You may have already realised, what with me posting some recipes and including particular ingredients, that we are reviewing the degustabox food box subscription service. You can take a look at the august box review here.
I really am loving the idea of subscription boxes. It’s like receiving a present every month. When you combine the surprise with food it’s just an instant pleaser for me. After the august box I was so excited to see what September had in store for us. I always feel I get a little creative when I have a set of food products in front of me. I always wonder what I could make with them and this months was no exception.
Burts Lentil Waves £0.69 per bag = £2.07
These lovely snacks are available at wait roses in three scrumptious flavours. Thai sweet chilli, sour cream and chives and lightly salted. They are so tasty and honestly over all three flavours. If I and to choose a favourite it would have to be the Thai sweet chilli. I just love those kind of flavours anyway but found it went really well in this snack. They are very low-calorie to. Safe to say I have bought a few more packets since.
Jordans Simply Granola £2.69
I’m not a huge cereal fan, but i have loved trying this granola with yoghurt and fruit for a blanched breakfast alternative. The granola is a simple blend of crunchy baked oats with a hint of honey. Look out for a recipe using these in the next few weeks.
Pick Up Biscuits – 5 Pack £1.69 = £3.38
I had never tried these before until they were sent in our box. These really didn’t last long in our house. The main flavour has always been the milk chocolate pick which is basically a slab of chocolate sandwiched between to crisp biscuits. There is a new flavour which is a slab of white chocolate sandwiched between chocolate biscuits. I couldn’t pick a favourite they are both so good. They go fantastic with a hot cup of tea. The L’s Papa informed me his favourite was the milk chocolate. He loved them.
Crabbies Alcoholic Fruits – £1.50 and Crabbies Lemonade with a hint of ginger £1.20 (Non-Alcoholic)
With your food box you can choose either the alcoholic of non-alcoholic option. For the purpose of this review we are sent both options to try. Firstly the Crabbies alcoholic fruits bottle in zesty lemon flavour was lovely. I really enjoyed drinking this as an alternative to a glass of wine. It had a real refreshing taste.
The lemonade was a great alternative soft drink. It has a hint of ginger which I thought would put me off as that can be a very overpowering flavour but again I really enjoyed this drink.
Nestle Carnation Cook with it – £1.65 each = £3.30
This gives a delicious creamy taste to savoury dishes such as pasta, Quiche or curry. It is a versatile cooking cream which has 68% less fat than single cream so a lovely healthier alternative. I used this in two pasta dishes. I made a bacon carbonara with added vegetables and lovely chicken pasta dish.
I really enjoyed cooking with this as The L’s Papa is a high fan of creamy pasta sauces. We will definitely be buying this in our house again.
Little Miracles Organic Energy Drink – £1.59 each = £3.18
The little miracles drinks range are lovely blend of organic tea and fruit juice. It is designed to be a perfect pick me up for mornings, noon or afternoon slumps. I loved the taste of these especially the green tea version. Look out for a post on these drinks coming up on the blog in the next week.
Elizabeth Shaw Dark Chocolate Mint Thins £2.50
This is a very light and tasty chocolate snack. I am not a fan of dark chocolate if I am honest. I find it very bitter. But this chocolate is very light and crisp and of course the mint flavour is the main thing you can taste. Which I do love. The little mint sprinkles on the top are lovely. I offered this up with some coffee for a friend and it was very well received.
Righteous Dressings £0.73 each = £2.19
I do find salad a little boring, so when I got the chance to try these dressings I was really impressed at how well they enhanced the flavour of the leaves. My favourite is the lemon and mustard. It just added that little zing and with the strong flavour of the mustard it complimented the salad beautifully.
Overall we were really impressed yet again with the quality and choice in our september degustabox. It really did have something for everyone and again lots of things we would never normally eat or buy. For the cost of £12 per month you really do get so much value for your money.
Guess what??? If you would like to try one yourself then please gp to the Degustabox website and use this very special discount code and get yourself an extra £3 off. The code is IIG8Q. Enjoy.
Thanks for reading
The L’s Mum