September 2016 DegustaBox Review + $10 Off Code!

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DegustaBox
The Breakdown:
Monthly | Cost: $19.99/month
10-15 full size food products!
Ships via USPS
Ships to the US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, UK

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Every month a HUGE box with carefully wrapped deliciousness arrives at your doorstep. Seriously, this is box is huge and full of snacks and drinks and other food products.

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This month’s information page.

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On the back is a recipe for one of the products…

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Hak’s Paks One Pot Cooking Sauce in Rustic Ratatouille ($3.99) – Ever since watching the movie Ratatouille, I’ve always wanted to try to make it, but there’s just too much knife work needed to thinly slice each vegetable and then plate it nicely. XD However, with this – you can just chop stuff up, throw it all in a pot, and then cook it to perfection.

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Popcorners Carnival Kettle ($3.29) – This was a huge bag! When I saw the photo on the info page, I thought it would be a snack size version… but this was full size. :O The best/worst thing about this? It’s crazy addicting. The sweet-saltiness of these chips coupled with the crunchy texture make it really hard for you to put down the bag. XD

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Zollipops ($4.99) – These are made with Stevia, Xylitol, and Erythritol. Personally, my motto when it comes to food is… either go for the real thing or just don’t consume anything at all. If I’m going to eat candy, I’ll eat the kind that is made with real sugar rather than eat candy that is made with a sugar substitute. (if given the choice between diet soda and no soda… I would pass on the diet soda). But to each his/her own. 🙂 All that being said, this product was created by an 11 year old who “wanted to create a candy that promoted good dental hygiene and oral health, but also tastes good and is fun to eat”. This product gets really good ratings at Amazon and each bag contains different fruit flavors for you to enjoy.

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They also included two more mini packs for you to take to work or drop into your kids’ lunch boxes!

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BustaNut Flavored Peanuts in Bourbon and Maple Bacon ($1.49 each) – How can you say no to flavored peanuts? With college football coming back, these are the perfect companion to beer while you cheer on your alma mater. 😉 I definitely loved the maple bacon flavor!

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Nando’s Peri0Peri Sauce in Medium ($3.49) – I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS YOU GUYS HAVE NO IDEA. I’ve never been to the UK but so many of my friends have told me about Nando’s and this sauce. I’ve always wanted to try it and Degustabox delivered!! It’s really good and I can’t wait to one day travel to the UK (or maybe to one of the east coast states that has a chain store of this restaurant) to try this sauce on their dishes.

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Sam Mills Gluten Free Corn Quinoa Fusilli ($2.39) – I love that Degustabox is inclusive and tries to curate items like this to reach a wider audience. I love corn and quinoa in this form can’t be half-bad right? :p So even though I don’t have a gluten allergy, I definitely still want to try this because I’m not going to pass up pasta, hehe.

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Sparkling Bitters in Lemon ($1.99) – It still amazes me whenever I get a drink from Degustabox (which is literally every single box)… especially ones in glass bottles! This is flavored sparkling water with bitters and it’s 0 calories. 😉 You could have received 1 of 5 flavors that were pictured on the info page.

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Toosum in Cranberry and Acai ($1.79) – I’m so sad but this tasted exactly like Play-Doh, with about the same consistency in texture too. I honestly did not enjoy this, but I’m also not a huge fan of raw bars in general. The upside is that it’s just 100 calories per bar so you won’t feel guilty if you indulge! Maybe this was too wholesome for me. XD

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Michel et Augustin Shortbread and Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies ($1.99 each) – Both kinds are delicious. 🙂 Aptly named because it’s a nice, crunchy shortbread embedded with chocolate chips! I’m usually not a fan of shortbread but this is quite good… probably because they are actually products of France. Each mini box opened up to include six cookies divided into two plastic sleeves; perfect to throw into your lunch bag for a quick pick-me-up later in the day.

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Little Bites in Chocolate Chip Muffins ($4.69 per box of these mini pouches) – I’ve had these before in blueberry and they were a great pick-me-up. If you need breakfast on the go or if you want an afternoon snack, this is definitely an option. They’re literally mini muffins!

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What’s this? Not one…

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Not two…

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But THREE! different types of sauces! (sauce might not be the best description, but you guys get what I mean).

In this box we got The English Provender Co.’s Sweet Tomato & Chili Chutney, Luxury Lemon Curd, and Caramelized Red Onion Chutney at $2.45 each. To be honest, I’m surprised at how cheap each one of these are because they look so nice. 😀 I know that the lemon curd will be amazing on top of sugar cookies, on scones, on biscuits, or on croissants! Both chutneys will be fantastic on crostini or as a spread on a sandwich.

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Post Honey Bunches of Oats in Honey Roasted ($2.83) – This wasn’t on the information card, but hey I’ll take it! 😀 Honey Bunches of Oats is definitely one of my favorites and the honey roasted flavor is the best.

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Overall enjoyment: I really like the eclectic mix of items Degustabox always manages to curate! It’s really awesome to try things I’ve never heard of, things I’ve always wanted to try, and to enjoy old favorites. My favorite item in the box was probably the Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce because I’ve waited SO LONG to try it and now I finally have!

Coupon Code: Use DEGUSTA10 to take $10 off your first box, making it just $9.99!

 

*Disclosure: The above item was complimentary and received for review purposes. All opinions are my own and no compensation was received. I only review things that are in line with my interests and wouldn’t subject you, my dear readers, to boring products or subscriptions.

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