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Degustabox Food Subscription Review + Coupon – October 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.)

About Degustabox

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.

New Deal: Use code MSABONUS7 to save 35% off your first Degustabox, as well as FREE SHIPPING and one free bonus GoCo Crunchy Coconut Bites!

The Products:10-15 full-size items packaged food items each month, with a retail value of $30+.

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 October 2018 Review

Degustabox always has a really nice info sheet that goes over each item included in the box with their retail values. This month’s theme is “Lunchbox”.

The back is different each month but this time they’ve included a recipe for Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies using the included Sunspire Peanut Butter Chips. Plus- there are details for a contest.

They’ve also thrown in a couple of coupons for a few of the other included products should you want to purchase more.

Brown & Haley Caramel Roca, 4 oz. – Buy 5 oz for $4.99

Each one of these caramel buttercrunch toffee with almond treats is individually wrapped in a bronze foil. They smell really fragrant and are quite sweet but aren’t as intense as I was expecting. I love toffee and the crushed almonds coating are really delicious.

Pirate’s Booty in Aged White Cheddar, 0.5 oz. x 3 – Buy a 24 ct case for $6.99 (found here for $5.99)

Pirate’s Booty is a puffed rice and corn snack made without artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. These are often found at the natural food stores I shop at. They’re quite tasty and have a light puffed texture that isn’t as heavy as a chip with a really cheesy flavor. I would never think to hand out small bags of non-candy treats for Halloween but these 1/2 ounce bags are a great idea.

Bahlsen Waffeletten Crispy Rolled Wafers, 3.5 oz. – Estimated Value $2.51 (similar linked)

If you’ve read many of my food box reviews you know that I love wafers. These are some of the fancier ones I’ve come across seeing as though they’re rolled and then delicately dipped halfway in milk chocolate. They come packaged in a plastic pull-out tray and I have to say that I’m impressed that none of them broke in transit. These are heavenly and I’m tempted to use the included coupon to buy more.

Sixlets, 1.75 oz. – Buy a box of 24 for $26.99

OH MY GOSH, I haven’t thought about Sixlets in the longest time! I can picture the tiny little row of them I’d get in my Trick or Treat bag back in the day. I’d always rejoice. These little round candies are super chocolatey on the inside and dipped in a crispy candy coating. You can really shovel these in quicky or dump a whole mini sleeve directly into your mouth. At least, I can. This was such a nice surprise for me!

Chewy Sixlets, 1.75 oz. – Get 2 lbs in bulk for $13.95

Whoa- I’ve never seen these before but they’re the slightly larger metallic cousin of the original Sixlets. I’m a little afraid of what to expect since these are fruity, but I’m going to go ahead and try them anyhow. Luckily, they are not also chocolatey, but they are a very strange texture that is like a really weak gum that falls apart while chewing. That’s the only way I can describe these. They also have a strange powdery taste to them that I don’t really care for that’s mixed with the tart fruit flavor. I think I’ll pass on finishing these…

Sunspire Peanut Butter Chips, 10 oz. – Retail Value $7.89 (found here for $7.16)

I think I got a bag of Sunspire chips in the past but they were chocolate candies so it’s nice to see some peanut butter chips! I haven’t made cookies from scratch in a long time so hopefully, these will motivate me to do so. The chips are made with real peanut butter and are really creamy and sweet. Perfect for a Halloween party potluck dessert.

Bush’s Best Salad Booster in Roasted Garlic Chickpeas, 5 oz. – Listed Retail Value $3.99

While I don’t make a ton of salads at home due to me always wasting a huge bag of mixed green every time I fix to do so, these are a nice pantry staple to keep on hand that won’t go bad quickly like produce but will add a lot to a salad. These dried chickpeas are a little salty and seasoned with garlic to give them a little zip. I could also just snack on these as is, sans salad. Very tasty! I couldn’t find these online anywhere to purchase, so they might be new. I just used the value listed on the info sheet.

