8 July 2016

Degustabox June 2016 - BBQ Box

Summer is here, the sun is out (sometimes!) - it's definitely barbecue season!

Thankfully, the heroes at Degustabox have crammed this months box filled with top items for summer entertaining - including the perfect drinks and accompaniments for those food-filled sunny afternoons!

Haywards Silverskin Onions (RRP £1.89) - My dad is a huge fan of all things pickled, and meals at his are always served alongside a range of jars. This lil jar of pickled onions was my gift to him, on the understanding that he has to cook for me soon.

Branston Spicy Tomato Relish (RRP £1.65) - Obviously this was included because it's SO good on barbecued burgers, but to be fair it's really good on a whole bunch of other stuff too - my sauce of the summer!

Amoy Coconut Milk (RRP £1.99) - I've not used the coconut milk as yet as including this in a meal will take a degree of cooking concentration that I just don't have after work in the evening! The weekend is just around the corner though!

Schwartz Homemade Burger Mix (RRP £1.49) - This is a packet of stuff to make your home made burgers even tastier. I haven't made home made burgers in years (lazy!) but this gives me the perfect excuse to give them another go!

Zeo Cloudy Lemonade (RRP £2.75) - Cloudy lemonade is THE BEST THING on really hot days, and as the Zeo one as all natural ingredients and is low in sugar, I don't have to feel too bad about letting the kids have some too!

Sacla Pesto Pots (RRP £2.79) - I love Pesto. Love it. But sadly, not everyone in the house shares my adoration so I often find that a full jar won't all get used in an appropriate time frame. These little pots are perfect as there'll be less waste!

Butterkist Yogurt Coated Popcorn (RRP £1.49) - Many happy childhood memories include the amazing Butterkist toffee popcorn, which is still one of my favourite treats. The new Yogurt coated version is not as good as the tooth-rotting toffee variety, but is still grand and certainly feels a lot healthier!

Bakedin Mug Brownie Mix (RRP £1.50) - It may surprise no one that this was my favourite product in the box this time round. The mug brownie took less than two minutes to make and created no washing up other than the one mug. The packet suggests a scoop of ice-cream for extra awesomeness but I didn't have any handy so had it on it's on, and it was still pretty darn awesome!

Wychwood King Star lager (RRP £1.70) - I do like lager, and think it's a great barbecue beverage, but I wasn't blown away by this one unfortunately. I'd drink it again, but wouldn't go out of my way to do so.

Miracle Noodles (RRP £2.49) - These are WEIRD! Like, I'm sure the actual product (a totally healthy noodle alternative) isn't actually that weird, but the packet sure feels it. Its full of water, which makes it feel like one of those weird kids squidgy toys you get in museum gift shops, and the noodles look a *bit* like they might attack you in your sleep..... but I'm sure they're grand once cooked!

Smooze Fruit Ice (RRP £2.50) - This is a freeze-at-home juice / ice lolly thingie that my little ones just adore - the mango and coconut flavour is exotically refreshing, and it's all natural ingredients too!
Perfect for a post-barbecue dessert that's not too heavy!

Destrooper-Olvier Waffle Crisps (RRP £1.10) - I love these Belgian butter biscuits! They're crisp and light and ever so tasty - a great accompaniment to tea, coffee, or ice cream (but brilliant just on their own too!)

A Degustabox subscription means a box like this one full of tasty treats will find its way to your door once a month. At £12.99 including delivery I think they're great value, as the RRP of the products inside always adds up to way more than the subscription costs, but for an extra good deal you can save a huge £7 off your first box if you enter the code BLDEG15 when purchasing!


  1. Those waffles look amazing.


  2. Brownies...hmmm...
    I need to get on this surprise-food-delivered-to-your-door wagon xx


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