I was really looking forward to the December Degustabox; well, I look forward to them all! There’s just something about receiving surprise packages in December though. It was like an extra bundle of presents! There was some nice Christmassy products in there this month too, which was a nice addition to my stockpile…
- 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 December Degustabox?
A2 Semi-Skimmed Milk
I’ve heard of A2 milk before but we’ve never tried it as none of the family have digestion issues. It tasted just like I expected carton milk to though, with that creamy taste; apart from that, I couldn’t tell it was any different to usual semi-skimmed milk.
Eisberg Alcohol Free Wine (Sauvignon Blanc)
This was a welcome addition to the Degustabox this month, as I had my first time as designated driver! I have had Eisberg before, but a long time ago when I was pregnant. This one didn’t have as strong a taste as alcoholic wine, but obviously there is no alcohol in it! It still felt like I was having a drink though and I didn’t feel ‘left out’.
Newton’s Just Apple Fizz
I’ve never come across this brand before, but it seems superior with being in a glass bottle. It’s basically a sparkling apple juice, but it isn’t overly fizzy; it just has a little tang to it but with a strong apple taste. It certainly quenched my thirst on Christmas Day when I was cooking dinner.
What a Melon Watermelon Water
I’ve never heard of this brand before either, nor watermelon water. When poured, it seemed like more of a thick juice. It had a lovely colour to it though, and it was lovely & refreshing. Well, what I managed to taste of it anyway… I managed to knock my glass over with a box and spill it all over the place!
Maggi 3 Minute Noodles (Chicken)
I am aware of the Maggi brand but I had no idea that they produced quick noodle pots. This was easy to prepare; just fill with water, leave for 3 minutes, then stir. I did find that there was a bit too much water according to the instructions, but they smelled and tasted lovely; very flavoursome.
Gallo Risotto Box (Vegetables & Cheese) and Expresso Risotto (Al Quattro Formaggio)
I love eating risotto but I rarely make it because it’s time consuming and I can never seem to get it right. The risotto box I had for my lunch; it was super quick to make in the microwave and very filling. It was full of cheesy flavour too, and the vegetables were actually visible in it. The expresso risotto, I used as a main meal and shared it between hubby & I. I added shallot, green beans and leftover Christmas turkey to it to bulk it out and so it was filling too. The cheese flavour was quite subtle in this one.
Hoots Multigrain Snack (Salt & Pepper, Salt & Vinegar)
I don’t often eat crisps anymore and so will reach for the baked snacks as an alternative. I’d never heard of this brand before but will definitely be keeping an eye out as these are really tasty and moreish. Sometimes pepper or vinegar in this type of snack can be really overpowering, but it was more subtle in these. They had a wonderful crunch to them too.
Bite+ Multigrain Flakes (Sour Cream & Onion)
I was a bit unsure of these when I read it was a cereal snack and then saw the flavour! But, I needn’t have been; they were actually quite tasty. The boys even enjoyed them, and in fact ate most of them. They were kind of like cornflakes, with a savoury flavouring. I love sour cream & onion so I did like the taste; they weren’t too strong either.
Bahlsen Lebkuchen and Akora
I love Bahlsen products and I have had the lebkuchen recently, but I’d not heard of the akora. This lebkuchen has a mixture of coatings, including white & milk chocolate. It has a subtle spice to it, and is crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside. The akora is a little like lebkuchen, but coated in chocolate with a fruity centre.
Nutri-Brex Coconut & Crispy Rice
I’ve never heard of this brand as nobody in our family is gluten free, but they sounded tasty. They are basically gluten free weetabix, with crispy rice and coconut flavour. They’re a good size, but I did find they needed a little more milk than usual to soften them. They still had some crunch from the crispy rice though, and a definitive coconut flavour. A nice change from plain weetabix, and I’d definitely recommend to anybody who is on a gluten free diet.
Bristows Oh Fudge! (Apple & Cinnamon)
I’m a lover of fudge but it’s usually chocolate or alcohol flavour that I have… Oops. I was a bit dubious how the cinnamon would work in it, but gosh, it was really creamy and tasty. I couldn’t stop eating it! The pieces come individually wrapped too so great for sharing.
You can get a whopping £7 off your box by using the code KO8PW!
RRP – £12.99
My rating – 5/5
I was sent this product free of charge to review. All thoughts and opinions are honest & my own.