In May, we received our first ever Degustabox and we were all really impressed with it. We loved being able to try new food and drink products that we wouldn’t necessarily have picked up in the supermarket, so we were really looking forward to our June box.
Degustabox, for those of you who don’t know, is a monthly food and drink subscription box. For just £12.99 a month, you get a box filled with all sorts of lovely things delivered to your door, and they guarantee that the contents of the box comes to much more than the monthly fee, so it is definitely worth it.
What was in June’s Degustabox?
This month had a sort of BBQ/Al Fresco dining theme to it, full of products that are perfect for the summer.
Haywards Pickled Onions £1.89
Graham and I can easily sit and eat a jar of pickled onions in one sitting – we both love them, and it seems that Ben feels exactly the same. He sat there munching on an onion (and pulling some fabulous faces with it!)
Branston Spicy Tomato Relish £1.65
This is a regular in our shopping trolley, so we were pleased to see it in the box. It’s a great alternative to ketchup, and is perfect with hot dogs or burgers, or with cheese on toast.
Heinz Amoy Coconut Milk £1.99
I use coconut milk quite a lot when I make curries, so this was a welcome inclusion in the box. I’ve also made coconut chia pudding in the past, which was lovely and creamy. I might have a go at that again.
Swartz Grill Mates £1.49
We never buy shop made burgers – Graham loves to make his own so we know exactly what is in them. These little packets liven homemade burgers up and makes them that extra bit special.
Zeo Drink £2.75
I’m not a huge fan of still lemon drinks but this was actually quite nice. I was going to have a go at using it as a mixer, or making some cocktails with it, but the kids guzzled it all down, so I guess that means it was a hit!
Salca Pesto Jars £2.79
One of my favourite ever meals is pasta and pesto – it’s so quick and simple. I’m the only one that likes it though, and whole jars of pesto quite often get wasted. These little tubs are perfect for making enough just for me for a quick and easy meal, or to take to work for lunch.
Butterkist Yoghurt Popcorn £1.49
I mentioned in May’s post that I’m not usually a fan of yoghurt coated stuff, but I think Degustaboxes are beginning to convert me – I really liked this! It’s a little bit healthier than chocolate or sweets, but perfect for when you need something sweet. It comes in big sharing bags or small multipacks, which are great for lunchboxes.
I haven’t tried these yet, but they certainly look interesting! A great alternative to pasta, these noodles contain just 5 calories per serving, and they are gluten free
Baked in Mug Brownie £1.50
I thought this was really cute. I love mug cakes, but never seem to get them quite right. This just needed some water adding to it and whacking in the microwave. It was so lovely and rich!
Marstons King Star Lager £1.70
I wasn’t overly keen on this handcrafted lager, but Graham enjoyed it and said it was a change from the usual brands he has.
Smooze Fruit Ices £2.50
The kids absolutely loved these. They are freeze at home ice pops, made from 40% coconut milk and 50% fresh fruit juice and puree. At £2.50 for five, they are more than I would usually pay for ice pops, but the kids really liked them and they are a healthy treat, so one we will be looking out for again.
Belgian Butters Waffle Crisps £1.10
These were absolutely delicious with a cup of coffee. Crispy and sweet and buttery….mmm!
The Degustaboxes cost £12.99 a month, which I think is excellent value, but readers of Parenthood Highs and Lows can get a massive £7 off the cost of their first month by adding the code BLDEG15 at checkout. Visit the Degustabox website for more information.
*We were sent this box free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.