I am a sucker for watching unboxing videos and one that I love the most is the Degustabox unboxings so when I got offered to review a box I jumped at the chance. Here is what I got in my June Degustabox.
If you are like our household whenever you see new food items to try you jump on it so having a surprise box full of goodies, Even more perfect this box came at just the right time literally on the day we were moving house so it came in even handier. We have now had a chance to sample everything so I can tell you all about them.
Sadly my Belgian Butters Waffle Crisps arrived damaged but they were still usable so rather than bother Degustabox (as I know they offer changes on damaged products) , I instead decided to get creative. I served these with vanilla ice cream crumbled over the top and they were delicious. Really creamy and with a nice crunch to them. I would definitely try these again but with a nice cup of tea. These delicious Belgian biscuits are definite worth the £1.10 price tag.
I was mega excited to find a box of Smooze I have got these from Sainsbury before just the plain coconut ones and they were heavenly. The mango flavour were just as delicious and I now want to try all the different flavours. As these are made with fruit and coconut milk they are 100% vegan which is fantastic, although I am not vegan I do try to cut back on dairy sometimes and coconut milk is so lush. These are £2.50 and you get 5 in a box but if you are like me and the Mr they wont last very long in the freezer.
The product of the month in the box was these Yogurt coated Butterkist. We got a large bag and as they are also available in a multipack we got a sample size too. We tucked into the big bag while watching films snuggled up on the sofa and I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure I was going to like it but the popcorn actually tasted more like chocolate than yogurt and was really creamy and light. The Mr took the mini bag to work in a packed lunch it really is a mini bag so probably more suitable for children but still a great snack. A large bag retails at £1.49 and I really do think it is worth it.
Next up was some fancy looking Zeo Cloudy Lemonade this bottle makes lemonade look like a real treat and a half. The lemons are blended with spring water and oils which means it is actually healthy too! Weirdly this had an after taste kind of like shandy which I liked but if you're not a fan of that kind of flavour then maybe this one isn't for you. I did really enjoy this lemonade but at £2.50 a bottle I don't think I will be buying it myself. The bottle is really nice thought and did go into the recycling.
The Organic Shirataki Miracle Noodles were not listed on the box so they were a little added extra I have looked them up though and they would usually cost around £2.49 I love these kind of noodles they go great in stir frys or even on salads. On the recipe card there was a green Thai curry that would also be really nice with these noodles in. Amoy Coconut Milk is no stranger to our cupboard and always welcomed back. We are going to use this tin to make our own smooze style ice lollies this weekend which we have done before mixed with cinnamon. This tin usually retails at £1.99 and can be used in Thai curries, alternatives to milks and much more. We always have at least one tin of coconut milk in our cupboard as a staple.
We are big burger fans in the Kaos household and so these are the perfect combination for us. We often buy mince and separate it into freezer bags which is great when it comes to taking out to make different meals, One we love to make is burgers and seasoning your meat can make all the difference to a bland burger and an awesome burger. I really enjoyed using the grill mates sachet as it gave the burgers that extra flavour. This usually retails at £1.49. The Branston spicy tomato relish we have had before. I really like this relish as it has a little spicy kick but isn't too hot which means you can use it on burgers, in wraps and on sandwiches. This usually costs £1.65 but I have seen it come up on offer in some stores,
I freaking love vinegar so was stoked to see pickled onions in the box. I had never tried Haywards Silverskin Onions before but I added them to a salad for a little kick of flavour and they were really good I would get them again. They weren't too tangy so the Mr liked them too, This usually costs £1.89. Also super handy were these Sacla basil pesto pots they are an easy quick serving to add to pasta or even use as a little dipper for a garlic bread starter like we did when we had spaghetti the other day. If you are a pesto fan you could even put a little platter together for as work lunch to enjoy away from home, Although they were handy at £2.79 I think I would rather just stick to a regular jar of pesto which can be used again and again for half the price,
I forgot to picture it but there was also a Marston King Star Craft beer which was a well earned treat for Mr Kaos when he got home from a long day at his new job. He enjoyed it and said it was a nice strong tasting beer and for the price £1.70 was a reasonable beer. I would like to try some more from this range.
The last item in the box was this Bakedin Chocolate mug brownie. It was really easy to make and as I have a sweet tooth was a great desert for me when Mr Kaos didn't want one. I was extra cheeky and added a scoop of vanilla ice cream to mine after it was cooked just to have that warm brownie and creamy cold ice cream combo. I have seen some mug brownies for around a £1 and this one is £1.50 although I do think this was much better than the ones I had tried before and for the price you and ease of use you just can't complain.
So altogether the items at retail would have come to £20.85 and Degustabox is only £12.99 a month but you can get a saving on your first box by using the code I gave out in the video. A bargain for any family who want to try new meal ideas.
What do you think of Degustabox? Have you tried any of these products?
*Items were gifted for review but all opinions are my own