January 2022 Degusta Box : 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 Treats!

This month’s theme is ‘Breakfast, on the go & kick start the new year’

Cold Milled Flax Seeds by Linwoods

About: Linwoods Flaxseed can be easily incorporated into your daily diet to help provide the body with its all important nutrients. Linwoods Flaxseed packs a nutritional punch, with plenty of protein, fibre and Omega-3 among plenty of additional nutrients. Linwoods flaxseed is also prepared with great care through their unique cold milling process which unlocks the benefits of the seed for easy digestion whilst ensuring the full nutrients remain intact. By simply adding 20g of Linwoods blends to your daily breakfast, yogurt or salad you can make your meals even healthier.

FB: @LinwoodsHealthfoods
IG: @linwoodshealthfoods

I love a good bowl of cereal in the morning, and when I saw you can add this to cereal I thought I will try that out in the morning.

I poured my cereal and added this on top, sat down and had my breakfast.

I tried some of this on its own, and it was ok…not too much flavour but it’s to add some extra protein, fibre to my morning bowl.

It was ok, I couldn’t taste it with my cereal but if it’s giving me more fibre and protein then that’s a win for me.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Corn Pulses & Quinoa Crackers by Quinola

About: We care about the impact we have on people, society and the environment. That’s why we only make super-tasty, nutritious food that is packed with goodness – no nasties. These crackers are perfect on their own or try them with hummus or even cream cheese!

FB: QuinolaUK
IG: quinolauk

I love the Degusta Box as it allows me to try products that are great and also new to me.

This was another new brand and I couldn’t wait to try it and see how it tasted.

I first tried one on its own and then with a few different toppings like cheese, meat, caramelised onions etc and they all tasted really good.

This is another product I will be looking out for when I go to the supermarket.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dark Choc Orange – 40g bar by Nine Brand

About : 9 benefits in every bar: Immune supporting seeds, Contains natural ingredients, High in fibre, 100% plant protein, High in Vitamin E, Source of magnesium, Gluten and wheat free, Vegan and a Source of Vitamin B1

FB: 9NINEbrand
IG: 9ninebrand

I think this bar was in a previous Degusta Box but I didn’t mind as they are a great healthy snack.

I took a bite and remembered how much I liked it from the last time I tasted it.

Just like last time, I enjoyed every bite and also the nice flavour…chocolate orange is one of my fav flavours so I was very happy.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Low Sugar Granola Wholegrain Oats, Almonds and Seeds by Eat Natural

About: All the indulgence and variety of a great granola with a fraction of the sugar. The secret? Coconut nectar blossom, which brings a natural sweetness to plump whole grain oats, whole toasted almonds, crunchy buckwheat and creamy sunflower seeds. A generous scattering of toasted coconut shavings adds natural fibre.

FB: @EatNaturalBars
IG: @eatnaturalbars

I was looking forward to trying this, but then I spotted almonds which I cant take…so I gave it to my parents to try and for them to tell me what they thought.

They told me this was very nice, and they used it with Greek Yogurt and it was very tasty.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Oat Barista by Califia Farms

FB: @califiafarmsuk
IG: @califiafarmsuk

I have tried milk alternatives and really like soya, but I have never tried any Oat products so this would be new for me.

Since it mentioned “Barista” I made myself a coffee and poured this into a frother to then pour into my coffee.

This was really nice!

It tastes creamy but doesn’t have a strong flavour, it has a long shelf life (over a year before opening and 5 days after opening) and can be used in lots of different ways.

I will be trying this in other hot drinks.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes by Mutti

About: Mutti Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes are processed within 24 hours of harvesting to capture the taste of freshly picked 100% Italian sun-ripened tomatoes. It has a fresh flavour, rich texture, bright red colour and is suitable for long and short cooking times. It can even be enjoyed straight from the tin!

FB: @muttipomodorouk
IG: @muttipomodorouk

Tonight I wanted to make something different, and I decided to make Spaghetti Bolignaise and I would use this product.

I was a bad blogger and forgot to take photos, but I can tell you it tasted really good. The sauce was thick and rich in taste.

I highly recommend this to use with your recipes and home cooking.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Roasted Hazelnut Chocolate bar by Prodigy Snacks

FB: @prodigysnacks
IG: @prodigysnacks

Oh another chocolate bar….I was very excited but then I spotted it had hazelnuts so this was another one I would pass on to my parents to try and review for me.

