Zag Drinks Beer Alternative Drink: Review


GIFTED

The guys at ZAG Drinks contacted me to see if I would like to try their new drink.

I love finding new brands and new products as its fun and cool to try new things.

Just like food, I also like to try new drinks and see if I can find a new favourite or something I would buy on a regular basis so I was very excited to try this and see it tasted.

About ZAG

Refreshingly zesty, deliciously different. Kombucha, Hemp, Green Tea, Mint, Citrus.

No added sugar or artificial sweeteners. 54cals, 0% alcohol.

What Arrived

WOW the guys over at ZAG Drinks really spoiled me here, sending me many cans and the above picture is just half the box.

As you just read its only 54 calories per can and no added sugar, so this is a good alternative to your other drinks that are packed with sugars.

The Drink

Lets start with the can and the branding.

The can as you see stands out due to the colour, and also the ZAG logo on the front. I think its got a very funky cool and modern look to it. If you saw this in your local shop, the can would defiantly would stand out.

Now on to the smell….time to pop the can open.

The smell reminds me of crushed mint leaves, orange and something else…I cant put my finger on it.

Visually this looked like a light beer in the glass, as you can see in the picture above.

Taste time.

hmmm ok now this is an interesting taste.

At first taste I was thrown and thought “nope not for me” but I decided to keep sipping. For me its an ok flavour, not sweet or not sour.

It is refreshing, very thirst quenching, and easy to drink.

Zag at Work

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 drinks product from ZAG

Firstly a big thanks to ZAG Drinks for sending me their drinks.

This drink is refreshing, and easy to sip and I will take some to work and drink them while there and at home.

I did drink these for a week, and the taste did grow on me and now enjoying it very much.

Do check them out click the social links at the top of this post or the ones just below this text.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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The Rum Slinger Subscription Box 001 (Govanhill) : Review


Premium rum slung to your door.

Be it a smooth Venezuelan or a lively Jamaican, every month the Rum Slinger delivers 3 specially-selected rums straight to your door.

There’s a wide world of all things rum, from the history and culture to the rum makers of today. We invite you to join us as we dive in.

I used to go to a rum club, and really enjoyed learning about rums and it soon became a favourite drink….then it stopped and I tried to continue trying rums but that kinda fell away.

I spotted another blogger on my Instagram promoting this and it grabbed my attention right away, so I had to purchase and subscribe.

The Box

This is a great size, and looks great on arrival.

Inside you have your 3 rums to try, plus an information leaflet to tell you about each rum and its tasting notes.

The Contents

As I mentioned a moment ago you get 3 rums to try, and this was box 001 and these were the ones in this months box.

The Rums

Chairman’s Reserve Original Rum

The booklet said “stronger on the nose and warms the belly” so I thought lets start with this and see how it tasted.

At first sip wow strong and a slight burn, but after that really good and smooth.

I was told by the guys to add a little water to it, and it opened it up the flavour.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum

The tasting notes for this one said “creamy with little burn” so I knew I would probably like this one more than the first.

Ohhh now this was much nicer for me than the first, as it was more smooth and I liked its flavour more.

I could have easily had lots more of this one hehe

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bounty Spiced Rum

The notes for this said “a lot more rummy than other spiced rums”

I love a good spiced rum, as I think its probably due to me having a sweet tooth and they are a little more sweeter on the palate.

Wow this had a kick, for me I found it a little strong but I did like the flavour…this is definitely a sipping rum due to its kick.

Its probably one I wouldn’t have again due to its kick, but as I said it did have a nice flavour.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Overall :

So my fav from this months box was the Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum, I think it was mostly due to it being more smooth than the others.

This was a great box as I got to taste some rums that I might never have thought to try, and I cant wait to see whats in the next box as I took up the monthly subscription option.

If you like rum or fancy trying new rums then check them out!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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December Degusta Box UK : Review

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The guys over at Degusta Box sent me another box to try, this month was filled with products you will find at Sainsburys.

About

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!

WOW look how many items are in this months box, they spoiled everyone again.

I do see a product I have had many times, the beer from Tiny Rebel Brew Co. 🙂 I have many of their beers so I cant wait to have a wee drink.

As I eat, drink etc each product I will do a wee review of each item so keep watching for my posts.⠀

The Goodies

Pipers Crisps

There were two packets of Pipers crisps so lets do a wee review for each

Wild Thyme & Rosemary

I started with this one, first I smelled the packet and ohhh it smelled lovely…now time to taste.

