Saturday, 9 June 2018

Degustabox World Cup (May'18) Box

The World Cup is almost upon us, are you counting the days? I don't watch football these days, but when I was a teen I used to watch football with my Dad and brother and knew the names of most players of the international teams. As years passed, and life moved on, I somehow lost interest in football.
In the lead to the World Cup many food brands are joining in, and offering fun competitions and novelty selections. Food box Degustabox has chosen the World Cup as the theme of their food and drink selection for May'18 box.

We are always looking forward to our Degustabox delivery, which arrives every month and is full of foodie surprises. This monthly food and drink subscription box is an excellent 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.
Thanks to Degustabox, I have found new favourites to add to our shopping list, including some products which I probably wouldn't have tried otherwise.

Each time the box arrives, it's a total surprise. 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 £7 off discount from your first box (and you can unsubscribe any time) - just use a code 8EVI8 when you place an order.
What did we receive in the May Degustabox? Let's have a look.

food box

KitKat does not need any introductions.
KitKat Senses Mix is a mixed box of three delicious flavours - Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate and Hazelnut. This is a sharing box, with indivdiually wrapped treats.
Which flavour is your favourite?

chocolate treats

Hazelnut is a combination of indulgent praline with crunchy pieces of hazelnut.
Salted caramel is infused with crunchy caramel flakes, while Double chocolate has rich chocolate ganache with crunchy cocoa nibs.
Nutrition information: 10.1g of sugar and 107kcal per 2 pieces. Actually that's not bad at all, when you have a chocolate craving. One piece will be just enough to satisfy it.

KitKat Bites White Chocolate is another sharing variety. These are mini crispy wafer fingers covered with white chocolate.
Each serving (4 pieces) has 11.3g of sugar and contains 125kcal.

While KitKat represents the USA, Brioche Pasquier PITCH is obviously standing for France.
We love Brioche Pasquier. The plain variety is a great base for the bread and butter pudding.
This time we received two chocolate varieties chocolate filled and choc chip.
You might have spotted promotional packs in the shops - PITCH for every pitch. You can win sport prizes like footballs, headbands, sports socks and inflatable goals.
We've won a headband with the first code. I'm not sure if you can win more than one prize, as we have entered 3 more, and they are just added to a list to claim a free sports bag (the kind you would put your towel or trainers in).

One brioche roll counts as 136kcal and contains 9.7g of sugar. They are all individually wrapped, and are convenient for lunch boxes.

Subscribers would have also received Cirio pasta sauce - standing for Italy. Try this premium peeled plum tomatoes in two new pasta sauce recipes. Made with 100% top Italian ingredients for a genuine and tasty dish.
As a blogger, I haven't received the Cirio products, but Cirio is one of our favourite brands, and if you're looking for inspiration, I have plenty of Cirio recipes on my blog - just click on the link Cirio.

Joe and Seph's popcorn was a bonus item included in a limited number of subscriber boxes (which again the bloggers didn't receive). This British brand is waving our national flag in the World Cup of flavours.

Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen takes us across the pond to more exotic flavours.
Caribbean Creamy Chicken Curry Seasoning Mix offers a taste of the Caribbean, which is a fusion of cuisines. This mild curry mix works perfectly with chicken. You can also use it for a great vegetarian curry, or even a vegan one, if you use coconut milk instead of dairy.

Mini Coconut & Black Pepper Soft Tortillas are a fabulous receptacle for all kinds of fillings, to please anyone - from meat-eaters to vegans.
These are soft tortillas, with a mild flavour of coconut and pepper - typical Caribbean ingredients.

I made a vegan dish with these tortillas, with the Koko Cheddar (vegan cheese), borlotti beans, Vivera Smoky BBQ pulled veggie, avocado, salad, tomato and coriander, and it was a delicious lunch.

Lucozade Energy Original is a soft drink originating from Japan. It gives you energy when you need it most. I'm not the biggest fan of energy drinks, but they have their use.
Lucozade is best served chilled.

Say Aloe drink has pieces of aloe vera which give it a unique texture and a clean taste. This refreshing drink is rich in vitamin C, has no artificial flavours or colours and comes in 3 flavours - Original, Mango and Strawberry.

Subscribers would have either received the We Made Lemonade (in a non-alcohol box) or The Good Cider in the alcohol version of the box.

We have already tried The Good Cider of San Sebastian a couple of years ago. It is a premium quality cider, zingy and refreshing.

In the past I have baked an Apple cider pound cake.
Last week I cooked Apples Stewed in Apple Cider. It was a delicious dessert.

It was a lovely themed food box. My only note of disappointment was that there was not a single product from Russia. After all, the World Cup takes place in Russia, and it would have been super to source out a genuine Russian food product.

Disclosure: We receive a monthly Degustabox delivery for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are our own.

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