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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Hamadaya Soy Sauces : Review

The Hamadaya Gift Box

A good few weeks back the guys at Hamadaya gifted me with this amazing box of their soy sauces, and how good does this look!

The presentation is lovely and they all look interesting, and I couldn’t wait to start using them.

The Sauces

These looks amazing!!

Now what one to start with hmm….I decided to start with the Teriyaki one as it was the one that grabbed my attention first.

Hamadaya have a recipes part on their website, and each recipe recommends one of their soy sauces to use.

I added all the ingredients to my weekly shopping list, and cleared a Saturday evening (not that its busy these days) to start preparing my Saturday night dinner.

I really enjoyed making this one, as the smells when I was cooking after adding the soya sauce was amazing and mega mouth-watering!!

Fancy trying this easy Chicken Teriyaki recipe then click here for the full recipe and remember to buy their soya 🙂

If that didn’t tickle your taste buds, how about a Japanese Beef Bowl? does that sound good?

That was exactly what I made next

This was such a super easy recipe to follow, and you can view it here and remember to buy the sauce.

It was perfectly cooked, lovely flavours and very filling and one that I would easily make again.

So what’s next?

There are still two bottles I have not tried yet, but I do have plans to use the main Soya sauce one soon as I will be trying homemade Crispy Chili Chicken and that needs some soya so keep watching for that recipe.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you Hamadaya for these lovely soya sauces, I enjoyed challenging myself to try the recipes and it made me fall back in love with cooking again.

I highly recommend these sauces, they are packed with flavour and really add to whatever your making.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Ring LED Portable Photo Box (Amazon) : Review

I was contacted to see if I would like to try a Ring LEF Portable Photo Studio, in return for a review.

I have wanted one of these for a while, and just not got round to buying one so it was perfect timing.

What Arrived :

The box arrived in this nice little bag, and inside was the box along with the different colour inserts.

It was very easy to setup, and is powered via USB so you will need either a USB battery pack or plug to power it.

Assembled and Tested

The controller allows you to set different levels of brightness, and also change the colour from warm, cold and normal.

The photo above was taken with full brightness, and not edited in anyway.

As you can see its very good, the only comment for me would be you are able to see the fabric inset bumps….I would have liked if it was just smooth but thats a personal thing.

Overall :

I can see myself using this more and more, depending one what I want to take a photo off as I think this would be great for my blog posts and Instagram posts.

As I said its very easy to set up and use, and does give you really good photos.

I have no issues recommending this product if your needing to take good standout photos.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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