Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – March 2017
Degustabox is a subscription box that sends out a variety of 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
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 always sends a full informational sheet with values (I always double check these values and add in the current value of the product that I find online, just to ensure that I am giving a correct value judgment!), along with recipes and coupons. I find that these values are accurate sometimes and not so accurate other times. With that said, I still appreciate the info sheet and the descriptions included with the products!
Boboli Original Crust – Value $3.77
I have tried Boboli pizza crusts in the past, and I generally really enjoy using them as a quick alternative to making my own dough. So I was pretty excited to see one in my Degustabox this month.
I decided to make a cheese pizza one night when my husband was away for work, and was planning to start some dough when I remembered this was upstairs. Naturally, this was the easier alternative, so I whipped this pizza up quickly. It was delicious!
Boboli crusts have a great taste, but the texture can sometimes be lacking. I’ve found that baking them on a pizza stone helps with that!
Tolerant Foods Balanced Blend Organic Chickpea Pasta, 8 oz. – Listed Value $4.99
This looks like a new product that hasn’t yet hit the market. It has 14 grams of protein per 3 oz serving and 40% of your daily fiber intake. This pasta is gluten and allergy-free: it’s made with legumes and rice. Ironically, I can’t try this, because I have a legume intolerance (fancy that), but I think these would be perfect those looking for a high-protein, gluten-free alternative!
Good Thins Sweet Potato Crackers, 3.75 oz. – Value $2.56
These crackers have no artificial colors, no artificial flavors, no cholesterol, no partially hydrogenated oils, and no high-fructose corn syrup.
These Good Thins are really amazingly tasty. They do lean to the sweeter side of the scale, so I think they would pair well with a salty, strong cheese like asiago or sharp cheddar. I ate quite a few of these in one sitting!
Loacker Gran Pasticceria Tortina Dark-Noir Cookies, 63 g. – Value $3.20
These are like the grown up version of a Kit-Kat. The wafer and creamy dark chocolate pairs so well with the hazelnut cream! I loved these and was sad that I only received 3 cookies! I will savor these for sure.
Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins – Chocolate Chip, 4 oz. – Value $2.99
I’ve tried these in the past and they’re quite good. I always enjoy getting them since they’re pretty low calorie for a sweet treat!
Goya Quinoa Blend, 6 oz. – Value $2.79
This quinoa blend has black beans, bell peppers, and spices in it. It is gluten-free, high in fiber, vegetarian, whole grain and free of trans fats.
I followed the instructions exactly on this – boil 1.5 cups of water, dump in rice/quinoa mixture, boil for 30 seconds, cover tightly and reduce to low for 15-17 minutes. When I tried this, it was still hard as a rock. Since we were getting ready to eat dinner, I wasn’t able to fix it, so I just tossed it. The flavors were good, but definitely add more liquid than it requires, and boil it a bit longer if you find that it isn’t quite done.
7 days Soft Croissant – Peanut Butter Creme and Jelly, 2.65 oz. – Value $1.07 (buy a case of 24 for $25.76 at Round Eye Supply)
This croissant had a good flavor and was quite soft. I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a croissant though – it was more like bread. Croissants, to me, have that crispy, crackling outer crust, with the flaky layers inside. I think that’s hard to capture in a packaged baked good.
Paul’s Quinoa Bars – Nuts, Seeds, and Honey, 5-pack – Listed Value $7.49
This product doesn’t seem to be available in the States! The sites I found for it were UK-based and I wasn’t able to find pricing to confirm the price listed on the info sheet. Either way, I found these were quite good – soft, with that honeyed taste that I love! I would definitely eat these when I needed to grab a bar, so I hope they become available here soon!
This drink is not carbonated and naturally flavored with coconut and lemon. I found that I liked the balance of lemon and coconut here. It was really delicious cold and definitely had a tropical vibe to it!
Energems Chocolate Energy – Mint Dark Chocolate, 7 servings – Value $6.99
I received these in a past Degustabox but in the dark chocolate flavor. My last batch was slightly chewy, while these are much more crunchy. The mint flavor is pretty faint here, which is nice! I like these, but I’m not sure I would add them to my daily vitamin ritual due to the cost (let’s be honest – I barely remember to take my vitamins). They have caffeine and Vitamins B and D.
Verdict: This month’s Degustabox has a value of $37.84. As always, Degustabox has an excellent value. I find that they are consistently over the cost of the box ($19.99) and they include a wide variety of new (and older) products for their subscribers to enjoy. I kind of love the fact that there’s no real curation for a theme, and they just include, what seems to be, a random selection. It’s fun for me!
Have you tried Degustabox yet?