Christmas Day box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review


It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas

@cakesandcrumbsbykim contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would like to try her cakes, what I didn’t know till later is that she would be gifting me two boxes.

The first is the Christmas Eve box and the second Is the Christmas Day box.⠀⠀

I have already reviewed the Christmas Eve Box here, so now on to the Christmas Day Box⠀

Box Contents :

  • Chocolate Orange Cookies⠀
  • Bailies Cupcakes⠀
  • Chambord Truffles⠀
  • Lemon Coconut Truffles⠀
  • Gold Chocolate Strawberries⠀

Again just like the Christmas Eve box the presentation is perfect, the Colour of paper used with all the goodies makes them stand out and adds to that festive feel.⠀

Chocolate Orange Cookies :

I started with the cookies, as I am a cookie fan  and these visually looked very much eye candy!

I took a bite and instantly transported to my happy place, the flavour the texture mmmm

OMG I was in heaven these were amazing, soft, packed with flavour and I enjoyed everyone.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Chambord Truffles, Lemon Coconut Truffles and Gold Chocolate Strawberries

Chambord Truffles :

That the wee red ones you see in my photos.⠀

Chambord plus truffles always has to be a good combo 🙂 and yes they were :)⠀

Lemon Coconut Truffles :

OMG these were so good too, the flavour was amazing!!! Unfortunately these were finished very fast hehe⠀

Gold Chocolate Strawberries :

Come on any Strawberries covered is always great and these were to, and how cute they were gold 🙂 which really added to the visuals of the box plus added to that festive feel.

Bailies Cupcakes :

Now this was interesting, as you can see from the photo it has a wee dropper and its filled with Bailies 

I squeezed the dropper and then took a massive bite!!!!

This was so so so good, everything was perfect…the base nice and soft and chocolaty, the cream mmm and the flavour of the Bailies it was a perfect cupcake.

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 Christmas Day Box.

Again a big thanks to @cakesandcrumbsbykim please go visit her Instagram profile and send her a wee DM to place an order, you will love these!!!

I cant fault anything about either of these boxes, they visually looked really good and everything was very very tasty.

I highly recommend you check her Christmas Eve and Day Boxes out!!

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Christmas Eve box by  @cakesandcrumbsbykim : Review


It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas….well taste like Christmas.

@cakesandcrumbsbykim contacted me on Instagram and asked if I would like to try her cakes, what I didn’t know till later is that she would be gifting me two boxes.

The first is the Christmas Eve box and the second was the Christmas Day box.⠀⠀

I started with the Christmas Eve box, as it made sense too.⠀⠀

Box Contents :

  • Cookies for Santa⠀
  • Reindeer Food (plus message)⠀
  • Candy Cane cup for hot chocolate⠀
  • Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake⠀
  • Vanilla Snowman Cupcake⠀
  • Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups⠀

Firstly let me say WOW I was MEGA impressed at the display, the paper, the items everything looked very very professional!⠀

Everything was very colourful, and due to the paper colour it made every item stand out more and create a great look.

Now it was time to see if they tasted as good as they looked.

Cookies for Santa

First thing I noticed was visually they looked super festive, and very much eye candy…time for a taste. ⠀

I have a sweet tooth and these instantly hit the spot, so much so I actually had two one right after the other hehe ⠀

The flavour and texture was really good and perfect for all you sweet tooth followers :)⠀

Oh and yeah I am sure Santa would love to nibble on these.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Candy Cane Marshmallow Cups

How cute are these, with the wee candy cane on top?

These were very cute, and I loved the taste the base was like a biscuit which worked very well with the marshmallow ⠀

These would be perfect with a nice hot chocolate or coffee

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake

This cupcake was visually really nice, I loved the colour and the decorations…I know what your thinking “not really the right word for a cupcake” but hey its a Christmas Tree cupcake so it works :p

I didn’t really want to bite into this as I liked how it looked….but I had to. 

The base was lovely and soft and the top mmm and both worked really well.

I could have easily had two of these

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Vanilla Snowman Cupcake

How cute does this wee guy look, part of me didn’t want to eat him but the other part wanted to see how he tasted.

This guy was really nice, the base was nice and soft buttery and the topping very creamy and tasty.

Just like everything in this box, I could have easily had more 

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Reindeer Food

This is a lovely idea, plus the little message that comes along with it…a very very nice touch

I am sure kids and big kids will love reading the message, and sprinkling this outside.⠀

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 Christmas Eve Box.

Let me start by saying a big thanks to @cakesandcrumbsbykim for gifting me these boxes, they were a delight to look at and an even bigger delight to eat.

From the first bite to the last, everything tasted amazing and I am not just saying that. Everything was baked with perfection, the presentation was perfect and these boxes would be amazing for young and old to lift their spirits up or a nice wee gift.

