March 2021 DegustaBox : Review


Woohoo my March box arrived and I couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside.

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!

Each product is available in your major supermarket chains.

Esprala : Apple & Plum

“wonderfully refreshing and lightly sparking vegan fruit drink”

I chilled the can and poured it.

This smelled really nice and wow very very nice to taste. As they say it is really refreshing and fruity and I enjoyed every sip.

I could easily have this again, and if I see it in the shops its one I will be buying again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mallow & Marsh : Vanilla Marshmallow bar coated in Milk Chocolate

I am not a big Marshmallow fan but I decided to give this a shot.

For me personally it was actually ok, the chocolate was very nice and it worked with the marshmallow.

Overall and its a personal thing I don’t think I would have this again, but as I said I am not a marshmallow fan.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Maynards Bassetts : Fruit Smoothie Jellies

Visually these looked like they would be lovely just from the package….so now it was time to taste.

I don’t know why, but I expected these to be a little harder in texture but I was so glad they weren’t as they were lovely and soft and packed with flavour.

This bag was finished very fast as they were really nice, and lovely flavours.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PITCH : Bloc’O’Choc

This was another product from the DegustaBox that just looking at the packaging I couldn’t wait to open.

I love brioche and I love chocolate, so the two combined had to be a winning combo?

I tried one as is and one warmed up, and both were AMAZING!!! the brioche and the chocolate mmmmm

I highly recommend these!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Enervit Protein Bar

Normally these types of bars I don’t tend to buy or enjoy, they either are super dry or zero flavour….or worse both so I was very hesitant when trying this one.

Ohh I was very surprised with this as it had both flavour and nice and smooth.

I really enjoyed this and if your searching for a nice protein bar then this one is 100% for you.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Kellogs Crunch Nut Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter, and could easily say I am addicted to the stuff so when I saw this and from Kellogg’s ohhh I couldn’t wait to pop a slice of toast on and get spreading.

WOW this was perfection in a jar!!!

Its smooth and crunchy at the same time, perfectly sweet, amazing flavour just so so good!!!

This is now my favourite peanut butter and I HEIGHLY recommend it if you love peanut butter.

A solid 5/5

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brynmor Flapjacks : Apple & Raspberry

I love flapjacks, and love trying new ones and this brand for me was new to me.

Taste time…

Oh wow this was very nice, the flavour of the apple and raspberry was subtle but just enough and the texture perfect.

This is another product from this months DegustaBox that I would buy again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Organic Cheerios : Honey & Chocolate Cereal

I have never had Cheerios before and was interested to see how these tasted especially since they are organic.

I popped open the box and poured out some cereal for my breakfast.

Ohh these were lovely, they had a nice subtle flavour and a nice little crunch to them.

I could see me easily buying these as a nice change from time to time from my usual cereal.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Lucozade : Tropical (zero sugar)

I like grabbing a bottle of Lucozade every now and then, so I was very happy to see this one plus it was zero sugar and Tropical flavour sounded yum

I don’t mind drinks that are zero sugar, most taste ok….granted some very bland so it would be interesting to try this one.

I decided to take this to work, and enjoy it during my day.

Ohh wow this was lovely, the zero sugar did not impact on taste and it was very tropical mmm I can see myself getting this again and again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hippeas : Chickpea Puff Snacks (Salt & Vinegar)

I have had Hippeas products before and enjoyed them.

I have had this one before and just like last time they were nice.

The salt and vinegar flavour is very subtle, and the texture is really good. Personally if the flavour was just a little bit strong they would have been perfect….but that’s a personal thing.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Filippo Berio : Extra Virgin Oil & Balsamic Vinegar

I have been doing a lot of home cooking recently and always use olive oil, so when I saw this I thought woohoo lets try that next time I cook (see my recipes here)

This was lovely oil, and worked really well with my home cooking.

I have still to use the balsamic vinegar, but I have a few ideas what I can use it on or with so keep watching my posts.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Mug Shot : Mighty Chicken & Mushroom Noodles


Who doesn’t love a quick and easy snack, so I popped the top and added the hot water and waited…

oh boy, now before I start this is a personal taste review so please do try it and see what you think.

For me there was very little flavour, and I even tried adding some salt but still for me it lacked flavour. It also left me with an after taste for a while after I finished it.

My Rating:

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Smarties : Orange Chocolate Sharing Block

They say this is a sharing block, but I didn’t share this one as I needed a chocolate fix.

Who doesn’t love smarties, and who doesn’t love chocolate orange so lets see how this is…

Yum Yum Yum Yum!!! this was soo good! the flavour the texture everything about it was perfect and very moreish.

I will 100% be getting this again.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

This is a great subscription box as every month you are introduced to some products you may know about and some new ones 🙂 plus its always fun trying different items.

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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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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February 2021 Degusta Home Comforts Box UK: Review

GIFTED


I am loving this subscription box from Degusta, every month is full of amazing surprises and I am enjoying trying very much.

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 Goodies

This months theme is “Home Comforts” so I couldn’t wait to receive the box, and start unboxing to see all the goodies.

Each product is available in your major supermarket chains.

Lost The Pot Noodle (Roasted Chicken & Sweet Chilli)

Who doesn’t like instant noodles? they are the quick easy comfort food you crave every now and then.

In this months box there were 2 packets of instant noodles from Lost The Pot, each were different flavours “Sweet Chilli” and “Roast Chicken”.

These Lost the Pot noodles are available in 3 flavours and are low in saturated fat.

I followed the instructions on the packet, and sat down to enjoy the Roach Chicken one first.

This was nice, the noodles nice and perfectly cooked and the flavour was just ok. I couldn’t taste too much of the chicken flavour…but that could just be me and my taste buds.

