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Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon– September 2017

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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

LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code MSABONUS2017 to get your first month of Degustabox for only $9.99. (Regularly $19.99). Your first month will also include a free gift!

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.

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You’ll always find an info sheet in your Degustabox, detailing all of the items they’ve included and their retail price.

The back usually has some extra info, this time it’s a recipe to make using one of the items: Mutti Tomato Puree. That soup looks so inviting!

King Arthur Flour Lemon Bar Mix, 18 oz. – Value $3.98

King Arthur Flour is a familiar brand in this box and this month the offer up Lemon Bar Mix from their Essential Goodness line. These don’t contain any preservatives, artificial colors or flavors, or corn syrup. I always gobble up lemon bars if I see them at a Pittsburgh Wedding cookie table, but have never made them myself, so I’m excited to try these. They’re made with real lemon and have a shortbread crust. Mmmm.

Reese On The Go Mango Quinoa Medley, 2 pack – Value $3.98 (Buy a 6 pack of 2 for $23.90)

Initially, most things in cups like this sort of turn me off, but I do really like quinoa (the most ancient of grains), and mango is one of my favorite fruits, so I thought I’d give it a try. It has almost a rice pudding consistency and the marriage of the quinoa with the sweet fruit sort of balance each other out so it’s not too boring or too sweet. This is a great little snack cup for a kid’s lunch or something to tide you over in between meals.

Natural Sins Crispy Coconut Chips, 0.5 oz. – Value $1.35 (Buy 6, 1 oz. packages for $16.20)

Coconut chips are really having a moment right now, no? It seems that I’ve been getting them a lot in sub boxes and I’m certainly not mad about it. The only ingredients here are coconut and cane sugar, so they keep it super simple. I like that you can see a little edge on each chip! These were really easy to gobble down and the pack didn’t last long at all.

They’re having a giveaway as well to win more!

Sunrype Fruit To Go x 2 – Total Value $0.70 (Buy a case of 55 for $19.25)

I didn’t realize until I was looking up the cost of these that they are pull-apart fruit strips. However, these are pretty sticky, so I’d rather keep it in the package and just bite into the whole thing. I do the same with string cheese and have been called a monster for doing so. I guess there are two kinds of people in this world, huh? These strips are 100% fruit and the only sugar comes naturally from them. I got 2 different flavors, the apple strawberry watermelon and the apple wildberry. Both are a little tart with just enough sweetness. Great little on-the-go snack.

Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ Stir-Fry Sauce, 9 oz. – Value $2.38

I really enjoy Korean food, so I was pleased to see this BBQ sauce in the box. With all of my meal kit cooking these days, I feel prepared to make something on my own (though I still need a recipe!) and this will be a good start. I’ve never made a Korean style BBQ stir-fry, but it sounds super tasty and includes FLANK STEAK😍! I had a little preview taste and the sauce itself is sweet and a bit smoky!

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna, 5 oz. – Value $3.94

Tuna is always a pantry staple for me. You can toss it into a number of things, or keep it simple with just some mayo, salt and pepper on crackers as a snackie. I got heavy into tuna melts a few years ago, so this can will not be going to waste. Wild Planet uses sustainable pole and line caught albacore only, not farm raised tuna.

They’ve included a coupon as well so you can save on more! The recipe for tuna and feta and grain salad sounds awesome.

Post Shredded Wheat Frosted Mixed Berry, 15.5 oz. – Value $2.88

These! I’m not a huge cereal eater, but when I do it, it’s going to be shredded wheat. Mainly because I can eat it straight from the box. Out of the two flavors, I received Frosted Mixed Berry (the other is Frosted Cinnamon Roll). The Frosted Mixed Berry not only has the sweet frosting on the top, but it also has a little bit of fruit filling in each shredded wheat. There’s nothing quite like the crunch of these babies in between your teeth and the berry flavor is super yum.

Angelic Bakehouse 7 Grain Bread Crisps with Sea Salt – Listed Value $4.00

I was unable to find these for sale online, so I’m going to guess they are new and not in stores yet. Angelic Bakehouse is all about being nutritious and delicious and I have to say that these bread crisps (which are made with sprouted mash) with a bit of sea salt are pretty tasty all on their own. Each crisp is thinly sliced and has a great crunch to it. These would be perfect with hummus, or even in place of Melba toast (think cream cheese, salmon, and dill!).

Mutti Tomato Puree Passata, 24.5 oz. – Value $4.99

Mutti is another brand that I have come to enjoy via Degustabox. Sometimes it’s a sauce, sometimes it’s chopped tomatoes, but it’s always tasty and I always use it! I luuuurve pasta, but this time they’ve included a HUGE jar of tomato puree, with a recipe (on one side of the info sheet) for tomato and basil soup. Since it’s getting chilly here in Pittsburgh, this came at the perfect time. Gotta go classic and make a grilled cheese to go with it!

