Review | Degustabox October 2017

That time in my monthly blogging calendar has come round again where I tell you all about the October Degustabox contents! This month’s box was Halloween themed, although it was more exciting than it was scary! Shall we get started?

*Don’t forget, for a £7 discount on your first box – use code ‘DMTF4’*

Kabuto Noodles Thai Green Chicken Curry, £1.99

I love these tubs of noodles as a quick ‘go-to’ meal during the day especially if I’m late getting lunch. This flavour was amazing; it was incredibly fragrant and tasty, plus there’s no additives or preservatives. It was ready in minutes and I got to enjoy it while the small one had a rare nap – winner! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the range because they’re just as tasty. The only thing is, I could always eat more!

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Vimto Millions Gift Jar, £2.99

I love Vimto (it’s my favourite fizzy drink) and I love Millions too, so to have these come together in one is a dream come true – except I can’t really eat them because of my braces so I’m definitely saving these for a post-brace treat. They come in a huge gift jar and I bet the flavours are just as huge as they usually are. I can’t wait to see what punch these guys pack!

LoSalt, £1.75

I’m not one for adding too much salt to my food unless it’s potatoes because, let’s face it, super salty potatoes are amazing – especially when they’ve been roasted. LoSalt is good step in the right direction if you’re looking to keep the flavour but reduce your salt intake. There’s 66% less sodium than regular table, sea and rock salts.

I’ve been a bit more conscious of adding LoSalt to my food instead of table salt to see if it makes a big difference and it doesn’t. The flavour is all still there you wouldn’t even realise you’re using LoSalt.

Michel et Augustin Cookies, £1.60

Oh my goodness, these were by far the best things in the Degustabox this month. We took these on our trip to the Gruffalo trail and Jamie and I had one each. They were oversized, melt in the middle, super fresh cookies that tasted delicious. We have agreed to buy these as a treat because, honestly, if we bought them in our usual shop they wouldn’t last very long at all. Genuinely one of the most scrumptious cookies I’ve ever tasted.

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Heinz No Added Sugar Hoops, £0.75

Toby and Teddy love spaghetti hoops and have them more than I’d like to probably admit. Heinz give us another option for mealtimes with these ‘no added sugar’ hoops. There’s no sweeteners, artificial colours or flavours and they count as one of your five-a-day. These make me feel a little less bad about having a lazy tea more than once a week. Tuck in boys!

Nuttvia Breadsticks Snackpack, £1.70

I’ve recently made the switch from sugar to sweetener when it comes to my tea so I’m always interested to see how this works in other food products too. Sometimes there’s an after taste but these Nuttvia breadstick backpacks have nothing of the sort – you wouldn’t even know the sugar has been substituted.

They’re great for days out, lunch boxes or a quick snack on the go and they appeal to adults and children alike. If you’re one of my children you just eat the chocolate and nibble at the breadsticks but if you’re reasonably normal you’ll dip them in and scoop around!

Pulsin Kids’ Fruity Oat Bars, £0.59

They say these are for kids but they’re perfect for adults too. One of your children’s five-a-day this fruity orange and chocolate chip oat bar is perfect for kids who need a little snack throughout the day. Add them to lunch boxes, picnics or just carry a couple in your pocket when you hear the inevitable ‘I’m hungry’ on the way home from school. Made with gluten free UK oats, real fruit and natural ingredients they’re high in fibre and have less sugar than the average kids’ fruit snack.

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Feel Good Drinks Water Infusions, £1.20

Made from a simple mix of water, fruit and natural flavourings these drinks are incredibly refreshing – especially after they’ve been chilled. With three flavours in the range you certainly have your pick and the ‘Feel Good Drinks Co’ believe that if you drink good you really do feel good.

Keep on top of your thirst with these super yummy refreshments!

Cirio Ready To Eat (Valfrutta), £2.29

These are the perfect packs when you need something to be ready in minutes. This cous cous is just one of four new tasty, Mediterranean flavoured, ready to eat dishes coming to the UK. They’re perfect for throwing in the microwave for a quick lunch, or they’re great for bulking out salads.

Whether you choose ‘Cous Cous with Mixed Vegetables’, ‘Bulgur, Quinoa, Red Rice, Tomatoes and Green Olives’, ‘Basmati Rice & Lentils’ and ‘Spelt with Black Olives, Dried Tomatoes and Capers’ you can guarantee they’re a taste sensation not to be missed.

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Pechkeks Misfortune Cookies, £1.50

These little packets are perfect for an alternative Halloween treat, or trick if you will. They’re black and full of black humour too. They’re ideal for everyone – so what will your misfortune be?

HIPPEAS Organic Chickpea Puffs, £2.29

HIPPEAS my old friend, we meet again. These are a great alternative to crisps, especially since I’m struggling to eat those at the moment, these are melt in the mouth delicious. They’re light, crunchy and are a great source of protein and fibre. Made from chickpeas these are vegan friendly and are taking the market by storm. Check out all the flavours in the range before deciding which is your favourite.

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Lee Kum Kee Sauce, £0.85

These sachets of sauce were the perfect size! The first flavour was tomato and garlic and this was so, so delicious over the suggested prawns. We put ours in a pasta but you could definitely have them on the side of a surf and turf or with something with a bit more of an Asian feel.

We haven’t tried the rib sauce yet but if the prawn coating is anything to go by, it’ll be just as delicious!

Pip’s Real Hot Chocolate Co Real Hot Chocolate Coins, £1.50

We’ve had some of Pip’s hot chocolate coins in a previous Degustabox; they were delicious then and they’re delicious now. Toby loves melting this into some milk and have a ‘proper’ hot chocolate especially after a long walk around the woods. Made using real Belgian chocolate they’re hand moulded and then wrapped up. The chocolate is smooth and the coins are free from lots of ingredients that include nuts, gluten, dairy and some even come with no sugar.

Forget powdered hot chocolate and treat yourself, especially now the nights are drawing in.

What did you think of this month’s Degustabox? There were a couple of things we’d already had previously but I think it’s always nice to get to try them again especially if you loved them or wanted to give them a second go!

*I received the Degustabox in return for a review. All views and opinions are my own.

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