They really liked it and liked the texture and crunch, my dad really liked the roasted hazelnut flour he found that came through very nicely.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Sauce Sachets Multipack by Lee Kum Kee

FB: @LeeKumKeeEurope
IG: @lkkeurope

How cool does this look?

This is a great wee package for you to make a few dishes following the instructions booklet and sauces.

I have not tried the recipes yet, but do keep watching as I will add them to my recipe to-do list.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sour Cream and Chive Lentil ring (100g) by Harvest Snaps

About: Vegan Sour Cream and Chive Ring. Temptingly crunchy, oven-baked veggie snacks. These moreish red lentil rings with real onion are lovingly seasoned with vegan sour cream and chive seasoning. Deliciously mouth-watering. The perfect flavour combination of tangy, creamy, sour cream and savoury onion, garlic and chives and totally vegan.

IG: @harvestsnaps_uk

Ohhh crisps I love crisps, they are the snack you can easily have any time of the day.

This was a new brand for me, and I noticed they were only 88 calories so I knew I wouldn’t feel bad after opening and finishing them.

I opened the packet and a nice chive smell hit me…ohh these were going to be good I could tell.

I took a few and mmmm so good! they had a lovely flavour and texture and were extremely moreish!

Yip… I was bad and finished the packet in one sitting.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Squeezy Bottle Tomato Ketchup – 500gDr Wills

Tomato ketchup, is the classic all-rounder made properly. Sweetened naturally and packed full of quality ingredients and vine-ripened tomatoes, carefully chosen by us for the best possible taste. Full of flavour. No gunk, no junk.

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IG: doctor_wills

I do love adding sauce to my burgers or on the side of the plate depending on what I have made myself for dinner.

I was very interested to try this since its “all natural”

You can really taste the difference with this, its a nice flavour and I actually prefer this to my other bottles.

I will be getting this again when I finish this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vitamin B12 Pink Grapefruit drink by Get More Vits

About: Crisp and refreshing Pink Grapefruit flavoured water not only tastes delicious but contains 5μg of vitamin B12 per bottle, that’s 200% of your recommended daily amount. Vitamin B12 helps tackle tiredness and fatigue, whilst supporting the immune and nervous systems. Sugar-free, low calorie and made with real pink grapefruit extract!

FB: getmorevits
IG: @getmorevits

I was introduced to Get more Vits in a previous Degusta Box so I was happy to see the brand again.

I saw that it was Pink Grapefruit and thought hmmm not too sure if I will like it, but I am always up for trying something at least once.

I poured it out and took a few sips…oh ok this is not what I was expecting.

The flavour was actually very nice and not sour as I had imagined it would be.

I really enjoyed this, the flavour was fresh and would happily get this when I see it in the shops.

My Rating:

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.

My top 5 posts of 2021

What a year it’s been, I have never been busier with regards to my blog.

For 95% of the year, I was posting a new blog daily, which I have never done but it was so much fun.

Looking back at the end of year stats it’s interesting to see what were my top 5 posts, and it’s never the ones I expected.

Below are my top 5 posts in order.

1. German Donner Kebab Boss Box

I had always wanted to visit GDK but I was never in the area, and it was during lockdown I got introduced to their amazing food.

They launched the new GDK Boss Box which I was given to try and review.

I have been back a few times and enjoyed the meals there very much.

Read Post : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/06/24/german-donner-kebab-boss-box-glasgow-review/

2. Sons Men’s DHT Blocking Shampoo Subscription Box

When the guys at Sons asked if I wanted to review a hair loss shampoo I was a little hesitant, firstly because I am so far not losing any hair.

I had a long think and thought maybe there are a few of my readers that are and would like to know of a product that could help them so I accepted and tried the product.

Read Post : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/12/14/sons-mens-dht-blocking-shampoo-subscription-box-product-review/

3. BURGUR Grill – (Halal) (Pollokshields, Glasgow)

I got invited to come to the newly opened at that time Burgur Grill, which was right next to my fave Indian sweet shop Barfia.

I took my dad with me tonight and we both had a lovely meal.

I will be back soon.

Read Post : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/09/09/burgur-grill-halal-pollokshields-glasgow-review/

4. QUARTERPAST Coffee Syrups

During lockdown, I was having my morning coffee and the guys sent me some coffee syrups to try.

I love a good coffee, so adding some extra flavours was a great way to enhance my morning coffee experience.

Read Post : https://krismunro.co.uk/2020/06/29/quarterpast-coffee-syrups-review/

5. Doppio Malto Italian Restaurant (Glasgow) 2021

I love finding new restaurants and trying them, and this invite was one that I will never forget.

