from plain old plantain chips. Either way, these babies are already goners. These have palm oil and sea salt on them but aren’t overly salty. I went with the listed price here since I couldn’t find the exact product online.
Ok- so, hummus is already pretty easy to travel with. Why overcomplicate things by having to make it? Well, I guess mainly because this doesn’t need refrigeration (until after you make it). This container comes with three packets and a wooden stirrer, so you can make it far from a kitchen. This makes it ideal for picnics or camping. They boast on the side of the container that it’s “the best hummus in the world”, which is a pretty ridiculous claim. It IS good, but you know it can’t touch fresh homemade hummus. It was super easy to make and I finished in about 3 minutes. I’ve basically been dunking all chips from Degustabox into this and I’m liking it. It’s a bit salty, but otherwise tastes just as good as store bought refrigerated hummus.
Nuttzo 2go is an organic chocolate nut and seed butter that you can spread on anything you’d normally spread peanut butter on. There’s definitely a lot going on here. It tastes like a fresh ground, earthy peanut butter with a hint of chocolate. This would be tasty on some morning toast. I can taste the hazelnut, but it’s still far from Nutella.
Verdict: Degustabox is always exciting to open for me. I love food and have discovered a lot of great snacks and pantry items through this box! This month was heavy on the chips, but I do love them, so I’m ok with that. I’m super excited to try the korma and love when they include an ingredient to make a meal with. I’m also looking forward to trying the SunDrops in some cookies! A lot of items this month were gobbled up immediately by me, so I consider it a win! I valued this box at about $34, which is well over the $19.99 cost.
What did you think of this month’s Degustabox?