May 2021 DegustaBox : Review



About Degusta Box

Enjoy 10 to 15 products, many are completely new to the market! Receive your Degusta Box every month filled with goodies.

All for a cheaper price than you would pay in the shops!

This Months Sweet Treats!

This months theme is BBQ & Outdoor, so I couldn’t wait to open my box and see what the goodies were.

Whitworths
Protein by Nature Mexican Spicy Grains

About : Protein by Nature is a range of beans, pulses and grains that are naturally nutritious, ready-to-heat vegan pouches packed full of 20g plant protein and goodness, with flavours inspirations from around the world!Protein by Nature Mexican Spicy Grains can be enjoyed on their own or to spice up fajitas.

FB & IG: @WhitworthsUK

This was very interesting, as I had in my head it was rice but I knew it wasn’t.

The flavour of this was perfect, not too strong or too subtle. It was very easy to eat as it was extremely tasty.

I enjoyed this so much that I went out and got a few other packets, to have with my dinner after work.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pip Organic : Sparkling Lemon

About : Pip Organic Sparkling Lemon is a refreshing blend of not from concentrate organic fruit juices and sparkling water containing absolutely no added sugar or sweeteners. At under 75kcal this piptastic drink counts as 1 of your 5-a-day as well as giving you a refreshing tingle to your tastebuds!

FB @PipOrganic
IG @piporganiclondon

A new brand for me which I love, as I get to try something new and experience it for the first time.

Lets start with the labelling, its funky and stands-out and had a the graphics are very cool

The drink I was expecting maybe something a little sour but this was very nice, it was very refreshing and I finished it all. It did quench my thirst, and now a brand I would look out for to either get this again or check out their other products.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Graze : Smokey Barbecue Crunch

About : Smoky barbecue crunch is: High in fibre, Packed with veg and Suitable for vegans.

FB: @Grazeuk
IG: @grazedotcom

Due to this containing nuts, I had to let my parents try these and review them.

My mum loves Graze products, and now always has some in the kitchen.

She said these were very nice, the flavour of the BBQ was just perfect so you could get the taste of the nuts and the BBQ

Mums Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Telstar Caramelised mini Cookie Stars and Chocolate mini Cookie Stars

About : Developed and produced by our dedicated team at the nibnibs bakery in Yorkshire. An irresistible mini cookie that we hope compares favourably against traditional mini cookie favourites. We reduced the sugar without compromising taste and without the use of artificial sweeteners. The cookies are also palm oil free.

IG: @nibnibs_uk
FB @nibnobsyorkshire

Anything cookie always catches my eye and I can’t wait to eat, so lets see if these tasted as good as the packaging makes them out to be.

Lets start with the packaging, its bright, simple and eye catching now to dig in

I started with the chocolate one, this is very light, and has an ok chocolate taste and a good crunch. I was surprised at how tasty these are, as they are only 90 calories.

Next was the plain cookies, just like the chocolate one these also had a nice taste, and crunch and again really addictive and only 88 calories.

For something low in calories these pack a great flavour, and highly recommended.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Knorr : Rosemary & Onion Seasoning

About : Use Knorr Seasoning Blends to create a delicious, no added salt plant-based dish. It’s ideal for a sweet potato, salad, roasted vegetables, vegetable stew, delicious sauce, tasty soup or any other exciting dish you want to try. Knorr Seasoning Blends, joining the Knorr Veggie Cook’s Essentials range with all the flavour.

FB +IG @Knorruk

I have used this a few times with a few dishes I have made for my dinner, this really was very very nice.

I think this would be nice on a warm fresh Focaccia….so I will try it out soon and let you know.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nairn’s Spicy Oatcakes

About : Cheese & Chipotle is an exciting new flavour, but they still have all of the benefits that you expect from Nairn’s Oatcakes. Packed with fibre to keep your gut healthy, full of vitamins and minerals and a great source of slow
releasing energy – plus 125 years of Nairn’s expertise!

FB +IG @NairnsOatcakes

Oatcakes are something I really like, but never for some reason have as I always mean to buy some….and I saw these when I opened my box and went ohhhhhh

Firstly the flavour of these jumped right out at me “Cheese & Smoky Chipotle” these sounded good.

I tried these on their own first, so I could do a proper review and I also tried these with some cheese.

These are so good! even just on their own you get a lovely subtle cheese flavour followed by the chipotle flavour. These were also just as good with cheese, but as I said not needed as they are really really nice.

I highly recommend these.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brioche Pasquier : Brioche Rolls

About : Our Brioche Rolls are soft, fluffy, light and great for both sweet and savoury recipes. Baked using quality ingredients,including our original levain, with no added preservatives.

FB: @uk.briochepasquier
IG: @pasquier_uk

Yum yum yum yum yum! did I say yum enough?

Yup these are that good and everything I have tried from Pasquier has been amazing!

I love the brand and the products and HIGHLY recommend you check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Not Too Naughty Mini Cookies

IG: @nibnibs_uk
FB @nibnobsyorkshire

Woohoo more cookies this was great for me as you can’t have enough cookies 🙂

Again the first thing I noticed was how low the calories were for this, and how nice the graphics and fonts on the branding were.

