Degusta Box | February 2015

Hi all my wonderful readers. How are you all doing today?

I have just recently discovered the wonder that is the Degusta Box, and I thought I would share with you what I got in my first ever box.

If you haven’t heard of Degusta Box before. It’s a monthly subscription box full of either new, or new to the British market food and drink.

As monthly subscription boxes go, it’s actually quite reasonably priced. It will only set you back £13 a month. Well technically £12.99, but that’s just splitting hairs.

Here’s what I recieved in my first ever Degusta Box.

First up, Melba Thins, RRP £1.39, and the Whole Earth Three Nut Butter, RRP £3.00.

Melba toast and peanut butter

The Melba Thins are excellent. I love melba toast, but I always find it a little too heavy, so to have it in more of a cracker form is fantastic. These are actually quite nice as a midday snack. I’ve been enjoying these with some really nice brussels pate. You get quite a nice amount of crunch out of these. Not too much that you almost break your teeth, but enough to give you a nice crumch to go along side the soft brussels pate.

The Whole Earth Three Nut Butter, is as the name suggests full of nuts. It not only contains peanuts, but it also has cashues and almonds. I’m not that much of a nut lover, so this really wasn’t my cup of tea. I did try a little bit of the butter. It was nice, but as I said, i’m not a nut person.

 

The next thing I received was the Schwartz Flavour Shots, RRP £1.40 for two.

Schwartz shots

Schwartz sauce and spice mixes are incredible. They can usually turn a boring run of the mill meal into something out of this world. I haven’t actually used these yet, but when I do, I know the meal will be incredible.

The next things I recieved was the Beet It Pro-Elite Bars, RRP £1.89 for two, and Jack Link’s Beef Snack, RRP £1.39.

Beet It Pro-Elite Bars and Jack Links Beef Snack

I found the Beet It bars quite interesting. They’re a protein bar containing beetroot and oats. It’s not something i’m usually into but I thought I would give it a whirl. They were different. That’s the only way I can describe them. They weren’t as beetrooty as I thought they would be. I would compare it to more of a cherry raisen kind of flavour. It wasn’t bad, but it’s not something i’ll be rushing out to buy.

The Beef Snack was more to my taste. It’s basically a big stick of beef jerky. It had a very strong tomato taste, but you could still taste the beef. Well at least I think it was beef. If I see these in my local supermarket, I would definitely be picking more of these up.

Most of the things in this box are pretty healthy, but the next two things I got are kind of the naughty products.

I’m talking about the Lily O’Brien Chocolate Cookie Crunch Pouch, RRP £2.60, and the American Muffin Company Gluten Free Brownies, RRP £2.50.

Lily O'Brien Chocolate Cookie Crunch and American Muffin Company Glutten Free Brownies

The Lily O’Brien Chocolate Cookie Crunch, is to die for. It’s basically mini cookies dipped in the most luxurious dark and milk chocolate. Oh my god, I can see myself getting extremely addicted to these.

The American Muffin Company Glutten Free Brownies, are also to die for. If you have any kind of food allergy, these are for you. The texture however, is more like a sponge cake than a brownie, which kind of threw me a little. I was a little worried that they would be extremely dry, seeing as how they were being shipped to me, but it turns out they’re wrapped individually in little bags which keeps them nice and moist.

You don’t just get food in the Degusta Box, you also get some drinks.

The first one I recieved was the Leimon Fresh Water, RRP £1.99.

Laimon Fresh Water Drink

This is an all natural water drink that contains lemon, limes and mint. It’s a nice refreshing drink, but it’s nothing special. It just tastes of mint. I can’t really taste the lemon or the lime. I was kind of expecting it to taste like Sprite, but it just tastes of fizzy mint. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice, I just wouldn’t spend £1.99 on it.

The last and final thing I recieved that was also a drink, was the Peanut Hottie, RRP £3.00.

Peanut Hottie

It’s described as a healthier alternative to hot chocolate. I was quite aprehensive to try this, seeing as how i’m not a massive peanut fan. It was actually ok. It wasn’t as peanuty as I thought it was going to be. It was more like an extremely sweet nutellay peanuty hot drink. I can see people who love peanuts getting quite addicted to this, but it’s not for me.

That’s it. That’s everything I got in my first ever Degusta Box.

I think i’m going to stick with the subscription for another two months, just to see if it’s as good as the first box. All being said, I was extremely

impressed with my first Degusta Box.

If you would like to get a Degusta Box all of your own, you can sign up here.

Is there any other subscription boxes you think I should check out? If you know of any, please let me know in the comments below.

Luke x

 

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One Comment:

  1. This looks amazing, such a good idea! Might have to try to find the Peanut Hottie drink next time I go shopping. Need to try anything Peanut Butter flavoured!

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