March 2015 – Degustabox Product Review
Another great month of delicious edible goodies from Degustabox, which features the following brands this month:
- Crabbie’s Fruits
- Kent’s Kitchen
- Brioche Pasquier
Here is the link to the full background of the Degustabox and the service they offer: https://motherhooddiaries.com/degustabox-review-plus-competitiongiveaway-win-aprils-degustabox/
But, for a quick recap, Degustabox is an online retail service that offers a monthly package full of nutritional goods for a monthly fee of £12.99. But lucky customers like yourself will receive a £3.00 discount when signing up for your first Degustabox by inserting discount code WC76G at the checkout.
Products range from condiments to organic food and drink, packed with lots of information on the product and its manufacturer. You can sign up to receive a monthly Degustabox here: http://bit.ly/DBhomepage.
You can stay updated via Degustabox’s social networks too:
Facebook – http://bit.ly/DBUKFacebook
Twitter – http://bit.ly/DBUKTwitter
And, that’s not all! Customers have the opportunity to receive a hefty 40% discount when signing up with their email address.
So, let’s get started!
Aron (4 years old)
Aidan (3 years old)
What’s in March’s Degustabox?
This month’s Degustabox Recipes
Peanut Butter Granola Bars, using Jordan’s Granola
JORDANS GRANOLA – £3.69
“When it came to making our new Lighter Granola, we looked for our recipe in the field, not the lab. By using only natural ingredients, we’ve created a cracking new Granola for you to enjoy that has naturally 30% less fat* than standard granolas (and is high in fibre too!) Its light done right.”
Our Opinion – I really enjoyed making the peanut butter and granola bars and Jordans provided a nice and healthy crunch to the sweet dessert. With 30% less fat than the normal kind, it’s easy to see why Jordans Lighter version is a favourite amongst the adults in our household (well, that’s me and hubby.) You can find the recipe link to Peanut Butter Granola Bars here.
JUICEBURST – 2 x £1.25
“JuiceBurst is good honest juice for everyone! With 14 different flavours to try and 3 skinny drinks, our range of tasty juice drinks is bursting to the brim with fruit goodness.”
Our Opinion – Definitely a ‘burst’ of sweet fruit juice can be tasted from these drinks and I was surprised that they’re quite relatively healthy compared to other sweetened juices.
BBQUE – £3.99
“BBQUE Original Bavarian barbecue sauces are now available in four unique flavours (grill & Beechwood, the original, honey & mustard, chilli & horseradish) each with a special Bavarian touch. In your box: the Original Bavarian delicacy with cranberries, beer, honey and apples. Ideal for barbecue, marinades and dips. The Bavarian Original.”
Our Opinion – Love BBQ sauce generally – it’s my favourite sauce of all sauces – and now BBQUE is my favourite make of BBQ sauce. It’s sweet and dry at the same time, and super versatile! I used it for marinating my honey glazed chicken drumsticks and it complemented the honey so well. Everyone in the family loved my roast dish and the bbq flavour wasn’t overpowering at all. Please find the link to my Honey & BBQ Marinated Chicken Drumsticks here.
LINDT – 2 x £2.00
“Lindor Assorted Mini Eggs are the perfect Easter treat! This delightfully smooth milk, white and dark chocolate assortment provides a moment of bliss with every bite. Inspired by a secret recipe the Master Chocolatiers of Lindt have created, enjoy not one but two bags for a delicious and blissful Easter.”
Our Opinion – I’m not a huge fan of Lindt as I find the chocolate too sweet. But, the dark version (blue egg) in these little Lindor Assorted Mini Eggs were delicious! Hubby liked the white chocolate version (gold egg) and both boys enjoyed the classic milk chocolate eggs (red egg). Perfect for Easter egg hunts, we used these to hide around the house for our own little Easter Egg treasure hunt adventure.
