Degustabox September 2016

We’ve been getting the Degustabox for a few months now, and it’s something we look forward to every month. It’s a big affair when the box arrives, with the kids excited to see what new treats are in the box. It’s opened us up to lots of new brands and products that we probably wouldn’t have otherwise tried. September’s box was no exception.


Metcalfe’s Popcorn Thins (Milk Chocolate) – RRP £1.00


These were really moreish – a bit like rice cakes but made with popcorn instead and coated in milk chocolate. At only 82 calories per serving, they’re not too naughty either!

Get Fruity Bar – RRP £1.00


I usually find these sort of oat and fruit bars really sweet and artificial tasting, but I was pleasantly surprised by this – it was really nice! There are six different varieties of the bar, and I would love to try one of the other flavours.

Cape Drinks – RRP £1.59 x 2


Quite often in our Degustabox we have had these sort of fruity fizzy drinks, and I really like them. I don’t like most soft drinks or cordials, so these are always a welcome change. They were really refreshing and I especially liked the peach and lychee one!

Cirio Borlotti Beans – RRP £1.89 for three


These are still sitting in my cupboard because I’m not quite sure what to do with them yet, but that’s exactly what I like about the Degustabox – a chance to discover and try out new things!

Emily Crisps Crunchy Banana – RRP £1.75


Dried banana chips are one of my favourite snacks – in fact, this prompted me to get me some more when I went shopping. These ones were perhaps a little sweeter than ones I’ve had in the past but they were still absolutely delicious and didn’t last very long!

Hartley’s No Added Sugar Jelly Pots (Strawberry, Orange, Tropical, Raspberry) – RRP £0.50 x 4


We sometimes buy these when I am too lazy to make our own jelly. The boys love them, and they will be perfect for popping into the lunchboxes I now have to make!

Teisseire Sirop (Raspberry & Cranberry) – RRP £2.99


When I saw this tin bottle, it took me a few seconds to work out exactly what it was. I’ve never heard of this brand before and I was a little intrigued. It’s like a grown-up fruit cordial and even though I generally don’t drink any sort of squash, I really, really liked it. In fact, I’ve hidden it from the kids because I want to keep it all to myself.

Say YES to No Bread Chips – RRP £1.49


I’m not sure whether I’m actually quite glad they only sell them in Waitrose (we don’t appear to have one nearby) or gutted – they were so yummy I would be buying them by the bucketload if I could! They were like crouton-y breadstick-y crispy things, and would be really good with things like soup, or just eaten from the bag as we did!

Mrs Crimble’s Fusilli – RRP £1.99


I had this gluten free pasta in mushroom and cream sauce for lunch, and it was really nice. I do keep some packet pasta’s in the cupboard for quick and easy lunches or as a side to main meals. This would be nice as a side with some chicken for a more substantial meal.

Chia Bia Whole & Milled Chia Seed Sachets – RRP £1.00 x 2


I haven’t got round to using these yet, but I’ll be making my coconut and chia pudding one day this week!

So there’s this month’s Degustabox. It usually costs £12.99 a month, which is excellent value for money anyway, but readers can get a whopping £7 discount on their first box with the code BLDEG15.

*We were sent this for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. 



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