Please do visit @cakesandcrumbsbykim Instagram profile, follow and place a wee order I promise you that you will love these boxes.

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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October Degusta Box : Review


The guys over at Degusta Box asked if I would like to try their service, and told me a little about them.


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!

The Goodies

St Pierre 6x Brioche Burger Buns

Go gourmet with St Pierre!

I tried a bun on its own and one with a chicken burger so I could see how it was.

On its own these were very rich in flavour, buttery and really good on their own.

On a chicken burger they added that extra flavour, and were perfect. Next time I will try it with a normal burger and see how it is, but I am sure they will be really good.⠀

  • Overall : 5/5

Attack A Snak – Original Nachos Snack Kit

A Nachos snack kit, how good is that?

I got a little hungry while watching a movie, so I thought lets pop this open and try them out…I am so glad I did.

This was the perfect size, and perfect snack for my late night movie.

The flavour was really good, and mixed with the cheese and salsa each bite was just mmmm

This is one snack I can see myself having on a regular basis

  • Overall : 5/5

Olly’s Pretzel Thins⠀

Olly’s Pretzel Thins – Salted Original : ⠀

I am a fan of any salted crisps, but it has to have enough salt to tickle my tastebuds.⠀

I popped this open and took a bite.⠀

These were very nice and had enough salt and really enjoyable. I found these very light, and easy to eat and would be a perfect snack or alternative to crisps.⠀

Olly’s Pretzel Thins – Multi-Seed Sesame : ⠀

After trying the salted one these were next on my list.⠀

Ohh I really liked the flavour of these, and just like the salted ones very easy and very moreish.⠀

I highly recommend these :)⠀

  • Overall : 5/5

Whaoo! Chocolate Filled Crêpes⠀
A parents best friend, and a kids favourite⠀

These are perfect and fun sized for any member of the family, even the adults and will keep hunger at bay.⠀

They are very light, and had a nice flavour and just enough chocolate to make you go mmm⠀

They have no artificial flavours or preservatives so a nice healthy treat for the kids.⠀

  • Overall : 5/5

Brynmor Chocolate Flapjack
A delicious chocolate coated flapjack.

I love flapjacks, they are a nice wee snack to have to fight hunger and very tasty.

This one was VERY tasty, I don’t know what they did but wow I really liked the flavours of this one and the chocolate was very nice.

I highly recommend this.

Maltesers Hot Chocolate

I used to have hot chocolate all the time, and then dunno why I stopped it but have enjoyed it more recently.⠀

I love Maltesers, and didn’t even know they did hot chocolate so it was thanks to Degustabox I learned about this and got to try it.

This tastes great! I started with just hot water but found If you put it in the milk before heating it up, it does a better job of mixing and melting.

Two words, Addictive and Delicious!!!⠀

  • Overall : 5/5

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Minis

It was only till recently I thought I was allergic to everything nuts, but I found out that peanuts I am 100% fine with and that’s when my love for Reece’s started.

This was included in this months Degustabox and I was very happy to see this, as I have had these before and mmmm they are just so so so so good.

If you love peanuts and haven’t tried these, you are mega missing out.

  • Overall : 5/5

Costa : Instant Coffee

Costa Coffee in the comfort of your own home.⠀

A blend of Arabica and Robusta beans, giving you a great instant coffee in the comfort of your own house.

I made a cup which would be my first coffee in many months, and just decided to take it black so I could taste it properly.

This was really nice and brought back memories when I visited Costa in town.

If your a Costa fan then this is defiantly for you!

Overall : 5/5

YES! Plant Protein Bars

NEW YES plant protein bars, plant-based with nuts!⠀

Almond, Peanut & Double Dark Chocolate : ⠀

Due to this containing Almond, I got a friend to taste and review for me as I can’t do Almonds.⠀

They said, “They loved the texture, and the flavour was really nice and moreish.”⠀

Cashew, Blueberry & Dark Chocolate⠀

Again unfortunately due to cashew, I had to get a friend to review.⠀

They said they enjoyed it just as much as the other Yes bar and would buy both.⠀

Overall : 5/5

Kitkat Senses

This was another new product for me, and again it was thanks to getting the Degustabox.

I love KitKats normal chunky or any other style, so I knew I would love these to….did it? lets see

These are dangerous! super addictive! mega moreish! I loved these and they are the perfect wee treat throughout the day…though I could have easily finished the full box in one go.

Highly recommended and again do check out DegustaBox if your like me and like trying new products.

Overall : 5/5

Kookie Cat Wild Berries

Pocket-sized delicious bite.⠀

“This was a nice little addition to my box, its a lovely combination of cacao butter and lingonberries.”

Unfortunately again since this contained cashew I had to let a friend review, they said “its a pocket-sized bit that packs a lot of flavours and would be great with a tea or coffee”

Overall : 5/5

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 🙂

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