Degustabox – August 2017: Back To School

Degustabox – August 2017: Back To School

With the Summer holidays drawing to a close, it’s time to start preparing for Autumn and the latest Degustabox is here to give you a helping hand in the food department. The popular food and drink subscription box offer subscribers an affordable and easy way to try out new and popular products that you can find in your local supermarket, by having a box delivered straight to your door every month.

Themed around ‘Back To School‘, this month’s Degustabox is packed full of popular brand favourites and a great mix of drinks, sweet and savoury snacks and cupboard essentials.

Let’s jump straight in!

Seabrook Crisps (pack of 6, RRP £1)

It’s been a long time since I’ve had a bag of these crisps, but they taste just as good as I remember when I was a kid! This multi-pack features a mix of Seabrook’s most popular family flavours (Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar, and Cheese & Onion) for a great value savoury snack. Crunchy and delicious!

Bahlsen PICK UP! Black ‘N White (pack of 5, RRP £1.69)

I’ve tried the regular PICK UP! biscuits before but these Black and White ones are new to me. They feature a thick layer of white chocolate which is sandwiched between two crisp chocolate flavour biscuits. Perfect for popping into school lunchboxes or dunking into a cup of tea.

Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise (RRP £1.69)

Mayo is one of those sauce staples that we always have in the house as everyone loves it, so we get through quite a lot of bottles! Hellmann’s is a great quality choice as they use 100% free range eggs and sustainably sourced oils, plus it tastes amazing on pretty much everything!

Jelly Squeeze Orange and Apple & Blackcurrant Flavour Jelly Pouches (RRP £0.69 each)

These pouches of squeezable jelly are an interesting concept as you can eat them on the go or pack them into lunchboxes. They’re gluten and lactose-free, and they’re also suitable for vegetarians and vegans which is great to see as many jellies contain gelatine. Both of these flavours were really nice and fruity, and I’m not gonna lie – they were pretty fun to eat!

Light Bites Popped Chips in Pesto and Sundried Tomato, and Sweet and Smoky Chipotle (RRP £0.99 each)

If you’re dieting or just want a low-fat, lighter snack to have alongside your lunch, these Popped Chips from Light Bites are an ideal choice to pick up. Each bag is less than 100 calories and they’re free from gluten, artificial flavours, colours and preservatives. They’re also high in protein and fibre and I really enjoyed both of these flavours, especially the Sweet and Smoky Chipotle.

Maggi Fusian Noodles in Sticky Hoisin Duck and Fiery Sweet Chilli (RRP £1.39 each)

Living in a student household means that ramen noodles are a hugely popular cheap, easy and filling mid-week meal, so it was interesting to try these two packs from Maggi Fusian as no-one had bought these before. They’re very similar to Bachelor’s Super Noodles, but the noodles seem to be a little thicker and these have more flavour to them. Both of these packs got a thumbs up from everyone who tried them, but the winner was probably the Sticky Hoisin Duck!

Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce (RRP £1.89)

You can never have too many hot sauces, but strangely enough, I’ve never tried the Green Pepper Sauce from Tabasco as I always just buy the red one instead, so I’m really happy that Degustabox included this one. It’s much milder in comparison to the red pepper sauce, but it still has a lovely kick to it from the jalapeno peppers. A brilliant find as I’ll definitely buy this again in the future.

Refreshers Softies (RRP £1)

I sadly couldn’t eat these as they contain gelatine, but my housemates happily tucked into them saying that they were like a soft gummy version of the original Refreshers with a tangy coating.

Cadbury Curlywurly Squirlies (RRP £1.99)

New from Cadbury’s are these bite-sized Curlywurly Squirlies featuring their famous chewy caramel covered in the classic Cadbury’s milk chocolate that we all know and love. Although it was a decent sized share bag, these were quickly devoured!

Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Toffee Whole Nut (RRP £0.65)

After finishing off the Curlywurly Squirlies, I pleased to find another new product from Cadbury’s in this month’s Degustabox. This is their Dairy Milk Big Taste Toffee Whole Nut bar which is really good – I mean you can’t go wrong with Cadbury’s can you?

Orangina Limited Edition Summer Bottles (RRP £1.20 each)

Now, this is a blast from the past because I haven’t drunk Orangina since I was in high-school! Anyone else remember them in those small glass bottles?! These new Limited Edition Summer Bottles have a fun design and it was great to try out both the Original and Light flavours. Fruity and refreshing, just how I remember them!

Twisted Halo Coconut Water & Ginger Vodka (RRP £1.50)

With Degustabox you can choose if you want to have alcohol in your monthly boxes or not, so if you opted for the Alcohol version, you’ll receive a bottle of Twisted Halo Vodka instead of the Oranginas. This is lovely refreshing summer drink which has a blend of Coconut Water, Ginger and 4% Vodka, and it’s only 90 calories a bottle – yum!

Our score: 9.4/ 10

This month's Degustabox is another great selection of products with lots of family favourites from popular brands. My personal faves this time around were the Twisted Halo Vodka drink, the Green Pepper Tabasco sauce and of course, the Cadbury's chocolates!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products9

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