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 October box was actually really useful, not too many new things which was disappointing but there were some quick meals, amazing minions and a happy son. Here’s what I got;
Levi Roots Smokey BBQ Coat ‘n Cook – £1.00 – Last time we had one of these sauces I mixed it into minced beef to make burgers for a summer BBQ. This time round I just coated some chicken fillets and popped them into the pan to cook. Quick, easy and full of flavour. These are an easy way to jazz up a meal.
Maggi Fusian Noodles – 2 x £1.39 – For a ready noodle style meal these are some of the better ones I’ve had. With the spices, flavoured oils and dried veg all packed up separately to make a fresher sauce they are a tasty and quick meal. Not something I’d buy all the time, but handy for camping and what not.
Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks – £1.99 – I’ve had these a few times. The flavour is always great but I’m still unsure how a feel about the texture. They are crispy and melty a bit like a corn snack, but they are made from rice. Super healthy and a bit different.
Robinsons Squash’d Orange – £2.49 – I had just used up the last of my previous Squash’d so the timing of this was really handy. I have one permanently in my travel bag as I can’t stand unfiltered, potentially slightly warm water. I also can’t stand being thirsty. So a bottle of Squash’d takes up very little room in my bag and makes the unfiltered, slightly warm water tasty again.
Heinz Kid’s Dry Pasta Shapes – £1.19 – Minions pasta!!!! I don’t need to say much more than that. It certainly wasn’t just the child in the house that enjoyed this. Oh and it’s like best of both bread, using 50% wholemeal pasta.
Heinz Kid’s Pasta Sauce- £1.55 – A smooth tomato sauce that comes with characters on the box to match the pasta shapes. I’m not sure I would spend the extra on this unless L was actually making the pasta with me, but he’s never that interested in watching water boil and stirring sauce. I like the idea though.
Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme King Size – £1.00 – I have always loved Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme so I was very excited to get it in my Degustabox. Hershey’s definition of King Size and mine differ some what, more disappointing as my husband was at home so I had to share.
Beloved Date Fruit Hearts – 4 x £0.75 – I did not like these. Neither did L or my husband. I was expecting quite a lot from them as I love dates. They just weren’t good though. Well not to me. I understand it just comes down to taste.
JimJams 83% Less Sugar Milk Chocolate Spread – £2.59 – We’ve had the hazelnut version of this before and quite frankly you can’t tell its a low sugar version. I’d had trouble finding it again though. Now Tesco stock it, so I will spend the extra and buy this over the other full sugar versions.
Pitch Choco Bar – £1.40 – Individually wrapped mini brioche’s with a little chunky bar of chocolate in the middle. These are so good. Breakfast, afternoon snack, just because. Whatever the reason these are perfect. Super yummy.
IAM Souper – 2 x £1.49 – High Protein Soups that are super tasty and super filling. Unlike other high protein foods I’ve had in the past these are filled with real, chunky, ingredients. I think they are good value as well. A carton before my 9 hour shift keeps me going with nothing but a little snack until I get home.
Total Value = £21.97 saving £8.98
The biggest surprise for me was the IAM Souper. Despite the flavours sounding good, the whole high protein idea was a bit off putting. They are fab though. Buy them again ready for winter fab.
My most disappointing item was the Beloved Date Fruit Hearts. I wasn’t particularly expecting to like them but I did think L would, he was excited about the heart shapes but he just didn’t like the flavour either.
The stand out item for me was the JimJams. Who doesn’t love chocolate spread? It’s an easy family treat. So to find it with 83% less sugar but tasting just as good is a real find. That it is now stocked in Tesco so is easy to buy is even better.
The overall family favourite goes to Hershey’s. It’s just my favourite thing from the whole box. It was the thing I was most excited to see. Got eaten first and was thoroughly enjoyed.
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