As you might remember from my last post, Degustabox is a monthly subscription food box service with each box containing between 9 and 14 products from well known and / or up-and-coming brands.
|The contents of my October Degustabox|
Once you have received your box, you are encouraged to review the products and let the brands know what you thought - whether you liked the item or not.
I was sent the October box to try and it contains a lovely mix of sweet and savoury treats. There is a selected list of products for each month published on the website but not everyone receives the same combination.
Here's what was in mine. This is not the festive box - the contents will be a surprise!
Once again, there was a mixture of brands I already knew but quite a few I'd heard of but not got round to trying - which is really the point of Degustabox.
There were 11 products from October's selection and 2 which Degustabox call their "Db's Discoveries".
|9Bar Original Carob Hit Bars - £2.49|
|Cirio Passata & Chopped Tomatoes - £2.25|
|Lorena Premium French Lemonade - Coconut-Lime - £1.49|
|Rice Crackers - £1.00 and Freeze Dried Fruit - £1,00|
|Fair Trade Nuts From Liberation Foods at £2.00 per pack|
|Kabuto Noodles - £1.99|
|Chip Strips - £2.00|
There was also Chipstrips savoury potato snacks and a voucher for £2.00 for President Unsalted Butter.
The 2 "DB's Discoveries" this month were Provena Gluten Free Oat Muesli, suitable for those suffering from gluten intolerance and Coeliacs, and Appy Drinks, award winning juices which contain 50% less sugar and calories than regular fruit juice, making them a better choice for children than some juices.
|Proven Gluten Free Oat Muesli - £3.79|
The total retail value of the box is £22.00, good value given the cost of the box was £12.99. If you like the excitement of a monthly present and enjoy trying out new brands, I think Degustabox is a great scheme. I'd place it firmly in the 'treat' category but the price is low enough to make it attractive. Currently, if the four of us go for a coffee and a bun, for example, we usually end up paying around the £15 mark. (Yes I know, find the thermos!). A Degustabox subscription would also make a great gift. You can cancel at any time, as long as you give them sufficient notice to stop next month's box.
Please note, though that Degustabox can only deliver to Mainland UK and not to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Islands and you must be over 18 to order.
I have a festive December Degustabox to give away to one lucky winner and no, I can't tell you the contents because it will be a surprise. Simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. Sorry, but Mainland UK entrants only. The giveaway will end at 11:59 pm on Sunday 15th November 2015.
If you don't win but would like to give Degustabox a try, I also have a discount code for first time subscribers for a very generous £6 off your first box. Simply enter BLDEG15 at checkout.
In order to receive your box in time for Christmas, Degustabox will need the name and address of the winner no later than 20th November.
Further information is available at the Degustabox UK website, or you can talk to them on Facebook or on Twitter.