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October 2016 Degustabox Review + Coupon + Giveaway
Degustabox separates itself from other food subscription boxes by delivering unique yet practical food products with excellent value. I’ve received one Degustabox before, and you can read the review here:
I’m grateful to be partnering with Degustabox for the Monthly Box Hub October giveaway. We will be giving away a 1-month subscription to Degustabox, and as part of this effort, I’m reviewing the October box to give you an idea of the types of items that might be included in the winner’s box! (The actual box contents will differ.)
The first item I took out of the October 2016 Degustabox was a box of Wasa Thins crackers in a sesame & sea salt variety. I think this is a great example of the benefits this box can provide. I haven’t ever tried Wasa Thins before, yet, being crackers, they aren’t so eccentric that I risk not using them. It’s an item that’s both reliable and interesting.
It also provides a decent estimated value of $3 (Source: HEB.com/Amazon.com.)
The second item was a bag of sriracha-flavored almonds from Crown Nut. This item doesn’t appeal to me personally because I don’t like sriracha, but I think it’s a fair item to have included in this box because I’m sure a lot of people will enjoy it. It’s another item that’s fairly unique while also being appealing to a majority of the subscriber base.
Estimated value: $1 (Source: CrownNutCompany.com)
The third item was a full-size bag of Superfruit Chews from Lovely Candy Co. I LOVE Lovely Candy Co. This particular item is not my favorite because I’m not big into superfruits, but they were still delicious and I devoured the whole pouch.
Estimated value: $5 (Source: Amazon.com/LovelyCandycCo.com.)
The fourth and fifth items in the box were bags of Palo Popcorn. One bag has a “Bacon Cheddar” variety, while the other has a “White Cheddar Cheese” variety. Although white cheddar popcorn is fairly typical in food boxes, the bacon cheddar gives this duo a spritz of edge.
Estimated collective value: $2 (Source: PaloPopcorn.com/OsceolaCheese.com)
The sixth item was a pouch of La Tortilla Factory fajita wraps. This is a versatile product because wraps can be used for a variety of meals, while this particular variety of La Tortilla Factory wraps (fajita) isn’t easy to locate, making it even cooler.
Estimated value: $3 (Source: Degustabox)
The seventh item was a box of 8 tea bags from Numi Tea. To be honest, most of the flavors didn’t appeal to me, but they are fairly standard flavors such as Earl Grey and Rooibos Chai that should be fitting for most people. This seems like it’ll be a good box to have around because I can consume the flavors I like while keeping the others on hand for when I have guests visit.
Estimated value: $4 (Source: numitea.com / amazon.com)
The eighth item was a full-size container of Energems dark chocolate energy chews. I’ve gotten Energems in subscription boxes before, but never a full-size container! I was impressed about getting the full-size rather than the regular sample packet of 2 gems.
Estimated value: $6 (Source: LuckyVitamin.com/Walgreens.com)
The ninth and tenth items were a jar of marinara sauce and box of ProteinPLUS Pasta from Barilla. I thought this was a really cool set because the two items together can be used to make a meal! No other items needed. That’s the type of value and practicality that I really appreciate from this box.
Estimated collective value: $4 (Source: Walmart.com/Target.com.)
The eleventh and twelfth items were bags of bagel chips from Hometown Bagel - one was “Garlic”, and the other was “Everything.” The two flavors were a bit similar in the sense that both tastes were strong, but they were both delicious.
Estimated collective value: $4 (Source: Jet.com/Amazon.com.)
The final and thirteenth item was a bottle of Jones Soda! It came well-wrapped, which is something important for subscription boxes - no cracks or drips. I love Jones Soda, although this isn’t my favorite flavor. At the same time, it’s perfect for fall and “Pumpkin Spice” season.
Estimated value: $2 (Source: JonesSoda.com/Jet.com)
Overall, the October 2016 Degustabox contained about $34 worth of products, which is similar to the value they delivered in the June box that I reviewed. In light of the $20 box cost, this is an excellent value!
I also appreciated the variety of the box. I plan to use most of the items, which means I’ll get a good amount of value out of them. The only items I plan to give away are the sriracha almonds and the Jones Soda, but even those I thought were good additions to the box.
Also, make sure to enter the October Monthly Box Hub giveaway to win a 1-month subscription to Degustabox! You can enter using the giveaway widget below or by clicking the “Giveaway” link on the Monthly Box Hub website.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary box to review.