Posted on March 5, 2014

February Degustabox Review and Giveaway

food/ review
degustabox uk
healthy breakfast
I’m still doing the healthy eating thing and I’ve lost a bit more weight. Winner.
On Tuesday evening I was enjoying a breakfast of grapes and mandarin, with coffee in my Tardis mug when there was a knock at my door. There stood a man holding a box with my name on it.
It was the Degustabox that I was very kindly sent to review!
Degustabox is one of those monthly subscription boxes where you get a selection of products to try out. You get 10-15 food products and it costs £12.99 including postage and packaging, which is a fab price as the 14 items I was sent would have totalled £22.52 had I bought them separately.  
I have a discount code for y’all so you can try it too! £3 off when you register with Degustaxbox:
£3 off discount code: ARIMK
OK, enough of the babble, let’s get to the box!
The products come in this adorable packaging tucked inside some brown paper. There were also some coupons on the product listing on top, but I removed these for photo purposes 😉degustabox

 Here’s what I got:

ryvita thin bites

Ryvita Thin Bites:

I got two flavour of these, Sweet Chilli and Cheddar & Black Pepper. They are a great healthy option to crisps and have only 80 Calories per serving! Each bag contains around 5 servings.
£1.89 each.

soreen, toastie loaf, lunchbox loave

Soreen Toastie Loaf and Soreen Banana Lunchbox Loaves:

I am a massive Soreen fan! I only started eating Soreen when I went to uni, a friend and I used to go mental about it. If you’ve ever tried the traditional Soreen loaves that are not cut, you’ll understand how tricky it is to slice without squashing the whole loaf down and being left with an odd shaped piece! This pre-sliced loaf means you don’t have to struggle with that anymore and is perfect for posting. I’ve never toasted Soreen before, I usually have it un-toasted with butter so I’m looking forward to trying it in the toaster.
£1.39 each.

The Lunchbox loaves are a great on he go snack, they are only 95 calories per slice and bursting with banana piece and puree. These two items mean my breakfast is basically sorted for the next week or so!
£1.35 each.

scheckters organic energy

Scheckters Organic Energy:

Powered by nature is the slogan of these drinks. They are the worlds first 100% natural, organic, vegetarian, FairTrade, Informed Sport certified drink. A much better way to boost energy levels than drinks such as Red Bull and Monster. I was sent an original one and a lite version. I’m interested to find out what these taste like.
£1.35 each.

english provender

English Provender Damson & Port Chutney and Recurrent Sauce with Rosemary:

This luxury Chutney is described as perfect with creamy camembert and stilton. I feel another wine and cheese night coming on!
£2 each.

I’ve never tried a sauce like this with meat, but the thought of it with lamb is making my mouth water. I just need to trick a housemate into cooking for me now.. 
£1.60 each. 

tyrrells, apple crisps

Tyrrell’s Apple Crisps:

I received 2 ‘proudly plain’ packets and a packet of ‘smashingly cinnomony’. I love the cute packaging and that they use the whole apple so nothing goes to waste – even the peel! Another healthier alternative to Crisps. I hope they taste as nice as they look.
£1.15 each.

pick up, bahslen, waffeletten

Bahlsen Pick Up and Waffeletten:

The new Pick UP bars by Bahlsen are a great snack, they are individually wrapped so you can just pop it in your bag and go.
£1.60 each.

Bahlsen Waffeletten look like a bit of a luxury treat – half dipped in dark chocolate, these crispy rolled treats look like they would be perfect with a coffee after dinner.

peppadew piquante peppers

Peppadew Piquante Peppers:

These peppers can be eaten as snacks, which drinks or an ingredient. I’ve recently acquired a extreme fondness of olives and antipasti’s type food, especially in salads. I can see myself (or Lilly) chopping these up and mixing them in a salad.
£3 Each.

 The box also contained a leaflet telling you the value and about each item, as well two recipe cards that give you ideas to use some of the products with. 

There were also some additional leaflets telling you about some of the products in more details, and coupons worth £4.05 with savings off some of the products or brands.

