February 04, 2016

NOVEMBER DEGUSTABOX REVIEW

Another month and another delicious box of food surprises! This month's box was by far the most exciting that I've received so far, mainly because it is packed to the brim thanks to Christmas. As if we weren't going to be over indulging anyway... hehe. 

There's a fabulous mix of savoury crackers and condiments, sweet snacks and beverage things. I shared most of the things in this box with my hubby and sis, and we all had our favourites. 

Belvita Soft Bakes with red berries. These were so scrumptious. They are quite filling for breakfast even though I usually eat loads for breakfast, and I loved that they were soft, slightly gooey and oaty, which a lovely crunch to them - almost like they had crunchy cornflakes inside! I'm going to be hunting these down in the supermarket. They also come in golden grain and chocolate chip varieties.

Ryvita Green and Black Olive Crackers. If you love olives like I do, you will love these. It adds a great depth of flavour to regular crackers, and go so well cheese. The full range can be found in Tesco.

Ryvita Thins Cheddar and Cracked Black Pepper. Really enjoyed the thin crunchy bite of these crackers. Apparently they are good for dunking in dips too, which I guess would be like a healthier version of Doritos.

JimJams. Tastes exactly like Nutella but without the sugar content. The great thing is that it is suitable for diabetics, better for your teeth and gluten free, whilst not compromising on taste. Win! 

Bourne & Wallis Pickled Beetroot. I am not the biggest fan of beets and I thought I was going to hate it, so I left this the last to try. But when I finally opened it, I couldn't believe how tasty it was! Have been adding it to salads ever since and quite enjoy them on their own too. 

Branson Orchard Fruit Chutney. Zesty chutney with a light spice, it well really well with cheese and crackers.

Rekorderlig Dry Apple Cider. As I'm not drinking alcohol, I passed this onto a friend who said it was very light and refreshing. 

Divine Chocolate. The cocoa used in this chocolate comes from Ghana, and all their products are fairtrade and all natural. Dark chocolate and raspberries are a match made in heaven and these were yum.

Extra surprises on the beverage front included a mini bottle of Baileys and a shot of mull wine spice which can be added to regular red wine.

Hartley's jelly. Glitter Jelly!! I don't like glitter in my food even if it is edible, but I have to say it made the prettiest jelly I have ever seen. Both the strawberry and black cherry jellies were eaten promptly, nostalgic childhood dessert of course.

Butterkist Popcorn. The salted caramel popcorn is delightfully salty and sweet, as is the Sweet & Salty popcorn. Can't say no to Butterkist.

Nim's Fruit Crisps. 100% natural and dried, this snacks makes up 1 up your 5 a day. I have a soft spot for pineapple and mango, so these were excellent.

Geeta's korma curry paste. Curry paste packets and korma are both a no no for me. I gave it the benefit of the doubt, but sorry, it's still a no. 

Teisseire Gourmet Drops. These excited me so much when I opened up the box and whilst I really wanted to love them, I didn't. Mainly because the artificial sweeteners are really pronounced and becomes really fakely sweet very fast. Shared these with work mates who did enjoy them in their coffees though.  


Don't forget to use the discount code BLDEG15 at checkout for a whooping £6.00 off. This makes the box only £6.99 and includes delivery (original price £12.99)!



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