30 June 2014

Degustabox UK June Box Contents

Last month I fell in love I fell in love with Degustabox - well, how could I not love a big box of food delivered right into my hands! But was it a flash-in-the-pan infatuation, or true stand-the-test-of-time love?  There was only one real way to find out - after all, you don't decide to marry someone after just one date - you need to get to know them better! 

What I'm trying to say is . . . here's the June Degustabox! 

food delivery service

First thing I spotted - well I could hardly miss it, it's pretty big! - was the box of Bear Alphabites cereal. These contain no refined sugars, salt or other nasty additions, so they're pretty healthy as far as cereal goes. I'll admit I'm generally a fan of the really bad, highly sugared cereal but these are great for the kids as the fun alphabet shapes distracts from any lack of artificial sweetness! 

healthy kids cereal

The Veetee rice is microwavable, which awesome because I've mentioned before my complete inability to cook rice properly!  Though I'm sure this would be great made up as part of a larger meal with other stuff, I'll probably just leave it work for one of those days I don't remember to take anything with me! 

The Urban Fruit baked pineapple is another one that I imagine will go down a storm with the fruit-loving kids. I'm probably either going to split it for lunchboxes, or take it along on one of our weekend picnic days out! 

basmati microwave rice veet

Lambrini is one of the first things I remember drinking when I was (sort of) old enough to drink! I haven't gone near it in a lot of years but do really like the sound of a strawberry flavoured one, sounds like it'd be just the thing for warm summer days in the garden! 

The Estrella is probably much more my usual tipple. My dad has just come back from holiday in Spain and says this Spanish lager is all he drank while he was out there, and assures me it's very nice! 

Estrella spanish beer

The Be Fast banana drinks are a 'breakfast on the go' - high in fibre, low in fat, good to keep you going until lunch time! I can't imagine they're a real substitute for a 'proper' breakfast, but a lot of the time I don't have that 'proper' breakfast and try to stave off that morning hunger with coffee and biscuits, so this is probably better! 

The Strawberry Milkshake was an added little bonus, and a very welcome one - I LOVE strawberry milkshake and the only bad thing about this is I wish it was twice as big! (Yup, I give the fruit and the healthy cereal to the kids, but this 'kids milkshake' was definitely for me!)

breakfast alternatives

Both Dr Oetker and Elizabeth Shaw popped up in the last box too, and if I could pick two of May's brands to reappear, these would be the two! Dr Oetker make super baking products and I've already put last months Cake Tin Spray to good use, so I'm looking forward to figuring out how to incorporate the Madagascan Vanilla Grinder into my next lot of baking! 

Hopefully something I can use the Elizabeth Shaw Milk Chocolate Amaretto Flutes in too! These are delicious - obviously the first thing I tried (that photographed box has been taped shut as I couldn't even wait to take the pictures first!) and it too SO MUCH self control to not eat them all in one go! 

amaretto chocolate

I'm pleased to say my Degustabox relationship is still going strong! If you think you could love Degustabxo too, here's how you can get one! 

Just pop on over to the web site, pick from a couple of different subscription options, and wait for your delicious Degustabox, filled with 9-14 exciting new items, to be delivered! The boxes work out at £12.99 monthly including delivery and you can even get a £3 discount off your first order with the code OUWEV

And if you can think of any yummy sounding thing I can make with my vanilla grinder and amaretto chocolate I'd love to hear your suggestions - - otherwise I'll have to just eat it all!

* Item provided at no cost for review purposes 


  1. Oooooh this all looks fab. Agree about the amaretto flutes. I admire your restraint

  2. Great box.. I haven't try any of them :/


  3. I really like the idea of these food-themed subscriptions! It's a good way to try new things! This lot seems very yummy!!!
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

  4. The baked pineapple sounds lovely! I'm intrigued by the vanilla grinder, too - I imagine it would be lovely for pancakes!!

    Jess xo


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