It’s always an exciting day when I know our Degustabox is on its way. I love opening it up and seeing what’s inside. There hasn’t really been any that I’ve been disappointed in; I think there has only been 2 or 3 products over the last few months that I haven’t particularly liked. So for the amount you get in each Degustabox, I think that’s pretty good going!
- Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
- Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
- All for much less than you would pay in the shops!
So what was inside the October Degustabox?
Levi Roots Smokey BBQ Coat ‘n Cook
We are familiar with Levi Roots products as we absolutely love the reggae reggae sauce. I hadn’t seen this Coat ‘n Cook sauce before though. It was easy to use – just pour over chicken in a baking dish, pop in the oven until the chicken is cooked, and voila. An easy meal. It wasn’t super spicy, but it was a good amount that I could tell it was Levi Roots.
Maggi Fusian Noodles (Fiery Sweet Chilli, Aromatic Spiced Curry)
I’ve used Maggi products previously but I hadn’t heard of these noodles. Each pack is a big enough serving as a side dish for 2 people, although one of them I had on its own as a main meal. They aren’t like the usual noodles that you just pop in a pan as they are; they come with plain noodles, then separate packets with oil, dried vegetables, and seasoning.
The pack instructs to mix the oil, veg, and seasoning with water and cook a little first, then add the noodles. I skipped the oil though to save some syns and they still had a good flavour. They were quite spicy but I like spice anyway! I used both suggested methods to cook; in the microwave I found the liquid dissolved too much and the noodles didn’t cook properly, so I would rather do them in pan as they were lovely and saucy.
Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks
These are shaped just like the stick crisps you can get, but they are made from peas! I was a bit dubious about pea flavoured “crisps”, but actually they were quite nice. It was quite a mellow pea flavour and they tasted more of salt, so the pea wasn’t too overpowering. I think The Husband preferred these though and in fact asked where he could buy them from.
Robinsons Squash’d Orange
I’ve seen this before but never actually purchased. I think it’s a really good idea though for when you’re out & about, and you can get quite a lot of drinks out of it. It’s mainly me that’s been drinking it though as the kids didn’t really like it. I did find that I needed more than it suggested per drink as it tasted a little weak, and I like my drinks a bit stronger.
Heinz Kid’s Dry Pasta Shapes
The boys loved these – I think even more so because they were minion shaped! Even better for us parents is that they are made from 50% whole wheat so we know they are getting good stuff into them. I managed to get quite a few servings from the pack, with adding sausages, ham, and vegetables to it as well.
Heinz Kid’s Pasta Sauce
This tomato sauce matched the minion pasta perfectly; no minions in it, but there were minions on the box! It was a really wholesome flavour and perfectly smooth for those children who don’t like lumps.
Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Creme
I have to admit, I was a bit dubious about trying this, as the last (and only) time I tried Hershey’s chocolate, it tasted like cheese – odd! So I haven’t touched it since. But this was so good. I begrudgingly shared it with The Husband, but it would be very easy to eat it all in one sitting! The chocolate is lovely and creamy, with crunchy cookie pieces that melt in the mouth.
Beloved Date Fruit Hearts
I do enjoy eating products such as this – pressed date fruits with a hint of natural flavouring. I’d never heard of this brand before, but I think the hearts are a fun idea to make them even more enjoyable to eat. I could taste all of the flavours but they weren’t overpowering to the dates. I did find a few of the hearts still had little pieces of the pit inside so it was a little bit of an unpleasant surprise, biting into a soft heart and then something unexpectedly hard.
JimJams 83% Less Sugar Milk Chocolate Spread
I don’t buy chocolate spread very often any more as I’m one of those that tends to eat it from the jar, by the spoonful! (Oops). This one being 83% less sugar though, it isn’t as bad, right? It’s delicious spread on toast, pancakes, and for Bonfire weekend I even made chocolate coated apple slices with it – amazing!
Pitch Choco Bar
The whole family absolutely loved these. Basically, a brioche roll with a small bar of chocolate in the middle! We did eat them as they came, straight out of the packet, but I think they would have been better warmed up slightly so the chocolate melted. They would be great as they are for picnics though.
IAM SOUPER (Supergreens, Pulled Pork and Jalapeno)
It was nice to see some soup in this box, as I eat quite a lot of soup in the autumn and winter. I’ve never heard of this brand before, but they are high protein soups designed to keep you fuller for longer. They were a smooth soup, very filling, and mighty tasty too. Knowing they have no artificial flavours or preservatives is even better.
You can get a whopping £7 off your box by using the code KO8PW!
RRP – £12.99
My rating – 4.5/5
I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.