Foodbox in review | Degustabox October 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Degustabox October 2014 Review

Later than planned but this is my review of the October Degustbox! So what did we get?

Kent's Kitchen Meal Kit – We got the Bengal kit and haven't used it yet but I do love using this kind of kit. We'll use it when we've got some chicken from the butchers.

Blue Dragon sweet chilli dipping sauce – This is not something we have cause to use all that often but C has convinced me he needs to buy tempura prawns to try this out so it'll be opened soon.

Special K cracker crisps – In BBQ flavour, de-licious. I was confused that this was classified as a sharing bag as there weren't all that many in there and we woofed them down in no time at all. I really enjoyed these and would want them again.

Degustabox October 2014 Review

Enhance – Apparently you get 32 drinks out of this little pot, but if you ask me they would have to be thimbles. I found I needed quite a lot to give any flavour (and I do drink weak drinks). The flavour of apple and blackcurrant was pleasant once I made it strong enough.

Get buzzing bars – I received the nut one and wasn't that keen on trying it but when hunger struck and this was the only thing available I gave it a try. It turned out to be really enjoyable; compressed chopped nuts which fall apart in your mouth (it's not toothbreaker) and even the taste was nice. What's become of me?

Solo marshmallow – WINNER! Oh I was mighty excited to see this in the box, the toasted fudge flavour was heavenly. I'm not using this in a recipe- not on your nelly, it's being eeked out a teaspoonful at a time for maximum pleasure.

Bear Paws – They might be healthy and wholesome but they're not exciting and I wont be buying any more.

Degustabox October 2014 Review

Brioche Pasquier sliced brioche loaf – I wish I'd never discovered BP because it's the most tempting thing to reach for on every occasion I'm feeling peckish. The loaf was cause for confusion and I didn't know what to do with it other than eat a slice at a time, which worked nicely.

Brioche Pasquier pain au lait choc chips – I thought the fact that the chips were dark chocolate would slow my rate of consumption on these; alas not. They are just too good for their own good.

Jelly Belly jelly beans – I had to veto unauthorised 'helping yourself' on these as C would have nobbled all the watermelon beans upon first go and then the rest of them to follow. We love Jelly Belly beans and only have them as a rare treat so it was joyous to find a pack in the box.

Dr Oetker dark cocoa powder – not going to use it.

Dr Oetker premium 90% dark chocolate – C ate it but wasn't all that impressed.

Degustabox October 2014 Review

Benecol yogurt – We haven't got round to finding this at the supermarket and doubt we'll bother.

Bear Alphabites – The selling point of these is precisely why I don't fancy trying them; no refined sugar or salt makes them sound rather untasty to me so I'll just leave them until I've run out of everything that I do like!

Well overall I was impressed with October's box; loads of products and plenty that we really enjoyed as well as a couple of misses. November's will be arriving soon and I'll try to munch my way through it slightly faster and post my review in better time!

If you fancy getting yourself a Degustabox to fast on then by all means use my discount code! It's 83M9K and that gets you a £3 discount when registering, neat!

Sophie

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3 comments

  1. The Bear Alphabites so sound a bit disappointing...

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  2. I didn't know that Bear did anything other than their fruit rolls, which I'm a little bit addicted to, so I'm going to have to check the Aplhabites and Paws out, but I know what you mean, sometimes those labels can come across as making the product feel a bit empty. I'd not heard of this food box before either, so again, gonna have to do some researching - quite like the idea of it. - Tasha xxx

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  3. The sweet chilli sauce is nice in a cheese sandwich...

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