Review: May’s Degustabox

Have you ever wanted to try something new yet didn’t want to fork out a huge amount of money incase you didn’t like it?  Me too!

I often look at new things and want to try them yet the same foods always end up in my trolley weekly.

Degustabox is a monthly subscription box where you are sent between 10 and 12 items all boxed up to try out.  These are new and/or limited edition foods and drinks from well known Brands – something different each month and you won’t know what you are receiving until it arrives – a surprise in a box every month.

The price for this service is £12.99 per month and you can cancel your subscription whenever you like, no contracts or commitment to keep receiving these boxes.  If you would like to try for yourselves them use code QTQ15 for a £3 discount when you register.

May was my first time receiving on of these boxes so I was unsure what to expect.  I was very pleasantly surprised.

You receive an email and a text telling you when your box will arrive – fantastic service, you are even given a time slot too.

This month’s box was rammed with goodie, most of which I liked or loved and a few I was a little unsure of.

Garofalo pasta:
Garofalo produces a whopping 76 different shapes of pasta, including gluten free, organic whole wheat and a range of fun kids pastas.  Produced since 1789 in Gragnano near Naples and made from the finest robust drum wheat.
I hadn’t tried this brand before and I really liked it, it took a little longer to cook than I’m used to but the large tube meant the filling stuck inside the tubes nicely – we used with a Bolognese sauce.

Sparkling apple juice in a can, made without preservatives, additives or artificial sweeteners.  A very refreshing drink – great for the summer.

Taylors Of Harrogate:
Blackberry and Elderflower tea – not really my (excuse the pun) cup of tea.  I’m not a fruit tea drinker so have past these across to my father-in-law.

Sugar free chewing gum.  This gum is rich in vitamin B which is supposed to give you an energy boost when you need it.  Now I don’t think there is enough gum in the world to do that for me however it was a nice tasting gum.

Ready to use passata in both a puree form which I use often and in a bottle form which I hadn’t used before.
These are made using ripe luscious tomatoes which are crushed and bottled.
The bottle was handy for using a little of and then popping into the fridge to use at a later date.  These are items I use a lot of so were very handy – we used combined as an ingredient in our Bolognese as well as in lasagne and a stew during that week.  A little goes a long way,



2 delicious ciders to try, both new to me and now both firmly on my shopping lists.  A refreshing Strawberry & lime flavour pear cider was my favourite – a nice summery drink perfect for unwinding after a long day.  The apple cider was also very refreshing, this is what I would have normally have chosen so the other was a very pleasant change.
Lightly salted crisps – thankfully the children don’t like these as these were mine all mine! And even better was they contained 50% less fat.
Finn Crisp:
Original crispbread made from wholegrain.  I didn’t like these but then I never have done I’m afraid.  Maybe that’s because they are good for you as they are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Dr Oetker:
This is a very handy cake release spray.  Used instead of oil/butter for greasing cake tins.  I usually forget about the greasing part until the last minute – with this it is now a quick job and it works well too.
Elizabeth Shaw:
These are delicious cocoa crunch chocolate flutes.  Made from dark chocolate and I can guarantee they will not last long once opened.  The are lovely and I must admit I scoffed the lot myself.
I’ve been very impressed with out Degustabox.  If you would like to find out more, you can visit the website or follow on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclaimer:  We received our box for review purposes, all thoughts and opinions are our own.



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