Good afternoon! It’s a bit of a drizzly day here today, but we’ve had some great weather the past month; in fact, it’s been the warmest May on record (since 1910), more than average hours of sunlight, and a little under the average amount of rainfall. It’s been great picnic weather! Which works out great as the latest Deugustabox has been labelled as the Picnic Box!
Degustabox sent us their picnic box at the end of last month to try out (this post contains affiliate links). Degustabox is available in both the UK and USA, I’m happy to say! Our previous box arrived just before my parents came to visit, and this one arrived the day after they left. But they did get to join in the excitement of an unboxing last month (I didn’t show a photo then so that no one would know they weren’t home).
Picnic Degustabox Favourites:
Each month we feature our top picks in the month’s box. Of course, these choices are based on our own tastes, so I’d love to hear what your favourites are, just pop them down in the comments at the end of this post.
Crabbies Ginger Beer gets this month’s top spot. Dad’ll be kicking himself that he missed this box as he purchased two Crabbie’s flavours while he was here to try them. He was generous and shared them between the four of us so we could all try them. I’m a big lover of ginger beer and even make my own, and this was just lovely. Not too sharp, but strong enough, with the lasting hint of either raspberry or sweet ginger left on the palette. We were enjoying an Indian meal with Phil’s homemade naan and onion bhajis that night, and it went well. It would go down just as nice on a warm summer’s afternoon in the sun.
And if you’d like to try Crabbie’s in your meal, two recipes are provided in this box: Crabbie’s ginger chicken stir fry and Crabbie’s and stem ginger parfait with raspberry sorbet….the recipes look great…if you don’t drink your beverage before it gets into the meal!
Cadbury Dairy Milk Peanut Crisp is something I never thought I would enjoy (I really wasn’t a fan of the Cadbury Dairy Peanut butter and Oreo bar) so imagine my great delight that I am a huge fan of this bar! As an expat, I often miss the tastes of home and seek out replacements. This chocolate bar is the closest I’ve come to an Oh Henry! Bar back home in Canada. It’s not the same – it’s more chocolatey, more caramelly, and less peanutty – but that works for me! The only bad thing is that Phil also loves this bar which means I have to share….
My third top choice this month is the Homepride Strong White Bread Flour. It seems so simple and plain….but that’s the genious of it. It allows one to get creative with it. It’s perfect for bread (there’s a recipe included), bread sticks for the kids, cookies, muffins, and Phil’s naan. The box was wrapped in a plastic bag, but the box had been a bit squeezed during transit and flour dusted the other items in the box. Of course, they were fine after a wipe off, but it was a little messy.
The kids had their favourites, too:
Tristan and Kallista love when they see muselli in their Degustabox, it’s a real treat for breakfast for them. For a little fun they put their MOMA Raspberry & Coconut Bricher Muselli in a glass coffee cup and in a jar on this lovely morning and took it outdoors to enjoy. They even sprinkled on a few pieces of CrunchTime Nuggets on top. On most days, however, they get up with the birds and eat their breakfast with Phil before he bikes 20 miles to work. This muselli fills him up and keeps him going without snacking until lunch.
And of course, they also liked the Deli Kitchen Skinni Wraps when we made a fun weekend “wrap-up” dinner out of them. What’s special about that? I cleared out the bits and pieces out of the fridge and freezer and turned them into 6 different wraps, including one for dessert! Here’s what we did with them!
Seeing as this has been labelled as a Picnic Box, I’m happy to see that 5 of the products included this month come in resealable packets which make them easier for taking along with you. I’m thinking that if you’re going for a walk or a hike, the CrunchTime Nuggets, the Hippeas and the Popcorn would be nice and light to toss in a backpack to take along. If you have a cool bag, then add in some wraps, drinks, and maybe even a little chocolate or candy to keep you going when you reach your hiking limit.
I also enjoyed the Hippeas…they are nice and light, yet quite satisfying as they are crunchy and have a falafel-like flavour, which I love. My only disappointment about them are that the bag is just so small!
The whole family liked the siracha popcorn. Combining two great things together into one product has worked.
There were a couple of items I wasn’t such a fan of this month, the Candy Kittens and the Millions as they were just too sweet for me. However, Phil grew up with the Millions and was happy to see them in this box.
The Full Picnic Box Contains:
- £1.19 Zeo Soft Drink
- £1.89 Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- £3.49 Cadbury Dairy Milk Peanut Caramel Crisp
- £3.20 MOMA Gluten Free Raspberry & Coconut Bircher Muesli
- £0.50 x 2 Chocolate Millions
- £0.60 Sour Millions
- £1.59 Cereal Lovers CrunchTime Nuggets in Forest Flavour
- £1.25 Deli Kitchen Skinni Wraps
- £1.50 Homepride Strong White Bread Flour
- £1.50 Hippeas In Herbs We Trust
- £0.79 Portlebay Popcorn in Siracha Flavour
- £3.00 Candy Kittens in Sour Blueberry Flavour
Keep in mind that the contents may vary – so when you order your box your contents may not be exactly the same as mine (as a reviewer, I received all of the items so we could try them out for you).
This month the non-alcoholic box included a box of Bean Bags (coffee) worth £4.50 for 10. Again, I’m sure Dad would have enjoyed trying these out. They’re nice and strong as they have more beans in them than other bags. I love the humour of this company; each bag has a different label on the string, and the directions on the box are cheeky and will put a smile on your face early in the morning. Drink these as they are, or if you want a cup of homemade iced coffee, using these bags are perfect for making just small amounts or if you don’t have a coffee press.
The total retail value of the Easter box is £21.00, which is a great haul for a cost of only £12.99 a month (with free delivery!), and of course, if you use the coupon code X2OEC you’ll get your first box for only £5.99! (For my lovely US Readers click here for a 50% discount) You can’t beat that.
If you’d like to try out Degustabox for yourself, you can get a £7.00 discount using the code X2OEC .
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If you’re curious about what we’ve received in previous Degustaboxes, check out these posts:
- Degustabox For Adventurers
- Easter Degustabox
- February Degustabox
- January Degustabox
- Winter Degustabox
- Christmas Degustabox
- October Degustabox
- September Degustabox
- August Degustabox