If you’ve not heard of Degustabox, then where have you been? It’s a food & drink monthly subscription box – bringing you 9-14 surprise products, many which are new to the market. When you sign up, you get to fill in your very own profile, meaning a couple of the products may differ. It’s actually the highlight of my week when this little beauty arrives on my doorstep – so what was in February’s box?
· Two pots of Hartley’s Fruit in Jelly
· Two pots of Hartley’s 10 cal Jelly
· A bottle of Sarson’s Malt Vinegar
· A packet of Mr Kipling Exceedingly Good slices
· Two Beloved Dates bars
· A box of Nutribix
· A bottle of VitHit
· Two bars of Divine chocolate
· A packet of Ritz Crisp & Thin
· Two bottles of J2O Spritz
· A bottle of Nari Palm Juice
· A bag of The London Crisp Company crisps
Starting with the drinks this month, I didn’t even know J2O made sparkling options but I was so pleased to have sampled these. I don’t really drink juices or fizzy drinks, but these were lightly sparkling and so fruity. The apple & watermelon was my favourite. I had tried VitHit before, but not the mandarin flavour. Considering their ‘health benefits’, I find the drinks too sweet – I think it’s because I generally just drink water. I’m yet to try the Nari Palm Juice, largely because I don’t know what to expect. I’m really liking the lemon & ginger flavour combination at the moment, so I’m sure the drink will be enjoyable.
The London Crisp Company prawn cocktail crisps went down well. They were perfectly seasoned and so crunchy. Unlike other prawn cocktail crisps, these weren’t bright pink or orange and the flavour wasn’t too over-powering, so it wasn’t so ‘artificial’. I would buy these again. The Ritz Crisp & Thin were also good and I’d previously tried these at work, when they were on offer in Sainsbury’s. They were so flavoursome and I portioned these up in sandwich bags, because they’re a great alternative to snacking on crisps.
I expected big things from the Nutribix cereal because I’m a lover of Weetabix/Protibrick. I was so disappointed though. I didn’t like the taste or texture. I usually heat mine up as well and this really didn’t work with Nutribix. I’m hoping I can blitz them up to bulk out a smoothie.
We often have pots of jelly in the fridge and as a household, are familiar with Hartley’s. The 10 cal option was lovely and not too sweet – I could really taste the fruit juice as well. I definitely preferred the fruit in jelly option, even though I don’t like peaches. I’ve stopped eating desserts, so these made a nice treat.
There were loads of treats in February’s box: the Divine chocolate bars barely touched the sides – even though I tried to limit myself to a square a day, so they lasted a week. The caramel centre was so creamy and dreamy. The Beloved Dates bars were also a great afternoon snack and I found them a lot more filling than my favourite Nakd bars. I haven’t seen these in shops since, unfortunately. I really liked the Mr Kipling cakes too. I’m not usually a fan of orange flavoured things, but it worked well with cranberry and oats. I shared these with the girls at work and they went down well.
Finally, you can’t beat Fish & Chip Fridays (definitely a thing!) – and what better condiment to drizzle over your chips than vinegar. We only have Sarson’s in our house, so this was incredibly popular. Now I’m craving chip shop...
What were your thoughts on the February box?
Love, Lucy xx