It doesn’t feel that long ago that I wrote last months post, but here we are again with the February Degustabox. I’m always excited to open my box each month although I wasn’t as excited with the contents this month as I have been in previous months, I just felt that I didn’t get as much for my money and I didn’t actually like many things. Also it was slightly irritating as I’ve just gone on a strict diet to get rid of this post birthday indulgence, so boxes filled with cake and chocolate isn’t the best but alas! I can’t blame Degustabox for that!
Whole Earth Three Nut Butter
I’m yet to try this but as I’m a massive fan of nut butters, I can almost guarantee I’ll probably love this. It has cashews, hazelnuts and peanut and contains no added sugar so it’s pretty good for you!
Beet It Sports Bar
I was very intrigued by these interesting additions. These are actually flapjacks made with oats and high concentrated beetroot juice. I’ve never heard of beetroot improving energy before so this is new to me but I’m looking forward to trying one before a workout to see whether it has any impact. I’m a little worried about the taste as although I like beetroot, it has that earthy taste which may be bizarre in a flapjack.
If these are anything like the Finn Crisp crispbread I received in January’s Degustabox then I will definitely love them. I initially wondered how much use I would get from Melba toast as I’m not one for dishing out canapés on a Friday evening dahhhling, although sometimes I wish I did. I do however, like that they give you suggestions such as cheese or thinly cut meat which I could definitely enjoy as a late night snack. I’m yet to try these so I can’t comment on whether I’d buy these again but if I had to choose between these and the crispbread, so far the crispbread wins hands down.
Schwartz Flavour Shots
I was slightly disappointed to receive these as I received the flavour shots just a couple of boxes ago albeit different flavours, and the one I tried of those I wasn’t much keen on.
Lily O’Briens Cocoa Cookie Crunch
I’ve not had Lily O’Briens Chocolates for years but I remember how good they were so I was excited to try these and they didn’t disappoint. These cocoa cookie crunch remind me slightly of Dairy Milk with Oreo, but nicer! I’d definitely grab these again!
American Muffin Company Lemon Cake Bites
These lemon cake bites are probably my favourite item from the box. I wasn’t sure initially whether they’d be much good as I have to admit I haven’t eaten any gluten or wheat free cake type products for many years and I remember them to be quite dry and crumbly and well, just not as good as a real cake. Let me tell you though these are amazing! Incredibly moist and perfectly lemony- as good as a homemade slice of lemon cake and you couldn’t even tell they were gluten and wheat free. I’d honestly recommend these if you’re trying to eat less gluten or if you have an intolerance!
At first I thought this sounded quite delicious, I’m a huge fan of peanut butter. In fact I like to eat it out of the jar with a spoon so I thought this would be right up my street but after trying this I wasn’t very keen on it. It definitely smells peanutty but it was just…strange. I think I’ll stick to my Cadbury’s hot chocolate.
Laimon Fresh is a light sparkling lemon lime and mint soft drink made with 100% natural ingredients. I personally hated this drink, I hated the mint flavour of this which ruined it for me, otherwise I think it would have been nice. I gave this to Harry and he didn’t seem to mind it but I definitely won’t be buying this again.
Jack Links Beef Snack
This reminded me of the pieces of beef jerky you get from the supermarket. I liked the taste but I didn’t really like the texture but Harry enjoyed it so I think he would probably buy it again, but I wouldn’t.
I’m slightly disappointed with this box, it’s been a bit of a hit and miss with me and there’s not many items I actually enjoyed. Hopefully I’ll receive better items next month otherwise I may have to reconsider my subscription.