January 2021 Degusta Box UK : Review

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Breakfast and on the go box…

Another month another Degusta Box woohoo and I couldn’t wait to see what was inside this one.

Please also check out my other Degusta Box reviews.

This months box theme is ‘Breakfast and on-the-go’ so you’ll find lots of tasty breakfast items as well as some other great snack products.

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!

Ohhh look at all the goodies from this months box πŸ™‚

The Goodies

Mallow Puffs : Salted Caramel Mallow Bar

“Super-puffy vegan salted caramel mallow bar dunked in Belgian dark chocolate”

How cute does this packaging look? or is it just me?

This sounded very very nice, as I love salted caramel πŸ™‚ so I couldn’t wait to unwrap and take a bite.

This tasted really good, my only issue was I couldn’t really tasted the salted caramel as the Belgian chocolate over powered it….but this was MEGA nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

TREK POWER Millionaire Shortbread

“each bar is covered in a natural chocolate alternative, 15g protein and is 100% plant based ingredients”

I love a nice millionaire shortbread, so I was intrigued as to how this one would taste since its plant based.

Ohhh I am very impressed with this as it tasted MUCH nicer than I expected, the chocolate was nice and the overall flavour was good.

I could easily have this again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

St Pierre Brioche Waffle

I was introduced to St Pierre in a previous Degusta Box, and really liked it so when I saw two products again from them I was very excited to try them.

I love Brioche, I love waffles so this should be good…

AMAZING!!!

The Brioche, the sugar mmmmm SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

St Pierre Millionaires Waffle

Woohoo another product from St Pierre

This sounded good, looked good and tasted good!

It was finished very fast and I could have easily had a few more πŸ™‚

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Sharing Pouch

“Vegan friendly sweets that are chewy, fruity and irresistible”

I have not had Fruit Pastilles since I was a kid, so this brought back a lot of memories.

Just as they describe they are chewy, fruit flavoured and very addictive as you just want to take more and more πŸ™‚

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Barleycup

“made from cereal grains and chicory roots”

This was a nice find for me as I like an alternative to coffee, as I have been using another bran that does this style of drink since last January.

Time to make my Barleycup….kettle on…..

It tasted just like I expected since I have tried a similar brand.

If your looking to cut back on your coffee intake and fancy a nice alternative then check these guys out.

My Rating :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Mister Free’d Avocado Tortilla Chips

These sounded very interesting to me, and one that I was and wasnt looking forward to trying due to the Avocado flavour…

I took a few in my hand and ate them…

I couldn’t have been so wrong!! these were actually REALLY good, the flavour was really nice and I will 1000% be buying these when I see them again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Gregory’s Tree Organic Strawberry Fruit Twists

I have never seen or heard of these before so it was going to be fun trying these.

These were very nice, the strawberry flavour was just perfect and also the texture of the twist was really nice.

These were finished very fast πŸ™‚

My Rating :

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Whitworths Shots Fruity Biscuits

These sounded very nice and I was looking forward to try this.

I opened the packet and oh not what I was expecting….I was expecting either a liquid or a biscuit with the fruit through it….but nope its just a packet with the fruit as it is.

I popped it all in my mouth and enjoyed it, and this is another one if I see it again I will buy it πŸ™‚

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

NAT Bears Cereal

Firstly how cute is that box, and how cute is the bear drawing.

This has 6 packets inside and this boxes flavour was Honey.

The ingredients are sourced from natural origins, no artificial colours or flavours and wholegrain oat as their number 1 ingredient.

I poured milk in to my bowl, and placed a bear inside.

This had a really nice flavour, and the honey flavour was very very nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Grey Poupon Dijon Vegan Mayo

Grey Poupon launched a new Vegan Dijon Mustard Mayo and it was included in this months DegustaBox.

I decided to make my self a sandwich and use this mayo, I made a chicken slice sandwich and dug right in.

This was very nice, the flavour of the mustard mayo was very nice. It wasnt overpowering or left an aftertaste in my mouth.

If you like mustard but find it just a tad too strong for you, then I highly recommend this.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Baker Street Rye & Wheat Bread

I have never tried Rye bread before so this would be a first.

