May 28, 2015

April Degustabox Review of International Delights

Don't you just love getting parcels through the post and especially if they contain food? Oh yes, and that's what I received a few weeks ago.

Degustabox* is basically a little box full of foodie surprises. For £12.99 a month that includes delivery, you get a medium sized box that include between 9 to 14 items. Some of the products are not readily available in supermarkets, and a Degustabox works out cheaper than what you would pay for them in the shops anyway.

What's more, you don't need to face the indecisiveness of choosing your snacks and dinner options! Each box come with a selection of snacks, drinks and dinner ingredients.

April's Degustabox has an international food theme and you can choose from the alcohol box or the alcohol free box.

The anticipation of finding out what I've received is exciting! 


Holy crumbs, yes!!! I love Nando's crisps and there's 3 different flavours here. Score! And who doesn't love some Kinder chocolate that's lurking in the background. 

So now it's onto the hardest part, tasting them all!! Hubby and sis were very happy to get tucking into them too. Sharing the love of course. 


Nando's Peri Salt Ridge Cut Crisps. These were awesome, like ready salted crisps but with a peri-peri zing.


Nando's Spicy Chicken Ridge Cut Crisps. This was probably the least spicy out of the 3 and I enjoyed the meaty taste. Great for those who don't like too much spice.

Nando's Sizzling Hot Ridge Cut Crisps. These had to be my favourite! They were nice and spicy, and really captures the flavour of Nando's peri peri sauce. Just looking at the photo is making my mouth water.

Kinder Choco-Bons & Chocolate with Cereals. I've bought the choco-bons before and loved them. They are like mini eggs with a milky centre and chopped hazelnuts. So addictive.

The chocolate with cereals was new to me, and they are similar to the choco-bons with a milky centre, but replace the hazelnut with toasted crunchy cereals.  


Debeukelaer Cookies Bakery. These cookies have been advertised all over TV, and I was pretty happy about finding them in the box! I had them straight out of the individually wrapped packets, but it was a bit of a let down.

The cookie just tasted like regular choc chip cookies and the chocolate centre wasn't gooey like I'd imagined. But then I read on the back on the box that the cookies go nice and gooey if you microwave it for a few seconds. Doh.... And they did taste better when they were warm.


Kingfisher Beer. I'm not much of a beer drinker, so this is lurking in cupboard waiting for friends to pop over and guzzle it. It's Indian's No1 selling beer, and it's meant to have a clean, crisp taste with subtle citrus flavours.

IdrinQ Energy Drink. IdrinkQ is an energy drink with a strongish flavour. I couldn't quite work out what it was but it's tangy and berry like. It wasn't my favourite in the taste department, but it did its job of keeping me alert through my usual afternoon slump.

Scheckters Organic Energy. 100% natural energy drink made with filtered water, raw cane sugar, low GI agave, pomegranate juice, elderflower juice, lemon juice, ginseng, guarana, green tea and raw green coffee bean.

It was absolutely delicious! I have a soft spot for elderflower and it tasted amazing paired with pomegranate. The all organic ingredients also make this an energy drink of choice for me and I'll be looking out for it in Boots/Waitrose/Tesco/Sainsburys.

Wonjo Hibiscus drink. This was a zingy drink and quite pleasant. I love the idea of hibiscus and this would be great served with ice, instead of straight out of the bottle.




Cirio Tomato Fillets and Tomato Puree. I've bought Cirio canned tomatoes many time in past and love its flavour and quality. These are no different, but it's the first time I've tried the fillets and puree, both of which are excellent. Use it in soups, stir fries and of course bolognese.
  
Veetee Peri Peri Rice and Spicy Mexican Rice. These can be eaten as sides or stir fried with meat, seafood and veg. I haven't tried them yet but they are handy for days when you can't be bothered to make anything complicated. 


Schwartz Korma and Balti Recipe Mixes. These are still sitting on my counter waiting to be used. I usually cook from scratch and never remember to use these spice mixes, but of all the times I've used Schwartz (hello uni days!), the base flavours are great and good for adding additional seasoning to.


Barry's Tea. A family owned Irish company since 1901, this is their signature gold blend tea. I liked this tea but it won't be replacing my favourite PG tips. I like my tea strong, and Barry's tea is mild tasting. I do think its good choice for the afternoon or early evenings when I'm winding down and don't need such a strong cuppa.


There's a £3.00 discount for readers of Lucy Loves To Eat, which brings the box down to £9.99. A bargain for so many foodie surprises! Use the code T10SO at the checkout. 


So what do you guys think of this box? 


*Degustabox sent me these products to review. All opinions are my own and unbiased.   

4 comments

  1. I was subscribed to degustabox for a couple of months last year but I wasn't that impressed with the contents so I cancelled. It looks like you've got some really great items in this box though! Love the sound of the Nando's crips, you've made me hungry! x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Hi Emily! That's a shame, but at least you tried it out! I loved the nando's crisps and the Scheckters drink tastes amazing. Thanks for stopping by =)

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  2. This has got to be the best month so far with Kinder and Nandos! Need to try and find these Nandos crisps, never knew they existed until I read this post.

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    1. Cool to know! I'll look out for those nando's crisps for you haha

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