So it’s that time again! You might remember my last Degustabox post was a double whammy…well here’s another one for you! Apologies it’s taken a while again but I’m definitely finding it hard approaching the end of this pregnancy and keeping up with this blog. However, I am hoping once I’m on maternity leave I might be able to find the time to do some more posts so long as the new bubba is well-behaved! If you want to find out more about the previous boxes, you can find my reviews here: August,Â September,Â October,Â Â NovemberÂ andÂ December and January. So here you go you lovely lot, here is my Degustabox February and March review*…
Before we start though…
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So here was February’s box!
And these are the items all spread out to see.
As usual the helpful information card was inside the box. The items in this box are designed for a perfect family night in.
Right, now let’s get onto the items that were contained in the box…
Primrose’s Kitchen Raw Beetroot and Ginger Muesli
This item was the ‘product of the month’ inside the box. The muesli combines fresh English beetroot, zingy ginger, British gluten-free oats and virgin coconut oil. It also contains nuts, seeds, psyllium husk and chia. Whilst the item isn’t something I would normally go for, I did quite enjoy it. I’m trying my best to eat healthily and this product allowed me to do so. The only thing that puts me off is that the price seems quite a lot for a box cereal that isn’t even that big. I guess I would buy it again but only if it was on special offer.
Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites
So the flavour I received in my box was the sunflower pretzel bites – superseeds. This snack is just like the classic pretzel, but made with ingredients such as spelt and quinoa. That means they’re better for you! In fact they’re a source of fibre and protein and contain less than 100 calories a portion. The hubster and I enjoyed these pretzels and would happily buy them again!
Dr. Karg’s Organic Emmental Cheese and Pumpkin Seed Crispbread
These crispbreads are made from pumpkin seeds and plenty of Emmental cheese. They are organic and contain natural fibre as well as no additives. I must admit I couldn’t bring myself to try these as I really can’t stand Emmental cheese. But the hubster seemed to work his way through the packet easily enough and enjoyed the product. For me personally, I wouldn’t repurchase this item.
RRP 2 x Â£1.29
These sweets are a new addition to HARIBO’s range, bursting with fruit flavour but containing 30% less sugar than regular fruit gum sweets. The sweets are a combination of fruit shaped and smiley faced pieces in strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, orange, apple and lemon flavours. I was sent 2 bags of these sweets and it was a good job! They definitely satisfied my sweet tooth and I felt a bit better knowing they were a little healthier than similar sweets. I couldn’t tell this from the taste though so that is a real bonus. I would happily repurchase these bad boys.
Tootsie Roll Midgees
Believe it or not, these sweets have been going since 1896 and I’ve never tried them before! So I was happy to see them in my box. They’re a retro style american sweet that’s perfect for sharing. They’re peanut free and gluten-free. To me they tasted pretty nice and the Hubs enjoyed them too. I would repurchase them if I spotted them, but wouldn’t go out of my way looking for them.
KITKAT Chunky New York Cheesecake
RRP Â£0.65 each
The box included 2 of these KITKATs, and if I’m honest, I couldn’t wait to try them. I love a KITKAT chunky at the best of times, and seeing the word ‘cheesecake’ combined with KITKAT made me so hungry at the thought! And yes, it was a pretty yummy bar. Of course, not something that you could eat all the time, but a lovely little treat for sure. I would happily repurchase.
Emily Crisps – Crunchy Red Apple
Emily Crisps have a range of different fruit and vegetable crisps in many different flavours, and I was sent the crunchy red apple variety. They are gluten-free and one of your five a day. I was pleasantly surprised with these as they tasted nice but also gave a bit of a different texture to what you expect. They are literally apple combined with oil and are super crispy! Obviously a much healthier alternative to your usual packet of crisps. I would happily repurchase this item and would be interested to try the different flavours.
The Protein Ball Co. Cherry + Almond
RRP 2 x Â£1.99
So these balls contain raw pitted dates, free range egg white protein, juicy sultanas and sour cherries. Designed to taste like cherry bakewells with a high amount of protein and general healthiness. I found these ok as a snack but wouldn’t say I fell in love with them. I wouldn’t really go out of my way to repurchase them again.
True Nopal Cactus Water
This drink is inspired by the desert and is made from the prickly pear which grows on the Nopal cactus. This water provides 100% natural hydration and contains no added sugar, sweeteners or preservatives. It also has half the calories of coconut water. This drink was quite refreshing and is a little bit different to what I would normally drink. However I wouldn’t say I loved it and probably wouldn’t feel the need to repurchase it.
Right then, so let’s get onto March’s box!
So this was March’s box!
And here is a better view of the items.
