Living in downtown Portland, I generally walk to and from the grocery store. This limits my grocery list to how many bags I can — and want to — carry home. Therefore, during my grocery trips I prioritize the essentials, while snack foods fall to the bottom of my list. Snacking, however does not. So, how do I stalk up on snacks? Enter, DegustaBox.
I joined the subscription food service last month, and was extremely impressed with July’s box. The large box is full of (mostly) full-sized products that are great additions to your usual grocery list essentials. Plus, having a big box full of food delivered to your door is much more convenient than trips to the grocery store.
After last month’s load I was very much looking forward to the arrival of August’s surprise snack box. Once again, DegustaBox did not disappoint.
This month’s box contained:
GOYA Maria Cookies — I have to admit these were the first things I broke into (almost immediately) after opening the box. They aren’t overly sweet, and are great by themselves or with (dunked in) coffee. To sweeten them up a bit I also experimented topping them with Nutella or the cinnamon peanut butter from last month’s box – both of which were delicious.
White Lily White Grape Seed Flour — Until opening this month’s box, I had never heard of White Grape Seed Flour. I was intrigued. I did some Googling and found that adding a tablespoon per cup of dry ingredients provides moisture, texture, rich color, longer shelf life, and a big boost of antioxidants to any baked goods, soups, sauces stews, etc. Who knew? I haven’t had a chance to test it out yet, but from what I’ve read this seems like a great flour alternative as its much higher in protein, fiber and antioxidants.
Sir Kensington’s Mayonnaise — I haven’t had a chance to try this Chipotle mayo yet, but I love spicy Mayo so I was definitely excited to see this included.
Vermont Smoke and Cure Beef and Pork Sticks — I haven’t tried these yet, but I’m always on the hunt for jerky that doesn’t contain sodium nitrates (an ingredient that has been linked to cancer). I also like that the beef an pork are vegetarian-fed without added hormones or antibiotics.
Honey Bunches of Oats with Strawberries — I love Honey Bunches of Oats, but I’ve never seen the boxes with strawberries. I loved it and will definitely be buying this again.
Loacker Rose of the Dolomites — I had never heard of these, but I’m a sucker for chocolate so these were one of the first things I broke into. I was surprised to find the flowers to contain a wafer-like cookie and some sort of hazelnut cream. They were delicious!
PopChips Potato Ridges — Though I haven’t yet tried this particular flavor, I love pop chips, so I’m sure this will be good.
Goetze’s Cow Tails — I was skeptical of these at first. However, after trying one I was hooked. The soft, chewy caramel candies contain a creamy center and they are SO GOOD.
Oregon Chai Tea Latte — It’s been hot here lately so I haven’t tried this Chai Tea yet. However, I love Chai Tea and am definitely looking forward to drinking this in the fall.
Alo Pulp Free Allure Beverage — I haven’t had a chance to try this yet, but I’m interested in the fact that it’s made with Aloe Vera (I didn’t know you could put that in juice).
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I received a free sample for this review. However, all opinions are my own.