Before this, I’d heard of Degustabox but didn’t really know what it was. Last month, we were sent a box to look at.
In a nutshell, it’s a selection of 10 to 15 food products new to the market. The selection is a surprise, selected by the elves at Degustabox.
March’s box was a nice selection of snacks, drinks and food stuff, with loads of stuff including these:
Skinny popcorn was a hit, as were the Pipers Cheddar & Onion which were bursting with flavour. The Lindt White Chocolate Gold Bunny was as delicious, as you can imagine. There seems to be loads of alternatives to dairy milk just now, but Good Hemp is made completely in the UK. Means it’s better for the environment too. It’d also highlight the moreish Monaco crackers which were crunchy, salty and addictive!
I was therefore looking forward to seeing what the box would bring.
This is this month’s selection. Before I get to the contents, let me rewind a little and tell you what receiving a Degustabox is like.
A couple of days before it’s dispatched, you get an email telling you what’s being sent to you. This is useful because it allows you to plan your own shopping around it. On the day of delivery, you get a text & email telling you the expected time of delivery. That’s always useful and great service. I like this.
So it’s arrived and this is your haul. Thirteen different products, all new, ranging from familiar brand names to food from across the globe. You get a handy guide telling you about all the different products too.
Two offerings from the Veetee microwaveable rice range. One Basmati, and one Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa. (I just found out that I’ve been pronouncing Quinoa wrong, and I’m probably the last person on the planet to know it.) The Levi Roots Jamaican Jerk is something I’m excited about using. Made authentically with scotch bonnet peppers, it’s got three chilis on the front to indicate the kick it’s going to give you. Like I said – excited!
Three drinks in this box. Rejuvination Water contains amino acid and is Apple and Mint flavoured. It’s incredibly fresh and the label says exactly what I was thinking – perfect hangover cure. A bottle of English Cider is loaded with the flavours of Pimms, strawberries and cucumber. Crisp and zingy! A more calming, healthy drink is the Green Lady Sparkling Tea.
The Milky Bar “Milk & Crunchy” bars are incredible. Too good for kids! The Smarties sharing block is a huge bar of chocolate with smarties in it. That’s just genius. There’s also a big pack of fruit strings to stick in the kid’s lunch boxes.
Popped potato chips. Yup, and the flavours from Popchips are right up my street – Sea Salt, Garlic & Rosemary. Crunchy heaven and with less than half the fat of fried crisps! The Parle biscuits are a great example of the sort of surprises Degustabox give you from another continent. They are the largest selling biscuit brand on the planet! From India, Parle Rusk is a toast with cardamom while Parle-G is full of milk & wheat goodness. Great snacks.
The final product is a generously large jar of a new sweetener from Canderel called Sugarly. It looks like sugar, tastes like sugar but has no calories. Not one. Zero. Utter madness!
So yeah, there’s plenty of snacks here, but there’s also some healthy alternatives. Big flavours throughout and a good selection of new products.
As a service, Degustabox is slick. The big name products are every bit as interesting as the stuff from other parts of the world. The price is incredibly reasonable – just £12.99 incl. delivery. The selection is varied and has something for everyone in the family. It would be a good option to either supplement your normal shopping, to discover new brands or as a gift for someone else. I recommend!