Sunday, May 29

- Degustabox: May'16...

I find with subscription boxes the element of surprise wears off after a while and I end up a little, well, bored. Is it just me, or do they become repetitive - particularly beauty ones? That being said, one which keeps me on my toes is Degustabox*.

More and more subscription boxes are being added to the market, but a favourite of mine remains: Degustabox. Straying away from the popular beauty theme this is in fact a food & drink delivery service. At just £12.99 (inc. delivery), it's a great way to explore different products you might otherwise bypass. There's usually 9-14 surprise items, most of which are new to the market.

As always, Degustabox have kindly provided me with a discount code to share with you: simply type 'BLDEG15' when registering to get £6.00(!!!) off!

So let's see what they have to offer this time around...

Brioche Pasquier Croissants, RRP: £1.80
Pomegreat, RRP: £1.49

Any form of breakfast pastry gets an immediate yes from me. These croissants are wrapped in pairs to maintain freshness and I've been enjoying them warmed-up with berries - yum!

I've not had pomegranate juice before, but I adore pomegranates so was excited to taste this. I have to admit, it tastes nothing like the actual fruit, but it's a welcome change from water.

Garofalo Pasta, RRP: £1.99
Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze, RRP: £1.99

Despite the food babies it causes, who doesn't love pasta?! This corkscrew shaped pasta looks delicious and I can't wait to rustle up something with it.

Next is quite possibly the star of this month's box: Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze. I'm actually salivating just thinking about this.

Kallo Corn Cakes, Kallo Rice Cakes, RRP: £1.29, £1.69
Mrs Crimble's Classic Madeleine, RRP: £2.10

Next is Kallo, a favourite brand of mine. I snack on rice cakes pretty much daily at work so was happy to see this yogurt coated variations and the added addition of corn cakes! I've not tried corn cakes before but they were soon consumed and will definitely be repurchased.

To also feel the snack-shaped hole in my life was this bag of French cakes. They're individually wrapped so I've been keeping one in my bag for when I'm on the go and need a quick pick-me-up.

Beloved Date Nectar, RRP: £3.50

I'm so excited to use this date nectar as I've been planning to bake a healthier flapjack sometime soon, so will definitely be using this. I bet it's a dream in porridge and on pancakes too!

Pechkeks Fortune Cookies, RRP: £1.00 (each)
Get Fruity, RRP: £1.00
The Wonderful Company Pistachios, Almonds, RRP: £0.90 (each)

Yay for exploring more snacks!
However, the most bizarre product award goes to the Pechkeks fortune cookies. They're meant to be a giggle but I found them a bit...odd? Maybe my sense of humour is just lacking today :P. The actual product itself is black which feels immediately wrong and they smell super sweet, like that sugar paper used for baking. The messages inside were, 'feel free to waste the day away. it makes no difference in your case' and 'don't think so much about what you lack - focus on what you don't have' - erm, wtf?

Moving swiftly on, both the Get Fruity bar and selection of nuts get a thumbs up from me!

Cranes, RRP: £1.90 (each)

And last of all are these alcoholic beverages! I love fruity ciders, especially berry flavoured ones, so these Cranes drinks sound lovely - perfect for after a long day at work!

"This has to be one of the best boxes yet", I exclaimed to Rob as we were going through everything - and I stick by that. It has breakfast items, cooking ingredients, tasty drinks and yummy (+ quirky) snacks - good job Degustabox!

What do you think of this Degustabox? Don't forget, you can receive your first box for just £6.99 using the discount code above!

*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.



  1. What a fab box! I'm very tempted to actually use the code and get this one (assuming I get the same bits) because I feel that I'd use all of them!

    Rachael at

  2. I LOVE Kallo rice cakes they're so yummy and pomegranate juice is my fave! Keep thinking I should subscribe to this box really!
    Amy xx
    Call Me Amy

  3. This is great - love a DeGusta Box!! :)

    I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    P.s. you can get 15% off any watch from Daniel Wellington with the code 'Electric15'.


  4. I'm so happy with this months box! Gonna smoothie it up with the pomegreat haha.

    Corinne x

  5. Mmm, look at all these treats! I love Kallo everything.

    T xo

  6. This looks like a dam good box, i love the jack daniels sauce! YUM! xx

    Jessica Ann ♥

  7. This looks like a really good box and you're right? Who doesn't love pasta! *insert heart eyes emoji*

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  8. This looks like a really great box with some good stuff.

    Face to Curls |

  9. I love seeing what you get in your Degustabox Karen! :)
    Seeing the croissants has made me crave them with chocolate oh my god!
    And I love all the snacks available too!
    I've been considering getting a food subscription box as a once of but I'm not sure yet!
    I love pomegranite juice but it's not in most shops I go to!


  10. This was my favourite box even though I am a programme record as I keep saying it hahaha but seriously was good variety xxx

  11. How lovely! I love finding out about new brands. Whenever I'm abroad I always enjoy wondering down the isles and picking up items from random brands I haven't heard of before to see what they are like.

    This box looks lovely and some tasty treats inside!

    Thanks for sharing Karen!

    Laura xo

  12. This looks like great box, probably one of my faves so far! LOVE the Kallo Rice Cakes and Date Nectar is a fab sweeter option x

    Beauty with charm

  13. Yummy what a box full of delicious treats, I love the madeleines <3 they're my fave :D

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  14. Definitely a great month, the Kallo are a favourite. But the date nectar looks interesting. I use chipped dates all the time but this looks great Lucy x

  15. A lot of these snacks look really tempting! Not the fortune cookies though. They sound kind of sinister! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  16. You always get great things in this box, there is a lot of variety which is great. So many tempting snacks!


  17. I love the Kallo chocolate rice cakes so I bet these ones were super yummy too! :)

    Velvet Blush

  18. These boxes look delicious! I love the look of these tasty treats from brands I haven't really heard of or know much about.

    Lovely post.

    Laura xo