July Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

July17 Degustabox review

I’ve been receiving the Degustabox for over a year now and every month I look forward to the surprise on delivery day. The July Degustabox was themed as the summer box, and pretty much every product inside did fit the brief! There were a couple of products I really wasn’t keen on this month, but no complaints about the rest.

  • 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 July Degustabox?

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Our July favourites | The foodie edition!

Well, July meant the beginning of the summer holidays for the boys, so we’ve been trying to have lots of fun! We’ve had a few days out, dog walks; but one thing we haven’t been doing is playing outside a lot. What is the weather all about this summer?! It’s bloody miserable, I think we’ve had rain on more days than not; we’ve not even had the paddling pool out yet, or the bouncy castle. Hopefully sometime before we go on holiday we’ll be able to, as we get back three days before the boys go back to school.

I’ve decided from now on, not to just limit our monthly favourites to five things in the round up post. I’ll just include as little or as many favourites as we’ve enjoyed. July is more of a foodie edition, as we had quite a few products for review last month, and had a great foodie (adult!) evening out.
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Winding down with Premier Estates wine | Review

Review - Premier Estates Wine

I never really used to be a wine drinker; always more of a cider or lager girl. That was, until the boys came along and I started to enjoy a glass of wine or two, to wind down in the evening. My go to choice would be a sweet rosé or a white, but I’ve become more accustomed to a glass of red nowadays. I do find it lasts longer, which is a good thing with me, as I’m a bit of a lightweight when it comes to wine. Ahem. Anyway, the lovely people at Premier Estates Wine sent me a few bottles of their bubbles to try earlier in the year.

Our range includes award winning Italian varietals and a selection of premium, multi-award-winning New World wines from Australia, California, Chile and South Africa. For those who like a little fizz in their life, we also have a range of multi-award-winning sparkling wines including our treble-award-winning Prosecco, Cava and Grand Rosé.

We research and find wines of quality, so that you don’t have to.

Right from the outset of the company, Premier Estates Wine has aimed to deliver award-winning-wines at everyday prices, and that’s exactly what we will continue to do. 
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MOR premium sausages | Review

Review - MOR sausages

Sausages. I lose count of the amount of sausages we go through every month; especially the boys, they eat so many! The sausage hunt on Slimming World is a whole other story, as a really tasty juicy sausage will cost a lot of syns. If I want a bog standard sausage I will probably just use SW (or dare I say it, Weight Watchers) ones, but I don’t mind spending my syns on a more premium sausage sometimes.

The lovely people at MOR recently sent us some of their premium sausages to sample. Because they’re packed with nutritional veg they are also lower in fat – always a bonus on Slimming World!

MOR are everything you love about traditional sausages, but certainly not what you’d expect. By blending high-quality British meat with nutritious vegetables, fragrant herbs, and delicate spices, we’ve created sausages with unforgettable flavours inspired by foods from all over the world.
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June Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

Review - June Degustabox (BBQ box)

As always, I was looking forward to Degustabox delivery day; I love the element of surprise, finding out what food delights I’m going to get sample every month! The June Degustabox was along the theme of BBQ, and there were certainly some products in there that matched this perfectly.

  • 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!

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Everyday I’m wafflin’! At Kaspa’s Leeds | Review

Kaspa's Leeds

Waffles. Crepes. Sundaes. Shakes. Cakes. Drooling yet? I certainly was when I was invited to the opening of a brand new Kaspa’s, in The Core Shopping Centre in Leeds city centre. The Leeds branch is the third to open in the Yorkshire region and is located in a prime position in the food court. When you’ve had a hard day shopping, you need a treat, right?

Kaspa's shirts

Kaspa’s are a chain of exciting new dessert houses that offer the world’s favourite hot and cold desserts under one roof. Our emphasis is on high quality desserts, good customer service and an overall amazing dining experience for our customers.
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May Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

May Degustabox

It definitely seems to be picnic season right now, so it was a great treat to receive a picnic themed May Degustabox. There were only a few brands that I had previously heard of in this one, so it was good to try some new brands and foods that I wouldn’t have considered before.

  • 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 May Degustabox?

May Degustabox contents

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Our May favourites | Parties, LEGO, and fish

Our May - Parties, LEGO and fish

I can’t quite believe we’re now almost half way through the year – it seems to have gone seriously quick. I think probably because J has been at school and I’ve only had one child to contend with during the day. Apart from the mornings he is at pre school too, of course 🙂

Anyway, what did we get up to during May? Looking back, it was a busy one!
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Bohns syn free rubs & spices | Review

Bohns rubs review

Just one of the great things about Slimming World is the fact I can eat as much lean meat as I like, and not have to worry about counting syns on it. Some ready prepared meats with flavourings are synnable (yes, that is a word in SW vocabulary) so I try to buy it plain and add my own syn free flavourings. Whether it be a pre-prepared spice mix or I mix my own; but recently I was sent some rubs & spices to try from Bohns. They are all syn free too which is great news for Slimming World followers!

Thomas Bohn has been on a quest across the globe and back in a search for the perfect mix of spices and seasoning able to elevate taste to new heights.

He left a boy and came back a man, a slightly heavier man full of the tastes of the finest slow cooked BBQ’s from the land of stars and stripes. Here he discovered the secrets to rubbing butt’s and adding spice to his life and his cooking.

In his experiences, the tastiest and most succulent meat is produced from slow cooking methods with spices, sauces and marinades generously applied giving taste sensations we only seem to experience in restaurants.

Now armed with these recipes learnt on the road and honed in the kitchen, Thomas Bohn brings you a range of rubs and spices guaranteed to add new dimensions to your meats, sauces, vegetables and dips.
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April Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

Review - April Degustabox

As always, I was looking forward to the arrival of my latest Degustabox. The April box seemed to have a health theme running through it; which of course isn’t a bad thing when you are a Slimming World member anyway!

  • 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 April Degustabox?

Inside April Degustabox

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