Garoto Caribe Banana Filled Chocolate, 1 oz. – Listed Retail Value $0.80

I couldn’t bring myself to try this since I hate banana flavored things with a hot fiery passion, especially when they involve chocolate as well. My food-fearless roomie jumped to try it and ended up liking it quite a bit. He said it wasn’t as sweet or banana-flavored as an American candy might be and was more mellow. It has a chewy inside and was dipped in chocolate. I couldn’t find these online anywhere either, perhaps due to their being a product of Brazil.

TastyKake Peanut Butter Kandy Kakes, 3 ct. – Retail Value $1.79 (as marked on the package)

I thought these looked a lot some my favorite Girl Scout Cookies, Tagalongs, and hoped that they also tasted the same. Instead of having a cookie with peanut butter and then dipped in chocolate, these have a cakey inside, so they’re soft. They don’t taste as good as I’d like, and just one was plenty sweet for me.

Tastykake Chocolate Junior, 3 oz. – Retail Value $1.79 (as marked on the package)

This the last item and the second from the Tastykake family. It seems that even though I’ve known about these for a long time, I’ve never really eaten them before. A staple to road trip snacks bought at a gas station, these don’t add up to more than say, a Little Debbie snack to me. This pack has a pretty moist yellow cake treat covered in chocolate icing which is no match for real cake, but reasonable in a pinch.


Welch’s Superfruit Mix Fruit Snacks, 10 ct. – Retail Value $2.00

You really can’t go wrong with fruit snacks in my opinion, and Welch’s knows how to do them well. I think it’s by accide4nt, but these superfruit flavors happen to have fall colors and are a great addition to the box. Each pack is 0.8 oz. and just enough to curb a little snacky craving you may have at 3 pm. Portion control is lovely!

Idahoan Premium Steakhouse Creamy Potato Soup Mix, 7.1 oz. – Retail Value $2.50

Last month I got 2 boxes of potato flakes from this brand and this month they’re back with a dried soup mix. I have to admit that this one is looking really good on this drizzly chilly day. All you have to do is add water and you can have four servings of creamy potato soup ready that’s made from 100% real Idaho potates. YUM. I know what I’m making tonight.

Verdict: Degustabox showered me with many sweet treats for October’s sweet tooth month as well as some pantry items that I can use to beef up a meal or snack on afterward. It’s hard to get a dollar value on the whole box since may items were unavailable online or hard to determine because of their size. All in all, I think Degustabox delivers a nice selection for only $19.99, which includes free shipping. 

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 MSABONUS7 to get your first box for $12.99, plus a free bonus item!

Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.99 + free shipping, which means that each of the 15 items in the box (12 kinds) has an average cost of $1.33.

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Written by Marne Orenich

Marne Orenich

Marne is a lipstick connoisseur, record collector, and twice over cat mom. She loves discovering new clean beauty brands and has quite the collection of beautifully packaged serums and moisturizers.

Posted in Degustabox Reviews, Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: degustabox usa | 6 comments

Comments (6)

  1. I’m excited to try the potato soup. I was super excited about the sixlets chocolates. Excellent work.

  2. The fruity sixlets were definitely weird! Neither I nor my partner could eat more than a couple of them (so the bag went in the trash). The wafer cookies were delicious though! And the tastykakes were a mixed bag. I wanted to like the pb chocolate ones but they just tasted ‘cheap’ and fake, but the cake one was decent, if very sweet. Overall I liked this months box (and last months), which was great after a spring and summer of somewhat disappointing ones [to me, at least]

  3. My peanut butter chips came in one big melted clump. We liked the potatoes from last month so I’m excited to try the potato soup. I was super excited about the sixlets chocolates. Brings back great memories!

  4. They had me at the Almond Roca

  5. Tastykakes are a regional thing. I grew up with them so I love them.

  6. huge fan of the welch’s superfruit snacks!

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