Box sent for purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
We recently got our monthly Degustabox once more – a box full of food and drink items that costs just £12.99, including postage – get yours here. We always look forward to seeing our box arrive to see what goodies are inside. So what did we receive this time around?
Once more we had a fantastic selection of items to go through. Some we were really excited about, some baffled us a little bit and some we knew we wouldn’t use. Read on to find out our thoughts on them.
We are big crisp fans in this house so these premium crisps made with the best British potatoes were always going to be a popular addition to the box and barely made it out of the box before they were safely nestled in our tummies. They were full of flavour and absolutely delicious.
Now don’t get me wrong, we love hot chocolate but it did seem a little odd to be put in a box in the middle of the heatwave we were having. However, this will definitely be used up by us so it has been put in the pantry for future use as we already know we enjoy it.
Now we don’t drink coffee in our house – none of us like it – so this was given to my brother in law for taste testing. It barely lasted him two gulps, haha – and he said it was absolutely delicious. This is made with 100% organic arabica and is Fairtrade too.
This lightly sparkling cloudy cider, made from fresh pressed Herefordshire apples, was very fruity and tart with a lovely flavour. We love a good fruit cider so this was a welcome addition.
These were the products of the month but I haven’t actually used mine yet. We don’t tend to use packets to make up our dip mixes or our seasonings, preferring to make them from scratch. However these will be great for making guacomole or a seasoning when I am having one of those can’t be bothered moments, so into the pantry they go.
Now if you know my family well, then you will know they all absolutely adore cheese. Cheese flavoured things are always popular in my house so these thinner, lighter, crispier snacks were very much loved. Gluten free, baked not fried and made with rice bran oil, these rice crackers were absolutely delicious and were under 100 calories per portion. These really didn’t last long in my house, they were just so moreish!
I swear Pulsin seem to be in our Degustaboxes fairly often now. Steve was using things like this on his night shift as a snack to fill him up but he no longer does. I’m not a big fan so this healthy brownie will either be gifted to friends or family or will be making its way into the food bank bag.
We mostly buy non branded items unless the branded items are on offer – but if you were to find one particular brand in our pantry, it would be Heinz – especially their sauces. We always have some Heinz salad cream in there and had just run out when the Degustabox arrived with this little beauty inside – perfect timing as it saved me a trip to the shop. This is almost gone already though, we do tend to use a lot of it as we like it so much!
I’ve recently noticed that Jack and Steve tend to see first if there are any sweets or chocolates in the box and if so, what they are. They were both very happy to find these Fruit Pastilles in the box and I’m happy to let the kids have some as they have 30% less sugar, no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners. As you can imagine, these didn’t last long at all!
Whilst I am usually a big soup fan, Miso soup isn’t one of my favourites. This soup is said to have a light and hearty flavour and is made from fermented barley and mungbeans. It isn’t my cup of tea so I will be giving this away -plus I also feel that the price is a little high for 4 servings. However I am sure there are people that really enjoy this soup!
There is always a bottle of Ribena in my house so these were very welcome. These were very tasty and didn’t last long at all – plus they come in at less than 15 calories per bottle which is fantastic.
Overall we were very impressed with the July box. Some products did seem a little out of place seasonally and one did seem fairly repetitive – however we enjoyed the majority of the products and would definitely try them again. Which product would you try first?