April 2021 DegustaBox : 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 Sweet Treats!

Gunna Drinks : Ginger Lemonade

About: It’s our mission to battle the bland and bring customers healthier alternatives that are full of flavour. Our drinks contain less than 5% sugar, fewer calories and no artificial colours or preservatives. To put it simply, we make the soft drinks that we love. We’re big on flavour and true character.

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Ginger drink I am not a fan off really, as the ginger always catches the back of my throat but I am always up for finding something that changes my mind on a specific food or drink.

I put this in to chill, and popped it open to have along side my dinner.

Oh ok so this wasn’t as bad as other ginger drinks for me, I think because it also had lemonade it lessened the ginger kick for me.

This was refreshing and had an ok taste, if you like ginger then this is 100% for you.

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

McVitie’s Hobnob : Sticky Toffee Pudding

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Hobnobs are a classic, everyone loves them, people either dunk them in their tea or have them as is.

When I saw these I was very happy, and then I noticed the flavour….Sticky Toffee Pudding ohhh now this was going to be interesting.

I had to take them as is to do a proper review, before I dunked in to my tea/coffee.

Oh I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour, I don’t think its 100% sticky toffee pudding flavour….its more a toffee flavour but it was very very nice.

I cant wait to finish these 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Aero : Dark & Milk

About : Introducing Aero® Dark&Milk, a darker chocolate bar that is bubbling with smooth milk and dark intensity. Aero® Dark&Milk has a higher percentage of cocoa solids than standard Aero®, whilst keeping the lightness and smoothness of Aero® milk chocolate. 

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I love a good dark chocolate bar, and I like Aero as a brand.

I am not a massive mint aero person, so when I saw this one I was very happy and couldnt wait to open the packet and dig right in.

As expected it melts in the mouth, has an amazing flavour and there is no way you can only have a little you have to have the whole bar.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

KIND : Dark chocolate Orange Almond

About : We’re excited for you to try our take on a UK favourite, Dark Chocolate Orange Almond. An iconic flavour. done better. We hope you enjoy! Let us know what you think @kindsnacksuk USE discount code ICONIC20 for 20% off your first order.  FB+IG: Kindsnacksuk

Due to this containing Almonds, I cant eat it so I gave it to my mum to review.

She said she really liked the flavour, the dark chocolate didn’t take away from the rest of the flavours which she liked and she liked the texture.

Mum Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Get More Vits : Vitamin D Mango & Passion Fruit Drink

About : Daily dose of Vitamin D, Sugar free and low calorie, Tasty and delicious Mango & Passionfruit flavour 

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I had actually just heard about Get More Vits a week prior to getting the DegustaBox, as I had heard it was a great way of getting well more vitamins.

I drink a lot of water every day, so drinking water with vitamins is just as easy and simple and better for me so this sounded very good.

After a workout I drank this, this had a nice flavour the mango and passionfruit was just there and not over powering. It was very refreshing, and healthy as it is water with some vitamins in it.

This is something I can see myself drinking more off.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Bull’s-Eye Kentucky Habanero Hot Sauce

This was a new brand for me, and am not a big hot sauce person but always willing to give it ago.

For dinner I decided to have some of this, and see how hot and how it tasted.

This had a nice kick to it, not super hot and once that kicked disappeared which was fast the flavour was really nice!! so nice I think half the bottle was finished.

I would 100% buy this and recommend this if you like hot sauces.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Dorset Cereals : Nutty Granola

About : Enjoy a breakfast worth slowing down for, with dorset cereals Nutty Granola. Made full of crunchy cashews and delicious almonds, so you’ll want to press pause and savour each mouthful. We call it Breakfast on the Slow, and we would love you to join us.

Due to this containing hazelnuts and cashews, I can’t eat this, so I gave it to my mum to do this review.

My mum made this for her Sunday breakfast, and this is what she said “she loved the crunchy texture and the flavours of all the nuts was really good” and she had it the next morning to…so that says how much she enjoyed it.

Mums Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Very Lazy : Chipotle Paste

About : The Very Lazy Paste gives your food that textbook spicy kick but with the added deepness you get from the smokiness. Easy to use and an all round crowd pleaser, we’re sure all the family will enjoy. Visit verylazy.com for recipe ideas. 

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I was very happy to see another “Very Lazy” product as I think it’s a great name and a great brand.

I popped the top open and took a smell and mmm it was so good, and I couldn’t wait to use it.

I actually made a Mexican BLT, and used this on it as it did require chipotle paste (recipe for that soon so keep watching)

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Noodl Plus : Instant Noodles

This looked and sounded very interesting “Turmeric Noodles”, this was new to me as one I have never heard of this style of noodles and two I have never tried them.

