A Little Time and a Keyboard: Degustabox Review & Giveaway {7/22/16}

Degustabox Review & Giveaway {7/22/16}

Thursday, July 14, 2016

**Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary Degustabox to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer is always a time of fun surprises! So, this is the perfect time to receive a box full of goodies! This month, I received a box from Degustabox full of an array of food items to check out. Degustabox is a monthly subscription box service introducing recipients to 10-15 food items per month, many of which are not currently on the market. The items are actually full size rather than sample sizes, so you get a better understanding of the product. Of course, we were quite intrigued when our box arrived and could not wait to open it.

Degustabox ready to open
What's inside?
What's in the box?

Our Degustabox came with SO MANY items in it, I kept forgetting to get one or two in the picture. So, we had many retakes!

Tons of products in our Degustabox

Inside our box, we found:

  • 2 bottles of Topo Chico Mineral Water
  • 4 packages of Wise Popcorn
  • 1 bottle of Briannas Italian Vinaigrette
  • 3 packages of Vita Coco Coconut Oil
  • 1 jar of Jif Peanut Butter with Cinnamon
  • 2 packages of Orchard Valley Nuts
  • 1 package of Haribo
  • 1 container of Elmhurst Valley walnut milk
  • 1 bottle of Soy Vay Teriyaki Sauce
  • 1 package of Honees Cough Drops

Product details in Degustabox
Some product details
The box also includes a handy information sheet with bullet points about the products and companies represented, an intro to Degustabox including ways to earn a free box and coupons. More fun!

Some of Our Degustabox Discoveries:

Briannas Italian Vinaigrette on Salad

The first product we tried was Briannas Italian Vinaigrette. We have a garden bursting with red lettuce, so a logical choice! We typically make our own salad dressings, so my curiosity was stoked. The dressing does not include HFCS nor transfat--a plus. While added, sugar does not rank as one of the first few ingredients which is also nice. I did find that the dressing had a fresher flavor than I am accustomed to from a bottle. A nice dressing and discovery!

Orchard Valley Harvest Trail Mix for a beach day

On our beach trip, we toted along our Orchard Valley Harvest snacks. We ended up enjoying the Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix for a little pick-me-up in between meals while on our trip. Nice!

Elmhurst Harvest Chocolate Walnut Milk

One of my friends has been encouraging me to try different alternative milks. With the arrival of my Elmhurst Harvest Chocolate Walnut Milk, the time was right! The milk is shelf stable but I would recommend refrigerating it first. The drink includes vitamins A, E, B12 and D along with calcium--so a health boost. I did find the drink a bit sweet for my taste yet a bit refreshing on a warm day. Odd as it may sound, it may taste good on a French Vanilla Ice Cream. Overall, I do feel it is wise to have shelf stable milk around in case of an emergency.

Topo Chico Product of the Month

Each month, Degustabox has one product specially highlighted. This month Topo Chico, a mineral water from Mexico, earns the honor. Topo Chico has been bottled since 1895 at its source. Legend has it that an Aztec Princess was carried to this vary spring when she was ill. Miraculously, she was cured after drinking and bathing in the water.

Topo Chico Mineral Water Iced Tea

One thing I really love in the summer is a cool, crisp bottled beverage! We immediately popped our Topo Chico bottles into the fridge. They came out cool and crisp as desired! I used one bottle to add some fizz to my iced tea. I made a refreshing berry iced tea. After chilling, I poured the iced tea into a glass and added some Topo Chico. I filled the glass 3/4 full with iced tea, 1/4 with Topo Chico. To add a little more frivolity, I had made flower ice cubes with blueberries in them. I plopped two of them in. Voila, a cool and quenching drink!

A fresh glass of iced tea

A little relaxation:

I was thrilled to see coconut oil in my package! I have been wanting to try some with my essential oils! I popped open one package of the Vita Coco and mixed it with a little lavender and rosemary for a relaxing rubber. I loved the feel of the oil--pretty decadent!

A peek at coconut oil
A look at the high quality coconut oil.
Ingredients for essential oil rub
Ready to mix!

Deal on First Box:

Want to try it out? Degustaboxes cost $19.99 per month and there is no shipping. Woo hoo! My readers have a special coupon code to receive their first box for $9.99 with code 69ODU. Boxes are valued at $30 so this is an awesome deal if you want to try it out! These types of things are especially fun for the kids, so may be a nice little gift!

Sample and Sample Some More! Plus, a Giveaway!

I loved the opportunity to try products that I may not otherwise have tried. I have found a couple that I really like such as the Topo Chico. A box full of surprises certainly initiates excitement in the little ones, too! I also love that the samples are full size. A great way to try them out! What a fun experience!

If you are ready to dive in, why not enter our giveaway for one Degustabox? The giveaway is open to US residents 18-years-old and older. It is open through 7/22/16. Good luck!

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  1. Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix

  2. The chocolate walnut milk sounds awesome! I recently had to go dairy free so this would be a wonderful treat!

  3. The Elmhurst Valley walnut milk sounds the most interesting! I've never tried almond milk before.

  4. I want to try the Orchard Valley Harvest snacks.

  5. The trail mix looks delicious! I love that it's only $19.99 a month.

  6. I like the coconut oil mini packs

  7. The Jif peanut butter with cinnamon sounds good!

  8. I like the orchard valley cashews! Yum :)

  9. The Orchard Valley Harvest snacks. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

  10. The vita coco coconut oil looks interesting

  11. Cranberry Almond Cashew Trail Mix