Next was the sweet chili, again I followed the instructions and tasted. These just like the first packet were cooked really well, and this did have a bit more flavour so I enjoyed these more.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Bounce Almond Plant Protein Ball

The number one entry ball brand has relaunched with a range of nut better filled energy balls

Unfortunately the Bounce ball doesn’t look like the picture on the packet, as am guessing it was a little squished during transit.

I couldn’t take this due to it having Almonds, as I am allergic so my mum volunteered to taste test it.

My mum said “it tasted like marzipan and had nice taste, soft and I enjoyed it”

Her Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Elements Vitamin Tea Ceylon Breakfast

Each tea bag contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, vitamin C and zinc.

I am not much of a tea drinker, but I am always up for trying and a product changing my mind about it.

This tea sounded very interesting, so I popped the kettle on and make myself a cuppa.

I decided to keep it black, so I could taste its actual flavour without spoiling it with milk etc

It tasted just ok, like tea…as I said am not much of a tea drinker so it tasted just as it should.

Am sure if you like tea, you would probably enjoy this.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

BelVita Soft Bakes Chocolate and Soft Bakes Blueberry

Delicious soft bakes made from 5 wholegrains

I have tried these in the past but never the soft bakes version, so this would be interesting.

I started with the Blueberry one..

Ohh this was very nice, it was soft but had a little crunch texture to it and the flavour was really good….I finished this very fast.

Next was the chocolate chip one, and just like the Blueberry one again soft but had a little crunch and tasted really good.

The chocolate chip one was the winner, and I could easily have this again…and if I see this in the shops I would purchase it.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Koko Original Coconut Milk

Last year I decided to stop taking milk in my cereal and try an alternative, not for any particular reason just to see how it was and if I would like it.

At the same time I stopped buying the sugary cereal and the slightly more healthier option, something that also contained a little fruit in it.

The choice of alternative milk I picked and have been using since then was Koko, so when I saw the same milk alternative product I have been using I knew I would instantly like it as I have been using it for over a year now.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Knorr Vegetable and Beef Stock Pots

I have never used any stock or stock pots, so this was new for me.

I used one of these as a base for a soup, and it was OK but I am not really a big soup fan to start with.

I will try the other one another time when I think what I can use it with.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Very Lazy Chilli

I recently came across this brand when I spotted that they did Chopped Garlic, so when I saw this was in this months DegustaBox I couldn’t wait to try this.

I made myself a cheesy chilli omelette, using a little of this and it was really nice.

The chillis gave it a nice little kick, and it was very morish.

This is a great brand, they do great tasty pre-chopped items and I will continue to buy their products as I am lazy 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Baka Caramel / Choco Mallow Cereal Bar

Ohhh both these bars sounded very good.

I started with the caramel one..

This had a really nice and soft texture, but for me only a very subtle hint of Caramel but it was nice and yes I did finish it.

The Choco Mallow was next..

Ohh this had an interesting flavour, and one that again very subtle but nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Jaffa cakes Passion Fruit & Cherry

When I was a kid I grew up munching on Jaffa cakes, they were the go to sweet treat….perfect flavour and perfect texture.

When I saw the Cherry and Passion fruit flavours in this months box, I thought ohhh these could be interesting.

I started with the Passion Fruit…

Oh I think in my mind I was expecting orange and the Passion Fruit flavour was a surprise. This had a lovely taste! just as you would expect, the normal texture we all know and love plus that passion fruit flavour mmm

Next was the Cherry one…

Ohh this one didn’t catch me off guard, and again was really nice.

The flavours of both were really good, and not too overpowering.

If you like the original Jaffa cake then you need to try these as they are just as good 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Milkybar Cookies and Cream Sharing Bag

Just looking at the packet these looked good and sounded good, cookies and cream mmmm

Time to open and taste…

These were very nice, soft, creamy and had a nice centre crunch a good texture.

I am not a mega fan of white chocolate but these were nice, and I would buy them again.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hartleys Strawberry Jam

Who doesn’t love Jam on toast for either breakfast or a wee snack.

Proper Jam is always the best as its got a great flavour, so when I saw this I couldn’t wait to make myself some toast.

This was amazing! I loved the flavour, sweetness and texture it was a perfect Jam on toast.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hilltop Blossom Honey

I love honey but its something I don’t tend to buy too often well for toast, as I do put some honey on top of my cereal to add some extra sweetness.

When I saw this honey I had to make myself some toast, I have never had this brand before so I was looking forward to trying it.

Ohh this was really good, it wasn’t too sweet but sweet enough and had a lovely taste. It was so good I actually had to make myself some more toast, and have more of this.

If you love honey and haven’t tried this, please do check this brand out.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Note : Just because this was gifted, that has not influenced my thoughts in any way. The above is a 100% honest review of the products and the DegustaBox

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

This is a great subscription box as every month you are introduced to some products you may know about and some new ones 🙂 plus its always fun trying different items.

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

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Yummy Biscoff Mug Cake : Recipe

This mug cake is so easy to put together, best of all it is just 6 ingredients and cooks in less than 3 minutes!

WARNING: Since this is cooked in the microwave in a mug, when you take it out it will be extremely warm and still be warm for a long period. I would recommend you make this, have your dinner then eat this as by that time it should be cool enough to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 6 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice
  • 1/3 cup Biscoff spread (melted)
  • 4 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips or a chocolate slab smashed up

Instructions :

  • In a large microwave safe mug add Biscoff spread, place in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. 

Add flour, baking powder, milk, and butter. Whisk until combined. 

  • Top with chocolate chips. 
  • Microwave on high for 2-2.5 minutes. Do not leave in for too long or cake will be dry!
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