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, get the chance to try something new and maybe even find a new favourite treat. I enjoy getting to try things I wouldn’t normally buy for my family.
The March box was awesome, with a few Easter bits, lots of new things to try, some tasty snacks and a few handy things to take on holiday, yummy. Here’s what I got;
Brioche Pasquier’s Pain Au Chocolate – £1.40 – I was weary about these individually wrapped breakfast treats, often things like this are dry and just not very good, but we all loved them, with chocolate and crème patissiere inside they were moist and delicious. Being individually wrapped made them perfect for throwing in the picnic bag whilst we were out and about too.
Weetabix On the Go – 2 x £1.50 – These are breakfast drinks packed with protein, vitamins and iron as well as the goodness of a serving of Weetabix and Milk. Husb had these as he really enjoys them and often ends up getting his breakfast stolen by a toddler.
Good Hemp Original – £1.49 – A dairy free milk alternative went straight to my mum as she’s currently trying to cut out dairy. She’d been using Almond Milk and had didn’t realise you could use Hemp Seed, she likes it, especially if it’s ice cold from the fridge.
Metcalfe’s Cinema Sweet Popcorn – £1.50 – I love popcorn and Metcalfe’s is always lovely so I was looking forward to trying the new Cinema Sweet variety, it’s delish, just as sweet as normal popcorn but with 67% less sugar so I could enjoy it guilt free.
Kent’s Kitchen Stuffing – £1.85 – This is a dried stuffing mix that you just add water to, form then cook, easy. Ours was the Red Onion, Herb & Horseradish version and I wasn’t sure I’d like it as I’m not a massive Horseradish fan, thankfully it wasn’t too strong. It’s fine for veggies like me and I actually made mine up into a sausage shape and had it in a hotdog roll with fried onions and ketchup, seriously yummy.
Chewits – 4 x £0.35 – 50 years of Chewits, that’s how long we’ve been enjoying them and they are still really fruity, really chewy and really yummy. Watching a toddler trying to get his teeth round them was amusing! Husb just inhaled them, he was very happy with their inclusion.
Parle Hide & Seek / Monaco – £0.59 / £0.39 – Ever heard of Parle? Me neither. These two completely different products were a great find. Hide & Seek are small but delightful Chocolate Chip cookies, trouble is because of their small size you will feel justified eating the entire pack! Monaco are a savoury salted cracker, a bit biscuity, very crisp and perfect with a little slice of cheese or just on their own. I really enjoyed these and am a bit upset I haven’t been able to find the locally.
Pipers Crisps – £2.00 – These are amazing! So crispy and just packed full of flavour, in a large sharing bag I’m embarrassed to say that by the time my other half got home there were very few left for him to try, once they were opened I just kept dipping in. Thankfully they arrived before I started my diet!
Lindt White Chocolate Bunny – £2.99- There’s not a huge amount I can say about this, at 100g it’s smaller than a normal Lindt Bunny but the white chocolate is just as amazing as the milk and the bunny is just as enjoyable, thick, creamy, cute chocolate.
Kallo Quinoa & Seeds Multigrain / Chocolate Covered Rice Cakes – £1.89 / £1.00 – The Quinoa and & Seeds Rice Cakes weren’t for me, a bit too dry and few too many seeds getting stuck in my teeth but the milk chocolate covered rice cakes on the other hand were spot on, healthy and sweet all at the same time.
Karyatis – £1.99 – Meze To Go, this is the perfect lunchbox snack or if you get a few would be great for parties. A really tasty Feta and Roasted Red Pepper dip with Rosemary Crackers to go with it, I loved that they had the dip to cracker ratio spot on and just how tasty everything was.
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The biggest surprise for me was the Karyatis Meze To Go, for some reason I just wasn’t expecting to like it, it didn’t appeal to me, but it was actually one of the tastiest things ever.
My most disappointing item were the Kallo Quinoa & Seeds Multigrain Cakes, I really thought I’d love these, I’m a fan of a rice cake but the Multigrain Cake just doesn’t work as well. Too dry and too many bits.
The stand out item for me were the Parle Hide & Seek, these little chocolate biscuits were just delicious, the chocolate chips were great quality and the biscuits dunked very nicely, which is important to me, whilst I loved other items in the box, I’m always pleased to find something new, so this is my something new.
The overall family favourite goes to Chewits. No surprise really, I have a husband with a major sweet tooth, what toddler doesn’t like a little sweet treat and I loved them as well.
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