Sunday, October 4
- September Degustabox...
It's time again to dig inside the next Degustabox*! Whilst I can't see an obvious theme running throughout the products the cute Autumn illustrations on the handout, and one or two items included, relate to the time of year. I was a big fan of the previous August box, and I'm happy to say this next one didn't disappoint either. In case you're unaware, Degustabox is a monthly service full of food & drink goodies. At just £12.99 (inc. delivery), it's a great way to explore different products you might otherwise bypass. There's usually 9-14 surprise items, most of which are new to the market. As always, Degustabox have kindly provided me with a discount code to share with you: simply type 'BLDEG15' when registering to get £6.00(!!!) off!
Up & Go, RRP: £1.39 (each)
These breakfast drinks instantly reminded me of the Weetabix ones included in the July box, and they taste exactly like them too. Both the vanilla and chocolate have a strong flavour to them, which I personally found really tasty. Whilst I've always been one who puts time aside for breakfast, these drinks are said to contain the same protein, fibre and calcium than in a bowl of cereal, so if you're on the go or need a boost, these are perfect.
Mallow & Marsh, RRP: £2.00 Compete Energy, RRP: £4.49
On the left is a cute little box of raspberry marshmallows. I found these a bit random and they seem expensive, but I'm definitely looking forward to popping them into a hot chocolate on a cosy evening. It's recommended to add a squeeze of lime to them; I'm not sure if I'll give that a whirl, but I'll keep you posted.
On the right is a box of 6 energy bites. These are chocolate-y coffee goodness that are really moreish, which is a slight problem when it's recommended to only have a few at a time due to the caffeine content. I've been having these before carrying out some form of exercise and I'm so pleased I've discovered them!
Maynards Wine Gums, RRP: £1.50 Bassets Jelly Babies, RRP: £1.50
If there's one way to take me back to my childhood, it's Jelly Babies and Wine Gums. However, they're a lot better now as they contain only natural colours and flavourings, plus there's now special bags with only the best (in my opinion) flavours. These days, I'm not the biggest sweetie fan as I'm much more of a chocoholic, but these were a lovely addition.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, RRP: £0.85 (each)
Speaking of chocolate, these Peanut Butter Cups were the product I had to immediately photograph when the box arrived and delved into. I tried to eat just 2, but then how could I leave 1 alone in a pack? And then how could I eat one pack and abandon the other? Yes, I ate all 6 cups. Six. Chocolate and peanut butter are up there, guys. Don't judge me.
Kent's Kitchen Posh Noodles, RRP: £1.85 The Olive Shop, RRP: £3.00
These two items are this month's 'Db's discoveries'. The spicy Szechuan noodles were part of the March box, and I had completely forgotten about them (my bad). These certainly rekindled my love for them - they're so convenient and tasty. Also included was a bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil which is said to hold an intense fruity aroma - a perfect cupboard essential.
Sweet Sally Tea, RRP: £2.40
This is one of the products that links directly to the colder months as it's 'Winter Spice' flavour. I love flavoured teas, both warm and cold, and this bottled one seems really unique. I think the price is a little steep, so trying it in a bargain foodie box like this is perfect.
The Good Cider, RRP: £1.50 (each)
Lastly, an alcoholic tipple in the form of cider. I love cider and much prefer it to beer so was happy to see these. I'm more into berry flavours personally, but these more classic 'apple' and 'pear' flavours were really refreshing - also, they're not a bad price!
So that's the latest installment of my Degustabox posts. Highlights for me have to be the Reese's (obvs) and the energy bites. I hope you're still enjoying seeing what's inside these monthly boxes?
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