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DegustaBox March 2014

By Newwithhashtags @NewWithHashtags

Degusta Box March 2014

After basically giving up on Glossybox and Birchbox to fulfill my beauty needs, I’ve decided to step up my monthly surprise box by giving Degustabox a go. Although it’s slightly different; instead of make up, this box is filled with my other love… food!

Degusta Box March 2014 Contents

Like the beauty boxes, Degustabox delivers a range of products based on your preference profile each month. The first box I received cost £4.99, including postage, but normal price is £12.99 including P+P, so basically the same as a beauty box. Except, as you can see, you get a LOT more. You can get yours here.

Degusta Box March 2014 Schwartz Flavour Pots

2 x Schwartz Flavour Shots – Italian Creamy Herb Tagliatelle

2 x Schwartz Flavour Shots – Spanish Paella

These are the latest addition to the Schwartz herbs range and cost £1.40 each. I’ve tried the Spanish Paella Flavour Shot and it’s really nice and comes with a list of ingredients and cooking times. It couldn’t be easier!

Degusta Box March 2014 Moma! Porridge

Moma! Plain Porridge

Moma! Cranberry and Raisin Porridge

A great and easy breakfast treat which only requires hot water, these pots cost £1.50. They are lovely and thick, but they do have skimmed powder milk in them so be aware dairy/lactose intolerant folk!

Degusta Box March 2014 Drink Me Chai

Drink Me – Tea: Latte

Drink Me – Chai Latte Chocolate

The Chai Latte Chocolate tastes like hot chocolate meets Christmas. It’s full of wintery spices, but it’s not really my cup of tea (haha, it’s hot chocolate!). It’s smooth, creamy and velvety, though, and costs £2.55 a pot.

Degusta Box March 2014 Organico Pasta

Organico – Durum Wheat Pasta

Organico – Tomato & Basil Sauce

It’s nice to have an organic option or two in the box! These are kitchen staples, easy to cook and so handy to have to hand. The pasta costs £1.49 and the sauce is £1.99, but I don’t think I’ll buy either again as the pasta is quite flavourless alone and the pasta sauce tastes horribly sweet.

Degusta Box March 2014 Tyrells Popcorn and Mexican Dave Nachos

Tyrrell’s – Proper Popcorn – Sweet & Salty

Mexican Dave – Nacho – Cheese

Definitely my favorite items in the box; the easy consumables! The Tyrrell’s popcorn is part of a 6 pack multipack which costs £1.80, and they’re absolutely scrumptious! They satisfy both sweet and savoury cravings and are incredibly more-ish. The same goes for the Mexican Dave cheesy nachos. Firstly, what a great name! These nachos have a nicestory on the back of the pack, but the crunch and taste of the nachos put these in a league of their own. Amazingly, the whole big bag is only £1. Wow!

Degusta Box March 2014 Shaken Udder Milkshakes

Shaken Udder – Strawberry, Chocolate, Banana

These Shaken Udder milkshakes are a good lunch box treat for kids, and the 3 can be bought for £1.89.  Again, a heads up for dairy/lactose intolerant folk.

So overall I’m happy with the box and the new products and brands I hadn’t heard of or tried before. There’s a nice selection of products, although I can’t have dairy which takes out half the contents. It would be good if Degustabox looked a bit more closely at their subscriber taste profiles or included an allergy/intolerance option list, but I can’t really complain seeing as this box cost £4.99 and it’s worth about £18. Ace!

If you like what you see, you can get your own here.

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