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 December Degustabox was way more festive than the official Christmas box from November. I loved it. Here’s what I got;
Hoots Snacks – 2 x £0.69 – Little rounds of multigrain yumminess, more like toasted bread than anything else, these were really tasty and it was nice to have something different as a snack, especially over the Christmas period.
Nutri-Brex – £3.79 – I’ve had a different flavour of these in a Degustabox before, this time round it was Coconut & Crispy Rice. As previously I found them a bit dry and I’m not a fan of coconut I gave them to my mum. She really likes them and being Gluten Free she finds it a really healthy and light way to start the day hilst still being filling.
Newton’s Apple Fizzics – £1.29 – Another product that we’ve been sent by Degustabox before, but one I was really glad to see again. This lovely blend of sparkling water and apple juice is tasty and refreshing. I was very nice and did let husb have this bottle, seeings as I had tried it before.
Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc – £1.39 – This was just vile. I had tried a different Eisberg before and really didn’t like it, but assumed it was just because it was a grape I wouldn’t like even with alcohol. I do, however, enjoy a Sauvignon, but just not without alcohol as it happens. This was sweet and went down the sink.
Bite+ Multi Grain Flakes – £1.69 – Think cornflakes with flavour. Quite a nice texture. A bit different and a really good flavour, but £1.69 for a little bag, that is just too much.
Gallo – £2.00 – Three cheese & vegetable risotto in a box that you microwave. This was so good. Way better than it should have been and something I’ll definitely be keeping in the house form now on as L and I love risotto and this was so quick and easy, not to mention delicious.
Bahlsen Lebkuchen Mischung – £1.99 – The Christmassyest of Christmas biscuits, I was so glad to see these when I opened up the Degustabox. So tasty, so festive, soft spicy biscuit, crisp icing glaze, chocolate, sprinkles, mmmm. Love, love, love these.
Bahlsen Akora – £1.99 – Chocolate covered Lebkuchen with a spicy jam filling. What’s not to love. The soft and slightly cakey gingerbread with such a lovely sweet filling all coated in chocolate. So good.
a2 Milk – £1.39 – Easier to digest than standard milk as one of the proteins has been removed. To be honest this looks like milk, tastes like milk, but costs more than milk. Unless you need it I don’t really see the benefit.
Maggi 3 Minute Noodles – £0.75 – These noodles were as nice as any form of dried noodle that you pour boiling water onto can be. Handy for the office but not anything I would buy regularly. That being said the Maggi’s version was nicer than those I have tried previously and the noodle to sauce ratio was spot on.
What A Melon – Extra Item – A simple, refreshing carton of Watermelon Juice. I really like Watermelon so this didn’t last long. The juice is sweet, but not sickly. Very refreshing and very thirst quenching.
Bristow’s Oh Fudge – Extra Item – Nothing says Christmas quite like a box of fudge. A box of individually wrapped Apple & Cinnamon Fudge is just perfect. Not the best fudge I have ever had, it did have that very firm, bulk manufactured feel to it, whereas I prefer mine a bit more natural and crumbly. Still very yummy though and I loved the flavour.
Gallo – Extra Item – Another microwaveable Risotto from Gallo, and another very tasty one. Just add water and microwave, quick simple and tasty. I have to say that for food on the go the boxed version worked better for me, but both were far tastier that I was expecting and I would happily buy either version again.
Total Value = £17.66 saving £4.67
For the first time ever I had missing items from my Degustabox, there should have been 2 of the Bite+ snacks and 2 Maggi 3 minute Noodles, which would have cost a total of £2.44 bringing the savings up even further.
The biggest surprise for me was the Gallo Risotto box. Despite loving risotto and Gallo products, the contents of this little box looked awful. So unappealing. In reality though it was delicious and so quick and easy to make.
My most disappointing item was the Eisburg. For no reason other than the awful taste.
The stand out items for me were the Bahlsen products. Lebkuchen have always been my favourite of festive treats and Bahlsen’s offerings were spot on, I loved the flavour, the texture and the way they were decorated.
The overall family favourite goes to Newton’s Apple Fizzics. Husb and L shared the bottle and really enjoyed it, I loved it last time we had it. L felt super grown up with his special fizzy drink, you should have seen his little face when I said he could have some, a real picture.
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