Now taste time..

Just like the other cookies in this months box, these had a great taste, texture and crunch and again very addictive.

Again these are something that I would easily buy again, as they are light and a great low calorie snack.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hellmann’s Fat Free Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

About : Hellmann’s Fat Free Original salad dressing is a delicious classic recipe combining herbs, garlic and red peppers. With only 7 calories per tablespoon, this fat free vinaigrette is perfect for creating tasty, healthy dishes. It is made with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is suitable for vegans.

FB+IG: @Hellmansuk

I am not a salad person, so unfortunately this wasn’t for me so again I gave to my parents to try with their salad.

They said adding this to a boring salad made a massive difference, it added a really lovely flavour to it and they enjoyed the salad much much more.

Their Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bertolli : Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray

About : Our Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray is perfect to add a fruity aroma to dishes like salads, marinades, and pasta. Made using only 100% extra virgin olive oil and no additives, the spray is propellant free, using only pure air to dispense evenly the right amount of oil needed.

FB: @BetrolliOliveOil
IG: @Betrollioliveoiluk

As you know I have taking up cooking to do more recipes to add to my blog, so when I got this I had to try it out when I was making some dishes.

This was really good stuff, just a few sprays and done and was perfect for all my dishes.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hershey’s : Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bar

Ohh something from Hershey’s and it was the Cookies ‘n’ Cream, this is one I have not tried before so I was looking forward to this.

I have to admit some of Hershey’s products taste ok and some taste really good, so I was hoping this would be really good.

Do you know what this reminded me of? a Milky bar with cookie bits through it…it had the exact taste of a Milky bar.

Yeah it was nice but white chocolate is not my first choice, its always dark but this was very nice and finished in one sitting.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Graze : Cocoa Vanilla Protein Oat Bite

About : Cocoa vanilla protein oat bites: 45% less sugar than the average cereal bar, high in fibre, source of protein, suitable for vegans, made from whole rolled oats

FB: @Grazeuk
IG: @grazedotcom

I love a good cereal bar, ones that are light but actually have a flavour to them which to be honest is very rare.

This was actually ok, it had a nice texture and an ok flavour.

For me personally I wish it had a slightly stronger cocoa flavour, but thats just me and my sweet tooth talking.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hippeas : Chickpea Tortilla Snacks

About : Chips just got Hip. HIPPEAS tortilla chickpea snacks are vegan, gluten free, and contain 7g of protein and 2g of fibre per single serve bag (40g).

FB: @Hippeas_snacks
IG: @Hippeas_snacks_uk

I have had some Hippeas products before, and always liked them so when I saw this and its flavour I was very very very intrigued.

I popped open the bag and ohh a nice smell, now tasting time.

Ohhh these were so good! they had that great tortilla crisp texture and a lovely flavour that wasn’t overpowering.

Is it bad to say that these were finished before I even noticed they were finished, I guess my hand just kept reaching in and out and in and out 🙂

Highly recommend!!!!!! I will be getting these again!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Echo Falls : Blueberry

About : The new Echo Falls rosé seltzers (4.5% ABV) come in at 69 calories per can and are available in three refreshing flavours: Blueberry & Hibiscus, Strawberry & Pink Pepper, and Raspberry, Lychee & Rose. These lightly flavoured seltzers are the perfect summer tipple, available in Asda and independent stores.

FB: @Echofallswine
IG: @echo_falls

Ohh something new again for me, and it looked and sounded good so I chilled it and had it with my dinner.

I took a sip and hmm I took another, this was interesting.

This was very light, and had a subtle blueberry flavour but refreshing at the same time….personally and this is a personal thing I would have preferred if it had a stronger blueberry flavour as it was just there and no more.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rowntree’s Dessert Pastilles

About : Inspired by delicious fruity desserts, try the irresistible taste of Rowntree’s® Dessert Pastilles. Every sharing bag contains a mixture of four fantastic flavours: Cherry Bakewell, Blueberry Pie, Apple Crumble and Mango Sorbet. Rowntree’s® Dessert Pastilles are irresistibly chewy and also vegan friendly for even more people to enjoy!

FB: @rowntrees
IG: @rowntreesuk

Ohh another childhood favourite but this time updated and new.

These sounded really good from the packaging, so it was time to burst the bag open and dig right in.

Oh these are very interesting, they are like the normal fruit pastilles but a much better and stronger flavour.

This is the way the original ones should be, these are great!!!! they don’t taste like it says on the packet more just mango, blueberry and cheery rather than cherry cheesecake etc.

Super addictive, great flavours and the packet won’t last you too long so get two.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

As always this is a great box, you get amazing treats each month and it’s always good to try new products.

I loved this months box, as there were a few items I have purchased again or will when I find them in my supermarket.

I highly recommend you check them out as I have loved every month so far 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Promo : Gifted

The review posted was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

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Author: krismunro

Glasgow Food Travel & lifestyle blogger on a mission to discover all that is dynamic & diverse.

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