Receiving a Degustabox every month to review is really exciting as it means I can try foods I may not purchase if I saw them in a shop and I have found many new foods that I like.
Hip Pops – Hip Pops are a healthier snack when compared to similar fried or baked snack products, typically 50% less fat than standard potato crisps on average! They come in 6 great flavours, 4 of which are gluten free! This product is less than 11% fat, low in saturates and it’s Hip Popalicious.
We received Cheese & Onion and Sweet Chilli Flavours to try, I tried the cheese and onion ones and my daughter tried the sweet chilli ones. I really liked them, they are like crisps but fatter and not made from potatoes. They had just the right amount of flavour on them. My daughter loved the sweet chilli ones and it wasn’t long before she was asking for more.
Betavivo – Betavivo is a crispy oat heart cereal which is proven to lower your cholesterol and blood glucose. One daily serving of Betavivo provides the required 3G of beta-glucan from oats needed to reduce you blood cholesterol as well as helping to reduce the amount of blood glucose your body produces.
We received 2 packets of these. I had them for breakfast and although they do not really taste of much to be honest although they did curb my appetite until about lunchtime.
I don’t think I would buy them though as I much prefer something with a bit of taste and flavour to them.
Nothing But – Nothing But, a healthy freeze dried fruit and vegetable snack, all under 80 calories and no added…anything! You no longer have to choose between something nutritious and something tasty as Nothing But will bring you both, what’s more is that one packet will count towards 1 of your 5 a day!
We received a packet of Strawberry & Banana and Pineapple & Grape snacks. I have tried these before so I knew what I was getting. These are purely sliced fruit that has been dried. I do really like both of these and really enjoyed eating them.
Fabulous Bakers – We like mango a lot, Fortunately, our Fabulous Taste Testers Team agree and gave the thumbs up to our new Mango & Pineapple bars. Made with all natural, honest ingredients, our bars contain no nasties or added sugar. They’re made with real fruit, slow release energy oats and they’re high in fibre too.
These reminded me of flapjacks with fruit, at first they did taste a bit weird, I think that was because they are so fruity but they are delicious.
All of the family tried these and they were a huge hit with everyone.
KoKo – KoKo Dairy Free Original is a unique alternative to cow’s milk made with freshly pressed coconut milk. It contains fewer calories than skimmed, 0% cholesterol, and is 100% allergen free. It tastes remarkably like cow’s milk on breakfast cereals or in cooking, and doesn’t curdle tea or coffee.
I do not like coconut milk and nor do the rest of the household so we haven’t actually tried this.
Crabbies Light – Crabbie’s Alcoholic Light Ginger Beer focuses on the unique attributes of out much loved Original Ginger Beer, whilst offering a lighter drink that you can enjoy for longer. Drink straight from the fridge or pair with a spirit of choice to create you own delicious home cocktail.
Being pregnant I could not try this, but my 18 year old daughter gladly accepted to try it when I offered it to her. She had not tasted ginger beer before. She said it tasted kind of odd but she drank it all so she must have liked it.
Red Square Toffee Mini – Red Square Toffee is made with 7 times distilled and 100% pure Vodka made for sharing, mixing and making the drinks that bring people together. Because we know, wherever you are, being together is what really makes the good times great.
LIFE. LIVE IT. MAKE IT. JOIN IT. SHARE IT.
I could have given this to my oldest daughter or my husband, BUT I have decided to save this for when my baby is born and I can drink alcohol again. It sounds really nice. Toff and Vodka, what is not to love?
Compete Energy – COMPETE Energy Bites are delicious, low calorie chocolates infused with caffeine (1 bite = 2 large premium coffee). COMPETE Energy Bites provide an instant boost to help improve alertness, endurance and physical energy. Recommended to take five minutes before physical exercise, driving, partying or studying.
My husband has tried these in the past and liked the taste of them and they did indeed give him an energy boost, and so I gave him these ones too.
Product of the Month
- Barilla’s Mediterranean Vegetables sauce is a delicious combination of 100% authentic Italian tomatoes, ripe courgettes, plump aubergines and sweet peppers, capturing the true flavour of the Mediterranean. With no added preservatives, Barilla’s Mediterranean Vegetables pasta sauce pairs perfectly with our whole-wheat fusilli.
- Made in Italy with carefully selected durum wheat and unmatched passion for eating well, Barilla is Italy’s No.1. Try our Barilla Whole-Wheat Fusilli for a tasty and healthy meal. Just one serving of Barilla wholewheat pasta gives you 20% of your daily fibre needs, essential for body balance.
We decided to make a pasta bake with both of these ingredients and adding cheese as a topping. For a fussy eater that I am, I really enjoyed it. It was very tasty.
Love Kombucha – Its simple organic ingredients are demented leaving the drink packed with probiotics, organic enzymes and amino acids that can aid digestion an d boost the immune system. With its ‘grown up’ taste it makes an excellent alternative to alcohol and sweet carbonated drinks.
We received a Ginger Kombucha. Unfortunately I really didn’t like it so passed it on to my husband, who is not a lover of ginger but will try things. He actually said it tasted nice and would drink it again.
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Disclaimer: I received a Degustabox in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.