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 of 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 (much later than planned) what was in June’s box (themed a BBQ box)?
· A bottle of Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc alcohol-free wine
· A sachet of Capsicana Brazilian chiili & coconut quick cook sauce
· Two bags of Haribo Summer Frenzy
· A packet of Spoon apple & peanut granola
· A packet of Walkers shortbread Scottie dogs
· A packet of Original Os cumin & sesame nibbles
· A packet of Superdrug Light Bites – mango with yogurt fruit chips
· A Superdrug Light Bites – superfood fruit bar
· Two sachets of Schwartz Authentic American flavour seasonings
· Two cans of Westons cider
· A bottle of Berry Whites organic drink
Last month’s box was themed a ‘BBQ box’ and there were plenty of items perfect for barbecue season, or even for summer garden parties and picnics. As always, let’s begin with the drinks... Unfortunately, I couldn’t try the two cans of Westons cider, but the two fruit flavours (damson and rhubarb) sound really good – and different compared to the usual flavours found in the supermarkets or pubs. I can’t wait to give these a go. Eisberg have featured in previous boxes, but the mini bottle of Sauvignon Blanc was much-welcomed and I enjoyed mine one Saturday night while everyone else was having a proper drink. I also thoroughly enjoyed the Berry Whites organic lemon & lime soft drink. I’ve not seen it in shops, but would buy it again – it was so refreshing!
I’m yet to try any of the sauces or marinades from this box, but there’s plenty to get through. By Schwartz, there were two American-inspired seasonings: spicy buffalo wings and bbq pulled chicken. These will be perfect for barbecuing – I absolutely love chicken wings, too! I was even fortunate enough to receive three sachets, rather than two... winner! The other cooking sauce may be too hot for my tastes, but sounds delicious nonetheless. The Capsicana chilli & coconut sauce will be perfect with chicken and peppers, accompanied by rice; or even used as a sauce in a fish or seafood stew! I think we’ll be giving the former a try this week!
There have been plenty of cereals in recent boxes, much to my enjoyment as it’s given me the opportunity to try some things I usually wouldn’t. Spoon’s apple & peanut granola was absolutely lush. I had this over 10 days in 40g portions, with some natural yogurt – and it was so filling, meaning I didn’t need to snack. I would definitely buy this again. Superdrug now have their own range of ‘diet snacks’ and there were two products to try in this box. The freeze-dried mango with yogurt chips were perfect for a sweet fix, although the texture was quite unusual. The superfood bar was packed full of seeds and was naturally sweet. It was enjoyable, but I doubt I’d buy either again.
Perfect for pre-barbecue snacks or even as an accompaniment to an aperitif, the Original Os cumin & sesame snacks look good – although I’ve not tried them yet. You can’t go wrong with shortbread though and Walkers are much-loved and respected brand. I loved the Scottie dog shapes, which actually tasted a lot better than the petticoats, but not as good as the original fingers. The only downside was they went soft quite quickly once opened – any excuse to eat the whole box quickly!
And finally, my product of the month: Haribo! There were two varieties in the box, both from the summer frenzy range: berry Starmix and ice cream & sorbet Tangfastics. I’d had both before and still couldn’t choose between the two. I ate both bags within three days... it’s little wonder the hospital called me in for a GTT!
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 June’s box?
Love, Lucy xx