Saturday, 10 May 2014

Review | Degustabox

Today I have a review of the service by Degustabox! A monthly subscription box that provides you with a surprise of 10-15 products from sweet to savoury, fresh ingredients to drinks, even brand new items you may not have heard of yet! I think one of my favourite things about this is the surprise of what you're getting, I was too excited for mine to arrive, I ripped open the packaging like my life depended on it and immediately drooled over the contents..

I'd seen a couple of reviews online and all of which rated theres highly, so this just added to my excitement! So in I dove, and this is what we received...

My eyes straight away were drawn to the Jaffa Cakes, i mean, who doesn't like those?? I actually just indulged in some chocolate over easter after not eating it for over 18 months, those of you who know me personally know exactly how hard that was for me! But I wanted a cleaner lifestyle and chocolate only seemed to make me feel sluggish, and I stuck to it, that was until a week ago, and now I can't quite understand why I wanted to stop..I won't lie to you, I ate 4 of the 6 Berry burst  jaffa cakes in one sitting, eating them like i hadn't eaten in about 3 months or as if someone was going to steal them from me..still, it's ok to indulge every now and then, and indulge I did!

Keoghs Crisps
I'd personally not heard of this brand of crisps before, they looked fancy and he flavour sounded delicious, not just your usual 'salt and vinegar', but 'ATLANTIC sea salt & IRISH CIDES vinegar', i mean come on, who's not going to t least try these!? They actually reminded me a bit of Tyrells crisps, but a little bit better, they were sweet, crunchy and super tasty, not sharp or anything which is a bonus! Ben had a try as well and really enjoyed them, I think they're great as a healthier snack instead othe usual 

Cawston Press
Again, i'd not actually heard of this brand, but the packaging automatically drew me in, i'm a bit of a sucker for retro inspired designs and fonts, which this does so well! I was intrigued at the flavour actually, i've not had a rhubarb drink before but was a big fan of it as a crumble and as sweeties! I was pleasantly surprised, my only negative would be the sugar content, it's pretty deceived as it doesn't actually taste sweet at all, but one 330ml can was 31% of your rda which is pretty high!

Jaffa Cake Mini Rolls!
Probably my favourite sweet snack as a child, back then you only had the normal cadburys ones, now you can get these delicious Berry Burst & Tropicool flavours too, PLUS. they can be frozen, what?? I'm a little apprehensive to try this if i'm honest, the idea of frozen sponge doesn't really appeal but hey, we have to try things once!

Lindt Lindor
I've always been a bit of a chocolate snob, i'd stay loyal to my trustee cadburys and rarely branched off to try new types, but i bit the bullet and tried one of these..well..let me first say that we were sent three of these and you can quite easily see there are only 2 in the picture, so you can probably guess that i devoured the third creamy, so heavenly, so mouth-wateringly light...

Mornflake Superfast
We received two pots of their breakfast range, the fruit & nut muesli and the raisin honey and almond granola, I'm not really a muesli kinda person but I was a good sport and tried it anyway, unfortunately it hasn't turned me this time, it seemed a bit strange to use water instead of milk and I couldn't get that out of my head really, it was pretty watery with a hint of milk. So for me personally this wasn't a hit but if you're already a fan of muesli, this will probably be right up your street! As for the Granola pot however, it was DELICIOUS! I went through a major phase of having granola about 3 times a day, it's super healthy, tasty and full of yummy ingredients! I actually didn't mind the water in this one I think it's because I out less in there actually, it was the perfect snack but also filling enough as a breakfast!

Miso Soup on the go!
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this, I mean first of all, its in a packet, secondly it comes in a solid form...not really the most appetising thing to look at but I was pleasantly surprised! The ingredients tasted fresh and were evenly distributed! All you need to do is add to a mug, add hot water and stir thoroughly, leave for a few minutes to cool and you're ready to go :D 

Go Splash!
I was pleasantly surprised with this actually, I was a little scared to try it thinking it would be full of sugar and colourings etc, but it's actually more natural than any kind of squash on the market, in this little bottle you can get around 30 glasses and it tastes so much more refreshing than the usual juices we buy, just one squirt into a glass of water and you have the perfect thirst quenching drink, full of vitamins such as B3, B6 & B12, all healthy, yummy and handy for chucking in your bag too!

Dr Oetker Chocolate!
One of my favourite things in the world is cake, if I could eat it everyday all day I really would! I am also trying to get into baking a bit more as I would love to do it all with Abbie, get her to stir everything and get flour everywhere, I can't wait! :). I haven't decide what i'm going to cook with these yet but probably some sort of brownie, cookie or cupcake, ahhhh I'm salivating just thinking about it! Although they won't be for me as i'm back to the no chocolate thing again, so will have to share with the rest of the family!

So there we have it, everything that came in our Degustabox this month, the only thing we didn't use was the Crabbie's Alocholic Ginger Beer as I don't drink alcohol much, I haven't had anything for about 3 years now actually, and Ben isn't a fan of ginger beer, he was a good sport though and tried it but it wasn't his cup of tea! 

I definitely recommend Degustabox to those of you who are looking for home comforts and a variety of yummy products, they're also a great idea for any loved ones who live abroad and just want some familiar british snacks to remind them of home, I remember taking cadburys chocolate buttons every single place I went on holiday to, it's those little things that can help with the home sickness! :)

Visit the Degustabox website for more information and to get started on your surprise food box! :)

2 comments so far

  1. My favourite would be the jaffa cake bars, i have not tried them frozen i must give that a go :)

  2. I love love love sea salt crisps ! The rhubarb and apple sparkling water looks interesting ! The Go splash looks great I have seen the ultra concentrated juice cartons from robinson's but this is a great idea as a water flavouring ! Great review !

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