Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – July 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.
Degustabox July 2018 Review
Degustabox always has a really nice info sheet that goes over each item included in the box with their retail values.
The content on the back changes from month to month, but has included a recipe for Uncle Dougie’s Gluten Free Sweet n’ Spicy Bison Balls using the BBQ sauce included.
Lee Kum Kee Plum Sauce, 9.2 oz. – Retail Value $3.59
I’m not a big fan of plum sauce since it’s on the sweet side of things but to be used for savory items (like chicken). I’ll probably pass this on to a friend who enjoys the sweet & savory mixture of flavors more than I do.
Loacker Cocoa & Milk Wafers, 1.59 oz. x 2 – Buy a case of 12 for $17.99
Oh yeah, baby! I normally consume these in their bite-size form that comes in a little bag, but these will do nicely as well. I immediately gobbled up one whole pack when photographing these and they were to die for! I can’t recall if I’ve had this specific flavor before and my previous favorite was the hazelnut variation. These cocoa & milk ones give those a run for their money! So crispy and delicious! I can’t wait to dive into the second package.
Aiya Matcha Zen Cafe Blend, 12 15g packets – Retail Value $17.80
My expectations here were quite low even though I am obsessed with matcha flavored anything. I just wasn’t sure if these packets would be as good as the latte’s I’ve had. I noticed they have a quick recipe to make an iced latte which I opted for since it’s been so darn hot lately. All I had to do was shake up 6 ounces of milk (I used whole) with one packet in a jar of ice and voila: the perfect iced latte! It was nice and frothy at the top and sooooo creamy! What a delicious treat! Highly recommended and perhaps a new staple for me!
They also sent an info card with a recipe to make a MATCHA MILKSHAKE, y’all!! Dreamy.
Uncle Dougie’s Sweet n’ Snappy BBQ Sauce, 18 oz. – Retail Value $5.99
I don’t normally go for sweet BBQ sauce, but I had a little taste of this one and it has a sweet lil zip to it with some spice at the end. I’m a huge fan of pulled pork and this would make an excellent sauce for that. Oh, and this all-natural sauce won an American Royal World Series of BBQ in Kansas City. Now I know what I’m making next week!
Here’s a card with all their info on it.
Sir Kensington’s Chipotle Mayonnaise, 12 oz. – Retail Value $4.95
Another condiment featured this month is from a brand favorite of Degustabox, Sir Kensington. This chipotle mayo sounds amazing, and once I tried it I knew it for sure! I love dipping fries into chipotle mayo at some of my favorite places to eat and now I can do it at home too! I also have a feeling that this would be super dope in potato salad! It’s zesty without being overly spicy.
Wise Extra Cheesy Cheez Doodles, 1 oz. x 4
At first, I was like “Why four bags? What if I don’t like these?”. But now I get it – these are the cheesiest of doodles I have ever had the pleasure of eating. I’m glad they sent four 1 oz bags instead of a larger full-size one because I would have polished them off in one sitting. This way, there is some portion control. Beware though, you WILL be caught orange-handed when eating these. I’m not seeing these exact variation online anywhere, so perhaps they are new?
Chomps Free Range Turkey Snack Stick, 1.15 oz. – Buy a 5 pack for $11.25
It’s always a pleasure to see some form of jerky in the box. This month offers a single stick of free-range turkey from Chomps. It has a really nice texture that isn’t too squishy (like some other brands) and has a mellow flavor with a hint of black pepper. Snacks like these are perfect to bring on hikes or outdoor jaunts this summer to keep you energized! Yum- I would definitely go for these when choosing a meat stick.
Goetze’s Candy Co Chocolate Caramel Creams, 10 oz. – Listed Retail Value $2.48
This particular flavor and/or size is exclusive to Walmart and I don’t see it available on their site, so if you like them it looks like you’ll have to go to the store to grab more. They’ve sent a healthy 10 oz bag full of individually wrapped candies so you can toss a couple in your bag for a lil sweet treat later. I probably don’t ever choose to buy a candy like this (caramel or the chocolate variety) but when I eat one, I really do enjoy it. They’re super soft and tasty like a Tootsie roll but with a cream center.
And the info card.
Verdict: Degustabox was a little light this month, but after a staple-heavy box for me last month I’m okay with it. They didn’t contain much to make a full meal of and it mostly consisted of condiments and snacks. The big winners for me are the matcha packets, chipotle mayo, and cocoa wafers. I will use the other items but most likely share some of them too.
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 8 total items which mean each cost $2.50.
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How are you feeling about July’s Degustabox?