Degustabox this month was as usual, pretty amazing. I love this little box of goodies because you never know from one month to the next what you’re going to get an 9/10 times you get something brand new to the market that you get to trial. What’s better than that?
Let’s delve into this month’s box and let you know what you can expect if you were to sign up too!
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Bassets Berry Mix Jelly Babies
Good Cider of San Sebastian
Up and Go Breakfast Drink
Mallow and Marsh Raspberry Marshmallows
Maynard Wine Gums
TG Green Tea
Complete Energy Bites
Sweet Sally Tea
So let’s take an in-depth look into this wonderful box of goodies.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, one of the most popular peanut butter confectionary delights in the US has in recent times been seen more and more on our UK supermarket shelves. Now I don’t mind the little cups, but these are huge! Way too much for me to eat on my own, so I had to share them with Andy who thinks they’re amazing.
I much preferred the Berry Mix from Bassetts as I’m probably the biggest jelly baby fan on the planet. This bag was purely the Berry Mix bag as we all know there’s never enough of those in the classic bags as they tend to be everyone’s favourite.
Maynard Wine Gums come in a favourites pack too – just the black and red ones (no opaque ones – boo hoo) again, one whole pack of people’s favourites so no more shuffling through the box just to find them.
Being a fan of marshmallow I’m surprised with myself that I’ve never actually tried the Mallow and Marsh range of them. I’ve often taken a look at their website and lusted after their Peppermint and Dark Chocolate ones but never got around to purchasing any. We were lucky enough to receive a mini taster box of the Raspberry flavour and to be honest, they’re lovely. A little different to regular marshmallows and not as chewy but I definite winner amongst us mallow fans. I’d go as far to say that I might even buy a box to share when friends come over at Christmas (if of course they last that long and Andy keeps them out of my way putting them on the high shelf in the kitchen).
Now I’ve often eaten popcorn but never actually found these in our supermarket to purchase and that’s Portlebay Popcorn. Often seen it advertised and have entered their competitions numerous times to win some of their goodies but all to no avail so finding not one but two bags of it in this month’s box made my day. Hand popped in glorious Devon we had the delectable Original Sweet and Salty to try plus the brand new and utterly sensational Cappuccino flavour. I couldn’t get enough of the new flavour, and just so Andy to try some himself, he had to grab them out of my hand because there was no way I was giving them away without a struggle. This has got to be my favourite out of the whole box this month and will actively search now to try and find some to stash away for my “me time moments.”
It was drinks a plenty too this time what with TG Green Tea, Sweet Sally Tea and The Good Cider of San Sebastian so we had a lot to choose from after we opened the box. I grabbed a bottle of Green Tea which came in two out of the three flavours available. The Mandarin and Ginseng was a very light sweet orange which ice cold was beautiful. There wasn’t a huge taste of green tea in the drink but all the benefits. Probably good for those who don’t particular care for the regular green tea flavour but want something light and healthy. If you like tea but not green tea then Sweet Sally Tea might be better for you. This is a spiced tea made with Ceylon black tea, Spanish oranges, Sicilian lemons, a touch of organic sugar and a blend of cinnamon and cloves. Andy thought it was really nice but I found it a little too bitter for me. It wasn’t unlike Lemon Tea with a few spices which he’s quite a fan of anyway, so is more him than me.
The Cider didn’t get consumed until the weekend when we decided to have a roast dinner (which we haven’t had in a long time). I have to be careful though as sulfites in alcoholic drinks gives me stomach cramp which can last for days, so it was just a little sip for me and so I chose the pear. It wasn’t so much a sharp pear flavour but a very sweet conference pear flavour which threw me back a good few years to when we started growing our own pears and extracting our own pear juice from them. I think this is a perfect pear cider that actually taste of pear rather than being overwhelmed with the taste of alcohol.
No cereal in this month’s box, but 2 imports from Down Under designed for you if you’re on the go. Up&Go is like a milky porridge drink. We had chocolate and vanilla flavours to try and I thought they were great. The chocolate was much more my thing. Chocolatey, thick and just like eating my favourite 1970s breakfast in a bottle. Vanilla was ok but was much more like a regular milky porridge and as much as I liked it, I prefer having something substantial for breakfast that I can eat and takes longer to digest than a drink. Fantastic for you if you are indeed on the go every morning and just don’t have time to sit down and eat.
Finally if you need an instant boost to improve your alternates, endurance and physical energy then you’ll love Complete Energy Bites. These are little chocolate covered pocket rockets infused with caffeine which equals 1 large premium coffee. They are only little bites so whatever you do, don’t eat more than one even though they are incredibly moorish. One is totally enough and they are very high in caffeine and any more than that, you’ll be bouncing off the walls or up all night hoovering.
You too can try Degustabox with a £6 discount if you add the code BLDEG15 when you order. Can’t say fairer than that.