Degustabox - May Box

Sunday, June 28, 2015

I know we're already at the end of June but today I wanted to quickly review the Degustabox we received in May as our June box has just arrived. Degustabox is a subscription box which delivers 9 to 14 surprise products to your doorstep for only £12.99 a month (including delivery).

This box contained 10 goodies from a variety of companies. Most of the products were new to us, so it was fun to try out different things and discover new flavours.

Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbecue Sauce is the number one BBQ sauce in the US. Tristan and I like it a lot. The taste is sweet and smokey and it can be eaten with anything really. So far it has been really good with pasta, burgers and on sandwiches. A sample packet of BBQ sauce was also included but we've not yet tried it, I guess it will taste similar though.

Schwartz Grill Mates Marinade in a Bag
is ready-made, easy to use marinade. We got a delicious Asian-style blend with honey, soy sauce and garlic with a hint of black pepper. Ours was used with chicken with rice. We kept
the meat in the bag for about half an hour, then removed it and oven cooked it in the leftover marinade.

Maggi So Stir Fry
packets contain noodles and a seasoning sachet with blended herbs and spices. It makes a simple lunch or dinner but still leaves plenty of room to be creative and add some extra fresh ingredients to make your meal even tastier. I am not a big fan of instant noodles but Tristan eats them, so I am happy they are getting used.

Slim Pasta Lasagne is made from natural Konjac flour and oat fibre - it is a low calorie alternative to regular lasagne (carb-free and only 21 calories per 100g). It is gluten, fat and sugar free, perfect for my healthy lifestyle. I haven't had the chance to try this yet but luckily it will keep for a long time.

FUEL10K Protibrick
is a protein boosted wheat biscuit. It is perfect for people who want more protein in their diets and want to keep feeling fuller for longer. Made from 100% wholegrain, Protibricks are high in fibre, low in fat and sugar and are bigger than average wheat biscuits. Wheat biscuits offer a great meal at the start of the day - I usually have it in the mornings (with a bit of milk and some berries on top) but only when I am going to work out or run that day.

Daelmans Stroopwafels
are authentic Dutch soft, toasted waffles with sweet, creamy caramel fillings. I've bought these waffles before and they are so good. I could finish them in a day!

9Bar are small, healthy bars stacked with nutritious seeds (sunflower, sesame and pumpkin). The fruity bars we got include dried apricots, dates and are topped with carob, making them the perfect treat whenever I feel like snacking.

Fentimans Ginger Beer
is a soft drink made using Chinese ginger root. Tristan and I are not big fans of ginger drinks. It had such a strong taste and wasn't very enjoyable.

Sarsons Balsamic Vinegar of Modena is a 6% brewing quality malt vinegar which has been on the market since 1794. I love using balsamic vinegar for salads, meat or dipping.

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