I love it when Degustabox
time rolls around and I get the chance to try out something new. For the June month the company celebrated all things Summer and sent out a picnic themed box, right up my street!
I’m sure that by now you’re all familiar with what the box is about, but just in case you’re not, it’s a monthly food subscription box that delivers a selection of new and surprise products to your door for the cost of £12.99 per one off box or £11.99 per month when you take out a bi-annual subscription. I’ve been reviewing the boxes over the last year and they never fail to impress me and get me eating outside of my comfort zone.
I’m a bit of a biscuit and sweet treat fiend so the package of Love Chin Chin snacks was an exciting discovery for me. The packaging states that it “crunches like a biscuit, tastes like a cake” and that pretty much sums it up. My pack was cinnamon flavoured which happens to be a favourite taste of mine so I very happily got to work on these…I’ll also be seeking out the vanilla ones (they also come in lemon and chilli too) to try out next. I’ve not come across anything like these before and they are perfect for sharing with friends alongside a beverage or two.
Coconut seems to be taking over the foodie scene lately, which as another of my favourite flavours/foods is no bad thing in my book. One thing that I haven’t come across until now is coconut sugar so the bag of the stuff from Coconom included in this months box was a bit of a mystery. Handily there was also a recipe for some tasty looking brownies which I plan to try out soon so watch this space for a baking post.
This month bloggers received the alcohol free version of the box, which as a non-drinker suited me fine. The Zeo
low sugar drinks are delicious served straight from the fridge and come in at under 30 calories a bottle. The lime flavour was a particular favourite and these make a lovely change from diet coke or sparkling water at a social gathering and look a bit posh too!
I think I’ve mentioned before my general dislike of coconut water, although I did give this one from Maui&Sons a go in the name of a fair review. My tastes still haven’t developed to like the stuff though, so I can’t make comment on how good or bad this is compared to others- let me know if you’ve tried this and what you thought!
Melba Thins have featured before on the blog via Degustabox and still remain a firm favourite and frequent purchase. The Multigrain variety were new to me and I really like them. Perfect for packing in a picnic basket to serve with dips or eaten as is as a little snack on the go. The Enhance Apple & Blackcurrant water enhancer is also perfect for a picnic as it takes up next to no space and easily jazzes up a plain bottle of water. I’ve tried other flavours of this too and it’s good stuff! Jelly and I have history so I admit I didn’t try the pouch added in to this month’s box but I’m sure it’s lovely.
Kallo is a brand I’ve long loved so I was excited to see two of their products in this month’s box. The chocolate and caramel rice cakes didn’t last long as they are seriously addictive. I’ve been snacking on the plain chocolate ones for years so this new addition to the range is dangerously good and is potentially going to cost me a fortune! The savoury sea salt and vinegar snack pack are equally addictive and make a lighter addition to crisps at lunch time…yum!
Last but not least comes yet another favourite brand of mine- Brioche Pasquier who make the most perfect picnic worthy brioches ever. This month we were sent the chocolate 6 pack pitch rolls which feature soft brioche with a chocolate filling, each individually wrapped and perfect for sharing (yeah, right!). The chocolate chip 4 pack are a less sickly sweet alternative, and less likely to melt everywhere. These I could eat all day long, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A four pack literally lasted me a day!
If you received the box this month I’d love to read your thoughts- feel free to link to your posts below. If I’ve persuaded you that you might want to sign up then you can grab a cool £3.00 discount when you sign up using the code BQXK9