Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Degustabox Review | October 2015 ♥

Last month I received my first ever Degustabox and I was so excited when it arrived that I could help but open it up straight away to see what was inside. I had read countless reviews on Degustabox and the wonderful edible goodies they offer every month and I was eager to try out the box for myself.

Degustabox is a monthly food service which is delivered to your door, usually at the end of each month - my box arrived in the last week of October, hence my review of it coming at the beginning of November. Each box costs £12.99 and is packed with between 9 to 14 delicious goodies for you to try out.

This months box seemed to be, for me anyway, a really healthy box, full of healthy snacks and ingredients for preparing delicious meals. It had a gourmet vibe to it too and I like that there were things included for preparing meals because I've really been slacking on making proper meals for myself for dinner. I have to admit, I am seriously picky when it comes to food, so I'm hoping that Degustabox will make me actually want to try and taste new things and flavours that I'd have otherwise overlooked.

This is what was included in my box...

Geeta's Korma Curry Paste & Premium Mango Chutney (£3.10) - I was really happy to see these included in my box because we usually have a curry night once a week. The Korma paste is perfect as it means it's mild enough for us all to eat. I'm not too sure if I'll like the chutney but I know the boys will love it.

The Snack Organisation Sweet Chilli Rice Crackers (£1.00) - I absolutely love rice crackers and have been snacking on them during this pregnancy so I was happy to see these included in my box. However, I hate sweet chilli flavoured anything so I'll have to pass these onto the boys but The Snack Organisation also has these rice crackers available in lightly salted and teriyaki flavours which would be more up my street.

Cirio La Classica Passata & Chopped Tomatoes (£2.25) - More additions that I was happy to see in the box as I've been wanting to make spaghetti bolognase but the sauces Jacek buys actually make me feel quite sickly due to my pregnancy. These products will make for a more flavoursome meal and I'm looking forward to trying them out.

Naked Salted Caramel Marshmallows (£1.29) - I love marshmallows and I've been wanting to try salted caramel flavour for quite awhile now so these were a welcome addition in the box. These marshmallows are made in small batches using only the finest, natural ingredients so they have a real artisanal feel to them.

Kabuto Noodles in Chicken Ramen Flavour (£1.99) - This was another welcome addition as these noodles will be perfect for a quick lunch when I'm not in the mood for toast (all I've been eating for lunch during this pregnancy!). These noodles contain flavours of chicken, ginger, chilli, coriander and spring onion and I can't wait to try them.

9BAR Super Seeds Original Carob Hit Bars 5 Pack (£2.49) - These are a super healthy snack bar option, full of ingredients to give you 'good' energy. These bars contain sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and hemp seeds with a smooth carob topping. I'm really looking forward to trying them and hopefully being converted to a healthier snack option!

Lorina Sparkling Coconut-Lime Drink (£1.49) - Lorina is a brand that I'm already familiar with and I love their drinks. I've never tried the coconut-lime flavour before so I'm looking forward to giving it a try.

Chip Strips in Sweet Paprika & Sour Cream & Onion Flavour (£2.00) - I was really happy to see these in the box as I love crisps. I'm looking forward to trying out the sweet paprika flavoured ones especially. These will be great for snacking on.

The Snack Organisation Presents... 100% Natural Freeze-Dried Strawberries (£1.00) - This was a lovely addition to the box as Tyler has just begun eating porridge for breakfast again now the colder months have set in and these freeze-dried strawberries will be perfect for sprinkling on top. These are also available in apple, apricot and pineapple varieties.

Liberation Over Baked Salted Cashews & Peanuts (£2.00) - I was really happy to see these in the box as they're a fair trade product and I always look for the fair trade symbols on products when out shopping. We also love peanuts and it'll be great to try the cashews too.

This months box also included a £2 voucher for President Unsalted Butter but unfortunately as I'm in Ireland I can't use it. This months box contained 13 full-sized products in addition to the voucher. The value of this months box was £20.61 which is fantastic considering it only cost £12.99.

If you fancy trying out Degustabox for yourself then use the code BLDEG15 to get £6 off your first box. Degustabox don't currently ship to Ireland but if you use Parcel Motel - like most of us Irish bloggers do for UK based subscription boxes, you'll be able to receive it.

What do you think of the offerings in this months box? Is it something you'd like to try for yourself?

*I was sent the October Degustabox for the purposes of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions expressed are 100% my own.



  1. I'd definitely try it as a one-off thing but considering the exchange rate and parcel motel fee on top of that I don't think I'd subscribe. Nice idea for a box though!

    1. Yeah the exchange rate is absolutely terrible at the moment! It really is such a lovely box though.

  2. I love how many items came in your box and for a great price too. How long have you been subscribed to Degusta for?


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