If you’ve not heard of Degustabox, then where have you been? It’s a food & drink monthly subscription box – bringing you 10-15 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 April’s box?
· A pot of Candarel Sugarly
· A bottle of Pimm’s Cider Cup
· A packet of Levi Roots Cook n Coat sauce
· A bag of Popchips
· A bottle of Rejuvenation water
· Two packets of Veetee rice
· A packet of Milkybar Milky & Crunchy
· A bar of Smarties Sharing Block
· A packet of Bebeto Fruit Strings
· Two packets of Parle biscuits
· A bottle of Green Lady sparkling drink
Starting with the drinks this month and you know summer is on the way when talk to turns to ice cold cider and Pimm’s. Well Pimm’s now have a new summery drink – the cider cup. This was a beautiful mix of strawberry and cucumber, which was oh so fresh. I loved it! The Rejuvenation water was really refreshing, although the ginger & lime flavour was quite overwhelming. It was a great combination but a little too strong for me – and I’m someone that loves ginger! The Green Lady sparkling drink was unusual but something I’d like to try again. It was a mix of green tea, carob and nutmeg, which made it unlike anything else I’d ever had before. Thanks Degustabox!
Veetee are a brand that have featured a few times before and while I’m not usually a fan of brand repetition, these microwavable rice pots are a lifesaver. We often have a couple in the cupboard in reserve for a quick and easy midweek meal. The brown & rice quinoa was my favourite of the two varieties – but I love the jasmine rice with a homemade Thai curry. I’m yet to try the Levi Roots jerk sauce but can’t wait to give it a go when we have a barbecue. Do I baste chicken or ribs?
I love Popchips so I was really pleased to see the share size bag in this month’s box. The salt, garlic and rosemary flavour was quite strong and almost overbearing. They also left my mouth quite dry. These would be great for sharing at a barbecue or picnic, but I don’t think I’d personally buy these again.
Another brand that looks set to be a Degustabox regular is Parle and this month, we sampled two more of their biscuit products. The Parle G biscuits were small and rather plain – they reminded me of Marie biscuits. I’d love to use these to top a bowl of natillas. The rusk biscuits were unusual and although I was initially put off by the cardamom flavour, it was barely noticeable and they went so well with a cup of tea. The treats kept on coming with the offerings from Nestle. The Smarties Share Block went down with all the family and each square was just the right size for a little treat. I also shared the Milkybar Milk & Crunchy cows with the girls at work and they were lovely too. The crunchy rice krispies made each bar so moreish and they’d be ideal for children.
The Bebeto Fruit Strings were my favourite product this month – I particularly liked the week-size bag, with each individual bag labelled with each day of the week. The apple flavour was my favourite and this was such a good afternoon snack at work. I would definitely buy these again. And finally, we have the Candarel Sugarly. I don’t generally add sugar to my food and never use sweeteners, so gave this to one of the girls at work.
Try your first box, with a £7 discount. Either follow this link. Or go to the website and enter my special reference code: LUCYW-2B19. Enjoy!
What were your thoughts on the April box?
Love, Lucy xx