June 16, 2016

MAY DEGUSTABOX REVIEW

May's Degustabox* had me rubbing my hands in absolute glee. So much good stuff in this month's box!! And that's the best thing about a surprise snack box like this is that some months are just super exciting and every product has me drooling.

Most of the items in the box were favourites this month but nothing got me squealing as much as these Misfortune Cookies! Seriously, it's the best marketing I've seen in ages and totally grabbed my attention. I've already bought boxes from Pechkek's via Amazon for friends upcoming birthday who I will know appreciate the black humour. The cookies are pure black with a rude message inside and they taste really good. Crunchy with a vanilla hint.

May's full spread.

This was an additional item from the Degustabox team and it was lovely to receive, thank you! The chocolates are superb quality, with the right amount of sweetness, milkness and silky smooth cocoa. Love the product name Morse Toad too, another great bit of marketing.

I've received these Kallo crackers in previous Degustabox and everyone in our household loves them! The milk chocolate corn cakes are such a good afternoon treat with a cuppa, and the yoghurt topped ones are also a great guilt-free treat. I need to restock up on these in the supermarket.

I have a soft spot for madeleine's and naturally, Mrs Crimble's madeleine's were some of the first to get polished off. They are gluten free too.  

Brioche Pasqueir is a brand I buy all the time, but I've only tried the brioche in the past. These croissants are similar tasting to brioche and perfect for grab and go in the mornings since they are individually wrapped. 

I'm not a huge fan of these healthy bars but I loved the Get Fruity ones. This Apricot flavour was mellow but with enough sweetness, and the soft texture of the bar reminded me of cake. Get Fruity is a fruit and oat bar, contains gluten free oats & virgin coconut oil with no added refined sugars, produced on a nut free site and is 100% natural. Comes in six fruity flavours.  

The Wonderful Co. nuts are sun-ripened in their California orchards, both Pistachio and Almond are excellent in quality and taste.

The weather in UK has not been great for BBQ's so I haven't had the chance to use this yet. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze is infused with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Liqueur and the sticky glaze is supposed to add a hint of honey to your regular barbeque sauce. Can't wait to slap this on some wings.

These all natural, low GI fruit sweetened syrups have really taken off in UK and I love trying them. This one by Beloved is made from dates, an ancient superfood which is high in fibre and contains a unique complex of minerals, fibres and phytochemicals.

I have yet to try these, but pasta is a staple in our househould, so I'll be cooking it soon.
Garofalo is a traditional pasta maker from Gragnano, the birth place of pasta in Italy, near Naples in the Campania region. This fusilli bucati pasta is made from high quality wheat.

Cranes cider came in Original Cranberry and Strawberry & Kiwi which both sounds delicious but as I'm pregnant, I couldn't enjoy these. There's 4% alcohol and made with a high juice content.

The Wonderful Co. Pomegreat juice is made with pomegranates from their California orchards. The juice is very pleasant to drink, though I would have preferred it had it been made with natural sugars rather than sweeteners. Great for those watching their calories though.

So that was the end of the May box. Like the sound of everything in here? For £6.99 every month, Degustabox will send you 9-15 items of great food and drink to be enjoyed over the month, some of which can't be easily found in our supermarkets, so it's a great way to discover new things. Make sure you use the discount code BLDEG15 at checkout and only pay £6.99 instead of the usual £12.99!

Will you be trying a Degustabox?

 *This was sent to me for review purposes. All views are my own and unbiased.

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