Wow, wasn’t May great here in the UK? There was a good amount of sun and warmth and with the longer hours of daylight, it really does wonders for the body and mind! The month passed by so quickly that I forgot all about the May Degustabox until it arrived at our door. This month the theme of the box is the World Cup, and you’ll find many products that will quench your thirst and fill your belly while you watch the games.
Let’s start with the contents of the May Degustabox before moving on to our top picks. Each monthly box contains between 10-15 products; some aren’t yet available in the shops which gives you the first chance to try them out! The short version of this month’s box is that there are 11 items; 3 beverages, 5 snacks, and 3 meal items. The long version is….
The Full May Degustabox Contains:
- £1.49 Say Aloe
- £2.00 Cirio Pasta Sauce
- £1.59 KitKat Bites White
- £1.39 x 2 Brioch Pasquier Pitch
- £1.00 Caribbean Creamy Chicken Curry Seasoning Mix
- £1.50 Mini Coconut & Black Pepper Soft Tortillas
- £1.00 Joe and Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn
- £3.99 KitKat Senses Mix
- £1.10 Lucozade Energy Original
- £1.50 We Made Lemonade
Degustabox sells for a regular monthly price of £12.99 and contains 10-15 items with a minimum value of about £22. Please keep in mind that as a reviewer, I may receive more items to share with you in cases such as alcoholic/nonalcoholic boxes and flavour varieties; this month in addition to the items above, I also received bottles from the Good Cider Company.
May Degustabox Top Picks
Each month we feature our top picks in the box. Of course, these choices are based on our own tastes, and I’d love to hear what your favourites are, just pop them down in the comments at the end of this post.
My top pick this month were the Good Cider Company drinks! This isn’t their first time in a Degustabox, and I was so happy to see them back for an encore; I love a good cider, and these are really good! They are both sweet and crisp at the same time while being refreshing and going down oh-too-easily! With the hot and dry weather we’ve been having, sipping on a cider while enjoying the sun is a real treat. The apple is sweet and dry without being bitter, but my favourite is the strawberry, which just sings summer to me!
My second top pick are the KitKat Senses Mix; I’ve been enjoying KitKats for since the ’70s and I fell in love with the flavour varieties while living in Japan (seriously, KitKat; you must introduce pineapple to the UK), and while I could easily devour a full-sized bar in a blink, these little individually wrapped fingers are just the right size for satisfying your sweet tooth without sacrificing your waistline. With the fun exploding origami-like box, these would be fun at a party or to share at the office, too! There are three flavours included in this box: Salted Caramel, Double Chocolate, and Hazelnut, so you don’t have to play favourites – try them all. I’m a sucker for anything caramel, so this is unsurprisingly my go-to, while the hazelnut is lovely and crunchy, as is the double chocolate that also has some crunch and oozy chocolate beneath the outer coating.
My third top pick is the We Made Lemonade that tastes just like homemade lemonade! It’s not fizzy, but it is cloudy; it has a load of flavour that is strong and refreshing, but not too sour or bitter so that it quenches your thirst. Lemonade is one of my favourite summer drinks (I just had 8 lemons delivered with my groceries this week), but if you don’t want to make your own, this drink makes a great substitute!
The Kids’ Top Picks
Kallista has chosen the Caribbean Creamy Chicken Curry Seasoning Mix as her favourite because “it’s super yummy”! Mom made a small error and didn’t mark a bag that was in the freezer so we ended up using pork instead of chicken for this sauce, but it worked just as well. We used a tin of coconut milk to keep this dairy-free for Tristan, and the coconut milk added a little richness to it as well.
Both children liked the Mini coconut & Black Pepper Soft Tortillas that they had along with their curry. They were a fun size and would be good for taking along on picnics or for snacks. I have also used them for making child-sized quesadillas for the kids on date night when they also tend to have a special meal. Cut into eighths, they are very cute and just the right size for smaller hands.
Tristan also chose the Say Aloe Strawberry as one of his top picks. This drink is cloudy and thick, and has a light strawberry flavour to it and you wouldn’t know it has aloe in it if you didn’t know. When I was living in Japan aloe drinks were popularly found in vending machines and convenience stores, but I don’t recall trying one. I was a little unsure, but it was quite nice.
More Great Products
You already know I’m a big fan of KitKat; however, white chocolate isn’t my thing so I was a bit unsure about trying their white bites. I have tried them and they are okay, but I do much prefer the Senses Mix. Phil, on the other hand is certainly enjoying the White Bites himself!
Brioch Pasquier Pitch have also previously been in a Degustabox in the past. At that time I was not a fan of them at all. However, this time around, I did more enjoy the brioche with the chocolate filling in them as it gives a nice punch of sweet chocolate in one hit. The chocolate chip brioche still isn’t my favourite as the chocolate flavour gets lost within the sweetness of the roll itself. In each bag of 4 you will also find a card with a code that you can enter into the Brioche Pasquier website for your chance to win a prize.
Lucozade Energy Original isn’t my cup of tea as I’m not a fan of energy drinks, and the flavour of this one just didn’t do it for me, I’m afraid. After I had a small sip, Phil drank the remainder of the bottle.
That completes this month’s overview of what we received in our Degustabox. If you have tried a box, let me know what you think!
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