June 2021 Degusta Box : 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 Treats!

This months theme is Picnic, which is perfect as the good weather is finally here.

XITE : Nootropic Energy

About : XITE Energy contain nootropics that help with cognitive function.
Key benefits are that it’s zero sugar, packed with vitamins, keto and vegan friendly!

We are available online and nationwide through holland and barrett, whsmith.

FB & IG : @XITEENERGY

I used to take a lot of energy drinks, then calmed them down and now on occasion take them, and this is one brand I have never heard of so I was excited to try it.

Ohhh this was interesting!

It was very light, had a nice taste of raspberry…subtle but a nice amount and very refreshing.

I didn’t feel full like I do with some others, and I did feel a boost in my energy today…I would get this again as it was really tasty and refreshing.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Sun-Pat EXTRA : Salted Caramel Crunchy Peanut Butter

About : Fancy a bit of EXTRA flavour? …Ooh go on then! Introducing a brand new flavour explosion from the makers of The Nation’s Best Tasting Peanut Butter. Loaded with caramel coated peanuts and packed with salted caramel flavour. Epic on toast, pancakes or straight from the jar! 

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IG: @sun.pat_uk

I think Degusta Box has catered this box just to me as you all know how much I love peanut butter and sweet stuff and this is Peanut butter with salted caramel!!!

I tried a little on its own and on a soft white roll.

On its own your hit with an instant peanut butter flavour, followed by a subtle salted caramel flavour.

On the roll, it was exactly the same.

This was VERY VERY nice and I am sure it will be finished very fast! and now I know this exists I will be buying more.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

PLAYin Choc : JustChocBox M.LK

About : A delicious smooth and creamy vegan chocolate, which has won 18 awards since launching in 2018. The packaging is plastic-free, 100% recyclable and zero waste, and our ingredients are all ethically sourced.

Suitable for vegans and those with common allergens.

FB: @playinchoc
IG: @playinchoc

This was a new brand for me, but the description sounded really good and I couldn’t wait to check it out.

This was like opening a fancy chocolate, and bringing out a wrapped block. I loved its presentation, and now it was time to taste.

WOW a nice chocolate taste, but very creamy and soft and extremely moreish!!!

If i see these in the shops I will be buying more as I was hooked on the first bite.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well&Truly : Crunchies

About : We’re a snacks brand on a mission to unjunk delicious snacks, taking all the nasties out whilst keeping that crave-worthy flavour that keeps you digging to the bottom of the bag. We’ve got 6 flavours, each of which have 40% less fat.

All natural ingredients and are totally gluten free.

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IG: @_wellandtruly

This months box was great as this was another new brand to me, and both descriptions sounded good.

I started with the Really Cheesy one.

The best way to describe these are like cheesy wotsits, slightly crunchier texture, and not as fake a cheese flavour.

For me I felt the cheese flavour could have been a little stronger, but that’s a personal preference.

Now on to the smokey paprika.

Texture just like the other ones, but these had a nice subtle paprika taste.

Overall both are really nice, and due to being 40% less fat these are a great alternative to cheesy wotsits and your other crisps.

These were a perfect snack at work for me 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

McVitie’s British Icons Chocolate Digestives : Strawberry Cheesecake

There is nothing like a nice digestive with a tea or coffee, or just as a wee nibble.

In this months box there was these “strawberry cheesecake” flavour Digestives….this sounded very good and very yumm.

Visually they look just like the normal chocolate coated digestives, but now time to bite and taste…

OH just as always a lovely texture and then the flavour came across, a nice strawberry flavour subtle but nice. For me I didnt get the cheesecake flavour more just strawberry, but it was a nice flavour.

Its bad to say that half the packet vanished, my hand just kept going in for more.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hellmann’s : Garlic & Herb Sauce

About : Drizzle this mouthwatering sauce over your salad to bring it to life, or add to pizza for a creamy herby dip.

FB @Hellmanns
IG @hellmannsuk

To be honest I tend to stick with just the normal mayo, as not sure why I have not been too adventurous in this area but thanks to this box it was making me check out something new.

There were some wraps included in this months box, so what better way to test out the mayo was on a wrap.

I am in love!!!

This really added to the flavour of the wrap, chicken and brought everything together and I loved the whole collective taste.

This is another one I will be buying next shopping trip.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

NINE : Dark Choc and Choc & Rasp

About : Every NINE bar provides NINE powerful benefits, designed to look after your health and wellbeing. Sunflower,Pumpkin, Flax and hemp seeds are the nutritional force behind every bar and with at least 50% seeds in every single
flavour it’s a powerful delivery of health and deliciousness in equal measure.

