Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Degustabox Review and Giveaway

I don't know about you but I get bored of having the same old foods all the time and I am always on the look out for inspiration for new and different foods/recipes to use and eat.  I was recently contacted by Degustabox, a company that supplies you with a monthly box full of surprise foods, many of which are new to the market!!

I was excited to receive the box, I do love a good surprise!!!

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Inside each Degustabox you receive 10 to 15 different items which you pay £12.99, this is less than half the retail value. There is no commitment involved, if you decide that you don't want to receive the Degustabox anymore, you just need to let them know by the 10th of the month and they will cancel your subscription, easy peasy.

What I really liked was that you receive a card with a couple of recipes to try out as well the foods. I'm looking forward to making the soup which they've suggested.

Below is  some of what I received in my Degustabox and a little bit of information about each product : I had used the So Juicy and So Tender sachets before but I hadn't heard of the rest of the products. The picture below shows my 4 favourite products out of the box.

GO! Kombucha is the UK's leading raw kombucha tea brand. In celebration of Chinese New Year Degustabox are working with GO! Kombucha to highlight their China White and Golden Yunnan teas which faithfully adhere to the ancient Chinese recipe. Filled with pro-biotic enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals it is the perfect way to start your New Year invigorated and revitalised!


Quinola Mothergrain Express is the perfect way to enjoy quinoa and save time! Ready cooked, they can be enjoyed cold as part of a salad or quickly reheated for be included as part of a hot meal. Organic and Fairtrade, Quinola Mothergrain Express have won 4 Great Taste awards. Not only delicious, quinoa is also a super-food, high in nutrients and gluten free! In either Pearl and Black or Pearl and Red, Quinola Mothergrain Express a quick,easy, healthy and delicious way to enjoy quinoa!
Dorset Cereals produce honest, real and (most importantly) tasty cereals. For the January box Degustabox is showcasing Dorset Cereal's delicious Berry Granola, a heavenly mix of traditionally baked oats and zingy blackberries and raspberries. Using good quality products and all created in Dorset, these delicious cereals embrace all the principles of Dorset's Cereals ideas on Simple Pleasures!
Not only are Goody Good Stuff sweeties suitable for Vegetarian, Halal and Kosher diets, they also use high quality ingredients to produce a range of mouthwatering confectionery that are gluten, dairy, soy, nut and high fructose corn syrup free! In collaboration with Degustabox, Goody Good Stuff have supplied not one but two bags of their good stuff! A bag of their Tropical Fruit to tantalise your taste buds and a Sour Mix & Match for a tangy twist!
Maggi®’s So Juicy and So Tender range of recipe mixes are the perfect answer to those tricky mid-week meals. In your Degustabox you will find 2 packets of So Juicy and 1 packet of So Tender, with easy to follow 3 step instructions to make delicious flavoursome meals in a cinch!

In this month's Degustabox, Jules Destrooper have supplied the biscuits they, as a family, have been baking for 125 years! They have been producing their delicious golden Butter Crisp biscuits using the original19th century family recipe, using rich summer butter and a secret blend of spices, for 4 generations. Enjoy these mouthwatering biscuits that are a part of Belgian gastronomic history!
Zico Coconut Water is all about Oomph! As part of this Degustabox and Zico collaboration, we have opted to give you Oomph with added chocolate! Zico Chocolate is made from 85% coconut water (from concentrate) and a more-ish natural chocolate flavour. Zico Chocolate is an excellent low calorie option with great hydrating qualities, choose Zico to get some Oomph!

I had used the So Juicy and So Tender sachets before but I hadn't heard of the rest of the products. The picture below shows my 4 favourite products out of the box :

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The Jules Destrooper biscuits were like heaven in a box, the girls were lucky that I shared with them!!

I loved the Amy's Kitchen soup, a lovely chunky tomato packed full of flavour, you can find this in the free from section in most supermarkets, I will definitely be stocking up on these.

The Dorsets cereals berry granola was lovely. I liked that it didn't go soggy, it kept its crunch even when covered in milk.

The girls and I all agreed that our favourite products in the Degustabox were the Goody Good Stuff sweeties. I can't believe that they are free from so many ingredients, the tropical fruit ones were the best, you tasted each individual fruit!!.

Overall I was extremely impressed with the Degustabox, it provided me with some scrummy products and has given me some inspiration on what to fill my cupboards up with next month, well worth the money in my opinion. You can find out more about Degustabox by checking out their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Now Degustabox have been very kind and have allowed me to giveaway one of their boxes to one lucky reader!! The lucky winner will be receiving March's box so you won't know which products you will be getting. Entrants must be atleast 18 years old and live in the UK. The competition will close at 11.59pm on the 25th February 2014 and remember all entries are checked and verified to make sure you enter correctly!! 

And just incase you aren't lucky enough to win, use code VADLU and this will give a £3.00 discount when you register.

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251 comments:

  1. Lots of long life products & Chocolate!

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  2. More different kinds of nuts and healthy crisps

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  3. I would love any snack products (sweet or savoury) for lunchboxes

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  4. I'd love to see more health foods :)

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  5. Chocolate (low calorie preferably ;-) )

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  6. Something glutenfree so all the family could enjoy it.