The food tonight was really good, and I have been back since and it was just as nice as my previous experience.

Read Post : https://krismunro.co.uk/2021/08/18/doppio-malto-italian-restaurant-glasgow-2021-review/

December 2021 Degusta Box : 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 Treats!

This month’s theme is ‘Winter Warmers & New Year’

Cheddar and Cheesies Gouda
Cheesies

About: Cheesies turn a block of cheese into an outrageously tasty, crunchy snack just by baking it. Literally made from 100% cheese with nothing else added at all, Cheesies are naturally high protein, have no carbs and no sugar at all, and only around 120 calories per serving.

FB: @snackcheesies
IG: @snackcheesies

When I spotted these I thought ohhh mmmm they sound and look good, as I do love anything cheese.

Time to pop it open.

The smell just opening the bag was so mmmm yummy, and I took a few in my hand and tried them.

Wow these were just as good as they sounded and looked! these had a nice little crunch to them, then BOOM an explosion of a lovely cheese flavour.

These were gone very fast and I think could be super addictive!!

Highly Recommended.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Choc-o-lotvitVita
Coco

About: A guilt-free indulgent drink bursting with chocolatey taste. Perfect for treat time and the ideal slump-beater as the clock ticks towards 3pm. Dairy-free, vegan, packed with vitamin C & only 25 calories per 100ml!

FB: @VitaCocoUK
IG: @vitacocoeu

I do like coconut drinks and also chocolate drinks, so both in one should be a winner?

I poured this out and took a sip, then another hmm

It was nice, but I think its a drink that will either grow on you or not.

For me I think it was just ok.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Chocolate Drumstick
Swizzles Matlow

About: The Drumstick lolly is a childhood classic and we’ve created an updated version, this time with chocolate. Filled with a soft milk flavour with real dried raspberry pieces, covered in milk chocolate, this is a bar you NEED to try!

FB: @SwizzelsMatlow
IG: @swizzels_sweets

Drumsticks a childhood fav for many, we all know the taste and can think of many childhood memories when we had them so I was very interested to try this.

I broke a bit of and took a bite….

I was a little disappointed as it was basically just chocolate bar with raspberry, and didn’t give me any drumstick memories or taste much like one…

Don’t get me wrong it was nice, but there wasn’t that drumstick flavour for me.

My Rating:

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Crunchy Caramel 28g Bar
N!CK’S

About: Life should be sweet and filled with joy. That’s why we create sweets and ice cream that is better for you but without compromising on the flavor. Our products are free from sugar, gluten and palm oil. We constantly strive to find creative solutions through science to make the world a healthier place. So that you can live a sweet life just for the joy of it.

IG: @nicks

This was a nice brand for me and sounded very nice so I couldn’t wait to take a bite 🙂

I took a bit and ohh yum!!

This had a great crunch, and more little crunches due to the crunchy caramel parts. The balance of caramel and chocolate was perfect!

The flavour of this was so good, and I could have easily had another.

I will be looking out for this now in my local supermarket and getting some more.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Curiously Cinnamon
Nestle Cereals

About: Crunchy whole grain squares packed with delicious cinnamon taste. A tongue tinglingly different way to start your day! There’s only one word for CURIOUSLY CINNAMON: IRRESISTIBLE!

Features & Benefits : Whole Grain, 7 Vitamins and Iron & Source of Calcium

I do like having cereal and coffee for breakfast, s when I saw this in this months Degusta Box I was very happy.

Plus the flavour was perfect timing due to it being Christmas.

These were very nice, and had a lovely cinnamon flavour and crunch. I really enjoyed these and the taste, and I don’t think this box will last long so I will have to buy another one soon 🙂

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Draught Cyder 500ml
Aspall

A crisp, medium dry cyder with a delicate aroma and taste of fresh pressed apples. Crafted at the original Cyder House, Suffolk.

FB: @AspallUK
IG: @aspalluk

I do like a wee cider every now and then, so when I saw there was this bottle from Aspall in this months Degusta Box I was very happy.

Firstly this is a good sized bottle, so I popped it in to chill before I had it with my dinner that evening.

I poured myself a nice chilled glass, and took a sip…

This was lovely and light, and had a really nice flavour to it. This was a very nice light cider, that was perfect with my dinner, and for any time really.

I am adding this cider to my list of favs as I enjoyed every sip.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Japanese CurryCup
Noodles Soba

Japanese Curry has a sweet taste of aromatic vegetables, the subtle heat of traditional, Asian herbs and spices, and the incredible aroma of roasted onions. Authentic Japanese.