I followed the instructions and tasted.

Hmm flavour-wise it was just so so for me, the noodles didn’t have the same texture as normal noodles….a bit more of a bit to them.

As I said it was just so so for me, I am not too sure if I would have this one again.

My Rating :

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Get More Vits : Multivitamin Chewing Gum

Another Get More Vids product, and this time its was chewing gum…interesting.

I popped one out the packet, and gave it a chew.

Oh this was very nice, it had a nice peppermint flavour not too strong just there and very nice. It was a little crunchy to start with, then was more like gum.

I really liked this and had one a day till the packet finished, this is something I would be happy purchasing and using on a regular basis.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Tilda : Limited Edition Japanese Teriyaki Rice

About : Delicious and authentic, made with sticky jasmine rice mixed with spring onions, carrots and water chestnuts with addition of soy sauce, sugar and mirin (ingredients typically used in teriyaki marinade). Quick and easy way to bring taste of Japan to your plate and make your midweek meal more exciting. 

Ohh this again was a new product for me, and it sounded really good so I couldn’t wait to try this.

I made some homemade sweet and sour chicken, and used this rice along side it.

Firstly the rice was super easy to make, cut the top of the packet and put it in the microwave for a few mins and done.

Flavour wise ohhh so so good and the texture was also good, it was perfect along side the chicken and I have purchased this packet again and can’t wait to use it again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brioche Pasquier : Pancakes

About Our brand new pancakes are twin-wrapped for convenience and delicious either on their own or when covered with sweet toppings and fruit. 

When I brought this out to take photos and try, I didn’t notice the “brioche” part of the description.

I heated them up and put some butter on them and dug right in.

WOW WOW WOW!!! yes these were amazing!!!

These are buttery fluffy and extremely extremely moreish! these were finished the same day they were opened and I can’t wait to have more.

I rate out of 5 but these are a solid 10

My Rating : 10

Overall :

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As always this is a great box, you get amazing treats each month and it’s always good to try new products.

I loved this months box, as there were a few items I have purchased again or will when I find them in my supermarket.

I highly recommend you check them out as I have loved every month so far 🙂

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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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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TFI Munchy Sweet Box Delivery : Review

I have followed Taste Irvine on Instagram for a while, as I have wanted to take a drive and have a meal….then Covid happened and I haven’t managed.

The guys noticed I liked my sweets, and mentioned they have started a sweets section to their business and they were doing munchy boxes which tickled my taste buds.

I took a look at their sweets Instagram account @taste_factory_inc and spotted a box called TFI box which was £15 and placed my order.

The TFI Munchy Box

The Goodies

This looked a great box and I spotted a few that I really couldn’t wait to eat.

Gatorade : Orange

This was my first time trying Gatorade, I have heard of the brand but never tried so this was exciting.

I chilled this and lucky it was a nice evening so I took it outside and enjoyed the sun.

This had a subtle orange taste, but surprisingly refreshing. I don’t know what I could compare it to, I liked this and could easily drink it again.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Herr’s Carolina Reaper flavoured Cheese Curls

This was one of the products that stood out for me, as I was interested to see how HOT these were.

I am not good with spicy foods, so HOT crisps can be hit or miss. I have had some hot crisps in the past that just had a slightly kick, and others where my mouth was on fire but for a few seconds.

I smelled these to start with and wow they had a lovely smell, now taste time.

To start with they had a lovely taste, then BANG! what a kick! and it continued for me for a good few seconds. I decided to be brave and eat a few at once, BANG this kick lasted for much longer.

Overall these were really nice and I did enjoy them but I am sitting on the fence due to the kick for me. If you like spicy crisps, or fancy trying them then do check out Taste Irvine and get yourself a box.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Snickers : Crunchy Peanut Butter

Since learning I am ok with peanuts I have been going crazy trying different products, and this was another one that stood out for me.

I have never seen this in any of the shops I have been in, is it new? or is it only one you can get from Taste Irvine?

Taste time..

This is split in to two small bars, so I took a bit and mmmm AMAZING!! this was so tasty! The flavour of the peanut butter, the gooey centre everything really was perfect.

This was finished fast and one I will 100% be buying if I see this again.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

M&M : Fudge Brownie

I love M&Ms from the chocolate to their products in their shop, so I was very happy to see these as this one is a new one for me.

After biting half of one for a photo, I took a few and enjoyed.

These were soo good, they were just as you would expect from M&Ms. A good crunch and tasty filling.