BASSETTS – £1.48
“Jelly Babies Berry Mix: Finally available in the favourite flavours: the well-loved Jelly Babies characters in blackcurrant, raspberry and strawberry, brought to you by Bassetts. Berry Mix contains fruit juice and is made with natural colours. Ideal for sharing.”
Our Opinion – These are just too tasty that it’s really easy to finish the whole packet in one go and then feel sick. But, at least I had help in the form of 3 boys, who enjoyed calling out the flavours as they lucky dipped each jelly baby blindly from the packet.
SOUR PATCH – £1.00
“Sour Patch Kids: First they’re sour, then they’re sweet: the mischievous little guys bring a sour sensation before revealing their sweet & soft jelly side. Six different flavours offer an exciting taste variety.”
Our Opinion – Now, these are my kind of sweets! Really sour and tangy is the way to go and these Sour Patch Kids don’t disappoint. You do get a real kick at the beginning, but you’re saved by the soft sweet flavour hiding underneath. Very tasty!
CRABBIE’S FRUITS – 2 x £1.50
“Crabbie’s Alcoholic Fruits, voted product of the year, are a delicious new range of really fruit, fruit flavours (with no ginger!) With three delicious flavours to choose from, Black Cherry, Zesty Lemon and Raspberry and Rhubarb, these mouth-watering drinks are made with up to 10% natural fruit juice, containing no artificial colours or flavourings. Facebook & Twitter: @CrabbiesFruits. ALC 4% VOL.”
Our Opinion – Hubby’s favourite – Sweet, fruity and dangerous because you can’t taste the cider and one bottle seems to last only a few minutes in the hands of hubby!
KENT’S KITCHEN – £1.75
“Kent’s Kitchen Posh Noodles are perfect for lunch on the go or for a hot snack. Made with all natural ingredients, these noodles are Tasty, low fat and low calorie. Just add water to the pot, stir well, wait a few minutes and you’ve got a delicious pot of noodles.”
Our Opinion – I love the name, Posh Noodles, but the taste isn’t really that expensive. I found it a bit too bland and that was probably because it had too much water in it (I did fill water to the line like the instructions stated). It could have benefited from just under half of the water that I’d put in, so the flavours would come through and the noodles really soak up the remaining water. The noodles themselves are delicious, but I found myself reaching for the salt and black pepper to add some ‘zing’ to the meal. My youngest loved it though!
NATVIA – £2.00
“Natvia is a 100% naturally sourced alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. We created Natvia, a natural sweetener derived from stevia because we wanted a healthy and natural way to enjoy a little sweetness in our lives. It has zero calories per serve, is non-genetically modified and has low GI! It’s simple – Use it in your tea or coffee, and it’s also great for cooking and baking! One teaspoon of sugar is the same as one teaspoon of Natvia.”
Our Opinion – As much as I’d love to try these, I haven’t yet. I look forward to trying them out in my coffees and cakes to see whether Natvia sweetener can really substitute white sugar and not taste as chemical as the Stevia and Splenda alternatives.
BRIOCHE PASQUIER – 2 x 50p
“Baked Bread Bites, are the new alternative snack to potato crisps. Made with real French bread, each 20g bag is under 90 calories. Low in saturated fat compared to crisps, free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Launching in stores soon, in one of the nation’s favour crisp flavours, Bacon.”
Our Opinion – Fast becoming one of our favourite brands in the family (we adore the chocolate and plain Pains au Lait) these baked bread bites are delicious! There is a strong bacon flavour coming through, so you can only eat one packet. But, they’re perfectly sized for snacks and ideal for the boys when they’re peckish.
What did I like most about March’s Degustabox?
The sweet Easter goodies that we received in our Degustabox were such a lovely bonus that they made our Easter a special occasion we’ll not forget in a long time – thanks Degustabox!
5 out of 5 – How can this month score any less when, not only did we receive a whole range of gorgeous Easter goodies, but Degustabox gifted us with some very delicious chocolate.
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