Since I was making a sandwich for the Dijon Mustard Mayo, I used the Baker street bread for this.

Hmmm I really liked the flavour of the bread, and its texture.

I could easily see myself buying this again, as it was a nice change from what I normally buy

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Lizi’s Focus and Boost Super Muesli

I cant remember the last time I had Muesli or even if I have ever tried it so this would be interesting.

One of these contained nuts so I had to skip that one, but I did try the Boost one.

I emptied the packet into a bowl, and poured some milk in…

This was an interesting texture and taste for me, I finished the bowl.

I dont think Muesli is for me, it lacked taste for me but I am sure if your into this you would liked this.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Sun-Pat Smooth Peanut Butter

I have been addicted to peanut butter recently, so when I saw this in this months DegustaBox I was very happy as I have not tried this one yet.

I got the smooth one, where some other Degusta Box peoples got crunchy…now this splits people down the middle what is better? smooth or chunky? for me I am a chunky fan but I was still looking forward to try thing this.

The smell of Peanut butter on warm toast is so mmmm

Ohhh this was very nice, it had a really nice flavour and very moreish hmmm could this change my mind about chunky being better hmmm thats a tough one.

My Rating :

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

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 πŸ™‚ plus its always fun trying different items.

I highly recommend you check them out as I have loved every month so far πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚ 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.β €

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 πŸ™‚

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/


Chat to me on here via the comments below, or on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know if you have been here or even tried what I had in this review. I want to hear from you so lets have a wee chat πŸ™‚

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Swadish (Merchant City, Glasgow) : Review

V: 12th December 2020


Today was the first day back for all restaurants after the tier here was lowered, which was great for all of the shops restaurants etc

I booked a table and already knew what I would be ordering.

Todays Order

I wanted to try 2 dishes I had never had here before, and thats exactly what I did.

Remember to check out either my previous blogs posts or my VLOGs on Swadish, as Swadish is one of my top places to eat.

My Drink

A Swadish Christmas Mocktail

Unfortunately I cant remember how much this is, but when I find out I will update this post. I also wont say what was in this as it means you have to go and try it!

I will tell you one part…it did have cinnamon in it and wow this was a really tasty mocktail.

When you visit you have to ask for one of these…or two.

The Food

Coconut Broth Mussels Β£7.50
Scottish Mussels, Green Curried Broth, Spiced Bread.

Mussels are one of those dishes that they are either done really bad or really good, there is never an in-between and thats with either just salt and vinegar or a lovely sauce.

On arrival the presentation was really good, and they smelled as good as they looked.

I dug right in….

These were cooked to perfection and the broth had a lovely flavour, there was no need for extra salt or anything it was really good!!!!!

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Main Course

Delhi’s Butter Chicken Β£13.00
Tender Chicken in rich and silky Tomato Sauce, Brown Onions, Dried Fenugreek, Garam Masala

When I was with my ex this year we followed one of Ajay’s recipes for this, and it turned out very good so today I thought I would order it and see how it was.

How good does this look? now it was tasting time.

This was very creamy, tender chicken and a really really good flavour. I would easily have this again….but next visit I will try something different again πŸ™‚

Was it as good as the one my ex and I made? well that info I will never tell :p

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

dessert

Warm Gulab Jamun Β£6.00
A sweet spongy balls made of milk, Topped with Berry Compote

I love Gulab Jamun, and its a fav for me to always end my meal on….well thats if there is still room for a dessert.

How good does this look, and with the ice cream and compote? hmmm never tried it with that before so this would be interesting.

WOW this really worked well!!! I could have easily had another 2 helpings of this!

Cant wait to have this again on my next visit.

  • Presentation : 5
  • Flavour : 5
  • Value For Money : 5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Visit Overall :

Another faultless visit, loaded with really amazing food!

I am happy to hear all the restaurants are open again, and Swadish as I have never had a bad meal or experience any time I have visited.

Do check them out and also check out their Swadish Heat and Eat

Review Scores –

  • Atmosphere : 5
  • Staff : 5
  • Menu Choice : 5
  • Service : 5
  • Food : 5
  • Value for Money: 5

Overall Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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