So summer is starting to come to an end which means we can now start to drink endless amounts of hot drinks and not feel like we are melting. This also means Degustabox is starting to get a lot more seasonal with it's food and drinks. This month's box is jam packed with lots of goodies I have never tried and mostly not heard of before so I was excited to try some of these yummy bits.
Clipper Tea | £1.59
Clipper Green Tea is one tea brand I have never tried before so I was excited to see this in my box. However I am not the biggest fan of ginger tea so I am not quite sure what to make of this flavour. I think this would be amazing if you are feeling under the weather or in need to relax with some alone time, so maybe I will keep it and give it a try for those days.
Nutripot Moroccan Couscous | £2.49
I love couscous I have it a lot with lemon chicken or a salad so this will come in useful for quick meals. This pot is high in protein, low in fats and no added sugars, colours of preservatives so I am quite excited to try this one since I do try and have more protein in my diet. These are great for on the go quick lunches.
Nutripot Thai Noodles | £2.49
If there was one food I could live off for the rest of my life it would be noodles so of course these were demolished quite quickly. Packed with protein, fibre and 50% of your daily vitamin and mineral needs, these are healthy fast food on the go. These tasted really filling and I do wish I had another tub of these because I would so demolish them again. The spice is quite subtle too so if you don't like strong spices these are perfect!
Capsicana Chilli & Coconut Sauce | £1.99
I really love the taste of coconut when it is mixed into sauces or some sort of curry so I was quite excited to try this. I am yet to try it but I think I will use this over some chicken or vegetables, not too sure on fish.
Dorset Cereals Muesli | £3.49
Confessions time: never have I ever tried muesli but I have always been curious about it, I mean I love porridge/oats so I'd imagine it would taste quite nice. This muesli sounds lovely but when I read the instructions it did seem like quite a faff, it mentions adding apple juice and yogurt which for me is quite a faff in the morning. I will give this a try sometime though as I have always wanted to see what it tastes of.
Get More Multivitamins | £1.45
I don't really like sparkling drinks but the flavour lemon and lime sounded quite refreshing which is exactly what we need in this humid weather. These drinks provide a refreshing way to top up your vitamins made with spring water, natural flavours and no added sugars. This tasted really fruity and natural I drunk this when I craved something sweet but it's not something I would go out and buy.
Mahou Cinco Estrellas | £1.20
This beer is produced using the finest varieties of hops and yeast, it stands out for its golden colour and distinctively mild taste. I personally don't like beer but I know people in my family who do so I might keep this aside for those.
Fentimans Sparkling Lime & Jasmine
Degustabox have definitely got the humid weather memo because this sparkling, refreshing drink is perfect again for those hot days. I have tried a sip of this and it tasted really sweet and refreshing, but drinks like this I have to be in the mood for so I've popped it in my fridge for now.
Geeta's Mango Chutney |
I love chutneys they are perfect paired with crackers, cheese and a side of olives as a light lunch. I have tried this chutney before and it's very sweet so definitely more of a sweet chutney than savoury and it tastes delicious! These are also really great as gifts if you are putting together hampers which I always do at Christmas.
Geeta's Curry Pastes | 2 x £1.00
These perfect for two curries are great if you are cooking with your partner or someone you live with. I never think to make curries using these flavours but I will definitely give them a try with some chicken and maybe even that couscous.
Oloves | £1.00
I love olives so when these arrived I had them for my lunch with a bagel and they went down lovely. They tasted so fresh and I can see me going out and buying more of these for on the go snacking. Like I said before these would have went perfect with the chutney and the crackers below.
Rakusen's Snackers Plain & Gluten Free | £1.29/£1.49
I love crackers there is always a box of them stashed in my cupboard somewhere. Since I gave up dairy I tend to have them with chutneys or a bit of salad now. I liked the plain Rakusen's crackers but I did find them quite dry so you definitely need to have something on them to take away the taste. Unfortunately I didn't like the gluten free ones they tasted really bland and again very dry.
Willy Chase's Fit Corn | £2.19
How funny is the name of this brand please? I love popcorn so I was excited to see a bag in my box this month. This is apple cider vinegar flavour which is definitely a peculiar one I am unsure on. I am yet to try this but I will update this when I do because I think it will definitely be...an experience!
Tabasco Sauce | £1.99
I don't really like barbecue sauce in general but sweet and sticky barbecue I can get away with so this will come in handy for when I have burgers or ribs. I also think something like this would be great if you are having a barbecue.
Overall I would say this box was good but not my favourite I did like how their was a lot of brands I haven't tried before but, a lot of the bits didn't really appeal to me. The olives were definitely my favourite mind and I will definitely be buying more of them.
I would really recommend people who enjoy food and want to try new brands out to give this box a try. Who doesn't love the element of surprise especially with food?! It is like Christmas every month. You always come across some amazing brands and try some yummy recipes too!
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