Thursday, March 26

- March Degustabox...

Another month, another Degustabox! Whether they contain beauty treats, flowers, candles; you name it, monthly subscription boxes are huge at the moment. Degustabox is in fact a food & drink delivery box service which encourages you to try out new products on the market. A lot of us hurriedly complete our food shopping and tend to stick to the usual habits, so Degustabox is here to help you branch out.

Containing 9-14 surprise items every month, each box costs just £12.99 (inc. delivery) and, even better, I have a £3.00 discount code to share with you all. Simply type 'PO0NN' when registering, to get your first box for only £9.99!

Let's see what's inside March's box*...

Jordans Granola RRP: £3.69
Natvia RRP: £2.00

First of all is this Jordans granola containing dried strawberries & blueberries. I'm a huge fan of granola; if I had to have it every morning for the rest of my life, I would be a happy bunny. Jordans have created a lighter version containing 30% less fat. This is obviously great, but when brands do this, it does make me wonder why it wasn't done in the first place(?). Also, quite often with low-fat items (and as is the case for this), the sugar content is still high. I do think sugar content needs to be labelled clearer on items instead of solely fat. Anyway, the tastiness of this gets a tick.

With sugar content a worry for many, a sample of Natvia is included in this month's box. This is 100% naturally sourced and is a great alternative to sugar and artificial sweeteners. Derived from stevia, this contains zero calories and is a much better way to enjoy some sweetness.

Brioche Pasquier Baked Bread Bites RRP: £0.50 (each)

Next are these bacon-flavoured Baked Bread Bites. These are made with real French bread and area great change from crisps. I think these are a wonderful idea from Brioche Pasquier, who are known for their baked goods, to expand in the market. These are super moreish and have just the right amount of flavour. Nom.

BBQUE RRP: £3.99

Admittedly, I did think this was some sort of car shampoo when I first spotted the packaging from behind. And now I have Christina Aguilera's 'Car Wash' stuck in my head. Great. Anywhoo, turns out this is barbecue sauce, 'cause ya know, this is a food box. There are 4 flavours available which all sound incredible: grill and beechwood, the original, honey and mustard and chili & horseradish. Here is the Original, containing cranberries, beer, honey and apples. So, who wants to throw a BBQ party?

Kents Kitchen Posh Noodles RRP: £1.75

Known for their nifty meal kits as featured in previous boxes, Kent's Kitchen have released posh noodles. Basically the same concept as the pot noodle but a bit fancier. I received these in Spicy Szechuan and I feel this is where 'smellovision' needs to be a thing because these smelt a-mazing. If you're a wuss with spice (like me) don't be put off as these's aren't spicy at all. In fact, if you're after some heat you'll be disappointed with these. On a negative note, these claim to be a 'perfect lunch or hot snack', but they didnt even satisfy my snack needs (maybe I'm just greedy). At £1.75, these seem a little expensive for what they are. Posher than a pot noodle? Yes. Posh enough to up the price and get away with it? Nopes.

Maynards Sour Patch Kids RRP: £1.00
Bassetts Jelly Babies Berry Mix RRP: £1.48
Lindt Lindor Assorted Mini Eggs RRP: £2.00 (each)

And then we have some sweet treats. It has to be said, I'm definitely more of a chocolate person so I wasn't that fussed when I saw these Sour Patch Kids and Jelly Babies. If you are into sweets like this though, then they are both a cool idea. Maynards have created these flavoured gums which start off sour then end up sweet, and Bassetts have taken their most loved flavours (blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry) to form the Berry Mix bag.

As a chocolate person, all was not lost. In fact, Degustabox have spoilt us this month with two bags of Lindt Lindor Assorted Mini Eggs. With Easter on the horizon, these are the perfect holiday treat. Each bag contains milk, white and dark chocolate eggs with the well-known smooth filling. *Insert heart eyed emoji here*.

JuiceBurst RRP: £1.25 (each)
Crabbie's Alcoholic Fruits RRP: £1.50 (each)

Lastly are the selection of drinks. First up are these two juices from JuiceBurst. I'm unaware of this brand but apparently they have 14 different flavours available, as well as 3 Skinny (a word I hate) drinks. These are all made from real fruit and are 1 of your 5 a day. Both of these were delicious, and the pomegranate and blueberry one is also calling out to me.

