I have never signed up to anything monthly (apart from Vogue – obviously!). But this box might just change my old ways


The lovely people over at Degustabox contacted me offering to blow my mind with their surprise food box – food box you say? I’m listening!

At £12.99 a month with them promising each box would be worth double that, I thought I’d give it a go. Unfortunately there was a delay with some Degustaboxes this month and mine was one of the ones held at the warehouse, but only for a couple of days so while not ideal, it wasn’t too bad.


I opened it up with excitement and wow was there a lot for my peepers to take in – the box was stuffed to the brim and not just by safety packing!!


The theme was “International Food Month” and Himself immediately started lurking hoping something would fall/break/spill so that he could claim it as “broken” and “take it off my hands” – such a thoughtful soul!


As a very proud Irish woman I absolutely squealed with delight when I saw the inclusion of Barry’s Tea in the mix! HOWEVER, I was less than impressed when I noticed on the Degustabox leaflet (enclosed in the box to tell you where everything was from) that they got the Irish flag the wrong way round – tut tut Degustabox!

For clarification

Irish Flag

Now that that’s sorted, let’s continue!


There was a real mix in the April box from Nando’s crisps to dinner sides, sauce sachets to unusual drinks and with all that choice, you’re sure to find something tasty that you like. I was saved by the double concentrate tomato paste when a fifth person turned up for lasagne dinner this weekend and I had to stretch my homemade recipe just that little bit further, thanks to Degustabox, all was well!


Degustabox sent me all of their drinks for April, but this is not the norm, apparently you choose whether you want an alcoholic box or a non alcoholic one. Himself loved the Kingfisher beer, but I have to say neither of us could stomach the IdrinQ drink which promised us genius but failed to deliver on taste so much, that we decided to forgo the promised “brain nutrition”


I still get unnecessarily excited when I see Kinder Chocolate, I put this down to the fact that I wasn’t allowed have it except when I went to my classmates birthday parties as a little one, so there’s still a bit of “daredevil” in me when I’m in the vicinity of Kinder chocolate. The bons are really tasty – Mom visited recently and even she liked them and my lovely Mom wouldn’t have much of a sweet tooth at all. Himself’s favourites were Kinder Chocolate with Cereal


But all bets were off when we discovered the cookies…mmmmmm the cookies!


These babies by DeBeukelaer are – ok well to be honest they’re not the best when they first come out of the wrapper


Should you wish to follow their instructions to warm said cookie up – you are in for a win


Top tip: resist the urge to launch into it when you first remove it from the microwave, it will burn the mouth off you and won’t have had a chance to reach it’s full potential, leave it sitting for 1min (ok fine, 30seconds!) and then break it open

nomnomnomnom! Himself said that they weren’t a patch on my homemade ones – I’d think he was a crawler, but I happen to agree with him (biased me? never!)

Degustabox is for the adventurous foodies among you who will try anything and should you want a Degustabox of your very own, they have only gone and given me a discount code to share with you all! Just quote SWR8P and get £3.00 off your order – hurray!

Happy eating!!





  1. May 6, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I love boxes like this where you get little surprises each month. Even better when they’re food related!! I honed in on the Kinder bits straight away and then chuckled to myself when I reached the bit where you said you still get excited at Kinder- me too! x

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