Goya Rice Pilaf in Original, 7 oz. – Value $1.99

Goya is yet another dear brand that I have slowly been discovering more about through this subscription. They’ve included Original Rice Pilaf this time around which is another pantry staple of mine, so I’m appreciative of their choice. Rice pilaf is my favorite thing to pair with chicken or salmon for dinner, even though the recipe on the box for pimento and mushroom pilaf looks like it could be a main course.

They’ve also included a short booklet featuring their line of Rice Pilaf with a recipe and coupon. Chicken and corn salsa? Load me up, fam.

Verdict: Degustabox crushed it this month (that’s a good thing). You know I love pantry items because sometimes I’m too lazy to drag my body to the grocery store. I really love that they’ve included so many recipes for different items to further enable my laziness. I received some staples for my kitchen shelf and still got some healthy snacky items as well. Fantastic ratio this month! After totaling up the values I found online, this box weighs in at over $30, which is $10 over the $19.99 price tag. I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by the value of this sub, but if you haven’t tried it, you can get your first box for only $9.99 with our coupon code MSABONUS2017!

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? From Degustabox:

For your first box:

  • If you sign up before the 19th you should receive your box by the 5th of the following month.
  • If you sign up between the 19th and 25th, you should receive your box by the 10th of the following month.
  • If you sign up between the 26th and the last day of the month, you should receive your box by the 15th of the following month.

This applies to the first box only. From the second month you will receive your box at the beginning of the month.

Coupon: Use code MSABONUS2017 to get your first month of Degustabox for only $9.99. (Regularly $19.99). Your first month will also include a free gift!

What did y’all think of this month’s Degustabox? Tell me in the comments!

Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne has been feeling the pull of subscription boxes ever since her first PopSugar Must Have. She currently enjoys discovering new beauty + skin care products, and drools over anything with FOOD!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

11 Comments

  1. I love this sub. Great combination of stuff I know and new things to try.

    The lemon bars are outstanding and not needing to pull out the mixer is a bonus.

    The Korean BBQ was delicious, but the packaging left a lot to be desired. You need a little bit to marinate and the rest when cooking. I put the open pack in a measuring cup in the fridge so it wouldn’t spill.

    • Hi Beth M, I’m Beth L…..I had to do it.. High five and nice to meet ya…

      • Ditto! And thanks for rocking it old school with the high five. 🙂

  2. So I am still confused- I would love this exact box. If I sign up today will I get this box, just by the 5th of October?

    • You will get the October box. I use to be able to get 1 box and if I liked it I could get a second 1.Now the cut off date is at the end of the the month before.If you ordered it by 8/31/17 you would get September’s box. They have made it confusing in the past when they went from buying current box to pay ahead. Hope this helps answer your question.

    • It is like a mind bender. LOL. They typically ship boxes so I receive them the first week of the month. So I’ll get October’s box the first week of October with an ongoing sub. Assigning actual dates to the summary above, if you sign up Sept 1 – Sept 19, you’ll receive October’s box by Oct. 5. If you sign up Sept 19-25, you’ll receive October’s box by October 10. And if you sign up Sept 26 – Sept 30, you’ll receive October’s box by October 15. If you sign up one month, you’ll get the next month’s box…I think…

  3. Marne, we are on the same page about food in cups haha! But I too love quinoa….I assume it’s meant to be eaten cold, but I am tempted to try warming it up, like a soup perhaps?
    My coconut chips were all smashed, but it’s not a major loss. The fruit strips were pretty yummy. I’m excited to try the lemon bars and my cat is equally excited about the tuna. I wish the stir fry sauce was in a resealable container as I am usually only cooking for one. I am thrilled with the tomato sauce and pilaf. I love the items that are more components of a whole meal, rather than snack foods. Having said that though, the bread crisps were a fun new discovery. My best friend and I paired them with honey goat cheese and enjoyed them at a show in the park over the weekend.

    I tried to give the cereal to the homeless guy who opens the door for everyone at the post office, but he looked at me like I was crazy and said, “What am I going to do with this? I’m homeless.” I thought it would make a good snack, even without milk? I don’t know, I haven’t had cereal since I was like, eight. However, now I’m snacking on the cereal – I got the cinnamon roll flavor – and it is delicious! Though opening a cereal box for the first time in my adult life, I am shocked at how little food actually comes in such big packaging.

    Overall, fairly solid box this month.

  4. My kids and I always like this box. We’ve found some new favorites. Although I can’t seem to find that Korean BBQ sauce we got a few months ago and I got addicted to it. This box is one of the better boxes. I loved the bread crisps!

  5. Your value breakdown appears to be RV, not approx. what we paid.

    • That’s the point, though, right? To see how much money is saved by getting the sub rather than paying full retail price in stores?

    • Thanks for pointing this out! I didn’t notice, and I was thinking to myself “wow, this box isn’t a great deal after all…”

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