Degustabox unboxing for November 2014

It’s Degustabox time! It’s only my second box but I was really excited once I found out that it was coming – Food is good, and the idea of getting something new, and different every month is just lovely, really exciting. I can imagine that if you’ve got a really simple diet it’d be a really good way to mix things up a bit, and with the boxes being £12.99 a month, with p+p included, hopefully it’d be an affordable way to keep things interesting.

If you decide you want to sub then the code ’03E7G’ will get you £3 off when you subscribe, making the box £9.99!

  OooOooh look at that big box of goodies! There’s a nice mix of kitchen cupboard things, some snacks, some drinks; I like everything that’s come in this month’s box (Though there’s one thing I don’t think I would have much use for, I’ll explain that when I get to it)
First up we have some kitchen cupboard items, this month – A second month in a row for Kent’s Kitchen and then a new addition (for me, don’t know if they’ve been in before) in the form of Holy Cow curry sauces.

The product from Kent’s Kitchen is a pack of 4 ‘Stir in Flavour Shots’ in the Fajita flavour – These come in BBQ, Hot & Spicy, Thai Green and Garlic & Coriander as well as the Fajita. To be honest I’d have been happy to try any of these as they embody the sort of super easy cooking that is one of the only ways I can manage, diced meat mixed with the shot and chuck it with the accompaniment. Ethan has taken a liking to Grandad’s burritos so I think he’ll be able to cope with a Fajita flavouring so we will give this a go. They only cost £1.85 for the four so I’m really impressed, if we like these I want to try the BBQ, Thai Green Curry and Garlic & Coriander too. Impressively, all the flavours of these are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs.

The Holy Cow curry sauces instantly caught my eye – They’re said to be made with natural ingredients, nothing artificial, and are suitable for coeliacs and vegetarians and, rather excitingly, are meant to be authentic tasting! It’s nice to have one that’s more mild and one that’s mild but slightly less so; they’re not going to scare anyone off with this pairing but one is likely to cause a bit more of a kick. I cannot wait to try both of these out, I do quite love a good curry and these should suit all of us. These cost £1.69 each.


Beverages next; a nice mix of alcoholic, non-alcoholic, a warm drink an interesting, different drink.

The Montano cider, first, looks so nice – It’s got a lovely colour to it, such a beautiful golden tone – This drink has rather an impressive pedigree; being made, only, from apples grown in the foothills of the Trentino region of Northern Italy which, they’ve said, is the highest orchard in Europe and gets sun 300 days a year (I know nothing about cider but that is enough to impress me haha) – This 660ml bottle costs £2.79 which is an alright price and I look forward to giving it a go, we don’t drink much alcohol but cider is something I enjoy.

The sample, for this month, is a sachet of Drink Me Chai‘s ‘Spiced Chai Latte’ – I used to drink this stuff a lot but went off it, for a while, so it’ll be nice to try it again.

The Recovery drinks from Cool Dawn are the items that I don’t think I’ll have much use for – I really very rarely drink and I’ve only Been actually Drunk twice. That said, I do like the concept behind these, they’re a herbal detox drink which is supposed to help you when you’ve had alcohol, you’re meant to drink one before you go to bed and, if needed, one the next morning. My brothers and sister drink, socially, more than I do, so I’m sure one of them wouldn’t mind trying these out. These cost £1.49 a unit but I imagine they’re priceless if they actually work!

I’m rather looking forward to trying the Pip Organic Cloudy apple juice, though I know I’ll have to share as Ethan loooves apple juice and that’s just the crazy coloured stuff you get in a carton, let alone this organic stuff that’s bound to be miles and miles better. These bottles are £1.50, so they aren’t cheap, but as a special treat I’m sure they’re going to be lovely.

Last but one we have a couple of savoury snack items – I’m not massive on Chutney’s but Azii loves the idea of them and we have friends who like them. Mediterranean Tomato does sound like a rather lovely flavour, mind you, so when it does get opened I will give this Branston chutney a go, I expect Ethan would like to try it, too, as he loves dipping things and anything that gave him a chance to dip crisps would be a bonus for him! This jar is £1.50.

I already had a bag of these ‘Salsa & Mesquite’ Kettle Chips as they were sent to me to include in a Christmas post, I have opened these up now, though, and absolutely love them. They’re a limited edition re-release of one of the original flavours of Kettle Chips and I totally understand why people asked them to bring them back, so so nice. The flavours in there are tomato, chillies, peppers and the aroma of barbecues and wow does the combo work. These bags cost £2.19

Lastly we were given some rather exciting sweet treats! I love Lindt chocolate and these Lindor ‘My Melting Moment’ stars are really rather lovely (yes I’ve tried them already!) If you like their chocolates then you’ll love these and if you haven’t then you should try them anyway haha. These cost 65p each and, as you can see, there was 5 in the box, yay!

The box is a good’un this month, as far as I’m concerned. The mix seems to fit nicely between warming foods for the colder weather and good food for entertaining with, a good balance for November, when winter is setting in!

If you’re interested in trying products like this then please don’t forget to use the code I’ve posted at the top, wouldn’t want you all to miss out.

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  1. Jessica Edmunds November 29, 2014 / 7:33 am

    I loved this box especially as there were more drinks which I thought was lacking last month, the detox drink was unpalatable for me personally though yuck xxx


  2. Kate Musgrove November 29, 2014 / 8:15 am

    I'm a huge fan of Lindt Lindor, they are the best chocolate EVER! Still can't get over all those Easter eggs I won for my Lindt Lindor brownies I made. X

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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