Here is the information sheet provided inside the box.
And on the other side is a cute Easter recipe using one of the items from the box.
Right then, let’s get onto the review of the March box…
Shreddies Max Granola
This granola combines crunchy oat pieces with the original Shreddies pieces. They are made from 74% whole grain and are high in fibre as well as being a good source of protein. I enjoyed this cereal and it was a great start to my day! I would happily buy again if this cereal was on special offer.
Ribena Pineapple and Passionfruit
Inside the box was this tropical squash from Ribena. The squash contains no added sugar and there are less than 15 calories per 250ml serving. I’ve always been a fan of the original Ribena so was looking forward to giving this squash a go. I enjoyed the fruity taste and it was a nice alternative to the usual flavour. I would happily repurchase.
Mr Lee’s Noodles – Hong Kong Street Beef
I was sent the Hong Kong Street Beef flavour noodles, however this item comes in 5 other flavours too. These noodles in a cup are gluten-free, low in sugar, low in saturated fats and calories and don’t contain any nasties! Freeze-dried ingredients are used to lock in nutrients and flavour so that the noodles are as good as possible once cooked. As a noodle fan I was looking forward to trying this snack. I’m all about quick and easy food, which these were – you literally add boiling water and wait 3 minutes before eating. They did taste quite nice but were a little spicy for me despite stating that they were mild. I really liked the packaging of these, and would happily buy again but would like to try some of the other flavours.
Hafervoll Flapjack Limited Lebkuchen
This item is made from 100% natural oats and doesn’t contain added sugar or chemical additives. They are handmade and over baked and are great for on the go. This flapjack tasted nice enough and it was good to know how natural it was. However I think the price is a bit steep for the small size of the bar so I wouldn’t rush out to repurchase this item.
Appy Kids Co Roald Dahl Fruit Drinks – Mixed Berries Fruit Drink
These drinks come in various flavours and are covered in characters from Roald Dahl’s books including Matilda, the BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They are vegan approved and low in calories as well as containing no GMOs, gluten, added sugars or artificial preservatives. These are obviously designed with kids in mind, but because my child is yet to be born, I had to drink these myself (a chore, I know!). And I must say I really enjoyed them! The flavour was great and they are really handy for on the go. Plus, I can imagine kids enjoying the fact that they are covered with some of their favourite book characters. I would happily repurchase.
Canny 100% Natural Chocolate Milk
This chocolate milk is refined sugar-free and gluten-free as well as being a good source of calcium. I do enjoy a bit of chocolate milk so was excited to try this drink. However, I just couldn’t take to the flavour. Perhaps it is because it is so natural in comparison to the other chocolate milk I enjoy, I’m not sure. So therefore I wouldn’t buy this again.
Smarties and Milkybar Mixed Mini Eggs
So this item was ‘product of the month’ inside the box. The bag contained a mix of smartie and milkybar eggs, and is designed for family sharing. I did share these with the Hubster, however I could have happily eaten the whole bag myself – they were so yummy! They were a great Easter treat and I would happily buy them again.
Cirio Pasta Sauce
This pasta sauce was another item in the box. Made from premium peeled plum tomatoes, it is designed to be a quick pasta sauce. As pasta sauces go, it tasted pretty good and I would happily buy it again.
Encona Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce
This is a scorching hot chilli sauce, combining the world’s hottest chilli pepper with tomatoes and spices. It can be used in a range of ways such as a “challenge”, a marinade, or added to soups or one-pot dishes.Â I must admit, I just couldn’t bring myself to try this item as I’m the biggest loser when it comes to spices (after all, I have to go for plain chicken at Nandos!). I’m sure it would taste great to spice lovers though, it’s just not for me!
Tenzing Natural Energy
This drink is made from 6 natural ingredients – green coffee, guarana, green tea, Himalayan rock salt, beet sugar and lemon juice. It contains no artificial nasties and there are only 55 calories a can. I liked the fact that this drink was so natural, but the flavour combination just wasn’t for me. Therefore, I wouldn’t buy it again.
Cheesestrings Snack Mix
RRP Â£1.00 each
So as an extra special gift, I was sent all 3 flavours of these snack mixes to try. I also got a full price voucher to repurchase my favourite flavour combo. These packs are designed to be the perfect after school snack, combining 3 different sections. These variants are a crunchy cracker, real cheese cubes and a sweet treat. I liked the idea behind this fun snack and think kids would too. They tasted pretty good as an alternative to other snacking and it was nice to try the different variations. I think they’re more designed with children than adults in mind so am not sure I would repurchase for myself.
So this was what I thought of the items from both boxes. What would you want to try out of them? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…
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