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  7. Sweet treats, like chocolate or biscuits

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  8. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SOME DIFFERENT SOFT DRINKS :)

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  9. what a great idea and a way to try new foods you wouldnt usually buy x i would like to try new soups maria blythin

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  10. items with less or no sugar

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  11. Artichoke cream; I tried it once and it was delicious, but I can't seem to get it anywhere

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  12. something from the world food isle, so i can try something new

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  13. I adore the Zico coconut water but I can't find it in any stores.
    I would love to see some unusual teas

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  14. Cereals! -@tweetingcharlee

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  15. Gluten free / natural stuff with no added sugar.

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  16. How about some dips

    KATHY D

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  17. Some praline chocolate
    (kim neville)

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  18. Something I've never tried before.

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  19. Anything chocolate based would go down okay with me.

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  20. I love trying new cearals so more of those would be fab :) x

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  21. Some healthy snacks that I could eat on the slimming world diet please

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  22. Healthy snacks, I love a quick bite with a coffee mid afternoon xxx

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  23. I would like to see more organic/Natural snack ideas.

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  24. Healthy snacks or things to make gealthy meal ideas for kids

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  25. Healthy crisps and chocolate if there is such a thing

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  26. Fruit teas and oaty bars :)

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  27. I'd like to have different types of soup

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  28. coffee or something new to the market

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  29. Any sauces to make meals with chicken or fish, fab meals for my diet and would vary what i am eating now xx thanks for the chance xx

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  30. Snacks would be great.

    @rachiegr

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  31. tea i love a cup of tea
    from samantha price

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  32. Only heard about them now. This is a great giveaway!

    - Jess
    nerdyteagirl.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. Healthy snack foods :)

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  34. Some imaginatively flavoured caffiene-free teabags

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  35. Chocolate, snacks, soups, and easy but tasty things for new meal inspiration. These look like a great idea

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  36. laura jayne bates13 February 2014 at 20:40

    nuts and raisons

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  37. chocolate or some kind of teas :)

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  38. I would like to see some kind of cereals

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  39. Healthy snacks ...on weight watchers...booo!

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  40. pulses or grains

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  41. something new that id never tried

    kay panayi

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  42. More products from non multi national companies (worrying that the photo shows Maggi products a Nestlé company)

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  43. Just unique things that you'd easily walk by in the supermarket.

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  44. I'd like to see more unusual things that i wouldn't normally buy.

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  45. Anything healthy, am counting the calories at the moment and having trouble finding low calorie alternatives to snacks i like,

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  46. Anything new an innovative - sweet, savoury, liquid, I really don't mind!

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  47. I would love to see some fancy pasta.

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  48. I always like to try new seasonings for chicken, meat or veg.

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  49. Charmian Filewood17 February 2014 at 15:38

    chocolate lol or failing that just unusual stuff lol

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  50. Healthy snacks or quick and easy breakfast items :)

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  51. i like the surprise, so unusual things!

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  52. Relishes and pickles

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  53. Something sweet pudding or chocolate

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  54. I'd like to try the granola. Something different for breakfast instead of Weetabix!

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  55. Coconut oil it has so many healthy properties and its very good for you. You can use it in many ways and one of them is to cook with.

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  56. Lots of protein for my bodybuilding.

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  57. cohesive themed packs e.g all japanese or all spanish

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  58. Hannah Lawrence (Lewenstein)19 February 2014 at 17:40

    anything cheesy!!

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  59. Herb kits

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  60. diabectic and dairy free goodies

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  61. some healthy dips please

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  62. Healthy snacks like nuts, dried fruit

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  63. Cooking sauces

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  64. I'd love to see some breakfast biscuits x
    Twitter @tjsi1963

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  65. Pamela says - noodles!

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  66. Some new healthy foods to try

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  67. tobys proud mummy toys23 February 2014 at 15:57

    Slow cooker mixes perfect for busy mummies xxx

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  68. Dark choc covered Ginger biscuits.

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  69. Anything unusual that I wouldn't think of buying for myself :)

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  70. some really unique things you don't get in your local supermarket

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  71. Chai, as I've never tried it before & would be an opportunity to taste

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  72. Any fancy snacks, biscuits or chocolate!

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  73. Anything sweet and either biscuit or cake like! Thanks, tressa lapham-green

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  74. Anything that is good or helps lower cholesterol mine is sky high. Porridge. Green veg, couscous.........

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  75. This looks fab perhaps a chutney or something of the sort? xx

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  76. Chocolate - can never go wrong with chocolate!

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  77. Pam Francis Gregory24 February 2014 at 09:43

    Chocolate peanuts & raisins

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  78. Healthy cereals that appeal to children!

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  79. More unusual snack type foods.

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  80. Chocolate Biscuits...healthy ones of course!

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  81. Chocolate :) x

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  82. something unusual that i wouldn't normal buy, but by being in there means i get to try it.

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  83. something exotic that I wouldn't have brought for myself.

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  84. healthy nuts and seeds, or chocolate... im having cravings!!

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  85. Anything tasty and a bit special, like those Jules Destrooper biscuits. Would love to find them in the box :)

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  86. Some lesser know pasta would be lovely!! :-)

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  87. My 2 favourites (depending on my mood) are a massive bowl of salad - and also good pasta sauces (with pasta!!!!) but has to have cheese as well
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

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  88. some low calorie snack foods would be nice

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  89. Healthy snacks like nuts and crackers etc - no hidden sugars though like so many breakfast bars etc

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  90. something 'pastry-esque' - savoury

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  91. pulse alternatives to rice and potatoes

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  92. mmmmm BEER... unlikely I know :)

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  93. Fruit Teas

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  94. local products, or products made by small companies

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  95. Healthy nuts with no salt!

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