I am now deciding if these are now in first place or is crispy still winning hmm not sure I can decide.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Goobers : Milk Chocolate Dry Roasted Peanuts

I have never tried or heard of Goobers, so this was a great treat for me as I love trying new things.

These for me were nice, but the roasted flavour came over more than the chocolate but that’s me being fussy. They were very nice, and finished the day they were open…that tells you how nice they were 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hostess : Twinkies

I was introduced to Twinkies on my first visit to New York, they are the perfect combination of cake and cream and sweetness.

These were no different, finished in one sitting.

These for me could become so addictive and I could probably eat many in one sitting.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jolly Rancher : Sour Surge

Now here is a name that I haven’t heard in a while, and a new product for me.

Sour candy can be hit and miss for some people, we know we kinda don’t like it but we still reach in for more….or is that just me?

These brought back memories of childhood for me, the flavours the centre and the memories made me enjoy these much much more.

I went easy on this bag, as I knew I had more stuff to try so I had to leave room.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Laffy Taffy : 2 Flavour Mystery Swirl

Firstly this is a hard product to take a photo off, its sooo long.

I haven’t heard of this before, but it said its got 2 flavours that are going to be a mystery so it was time to unwrap and taste.

This was nice and chewy, and the two flavours I got lime and something else I couldn’t put my finger on it but they worked very well together for the overall flavour.

Due to its size, I left half for another day.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

The Original : Chocolate Cookie Dough Bites

Before opening this, I instantly knew this would be amazing…come on!! cookie dough!!!

I love cookie dough, warm or cold like this and could easily just keep eating it as its soo good and hits the right spot.

YUM YUM and even more YUM!!!! I could have easily had another 3 packets of these. They were sweet, chocolaty and extremely moreish!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jolly Rancher : Watermelon Lollipop

This one I didn’t try, as I am not a watermelon flavour fan or watermelon fan so I gave this one to my dad.

My dad described it was “your typical lollipop but with a slightly sour watermelon taste.”

If your a watermelon fan am sure you would like this.

He finished it and said a 4 out of 5 for him.

Dads Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Laffy Taffy : Banana Flavoured Taffie

Chewy banana flavour treat, that sums it up perfectly.

The flavour was nice and not that fake overpowering banana, it was chewy which is always good and yeah I really liked it.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Airheads : Green Apple & Blue Raspberry

Now here is a name I have not seen in a long time, I instantly thought of school and college years when I saw these.

Lets start wit the Green Apple, its a nice subtle slightly sour apple flavour but if your like me transports you back to when you were a kid…the texture and flavour.

The Blue Raspberry was the same as the Green Apple, but not a flavour I would normally go for.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

I am so glad I ordered this, as I enjoyed 99% of this box.

I also tried a few new products that I might never have been able to try or buy to try.

If you have a sweet tooth like me, or like what you saw in this review please do check these guys out and treat yourself to a munchy box…oh I should say they also do bigger ones than the one I got.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Choco Slabs Chocolate : Review


At the time of typing this review and a little after, most of the accounts I follow started to post chocolate slabs and they all looks really good.

I decided to randomly select an account and Choco Slabs was the one I choose.

I couldn’t wait for them to arrive as I have a very very sweet tooth 🙂

About Choco Slab

Hey, we’re Sophie & Daniel!

We are a small, independent business located in Kent.

We make our fully-loaded chocolate slabs as a couple and… what we’ve learnt most about doing these… is Sophie is mostly the boss 🙂 

“Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.”

Our aim is to hand make delicious slabs, fully loaded with chocolate delivered straight to your door. 

“Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.”

What Arrived

These are wrapped and have a cute little bow, I really liked this as it added to the presentation….plus the chocolate slabs looked really good and I couldn’t wait to dig in.

THE OLD SKOOL ONE (Mars, Rolo & Twix)

Cost : £4.99

Visually just looking at this its an instant mmmm but how does it taste?

I broke a bit off and took a bite…

Ohhhhhhh sweet, chocolaty, sticky, caramel mmmm this was sooo good!!!

This had everything right about it and its bad to say it was finished very very fast.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

THE LOTUS BISCOFF BAR

Cost : £4.99

Biscoff anything is good am I right? so I was really looking forward to this one.

I opened the chocolate and took a bite…

Ohhh the texture and the sweetness and the chocolate ohh very nice. This had a perfect balance of chocolate and biscoff you could taste and enjoy both.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

If you have a sweet tooth and want to help some small businesses then why not check out Choco Slabs, I don’t have any issues with what I got as it all tasted really nice and presented nicely to.

Both slabs were finished the night they were opened, and I really enjoyed the texture and taste.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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