The September Degustabox

I’m not too sure where the last month has gone to and it took me by surprise when the September Degustabox arrived on my doorstep late last week. For those who don’t yet know, Degustabox is a monthly subscription box which contains between 9 and 14 food products, often new to the market as far less than you would pay in the shops. I’ve had a box kindly sent to me pretty much every month this year and I’m yet to be disappointed, I find there is something in there for every member of the household and it’s a great way to try out new products. This month, like the box a couple of months ago there was an “alcohol” and “no alcohol” box available which I think is a great idea- for the purpose of review my box contained the options from both boxes combined.
I was delighted to see some Jordans Simply Granola in the box as I am a bit addicted to granola. I usually end up buying whatever cereal is on offer though as I’m trying to watch the pennies, this is divine though and it’ll be hard to resist making it my daily fuel- try it with some fresh fruit and greek yoghurt, yum!

There was also a jar of La Vieja Fabrica marmalade in the box. I personally can’t stand marmalade but my dad loves it and is delighted with this inclusion. It’s made in Seville, Spain with only the best Seville Oranges and looks like it should cost a lot more than it’s ¬£1.59 price tag. This was part of the alcohol option box.

I had already discovered the Burts Lentil Waves prior to the arrival of this box and really loved them. I like savoury snacks but I’m not keen on normal crisps. These are super crunchy and full of flavour without being greasy…they are insanely moreish too so I’m glad single serving bags are available (I bought a multipack once and it lasted all of a day).

The Carnation Cook with it! was an intriguing addition to the box. This is an ambient and lower fat alternative to fresh cream and it looks super versatile. I’m not the greatest cook in the world (well, I’m lazy) but even I’m inclined to whip up a homemade quiche or some kind of pasta dish with this- watch this space!

Drinks wise, the no alcohol box contained a bottle of Crabbie’s lemonade with a hint of ginger which was a real treat. Lemon and ginger are such a winning combination and this was really unique and refreshing. The alcohol option box also contained a Crabbie’s treat in the form of an alcoholic lemon drink which at the moment is stashed in the fridge for an evening treat. Anything lemony and alcoholic is going to be a winner though!

There were also a couple of bottles of drink from Little Miracles which I am just loving. I’m not normally one for soft drinks unless it’s diet coke but these are too nice to resist. These are a blend of organic tea and fruit juice, ginseng and acai and are so good for you! At under 90 calories per bottle and sweetened with agave rather than sugar they are the perfect pick me up for a busy day out and about.

The no alcohol box also contained three salad dressings from Righteous which I am yet to try, they look super good though and the flavours are really tempting. I have my eye on the blue cheese one first off, yummy! All of these dressings are free from nasty ingredients such as thickeners and additives and I can’t wait to try them.

Last but by no means least were the sweet options. Elizabeth ShawPick Up! biscuits…these are sandwich biscuits with a nice thick layer or chocolate in middle and they pair perfectly with an afternoon cup of tea.

As you can tell, I was really impressed with the September Degustabox. You can find out more about the company and their boxes via their website, facebook or twitter. Let me know if you sign up, and what you think!

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