FB: 9NINEBrand
IG: @9ninebrand

Another new brand in the box for me, this is great as there are so many brands out there its good to learn of others.

So one of them I couldn’t take as it contained nuts, but my mother told me it was very tasty and she enjoyed it.

The other was all just seeds, so I was safe to try this one.

For me I am not used to a seed bar, so the texture was very interesting for me. The flavour was nice, but for me I don’t know if its for me.

If you want a healthier snack option I am sure this is for you.

My Rating :

Rating: 3 out of 5.

The Coconut Collaborative : Little Choc Pots

About : Little pots of chocolate heaven. You would never know that these are made from coconut milk. We recommend eating them slowly as an after dinner treat, or using them to make the perfect (dairy free) hot chocolate.
*Best enjoyed chilled or can be stored at ambient condition

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IG: @coconutcollab

These are exactly as the package says, little chocolate pots…but did they pack a big flavour? lets try and find out.

How cute are they? and only 100 calories which is perfect as I am watching my weight these days.

I popped one open and tried it.

MEGA YUMMM so soft, smooth and great flavour for something so little.

The only problem with these pots are, you want more but its perfect as just 100 calories…but I was bad and had all 4 as they are mega YUM!!!!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Carr’s : Black Olive Melts

About : Black Olive Melts have a perfect balance of flavour and crispness, making them incredibly moreish. The same baking ingenuity that inspired our founder back in 1831, lives with us today in the craft and care that we put
into our products; and our Black Olive Melts are no different.

IG: @carrs_uk

Occasionally I like a good cracker and cheese to nibble on, so I was happy to see this as I have never tried these before.

Black over flavour hmm sounded good as I am an olive fan.

I first tried on their own and they had a nice texture, and then the olive flavour came which was subtle but really nice.

I then tried with some cream cheese, and again yum texture and all the flavours came through and was very tasty…I am looking forward to finishing these 🙂

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Deli Kitchen : Carb Lite Wraps

About : With just 14.6g of carbohydrates per wrap Deli Kitchen’s new Carb Lite Wraps are the perfect guilt-free option for your park picnics. Not only are they super soft and deliciously light, the vegan wraps also provide a source of protein and are high in fibre! Available in Tesco 

FB: @mydelikitchenuk
IG: @mydelikitchen

As you have seen from my previous review post, I used the Hellmanns mayo and made myself a chicken many wrap with these.

I really enjoyed the flavour of the wraps, and the whole ingredients together. I highly recommend these if your a wrap fan.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

5 Seconds Kimchi Mix

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I have only tried Kimchi a few times but it was many tears ago, and I found it to be ok and when I saw this I thought ohhh this could be interesting.

Unfortunately I was a bad blogger and forgot to take photos of what I made, but I can tell you this is so easy to use and packs a great flavour.

If i spot this in the shops I will be buying it again, as it was tasty and easy.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Caleno : Light & Zesty Non-Alcoholic

About : A lively distilled blend of Inca berry, pineapple, papaya, coriander, juniper berry, green cardamom & lemon peel -twisted with naturally light tonic- the ultimate fiesta! Available at caleñodrinks.com 

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IG: calenodrinks

I like finding new drinks and snacks so again this was new to me and I couldn’t wait to taste it.

I chilled it and then poured it out and sat down with Netflix and drank it.

This was very nice, the lemon flavour came over more and was very refreshing. I am glad I chilled this, as I think it probably helped with the tasting.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

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 Cove (Gourock, Scotland) 2021 : Review

The Visit

I have been to The Cove a good few times, but sometimes eat what I order before I take photos…bad blogger I know but hey I was hungry.

I visited The Cove (used to be called One Cove Road) on the 23rd May, as its been a while and its a lovely drive and lovely view when your inside having your coffee or snack.

What I Ordered..

Pancake Tower : Maple Syrup & Bacon £6.95

I have had this a few times when I have visited in the past, and I couldn’t not order it today as it was really good.

On arrival this looked very tasty and smelled really good!

I put the slices of bacon in between the pancakes, then poured the syrup all over….just look how good and shiny and mmmmmm it looked.

Time to dig in.

So good! everything made the perfect bite!

The bacon was lovely and super tasty, the pancakes light and fluffy and the syrup not too sweet, and as I said it all worked very very well together.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

I was actually wanting to order a coffee and a small cake, but this was very filling this is all I had. I guess I will have to do that next visit.

If you haven’t visited here before, please do check it out. You get great service, friendly staff, good food and on a lovely day a great view.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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May 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!

This months theme is BBQ & Outdoor, so I couldn’t wait to open my box and see what the goodies were.