Degustabox is giving one of next months box to my readers.
You have to be over 18 to enter.
You must be in the mainland UK to enter.
You must leave a comment with your e-mail or twitter so I can contact you if you win.

Simply enter via the rafflecopter below!
The giveaway ends at midnight on 16th March 2014.

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Hope you enjoyed reading about this box! I will post about the products as and when I try them, so watch this space!

In the meantime, why not follow Degustabox on Twitter and Facebook?

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  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House March 5, 2014 at 10:03 am

    This sounds really good, I hadn’t heard of this box before, but they really pack it with a lot of good things!! I will have to look into it. I hope you are well doll 🙂 xx

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House March 5, 2014 at 10:04 am

    P.S. I wasn’t going to enter, but I guess I will have a go…I would like to try the chutney 🙂 x

  • Reply daisychain March 5, 2014 at 10:18 am

    I shan’t enter as I am down for the next few boxes anyway but I do love me some degusta, you got an awesome box!

  • Reply Bubbly B March 5, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Gr8 n Amazing box!!! Wish I was in UK…

    Happy to connect with you-
    Twitter:- @urbubblybutter

  • Reply Harlynn March 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    My sister does a similar program, she loves it too!
    I’d love to know how that organic energy drink is. c:


  • Reply sgrmse. March 5, 2014 at 11:40 am

    WOW!! what a box. better go find out if they ship international!! 😀

  • Reply Jackie Harrison March 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Great job in losing weight doll, also awesome giveaway.

  • Reply Lilli March 5, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Oh, I really love the idea of the box, the content looks very yummy and Im curious to know then what you like best!:) Kisses Corinne! xo

  • Reply Holly March 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    My god you’re healthy xx

  • Reply thebeautifulessence March 5, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Amazing products, they look haelthy and good!

  • Reply Nicola Bishop March 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I love Soreen too!! It’s my ultimate fave! xx

  • Reply Mª Pilar Domínguez March 5, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, lots of products!! very interesting this box. Kisses:)

  • Reply Charley Pearce March 5, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    This is great! I used to have graze boxes but then I couldn’t afford the payments anymore, haha. Those soreen loaves look great! I love those! And those apple crisps… I wonder what they’d taste like. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them!

  • Reply Clairejustine oxox March 5, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    Wow would love to try the apple crisps 🙂 thanks for hosting…

  • Reply Because Shanna Said So March 5, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    I can’t keep up with all the subscription boxes!! This one is up my alley!! FOOD!! LOL!! I don’t think we have this one is the US…yet!! 🙂

  • Reply Oh So Gawjess March 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I fancy the apple crisps – healthy right!?

    Follow me too? Oh So Gawjess

  • Reply Marlen March 5, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    haha LOVE that cup- and the bowl of mandarins and grapes made my mouth water. it looks so yummy! also, now THIS is my kind of subscription box- brimming with interesting goodies to eat. that’s way more fun than getting makeup or stationary 😀

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  • Reply Marta March 5, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hello from Spain: these products are very good. Great brands. Keep in touch

  • Reply katie skeoch March 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    the banana lunchbox loaves – they sound delicious

  • Reply Lucy March 5, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Well done on sticking to the health eating. I am not sure the box of foodies you have been sent will help, temptation is ways my downfall. The apple crisps look interesting. Let me know if they are nice Lucy x

  • Reply AVY March 5, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    I know I should eat healthy and still I don’t.


  • Reply Natalie White March 5, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I’d love to try the chutney as I’m a huge chutney fan! The box looks amazing – I’m seriously tempted! 🙂 x

  • Reply Amandyne's World March 6, 2014 at 12:23 am

    Hi there !
    Sorry for not being there since 2 weeks ( I had to work a lot )
    As you can see, I have some catching up to do ^^.
    Don’t worry I’m on it 😀
    Well seems like you received a great box during my busy days !
    You can face winter now ! (in france it’s winter time) ^^
    See ya soon hun !
    In the meantime take care !
    Amandine, from Amandyne’s World Blog and Youtube !

  • Reply Sam March 6, 2014 at 1:10 am

    Love the idea of this box, wish we had something similar here, well done on eating healthier!

