Signed, sealed, delivered | August DegustaboxMonday, September 22, 2014
Following the thumbs up for the Degustabox in July, I was excited to see what was in store for the August delivery. I wasn't disappointed, but more importantly nor was my willing helper.
Brioche Pasquier croissants au beurre and pain au lait | I'm grouping these two together as to my untrained palette they both tasted the same; far too moreish. That's right, I'm making the positive into a negative. Darned little scrummy handfuls of tastiness! I was supposed to bake a 'pain au lait pudding' recipe with some of them but I ate them all instead; It's a compliment of course. The long date on these babies means technically (and if you happen not to be a household of gannets) you could make them last around 3-4 weeks so there is no pressure to use them up.
Caribbean Twist strawberry daiquiri cocktail | Oh my goodness, this had my name on it. Used to love an alcopop, me, before I discovered the joy of wine. I thoroughly relished this which tasted so sweet and strawberry-y but, to my taste, non-alcoholic.
Lindt Hello | I didn't get to eat a single one as somebody else ate the lot. He says they were lovely.
Berry White | I keep forgetting to drink this; I took it to work and it's still sat there, hiding from me. Looking forward to giving it a go.
Mexican Dave's tortilla chips | I'm not really that into this kind of thing; we'll eat them with a dip or something but it's not something that fills me with great excitement.
Fever Tree Mixers | Neither of these were my thing so a willing volunteer drank them. The verdict was that they were good!
Dr Oetker edible wafer cases | What a genius idea, to make the cases something you can eat too! Next time I get baking then these babies will be coming into their own.
Cawston Press | The kids' blend apple and pear juice was too wishy-washy to be something I'd recommend or re-purchase. After a shake before drinking I still got some sediment which wasn't very nice so sadly it disappointed me somewhat.
Schwarz Flavour shots | These look really good! Things like this are really up my street; easy prep meals with the favour bit already sussed. I got all my ingredients lined up (shallots instead of an onion as I missed all the onions, the bag must have been too big), prepped the shallots then went to open the chorizo packet with the knife...the wrong way and cut my thumb. Game over, I went all woozy. Another time (but I'm looking forward to it).
You also get a voucher for a fridge item – Moma bircher muesli. To my annoyance it's not stocked at any supermarkets near us for miles so I couldn't try it myself.
To get your £3 off a Degustabox use my code GGHRD . You're welcome!