Whitworths
Protein by Nature Mexican Spicy Grains

About : Protein by Nature is a range of beans, pulses and grains that are naturally nutritious, ready-to-heat vegan pouches packed full of 20g plant protein and goodness, with flavours inspirations from around the world!Protein by Nature Mexican Spicy Grains can be enjoyed on their own or to spice up fajitas.

FB & IG: @WhitworthsUK

This was very interesting, as I had in my head it was rice but I knew it wasn’t.

The flavour of this was perfect, not too strong or too subtle. It was very easy to eat as it was extremely tasty.

I enjoyed this so much that I went out and got a few other packets, to have with my dinner after work.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pip Organic : Sparkling Lemon

About : Pip Organic Sparkling Lemon is a refreshing blend of not from concentrate organic fruit juices and sparkling water containing absolutely no added sugar or sweeteners. At under 75kcal this piptastic drink counts as 1 of your 5-a-day as well as giving you a refreshing tingle to your tastebuds!

FB @PipOrganic
IG @piporganiclondon

A new brand for me which I love, as I get to try something new and experience it for the first time.

Lets start with the labelling, its funky and stands-out and had a the graphics are very cool

The drink I was expecting maybe something a little sour but this was very nice, it was very refreshing and I finished it all. It did quench my thirst, and now a brand I would look out for to either get this again or check out their other products.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Graze : Smokey Barbecue Crunch

About : Smoky barbecue crunch is: High in fibre, Packed with veg and Suitable for vegans.

FB: @Grazeuk
IG: @grazedotcom

Due to this containing nuts, I had to let my parents try these and review them.

My mum loves Graze products, and now always has some in the kitchen.

She said these were very nice, the flavour of the BBQ was just perfect so you could get the taste of the nuts and the BBQ

Mums Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Telstar Caramelised mini Cookie Stars and Chocolate mini Cookie Stars

About : Developed and produced by our dedicated team at the nibnibs bakery in Yorkshire. An irresistible mini cookie that we hope compares favourably against traditional mini cookie favourites. We reduced the sugar without compromising taste and without the use of artificial sweeteners. The cookies are also palm oil free.

IG: @nibnibs_uk
FB @nibnobsyorkshire

Anything cookie always catches my eye and I can’t wait to eat, so lets see if these tasted as good as the packaging makes them out to be.

Lets start with the packaging, its bright, simple and eye catching now to dig in

I started with the chocolate one, this is very light, and has an ok chocolate taste and a good crunch. I was surprised at how tasty these are, as they are only 90 calories.

Next was the plain cookies, just like the chocolate one these also had a nice taste, and crunch and again really addictive and only 88 calories.

For something low in calories these pack a great flavour, and highly recommended.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Knorr : Rosemary & Onion Seasoning

About : Use Knorr Seasoning Blends to create a delicious, no added salt plant-based dish. It’s ideal for a sweet potato, salad, roasted vegetables, vegetable stew, delicious sauce, tasty soup or any other exciting dish you want to try. Knorr Seasoning Blends, joining the Knorr Veggie Cook’s Essentials range with all the flavour.

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I have used this a few times with a few dishes I have made for my dinner, this really was very very nice.

I think this would be nice on a warm fresh Focaccia….so I will try it out soon and let you know.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nairn’s Spicy Oatcakes

About : Cheese & Chipotle is an exciting new flavour, but they still have all of the benefits that you expect from Nairn’s Oatcakes. Packed with fibre to keep your gut healthy, full of vitamins and minerals and a great source of slow
releasing energy – plus 125 years of Nairn’s expertise!

FB +IG @NairnsOatcakes

Oatcakes are something I really like, but never for some reason have as I always mean to buy some….and I saw these when I opened my box and went ohhhhhh

Firstly the flavour of these jumped right out at me “Cheese & Smoky Chipotle” these sounded good.

I tried these on their own first, so I could do a proper review and I also tried these with some cheese.

These are so good! even just on their own you get a lovely subtle cheese flavour followed by the chipotle flavour. These were also just as good with cheese, but as I said not needed as they are really really nice.

I highly recommend these.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Brioche Pasquier : Brioche Rolls

About : Our Brioche Rolls are soft, fluffy, light and great for both sweet and savoury recipes. Baked using quality ingredients,including our original levain, with no added preservatives.

FB: @uk.briochepasquier
IG: @pasquier_uk

Yum yum yum yum yum! did I say yum enough?

Yup these are that good and everything I have tried from Pasquier has been amazing!

I love the brand and the products and HIGHLY recommend you check them out.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Not Too Naughty Mini Cookies

IG: @nibnibs_uk
FB @nibnobsyorkshire

Woohoo more cookies this was great for me as you can’t have enough cookies 🙂

Again the first thing I noticed was how low the calories were for this, and how nice the graphics and fonts on the branding were.

