Degustabox Review and Discount Code

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Degustabox Review and Discount Code

A couple of weeks ago we recieved January's Degustabox.  If you haven't heard of them before, they are a monthly subscription box containing food and drink. For £12.99 a month including delivery you will recieve a box containing 10-15 suprises.

Here is what was in our box:



Go! Kombucha China White Tea. As I recieved my box on Chinese New Year, I felt I would give this a go. Whilst I would imagine it is not eveyone's cup of tea (excuse the pun) I enjoyed it. Not enough to buy it again, but it was pleasent and I enjoyed giving it a go.

Dorset Cereals Berry Granola. In the marketing material I was given this was described as a heavenly mix of traditionally bajed oats, zingy blackberries and raspberries. I think this is a pretty good description. I loved it and would certainly but this in the future.

Goody Good Stuff: These are children's sweets suitable for vegetarian, Halal and Kosher diets. The children enjoyed them and I would keep them in mind if I needed to buy sweets for such diets in the future.

Maggi's So Juicy and So Tender range: These have been great to prepare easy and tasty meals after school. The children particularly enjoyed the BBQ chicken.

Jules Destrooper Butter Crisp biscuits: Tasty!

Zico Chocolate Coconut water: Not something I would ever have thought of trying myself, but apparently it is an excellent low calorie option with great hydrating qualities. One taste of it took me back to my university days and I can highly recommend a glass full of this with a shot of Baileys in.



Quinola Mothergrain Express: This can be eaten cold in salads or heated in the microcwave for a couple of minutes. My husband turned his nose up at this but when I partnered it up with Thai Green Chicken Curry (recipe below) he was more than happy to eat it!

I was also lucky enough to receive a "suprise" item. This was a limited item sent out to customer that completed one of their surveys. The surprise was some Garofalo spaghetti.



Thai Green Chicken Curry and Quinola (Serves 2)





1 Packet of Quinola Mothergrain Express
2 small chicken breasts cut into chunks
1 packet of mangetot
1 carrot cut into strips
1 pak choi
2 tablespoons of thai green curry paste
1 tin of coconut milk

Stir fry the chicken until brown on the outside.
Add the thai green curry paste, coconut milk and carrot. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
Add the mangetout and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Finally add the pak choi and simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with Quinola Mothergrain Express (just heat in the microwave for 2 minutes)



All in all I enjoyed the contents of my Degustabox. Some of the products I would purchase again, others I wouldn't. However, it was nice to try some new products.
We were sent January's Degustabox for the purpose of this review but the opinions he are my own.

70 comments:

  1. I love Quinoa - must try your recipe, looks lovely!

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  2. Oh wow, that looks so lovely. I've never tried Quinoa before I must try it. I love the Maggi's stuff you got!

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  3. Love the Quinoa recipe, will try that next week.x

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  4. the Zico Chocolate Coconut water sounds fab! will have to give this a try ♥

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  5. Looks great - really fancy trying the coconut water!

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  6. I'd like to try a Degusta box.

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  7. Louise Fairweather14 February 2014 at 21:31

    It was on half price at Tesco last week x

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  8. Louise Fairweather14 February 2014 at 21:32

    Watch this space :-)

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  9. This looks lovely, hungry now lol

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  10. Looks lovely.

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  11. wonderful recipe

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  12. All looks very tempting...

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  13. I will look out for it tomorrow when I'm doing my shop!

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  14. This sounds delicious!

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  15. Looks amazing and i bet it tastes great

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  16. That looks very tempting to try. :)

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  17. Interesting mix of goodies, not all to my taste

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  18. Have tried a couple of the so juicy range very nice

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  19. Must give this range a try!

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  20. I really will have to try that Thai Green Chicken Curry recepie, it looks and sounds so yummy.

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  21. Katharine Bourne-Francis17 February 2014 at 17:53

    this is a great way to try things

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  22. thanks for the discount code!

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  23. Love the idea of this, a great way to try out new products :)

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  24. Mmm yum x

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  25. A great way to try new things

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  26. Rather an eclectic mix, a good way of getting you to try things you wouldn't normally pick up.

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  27. I love the look of these boxes. I especially like the look of the Berry Granola & it will be on my next shopping list. Thanks for the review :) x

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  28. You've got quite a mixture there!

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  29. not sure bout the monthly boxes of food - what if you get something you don't like. waste of money.

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  30. Looks lovely

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  31. That looks lovely

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  32. looks yummy

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  33. I've always wanted to try these! And I love the So Juicy bags :)

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  34. Wow What a great selection!

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  35. Bethany Martin6 March 2014 at 14:31

    I'm very tempted...

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  36. Would love to make the curry, sounds wonderful

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  37. rachel humphries8 March 2014 at 21:09

    Must be nice to have some new surprises each month - would lead me to try things I wouldn't normally

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  38. Rebecca Nisbet8 March 2014 at 23:28

    sounds fab!

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  39. Natalie Gillham9 March 2014 at 02:51

    would like to try the express quinoa :)

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  40. It looks like a good way of trying products you wouldn't normally.

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  41. Looks very interesting

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  42. i recently received my first box items were missing but being sent out again, it is an excellent way of trying trys you wouldnt normally buy

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  43. What a brilliant idea, i'm definitely going to have to try a box! x

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  44. unusual ingredients

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  45. Claire Wilkinson9 March 2014 at 17:17

    brill x

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  46. This looks like a great way to try new products that you my not normally go for

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  47. brilliant sounds great x

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  48. jeremy andrews9 March 2014 at 18:55

    I signed up to these boxes last month so far so good :)

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  49. I think they sound great, just can't afford it at the moment.

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  50. I like the look of these ... good to try some different things that you wouldn't normally try! :-)

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  51. Sounds like an interesting concept although not sure if I'd sign up to it.

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  52. I;ve seen these before. I think that they're a good idea in principle as long as the merchandise in the box reflects the cost/

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  53. sounds great, thanks for the post

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  54. I like the look of these.

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  55. My friend gets these and loves it!

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  56. Interesting idea and nice selection

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  57. mmmm love the look of that recipe - taken note, thanks x

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  58. I love this idea - it would completely help to expand my repertoire :)

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  59. the thai curry looks nice

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  60. what a great idea, this would have been brilliant for my son when he was at Uni

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  61. Samantha Ripley10 March 2014 at 15:19

    theres lots in there I would never buy but maybe that's a good thing

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  62. That Thai Chicken is to die for x

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  63. Love the idea of opening up a box of goodies like this

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  64. looks yummy

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  65. It all looks very tempting and very healthy x

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