I’m sure, by now, you’re all aware of the world of subscription boxes. I used to subscribe to a couple of beauty boxes but found I never got round to using any of the samples so cancelled them and saved my pennies instead. A food subscription box, however, is much more up my street – and I can guarantee I will definitely use up all the samples! Degustabox have been up and running in the UK for a few months now, and when they asked if I’d like to try out their April box I couldn’t say no. Degustabox costs £12.99 per box (including postage) and is delivered straight to your door packed with food and drink treats to enjoy. So what was in April’s box?
About 10 minutes after opening the box, after rapidly taking some photos, the first thing I tucked into was the bag of Keough’s Atlantic Sea Salt & Irish Cider Vinegar Crisps. These crisps were super crunchy and nice and vinegary, my fave. Thumbs up for Keough’s. Also included were some sachets of fancy cuppa soup, in the form of the Clearspring Miso on the Go. I don’t think I’ve ever had miso soup before, but I have to admit I wasn’t a huge fan of these. The great thing about Degustabox, though, is you get the chance to try out things you wouldn’t normally buy – sometimes you’ll find things you love but it’s no big loss if you don’t like it! Next up is the Mornflake Superfast Pots (does cereal count as savoury…?) which are wee pots of cereal which you add water to and it instantly turns into milk. These are a great idea if you have to eat breakfast on the go, or at your desk at work, as they also include a spoon, and I was pleasantly surprised by how nice they tasted. I’m not a big fan of breakfast cereal at all, but enjoyed both the Fruit & Nut Muesli and Raisin, Honey & Almond Granola flavours. I liked that they were packed with lots of dried fruit for an added bit of sweetness.
Speaking of sweet, there were lots of chocolatey treats in April’s Degustabox. The Dr Oetker Fine Cooks’ Chocolate is something I’ve used before – can’t really go wrong! I think I might make some brownies with the Extra Dark variety as it’ll make them nice and rich and gooey. Lindt is another brand I was already familiar with, but I’d never tried their Lindor Treat Bar. It tastes exactly the same as the Lindor Truffles, super sweet and smooth. I find Lindt chocolate a bit sickly for my tastes, but one or two squares of the bar is a nice treat. I haven’t had mini rolls in yeeeears so I was pretty excited to unwrap some McVities Jaffa Cakes Mini Rolls. The two flavours included were Tropicool and Berry Burst, and both were pretty tasty.
The last time I was home, I discovered a bottle of Crabbie’s Raspberry Alcoholic Ginger Beer in my parents’ drinks cupboard and I loved it, so was very pleased to see a bottle of it in my Degustabox. I think I might have a go at making a cocktail with this bottle, so keep your eyes peeled for a cocktail recipe post soon! I’ve already used quite a lot of the Go Splash Blackcurrant to flavour glasses of water; it’s basically super concentrated squash which you just squeeze into your glass to turn water into juice. I don’t like drinking tap water, so this is a great way to disguise it and make it taste nice. Because it’s so small, Go Splash would also be great for taking out and about/to work etc. for emergency water-flavouring. And finally we have Cawston Press Rhubarb Sparkling Water. I love rhubarb but it’s not a flavour you often see in drinks, so I was intrigued to try this out. It was really nice, just like rhubarb & custard sweeties but more tart.
Overall, I’m really pleased with Degustabox and, with the exception of the Clearspring Miso Soup, I would buy everything from this box if I saw it in a shop. Success! I like that Degustabox includes a mix of well-known brands and smaller ones, and everything is very affordable so would be within my price range if I wanted to repurchase any of the products. If you fancy getting your own Degustabox, pop in the code X75AL to get an extra £3.00 discount.
Have you tried Degustabox before?