Degustabox | January 2018

As always, when January’s Degustabox turned up, there was lots of excitement and squeals from the kids. They love opening the box to see what is in there! If you haven’t heard of Degustabox, it’s a monthly food and drinks subscription box, crammed full of goodies. Each month has a different theme, and January’s was ‘New Year, New Me’.

So what was in the January Degustabox?

Jordans Juicy Red Berry Frusli Bars – 2 x £0.45

These were quite nice, as a healthy-ish snack, but they were very sweet. They’re absolutely crammed with cranberries and raisins.

Colomby Crunchy Chicken Bites Seasoned Corn Coating – £0.90

We haven’t used it yet, but I love the idea of this. The kids love chicken nugget type things, so to be able to have a go at making our own is great. It’s corn, instead of wheat to make it extra crunchy – it’s on the meal plan for next week!

Robinsons Fruit Cordial – £2.49 – One of three flavours included in each box

This was gorgeous! I don’t drink enough water, usually sticking to tea or coffee. We always have cordial in for the kids, but I don’t like it. This is a whole new ballgame – it’s definitely one for the grown-ups!

Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccine – £3.00

Again, this is something we haven’t used yet but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve never tried anything like this before so I have no idea what to expect. It’s plant based and is high in protein and fibre, so super healthy! I’m looking forward to trying it with some sort of tomato or chilli sauce.

Hersheys Cookies N Creme 5 Pack Snack Pack – £1.00

We were so excited to see these in the Degustabox. We’ve had  a large cookies and cream bar in a previous box, but these mini bars were perfect for the kid’s lunchboxes. Well, they would have been, had they not all been eaten before…

Mahtay Yerba Mate Sparkling Tea – £1.49

I really didn’t like this. It’s made from South American yerba mate, coconut water and acai berries so is super healthy, but I just didn’t like the taste of it. I struggle to get my head around the concept of iced tea, let alone sparkling ice tea!

Mallow & Marsh Coconut Marshmallow Bar – 2 x £1.35 

This was probably my favourite thing in the box – it was proper lush. I love marshmallow as it is, but this is super squishy and tasty and topped with coconut. The bar was on the big size but it didn’t stop me eating it in one go – I’ll be definitely looking to buy this again!

Latin American Kitchen by Santa Maria Chipotle Mayo Topping – £1.80

This was a very close contender for my favourite product in the box. It’s certainly the most useful one to us. We love stuff like this – we have it with chips, on sandwiches, with salads and with things like nuggets or burgers. It has a slightly smoky but creamy taste – yum!

Pulsin Vanilla Whey Protein Powder – £1.99

This protein powder is another that is great for those who are muscle building, with 22g of protein per 25g serving. It can be made up with milk or water or added to a smoothie for extra nutrition. Graham had this, and said it was ok, but had a slightly chemical taste. It’s probably not something we would buy again simply because it’s not something we use.

Pulsin Vanilla Choc Chip Protein Booster – £1.59

I’m guessing this is a product you would use alongside the whey protein powder above. Again, it’s something Graham had. He enjoyed them and said it tasted very much look like fudgey cookie doughy with big chunks of chocolate in it.

LighterLife Fast Ready to Drink Shakes – 2 x £2.49

These are meal replacement shakes, which I normally quite enjoy. They’re milkshake style and were ok – not something I’d go out of my way to have, but it was good to try them out.

Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks – £3.49

This was lovely, chunky, and almost a sort of ‘meaty’ tuna. We eat quite a lot of tuna – it’s the one oily fish we all enjoy and have it in pasta bakes and on baked potatoes, but this tasted lovely just as it is with the oils left in with it.

Miso Tasty Spicy Ramen Noodle Kit – £1.99

We’ve had something similar to this in a previous Degustabox, and I really enjoyed it. It was perfect for a really quick and easy lunch.

I can’t say it was my favourite Degustabox – I like the ones where there are a few treats in there and this felt quite health conscious. However, as always, it’s a good variety of items and I like being able to try new products out.

If you want to try a Degustabox out for yourself, head over to their website. It costs £12.99 a month, but the contents of the box are always worth around £20 – £25, making it good value for money.

*We were sent this product free of charge for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are our own.




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