Degustabox

Degustabox

Degustabox is a company that is trying to introduce you to new things on the market on a regular basis. That doesn’t necessarily mean small, unheard of companies either. They send out fresh and experimental products from some well-known brands.

With a box containing between ten and fifteen different ‘surprises’ each month, there’s bound to be something that tickles your fancy every time you open it up. Part of the reason that they get good deals on things to send you is that the brands want to know what you thought of the products, so you have a chance to shape the future of the market.

At A Glance Info
What's in the box? 10-15 surprise food products from both big and small companies
How often does it come? Monthly
How much? Monthly: £12.99
Bi-Annually: Two payments of £71.94 for 1 year
Do prices include postage? Yes
Sent from UK
Website www.degustabox.com

How Does It Work?

As is always the case with any sort of subscription, you sign up for a length of time you’re happy with and pay the corresponding amount of money for the duration of that time. In return you receive the goods you’ve paid for until you decide that you’ve had enough. In this case the ‘goods’ you’ve paid for come in a box labelled ‘Degustabox’.You can subscribe for yourself or else buy it is a gift for someone else.

What Do You Get?

You get a box filled with ‘surprises’ every single month. The fewest items you’ll receive will be around ten, the most about fifteen. There isn’t necessarily a common theme on what you’ll get from one month to the next, with the exception that everything has a food or drink basis to it. A kitchen basis, if you will.

The best way to think about what you’re going to get is as if you’re a ‘taste tester’ for the major companies. They are developing and designing new products all of the time and they’re not sure which ones are going to be successful and which ones aren’t. They need people to try them out and offer their opinions and so they turn to the consumer base of Degustabox.

Of course it isn’t quite like that. You’ll get plenty of things from brands that aren’t experimental and also products from companies that haven’t made it into the mainstream yet. They want to get people enjoying their products and spreading their name, so that’s why they turn to Degustabox.

Options

There are no ‘options’ to speak of. You can’t tell them what type of food you’d like or if you drink wine more than beer. You can’t even tell them about allergies you have or things you don’t want to receive. You sign up for the box and they pack it and send it out to you. The amount of things inside each box means that you are unlikely to have any major problems, though.

The two choices you’ve got regarding the box subscription are on how long you’d like to sign up for. You can sign up for a monthly rolling contract or for a bi-annually contract. Whichever one you opt for you can cancel it whenever you choose and it will come to an end when the contract you’ve already paid for completes its cycle.

Examples

In January of 2016 the Degustabox contained cooking sauces from Amoy, carob fruit syrup by Clarks, Golden Delicious apple juice from Coldpress!, organic chocolate made by Conscious, Fentimans rose lemonade, Country Crisp Fruit & Nut made by Jordans, Tsingtao beer and more. In February it contained Fruit In Jelly by Hartley’s, A bottle of Sarson’s malt vinegar, exceedingly good cakes by Mr. Kipling, a caramel bar from Divine as well as a dark chocolate bar made by the same company, carrot juice made by James White Drinks and more.

In April the box contained soft drinks made by Thor, sparkling tea from Green Lady, rusk by Parle, flavoured water from Rejuvenation Water company and different rice types from Veetee. There were more things in there too, but that gives you a flavour of the box and its contents, no pun intended.

Prices

If you’d like to limit your commitment and sign up for the simple one month rolling contract then that will cost you £12.99 per month until you decide you don’t want it any more. If you’d like to sign up for the biannual deal then that will mean two payments of £71.94 for one year's subscription, which works out to be £11.99 a month (an 8% saving from the monthly payment). You can then allow that to roll over for another six months or cancel it when it comes to its conclusion. Both packages include postage and packaging.