Degustabox November Review

Degustabox November Review cover

Yes I am well aware that it is January and I’m doing a November review. You may remember when I did the October review back in December, I said I had been off my food (due to my little arrival later this year), so wasn’t so much on the case as I had been in previous months. So now I’m playing catch up! I’ve got this one to review as well as the December one so expect lots of Degustabox-ness over the coming weeks! Plus the January box will be arriving before I know it for me to try!

So if you’re a regular reader you’ll know a fair bit about the Degustabox. I talked about in detail in my first review back in August so check out that if you want to know more info. You can also see my previous monthly reviews here: September and October. So, without further ado, let’s get onto my Degustabox November review*…

Degustabox November Review headshot

So this was what was inside the box this month. As you can see, it is pretty jam-packed! I was excited to check out all the products included.

Degustabox November Review out flat

And here are the contents all laid out. I’m sure you’ll agree, it is a great selection this month!

Degustabox November Review info sheet

So, as every box does, here is the information card that is included. I find it really handy to have, to know about the products a bit more and to also know how much the products would cost if I went on to buy them.

Degustabox November Review merry christmas

So the box comes towards the end of the month that it is for, so this one came towards the end of November. I thought it was nice to have a little festive message included, and I liked the art work. Now, let’s get on to the product reviews!

The Review

Cadbury Picnic Bites

RRP £1.99

Degustabox November Review picnic bites 1

As usual, the chocolate product is first to be tried! I’m not going to lie, when I am looking to buy a chocolate bar, a Picnic wouldn’t be my first choice. However, I did really enjoy these bite size Picnic pieces. They’re just the right combo of flavours, and this is a perfect bag to share. Although I could have happily eaten the whole bag to myself too! Therefore, I would buy these again for sure.

 

Filippo Berio Classic Pesto

RRP £2

Degustabox November Review pesto

So those eagle-eyed of you may have noticed that this pesto wasn’t included on the information sheet for some reason. However, it was in my box so I’m going to review it anyway. I’m a teeny-weeny bit obsessed with pasta at the moment, perhaps it is a craving. So when I saw this pesto in the box I was really pleased as I knew it would be a perfect combo with my pasta. And it didn’t disappoint! The flavour was great. And because there is just the 2 of us, we only needed half a jar at a time. I would happily repurchase this product.

 

Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil

RRP £3

Degustabox November Review tuna

So you may remember in a previous box I was sent some tuna, and I’m really not a tuna eater! Therefore, that means my other half has to be the taste tester for this product. This tuna claims to be made from the best tuna and selected olive oil, and my Husband agreed it tasted great. I personally wouldn’t repurchase it, but I’m sure he would happily have it again.

 

Dalston’s Fizzy Apple

RRP £1.89

Degustabox November Review fizzy apple

This fizzy apple drink is full of different types of apples picked from farms in Kent. When drinking it, I didn’t find it to be as fizzy as I was expecting, but there was a little touch of fizz to it. It reminded me of more of an apple juice taste than a fizzy apple pop, but was nice enough in taste. However, it wasn’t so good that I would rush out to buy it again in a hurry.

 

Taylors of Harrogate – Cocoa Superior Colombia

RRP £4.49

Degustabox November Review coffee

So, again, this is a product I couldn’t try – I’m doing my best to avoid caffeine as much as possible during my pregnancy. I’m also not a coffee drinker, although this sounded amazing – that chocolate and caramel taste combo is just up my street. And finally, we don’t own a cafetière in our house. So it seemed as though we just weren’t destined to try this product! However, if I do spot a cafetière whilst out on my travels, I will pick one up. As I think my husband would really enjoy this coffee, and I would too once the bubba is here!

 

Kallo Organic Stock Pots – Chicken

RRP £1.80

Degustabox November Review stock

Another item included in this months box was these stock pots. I was sent the chicken flavour, but it also comes in beef and vegetable flavours too. They are made with organic and natural high-quality ingredients and can be used in soups and stews, as well as with pasta and noodles. I really like the fact that these are gluten-free and don’t contain any artificial nasties. There are 4 pots in the pack, and they make your food taste great. No complaints from me.

 

Filippo Berio Fennel and Garlic Crostini

RRP £1.32

Degustabox November Review crostini

Another product from Felipo Berio that wasn’t included on the information card! This baked bread snack flavoured with fennel and garlic with olive oil was a bit of a winner in our house. Not only do these taste yummy, they contain less fat than fried crisps and are actually a source of fibre! I love snacks with a bit of a crunch, and these certainly offer that. I would definitely like these again.

 

Propercorn Perfectly Sweet Popcorn

RRP £0.89

Degustabox November Review popcorn

Just like the chocolate, this popcorn was also one of the first items to be eaten in this box! I knew that I would enjoy this snack as I have had it before, so was pleased to see it. PROPERCORN state that their popcorn is delicious and guilt free, as well as not containing any nasties. I really like the taste of this popcorn – you can taste the sweetness, but it isn’t too sickly sweet and over the top like some popcorn can be. I also really like the packaging. I would definitely buy it again.

 

The Jelly Bean Factory Super Sour’s

RRP £1.79

Degustabox November Review jelly beans

I love jelly beans, and I love sour sweets so this product was a winner for me! Full of 9 sour flavours, from sour orange to sour cola, I just couldn’t resist munching on a few of these bad boys at a time. I was also impressed that they didn’t contain gelatine, which I assumed most jelly sweets did.  Therefore vegetarians can enjoy them too! I will definitely look out for these again to satisfy my sour sweet craving.

