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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The Pepper Society (Pop-Up) (Glasgow) : Review

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@thepeppersociety on Instagram messaged me and asked if I would like to try some tacos at home, as they are a new pop up.

I had a wee look at their Instagram and the tacos looked really yummy!

WHat I got

This is what I got, look at all those ingredient’s for the tacos 🙂

I decided to heat the tortilla up a little, along with the main ingredients rather than a cold tortilla which is ok but warm is always much nicer.

The Tacos

Mole con Nopales : Mexican cactus sautéed with mushrooms and mole.

Let me start by saying sorry about the photos, the Mole was very runny so I couldn’t take a pic of me holding it up.

I have never heard of Mole till tonight, so this would be interesting to try.

Now this was an interesting flavour, for me its a little hard to describe as its once you have to taste…closest I could say is a very deep mushroom flavour.

My dad even tried one and he really enjoyed it to.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Barbacoa : Slow cooked Ox cheek and short ribs

So this was slow roasted ox cheek and short ribs wrapped in banana leaves till extra tender. Topped with diced fresh onions, coriander and salsa verde.

Now this is how I wanted my first taco to look, but this one I could easily hold.

This was really nice, each bite I could taste everything and with a wee squeeze of the lime it just add that extra mmm

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 food.

Firstly a big thanks to @thepeppersociety for letting me try her tacos and making my Friday evening that much better.

I really enjoyed tonights tacos, the flavours were really good and I even got to try something that I have never tried before “Mole” whats was very interesting.

Follow @thepeppersociety on instagram and send her a wee message

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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My 3rd Blogger Meet Up at Topolabamba (Glasgow) : Review

Topolabamba Glasgow : Outside

Event Location

89 Saint Vincent Street
Glasgow G2 5TF
UK

Website

www.topolabamba.com

Event Date : Thursday 20th April 2017

This is my 3rd blogger meet up event, and this was held at the Glasgow restaurant Topolabamba.

This time I created a private group on Facebook, where everyone could see the details and select if they were going or not. So this time round I was a little more organised and professional than before.

If you are a blogger in Glasgow, doesn’t need to be food it can be any please feel free to contact me and I can send you an invite to the group.

I was looking forward to this event, as I managed to invite a lot more people and also Topolabamba does good food.

Unfortunately there were a lot of cancellations, due to many different reasons so tonight was just a very cosy crowd. This has got to be expected at any event, hopefully my 4th will have more

On to the food….

Chicken Tinga Quesadillas £4.95

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I have never ordered these and saw that they were a little spicy, so I asked the waitress how spicy they were and she sold them to me as they sounded nice.

I don’t like mega spicy things, so when it arrived I knew this would either be really nice or too spicy and I wouldn’t enjoy it….Lucky it was the first.

This was really good and full of flavour, the spice on a scale of 1 to 10 was only a 1 to a 2 for me which was perfect.

I would order this again!

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 3.5

Shredded Beef Burrito £6.95

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I had this the last visit, and thought would try again as I really liked it. Its very filling, and again packed with flavour. Again like last time the sauce with it, it didn’t do anything for me so I left it as the Burrito on its own was better without it.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 4.5
Presentation : 4

Extra : I did also order the Smoked Chorizo & Quesos Quesadillas but I ate them before I remembered to take a photo so next time I will comment on them.

I had to have the same dessert as I had on my last visit, as it was so so good since I have a very sweet tooth.

Mexican Chocolate Cup £4.95

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I needed my chocolate burst tonight and this was the fix.

This is a thick chocolate mousse, that is very chocolatey and perfect if your like me and have a sweet tooth.

Portion Size : 5
Flavour : 5
Presentation : 5

Overall :

Overall a nice night where we had laughs and good food, as I said unfortunately a lot cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances but it was a nice evening.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the waitress tonight, her name is Nicole and she was very helpful and very pleasant so a big thank you to her from all of us.

  • Child Friendly : Yes
  • Cash/Credit Card : Both
  • Service : 5
  • The portion sizes & taste : 5
  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Value for money : 5
  • Overall : 5
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