Friday, 14 November 2014

October Degustabox Review & Recipe

We reviewed a Degustabox last March and was utterly thrilled with it. We was lucky to be asked to review another this month and again we was very happy with the contents of it. Degustabox is a monthly box with between 9-14 food and drink products in. Price is £12.99 including postage. Got to admit in my box some the products I got I wouldn't of picked up myself in a shop, I suppose that is the whole point of the box an add on surprise of something you wouldn't get.

Brioche Pasquier Brioche Loaf £1.69

The kids loved the loaf my daughter is obsessed with chocolate spread so this went so well with it. The brioche loaf is made using the same traditional methods as their rolls. Delightful at any time of day and versatile as a snack, meal or ingredient, this loaf is sliced for your convenience and ready to go. Super soft and sweet.

Brioche Pasquier Pain Au Lait With Chocolate Chips  £1.60

These have been a hit in the lunch boxes with a bit of butter on, sweet and delicious. They used the same traditional recipe and baking expertise as the Pain au Lait and added some delicious dark chocolate chips. These rolls are soft and tasty, and ideal for a sweet snack or for breakfast.

Special K Cracker Crisps  – £1.29

I'm already a massive fan of these crisps they are 60% less fat than normal standard crisps so they are great if you are feeling a bit naughty. They are a mix of a standard crisp and a popped crisp and are gorgeous tasting. Perfect for a light and tasty snack. This flavour is now my favorite of them all yum!

Get Buzzing Original Nutty Bar – £1.30

This is a 100% totally natural bar/Flapjack and is packed to the brim with tons of fruit and nuts. I really didn't like the texture or the taste of this it felt too jelly for me. The bar Re-fuels the body for up to 3 hours. Only 2% saturated fat. Perfect before, during & after sport. A unique healthy snack bar for anyone on the go.

Enhance Drinks PassionFruit – £1.49

I love these versions of drinks, they come in handy when you have kids and are out and about. They turn plain water in to a juice drink with one squirt and are perfect for just popping in to a bag. I thought that these was great they are made with real fruit juice. no artificial colours, flavours or added sugar. Only 1 kcal per drink, which is great if you are planning on drinking more water though the day.

Solo Marshmallow Fluff – £1.99

This is something I have wanted to try for ages and it is really nice. It can get a bit sickly as its super sweet. Solo Toasted Marshmallow Creme brings the campfire indoors with a delicious toasted marshmallow flavor that is perfect for s'mores. The kids have loved smearing this all over plain biscuits.

Bear Paws & Alphabites - 55p

Lovely paw shaped apple and strawberry snacks which my daughter loved she thought they was little sweets. No added sugar or preservatives and counts as 1 of your 5 a day.

Alphabites cereal is delicious healthy breakfast cereal with no refined sugar, salt, or any other nonsense. Nice and tasty healthy wholegrain cereal perfect way to start the day.

Kents Kitchen Bangal Curry Kit -  £2.50

I'm a massive curry fan been craving one for weeks. so I'm super excited to try this out. These brilliant kits will create an authentic meal for four in just 20 minutes. Perfect for a simple and quick tea. Made with quality natural ingredients to create delicious, tasty meals. It's an easy one, two, three step to culinary magic.

Jelly Belly Fruit Bowl – £2.40

These lasted all of five minutes, we are massive Jelly Belly fans. This mix is actually our favourite too.  This mix is bursting with 16 of the freshest and most vibrant fruity flavours imaginable. Tangerine, Green Apple, Blueberry, Coconut, Very Cherry, Lemon, Red Apple, Watermelon, Plum, Raspberry, Peach, Juicy Pear, Pink Grapefruit, Grape, Top Banana, Lemon lime.

Dr.Oetker Extra Dark Chocolate £2.49

Will admit I don't normally buy anything dark chocolate but I'm hoping to sneak these in to a few cooking bakes soon to see if the kids actually notice.  Dr Oetker is always a brand I buy over and over again, as it is great for baking items. With a huge range of items its hard not to fall in love with the products.

Dr. Oetker Premium 90% Extra Dark Chocolate contains 90% cocoa solids and is made from single origin Ghanaian cocoa beans which delivers an intensely indulgent chocolate taste to all your baking. Premium 90% Extra Dark Chocolate is ideal for melting and using in your favourite recipes to create exceptionally indulgent desserts and to cover cakes, biscuits and traybakes.

Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder - £1.89

Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder is a dark cocoa powder specifically created for home baking to give a rich dark chocolate colour and flavour. Dr. Oetker Fine Dark Cocoa Powder is made from the finest quality cocoa beans, and is perfect for using in all home baking recipes including cakes, cupcakes, brownies and desserts.

We also received a voucher for a free 4 pack of Benecol yogurts which I will pick up this weekend. Cholesterol-lowering and calorie counting has never been easier with Benecol Fat free yogurts. Available in a four-pack of delicious flavours; strawberry, black cherry, rhubarb and peach. Just one pot of delicious yogurt equals one serving. We recommend 2-3 servings a day of Yogurts or Spreads as a simple way to lower your cholesterol.

Blue Dragon Sweet Chili Sauce - £1.39

Last but not least was the Blue Dragon sweet chili sauce. As I have got older I am loving anything that has chili in. We got 2 of these in the box and I think its going to be a staple in our cupboard forever now. The sauce itself leaves a little tingle in your mouth and I made a lovely Quorn chicken pasta meal with it.


Two Quorn fillets
1/4 green & red pepper.
Five plum tomatoes.
Three tablespoons of sweetcorn.
50g of plain pasta
Blue dragon sweet chili sauce.


Cook pasta in boiling water for around 12-15 minutes.
Cook the Quorn fillets for around 15 minutes in the oven.
Cut the pepper and tomato and add to a frying pan with a teaspoon of olive oil, add the fillets and sweetcorn. Cook for around 4/5 minutes then add the sweet chili sauce. Cook until the sauce has warmed up then serve with pasta.


  1. Ok, I am jealous of this box! I would use every single thing that was in it, it all looks delicious :)

  2. I've been having degustabox for about 6 months now, this one's definitely been my favourite so far!