DegustaBox UK is a monthly subscription box that brings your favorite food and snacks to your doorstep. The subscription costs £12.99 per month and you’ll get a box filled with 10-15 products and goodies! This box is always full of so many new things to try.
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This box is really well decorated inside and out. While the outside has little food items on it, the inside is full of bright green words. Plastic wrap and brown butcher paper keep all the contents safe.
I couldn’t quite tell what the theme was for September’s Degustabox. I think it is relaxing with friends and family and enjoying a snack on the sofa, if you can call that a theme? As always, the information sheet shares details about the products.
First up in the box is a simple classic, a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (£0.89) three pack. Reese’s Cups are my favourite candy. You just cannot beat the perfect combination of milk chocolate and peanut butter.
CHOC CHICK Cacao nibbles (£1.85) are cacao nibs with a touch of yacon, which is a naturally sweet root vegetable from Peru. These versatile little nibs contain antioxidants, magnesium, and iron and are ideal for snacking or baking. The box even includes a recipe for raw triple chocolate cookies.
As a snack, these were just okay, very chocolatey and slightly chalky in texture. It’s worth noting that CHOC CHICK is undergoing a rebrand, and the packets contained in the Degustabox are the older packaging.
Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps (£1.80) are a classic Belgian treat made with no artificial ingredients, just flour, sugar, butter, and eggs.
These are delicious: crisp, rich and buttery.
Cadbury Oreo Instant Hot Chocolate (£2.99) is a new part of Cadbury’s hot chocolate range. I prepared this with milk, rather than water as suggested, for a richer drink. I enjoyed this, it’s a nice twist on the usual hot chocolate and captures the essence of Oreos.
Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites (£0.99) are a very crisp snack and with a light bbq flavour and a touch of heat that builds over time.
The spelt flour gives the bites a unique ‘healthy taste’ and the bbq seasoning reminds me of spices used in pepperoni. These are fine, but not amazing.
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Cider (£2.29) is a combination of apple cider blended with whiskey. This has a refreshing and not too sweet flavour making it a really nice alternative to normal cider. Most Degustaboxes should have two bottles of cider but mine only contained one, probably because I received an additional item from the non-alcohol box.
Juicy Fuel Cola Original (£1.50) is a craft cola from The Juice Shed Company made with 100% natural ingredients. I have tried fruit flavoured colas from Juicy Fuel in previous boxes and really enjoyed them. This regular cola is great too. It has a pure cola taste that you just don’t get from the big brands. I also like that it comes in a smaller 250ml can, which I feel is a good serving size for a full sugar cola. I highly recommend it.
Good Hemp Hemp Seed Hearts (£3.99) are another product I tried in a Degustabox last year. I was happy to see these again! These tiny seed kernels are high in protein and omegas 3 and 6. They have a nice nutty flavour and are great sprinkled on cereal, yogurt or salads. I add some to my breakfast every morning for a nutritional boost.
Each Degustabox contains three YES! Fruit and Nut Bars (£1.20). I received a Tempting Dark Choc, Sea Salt & Almond Nut Bar, a Sumptuous Cranberry & Dark Choc Nut Bar, and a Delicious Beetroot & Apple Fruit Bar. So far I have only tried the Dark Choc, Sea Salt and Almond Nut Bar. It was so good, with the perfect mix of salt and sweet and a yummy layer of dark chocolate. Even better, each bar has just 5g of sugar, which is impressive considering how tasty they are.
Dr. Karg’s Organic Wholegrain Snack Tomato & Mozzarella (£1.60) are flavourful, crunchy little baked crackers.
These are high in fibre and they taste healthy, in a good way. These are a bit too thick and hard for my taste, but they are a satisfying and healthy snack.
I have tried a2 Milk (£1.50) in previous Degustaboxes. a2 Milk is natural cows’ milk that’s free from the A1 protein which can cause symptoms of milk intolerance in some people. The milk comes from cows that naturally produce only the easy to digest A2 protein, so it’s just real cows milk, with nothing added or removed. This is ideal for people with sensitive stomachs, but not for those with a milk protein allergy.
Finally, I received a product that was not on my information sheet: Mallow & Marsh Raspberry Marshmallows Coated in 70% Dark Chocolate. I dug into these pretty much immediately after photographing the box contents.
These little squares of raspberry marshmallow coated in dark chocolate are amazing. The marshmallow is nothing like the mass-produced stuff, but rather light and airy. The dark chocolate coating is thin, adding a contrasting texture and just the right hint of melt-in-your-mouth bitterness to counter the sweet raspberry interior. It was a real struggle not to eat the entire bag in one sitting, so I ate it in two sittings!
September’s box was a winner for me overall. It had a lot of sweet treats which are more to my taste than the savoury stuff. I really enjoyed the YES! bars, the Jules Destrooper Butter Crisps, the Good Hemp Hemp Seed Hearts, and the Juicy Fuel Cola. However, my favourite product was definitely the Mallow & Marsh Raspberry Marshmallows – I’ll be on the lookout for those in stores!
Have you tried DegustaBox UK?