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 July box was brilliant, such a good selection. Lots of drinks, I love trying new drinks, some sweet treats and amazing savoury items. Here’s what I got;
Sarson’s Balsamic Vinegar – £1.99 – This makes a salad something special. It’s got a stunning flavour. Added to a little olive oil as a dip for really crusty bread is a real treat too.
Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Infusions – £1.25 – I’d actually bought a bag of these from the supermarket just before my Degustabox arrived. They are ‘grown up’ sweets, the Apple and Elderflower is my favourite.
ALO Drink – £2.45 – I was sent the ALO Exposed and I liked it more than I thought. It was sweet and like a Honeydew Melon in flavour, very refreshing, but it contains a lot of pulp which has a weird jelly like texture. I’m not sure I could get over that, despite the health benefits.
Jordans Swiss Style Muesli – £2.79 – Crispy, not too sweet, full of flavour. A great way to start your day and it will keep you feeling nice and full.
itsu crispy seaweed thins – 2 x £1.00 – OK I wasn’t too keen on these. They are nice and crispy and if you love seaweed then you’ll probably love these, but they were not for me.
Felix Gherkins – £2.15 – Absolutely delicious. I’ll be honest I ate at least half of them straight from the jar they were so good. Crispy, a great mix of sweet and sour, super tasty.
Bahlsen Choco Leibniz – 4 x £0.40 – These have been popular in our house for quite some time. More chocolate than biscuit. A smooth, delicious milk chocolate at that. Now they come in mini packs of two biscuits they are perfect as an on the go snack, for lunch bags or just a little treat without too much temptation.
Seabrooks Crisps – £1.99 – We were sent the Chorizo Lattice Food Heroes so these were all on my husband to test out. With an easy open label at the front it makes them perfect for sharing but that being said it needs to be made a little more obvious as husb missed it! He said they were full of flavour and he liked that you got a lot in the bag.
Rejuvenation Water – £1.99 – This is the second time Rejuvenation water has popped up in my Degustabox and this time I got a different flavour, Spanish Orange, just as good as the Apple Mint I had tried before. I love the thought behind this, that it helps guard against stress and depression and anxiety.
Cracker Drinks Co – £1.50 – Another favourite of mine. You all know from my recent review I love the no added sugar juice mixes from the Cracker Drinks Co, so I couldn’t have been more excited to see my favourite flavour, Pineapple, Coconut and Lime, turn up in my Degustabox.
Brookside Chocolates – £3.40 – These Dark Chocolate covered Blueberry and Acai flavoured treats were a massive surprise. I wasn’t expecting to like them but the rich and smooth dark chocolate combined with the sweet and tangy fruity filling was divine. We started the bag one evening and then fought over them the next day.
Qcumber – extra item – This was another item not to my taste this month, which is surprising as I was expecting to like it. Sparkling water with cucumber. It just didn’t work though, it is a very odd flavour.
Berrywhite – extra item – these drinks are delicious. The cranberry and guava was particularly good really refreshing but I also enjoyed the lemon and ginger. Really good drinks, I’d definitely get them again.
Total Value = £23.15 saving £10.16
The biggest surprise for me was the ALO Exposed drink. Whilst it wasn’t my favourite item, if I’m honest even as I opened the bottle I was expecting to hate it but I didn’t. The taste was super delicious, it’s just the texture I’m not sure I like.
My most disappointing item was the Qcumber. In contrast to above I thought I’d love this. I was expecting a summery, refreshing delight. It was not. Now I’m aware this is very subjective and all down to personal taste but personally I did not like it.
The stand out item for me was definitely the Brookside Chocolates. These were heavenly. Really more-ish. I can’t rave about these enough. We’ll definitely be buying them for our next movie night.
The overall family favourite goes to Rowntree’s. Fruit Pastilles are a classic and my son loves them regardless of flavour, as does my husband although he did actually comment on their fanciness. I was completely swung by the new flavours.
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