I originally tried this Degusta box as a Black Friday deal with the intention of cancelling it after the first box. But, I ended up liking it so much that I have decided to keep going with it. It costs $19.99/month. The box consists of 10-15 full-size food products each month. These are usually new-release or new packaging products that haven’t hit the grocery store yet. You can fill out surveys about the products to earn points towards a free box. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much stuff was included in this box when I opened it.
This box included 10 products and a bonus 11th product that was included since I filled out last months survey.
The first product we sampled was the Welch’s Fruit ‘n Yogurt Snacks ($2.99), strawberry flavored. I had actually bought these before for the kids and knew that they liked them. They were excited that 2 boxes of fruit snacks were included in this box because I don’t buy them that often, but they love them.
The second product was Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Flavored Microwave Popcorn ($3.49). I usually don’t buy microwave popcorn because we have an air popper, but the kids enjoyed having the popcorn for snack time. The butter flavor was good.
The third product was ALO Refresh Light aloe vera beverage with cucumber and cantaloupe ($1.99). I had not had this beverage before, but I really liked it. It had chunks of soft aloe floating in it, which took me by surprise, but it was really tasty. I would definitely buy it again if I see it in the store.
The fourth product was Cello Whisps Parmesan Cheese Crisps ($3.99). This was the only thing that I hadn’t tried yet from this box, so I decided to sample a few while writing this review. OMG, these are amazing!! If you love cheese, then these are for you. This is by far my favorite thing in this box and I might have to get on amazon right after this and order more. It’s a crunchy piece of cheesy goodness. They included a recipe for a salad where you put these cheese crisps on the salad. These are too good for that. They will be going straight from the bag to my mouth! (Update – I have found these at the Christiansburg Walmart in a display across from the deli counter)
The fifth product is McDonnells Korma Curry Sauce mix ($2.99). We do like curry and usually make it using curry paste. We made this using the recipe on the package and added cauliflower to the chicken. It was ok, not my favorite as far as curry recipes go. We did make some homemade naan bread to go with it, that turned out amazing!
The sixth product was Prince of Peace Ginger Honey Tea ($2.00). I love hot tea, so was glad to give this a try. It has a very strong ginger taste, which is to be expected since the only ingredients are ginger, honey, and cane sugar. Ginger is supposed to help with nausea and improve digestion, so I’ve been saving this for days when my stomach doesn’t feel quite right.
The seventh product was Go Organically Fruit Snacks ($3.99). I had never bought this brand before, but the kids enjoyed them.
The eighth snack was Entenmann’s Little Bites Party Cakes ($0.94). This was actually provided in a sample size. It was one bag containing four cakes. They are sold in a box of five bags of four cakes. These were good, but not something I would normally buy.
The ninth product was Hungry Jack Pancake Mix in Pumpkin Spice Flavor ($3.99). Scott makes pancakes for the kids every Saturday and Sunday morning, so this mix was used up quickly. The pumpkin spice flavor was a nice change from their usual chocolate or blueberry pancakes.
The tenth product was a Live Smart Kids Bar in Banana Split flavor ($1.29). My oldest was excited to try this. He has a tree nut allergy, so there are not many granola-type bars that he can have. He didn’t let me have any, but he said it was really good.
The eleventh product, which was a bonus I think because I filled out the survey for the previous box, was a bag of Mini Cow Tales ($7.90). Scott’s not a fan of these, but I like them and the kids do too.
I am really enjoying this box. It has been fun to try new foods and foods that I might not have bought otherwise for a lower cost. You can cancel this box at any time. It is normally $19.99/month which is much lower than the cost of the food. The value of this box added up to $35.56. If anyone is interesting in trying a box, you can try the first box for $9.99 using this link or entering this discount code – JENNIFERF-1FF4.