Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – January 2018
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.
January 2018 Degustabox Review
First, you’ll find an info page that lists all of the items in this month’s box, with their retail value.
The back changes from month to month, but this time has two different recipes that utilize some of your items: the edamame spaghetti, olive oil, and rosemary thins.
There are also a couple of coupons included for Go Organically and Maya Kaimal.
Maya Kaimal Naan Chips, – Buy a case of 12, 6 oz packages for $45.40
Though I appreciate these not being overly salted, I find them to be a bit on the bland side. I love regular naan, but something is not translating to these chips for me. Perhaps I need to think of them more of a cracker (like a vehicle) instead of a chip (which I could eat most of as-is).
I enjoy making popcorn the old-fashioned way of kernels in a pot on the stove, but when you are in a rush or not at home, this bagged popcorn is a good alternative. It doesn’t have anything weird in the ingredients. Just popcorn, sunflower oil, and some light sea salt. Nice n simple.
Loacker White Chocolate Bar – Listed Retail Value $1.99
Wow- this chocolate wafer bar seems rare online. I can’t seem to find it for sale, so I made note of the listed price from the info sheet, above. I’m not as huge of a white chocolate lover as when I was younger, but this super sweet bar is really creamy and full of a crispy wafer as well. One square crushes my sweet tooth!
Crown Maple Sugar – Buy a 10 oz. bag for $16.50
Hmmm- I’ve never noticed maple sugar in granulated form before. Has this always been around? The info sheet says this can be used in baking, cocktails, and of course coffee or tea. I don’t use sugar in my hot drinks, but I put a little of this in my evening tea to give it a whirl instead of honey and I’ll say a little goes a long way. It gave it a sweetness without tasting very “maple-like”. Recommended!
Cello Whisps, 2.12 oz. – Retail Value $3.99
You know when you make something with cheese on top, then there are those crispy, almost burnt parts where the cheese slides off onto the pan or baking sheet you’re using? These ARE those crisp pieces, but not burnt at all. The amount of cheesy flavor that these Whisps pack is pretty unreal. The cheddar is super sharp and cuts right through your tongue. The best part is that they’re made with 100% cheddar cheese ONLY. Nothing else. The back of the package has these topped on a bowl of tomato soup and holy cow would that taste perfect.
Go Organically Fruit Snacks – Retail Value $5.19
Fruit snacks are an item that tends to show up in snack subscription boxes often, but I’m always delighted to try different brands. I haven’t heard of Go Organically before, but their fruit snacks go down pretty easy and have a really honest fruity flavor. They’re gluten-free, GMO-free, made with real fruit, and are certified USDA organic. They’re not as soft as some of the other fruit snacks I’ve tried, but I like that they arechewiery.
Wasa Thins in Rosemary & Sea Salt – Retail Value $4.59
I eat a lot of cheese and generally really like charcuterie trays in general, so these crackers with rosemary and sea salt are a great addition to the likes. These have a pretty strong rosemary flavor (which I appreciate) but are a bit on the dry side, which seems to be their nature. I think these would be really great with a fruit or cheese spread as well to moisten them up.
Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti – Retail Value $4.07
I love pasta and am always game to try a new type that’s in the world. This here pasta is made from edamame (which I also really like) and therefore has a nice green color to it. The box boasts that it’s packed with plant-based protein so I’m willing to bet this is a pretty healthy alternative to pasta lovers that go a bit overboard sometimes (ahem, me). There’s a recipe for this on the info sheet that involves pesto, which sounds just awesome to me.
Dole Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Fruit Cups in Coconut Water – Retail Value $1.84
Normally when I get these snack packs in DegustaBox, I shy away from them. I’m not sure why, but it’s something they tend to include a lot (in different variations and brands, of course). These, however, got my attention with the words “coconut water”. I gobbled two of these down pretty easily and honestly, wouldn’t have been able to tell it was coconut water. They tasted pretty similar to the regular fruit cups to me. I do enjoy both pineapple and mandarin oranges, and these are great for packing lunches.
Monini Originale Extra Virgin Olive Oil – Retail Value $11.83
I use SO MUCH olive oil while cooking my meal kits, so I love when DegustaBox includes a full bottle in the box. This time they’ve sent a brand I’m not familiar with called Monini. This looks to be a somewhat expensive brand (I normally go whatever grocery store brand) and it smells heavenly.
Verdict: Degustabox was pretty good this month, in my opinion. I received 10 different items (most of which I hadn’t tried before) that have a retail value of over $40 for $19.99. You always roll the dice here (as with most sub boxes), but I have never thought that this one wasn’t worth the $19.99. If I don’t like a product, I can pass it to a friend, or donate to my local food bank. The olive oil and edamame were the most exciting since I’m eager to try them, and I was happy to discover Crown Maple Sugar and Cello Whisps!
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.
Value Breakdown: At $19.99 for this box, I got 10 items which prices them at $2.00 per item.
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What are you making with Degustabox this month?