I featured my very first Degustabox on my blog back in August and I was really impressed by my first try of more of a lifestyle subscription box so I was looking forward to see what was instore for the Degustabox September 2017 box. Read on to find out which items were included this month….
What is Degustabox?!
They’re a surprise monthly food subscription box which costs £12.99 a month (although you can get your first box for only £5.99 by clicking here and using the code GEMMA7 until the 30th of September which is an amazing discount). Each month you’ll receive a box of 10-15 food/drink items, which will always have a combined value which is more than the £12.99 monthly fee. You can cancel your subscription anytime and items in the box are often brand new to market, so the box enables you try products before you launch which is fun.
Members are given the option of an alcohol box or a non alcoholic box which I think is a really great idea as you’re not lumbered with a product you’ll never be able to us. For the alcohol boxes everyone will receive a bottle of the San Miguel Gluten Free worth £2, and the non-alcoholic boxes will receive the MiSo Tasty Original Ramen Noodle Kit worth £2.99.
I’ve never seen a gluten free beer before, and the San Miguel Gluten Free only launched this month so it’s exciting that Degustabox members will be some of the first to try it. The Ramen Noodle Kit is a nice alternative as it contains non fried noodle nests, white miso pastes and seaweed garnishes, and is totally 100% natural and vegetarian.
Every month Degustabox have a ‘product of the month’ and for the Degustabox September 2017 box there’s two from the same brand; Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen and each box will receive one of five flavours for a rice and one of five flavours for the sauce. I got the Arroz Amarillo Yellow Rice worth £1.85 and the Peruvian Garlic and Tomato Sauce worth £1.85 and whilst I wouldn’t use them together, I’d definitely try them as they sound delicious, quick and easy to make.
Next up are the Virtue Sparkling Energy Water Drinks worth £1.35 in two different flavours; Berries and Lemon & Lime. They naturally contain zero sugar, zero calories with no sweeteners and contain the same amount of natural caffeine as a cup of coffee, and for every can sold, Virtue donate 500cl clean drinking water too. I don’t drink coffee/tea or energy drinks so I’m intrigued by these, especially as they contain zero calories and I imagine they’ll be very refreshing straight from the fridge.
The next two items go nicely together; the Nestle Cheerios Oat Crisp Cereal worth £2.49 and the Dream Oat, Spelt & Buckwheat £1.60. The Cheerios Oat Crisp contains crunchy flakes made with whole grain oats and are mixed with crispy Cheerios developed to help lower cholesterol. The Dream Oat, Spelt & Buckwheat is a plant based milk alternative with zero added sugar and boxes will either receive this option or the Dream Rice Quinoa option.
There are only two treats in this month’s box which is disappointing compared to last month’s box which contained crisps, biscuits and chocolate. For the Degustabox September box there is the Green & Blacks 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate Velvet Edition worth £1.99 and the Mentos Mint Mix worth £1.19. Rob loves dark chocolate so it’s definitely his favourite item within the box and the Mentos are mine as I like them in the car as they don’t get sticky if it gets hot like a lot of sweets.
Then the next items in the Degustabox September box we have the Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks worth £3.49 and the Knorr Rich Beef Concentrated Stock worth £2.20. I love tuna so I can’t wait to try this as it sounds delicious with a no-drain formula and is 100% pole and line caught so it’s good for the planet as well as being good for you as it doesn’t contain any added water or oil. The concentrated beef stock is a liquid which your pout into sauces, soups, casseroles and other dishes for a real beef taste which sounds amazing.
The last physical product within the Degustabox September box is the Greens Creamy Egg Custard Filling worth 69p which I have to admit isn’t a product I’d use as I personally don’t like egg custards but it’ll be one I pass onto the local food bank so it doesn’t go to waste. This month we also got a voucher for a product; the Seriously Spreadable Squares worth £1.75 allowing you a free product from Tesco, Morrisons or Asda which is fab, and they’re made with award-winning extra mature Scottish cheddar and sound delicious.
I’d love to know your thoughts on the products within the September box? If you like the look of this month’s box and you’d like to purchase your first Degustabox for £5.99 make sure you use the code GEMMA7 here.