16 February 2016

Degustabox January 2016

I don't get a lot of exciting post these days.... Mainly bills, reminders,.. things I have to fill out or file,.. but once a month I get handed a big box full of awesome food and drink products to try thanks to Degustabox, and it makes the rest of the paperwork worth it!

Here's what I got in my latest delivery:

monthly food delivery box

I was definitely pleased to see the Finn Crisp Rye crackers, as anything I can nibble on it work is always appreciated! These are thinner than I expected, but very tasty, especially with a thick layer on Wensleydale on them!

thin sourdough crispbread

I'm not really a bit apple juice drinker (I'm aaaallllll about the orange juice!) but my daughter loves the stuff so I took this Coldpress Golden Delicious home for her. She loved it, and the cold pressing means the juice retains more nutrients than if it had been heat pasteurised, so works out well for us both!

healthy drinks

I'm never going to complain about receiving chocolate in any form, and Conscious Chocolate is a real treat! 70% cocoa means you barely need more than a nibble to satisfy any chocolatey cravings, and the natural sweetening and organic raw ingredients mean there's no need for post-chocolate guilt either! The plain jane variety I received was lovely but I'm looking forward to getting my hands on their 'chili hot' bar in particular!

really strong chocolate

Everyone in the office was quite jealous of my Jordans Country Crisp Fruit and Nut, as everyone here loves a good bowl of cereal - so I feel quite bad at admitting my preferred method of eating this is to just grab a handful and much it dry.... Still dead tasty that way though!

healthy cereal

The Amoy Taste of Asia cooking sauces are great for making tasty dishes easy to create (perfect for terrible cooks like me!). The Thai massaman curry was first to make it onto my plate, and the Malaysian laksa is set to follow this weekend!

asian cooking sauce

It was Chinese New Year last week, and I can't think of a better excuse to celebrate with a bottle of Chinese beer Tsingtao! Goes great with a Chinese takeaway too!

lager from china

The Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks were a real revelation - a crisp alternative made from rice and peas, and they are delicious! It's weird because you can taste the peas, but they don't taste like peas at the same time? I know that doesn't make any sense.... maybe you should just try them to see what I mean!

healthy crisp alternatives

The Clarks Carob Fruit Syrup is a natural sweetener that can be used as an alternative to sugar in drinks and baking... I don't generally have sugar in tea (there are words for people who do but I won't use them here), but I use plenty in baking so it'll be good to have an alternative!

alternative to sugar

I'll admit, I'm a little wary of the Slim Noodles.... I have this ingrained suspicion that anything with the word 'slim' in the name is just gonna taste awful.... BUT I have been assured by many that have tried these that they're actually not that bad, so will be cooking them up (does only take two minutes after all!) with my leftover Amoy sauce this weekend!

food for diets

The Fruit Bowl Blackcurrant Flakes are perfect for the kids lunchboxes - the little ones love these!

great lunch box ideas

All in all, another pretty successful box if you ask me - containing some things I instantly love, some things I'd have never tried but will do so now that the opportunity has come my way, and some things that aren't really for me but will be appreciated by many others!

If you want to try one of these fab food subscription boxes, Degustabox are currently offering a huge £6 off the price of your first box if you enter the code BLDEG15 at the checkout!

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