Are you ready for Easter? Springtime and new beginnings? The weather is definitely spring-like today with cherry blossom trees in bloom, as well as crocuses and daffodils – and even a little sunshine without rain – what a treat! But that’s not the only treat available. The most recent Degustabox holds lots of sweet treats. Find out what’s in this box and get your code for a discount on your first box.
We received our Degustabox in exchange for our honest opinions in this review.
Most months there are two boxes, one with alcohol and one without; when you subscribe to Degustabox you’ll choose which box is your personal preference This month there isn’t an alcohol version so everyone receives the same items. There may be different product flavour versions available randomly within boxes. Please note that as reviewers, we often receive most or all of these variations so we can try them all out and share our thoughts with you (I will note this where applicable below).
Let’s start with the contents of the February 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 14 items; 7 snacks, 2 beverage, and 5 meal items. The long version is….
The Easter is Coming Box Contains:
- £2.50 TREK Protein Flapjack Cocoa Oat
- £1.50 Livia’s Salted Caramel Million Squares
- £1.99 Very Lazy Slow Cooker Pastes
- £2.49 Lost Coast Fruit Spritzer +AVC
- £.65 x2 KITKAT Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny
- £1.89 Jacked Foods Jackfruit Chunks
- £1.29 Mug Shot High Protein Roast Chicken Pasta
- ££.00 Galaxy Vegan Bar
- £1.25 My Sweet Chickpea
- £1.50 Grey Poupon Dijon Mustard
- £.55 x2 Heinz Paw Patrol and Disney Frozen Pasta Shapes
- £1.40 Shaken Udder Milkshake voucher
Easter is Coming 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.
TREK Protein Flapjack Cocoa Oat is my top pick this month. These bars are a good size to fill you up, and I was surprised to learn that they are gluten-free and vegan, too. Imagine toasted oats topped with a dark chocolate that’s chewy with the right amount of crunch. I’m tucked a couple away for my next train ride.
The KITKAT Milk Chocolate Easter Bunny is a tasty treat. It’s sweet and milk chocolately. Instead of the usual wafer bars, this bunny-shaped KitKat is a bar of chocolate with little crispy bits mixed throughout. Just the right size for an afternoon cup of tea, too.
The Galaxy Vegan Bar comes in 3 flavours; you’ll have received one in your box, but we’ve received all three to sample for you. I must say that dairy-free chocolate has come a long way in the past decade, and these bars are the best I’ve tried. My favourite flavour of the three is Caramelised Hazelnut; it’s sweet, creamy, and has little pieces of hazelnut generously sprinkled through every piece. Phil’s favourite is Caramel and Sea Salt, which is also sweet and smooth. The Smooth Orange is light but still full of zesty aroma that lingers in the air, and would be a wonderful choice around the holidays.
The Kids’ Top Picks
My Sweet Chickpea is top of the kids’ list this box…I let Kallista try them first before I told her what they were and she loved them…and was then shocked to learn they were dark chocolate covered chickpeas – one of the few foods she isn’t fond of. You really can’t tell at all!
Both of my children liked Jacked Foods Jackfruit Chunks and Banana Chunks. They’ve always loved dried fruit, so this wasn’t a surprise. the banana chunks weren’t the round ones all sugarfied, these were little chunks – they didn’t look the best, but probably had more flavour than the fresh fruit. they also liked the jackfruit, which is something they haven’t previously tasted. We received both products, however a regular box will only have one.
More Easter is Coming Products
Heinz Paw Patrol and Disney Frozen Pasta Shapes are the typical Heinz pasta in little themed shapes in small tins. Kallista loved the novelty of the shapes more than the meal itself, while Tristan is okay with the flavour but is a little too old for these movies. These would be good for camping or a special themed lunch on a bad weather, stay indoors movie day.
Phil’s home with a broken wrist so he had the Mug Shot High Protein Roast Chicken Pasta. It suited his mood as he said it tasted like cream of chicken soup with pasta, and that he would have it again. There isn’t a lot in each pot, but it was enough to keep him going through until afternoon tea.
I’m afraid to say that both Phil and I thought Livia’s Salted Caramel Million Squares fell a little short of the mark. They were very small for the price when compared to our local bakery, and they haven’t quite perfected the non-dairy version quite yet. The texture was fine, but the taste was a little off for us.
There you have it! The full run-down of the January Degustabox – the ups and downs and in-betweens. Have you tried a Degustabox yet? Give it a whirl and see what delights are in the next box! Use Code ZPH3A and save £5.00 off your first box!