 

The English Provender Co.’s Caramelised Red Onion Chutney

RRP £1.99

Degustabox November Review chutney

I am such a big fan of caramelised red onion chutney, and have been since my sister-in-law got me into it a few years back. In fact, at any given time, there is a jar of this stuff in the house, I definitely can’t be without! So I was super grateful to be sent this, to make sure we have a good stash. Most of the time, I tend to pick this up from whichever supermarket I happen to be in, so there isn’t a specific brand I normally go for. I really liked this one, going perfectly with cheese and crackers, or on a cheesy jacket potato. I would happily repurchase this product.

 

Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch

RRP £2

Degustabox November Review fruit crunch

I had never come across this brand before, but I must say the first thing I noticed about this product was the fab festive packaging! I haven’t had a nut mix in a while, but used to love the combo of nuts, raisins and of course chocolate when I was younger. I’m not going to lie, I would often sit and pick out all of the chocolate chips before throwing in a few raisins and nuts too before anyone clocked me. This product also threw in some cranberries to the mix and that worked really well. I must say, I didn’t really get a look in with this product, as my hubster enjoyed it so much! But what I did get to try, I really enjoyed. I would buy this again (and hope I would get a bit more this time!).

 

Weetabix Additions Apple and Raisin

RRP £2.99

Degustabox November Review weetabix

I’ve enjoyed Weetabix for breakfast for as long as I can remember. It’s a great product and I enjoy it with a bit of cold milk and a sprinkling of sugar on top. I also used to like the mini Weetabix too. So when I discovered this product in the box this month, I was intrigued to see how it tasted compared to the original. And it was super yummy! I like the flavour combination of apple, raisins and cinnamon anyway, and it seemed to work well with the Weetabix. It was nice to have a bit of variety with the product. If I saw this item in a shop, I would buy it again.

 

Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cakes

RRP £1.39

Degustabox November Review ryvita

These rye cakes are made with popped wholegrain rye, and are high in fibre as well as being low in fat – meaning they make a great snack! I’ve always liked Ryvita with a bit of butter on them, but can sometimes find that they can be a bit dry. These were actually really good and I definitely think I’m going to see what other toppings people have on theirs to inspire me. I would happily buy again.

 

ALO

RRP £1.99

Degustabox November Review alo

I’m really sorry to say this, but I am yet to try this drink. Ever since I did the Clean9 a few years back, and nearly vommed every time I had to drink the aloe gel, I’ve had a bit of a weird phobia of it. I have gone time and time again to try this drink, but just haven’t been brave enough to try! I’m well aware that aloe vera is really good for you, and has lots of health benefits. I’ll try my best to have this as soon as possible, and I’m sure it probably tastes quite good combined with the apple! I will let you know in the December review.

Don’t forget, if you use the code ‘UNW4A’ you can get £7 off your first order.

So that was what I thought of the products. Which would you like to try? Let me know in the comments!

Until next time…

Jean xoxo

 

*I was very kindly sent this box free of charge in exchange of a review. However, all opinions are my own and I would never share something I didn’t love with you. Please note that if you go on to get a Degustabox, its contents might vary slightly from mine.

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20 Comments

  1. robin rue
    January 15, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    Look at all that good stuff in there. This sounds like an awesome subscription box and I think I would use most of the things in there.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 15, 2018 / 7:54 pm

      It really is! 😀

  2. January 15, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    Cadburry has some amazingly yummy goodies! This box was loaded with awesome stuff.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 15, 2018 / 9:10 pm

      They really do! Love chocolate 😋 it was ☺️

  3. January 15, 2018 / 11:31 pm

    That box has a little of everything and it all looks so good. I would love to try that Propercorn it would be my favorite part of the box.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 15, 2018 / 11:33 pm

      It really was a great mix and the popcorn was one of my fave things!

  4. January 16, 2018 / 12:02 am

    Sounds like you got a good spread of the products for the month of November! I really like that it’s a mix of sweet and savory. The pest sounds great! I am a huge fan of pesto!

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 16, 2018 / 6:40 am

      Yeah, it’s a great combo of products 😊

  5. January 16, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    Oh this box sounds great! So many fun products to try.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 16, 2018 / 9:57 pm

      Absolutely x

  6. January 16, 2018 / 8:55 pm

    I love when I get packages to my house! It would be so hard for me to decide what to try first>

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 16, 2018 / 9:58 pm

      Me too, it’s so fun!

  7. Jeanine Macintosh
    January 17, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    This box looks amazing. My hubs would be into all of it in seconds. Great post

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 17, 2018 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks! Mine is the same x

  8. January 17, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Ooh, it all looks delicious! I love getting mail — it would make me so happy to have this delivered to my door! haha! x

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 17, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      It’s like the most exciting day of the month for me! X

  9. January 18, 2018 / 3:14 am

    This looks like a really fun subscription box! I love getting them!

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 18, 2018 / 6:47 am

      It’s a great box to get monthly 😊

  10. Angela Ricardo Bethea
    January 18, 2018 / 2:16 pm

    This looks like a great subscription box. Lots of delicious foods. I really love to get mine.

    • asseenonjean@outlook.com
      January 18, 2018 / 2:45 pm

      It’s a fab one 🙂