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June 2016 Degustabox Review
The first item in the June box was a set of two small bags of Wise brand popcorn in a sea salt variety. This is one of the healthier Wise popcorn choices and it seemed like a solid start to the box as a product that I, and I suspect many others, will enjoy. I estimated the value of both bags at $1 collectively.
The second item was also a set of two Wise popcorn bags, but these ones came in a sweeter Cinnabon variety. I haven’t had a chance to try these, but as a person with a love for desserts, I suspect I’ll find them delicious. Like the other popcorn bags, I value these at $1 for both.
The third item was a huge 9oz resealable bag of Haribo Sour Gold-Bears. I was more excited about these than I probably should’ve been, because I love sour gummies! I ate the bag quickly and actually bought another, smaller bag a couple of days later to eat. I actually ate a few before taking this picture, as you can see by the tear in the corner (the bag arrived unopened.) In addition to being delicious, this large bag has a high value of $7.
The fourth item was a bag of 20 Honees cough drops. This is a fairly unusual item for a food box due to its medicinal nature. Among all of the food items, I think it’s a great addition to the box that adds to the box’s variety and usefulness. The bag has a value of $2.50.
The fifth item was a collection of three packets of VitaCoco coconut oil. Like the Honees, this isn’t an item you would eat as a regular snack, and it provides many more uses than a normal food item would have - you can use it as an ingredient for cooking or spread it on your skin as a moisturizer. It’s difficult to value the small pouches, so I’m assigning them a value of $1 altogether based on the understanding that VitaCoco coconut oil is usually $1 per oz.
The sixth item was a small pouch of Orchard Valley cashews. This is a more traditional snack item, and a high quality one at that. I don’t eat nuts often because they are high in calories, but this size of a pouch is a great portion for snacking. These pouches sell for around $2 each.
The seventh item was a small pouch of Orchard Valley cranberry almond cashew trail mix. I’m not as big a fan of cranberries as I am of plain cashews, but this still seems like a good item for snacking. Like the other OV pouch, it has a value of $2.
The eighth item was a full-size bottle of Veri Veri Teriyaki Marinade. Yet another impressive item for the box! Often times with food boxes, I receive a variety of snacks that provide little nutritional value or practical application outside of snacking. On the contrary, this marinade can be used to cook full nutritious meals. Better yet, it has a long shelf life, so I can keep it on hand for when I need it. This is a $4 bottle.
The ninth item was a full-size bottle of Brianna’s Italian Vinaigrette salad dressing. This is a neat item in that it can be kept in the fridge for a while and used to add small bits of flavor to any salads I make. This bottle can be purchased for around $3 at most grocery stores.
The tenth item was a bottle of Topo Chico mineral water. I always love getting drinks in food boxes! Although this is simple water, it has an added coolness factor of being from the Mexican Topo Chico brand. This bottle of water sells for around $1.50.
The eleventh item was a full-size container of Elmhurst’s Real Walnut Unsweetened Beverage, which is a walnut-based milk substitute. As someone who typically opts for almond milk over regular milk, I’m excited to see how the walnut milk differs in taste. Subscribers had the chance of receiving the walnut, pistachio, or almond varieties of the beverage. I seem to have lucked out with getting the walnut beverage over the almond beverage, because Amazon sells the walnut variety for $6.50 per carton versus only $3 per carton for the almond variety. The pistachio one sounds delicious too!
The twelfth item was a full-size container of cinnamon peanut butter from Jif. This is another unusual yet practical food item. I don’t normally eat peanut butter because of the high calories, but I am starting a vegetarian diet and this seems like a reliable way to get protein into my system. This size of container traditionally sells for around $2.50.
The thirteenth and final item was a bottle of sparkling lime water from Topo Chico. Flavored sparkling water is a staple in my diet, so I appreciate this addition to the box. I found it for sale at HEB for $1, so that’s the value I’ll assign, although you should expect to pay more if you can’t find it for sale in your local area.
Overall, the June 2016 Degustabox contained about $35 worth of food items. For a $20 cost, this is an amazing deal! Furthermore, I appreciated the array of items that were included in this box. I found that the products in the Degustabox were more practical and unique than products I’ve gotten from other food-based boxes.
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Recommended for: people who want to receive a variety of interesting and useful food products every month