WOW this was so good, I really loved the flavour and the crunch of these crisps.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Cheddar & Onion

Next was these, normally I am not a big cheese and onion fan but I went in with an open mind.

These were nice and the flavour wasn’t over powering, and I didn’t have any strong after taste which I get with others.

I still preferred the Wild Thyme and Rosemary

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Tony’s Chocolonely

This stood out for me as it sounded soo good “Chocolate caramel and sea salt”

I took a small bite to start with and WOW I was in love!!!

You get the chocolate flavour to start with, then the caramel kicks in and it ends with the sea salt….this was so good and probably will be my favorite item in this box.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Clwb Tropica IPA (Tiny Rebel)

As soon as I saw the can I knew what it was and the brewery.

I am a fan of Tiny Rebel, I even have their orange Tiny Rebel t-shirt. They do really good beers, so I couldn’t wait to pop this open.

This isnt my fav one of their beers but it is a really nice one, its slightly sour but not too sour you dont want to finish it.

I drank this along with the peanuts, while watching Netflix.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Curators Cocoa Caramel Peanuts

Now this sounded a very interesting combo, chocolate caramel coated peanuts….I decided to pop open my beer and enjoy these on their own and with my beer.

Now this was interesting, they were nice but slightly unusual.

They did taste nice on their own and with a beer

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Peters Yard Sourdough Bites

I have had a few products from Peters Yard, and enjoyed them…and these sounded and looked nice from the packet.

Time to open and dig in.

mmmm these were so good! the flavour was very nice, the texture was great and yeah I sat down with Netflix and a drink and enjoyed the whole packet.

Highly recommended.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brave Roasted Chickpeas (Sweet Chilli)

This sounded very good, I am a big fan of chickpea snacks and also the flavour sweet chilli so I really looked forward to opening these.

Hmm I had to take a few for me to taste the sweet chilli which I was a little disappointed with, but overall they were just ok.

For a wee mid meal snack am sure these would be great.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Dash Water : Peaches

Now this sounded interesting, I like water and I like the flavour of peach so this should be good.

hmm it was just ok, for me personally the flavour of peach was a little weak for me…I would have preferred if it was a stronger flavour.

I am sitting on the fence with this one…

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Nexba Pineapple Soft Drink

Woohoo another drink.

After the peach water I thought lets try this as am sure this will be much better.

This was a very nice drink, and very refreshing. I really liked its flavour, it wasnt a strong pineapple taste but enough to enjoy it.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Good Earth Herbal Tea

I am not much a tea drinker but I thought its always good to try new things.

This smelled really nice when I opened the box, and again the pouch smelled very good.

I let this sit for a little in my cup, and then tried it.

This was lovely, much better than I expected….it still hasn’t turned me over to be a tea drinker but if you like tea I highly recommend this.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Odysea Aubergine Meze Dip

A premium dip that doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge and based on a traditional Greek recipe.

Aubergine is not the first that comes to mind when I think of a dip, so this would be interesting to try and see how it tastes.

I popped it open and grabbed some crisps.

This was interesting, Aubergine is not a flavour I am very familiar with….

I did and didnt like it at the same time if that makes sense, I think its just a flavour that I need to get accustomed with. I am sure if you like Aubergine you will love this, for me I am sitting on the fence.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Leon Aioli (Garlic Mayo)

It has been at the heart of LEON restaurant menus since 2004.

I love most things garlic so I couldn’t wait to try this, though some garlic dishes do come back on me so I was hoping it wasn’t too strong a flavour.

I made myself a chicken sandwich, and spread it over the chicken.

This was very very nice, the garlic was not overpowering and perfect! and it tasted really good.

I highly recommend this!.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Capsicana Mexican Tomato & Chipotle Tinga Cooking Paste

It’s based on the dish “chicken tinga” a classic shredded chicken dish originally from the state of Puebla.

I have been doing a lot more home cooking again recently, and when I got this I thought ohh this will be interesting to cook with.

I made a shredded chicken and rice dish, and used this sauce on the chicken.

This was really good and had a very subtle kick, which was perfect for me. Unfortunately I forgot to take a pic of the dish as I enjoyed it too much before I remembered I had to take a photo.

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

Firstly this is a great idea, you get a box every month with surprise products. This for me was very cool, as I got to try some products that I might never have thought to try.

If you like what you saw and read, check them out even for one box….you never know you may keep it going and get a box a month 🙂

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/


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