Monday, 4 August 2014

July Degustabox & Discount code

Another month and another Degustabox! I've been really enjoying having this monthly delivery of food and drink related goodies and this months box was packed full of more new things to try out. As usual, I'll give you a quick run down of the box and it's contents as well as a discount code giving you £3 off! So far I've been really impressed with the last 2 deliveries of Degustabox, so I was excited to see if they could keep up the new and exciting products. This month's box was a little different as Degustabox have switched things up a little bit in that although box contents will be the same for each subscriber, some will receive the alcoholic version and some the non-alcoholic. As this is a preview, sample box I received both alcoholic & non alcoholic to review! 

First up were two baking products from Dr.Oetker. If you've kept up to date with my Degustabox reviews then you will know that the previous two months have also included this brand. That makes 3 boxes in a row with this brand, I would have liked to have seen a different brand included personally. Whilst the products are great and so is the brand, I like the idea of trying out different brands monthly. The two products included were Eton Mess: £1.99 & Violet Crystals: £1.29. With GBBO starting Wednesday, I'm sure I'll use these and try and get my Bake on! 

Next, a Green and Blacks chocolate bar with lemon (£2.29), a nice addition but I''m not a fan of Dark Chocolate! But, my brother is so I'm sure this will make it's way to him shortly. A good, well known brand and nice to have some chocolate snacks included like this Frank honest snacking bar (85p) which is gluten, nut and dairy free! 

Onto the drinks and first up was this White Tea in peach flavour from the berry company (£1.49 inc in the non-alcoholic box only). There's been an iced tea in a previous box, but I was pleased to see this was a different brand. I'll always try the teas but I have to admit they aren't my favourite - I prefer regular British hot tea. This brand offers a great range of flavours and is relatively cheap! 

For the alcoholic contents there were two bottles of Hornsbys blueberry cider, again this is a repeat brand but a different flavour. I do enjoy a nice cold cider on a hot summers day, so I'm looking forward to trying this one. (£1.25 each) 

These ZEO soft drinks came in three flavours Crush (citrus), Zest (lime) and Burst (peach and grapefruit) and retail for £1.29 each - there was also a money off coupon for these to use in either coop or tesco which was a nice bonus. I enjoyed these, they're all gone already. My favourite was the Zest (lemon) flavour which was very refreshing! 

My favourite item from the box was from Portlebay Popcorn which is a Devon-based company specialising in Popcorn! Immediately I dived into the crispy bacon and maple syrup flavour - which tasted fantastic and I am on the hunt to buy some more. The original flavour of Kracklecorn was also delicious with salty and sweet popcorn in one and the chilli and lime flavour tasted exactly like it sounds - HOT! I enjoyed receiving a variety of flavours rather than just one packet (79p each) 

Finally there were SIX sachets of the Maggi food spice/cooking kits. I use these quite regularly and they always end up in the shopping trolley (my fave is sticky bbq chicken). I received two oriental soy and garlic packs which sound yummy, two piri piri chicken packs which will be donated because I literally cannot deal with spicy food and then a chicken and leek potato bake pack and a beef and ale casserole pack. Definitely a nice mix of variety to suit most tastes there! These retail at around £1 each in most supermarkets. 

Total value approx £22.65 

Again, a good amount above the retail price of the box (£12.99) so a great buy if you like trying new brands, new flavours and products that are newly released! You can also make the box even cheaper by using a discount code JLJX1 

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