Thursday, 7 August 2014

Degustabox July review and discount code

Last week my July Degustabox arrived. 
  If you haven't heard of Degustabox before, it is a monthly subscription box containing foodie items so you can discover new flavours every month. This is the 4th box I have received, you can also read my thoughts on the April , May and June boxes. 
As always delivery was great, I was kept informed of exactly when my parcel would arrive and it was packaged well with lots of bubble wrap protecting the contents.
Of course you want to know what was inside! The box was literally brimming with goodies!
Green and Blacks Lemon Bar I must admit I did a little squeal when I saw this. Green and Blacks is a brand I love already so I was more than happy to try the newest flavour. Made of 60% dark chocolate I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this bar of loveliness so I got baking a lemon sponge loaf cake and once it was cool I melted some of the chocolate and drizzled it over the top. Perfect combo! The chocolate is nice on it's own too, just a couple of squares satisfies a chocolate craving.
Hornsby's, Blueberry Cider Another brand I was happy to see after being introduced to it in a previous box. This time we were sent the Blueberry flavour. I am happy to report that this flavour is just as nice as the ones we tried before, these are the ideal drink for the warm snap we're having.

Maggi  A brand most of us are probably familiar with, I've used these in the past when I need a quick tasty meal, they are an ideal cupboard staple. The box contained 6 sachets from Maggi, I received Piri Piri Chicken, Beef and Ale Casserole, Cheesy Chicken and Leek Potato Bake and Oriental Soy and Garlic Chicken. I've not tried them yet but am looking forward to using these as I've been pleased with Maggi in the past.

Portlebay Popcorn I am really loving popcorn at the moment, it seems to be everywhere at the moment with all sorts of amazing flavours coming out and Portlebay and right up there. Made by a small crew down in Devon, this is a bit different from the usual popcorn. The box contained 3 flavours; Chilli and Lime, Kracklekorn and Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup. We took the Bacon and Maple Syrup flavour as a train snack when we went to the seaside and they are amazing! I have discovered a new favourite! The other flavours we are keeping for a movie night.
Zeo Drinks Different from the usual sticky soft drinks, Zeo is a crisp dry soft drink. The box contained 3 flavours; Burst, Zest and Crush. I am not a huge fizzy drink fan, but I really liked these and would definitely buy them again, they are not too sweet and sugary tasting, I imagine they would be really nice as a mixer too. My personal favourite was the Lime Zest.
Dr Oetker Eton Mess Sprinkles and Violet Crystals Another treat for bakers this month, this time in the form of sprinkles. I have two small boys(and a husband) who love sprinkles on their treats. The Violet Crystals are a really pretty colour and will be lovely on ice cream or cupcakes. The Eton Mess Sprinkles are meringue and freeze dried strawberries, I used them to make these frozen yoghurt lollies for the boys.
 Frank Bar Blueberry and Chocolate Bar A snack bar made from 100% natural ingredients that is free from gluten, nuts, dairy and refined sugars. This bar is actually good for you!! I'll be honest this isn't something I would generally buy as none of us have dietary restrictions but I have popped it into the changing bag as a snack for when we are out and about.

The Berry Company Special Tea Range Another thing I am enjoying at the moment is fruit teas both warm and iced so I was interested to see some tea from one of Europe's fastest growing drinks brands included. The Berry Company is a family fun business and the tea range is new. I received the White Tea with Peach and Lemon to try and I think it'll be ideal to have with breakfast. 

As usual this months box contained both familiar and new brands to me. I have discovered yet another brand that I must buy again(Portlebay) and the Maggi packs have given me some easy meal ideas for the coming weeks. Yet again the value of the box far exceeds the £12.95 price tag so if you enjoy trying new foods, it is well worth subscribing.

The lovely folks over at Degustabox are offering you all £3 off when you register with them. Simply go to their website and use the code F329G

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**I was sent this box to review but all opinions are my own**           

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