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 May box was amazing, sorry the post about it is later than normal, I’ve been a bit delayed since coming back from holiday but it was a real treat to come home to the May box, filled with plenty of pick me ups! A few choccy bits and loads of drinks, lots of new things for me to try. Here’s what I got;
Jack Daniel’s Honey Barbecue Glaze – £1.99 – We’ve actually tried this before and my husband loves it, pour it almost any meat for a sweet and smokey, distinctly Jack Daniel’s flavour. Here’s a simple and tasty way to use it with chicken.
Garofalo Bucati Corti – £1.99 – It is always a real treat to eat Garofalo dried pasta, the texture is always amazing and the flavour is nothing like that of any other dried pasta I’ve had. Sometime’s I’m a little disappointed to get things I’ve already tried in my Degustabox but that most certainly wasn’t the case with this.
Cranes – 2 x £1.90 – An alcoholic drink made from crushed cranberries, nom nom nom. I love an alcoholic beverage and I love cranberry juice so these were right up my street, I had the Original Cranberry and Strawberry & Kiwi varieties to try. They are tasty, refreshing and way too easy to drink.
Kallo Milk Chocolate Corn Cakes & Yogurt Coated Rice Cakes – £1.29 & £1.69 – We’re big fans of Kallo in this house, all three of us, which is why I didn’t get a sniff at any of these, not a single nibble. As they are split into snack packs they made the perfect sweet but healthy treat for husb’s lunch and a completely mummy guilt free snack for the toddler.
Brioche Pasquier Croissants – £1.80 – These individually wrapped all butter croissants are perfect for breakfast, a little honey as a treat or just on their own straight from the pack when you are in rush these are perfect. L thought they were cakes so he was happy and I really liked them warm.
Get Fruity – £1.00 – These are fruit and oat bars, 100% natural and available in six flavours, we got an apricot one to try and as it was packed with oats I thought it would make a great after swim snack for L. I was right. For starters he loved that it was bright orange, he can sometimes struggle with oaty things, finding them a bit dry, but there is so much fruit in these it wasn’t a problem, he ate it all really quickly and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Beloved Dates Date Nectar – £3.50 – Made from pure dates this syrup is a great sweetener, dessert topping and has a very distinctive taste. I wasn’t too keen on it, I actually found it a bit too sweet, so wouldn’t use as a topping on it’s own but when I added it to my morning smoothie to take the edge of the raspberries or popped a drop into things I was baking I found it worked really well.
Pechkeks misfortune cookies – 2 x £1.00 – I love these. They are black fortune cookies, with a fortune that more closely resembles and insult. They are funny and witty and the cookie actually tastes good. They would be amazing at a dinner party or add a humorous touch to a gift hamper, just be sure you’re giving to like minded people who won’t be offended.
The Wonderful Company Almonds & Pistachios – 2 x £0.90 – There’s not a huge amount I can say about these, a small bag of almonds and a small bag of pistachios. Very tasty. Very nutty. Great quality and a great snack.
Pomegreat – £1.49 – I’ve never actually had pomegranate juice before but now I’m hooked. Light, refreshing and tasty. It’s a really clean drink, if that makes sense, it’s not to over powering or sweet, just very enjoyable indeed.
Total Value = £22.35 saving £9.36
The biggest surprise for me was the Pomegreat, I loved it and have now added it to my weekly shop. I’m not a big fruit juice drinker, I find it too heavy, too sweet, but this I love.
My most disappointing item was the Beloved Date Nectar, I thought I’d be able to use it as a honey substitute but the flavour just isn’t to my taste and it’s a bit too runny.
The stand out item for me was the Cranes, one of the nicest alcoholic treats I’ve had in ages, perfect for the summer and because it’s made of cranberries the other half won’t drink it!
The overall family favourite goes to Kallo. We all enjoy these coated oat and rice cakes (when we get a chance to eat them) and they are so healthy, the yogurt ones are just delicious and the belgium chocolate coated ones still feel like a real treat. Perfect.
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