FB: Nissin Cup Noodles UK
IG: @nissincupnoodles_uk

When I saw this I was a little hesitant, as pod noodle style items I am not really a fan of as they don’t really have great flavour…but I am always up for trying new ones.

I followed the instructions and took a bite.

These were really good, they actually had a really nice flavour! I can easily see myself buying this, as it had a really good flavour.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Maharaja Breakfast Tea
Vahdam Teas

I am not a big tea drinker, but I always try any tea that I get sent and also share them with my mum as she loves her tea.

I boiled the kettle and dunked the tea bag for a few till it got a nice colour.

This was a nice tea, and a nice English Breakfast tea.

For me as I said I am not a massive tea drinker so it was just ok, but if your a tea drinker I am sure you will love this!

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Mince Pie Digestives
McVities

Joining this year’s line-up of McVities Chocolate Digestive festive flavours is the new McVitie’s Mince Pie flavour Milk Chocolate Digestives. This classic festive flavour is the perfect pairing for the nation’s number one bestselling biscuit.

As you have seen I have had a few digestives in the last few months, all have been different flavours so when I saw Mince Pie I thought ohhh please be good!

I really like digestives, either the normal chocolate or dark chocolate ones.

I opened the packet and it had an interesting smell…a little cinnamon came through…now it was the time to taste.

I took one, then another hmm for me I didn’t taste Mince Pie, i tasted digestive with a cinnamon and something taste…couldn’t pick out that other taste but it wasn’t Mince Pie

These were ok, the original chocolate ones are still the best

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Olive Oil Classico / Originale
Bertolli

Enjoy a piece of Italy at home! Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil Originale & Classico are the perfect choice for those who love the typical olive taste or want to cook at high temperatures. Made using 100% olive oil and no additives, Bertolli olive oils will elevate your every meal!

FB: @BertolliOliveOil
IG: @bertollioliveoiluk

I am going to be starting doing more recipes, so when I saw this I was very happy.

I have used this before when I have been cooking dinners etc so I cant wait to use it again and highly recommend it.

Keep watching for future recipe posts.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pipers Pitta Chips Cawdor Hills Garlic & Herbs / Pipers Pitta Chips Biggleswade Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream 27g
Pipers

At Pipers, we make famously great crisps, but we couldn’t stop there. So, we created Pipers Pitta. Each serving of our crunchy chips combines local, great tasting ingredients with a bespoke baking process.

FB: @pipercrisps
IG: @piperscrisps

Pipers crisps are always good, I have never had a bad bag so when I saw these I couldn’t wait to try these.

I started with the Garlic & Herbs packet, and took one and crunched….

This had a great texture, and really amazing flavour….it was so good the bag was finished very fast 🙂

I then moved on to the Sweet Chilli packet and wow that first crisp packed a wee punch.

After a few the punch wasn’t that bad, and the flavour was really good.

If your a crisp fan you need to check out these and other ones from Pipers as they are always a solid 5 for me.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Quinoa & Red Kale Hearty Soup
Amy’s Kitchen

Amy’s is an independent family owned organic B corp certified food business. We have been making delicious organic products for over 30 years. Our soups are made from the finest organic ingredients and love – just like you would at home!

FB: @AmysKitchenUK
IG: @amyskitchenuk

As you may already know from my other posts on soup, I am not a big soup fan…never have been and its the last dish I will order only if I don’t see anything else on the menu…so when I saw this I was just hmm

I made it and the smell from it was actually very nice, so now it was time to dig in.

Oh…ok this had a nice taste, and I enjoyed every spoonful. I think in the past I have had something from Amy’s Kitchen and I enjoyed it…maybe its just because I have not had good soup till now….so I will check out some of their other products.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Swiss Vegan Hazelnut Chocolate Praline Soft-Baked Filled Cookie
Rhythm108

Our soft blonde Swiss chocolate chip cookie is filled with a creamy hazelnut chocolate praline then topped with a sprinkle of toasted hazelnuts and even more chocolate chips. Vegan, organic and gluten-free. Pure cookie indulgence, all wrapped up in home compostable packaging!

FB: @rhythm108
IG: @rhythm108 

I was excited to see a cookie, but then when I spotted it had Hazelnuts so I had to give it to my mum to try since I am allergic.

My mum said it was nice and soft, had a nice texture but flavour wise it was just ok. She did enjoy it and would have it again.

Rating:

Rating: 3 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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