Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Review | Degustabox | May

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! This is our second box and I was literally waiting for the postman to bring it I was so excited, sad I know! Haha

After diving into my box and admiring everything, I dove in, and this is what we received...

At first glance I spotted the Blackberry & Elderflower tea which immediately drew me in, if you're a regular reader of my blog you'll know I gave up caffeine after noticing it was making Abbie's sleep a bit rougher at night time, so its always nice to have an alternative that makes my eyes think I'm making a good old cuppa! Haha. I then noticed I had a Cawston Press drink again but this time it was the Apple flavour so I actually think that was the first thing I took out of the box!

Kettle Crisps
Probably one of the most well known crisp manufacturers! Known for their funky flavours and natural process of creating their crisps, they are definitely at the top of my list for my favourite crisps!  The flavour we received were the sweet chilli sweet potato chips, things I am already big fans of! I wouldn't usually think about putting them together but it does actually work, Ben & I dug into these during an episode of Friends and even gave Abbie a few too, although she wasn't too keen!


Taylors Tea
Im not really a a big herbal tea fan but the combination of these flavours really drew me in, I'm always up for trying things at least once so I tried a nice infused cup of this and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was, I love Elderflower cordial and blackberries in granola and porridge so it was pretty obvious I would like them together, I'm now addicted to this and have a mugful every day! I also put a few teabags into a big jar and added hot water like normal and left it in the fridge overnight for a really yummy and refreshing chilled drink!

Dr Oetker Cake Release Spray
We've not actually used this yet but we are going to be baking some yummy cakes over my birthday and will definitely be trying this out, we had a bit of a disaster a few years back when we attempted a chocolate cake and everything just stuck to the cake tin (beginner problems!) So we will definitely be using this this time!


Elizabeth Shaw Cocoa Crunch Flutes (how amazing does that sound!!)
After last months delicious chocolate treats id decided I will only treat myself when the degustabox comes, so I waited for this box and although it wasn't the kind of choc I expected, I instantly fell in love with these, it the crunch when you bite into it, it's so satisfying! They are great as a snack or to incorporate into a dessert or hot chocolate, add some whipped cream, sprinkle, break a stick in half and place them over the cream, the perfect hot chocolate right there? 


Raw Chewing Gum
I have a slight addiction to gum, I don't know why, I guess I'm always. bit paranoid of having stinky breath (it's one of my pet peeves!) so I'm always chewing it! These are actually energy gums, as soon as you open the packet it's like someone's opening a can of red bull, you can smell the sweetness but it's actually not got much sugar in at all, and for me it was a bit too strong, but I gave a packet to Ben and he shared it with his work colleagues who all loved it and wanted more! Great for that quick boost of energy without having to drink your weight in sugary energy drinks! 


Cirio Sauces
We've always used these sauces so this saved us some money or our fortnightly shop! Perfect for everything like spag Bol, for pasta dishes and as pizza base sauces too! We made a delicious spaghetti boldness and homemade pizza with some of ours, heavenly! A necessity for your kitchen cuoboard! 


Lizi's On the Go Granola
As much as I love granola, I'm not too keen on this On the Go version, we had some in our last box and they were actually yummy but this just tastes a bit bland and flavourless, this is one of those where you really need milk rather than just adding water, definitely needs to be thicker! But for those of you who don't always have time for breakfast and are looking for a quick snack, it's pretty good! Disappointed with the taste but it could be worse! I ended up adding some strawberries into it as I was at home which made it better!

Garofalo Penne
There's not really much I can say about pasta, it all tastes pretty much the same! Penne is our favourite pasta so this was very much appreciated again, definitely a staple in your cupboards, if you have pasta you can pretty much use whats left in your fridge to make up a family meal! 

Cawston Press
I've fallen in love with Cawston Press drinks since our April box came, I've even searched for it at my local supermarket to add to my fortnightly shop! I loved the Rhubarb one and the Cloudy Apple is now my favourite, its refreshing and definitely quenches your thirst! As I mentioned last month, the sugar content is pretty high at 31% of your RDA a can, so it's definitely a treat but a yummy treat none the less!

I am so impressed again with this box, with the total contents originally costing £21, Degustabox only costs £9.99 so you're saving over 50%! I really think it's a must in your household, I'm always so excited when I know it's on it's way and i'm never disappointed! With nutritious snacks, refreshing drinks, yummy treats and more, I cannot recommend them enough!

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

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