Degustabox Subscription Food Box : Tasting, Review, Product Ratings
Degustabox is a monthly surprise box of food, offered by subscription. Each month of your subscription you will be sent a box of full-sized food products, delivered straight to your front door! Every month is different, the food items you receive in the box are a surprise – and you get the fun of trying out new products. Pretty cool! I received my August surprise box early in the month and was excited to open up the box and see what goodies were waiting inside the box, ready to be tasted. Here is my product taste test, reviews and ratings (on a scale of 1 to 4). Plus: see below the review for information on box pricing and a super “half off” discount you can use for your first Degustabox!
My Degustabox Taste Report for the food products in the August 2016 Subscription Box
Ratings: 4 stars = Super Yummy; 3 stars = Yummy; 2 stars = Meh; 1 star = Yucky
- GOETZE’S Mini Vanilla Cow Tales — The box included a big 10 ounce bag of these candies, each piece individually wrapped. Golden-colored Caramel candy shaped like a long “Tootsie Roll”, these have a vanilla cream center running through each piece. This candy is soft, chewy, and quite yummy. The bag tells us the Goetze’s Candy Company has been making treats since 1895 – wow! I like this candy a lot. *** ½
- ALO Allure Pulp Free : Mangosteen + Mango — Made with “real Aloe Vera and Juice”, this drink is rather refreshing and different than most juices I have had, but so sweet I immediately felt like I needed to brush my teeth. I like the flavor though. ***
- LOACKER “Rose of the Dolemites” Original — Degustabox sent two little boxes of these, each box containing four individually wrapped chocolate candies. Now, I love chocolate – but here’s the problem: this month’s Degustabox arrived on an August day in Los Angeles that was getting close to 100 degrees outside – and, sadly, these chocolates were melted! A few days later, the first candy I opened was still a total melty mess (almost chocolate syrup-like) that tasted decent, but hard to judge how this is actually supposed to be and taste. I put the boxes of chocolates into the refrigerator to try a second candy the next day. After two days in a very cold refrigerator, I tried another one – tasted pretty good but was flattened, sticking to the wrapper, and – amazingly – still pretty messy to eat. Here’s my thought — subscription boxes should never, ever send chocolate in August! Can’t really rate this product because of the melting problem in delivery.
- SIR KENSINGTON’S Chipotle Mayonnaise — A fresh tasting mayo, smooth in texture – I thought this was great to use as a sandwich spread in place of regular mayonnaise, giving your sandwich a spicy little kick from the chipotle. This is a unique and special mayonnaise – love it! I will be wanting to buy this again. ****
- POST “Honey Bunches of Oats” with Real Strawberries — This product features crispy, crunchy cereal flakes, small pieces of oats, and the addition of some dried strawberries – making for a quite yummy breakfast cereal. A wee bit more sweet than I normally want for breakfast, but really tasty – and the flakes don’t seem to get soggy (my husband thought the sweetness level was just perfect, by the way). Honey Bunches of Oats is a popular cereal that has been around many years – I like the added strawberry in this, for that extra fruity kick. Yummy yum. *** ½
- GOYA “Maria Cookies” — A “Product of Spain”, 7 ounce bag. Thin and crispy sugar cookies that are rather like sweet, thin vanilla wafers. A simple, nicely old-fashioned cookie that would be perfect to have with a cup of coffee or even a glass of milk. They are firm cookies with a good crunch that could definitely hold up to coffee dunking, if that’s your thing! I could also see these crumbled as a topping over a bowl of ice cream. A very versatile cookie. ***
- POPCHIPS Potato Ridges : “Cheddar and Sour Cream” — Very crisp potato chips with a strong, rich cheese flavor. You can also taste the sour cream in the background, though I thought the cheese taste dominates. Definitely a chip for cheese lovers! I think these chips are super yummy (only problem is, these are so very, very rich, I got full on them really fast!). I will definitely be wanting more of these! ****
- VERMONT SMOKE & CURE “Cracked Pepper Beef & Pork Stick” — Mini meat stick that tastes rather like a peppery salami, with a bit of a snap on the outside as you bite in and a very nice aftertaste that lingers in your mouth. A very tasty snack that I enjoyed a lot. There were two of these in this month’s Degustabox. ****
- VERMONT SMOKE & CURE “Uncured Pepperoni Turkey Stick” — Two of these were in the box. This meat stick has a very strong Pepperoni flavor and is a little bit, how can I put it, mushy inside. Pretty good, though a slightly odd flavor and texture to this. ***
- OREGON CHAI “The Original” Chai Tea Latte — This was a box of eight packets of powdered mix. Easy to make: to make a hot tea, you just mix one packet of this into hot water. The flavor of the tea in this, though, is strongly masked by too much sugar – way, way too sweet for my liking. Not surprisingly, the first ingredient on the list of ingredients is sugar. Simply not the tea for me. **
- WHITE LILY “Enriched All Purpose Wheat Flour and White Grape Seed Flour Blend” — Sourced 100% in the USA. This White Grape Seed flour is a high quality, light and fluffy, darker (not white, in other words) flour blend that seems great for baked goods. This product comes in an easy-to-use resealable bag, which I really appreciate. I found a recipe on the WHITE LILY website that used this exact flour blend – “Easy Apple Kuchen” (recipe is here). This recipe was easy to prepare and came out very tasty – rather like a coffee cake, perfection for a breakfast treat. I also baked a recipe that was included with this month’s box. The recipe I made was “Nut and Honey Blondies”, which calls for the WHITE LILY All-Purpose Wheat Flour, but I went ahead and used the White Grape Seed blend since that is what was sent. Well, these Blondies came out great – super yummy, totally delicious (and gone — these bars were gobbled up quickly, they were that good)! This company has been around since 1883. ****
Summary and Subscription Information:
I enjoyed nearly all of the different food products that were part of the August Degustabox and found several that I will probably purchase again (especially loved the Sir Kensington Chipotle Mayonnaise and – well – those cheesy Popchips are calling my name too). I think this month’s box was even better than the previous one I received! This box had a value of over $33, which makes this a really good deal, price-wise – and so fun to open up the box, see all the goodies, and try out a variety of sweet and savory food items.
If you are interested in trying out a Degustabox for yourself, here’s the details : the box costs $19.99 a month and shipping is free. This is a monthly subscription, so you will receive one box a month and will be surprised with 10 to 15 goodies in each box. The total value of the products sent will exceed the cost of your box and you can unsubscribe whenever you like. The Degustabox USA box delivery is available for residents living in the 48 Contiguous United States. Here is a 50 percent off discount to save money on your first box order :
Get 50% off your first Degustabox! You will enjoy receiving 10-15 FULL-SIZE tasty goodies delivered straight to your door for just $9.99! Shipping is free!
Enjoy the Eats!
Disclosure: I was sent this box for free in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for the review and all opinions are my own.