Friday, December 11
- Playing Catch Up: October Degustabox
Yep, October Degustabox. I know, I know, shame on me. But hey ho, here I am ready to play catch up! Please join me in unboxing this wonderful food/drink box. In case you're unaware, Degustabox* is a monthly service full of 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! Let's get started...
9BAR, RRP: £2.49
Mmm I would have these 9BAR Original Carob Hit bars every day if possible. Prepare yourself for a bold claim for a chocolate-lover like myself, but I think I prefer carob! It's so much smoother and goes wonderfully with the sunflower, pumpkin and hemp seeds.
Cirio Passata & Chopped Tomatoes, RRP: £2.25 (each)Kabuto Noodles, RRP: £1.99
I love how cooking cupboard essentials are included within Degustabox rather than just snacks. As you probably know by now, me and Rob recently moved flats so these came in handy when cooking our first few meals.
As for the noodles, I have to admit they're not really my thing. The flavour of this was tasty, but I'd still prefer to make my own stir-fry.
Geeta's Curry Paste & Chutney, RRP: £3.10 (each)
This month's DB discovery items included korma curry paste and lime & chilli chutney from top brand, Geeta's. Like the tomato items, these were a fab addition to our new kitchen.
The Snack Organisation Rice Crackers, RRP: £1.00Chip Srtips, RRP: £2.00 (each)
Ok so first of all, the sweet chilli rice crackers were out.of.this.world. Totally moreish and I totally need more. They're also available in lightly salted and teriyaki flavours, both of which I'm keen to try.
The chip strips were also up there. They had just the right amount of flavouring and crunch to them, plus they're unique in that they're just one large rectangular crisp.
Nudie snacks, RRP: £1.29 (each)Liberation Foods, RRP: £2.00The Snack Organisation Freeze Dried Fruit, £1.00
Further DB discovery items were the Nudie (what a great name) coconut chips. I *love* coconut so I was extra happy to receive these. I was hesitant to try the salt & vinegar flavour, but surprisingly ended up preferring it to the plain - it really works, promise!
As for the cashews & peanuts and freeze dried fruit, I gifted them to my parents as they're more their thing.
Lorina, RRP: £1.49
Lastly, for the drinks item was this tasty coconut-lime number. Lorina specialise in premium French lemonade and have branched out into all sorts of wonderful flavours. It's perfectly refreshing - especially with an end of week splash of gin!
Overall, the October box didn't wow me like others have previously, but again, I wasn't left disappointed. The 9Bars and cooking products get a big extra tick from me. I'd like to thank you all once again for being patient with me and understanding when it comes to my current yo-yo schedule, it truly means a lot! Stay tuned for November's Christmas box which I'll be posting about next - it's a real show-stopper!
Have you tried Degustabox before? Don't forget, you can receive your first box for just £6.99 using the discount code above!
*Products marked with an asterix (*) have been gifted. I only feature products/services to my personal taste and all opinions are 100% my own.
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