We’ve been reviewing the Degustabox for a while, but still look forward to it every month. It’s a monthly food and drinks subscription box costing £12.99 a box, but the contents are usually worth at least double that. It’s delivered by DPD and I always get an email in the morning with a time slot for delivery. I love this feature – it means that I can arrange for it to be left in a safe place if I’m not at home.
What we really love about the Degustabox is that it gives us an opportunity to try new things that we wouldn’t otherwise pick up, whether it’s because it’s a new product, something we never really considered picking up or the cost. There have been many items which we have gone on to buy regularly after trying them in the Degustabox. I can only apologise for the terrible quality of the photos in this month’s posts – not sure what happened and I didn’t realise until the box was well and truly sampled!
Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks – RRP £3.49
This is a lot pricier than most tins of tuna, but my god was it delicious! The chunks were really big and meaty, and you don’t have to drain the liquid from them. We used this in sandwiches with the mayo from last month’s box.
Knorr Concentrated Beef Stock -RRP £2.20
This is something I’d never usually even think about buying, but it’s now going to be a store cupboard regular. We used it in a homemade steak and mushroom pie and we only needed a few drops to give a really rich and deep flavour. We get through a lot of stock cubes, but this had much more flavour and was a alot more convenient.
Dreams Ancient Grains / Rice Quinoa- RRP £1.60
I like quite a lot of the milk alternatives and the quinoa (juice? milk?) that we were sent was ok. I didn’t like it in tea or coffee but it was fine over cereal.
Virtue Energy Water – RRP £1.35 x 2
I wasn’t particularly keen on these – they don’t have any sugar or any sweeteners in them. I know this makes them a healthier option, but I think I wanted something a little sweeter.
Nestles Cheerios Oat Crisp – RRP £2.49
Cereal is a food I can never get excited about – it’s so boring. However, I did have these for breakfast one day and really enjoyed them, so much so I’ve bought another box. I’ve caught Alex sneaking into the kitchen and pouring some into a bowl to eat dry as a snack!
Mi So Tasty Ramen Noodle Kit – RRP £2.99
I wasn’t sure if I would like these – I’ve never actually had ramen noodles before. I really enjoyed them – it’s the noodle nests, miso pastes and seaweed to make a meal or a side dish.
San Miguel Gluten Free – RRP £2.00
San Miguel is my favourite lager by far, and I was a bit worried – once a recipe has been messed with, it usually doesn’t taste as good as the original, but I genuinely could not taste a difference between this gluten free version and the ‘normal’ one.
Latin American Kitchen Rice – RRP £1.99
I really didn’t like this – I found it had a really overpowering taste. However, I do need to add that I was feeling a bit poorly in the run-up to a nasty cold and sinus infection and EVERYTHING tasted a little weird. Graham and the kids had it alongside some chicken, and they enjoyed it.
Latin American Kitchen Sauce – RRP £1.99
We didn’t have it with prawns or chicken as the packet suggests, but just over some pasta. It was lovely, rich and tomatoey!
Greens Egg Custard Mix – £0.69
The picture of this was horrendous, but it’s a small box of the premade egg custard mix. I’ve tried so many times to make egg custard and never got it quite right. I used this with a pre-made pastry tart base and it was spot on. I’ll be buying this again to keep in the cupboard for quick and easy puddings.
Green and Blacks Velvet Addition – £1.99
Ok – this was amazing. Green & Blacks dark chocolate is my weakness, and this 70% stuff was so dark and rich. I would love to say I made it last a few days, but I totally didn’t.
Mentos Mint Mix Sharing Pouch – RRP £1.19
I don’t eat mints at all – I don’t like the aftertaste of them in my mouth, but Graham has been taking these in his bag to work. It’s a resealable bag of the soft mints.
Voucher for Seriously Spreadable Squares
We haven’t got over to the supermarket to get these yet, but they’ll be really useful for Harrison and Alex’s lunchboxes!
If you like the sound of the Degustabox, visit the website to find out more and order yours. If you enter BLG15 at the checkout, you can get £7 off your first box – for £5.99, what have you got to lose?
*We were sent this box free of charge for the purpose of this review. We have received the contents of both the alcoholic and non-alcoholic boxes for this review. All words and opinions are our own.