Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Best of British & Outdoors Degustabox (April 2019)

The Easter weekend was warm and sunny, but now at the beginning of May, the weather turned out to be colder. I even put the heating on the other morning, as the house felt damp after several days of incessant rain. I wonder what the coming May Bank holiday will bring on? Will it be all BBQs and picnics in the garden, or meals indoors?

The latest Degustabox was clearly created by optimists who expect a beautiful weather and eating al fresco.

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 April'19 Degustabox? Let's have a look.

food box subscriptions

Robinsons Fruit Cordials (£2.49) is a concentrated pear and elderflower soft drink with sugar and sweetener. It is best served with ice and a slice of cucumber.
Nutrition information: 4.2g of sugar and 18kcal per 100ml diluted (1 part cordial to 6 parts water).

Robinsons has been making fruit drinks since 1823, and doesn't need an introduction. Their range is vast and varied, and has many fans.

summer drinks

Typhoo Black Tea (£2.20) is another British classic, a much loved British tea brand.
Their team of expert tea buyers and blenders carefully select only the finest tea leaves to ensure great taste, quality and freshness from every cup of Typhoo.

British tea

Heinz Organic Baked Beanz (£1) are packed full of the finest organically grown ingredients, offering an organic alternative to the classic tin.
Always useful to have in a pantry for when you fancy baked beans on toast or a proper English breakfast.

pantry staples

Heinz Cream of Tomato Pot Soup (£1.19) is the same tomato soup you know, only in a recyclable microwaveable pots.
We don't have a microwave, and if I do fancy a Heinz soup, I'd still go for a tin. But I can see it being useful for office lunches.

London Flavours Street Food (£1) crisps reflect the diverse flavours of the British capital.
We received a pack of Pho crisps, inspired by Vietnamese cuisine.
Vegan, gluten free, these premium crisps are a treat for spicy crisps fans.

You should receive one of 3 flavours in your box.

vegan crisps

Cheerios Multigrain (£2.69) are made with 81% whole grain oats. They are naturally high in fibre & packed with 9 vitamins and minerals including Calcium and iron.
No artificial colours or flavours.
Nutritional information: 118kcal and 5.5g sugar per 30g portion.

My guys used to love Cheerios when they were little, but these days they are not big cereal eaters. I looked online at the recipes which use Cheerios and like the sound of Very Berry Cheerios Bars.

breakfast cereals

Skinny Food Co Not Guilty White Chocolate Crispies & Milk Chocolate Crispies (£1.49) are guilt and gluten free, with no added sugar.
#NotGuilty bites are high protein snacks, with 99kcal per pack.
You will receive one of two flavours in your box.
My suggestion for the package design is to change fonts to a black colour in the back of the pale yellow bag, or it's almost impossible to read anything.
My elder son enjoyed them. I had a small piece from both packs, and wasn't very keen on the aftertaste.

gluten free snacks


CRAFTED by Cracker Drinks Co Mango & Passionfruit (£2) is a fruit juice drink, with no added sugar or sweeteners.
Packed in an environmentally friendly carton, with a resealable pack.
All CRAFTED drinks count as one of your five a day.
Sweet and fruity, it's enjoyable straight from the fridge.

fruit drinks without added sugar or sweeteners

Pachamama Andean Berry & Raspberry/Cacao & Cashew (£1.39) are a lovely mix of cacao, dates, nuts, grains and seeds. A chocolatey hit with a taste of the Andes.
This mix of fruit, grains and seeds will release your inner energy.
No added sugar and 100% vegan.
Nutritional info: 134kcal and 20g sugar per bar.

vegan bars

Candy Kittens Wild Strawberry (£1.50) are gourmet sweets, which are totally free from gelatine and gluten. Think sophisticated Percy pigs, with more gourmet flavours.
My kids enjoy them.

gelatine-free sweets

gelatine-free sweets

Love Corn Smoked BBQ (£1.29) is UK's first premium crunchy corn brand.
These crunchy corn kernels are quite addictive and pack a good flavour.
They are GM-free, gluten free and are vegan.
Nutritional info: 190kcal per 45g bag. A tasty snack, which will be great with a glass of ale.

My younger son loved them, he said "Best thing ever!"

Bull's-Eye NY Steakhouse Barbecue Sauce (£2.49) is full of heart and ready to take on any red meat.
Bull's Eye brings the ultimate, authentic American BBQ taste.

sauce for BBQ

And the last product - Eat Water Slim Rice Sushi (£2.55). This easy to roll sushi rice is made with natural ingredients including Japanese sushi rice and konjac rice.
It contains 9kcal per piece.
It can also be used as sticky rice.

slim rice

What's your favourite product from the latest Degustabox?

1 comment:

  1. Another interesting box. Those kittens look so cute, although I'm not sure I'd like them (I'm not keen on jellies). I haven't seen the Pachamama bars before, but I'd love to try those.