That time again?! Yup. Sometimes I feel like all I do is talk about food, but I really like food so it makes sense that it features a lot. After the shambles that was the Cohorted Beauty Box I was pretty damn excited for the arrival of my Degustabox* as it is yet to let me down. My mum had said to me that this box was her favourite yet (although I think she says that most months) so I was starting out with some high expectations yet again.
Starting out on a high note, these Schwartz flavour shots have very quickly become a bit of an essential in my cupboard. These are essentially small tubs of flavoured oils and spices that can be used to make a variety of meals such as sweet and sour chicken, fajitas and curry. I received a mild Masala pot and one for paella but I’m keeping an eye out for the creamy herb tagliatelle too! At the beginning of the week I made a paella using the flavour shot and it was so delicious. I love cooking but as I don’t have a lot of the spices and things required in my flat these are a great way for me to save money without going for a ready meal.
Sometimes I feel like the only person who doesn’t really like peanuts all that much… they’re just not for me. I’d seen the Peanut Hottie drink before so knew from the off that I wouldn’t like it but as my mum loves peanuts it’s going to be heading to a good home. The three nut butter from Whole Earth was a little bit more up my street as it’ll make a great addition to my smoothies in the future.
When I first read the flavour of this Laimon Fresh drink I was so sure it wouldn’t be for me, but since trying it I’ve been drinking litres of the stuff. Lemon, lime & mint may seem like an odd combination to some but there’s something about it that I find incredibly refreshing without tasting like drinking a bottle of Sprite after brushing my teeth. I’m someone who rarely drinks fizzy drinks but this stuff is so good!
For some strange reason I ate the Jack Link’s Beef Snack as soon as I opened the box and I soon regretted it. I’d never had anything beef jerky like before so didn’t know what to expect, but I know it’s one I’ll be avoiding in the future! I can’t really explain what it is I didn’t like, possibly the super synthetic meat flavour or the odd texture, but it’s not my cup of tea. On the other hand, the Beet It snack bars were also a weird combination that worked. I hate beetroot – whilst the rest of my family loves it – however I really enjoyed this bar as it was a lot sweeter and less earthy than I had originally expected.
How cute is that little food owl?! Aaah. It’s been a while since I’ve had any Melba toast but I really enjoy snacking on it (especially with some cheese) so this massive box was a very welcome addition to my cupboard.
When having a nosey around other people’s boxes before mine arrived I had spied a few that had a tub of chocolate brownies, so I was a little bit sad that I got Lemon Cake Bites from the American Muffin Company instead. However all was not lost as I didn’t get muffins, which was a win in my eyes! These little individually wrapped cakes are both gluten and wheat free without being that dry, stodgy way that gluten free cakes often are. I do enjoy lemon cake so I did enjoy these – I’m just a chocoholic to the core! That brings me on quite neatly to the final product from this month’s box…
Okay so I definitely saved the best for last! Lily O’Brien’s is one of my favourite chocolate brands – aside from good ol’ Cadbury’s – so I was delighted to find a pouch of Cocoa Cookie Crunch in this month’s box! It’s very safe to say that they didn’t last long and have been entirely devoured. The second these hit the shelves in my local supermarket I will be snatching up a few more packets. So good.
If you’re fed up of disappointing beauty boxes then why not sign up for Degustabox? Having a box full of food delivered to your door each month never stops being a delight. If you fancy giving it a go then you can use the code B6HF1 for £3 off your first box – you won’t regret it.
What do you think of this month’s box?