I’m a little bit late with my review of the October Degustabox due to G being very ill throughout the month, but here it is, finally! Personally I thought the October box was fantastic with a great range of foods included. So here we go:
Special K Cracker Crisps RRP £1.29
We received a sharing bag (80 grams), barbecue flavour. I love these as they are a great alternative to crisps for those that enjoy savoury snacks. I personally have a bit of an addiction to crisps so found these really helpful for keeping me on track with my diet last month whilst still getting my savoury snack fix.
Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce RRP £1.39 each X 2
Well it’s almost like Degustabox read my mind this month! For years now there has always been a bottle of Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce in my fridge, I have this delicious dipping sauce with everything, chips, burgers, crackers, garlic bread, pizza, everything. I adore sweet chilli sauce but have never used it in a recipe before for cooking, so I decided to change that last month and I made Quorn Pesto and Chilli Tart, using Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli Sauce of course and it came out really well so I will be making that more often!
Get Buzzing Flapjack Bar RRP £1.30
We received the original nutty bar which I shared with G, he is a nightmare for eating fruit but he loved this bar, in fact he was fighting with me for it so I didn’t get much myself. From the little amount that I managed to grab it was delicious and filling, a very healthy alternative to snacking bars and sweets.
Enhance Drinks RRP £2.49
I have seen these little flavour enhancers around the shops recently but never actually bought any, I was never really sure what to think about them and tend to drink water anyway. Recently though I have found it difficult to buy sugar free drinks for G that are healthy when we are out and about and with G having a strong dislike of plain water on most days I find keeping his drinks healthy a challenge. So I decided to give this cute little bottle a try, we had the orange and passion fruit flavour which was really tasty! It’s nice and small so easy to keep in your handbag or changing bag and has made my life a lot easier when I go out with G. Now I can just buy him a glass or bottle of water, add a few drops of flavour enhancer and he is happy, so am I actually as I use it myself sometimes too so I will be sure to keep buying these.
Kent’s Kitchen Meal Kit RRP £2.50
We received the Bengal meal kit which is a 1, 2, 3 meal kit consisting of Bengal paste, Bengal spices and garlic infused oil. All I needed to do was add some diced meat / Quorn; coconut milk and fresh mint and coriander. This kit serves two to four people and only takes 20 minutes to cook. It’s perfect for a tasty midweek meal when time is against you.
SOLO Toasted Marshmallow Crème RRP £1.99
WOW, just WOW! I have never been a fan of marshmallow spreads, but this toasted marshmallow crème is so tasty and not at all sickly as you would have expected. I love it on crumpets for a sweet treat!
Dr Oetker Premium 90% Extra Dark Chocolate RRP £2.49
Every baking fanatic out there will know that only the finest, top quality chocolate will do and Dr Oetker is by far a brand that I always trust. I am so sad to say that with all the illness this month I haven’t managed to bake any chocolaty delights, but I will do soon.
Bear Paws RRP £0.55
Pure fruit dried and shaped like bear paws, very cute and tasty. I found these a great way to disguise fruit for G and he thinks he is having a treat. I eat them myself, they are really tasty and I find them great for popping into G’s bento lunch box. I recently added them to Bento lunch #2.
Dr Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder RRP £1.89
Perfect for baking chocolate sponges and puddings, another excellent quality product from the awesome Dr Oetker!
Brioche Pasquier Sliced Loaf RRP £1.69
We love brioche in this house, there is always some sort of brioche bread in the bread bin. I decided last month to make a bread and butter type pudding with the brioche loaf from the Degustabox, although I have never liked bread and butter pudding. In an attempt to change my feelings towards bread and butter pudding and to be more festive I made a Brioche and Irish Cream Pudding. Well I never expected it to turn out this well, it was amazing and everyone loved it.
Jelly Belly RRP £2.50
G was rather thrilled to see a big bag of jelly beans in the box last month, despite been ill this really cheered him up and he enjoyed munching on them once he started to feel better. G can’t talk much yet but if you want an idea of how good they are, he wouldn’t share, at all!
Brioche Pasquier Pain Au Lait With Chocolate Chips RRP £1.60
As always these have to be our favourite type of brioche, they didn’t last very long, they were eaten so fast I couldn’t even get a photo!
Degustabox Fridge Benecol Greek Style Yogurts
October saw a voucher to try the new Benecol Greek style yogurts, Benecol is a well know brand providing products that help to lower cholesterol. With that in mind I gave these to my mum to try, she isn’t much of a yogurt fan but really enjoyed these.
We received a sample gift last month from Degustabox, a sample box of Bear Alphabites. We have previously tried these with Degustabox and love them. They are a tasty and healthy cereal choice for kids. Although I also use them in G’s lunch box, you can see them in use in G’s Bento Lunchbox No 2.
Over all October was a fantastic month for Degustabox, my favourite item been the toasted marshmallow crème, something I never expected to love so much.
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Disclaimer: I received the October Degustabox for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by members of the Mummy Whiskers household and me.