Time for my monthly Degustabox feature, if you haven’t seen previous month’s posts, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box, filled with amazing new foods for you to try out. Including new lines from big brands and foods from smaller brands that you maybe weren’t aware of. For £12.99 per box you will have contents worth well in excess of that, so get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat.
The August box was one of my favourite yet. Curry, snacks, drinks, lots of yumminess. I could have done with a little sweet something to round it off, but generally this was an ace box. Here’s what I got;
Tabasco Sweet & Sticky Barbecue Sauce & Marinade – £1.99 – This makes chicken delicious. Adds a crazy kick to simple burgers. It is now one of my husband’s favourite marinades ever. He loves it.
Clipper Lime & Ginger Green Tea – £1.59 – Now you all know I’m not a tea drinker. But I tried this anyway and whilst not completely my thing it was actually drinkable and not half bad. Which for a tea is very high praise from me.
Aromatic Thai Noodles NutriPot – £2.49 – Oh my word this was so dreadful it’s untrue. I had to bin it. I loved the idea, a quick snack pot, perfect for lunch on the go. With 50% of your daily vitamin needs. It just didn’t taste good though. Not at all.
Moroccan Coucous NutriPot – £2.49 – I’ll be honest. I’ve not tried this yet. Based on my experience with the Thai Noodle pot I’ve been put off. It’s still in the cupboard though. I will try it one day.
Get More Multivitamins – £1.45 – I love a good vitamin drink. It’s such an easy way to get some extra nutrients. This was so tasty and refreshing. I always think they are a bit pricey though. I would certainly choose this if I was out and about in need of a drink.
Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli – £3.49 – Absolutely delicious. So easy to make. I even got sent a little measuring scoop to make it even easier. Soak the oats in Apple Juice overnight, or for as little as 30 minutes, with a scoop of yoghurt on top. Enjoy a creamy, fruity, juivy breakfast. Mmmm.
Oloves – £1.00 – I hate olives. They are the work of the devil. I really, really want to like them though. So I tried these. I figured adding chili, garlic and oregano could only help, and it did. I couldn’t properly chew them or they got too olive’y but they were edible and could potentially be a ‘gateway’ olive. Who knows. There might be an olive lover in me yet.
Mahou Cinco Estrellas – £1.20 – This was one of the strongest lagers I’ve ever drank. A bit too strong for me. Too hoppy. My husband who when it comes down to it is an ale drinker really enjoyed it though.
Geeta’s Curry Pastes – 2 x £1.00 – These curry pastes are fab. With enough for two people it’s a great size for us. I followed the Rogan Josh packet directions for the sauce but added minced meat to half and vegetables to the other half for dinner one night, it was lush. I entirely ignored the instructions for the Tikka, chucking the whole lot in the slow cooker with a tin of coconut milk, onions, peas and chicken breasts and left it for 6 hours. Husb loved it and it was so easy.
Willy Chase’s Fit Corn – £2.19 – We got the Goat’s Cheese, Red Onion and Thyme flavour and it was delectable. The bag did not last long. All three of us adored the flavour. It was so much better than I thought it would be.
Rakusen’s Snackers Plain / Gluten Free – £1.29 / £1.49 – I’ll be honest these are a bit nothing. They are small, very crisp, dippable, dunkable crackers. Too small for traditional crackers and cheese. Too dry to enjoy on their own. But for dipping and snacking they are great.
Fentimans Sparkling Lime and Jasmine – extra item – I so wanted to love this. It sounds amazing. It was perfectly drinkable but just too floral for me.
Geeta’s Premium Mango Chutney – extra item – amazing! I love Mango Chutney and this was seriously as good as from a restaurant. Sweet, sticky, spicy and with a serious punch. Loved it.
Capsicana Chili and Honey Mexican Cooking Sauce – Extra Item – I simply mixed this with cooked rice, a tin of Mexican mixed beans from the supermarket and some sweetcorn. Wrapped in a soft tortilla, topped with cheese and grilled. It was so good. Such an easy and cheap meal too.
Total Value = £22.67 saving £9.68
The biggest surprise for me was the Willy Chase’s Fit Corn. I’m a big popcorn fan but I couldn’t see how Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Thyme would work. It does though. It works so well. Like seriously delicious.
My most disappointing item was the Aromatic Thai Noodles NutriPot. I was looking forward to this. It was my dinner plan for the evening. I like Thai, I like Noodles and I have nothing against this kind of re-hydrated food. But it was not good. I had to bin it.
The stand out item for me was the Geeta’s Curry Pastes. They were so easy to use. The flavour was epic. I loved that they were just for two people, the perfect portion size for us. We’ll definitely be getting these again.
The overall family favourite goes to Dorset Cereals. I love Bircher Muesli, turns out my son does as well. Even husb likes it. It’s easy to prepare the night before and makes a really delicious and filling breakfast the next day. I love this.
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