The July Degustabox seemed to come around quickly, and as always it was packed full of treats and a great variety to try out. So here we go:
RRP 79p per pack
We received three packets, each a different flavour.
So first up, the slightly sweet and slightly salted flavour; I claimed these, my all time favourite pop corn flavour. I’ve never tried Portlebay Popcorn before but have to say I really enjoyed these, just the right amount of sweet and salty for me, very tasty and satisfying. The pack was a 25 g bag which worked out at 3 Propoints on Weight Watchers which was great news, no damage done to the diet!
Next up was the Chilli and Lime flavour; I wasn’t so sure about these, neither was S really but surprisingly to both of us we really, really liked them. Not a flavour you would expect for popcorn, but very tasty.
Finally the Crispy Bacon and Maple Syrup flavour; these are not suitable for vegetarians so I left these to S to try out. He loves bacon, but wasn’t sure what it would be like as a popcorn flavour. Again he really enjoyed these, so that’s an all round thumbs up for Portlebay!
RRP £1.29 each
We received three bottles, each a different flavour.
On the evening that we decided to try these whilst Big Brother was over, so we had three testers. I don’t let G drink anything fizzy so he was left out of this!
Firstly the Lime Zest; this was my favourite out of the three, very tasty and fruity. But I was alone in this, S and Big Brother weren’t keen at all.
Next the Peach and Grapefruit Burst; the fruit flavour was lovely; we just felt it needed to be a little stronger. It almost tasted watered down. But for delicate taste buds this would be perfect.
Finally we tried the Citrus Crush; a lovely refreshing drink with a very delicate citrus flavour again, lovely!
Green and Blacks
RRP £2.29 per bar
I was so excited to see one of my favourite chocolate brands in the Degustabox this month, a new flavour for me, dark chocolate infused with zesty lemon. As S doesn’t like dark chocolate I thought I was onto a winner, but G loves it and caught me nibbling so I had to share. We absolutely loved it, I wasn’t sure what lemon would be like in chocolate but this really was divine to say the least.
The Berry Company White Tea
Again this one was for me to try, to be honest I did leave testing this to the last minute. I grabbed it last week in a hurry on my way to the hospital with G. I tried it in the car and really loved it, I imagined a cold cup of tea taste but it was really refreshing and fruity.
Hornsby’s Blueberry Cider
RRP £1.25 per bottle
We received two bottles of the blueberry cider and tried them on a date night in last week. To be honest it took a few mouthfuls for them to grow on us, but once they did we loved it.
Frank Bar – Blueberry and Chocolate Bar
RRP 85p per bar
Now for me fruit never belongs in chocolate, it’s just plain wrong. But S is a fan of fruity chocolate, so I left this one to him to try out. He really enjoyed the bar, he said it was very tasty and filling; he thought it was a good balance of fruit and chocolate.
Dr Oetker Eton Mess Sprinkles
RRP £1.99 per pack
I love receiving baking goodies and this month was no exception. It took me a while to decide what to do with the Eton Mess Sprinkles, but I finally decided on a special Bank Holiday dessert in which I would incorporate this ingredient. We called it The Griffin Mess.
Dr Oetker Violet Crystals
It is like Degustabox read my mind this month, I have been obsessing over violets and thinking of baking with them for the past couple of months; then I received these Violet Crystals in this month’s Degustabox! I decided to make Violet and Vanilla Fairy Cakes which were absolutely delightful and turned out perfectly.
RRP £5.44 for all six
We received six sachets, two So Baked Piri Piri Chicken sachets; two So Juicy Soy and Garlic Chicken sachets; one So Baked Beef and Ale Casserole; and one So Baked Cheesy Chicken and Leek Potato Bake sachet.
Firstly my mum used the So Baked Beef and Ale Casserole sachet to make a family dinner, my mum, Big Brother, S and G loved it.
Next I made up the So Baked Cheesy Chicken and Leek Potato Bake for everyone; I didn’t try this as I’m vegetarian. Again everyone loved it!
I made up the So Bake Piri Piri Chicken sachet with Quorn mini fillets; the mix in the sachet is suitable for vegetarians so I thought we could give it a try with Quorn. It turned out really well and was very tasty. A great alternative to chicken!
Finally we tried the So Juicy Soy and Garlic Chicken sachet; again I made this up with Quorn mini fillets instead of chicken and it was a huge hit.
All in all the Maggi sachets are great, really easy to use, very tasty and a very easy way to make a wonderful family meal.
My favourite item this month by far has to be the Dr Oetker Violet Crystals, I was so excited to see them in my box this month and have thoroughly enjoyed baking with them.
You can try a Degustabox for £12.99, but if you use my discount code 73ZIE when ordering you will receive a £3 discount making it only £9.99.
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Disclaimer: I was given the Degustabox in July for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts were independently formed by myself and members of the Mummy Whiskers household.