Degustabox | April 2017

I say it every month but we really do love our Degustabox. It’s an exciting day when the DPD man brings it – the kids are all sat around me whilst it’s opened and exclaim over all the bits and pieces in the box! There have been very items we don’t like, and we donate the odd item to the food bank, but generally, it gives us the chance to try out some lovely new things. April’s box was probably my least favourite box so far – but there was still plenty of bits in there that we enjoyed.

Degustabox Review April 2017

CELIA Organic Lager – RRP £2.49

This is a lot more than I would pay for one bottle of lager usually, but it was really nice and refreshing, It’s organic, suitable for anyone following a gluten-free diet and uses only three ingredients.

Fentimans Pink Grapefruit Tonic Water – RRP £1.80

This would be perfect for a mixer for vodka or gin, but I actually drank this by itself, and it was really nice!

Dorset Cereals Machu Picchu Muesli – RRP £4.89

I love Dorset Cereals but I can’t justify the price for them, as lush as they are. This one was gorgeous – all nutty and rich!

Nothing But. Snacks – RRP £1.20 x 2

We aren’t huge fans of dried fruit here (although I love dried bananas!) so these weren’t really our cup of tea. The banana bits in the one were lovely but I found the strawberry too sweet. We popped the other one in the food bank box. I do love the fact that they are literally nothing but fruit though – makes a healthy snack!

GOOD HEMP Hemp Seed Hearts – RRP £4.49

I have to admit that this is sitting in the cupboard still because I have absolutely no idea what to do with it. It looks and sounds super healthy though!

Seabrook Lattice crisps – RRP £1.50 – £1.99

These were really yummy. I’m not a huge lover of crisps, but I could eat these all day long – they were lovely and crunchy and full of flavour.

Garofalo Whole Wheat Penne Pasta – RRP £2.19

We usually have white pasta at home, so whole wheat pasta was a nice change. We had it in a pasta bake, which was demolished!

VIPnuts – RRP £1.25 – £1.45

These were hot. Really hot. Even Graham struggled to eat these because of the chilli and he loves spicy food!

Doisy & Dam Quinoa, Smoked Tea & Vanilla Chocolate – RRP £1.75

I was really excited about trying this because, well, y’know – chocolate! I like trying different flavours of chocolate and this one sounded healthy (who am I kidding?) but I’m afraid, I really, really did not like this. The nutty quinoa worked well, but the smoked tea gave it a really odd taste which lingered in my mouth for ages. The packaging was cute though!

POLO Sugar-Free Pot – RRP £1.49

I hadn’t had Polo’s for years, so I was chuffed to see these. I loved the handy little pot they came in – perfect for popping in my handbag!

Whitworths Full of Super – RRP £1.50

This was absolutely delicious, and my favourite thing from the box. It had almonds, coconut and vanilla in, which are some of my favourite flavours. It’s high in fibre and pantothenic acid (which apparently aids mental performance) and is gluten and soya free – and suitable for vegetarians. A super healthy but super yummy treat

There was a definite healthy vibe to this month’s Degustabox, and whilst I enjoyed trying new things, I think I much prefer it when it is more of a varied treat box. Still, as I always say, it’s a great way of trying things you might not necessarily pick up in the shops.

The Degustabox costs £12.99 a month, which I think is excellent value. However, if you want to try one for the bargain price of £5.99, enter the code BLDEG15 at the checkout.

*We were sent this box free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own.

 

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