Monday, 18 August 2014

July Degusta box

I have been super busy so I apologise that my Degustabox review is a little bit later than other bloggers. As usual I received a text the day before the scheduled delivery checking that I would be in to receive the Degustabox. Then on the day we had another text informing us of the time slot, which was handy so we knew when to be around. This month we got the combination of the alcohol box and non alcohol box to review which was exciting because we got loads to review.

I always love how the Degustabox is packaged and presented it makes for a very exciting un-boxing. I didn't do it this month but will do an un-boxing video on our Youtube channel. However we were able to film for Katys Sunday Bake Day Eton Mess cupcake using one of the products in the box. You also get to see us enjoying the products throughout the week on our daily vlog channel The Gibblets.

Portlebay RRP £0.79 per pack
The factory is only a 2 minute drive from my house so I was keen to try the flavours they had to offer. My favourite was the Chili and Lime followed by the sweet and salty and I’m still undecided whether I loved the crispy bacon and maple syrup flavour or found it overwhelming. They are something new when it comes to popcorn which I think is exciting and can see myself buying more for parties as a talking point.

Zeo drinks RRP £1.29 for singles and £4.29 for a four pack.
These drink although refreshing I felt lacked the real enthusiasm to actually make me want to have more. The drinks come in three light and refreshing flavours crush, zest, burst.

Maggi RRP £5.44-£5.54
We were very excited to receive these handy flavoursome sachet family meals. In the Degustabox were So Baked cheesy chicken and leek potato bake, So baked Piri Piri chicken, So baked beef and ale casserole and So juicy Oriental soy and garlic chicken. These were all so tasty but my favourite had to be piri piri chicken always a winner in my eyes. They are so easy and simple to use we love them.

The Berry Company RRP £1.49
This was a really nice drink it was refreshing and light which made it easy to drink as well as tasty.

Frank £0.85

A great product gluten, nut and dairy free. Lovely moist texture reminiscent if a chocolate brownie. The blueberries give a lively surprise to the taste buds and are not overpowered by the chocolate. Incredibly filling as I ate it mid morning and was full till teatime. Ideal for packed lunches, picnics or a yummy treat.

Green & Blacks RRP £2.29
I’m not a massive fan of dark chocolate but the addition of the lemon flavour is a welcome one and I’d imagine cooking with this dark chocolate make for some tasty results.

Hornsby’s RRP £1.25
Well I was looking forward to drinking these and they didn’t let me down. The best way to describe them is an alcho pop style flavour but with a masculine cider taste and texture.

Dr. Oetker
Eton Mess RRP £1.99
Violet Crystals RRP £1.29
My wife loves baking and was over the moon to receive these and straight away used the Eton Mess topping (as you can see in the photograph) and made the delicious eton mess cupcakes, the recipe for which was included!