April International DegustaboxMonday, May 04, 2015
Tristan and I recently signed up with Degustabox. Degustabox is a monthly subscription service including 9 to 14 food and drink products - many of them are completely new! It costs £12.99 (+ postage) and is a great way to discover new goodies. We love surprises and food so this is a box we can both enjoy.
The box was due to arrive at the end of April but we rescheduled the delivery for Saturday, which ended up being in May! This month had a theme - International. I don't think they do it every month, so it was a good time for us to have subscribed.
Cirio Supercirio Double Concentrated Tomato Puree Pots (£1.20) and Tomato Fillets (£1.69) are made from Italian tomatoes. These little tomato paste pots are my kitchen cupboard essentials. I could use them on a home made pizza, make tomato sauce for pasta or try a new dish which has been on my mind for a while now - Ukrainian/Russian plov (pilaf).
Nando's Groove Cut Potato Chips, £0.69 each. Tristan and I have never had Nando's before but we have cooked our own Peri-Peri chicken. We have thought of going a couple of times but have always ended up changing our plans. Out of these crisps, Sizzling Hot was our favourite.
Schwartz Korma Curry Mix, £1.08. Indian food? Oh, yes! I am not a fan of recipe mixes lately, I prefer to make my own food. If I am ever in a hurry though these will come in handy!
DeBeukelaer Cookies Bakery from the US (£2.00) and Barry's Tea from Ireland (£1.75) are such a perfect combo. I am definitely a cookie girl and I love a good fresh tea!
Inspired by traditional family bakeries in Greenwich Village, New York, these DeBeukaler Cookies just changed my life forever! I love this ''individually wrapped in old newspaper'' look and the cookies themselves are tasty, crispy and full of chocolate.
Kinder Choco-Bons (£1.55) and Kinder Chocolate with Cereals (£1.55) both have a milky filling and a chocolate coating. The last time Tristan and I visited Estonia, we saw a big selection of Kinder chocolate in a supermarket and these Choco-Bons caught our eye immediately. We bought and finished them the same day. We were both surprised and happy to see the same old Choco-Bons in Degustabox this month. They have crunchy hazelnut pieces in the middle so I am surprised Tristan actually liked them - he is very picky with nuts. Kinder Chocolate with Cereals contain 5 different toasted crunchy cereals and are individually wrapped, which make them easy to pop into a handbag for a quick snack.
IdrinQ Energy Drink, £1.49 each. I don't like energy drinks but I gave this one a go, only because Tristan opened a can and couldn't even finish the first sip. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great either. It contains vitamins and promises to make you 'smarter' but I think it's bullshit.
Kingfisher Lager Beer is India's number 1 selling beer at £2.00 a bottle. I'm not a beer drinker, so this is Tristan's cup of tea. I am more interested in the Scheckters Organic Energy Drink from South Africa. It's filled with natural ingredients - organic raw cane sugar, lemon juice, pomegranate juice, elderberry juice, ginseng, green tea and raw green coffee been extract. It doesn't contain toxic chemicals, synthetic caffeine and has no artificial sweeteners, colours, flavours and preservatives. This drink costs £1.35 a can. A big yes from me!
Overall, we were happy with our first Degustabox and we will give it another try!