The April 2014 Degustabox and a Giveaway

The past Friday was an exciting day because the April Degustabox arrived on that day. Degustabox is a monthly subscription food box that allows you to discover new flavours and products every month. The products are chosen with care and thought and you get to discover new brands and flavours every month. The April box was definitely by far the most favourite box of mine. So, what was in the April Box? Here you go, a quick round-up of the contents:


- Dr Oetker range of Fine Cook's Chocolate x 2 (£1.69 each)
- Crabbie's Alcocholic Ginger Beer (£2.19)
- Clearspring Miso Soup x 2 (£1.29 each)
- Lindt Lindor 38g Treat Bar x 3 (£0.80 each)
- Go Splash (£2.45)
- Cawston Press Rhubarb Soft Drink (£1.00)
- Keogh's Atlantic Sea Salt & Irish Cider Vinegar Crisps (£1.00)
- Mornflake Superfast Pots x 2 (£1.20 each)
- McVitie's Jaffa Cake Mini Rolls x 2 (£1.30 each)


The Vegan friendly soups from Clearspring were a big hit at home. The box had 2 sachets and myself and Mr.H found ones that suited our taste. I loved the Red Miso with Sea Veg while he preferred the White Miso with Tofu. These tiny sachets are so simple to use - cut open the pack and add the miso block to a mug; then add 160ml of hot water and stir. Your soup is ready. The Red Miso with Sea Veg soup had Wakame sea vegetable(a dark green leaf) and this was the first time I was tasting it. It had a lovely clean, kind of Oriental taste.  Mr.H's soup had freeze-dried tofu and though it was quite mild/light in taste it was filling. If you want really quick and tasty soup, then these tiny Miso soup sachets from Clearspring are for you.


Keogh's Atlantic Sea Salt & Irish Cider Vinegar Crisps are hand cooked in small batches in Ireland. The potatoes are picked and turned into crisps the same day thereby retaining the freshness. 'From crop to crisps' is what Keogh's state and you can also trace the packet of crisps to the field they came from. The packet that we received  came from the 'Ballamadun' field and was made from 'Lady Claire' variety of potatoes and cooked by Margaret. Thanks Margaret, we loved the crisps. This was the first item that we reached out for after opening the box.


Go Splash is a brand I am not familiar with. Each tiny bottle is said to make 6 litres of flavoured water. All you need to do is squeeze a little of Go Splash into your glass of water and you have a lovely flavoured drink without adding any sugar. It is a low calorie drink and I can see myself using this up.

I haven't tried out the Mornflake Superfast pots yet, but these cereal pots seem to be perfect for on-the-go as all you need to do is add a splash of cold water.


We love chocolates at home so the Dr Oetker's range of cooking chocolates are most welcome. We received 2 bars - the 35% milk chocolate bar and another one with 72% cocoa solids. The box also had Lindt Lindor 38g Treat bars and needless to say these also disappeared quickly. Mr.H claimed two while I got the third one :) The soft creamy centre in these treat bars was absolutely delicious. Yumm.


There were 2 other drinks in the Degustabox - Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer and Cawston Press Rhubarb Soft Drink. The sparkling Rhubarb drink had a somewhat 'tarty' Rhubarb taste balanced by sweet Apple juice and tasted wonderful chilled. I liked the fact that it does not contain any artificial colourings, sweeteners or preservatives. This would make a wonderful refreshing summer drink. The Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer was awesome. We received the Raspberry flavoured one and it was such a unique refreshing taste. I loved the beautiful pink colour of the drink as well. This is definitely going to be a repurchase. I will be picking up the other flavours.


The Jaffa Cakes Mini Rolls were in 2 intersting flavours: Tropicool and Berry Burst. The rolls can now be popped into the freezer and enjoyed as a light frozen snack. We had one of the packs frozen and one as is and in both cases we enjoyed the fruity treats. Each mini roll is individually pakced making it convenient to carry them as well.

So folks that's what was there in my April Degustabox and we liked all the items. For a price of under £13.00 a month, this food subscription box is definitely good value for money and a nice way to try out new food items. Degustabox have kindly given a discount code for the readers of DB Reviews which gives you a £3.00 discount when you register on their website. The code is: U1095 Make use of the code and enjoy your Degustabox. You can read more about Degustabox here: www.degustabox.com

And now for some more good news. Degustabox have also kindly offered one lucky reader of DB Reviwes a trial box of their own for FREE! If you’d like the chance to win a FREE Degustabox, just work your way through the Rafflecopter form below, it is quite simple.

All the best.

Please read the rules below.
- Open to anyone 18 or above and who is a resident in the UK mainland excluding Scottish Highlands and Island and Northern Ireland.
- Giveaway begins on 28/04/2014 at 12:00 AM (London) and ends on 10/05/2014 at 12:00 AM (London).
- There will be 1 winner receiving 1 Degustabox worth £12.99. There’s no cash alternative to the prize and the prize is not transferable. No part or parts of the prize may be substituted for other benefits, items or additions.
- Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and answer the mandatory question in the widget. You can gain extra entries in the draw by doing the optional tasks.
- The winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter and announced on this page. The winners will also be informed by email within 7 days of the closing date, and must respond within 28 days to claim their prize.
- One entry per household.
- The winners emails will be passed on to the company, but will not be passed onto any third parties.
- The company(Degustabox) reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of a similar type / value if the prize above is not available.
- Please give atleast 28 days for the delivery of the prize. Any damage to the prizes is not DB Reviews's responsibility.
- Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified.


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23 comments

  1. I Would Love To Try the Degustabox Because It Has Lots Of Items I Have Not Tried Before xxx

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  2. I love rhubarb so I'd like to try the drink. The superfast pots would be great for work too.

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  3. I think there is something for everyone in my family! I have also read some great reviews of these boxes so would like to try one before I buy one! (well win one!)

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  4. It would be exciting, waiting for each new box to come and waiting to see what goodies are included. I'd love to try that Cawston Press Rhubarb Soft Drink in your box.

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  5. They look fantastic and full of goodies.

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  6. They look fantastic and full of goodies.

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  7. Lynsey Buchanan29 April 2014 at 23:53

    I love trying new products

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  8. I would love to try new products and use them in new recipes.

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  9. I'd love to try the new products esp the rhubarb drink

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  10. because it has lots of yummy products in it thankyou

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  11. I love tryhing out new things and I love surprise parcels.

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  12. There are a few items have not tried before and nice to try out different things with the family
    (kim neville)

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  13. How did I not know this existed! Everything! Love a bit of Morn Flake porridge though :)

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  14. I'm always on the lookout for new products

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  15. I love trying new things but am often wary of buying them in case I don't like them! This would be a great way to persuade me to try

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  16. I'd love to try these products, sounds fab. :D

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  17. Because it looks like a fab bunch of products :)

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  18. These do look great and it'd be nice to try products I'd maybe not ever think to buy with the regular food shopping xx

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  19. I love trying new things,this looks like an interesting way to do it!

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  20. Would be nice to sample different products before buying and look a nice selection
    (kim neville)

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