Onto the alcoholic beverages. I love that Degustabox have a partnership with Crabbie's as their original ginger beer is a definite favourite of mine. A year or so ago, Crabbie's modified their ginger beer with some fruity flavours which I also love. It hasn't stopped there though, as they have now released a Fruits range (minus the ginger). Fruity flavoured alcohol is me all over, so I'm very happy with these. Cheers!

Overall, I am pleased with March's Degustabox. The highlights for me would have to be the Lindt eggs and the Crabbie's drinks. It has to be said, unlike previous boxes, I'm not wowed, but I personally found nothing too major to complain about. However, if you're making a conscious effort to restrict sugar intake I would maybe avoid this (apart from the Natvia, obviously). In my opinion, a box with contents containing low sugar would be a great future theme for Degustabox.

What do you think of this month's Degustabox? Don't forget to use the £3 discount code when registering!

30 comments:

  1. Looks like an amazing box! I really like the way they have added in the little Easter eggs just in time for Easter :) x x

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  2. Such a good idea! Looks like something I'd look forward to every month! Thank you for sharing :)

    www.georgiajade

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  3. This looks like a great box! I've been tempted to subscribe to them in the past, but it worries me about being a vegetarian and getting things I couldn't eat. It's a great idea though, and they always have amazing contents.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  4. oooo this box looks delicious! Some great choices in there!
    www.wanderfreeblog.wordpress.com
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  5. Although I can't currently afford subscription boxes, if I were to sign up for one, it would definitely be food related! It seems like it would be easier and a lot faster to use up samples when it's food related than makeup. This particular box looks awesome as well. Those juices look really great and I am so intrigued by the Kents Kitchen Posh Noodles!

    Rae | love from berlin

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  6. That looks like fun! I love the look of posh noodles

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  7. I can understand why you aren't wowed by this, I've definitely seen better boxes in the past but I would be impressed with the sweets (as Jellies are my favourite) and the Crabbies fruit drinks x

    Beauty with charm

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  8. Corr it all looks so good! I had those jelly babies the other day! Abi :)
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  9. The BBQ sauce looks yum! I'm obsessed with BBQ flavours x

    Josie’s Journal

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  10. That's crazy cheap for so much stuff! Love Sour Patch Kids and the Crabbie Ginger Beers :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  11. Ooh I really want to try Degustabox! I love the mix of products, the sweets are definitely catching my eye! <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

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  12. Everything looks so healthy and yummy! This is the better monthly subscription I've seen. What a fantastic box! Thanks for sharing, lovely! xx

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  13. You really got a good mix of everything, the Granola and the BBQ sauce would be my highlights. The marinade will be perfect for chicken and making BBQ kebabs yummy Lucy x

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  14. Now I'm hungry! Jordan's granola is the best but think I'll stick to the regular version (which has quite a lot of sugar IMO already!)
    & that sauce definitely looks like car shampoo lol!!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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  15. I already subscribe to Birchbox & You Beauty but this looks so good every month I'm really thinking of giving it a go too - these boxes can be so addictive! Do you if you can cancel at any time if you just want to try it for a month?

    Roxie ♥
    thebeautifulbluebird.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. This one's really fun & I've never received a bad/disappointing one - you can unsubscribe anytime :) x

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  16. Hm, although there are some fun items in it, I don't think it would add much to my routine. Too much processed food for my taste.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  17. I love this idea, the sweets/chocolate and drinks sell it to me! ;)

    Tara x

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  18. I like beauty boxes but this looks so cool and different. If I wasn't coeliac I would definitely subscribe to something like this, so fun :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  19. I love Jordans granola! Had some of breakfast this morning :) I love the concept of a food box!
    Alexandra | Glam O’Clock

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  20. So important to mix it up when eating healthy! Looks like a great box!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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  21. I honestly LOVE food, love both cooking and eating but I find it hard to get excited about food subscription boxes. Am I weird or what? LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  22. I loved this box! The bacon bites are so good!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  23. Thanks Karen, now I have Car Wash in my head! I loved this box :) although too many chocolates for my two month pre holiday eep!

    India | Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  24. I just ordered this food box, Karen! It looks so yummy and I can't wait until my ariive x

    Jana
    Life of Jana

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  25. Ooh what a nice mixture of goodies! I love granola - I need to get some as I haven't had any for aaaages x

    Ramblings of a Beauty Bird | Beauty Blog

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  26. I love this idea! Such a good way to try new foods at reasonable prices. Might have to look into this more!

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