Sunday, 28 October 2018

October Winter Warmer Box from Degustabox

Chilly mornings and dark evenings... Yes, October is almost over, and we're eagerly awaiting Halloween and all the pre-Christmas hubbub.

Winter Warmer is the theme for the latest Degustabox

This food box 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 October Degustabox? Let's have a look.

Clipper is a well-known and much-loved brand of tea.
Clipper Fairtrade Everyday Tea (£2.89) is bright, bold and intense, delivering a quality cup of tea.
I rarely drink black tea unadorned - it has to be served with a slice of lemon and a teaspoon of sugar or honey for me. It's a great morning pick-me-up.
All Clipper products are made with pure, natural ingredients. This pack comes with a lovely Clipper Fairtrade tea towel.

best black tea

Another breakfast favourite - Shreddies - is now available in a new packaging as Original Shreddies Breakfast to Go (£1.99). The package includes a portion of Shreddies cereals and a carton of milk.
It's packed in a recyclable cup with a spoon, and comes at 249kcal per serving.
Whole grain, it's high in fibre. I'd prefer it to have less sugar, as there is 15.2g sugar per serving.
Very handy to take with you to work or train, if you haven't had a chance to eat your breakfast at home.

For those of us who are feeling peckish by mid-morning or mid-afternoon, a cereal bar is always a welcome snack.
Get Fruity Bar Moist Mixed Berry (£0.70) is an award winning cereal bar, made of real fruit and gluten free oats, baked with absolutely no artificial ingredients, no added cane sugar. It's vegan, gluten free and a good source of fibre.
Nutritional values: 130kcal, 3g fat and 12 g of sugar per bar.
*Special promotion in Morrisons £1.88 pack of four bars until 25 Otober - 15 November 2018.

If cereal bars are not your snack of choice, what about a KitKat Chunky Salted Caramel Fudge (£0.65). It's an indulgent, salty sweet KitKat. Unwrap, snap off a chunk and enjoy the delicious smooth milk chocolate and crispy wafer with a caramel fudge flavoured topping.
Great with a cup of coffee.
One of my lovely neighbours was telling me years ago that you must dip a KitKat in a cup of hot coffee for a few seconds to enjoy it. Personally I like it cold from the fridge, served with coffee.
How do you like your KitKat?

Spoon Granola Cherry Bomb is a tasty wholegrain oat granola with pumpkin seeds and a natural cherry hit, lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.
It contains no refined sugar. High in fibre and wholegrains. Ingredients include toasted pats with ground almonds, pumpkin seeds, freeze dried cherries, honey, maple syrup and a dusting of ground cinnamon and nutmeg.
I buy Spoon Granola Apple quite often, but haven't tried Cherry Bomb before. I like to add granola topping to a dish of yogurt, or as a topping to apple crumble.

healthy granola

Santa Maria Latin American Kitchen Venezuelan Coconut and Lime Sauce (£1.89) will help you to cook an easy quick meal, which could be ready in 15 minutes. Just pour the sauce over cooked meat, fish or vegetables for a delicious Latin American-inspired meal.
Santa Maria sauces are vegan friendly and gluten free.
Venezuelan sauce has its roots in the Zulian region in the north of Venezuela, and includes coconut cream, lime juice and chillies
You should receive one of 2 flavours from the range.

vegan-friendly ready-made sauces

Ginger Beer by Supermalt (£1.19) is made using real ginger extract and a delicate hint of lemongrass to give it a truly refreshing taste with an energising fiery kick. Best served cold.
It is a great mixer for your favourite cocktail - from Moscow Mule to Dark and Stormy.

party drinks

Jack Daniel's Tennessee Honey & Lemonade (£2) is a refreshing mix of Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and zesty lemonade. This ultimate summer cooler could be enjoyed all year round.
Serve with a lemon wedge and ice cubes.

Upbeat Drinks Spring Water Enriched with Protein and vitamins (1.59) provide enriched hydration for strength, energy and mental performance.
Zero sugar, low calorie and real fruit flavour.
There were two flavours in the box - Summer Lemon and Blueberry & Raspberry.

And finally the product of the month - LIFT Instant Lemon Flavour Tea (£1.49), a classic lemon flavoured tea, which could be enjoyed either hot or cold. This tangy refreshing drink offers a unique taste experience.

This month Degustabox is running an Autumn giveaway - you have a chance to win a 6-month Degustabox subscription.
What you need to do:
1. Follow @degustabox_uk on Instagram
2. Leave a comment on the competition post letting them know why you'd love to receive a 6 month Degustabox subscription and tag 2 friends that you'd share your boxes with.
Competition closes on the 19th of November.
Simples!, as Alexander the Meerkat is used to say.

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

1 comment:

  1. 15g or sugar per serving?! Wow, that is a lot. Without a theme it can be quite tricky. I'd love to try the vegan stuff, but I don't eat Kitkat. Especially as it is made with palm oil from un-certified locations. I've had a Degustabox box before and it was nice to try it once.