We have been testing out the January Degustabox so I have left this review for a while so we could try out all the contents. Every month once I get the text telling me my box is on it’s way and will be delivered within a two hour slot we all get a little excited, as this is a subscription box we can all enjoy and our daughter’s love to come home from school and see what tasty goodies are in each box. I thought the January Degustabox was good value for the contents, although some of the items included were from the same brands as previous boxes, it would be great to see some different brands being highlighted in future boxes.
When the box was delivered one of the items was damaged and I have to say that this is only the second time this has happened in over a year, and the first time was my very first box. Degustabox are offering a huge £6.00 off your first box if you would like a taster, just use the code at the end of this box when you order. The boxes are £12.99 each and you can cancel any time which is good meaning you are not locked into a long subscription at all.
What’s In The January Degustabox
Finn Crisp Crispbread £1.20
We have had products from Finn Crisp before in a past Degustabox and they are very tasty, made with wholegrain and baked with sourdough. These crispbreads have a distinctive Nordic taste and we enjoyed them after school with cheese and tomato as a snack and they were very tasty and something we would shop for again.
Halewood International Tsingtao Beer £2.00
A bottle of Tsingtao to toast in the Chinese New Year from Halewood International, and recognised as the best beer in China this went down very well with my OH as I don’t like the taste of beer much. His thoughts were that it was light and very easy to drink, a very different type of beer to drink as he had never tried it before.
Coldpress Apple juice £1.40
This offering from Coldpress is free from any heat pasteurisation and very true to the apple flavour, I find some juices taste very artificial and since I bought a juicer last year I do tend to juice my own drinks for the family but this is a great alternative which we all enjoyed.
Conscious Chocolate Plain Chocolate bar £3.00
We received a plain chocolate in our box, you could also get Intense (dark) and Chilli Hot Bar (immune booster with chilli) which were in other boxes. A truffle like texture and free from dairy, soya, gluten and refined sugars while being naturally sweetened with agave nectar. This is a really different organic 70% cacao chocolate that I found really tasty and even better so did my daughters, it’s great to try a product which is more natural as well as ethically sourced. A great alternative to curb a sweet tooth with less guilt!
Jordans Country Crisp Cereal £2.69
Our box unfortunately was damaged in transit and this is only the second item this has happened to in over a year of reviewing the Degustabox subscription, although damaged it hadn’t harmed any of the contents just the box itself. As this is not the usual cereal I would buy the whole family were keen to try it and the overall opinion was that it was very tasty and a good change. The cereal is a fruit, oat and nut in ‘clusters’ and is lower in sugar than a lot of similar cereals, although my daughters really liked it I found it was a little too sweet.
Amoy – Taste of Asia Sauce 2 X £1.79
Finding authentic tasting sauces to make for the family are gems! These two tasty offerings from Amoy are a simple way to whip up authentic Asian dishes at home. We received Thai Massaman Curry and Malaysian Laksa, both suitable for the whole family and by that I mean not too spicy or too hot for the children. I like the convenience of these sauces and they are good value too, a great way to try a different dish for the family.
Calbee Yushoi Sticks £2.00
Something totally different from Yushoi a baked snack made from green peas, much healthier than a potato crisp alternative and less that 99 calories per serving. We had the salt and Szechwan pepper flavour and although a little spicy we all enjoyed them and would buy them again for a change from the usual snack.
Clarks Carob Syrup £2.39
An alternative to sugar from Clarks which is great for adding to tea and coffee, and pretty much a substitute for most cooking and baking. The beauty of this syrup is that you only need a very small amount to sweeten your dishes as it’s so concentrated, a really great substitute for sugar and low GI, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and diabetics.
Nah Foods Slim Noodles £2.49
Last year we tied some slim pasta (lasagne) in a Degustabox delivery and it was good to try another version. The noodles were a perfect alternative and at 9 calories per 100g serving and the low calorie, fat free, gluten free version helps you to feel fuller for longer too. If you are wondering what the ingredients are the noodles contain konjac flour and oat fibre.
AO Foods – Fit Fit bar X 2 £0.79
Very different idea to eating your five a day with these Fit Fit discs, there were two included in the box and we received the apricot and date & cacao flavours, each disc is a ground paste of the fruits with added nuts as well. Aimed I think to ad into kids lunch boxes and although only 79p each I would rather add in some fresh fruit to my daughter’s lunch boxes. They were tasty though and great to try out, and we were all intrigued to taste them.