Tuesday, 9 September 2014

August Degustabox

Degustabox August 2014

Today's post brings you The Degustabox; a Monthly Subscription service which is a surprise box of food and drink delivered to your door for only £12.99! Great savings are made when ordering a Degustabox as the price is much cheaper than if the products were bought in the shops. The box includes 9-14 surprise food or drink products, with many of them being new to the market or products from around the World!

You can use this code E7HBU at the checkout to receive a generous £3 off your order! 
That makes it just £9.99 for this fantastic box!

I will be sharing the contents of the August 2014 Degustabox along with my thoughts. I am pretty impressed with the contents as a whole, a very varied selection of food and drink - there is nothing I would not use which I think is impressive for a surprise subscription service.

This is how the box looks once opening! Look how full it is!

This is a new addition to the Degustabox. It is called Degustabox Fridge - this is a coupon which you will receive in the box each month, that entitles you to a fridge or chiller item completely free! I think this is a great concept - it is like a little freebie when you are doing your groceries! The coupon is not included in the value of the box, and is an additional item which really does make it free!

This Months Degustabox Fridge includes a coupon for a free MOMA! Muesli Multi-pack. I haven't yet collected my freebie up, as I haven't been to a Sainsbury's store that stocks them yet, but I will be going soon.

Mexican Dave's Tortilla Chips in Lightly Salted

First off... who doesn't love tortilla chips! This is a huge winner in my house, as we love nothing more than having tortilla chips or crisps to nibble on while we are watching a film, playing on the games console or just gathered in the living room having a chat! These tortilla chips are by Mexican Dave, a brand I have never heard of before. They are so tasty and you can't stop at just at just a few. They are full of flavour and are very reasonably priced at just £1, available from Tesco Stores from 25th August.

Schwartz Flavour Shots Spanish Smoked Paprika Chicken
Schwartz Flavour Shots Mexican Fajitas

I was really happy to see these Schwarts Flavour Shots in this Months box. Schwartz are a fantastic brand that we, as a family, have used and enjoyed their products many a time. We have never tried their Flavour Shots before, so we are really looking forward to adding these shots to our meals. To use, you simply spoon the flavour shot into the pan, then add your meat - so simple. We eat a lot of chicken so I think these will be great to add a some flavour to our normal dishes.

Lindt Milk Chocolate Hearts

Lindt, for me, are a chocolate brand that can do no wrong. I loved this cute addition to the box of a small tin full of chocolate. I think these would make a great gift but unfortunately these chocolates did not make it that far... we munched them all! They taste amazing melted or popped in the fridge - a 10/10 in our household. At £3.49 they are definitely an indulgent sweet treat!

Dr Oetker Edible Wafer Cupcake Cases 

Edible Cake Cases were a concept we had never heard of before - what a great idea! You will have to wait and look out for a future blog post as to what they look like - but for a little heads up: they taste great and are a great novelty idea perfect for a party or for kids. You can pick these up from Asda and Tesco Stores for £2.50.

Fever Tree Tonic Water
Fever Tree Ginger Beer
Fever Trees mixers and tonic waters are made from natural ingredients, which ensures they taste clean and subtle. Fever Tree are a top mixer in some of the very best restaurants, so you know they must be good! I received a Tonic Water and a Ginger Beer, which will be great to drink either alone or to mix with alcohol or juices. Costing just £1.69 each, you can top up your average beverage with a taste of something extra special.

Caribbean Twist Cocktail in Strawberry Daiquiri 

I have tried a few Carribbean Twist drinks over the years, but have never come across the Strawberry Daiquiri flavour. It is a sparkling and ready to drink alcoholic cocktail with a hint of Caribbean. It contains 7.5% real fruit juice and 4% alcohol. *Drink Responsibly!*  It taste really fruity and refreshing, and tastes fantastic mixed with lemonade and the obligatory cubes of ice!

*When ordering Degustabox, you have a choice of a Alcoholic or Non Alcoholic option - the Fever Tree Drinks were the non - alcoholic option for this Month and the Caribbean Twist drink was the alcoholic option*

Berry White Peach and Goji Berry Organic Drink

In our box we received the Berry White drink in Peach and Goji Berry. Berry White are organic fruit drinks which are made from an array of fruits and organic ingredients.  The drink tasted so refreshing and was perfect to wash down with breakfast. I would definitely suggest trying out the Peach and Goji Berry flavour, and I am definitely going to hunt down some of their other flavours to try. Berry White organic drinks are available online at Ocado and Waitrose.

Cawston Press Apple and Pear Blend Juice 

This Kid's Blend Juice Drink was well appreciated by my younger Sister. She adores fruit juice and smoothies and tells me she really enjoyed this Apple and Pear Juice Drink. She says its tasted really fresh and not concentrated, which she finds with a lot of other juice drinks. She also really enjoyed the combination of apple and pear. The fantastic thing about Cawston Press is that their drinks have no added sugar or any artificial nasties.

Brioche Pasquier Pains Au Lait
Croissants Au Beurre

We were all really looking forward to munching on these gorgeous French breads, particularly the croissants once we saw them in the box. We added butter and jam to make a really tasty breakfast, and also toasted the croissants which made them even more tasty. I was really impressed that we had two loaves of these in our Degustabox, which I think is ideal for families. This isn't something we would ever pick up on our grocery shop, although we really enjoy these sorts of foods, we never think to stop and buy them. We have thoroughly enjoyed munching on these throughout the week and have now added them to our shopping list for next week. Thanks Degustabox!

There you have it! I think you can agree this box is fantastic value for money. I love the surprise concept. I also think this would make a fantastic house warming or party gift or even a hamper. I love the varied items included in the box - all items are usable in my home and I know they will be consumed pretty quickly by my family. What I love about Degustabox is that their customer service is great and their aims to help their customers enjoy and get the most out of their box. Degustabox have a blog which is a great read, which includes a fantastic recipes page where you can check out lots of ideas of how to use the things in your box!

For more information, check out the Degustabox Website to read more about their services. You can also visit their Social Media Sites Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with them.

Have you ever tried a monthly Subscription Box like Degustabox?

*This post contains PR samples/items which were sent to me for consideration to review. All opinions are 100 %  honest and my own. You can view my full disclaimer policy on the contact tab above*


  1. I had this a little while ago! Then realised I wasn't using up the food but now I've moved back to my parents I might regive it a try! This box looks so good :) Great post sweetie


  2. yummy!!! great selection, some of my favourite things - I love food boxes. x

  3. Wow! So nice. I need to come hang out with you! This stuff sounds wonderful