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Degustabox : January 2014 Box - A Review

Last month I had the opportunity to try out Degustabox - a monthly subscription food box that allows you to discover new flavours and prod...

Last month I had the opportunity to try out Degustabox - a monthly subscription food box that allows you to discover new flavours and products every month. I love surprises and I love food, so this box was perfect for me ;-) I received my box in the last week of January and I was understandably excited to see what tasty treats my box held.

The Degustabox January edition contained products from some brands I knew and some that I had never heard of before. Degustabox seem to have carefully selected some really nice products from good brands. This is what my box contained:

- GO! Kombucha China White Kombucha drink
- Quinola Mothergrain Express Quinoa
- Dorset Cereals Berry Granola
- Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps
- Zico Coconut Water
- Goody Good Stuff: Tropical Fruits(1 pack) and Sour Mix & Match(1 pack)
- Maggi®’s So Juicy and So Tender range (2 packets of So Juicy and 1 packet of So Tender)
- Amy's Kitchen Chunky Tomato Soup

There was a product description card within the box which listed all the above items and their prices. When I added it all up it worked to around £19.00. The box costs £9.99 with £3.00 shipping. What I liked about the box was the diverse selection. There were two drinks, some sweet treats, breakfeast cereals and some ready to eat food. I can see myself using all the products - almost all. The Quinoa is something I am unsure about.

We have tried Go! Kombucha earlier and we love it. The bottle was empty within half an hour of unboxing the Degustabox. Zico Coconut Water - I love pure Coconut water. But Cocounut water with the flavour of chocolate!? Interesting concept, but I did not like this blend of flavours. I will probably pickup the plain one. The Jules Destrooper Butter Crisp biscuits were a hit. This was a brand we had not heard of earlier and we enjoyed these mouthwatering biscuits. Packet was empty within minutes. Definitely a repurchase item. The Dorset Cereals Berry Granola will be put to good use and so will be the tomato soup from Amy's Kitchen. Mr.H loves chewy treats :) but we have so little choice for vegeterians. Most chewy treats contain Gelatine; so we were quite happy to see these treats from Goody Good Stuff. The only thing I am a bit nervous about is the Quinola Mothergrain Express Quinoa. I have purchased Quinoa earlier and we were put off by the smell of cooked Quinoa. It will be interesting to see how this one fares.

Overall, the Degustabox is a good option if you want to try out new foods. Foods which you may not buy yourself or may not have heard of. This box helped me discover 2 new brands which I will be repurchasing in the future - Jules Destrooper and Goody Good Stuff. Considering that the price of the box works out to being cheaper than the RRPs of all the products included, it is a good deal. So, now comes the main question.

How does Degustabox work?
Simple. Just like most subscription boxes, you sign up and pay for your first Degustabox, just £9.99(shipping is an extra £3.00). You can choose to pay monthly or pre pay for 6 months and get a discount. There is no commitment with regards to the subscription. You can cancel whenever you wish. If you register before the 10th you will receive your box in the same month as boxes are usually dispatched between the 25th and 30th of each month.

You can learn more about Degustabox by visiting their website or check out their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Degustabox have kindly given a discount coupon code for the readers of DB Reviews which gives you a £3.00 discount when you register. The code is: 08EIV Make use of the code and enjoy your Degustabox.

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