Now taste time..

Just like the other cookies in this months box, these had a great taste, texture and crunch and again very addictive.

Again these are something that I would easily buy again, as they are light and a great low calorie snack.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hellmann’s Fat Free Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

About : Hellmann’s Fat Free Original salad dressing is a delicious classic recipe combining herbs, garlic and red peppers. With only 7 calories per tablespoon, this fat free vinaigrette is perfect for creating tasty, healthy dishes. It is made with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and is suitable for vegans.

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I am not a salad person, so unfortunately this wasn’t for me so again I gave to my parents to try with their salad.

They said adding this to a boring salad made a massive difference, it added a really lovely flavour to it and they enjoyed the salad much much more.

Their Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Bertolli : Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray

About : Our Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spray is perfect to add a fruity aroma to dishes like salads, marinades, and pasta. Made using only 100% extra virgin olive oil and no additives, the spray is propellant free, using only pure air to dispense evenly the right amount of oil needed.

FB: @BetrolliOliveOil
IG: @Betrollioliveoiluk

As you know I have taking up cooking to do more recipes to add to my blog, so when I got this I had to try it out when I was making some dishes.

This was really good stuff, just a few sprays and done and was perfect for all my dishes.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hershey’s : Cookies ‘n’ Cream Bar

Ohh something from Hershey’s and it was the Cookies ‘n’ Cream, this is one I have not tried before so I was looking forward to this.

I have to admit some of Hershey’s products taste ok and some taste really good, so I was hoping this would be really good.

Do you know what this reminded me of? a Milky bar with cookie bits through it…it had the exact taste of a Milky bar.

Yeah it was nice but white chocolate is not my first choice, its always dark but this was very nice and finished in one sitting.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Graze : Cocoa Vanilla Protein Oat Bite

About : Cocoa vanilla protein oat bites: 45% less sugar than the average cereal bar, high in fibre, source of protein, suitable for vegans, made from whole rolled oats

FB: @Grazeuk
IG: @grazedotcom

I love a good cereal bar, ones that are light but actually have a flavour to them which to be honest is very rare.

This was actually ok, it had a nice texture and an ok flavour.

For me personally I wish it had a slightly stronger cocoa flavour, but thats just me and my sweet tooth talking.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Hippeas : Chickpea Tortilla Snacks

About : Chips just got Hip. HIPPEAS tortilla chickpea snacks are vegan, gluten free, and contain 7g of protein and 2g of fibre per single serve bag (40g).

FB: @Hippeas_snacks
IG: @Hippeas_snacks_uk

I have had some Hippeas products before, and always liked them so when I saw this and its flavour I was very very very intrigued.

I popped open the bag and ohh a nice smell, now tasting time.

Ohhh these were so good! they had that great tortilla crisp texture and a lovely flavour that wasn’t overpowering.

Is it bad to say that these were finished before I even noticed they were finished, I guess my hand just kept reaching in and out and in and out 🙂

Highly recommend!!!!!! I will be getting these again!

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Echo Falls : Blueberry

About : The new Echo Falls rosé seltzers (4.5% ABV) come in at 69 calories per can and are available in three refreshing flavours: Blueberry & Hibiscus, Strawberry & Pink Pepper, and Raspberry, Lychee & Rose. These lightly flavoured seltzers are the perfect summer tipple, available in Asda and independent stores.

FB: @Echofallswine
IG: @echo_falls

Ohh something new again for me, and it looked and sounded good so I chilled it and had it with my dinner.

I took a sip and hmm I took another, this was interesting.

This was very light, and had a subtle blueberry flavour but refreshing at the same time….personally and this is a personal thing I would have preferred if it had a stronger blueberry flavour as it was just there and no more.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Rowntree’s Dessert Pastilles

About : Inspired by delicious fruity desserts, try the irresistible taste of Rowntree’s® Dessert Pastilles. Every sharing bag contains a mixture of four fantastic flavours: Cherry Bakewell, Blueberry Pie, Apple Crumble and Mango Sorbet. Rowntree’s® Dessert Pastilles are irresistibly chewy and also vegan friendly for even more people to enjoy!

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IG: @rowntreesuk

Ohh another childhood favourite but this time updated and new.

These sounded really good from the packaging, so it was time to burst the bag open and dig right in.

Oh these are very interesting, they are like the normal fruit pastilles but a much better and stronger flavour.

This is the way the original ones should be, these are great!!!! they don’t taste like it says on the packet more just mango, blueberry and cheery rather than cherry cheesecake etc.

Super addictive, great flavours and the packet won’t last you too long so get two.

My Rating :

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Overall :

Website : www.degustabox.com/en/

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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