Degustabox – January 2017

Degustabox – January 2017

The January degustabox is Winter themed and by far the most packed box I have ever received, I’m pretty sure it will take me the whole of Winter to finish. There is an incredible mix of well-known brands and some new brands, there is enough different products to keep everyone in the family happy.

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There is certainly a new tread happening at the moment when it comes to water, so it was not a big surprise to see, what a melon, watermelon water in the degustabox winter box. A tasty refreshing water that is perfect for all of us trying to get healthy in 2017. The product I was most excited about in this box was the a2 milk, I don’t like cows milk and usually spend a fortune buying milk alternatives. But I thought I would give this ago as it doesn’t have the a1 protein that is usually found in cow’s milk. And it is safe to say that I will be swapping my normal almond milk for this cows milk as it works much better in my tea and cereal whilst being delicate on my stomach.

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We all have those evenings when we have had a long hard day at work and just want to come home to a quick, easy dinner and Gallo is here to help. In the degustabox Winter box I received two different kinds of risotto, both can be popped in the microwave for a super quick meal. I was not expecting a lot from these products but was pleasantly surprised, there was a lot more flavour than I expected and didn’t just taste like plastic cheese, an absolute winner for me.

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I wish I could tell you how incredibly yummy these Apple and cinnamon oh fudge were unfortunately I didn’t get to eat even one of them, I opened the box to emptiness and found a very full bellied boyfriend sat near by. Who then gave me strict instructions to go out and not come back until I had found more, so I’m guessing they were incredible as he is extremely fussy when it comes to food.

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During winter my favourite activity is curling up on my sofa with a movie and some delicious chocolate treats. I liked the fact that the degustabox winter box had a mix of healthy foods and delicious treats, I received two large bags of chocolate from Bahlsen. Lebkuchem mischung are delicious pieces of gingerbread covered in different kinds of chocolate and Akora are heart-shaped chocolates with biscuit and caramel centre. Both were extremely yummy, definitely worth putting in your trolley next time you go shopping.

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I do not drink alcohol so it lovely to receive an alcohol free white wine, Elsberg is a alcohol free sauvignon blanc, which only has 22 kcals. Being tee total usually means you get forgot about when it comes to food subscription boxes, so it was a very welcomed change to have something I could drink. My favourite product in the box was Newtons Apple juice, absolutely delicious, all natural with no added sugar and 40% less sugar than most Apple juices. I normally only have Apple juice once in awhile because of the amount of sugar in them but now I can have them much more often thanks to degustabox introducing me to a new brand.

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I don’t usually eat gluten free products but I thought I would give these Nutri-Brex mainly because they had coconut in them, but partly because the box suggested using them in a smoothie. So I made a tropical smoothie and added one of the nutri-brex and it tasted so good that I have been starting every morning with one. Slightly on the more expensive side of cereals at £3.70 a box, which I’m not totally convinced is worth the price tag.

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This box was absolutely full to the brim with delicious snacks including Maggi’s 3 minute noodles and Bite + multi grain snacks. I eat the Maggi noodles regularly, they are full of flavour and leave you feeling very full, perfect as a large snack or a small meal. I had never heard of the Bite+ flakes before so opened them straight away and before I knew it the whole bag was gone, which was a little naughty as a bag is two portions. A delicious alternative to crisps and handy to have your bag for when hunger strikes.

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Hoots snacks were my least favourite items in the box, although a good alternative to crisps, I found them a bit heavy to the point of only being able to eat a handful at a time. And despite the fact they are baked not fried they just reminded me of fried bread, not great.

Our score: 8.0/ 10

A perfect food subscription box to keep the whole family happy.

  • Quality of products8
  • Originality7
  • Packaging and delivery8
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products8

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