If you’ve not heard of Degustabox, then where have you been? It’s a food & drink monthly subscription box – bringing you 10-15 surprise products, many which are new to the market. When you sign up, you get to fill in your very own profile, meaning a couple of the products may differ. It’s actually the highlight of my week when this little beauty arrives on my doorstep – so what was in May’s box?
· A bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze
· A packet of Garafalo fusilli pasta
· Two bottles of Cranes alcoholic drink
· Two packets of Kallo corn cakes
· A packet of Brioche Pasquier croissants
· A Get Fruity bar
· A bottle of Beloved date nectar
· Two packets of The Wonderful Company nuts
· Two Pechkeks misfortune cookies
· A carton of Pomegreat juice
I’ll begin this month’s post with a bit of brand repetition. I don’t mind it so much when it’s brands or products I like, but I definitely feel like Degustabox need to stop with the consecutive monthly repetition – I know so many people that are getting bored. Brioche Pasquier are one of those brands and this time round, we received a packet of all-butter croissants. Individually wrapped in packs of two, these were a reasonable size and made for a lovely weekend breakfast. The two products by Kallo were different varieties of corn cake: yogurt-topped and milk chocolate-topped. I loved both and took them to work to snack on during the day. I’d buy both products again and wouldn’t begrudge receiving them in a future Degustabox.
The Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze will come in handy when we barbecue, if we get a summer this year. Alternatively, it’ll be a great marinade for grilled chicken or ribs. I love the JD sauce at TGI’s, so I’m sure I’ll love this too. As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t eat white pasta, but I know the Garfalo fusilli will go down well with my and brother – there is always pasta in our cupboard!
I had never heard of Cranes of Cambridge before, but it was good to see a lesser-known and fairly local brand within this month’s box. The alcopop-style drinks were lovely and fruity and not too sweet. Containing real fruit juice, they didn’t have that artificial taste like other drinks. I preferred the raspberry & pomegranate to the original cranberry, but would love to try the strawberry & kiwi flavour. Each bottle contains 99kcal and no added sugar. I’m also a fan of Pomegreat’s pomegranate juice so it was a lovely surprise to find this in the box. It’s a perfect summer drink and I’ll probably use it to make cocktails.
The Beloved Date Nectar was a great alternative to honey. I had this with crème fraiche and fruit at breakfast and although it contained lots of naturally occurring sugars, to me, it wasn’t as sweet as honey. I imagine this would equally be as nice on pancakes or porridge.
There were plenty of snacks this month and I’ll start with the Pechkeks misfortune cookies. Black in colour, the fortunes in the middle were equally as dark. One of mine read: Break a mirror tomorrow. Seven years back luck would be an improvement. The nuts by The Wonderful Company were great for work and the portion-conscious, at 20g a bag. I loved the salted pistachios but felt the almonds could have done with some kind of seasoning. And finally the Get Fruity bar was good too and reminded me a bit of the Nakd oat and fruit bars. I had the apricot, orange & ginger bar, which was fruity but also very filling.
Try your first box, with a £7 discount. Either follow this link. Or go to the website and enter my special reference code: LUCYW-2B19. Enjoy!
What were your thoughts on the May box?
Love, Lucy xx