5 August 2016

Degustabox July 2016

I always look forward to the arrival of my monthly Degustabox, but usually I have a couple of hints of what to expect when exploring the contents. I may not always know exactly what products will be included but I usually have a pretty good idea about brands and sometimes it's possible to make a pretty educated guess from that alone.

This time, however, the goodies within were kept a complete surprise - so the whole receiving and unboxing become a much more exciting treat! Like a mini foodie Christmas!

Here are the mystery goodies I found in my box this month:

Sarson's Balsamic Vinegar (RRP £1.99) - My boyfriend uses an inordinate amount of vinegar. He puts it on everything. He dips sandwiches in it. Its disgusting. He can go through one of these sized bottles of Sarson's malt vinegar in a week. Balsamic vinegar, which is perfectly appropriate for dipping and drizzing, he wont touch - so this one is all mine!

Rowtree's Fruit Pastilles Infusions (RRP £1.29) - I fully meant to take these home to share with the kids but I opened the packet to try them and before I knew it, they were all gone! #oops These were great though, felt ever so slightly more 'grown up' than devouring a full packet of regular Fruit Pastilles!

ALO Aloe Vera Drink (RRP £2.45) - The taste of this was really nice actually, very sweet - but I don't think I could get used to the 'bits' in it (aloe vera pulp), no matter how good it is for you! It didn't help that one of my colleagues likened the bottle to a snowglobe - you shake it up and can see all the pulpy bit floating about in the bottle! Would be great at anyone that doesn't have my reservations about bumpy bits though!

Jodans Swiss Style Muesli (RRP £2.79) - I know Jordans are a well-loved name in the quality cereals world, but I'm not a big fan of Muesli so I made a gift of this to my dad who loves the stuff and he assured me it was delicious!

Itsu Crispy Seaweed Thins (RRP £1.00) - These seaweed snacks are super healthy - low in calories and packed with iron, zinc, B12 and iodine - so I'd love to say that I like them, but sadly it wasn't to be! A couple of people in the office found them more palatable then I did, so these have been distributed amongst those healthy types!

Felix Gerkhins (RRP £2.15) - Another one I've donated to a more appreciative home - my brother and his family love these!

Bahlsen Choco Leibniz (RRP £0.40) - My dad used to get these biscuits regularly but I haven't seen them in a while so it was really nice to see them pop back up in my life! The handy mini-pack of two biscuits will help prevent me getting through too many too quickly! The chocolate coating is thicker than you'd find on most biscuits - delicious!

Seabrooks Lattice Food Heroes (RRP £1.99) - Seabrooks make the best crisps, and I'm not just saying that because they're from Bradford, We used to visit the factory on school trips. Some of their better flavours of old can be a little tricky to track down but it's nice to see new products too! We all loved the Chorizo lattices in the office!

Rejuvenation Water (RRP £1.89) - I've had this amino-acid-enriched flaroured spring water before, but I wasn't overly keen on the previous flavour. The sweet Spanish Orange variety is right up my street!

Cracker Drinks (RRP £1.50) - I thought I'd have to fight the kids for the juice but turns out they weren't overkeen on the idea of coconut in it, so I had it all to myself! I loved the tropical combo of Pinapple, Coconut and Lime, made me think of sunny exotic beaches rather than the grey Yorkshire summer I was drinking it in!

Brookside Chocolates (RRP £3.40) - Sadly I never got to try these as I passed them to the children on the back on the car on a long drive and by the time we reached out destination they were all gone! They loved these chocolate covered berries and have been asking if we can get them again!

Berrywhite Sparkling Drinks (RRP £1.59 each) - These were my favourites of the drinks included this month, especially that Lemon and Ginger one!

QCumber (RRP £1.35) - I wasn't entirely convinced by the idea of a cucumber based drink, but this was actually surprisingly nice - light and refreshing. It's be perfect for a number of cocktails but as I had mine at work it was sadly alcohol-free!

If you sign up now with the code BLDEG15 you can save a whopping £7 off your first box, that's even better than half price!

1 comment

  1. I wasn't a fan of the seaweed either. I wanted to be but BLEH.

    Corinne x


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