Degustabox is a food subscription box that aims to give you a box filled with 9 to 14 surprise products every month, at less than they would cost in the shops. The box costs £12.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. I tried the April Degustabox previously and really liked the contents. I was interested to see how the August 2014 Degustabox would compare.
I was excited when I received my box, it is a bit like Christmas when it arrives and you discover the items inside. You never know if they are going to be well loved family favourites or something that will take you out of your culinary comfort zone allowing you to discover new things. I love opening the box and peeling back the layer of paper to find out what is inside.
The first thing I noticed was that this box contained something called Degustabox Fridge. The envelope contained a voucher for a full size Moma Museli Multipack which could be redeemed at Sainsbury’s or Waitrose. I am looking forward to trying this when I get a chance to visit one of these stores.
Here are the contents of the box:
Mexican Dave’s Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips
I love tortilla chips and rather than eat these straight from the packet, which was tempting I hid them away in order to create some chicken nachos for tea. There were plenty of the tortillas left to try and they were very nice, lovely and crunchy with a great taste. They are free from artifical ingredients as well which is a plus. Mexican Dave’s Tortilla Chips can be found in Tesco.
Berry White Peach and Goji Berry Organic Drink
My son pounced on this and after a sip told me that I really wouldn’t like it. It turned out he was just saying that so I wouldn’t want to try anything. It was really lovely, you could taste the top notes of the peach with the undertones of the more exotic ingredients. A really refreshing drink with no artificial ingredients. Berry White can be found on-line in Ocado and in Waitrose stores.
Schwartz Flavour Shots
Schwartz Flavour Shots are a mix of herbs and spices in oil which can be added to meat and veg to create a quick and easy meal. There were two flavours in the box, Mexican Fajitas and Spanish Smoked Paprika Chicken. I used the Mexican Fajitas flavour in my chicken nachos and it was really tasty. I am looking forward to trying the other one soon.
Lindt Hello Chocolate Hearts
Lindt chocolate is always well received and this little tin of ten chocolate hearts is really nice. The hearts look really pretty in their pink wrapping and taste gorgeous. This little tin would make a great gift.
Cawston Press Apple and Pear Kids Blend
This was another product my son wanted to try and with a name like kids blend I had to let him. He loved it. These little cartons are ideal for lunch boxes and the apple and pear fruit drink was lovely and refreshing. The Caswston Press Apple and Pear Kids Blend is a mix of pressed fruit with water and has no artificial ingredients or added sugar.
In the box were Brioche Pasquier Croissants and Pains Au Lait. These are ideal for breakfast and can be eaten straight from the packet or warmed in the oven. Ideal spread with some butter and jam. They make a nice change.
Dr Oetker Edible Wafer Cupcake Cases
I think these are a great idea, cupcake cases you can eat. I am really looking forward to trying these out. They would look really nice around my strawberry daiquiri cupcakes.
There are two versions of the Degustabox, if you like alcohol then you get the alcohol option which in this box was Caribbean Twist. The non-alcohol box has Fever Tree Ginger Beer and Tonic Water. I got both as it was a review box.
Caribbean Twist Strawberrry Daiquiri
Caribbean Twist Strawberry Daiquiri is a lightly sparkling alcoholic cocktail with real fruit. Perfect poured over ice at the end of a long day, it makes you feel Summer is here for longer. An instant cocktail without any of the mixing! This can be found in Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Bargain Booze and Morrisons.
Fever Tree Ginger Beer and Tonic Water
Fever Tree is an award winning range of mixers made with high quality ingredients from around the world. The Ginger Beer was lovely and refreshing without being overpowering. The Tonic Water was crisp and clean with a lovely taste. It would go perfectly with gin but is also nice drunk on its own for something a little different.
The Degustabox comes with a card explaining all about the products and has a couple of recipes on the back, one for Brioche and Butter pudding which sounds lovely. The other was for Spanish Smoked Paprika Chicken, which was on the Schwartz Flavour Shot as well. I liked all the products, they were all things I would use and some were little extra treats. The Degustabox is a lovely way to discover new products and I love the element of surprise.
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I was sent a box in return for an honest review.