Some days I wonder if this spring cleaning and fixing will ever end! Every time I turn around, there’s something else that needs to be done. I am hoping that at least by the end of this week I’ll have all of the cupboards and closets cleaned out and organised…and if I’m lucky, perhaps I’ll also have some of those additional projects under control. This month I’m thankful that our Easter Degustabox arrived with lots of goodies to keep me going! As well as some in there to use as bribes for the kids to concentrate on their work while I scrub and paint. Here’s what’s hopping this month!
You never know what you’ll find inside the cardboard box wrapped with care. We had to wait a little while until I finished painting this wall, and then it was time to open the box and see what awaited us.
Easter Degustabox Favourites:
My top pics in this box were the Pipers Crisps. salt and vinegar has always been a favourite, and the use of cider vinegar made from English cider apples in Somerset comes through in the flavour with a unique zing. Nice and strong, but not overpowering, I’ve been enjoying a little nibble now and then.
The Cadbury Dairy Milk Mint Oreo is just like my favourite ice cream flavour- mint chocolate chip…but without the brain freeze! Smooth and minty, with a little Oreo crunch; it’s all too easy to finish off the bar in one sitting…but I followed my daughter’s strict instructions to share with Phil, and to leave just a little for another time!
Who can resist dipping into the 36 gourmet flavours in a box of Jelly Bean Factory candies? I certainly can’t! These have long been around back home in Canada, but I’ve only recently seen them here in the UK, and I was very pleased to have found them in my Degustabox! Tristan and Kallista like to read the ‘menu’ on the back of the box before making their choice, but I like to be surprised; I choose a bean, try it out, and then match it up with the flavours on the box. Life’s all about variety, and there isn’t a shortage here!
I’m also going to include the £Onepounders Chocolate Eclairs in this category as they’re definitely moorish. I have tried them previously, but I think I may now be hooked. Tough-skinned at first, but then soft and sweet; just like a lot of personalities I happen to know!
The kids had their favourites, too:
Tristan was tickled to find non-dairy Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk in our box. Non-dairy chocolate milk! He shared just the tiniest sip with me…and it’s rich and chocolatey, and reminded me of the chocolate milk of my youth back home in Canada. You’d never guess it’s dairy free! Kallista had a little sip, too, and although she drinks cow’s milk by the gallon, she REALLY likes this better!
Also on the non-dairy chocolate front was Whitworths Full Of Super CACAO RAW BAR. Small and easy to toss in a backpack to nibble on after walking about town and waiting for Dad to arrive home by train, it was a hit with everyone. With load of almonds, coconut flakes, chai seeds, flax seeds, quinoa, and acai, and suitable for vegetarians, there’s a lot packed in this tiny bar.
The Full Easter Degustabox Contains:
- £1.99 Heinz [Seriously] Good Sauce in Creamy Tomato and Garlic Sauce
- £ 2.00 Pipers Crisps in Cider vinegar and seasalt
- £1.19 Naturelly Jelly Juice in Apple and Blackcurrent flavour
- £1.49 Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Mint flavour
- £1.49 Cadbury Dairy Milk Oreo Peanut Butter flavour
- £1.50 Maldon Smoked Sea Salt Flakes
- £1.99 Weetabix On The Go Protein in Blueberry and Blackberry
- £1.50 Whitworths Full of Super CACAO RAW BAR
- £1.00 £Onepunders Chocolate Eclairs
- £1.49 Jelly Bean Factory
- £1.99 Westons Pure Hopped Cider
- £1.99 Westons Caple RD Dry Cider Blend No 5, 5%
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 a couple of extra items that wouldn’t have been in a regular box so we could try them out for you).
- £1.89 Rebel Kitchen Chocolate Mylk
- £1.50 Gusto Organic Lemon Energy
- £1.39 Weetabix On The Go Vanilla flavour
The total retail value of the Easter box is £19.62, 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.
Phil drank the Weetabix On The Go for his mid-morning break at work after biking the 20 miles to get there. Breakfast drinks aren’t usually on our grocery list, but Phil said he did enjoy them for something new.
After a day of hard work inside and outside, I tried a cider (along with some of the other snacks) while Phil was out at the movies and the kids were counting jelly beans in their dreams. It wasn’t my favourite, but it did go very well with the apple cider taste of Pipers Crisps.
The kids tried Naturelly Jelly drink as well, but it wasn’t quite for them. Kallista wasn’t a fan at all, while Tristan said it wasn’t at the top of his list and he wouldn’t necessarily want another. But of course, not everything appeals to everyone; and that’s one of the great things about Degustabox: you can try out a selection of things you might not have tried otherwise.
So that’s how this month has been; it started out busy, and it’s still very busy, but with our special delivery of Degustabox we can stop and take a break now and then, and keep on going!
If you’re taking care of spring cleaning and want something to look forward to, sign to a Degustabox subscription and you’ll be guaranteed to have something to look forward to near the end of each month. So go ahead and treat yourself or someone you know to a cheerful monthly box of 10-15 surprises! A reason to sit down, relax, and not worry about ‘real life’ for a little while. That painting can wait a little longer….
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