  • Reply Jo Hutchinson March 6, 2014 at 1:42 am

    I would love to try the Bahlsen Pick UP bars the look so practical when you are on the go and I have a sweet tooth.

  • Reply Panty Buns March 6, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Your grapes, manderin and teal look tasty and inviting. Good for you being so healthy! Your new Degustabox of munchies looks tasty as well – irresistible.

  • Reply Dolce Vita March 6, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Wow, that seems like a fantastic box for the price! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I’d love to follow each other if you’d like, just let me know on my blog!

    Check out my blog for a huge $500 giveaway!

  • Reply Gemma Chew March 6, 2014 at 4:02 am

    That seems like an amazing box! 🙂 I love your tardis mug! Well done on being healthy! xx
    gemma @ andgeesaid

  • Reply Rebecca Harasym March 6, 2014 at 5:58 am

    I never knew there was a food box subscription! Looks like such a great box and I can’t believe how many items they put in there! Your Tardis mug is so awesome!


  • Reply Christine Uy March 6, 2014 at 8:44 am

    It’s so interesting to see food subscription boxes! Looks like it contains so many amazing treats, that’s really great. I hope you enjoy them. 🙂

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo


  • Reply Georgie March 6, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Such a lovely giveaway! And I seriously need that Tardis mug in my life!

  • Reply Caro * March 6, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    Great box ! Love your presentation.

  • Reply Kim Alston March 6, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    WOW! They really give you lots of cool things! Both to eat & drink! So cool! Everything looks so good.

  • Reply clair downham March 7, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    the banana lunchbox loaves -as my daughter loves them

  • Reply maxineflossy March 8, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Peppadew Piquante Peppers – they look delicious

  • Reply mumjd March 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    like to try the Soreen toastie, as sounds a great idea. hopping by via #Weekendbloghop and I’ve given you a follow on Bloglovin and Twitter

  • Reply catherine titcomb March 12, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I love the sound of the organic drinks, they look really interesting !

    Catherine x

  • Reply Lorraine Tinsley March 12, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    The Soreen banana looks lovely, I love original soreen so banana flavour would be fab and they are individual portions so would be fab for my daughter’s lunchbox or as a quick snack in my changing bag 🙂

  • Reply Alison Joyce March 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    I like the look of the chocolate wafers

  • Reply prwilson March 12, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    The apple crisps.

  • Reply Carol Massey March 12, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    I love the sorreen loaf. been years since i have even heard of it 🙂

  • Reply Vicky Varley March 12, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    Ive just had this exact box and banana sorreen was lovely 🙂

  • Reply Hayley March 13, 2014 at 1:05 am

    the cinnamon apple crisps because I just love cinnamon so much!

  • Reply Emma Walters March 13, 2014 at 7:58 am

    always looking for healthy snack so the apple crisps would be fab

  • Reply Kat Lucas March 13, 2014 at 8:53 am

    I would love to try the apple crisps as I am always looking for something better to satisfy sweet tooth
    KatLucas2 twitter

  • Reply Hassni Malik March 13, 2014 at 9:50 am

    The Peppadew Piquante Peppers. They look gorgeous!

  • Reply Christine Shelley March 13, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Soreen toastie loaf , love original at present, so would love to try this

  • Reply Justine Meyer March 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I would love to try the soreen it looks like a great tasty box

  • Reply Helenlt March 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I’d like to try the apple crisps – I try to incorporate cinnamon somewhere into my day (usually my coffee) but these look like they’d satisfy the need for something ‘sweet’ quite nicely. p.s. love your Tardis mug x

    • Reply Helenlt March 13, 2014 at 11:36 am

      twitter: @essexgal65 😉

  • Reply Vicky Robinson March 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I would have liked to try all that LOL! I love Soreen so the toasting loaf would have been the thing I would look forward to – yummy with butter!

  • Reply Cat Williams March 15, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    English Provender Damson & Port Chutney sounds delicious. I would love to try it

  • Reply Melissa Red March 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The Thins bites look really tasty.

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