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 September box was really fun, with loads of new things I hadn’t tried and one in particular I’m desperate to find locally. Drinks, snacks, quick meals, amazing beans. Even plenty of jelly pots which always makes my son happy. Here’s what I got;
Metcalfe’s Popcorn Thins – £1.00 – Like a rice cake but a corn cake, covered in milk chocolate. Not a lot not to love really. Yummy.
Get Fruity Bar – £1.00 – We had the Tangy Pineapple, Coconut and Lime flavour and I would love to tell you what it was like, but I can’t. L saw it, said ‘ooo ‘napple bar’ and that was the last we saw of it. It got a thumbs up from him though.
Cape Drinks – 2 x £1.59 – First of all I have to say how much I love the design of these. Amazing. They look so good and they taste just as good too. I loved these and will certainly keep an eye out for them when I’m out and about.
Cirio Borlotti Beans – £1.89 – Not only are these great value and £1.89 for a three pack but they taste so good. Eat straight from the tin good.
Miso Tasty Miso Soup – £3.65 – I love Miso. But I often find the pack ones like this disappointing. I was really impressed with Miso Tasty as it was just as good as the Miso I buy in restaurants, just at home. Yum.
Hartley’s Jelly Pots – 4 x £0.50 – These are a classic. L loves them. They are a great no added sugar treat. Nothing new or exciting here. Just good old jelly in a pot.
Teisseire Sirop – £2.99 – AMAZING. So worth the £2.99 price tag. Use like a squash and enjoy the fresh and perfectly balanced flavour.
Say Yes to No Bread Chips – £1.49 – These have been in Degustabox before and they are lovely thin rounds of toasted bread. Fancier than a crisp. Great dipped in soup. Perfect as a snack.
Mrs Crimble’s Fusilli – £1.99 – If I had been served this without having seen the packaging I would have been able to tell you it was a packet pasta mix, but I wouldn’t have been able to tell you it was gluten free. A great quick and easy lunch.
Chia Bia Chia Seeds – 2 x £1.00 – In whole and milled varieties there’s not much you can say about a Chia seed. You’re not going to enjoy them as a snack on their own. But mixed into porridge or added to a smoothie they are a good nutritional boost.
Total Value = £21.19 saving £8.20
The biggest surprise for me was the Cirio Borlotti Beans. I wasn’t expecting great things from them. Just a bland bean in a tin. But they were so good. An entire tin disappeared as I was cooking, I just kept on grabbing a couple here and there as I went, then they were gone.
My most disappointing item was the Chia Bia Chia Seeds. Honestly this is for no other reason than I just don’t particularly enjoy them. They are fine mixed into things but I’d never normally buy them.
The stand out item for me was the Teisseire Sirop. This was just so good. A little went a long way. The flavour was amazing. A really grown up version of a squash but without any nastiness.
The overall family favourite goes to Hartley’s. I’m sometimes a little dissapointed to see things like this in a Degustabox as I like getting it to try new things. That being said these always go down well with the whole family so it’s a nice surprise for L to all of a sudden get them in the post.
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