Monday, 30 May 2016

May Degustabox

My family and I always look forward to our monthly Degustabox delivery, which is full of delicious surprises. This monthly food and drink subscription box is a good way to discover products which have only just appeared in the shops or those which might have been around for while, but you haven't had a chance to try them yet.
Each time the box arrives, it's a bit like unwrapping Christmas gifts, as you don't know what you might find there. You get a good selection of foods and drinks.
If you haven't tried Degustabox subscription box yet and would like to have a go, I have a whopping £6 off discount from your first box (and you can unsubscribe any time) - just use a code BLDEG15 when you place an order.
What did we receive in May box? Let's have a peek:

food subscription box

We immediately tucked into the packet of croissants. They were selected as DB's product of the month.
Brioche Pasquier Croissants au Beurre are made with an authentic levain. They are free from preservatives and hydrogenated fat. One croissant is 172kcal. Lovely warmed in the oven for a few minutes, and served with a jam of your choice.

Get Fruity Scrumptious Strawberry is a bar made from a blend of wholegrain oats with fruit including juice infused strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and virgin coconut oil. It is low in sugar and high in fibre. Made in Cornwall. A 35g bar contains 141kcal. It is chewy, beet-coloured and quite sweet.

fruit and oat bar

Two packs of rice and corn cakes have "mysteriously" vanished before I had a chance to do a proper photo of each pack, so I can only show a close-up from a photo of the whole food box rather than a product separately.

Kallo Belgian Milk Chocolate Corn Cakes are made with the highest quality ingredients, are suitable for vegetarians and coeliacs. At 78kcal per corn cake, it is a lovely mid-morning or afternoon snack, for when you're feeling peckish.
Kallo Yogurt Coated Rice Cakes a nice alternative to biscuits, they are made with wholegrain rice and are coated in yogurt.

The Wonderful Company is one of our favourite brands. Wonderful pistachios totally deserve their name, they are truly the best pistachios you can get in supermarkets. Roasted to perfection, they are slightly salted and are absolutely delicious.

Wonderful Almonds are sun-ripened in California. They have a sweet, mild flavour, and make an addictive snack.

Now Pechkeks fortune cookies were a total novelty food item for me. I haven't heard of them before. These black cookies have amusing messages inside, and will appeal to anyone who has a black sense of humour.

misfortune cookies

Beloved Dates was another product which I haven't tried before. This gluten, wheat and dairy free date nectar is made from 100% pure dates.

It will jazz up a boring porridge and sweeten pancakes. It has a naturally sweet caramel taste, and unlike honey, is suitable for vegans.

I have recently reviewed Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Barbecue Glaze which we all loved, so I was pleased to get another bottle with Degustabox. It is the latest addition to an excellent range of BBQ sauces and glazes. It is made with an authentic Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey Liquer as well as soy sauce, concentrated pineapple juice, cider vinegar, honey, molasses, garlic puree, onion juice etc. It has a sweet and sour aroma and a strong taste. A welcome addition to any well-stocked pantry.

BBQ sauce

If you're looking for ideas on how to use this delicious glaze, you might want to check out my recipe for Grilled tuna steak with exotic mushrooms.

Garofalo is a well known and much loved Italian brand, we buy Garofalo pasta quite often. Garofalo Fusilli Bucati Corti slightly differ from the standard fusilli pasta you can find in all supermarkets. Its shape is more of a corkscrew. Made with the high quality durum wheat, it is a delicious pasta.

Italian pasta

I cooked fusilli with meatballs in tomato sauce, and it was a very tasty meal.

There were several drinks as well in the latest Degustabox including - new to us - Cranes' alcoholic drinks. Cranes drinks come in 3 flavours, and we have tried two of them - Original Cranberry and Strawberry & Kiwi. There is 4% alcohol content. This drink is brewed from crushed cranberries, with added juice for flavour. The product is 100% natural and relatively low in calories at 99kcal. It is a nice refreshing drink, though a tad too sweet for my personal taste.

I haven't bought Pomegreat recently, and having a carton of Pomegreat in the recent delivery reminded just how lovely this drink is. The juice is quite sweet, with a deep pomegranate flavour and beautiful intense colour.

Disclosure: I receive the Degustbox for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are mine.

1 comment:

  1. A great selection of things. I will have to try that tuna recipe, looks lovely