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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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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February 2021 Degusta Home Comforts Box UK: Review

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I am loving this subscription box from Degusta, every month is full of amazing surprises and I am enjoying trying very much.

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 Goodies

This months theme is “Home Comforts” so I couldn’t wait to receive the box, and start unboxing to see all the goodies.

Each product is available in your major supermarket chains.

Lost The Pot Noodle (Roasted Chicken & Sweet Chilli)

Who doesn’t like instant noodles? they are the quick easy comfort food you crave every now and then.

In this months box there were 2 packets of instant noodles from Lost The Pot, each were different flavours “Sweet Chilli” and “Roast Chicken”.

These Lost the Pot noodles are available in 3 flavours and are low in saturated fat.

I followed the instructions on the packet, and sat down to enjoy the Roach Chicken one first.

This was nice, the noodles nice and perfectly cooked and the flavour was just ok. I couldn’t taste too much of the chicken flavour…but that could just be me and my taste buds.

Next was the sweet chili, again I followed the instructions and tasted. These just like the first packet were cooked really well, and this did have a bit more flavour so I enjoyed these more.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Bounce Almond Plant Protein Ball

The number one entry ball brand has relaunched with a range of nut better filled energy balls

Unfortunately the Bounce ball doesn’t look like the picture on the packet, as am guessing it was a little squished during transit.

I couldn’t take this due to it having Almonds, as I am allergic so my mum volunteered to taste test it.

My mum said “it tasted like marzipan and had nice taste, soft and I enjoyed it”

Her Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Elements Vitamin Tea Ceylon Breakfast

Each tea bag contains B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, vitamin C and zinc.

I am not much of a tea drinker, but I am always up for trying and a product changing my mind about it.

This tea sounded very interesting, so I popped the kettle on and make myself a cuppa.

I decided to keep it black, so I could taste its actual flavour without spoiling it with milk etc

It tasted just ok, like tea…as I said am not much of a tea drinker so it tasted just as it should.

Am sure if you like tea, you would probably enjoy this.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

BelVita Soft Bakes Chocolate and Soft Bakes Blueberry

Delicious soft bakes made from 5 wholegrains

I have tried these in the past but never the soft bakes version, so this would be interesting.

I started with the Blueberry one..

Ohh this was very nice, it was soft but had a little crunch texture to it and the flavour was really good….I finished this very fast.

Next was the chocolate chip one, and just like the Blueberry one again soft but had a little crunch and tasted really good.

The chocolate chip one was the winner, and I could easily have this again…and if I see this in the shops I would purchase it.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Koko Original Coconut Milk

Last year I decided to stop taking milk in my cereal and try an alternative, not for any particular reason just to see how it was and if I would like it.

At the same time I stopped buying the sugary cereal and the slightly more healthier option, something that also contained a little fruit in it.

The choice of alternative milk I picked and have been using since then was Koko, so when I saw the same milk alternative product I have been using I knew I would instantly like it as I have been using it for over a year now.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Knorr Vegetable and Beef Stock Pots

I have never used any stock or stock pots, so this was new for me.

I used one of these as a base for a soup, and it was OK but I am not really a big soup fan to start with.

I will try the other one another time when I think what I can use it with.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Very Lazy Chilli

I recently came across this brand when I spotted that they did Chopped Garlic, so when I saw this was in this months DegustaBox I couldn’t wait to try this.

I made myself a cheesy chilli omelette, using a little of this and it was really nice.

The chillis gave it a nice little kick, and it was very morish.

This is a great brand, they do great tasty pre-chopped items and I will continue to buy their products as I am lazy 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Baka Caramel / Choco Mallow Cereal Bar

Ohhh both these bars sounded very good.

I started with the caramel one..

This had a really nice and soft texture, but for me only a very subtle hint of Caramel but it was nice and yes I did finish it.

The Choco Mallow was next..

Ohh this had an interesting flavour, and one that again very subtle but nice.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Jaffa cakes Passion Fruit & Cherry

When I was a kid I grew up munching on Jaffa cakes, they were the go to sweet treat….perfect flavour and perfect texture.

When I saw the Cherry and Passion fruit flavours in this months box, I thought ohhh these could be interesting.

I started with the Passion Fruit…

Oh I think in my mind I was expecting orange and the Passion Fruit flavour was a surprise. This had a lovely taste! just as you would expect, the normal texture we all know and love plus that passion fruit flavour mmm

Next was the Cherry one…

Ohh this one didn’t catch me off guard, and again was really nice.

The flavours of both were really good, and not too overpowering.

If you like the original Jaffa cake then you need to try these as they are just as good 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Milkybar Cookies and Cream Sharing Bag

Just looking at the packet these looked good and sounded good, cookies and cream mmmm

Time to open and taste…

These were very nice, soft, creamy and had a nice centre crunch a good texture.

I am not a mega fan of white chocolate but these were nice, and I would buy them again.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hartleys Strawberry Jam

Who doesn’t love Jam on toast for either breakfast or a wee snack.

Proper Jam is always the best as its got a great flavour, so when I saw this I couldn’t wait to make myself some toast.

This was amazing! I loved the flavour, sweetness and texture it was a perfect Jam on toast.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hilltop Blossom Honey

I love honey but its something I don’t tend to buy too often well for toast, as I do put some honey on top of my cereal to add some extra sweetness.

When I saw this honey I had to make myself some toast, I have never had this brand before so I was looking forward to trying it.

Ohh this was really good, it wasn’t too sweet but sweet enough and had a lovely taste. It was so good I actually had to make myself some more toast, and have more of this.

If you love honey and haven’t tried this, please do check this brand out.

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 🙂 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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