I was sent this Degustabox for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We received our monthly Degustabox just the other day – but what did we receive in our box? All these goodies cost just £12.99 – and that is including postage – buy your very own box here. Here is what we received this month…
We haven’t used this yet as we are keeping it for a special meal but it sounds super delicious and we have been impressed with the Santa Maria products we have received in the past.
Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame and Fung Bean Fettucine – £3
With none of us being edamame or fung bean fans, we have popped this into the local food bank but it provides a high amount of plant based protein and fibre per serving and has almost three times more protein than regular pasta per 50g serving.
Miso Tasty Spicy Ramen Noodle Kit – £1.99
I’ve been seeing Mallow & Marsh around a lot recently so am so happy that I finally got to taste the brand for myself – this was delicious!Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen Chipotle Mayo Topping – £1.80
I am not a big chipotle fan but Steve likes it so this is a welcome addition to our cupboards.
Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks – £3.49
We only had these in the last few months so it was quite disappointing to see these again. Not because of the brand or product at all – my kids love tuna so this will always go down well – but when a box is supposed to be varied, you don’t expect a product you only just received in a recent box.
Clipper Everyday Organic Tea – sample
No one in the house uses protein powder so not sure what we are going to do with this. I understand this is a ‘new year, new me’ box but don’t quite understand the inclusion of protein powder in the box unlike the other Pulsin products.
Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Booster – £1.59
I don’t really eat protein booster products but these are delicious, they’re filling and healthy. Yum.
Jordans Juicy Red Berries Frusli bars – 45p
A light sparkling drink that blends yerba mate with coconut water and acai berries. Refreshing and healthy. I wasn’t too sure on the taste straight away but I soon got used to it.
Robinsons Fruit Cordial – £2.49
Robinsons is a staple brand in our household so we were happy to see this included. It is very tasty and the whole family likes it.
LighterLife Fast Ready to drink shakes – £2.49 each
I again understand the ‘New Year, New Me’ motto of the box but am not too sure how I feel about the inclusion of diet drinks. As I don’t drink meal replacement drinks and am currently following Slimming World as is Steve, these aren’t of use to me so I am going to pass along to someone who will actually benefit from them. They can also be enjoyed as a protein hit.
So what did I think of the box this month? It is important to remember that I get sent all the products available across the boxes – some subs may get one thing, others another (there are options for non alcoholic and alcoholic boxes – I would receive both the alcoholic items and the non alcoholic so I can give my viewpoint on all the items available).
But my thoughts on this month are a little..meh. The value of the box is great – well over the £12.99 you actually pay and I understand the theme of the box but I am a little disappointed by the inclusion of diet drinks as I’m sure many subscribers would be – not everyone wants to lose weight and not everyone can actually use meal replacement items.
I am also a little disappointed in the reuse so soon of certain products – we had ramen noodles and the tuna not too long ago, as we did the Robinsons (but I got a different flavour this time). Hopefully next month will see a bit more variety.
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