It’s that time of the month to once again reveal what was in our latest Subscription Box. September’s theme was Family Sharing & Home Cooking Degusta Box, which sums up the products well, although some were easier to share than others. Find out which items were our favourites this month, in what was a good box.
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). We received this Degusta Box in exchange for our honest review.
Let’s start with the contents of the September Degusta Box 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; 9 snacks, 2 beverages, and 3 meal items. The long version is….
The Family Sharing & Home Cooking Degusta Box Contains:
- £1.65 Hartley’s Jelly Pots
- £1.79 McVitie’s V.I.Bs
- £0.79 x2 EMILY Veg Thins
- £1.89 Amy’s Kitchen Organic Vegetable Soup
- £1.00 Naked Five Minute Noodles – Japanese Chicken Yakisoba
- £1.49 RHYTHM108 Sweet ‘N’ Salty Almond Bar
- £1.38 Thatcher’s Cloudy Lemonade
- £3.00 Nakd Drizzled Chocolish Bars Multipack
- £2.00 Whitworths Chocolate Biscuit & Hazelnut Treat Mix
- £1.49 Lucozade Revive
- £2.00 FULFIL Chocolate Hazelnut Whip Bar
- £1.00 x2 St Lawerence Gold Pure Canadian Maple Syrup
- £0.00 (gift) Peter’s Yard Original Sourdough Crispbread
This month’s products are worth £21.27 if bought separately, but you will pay only £12.99 (with free delivery), and if you use our coupon code, you’ll also save £3 off your first box.
Family Sharing & Home Cooking Degusta Box 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.
Thatcher’s Cloudy Lemonade is a name I’ve come across in the Canadians in the UK Facebook group. Back home there is a popular alcoholic lemonade that many of us miss and a couple of weeks ago someone mentioned that this is the closest thing to it in the UK, so I was keen to try it and was pleasantly surprised when it landed on my doorstep! Although this says it’s a lemonade, it’s a cider with lemon flavour, but it’s still very good. I happen to like cider and the flavours compliment each other. This isn’t overly sweet, nor tart, and goes down well on a sunny day.
Whitworths Chocolate Biscuit & Hazelnut Treat Mix – we’ve had small snack packs in a previous box, but this full-size resealable packet is delicious. Whole hazelnuts, biscuit pieces covered in chocolate, and juicy raisins give a combo of sweet and nutty, crunchy and chewy at at once. I like to have a small handful during the afternoon slump to help me through correcting homework.
St Lawerence Gold Pure Canadian Maple Syrup was a real treat to see in this month’s box. I’m like the majority of Canadians and enjoy maple syrup. These were teeny-tiny little bottles that went perfectly with a homemade waffle brunch. The flavour was sweet and the maple taste was stronger than many syrups I’ve tried previously (a good thing, in my opinion). The whole family loved this product.
The Kids’ Top Picks
Hartley’s Jelly Pots are a favourite of my children, much more so than I. However, this is my favourite of their flavours. These pots are something Phil and the kids like to take along for picnics, trips to the beach, or simply as a treat on a very dreary day.
My children and Phil love digestive biscuits, so were happy to see McVitie’s V.I.Bs in this month’s box. I tend to find them a little too dry, but they will forever remind me of my first hour after I arrived in Belfast 17 years ago on a dark and rainy November evening and was greeted at the youth hostel with a cup of hot tea and a digestive biscuit. However…add some chocolate to them and they’re quite irresistible. The V.I.Bs (Very Important Biscuit) also have a thin layer of gooey caramel flavour between the base and chocolate. We received Blood Orange flavour and Heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut flavour as reviewers (customer boxes will have received one packet). Phil and Kallista liked the hazelnut, while Tristan and I dove into the orange. I must say that these also make a terrific ice cream sandwich, too! I dare say these won’t last long!
There are 2 packets of EMILY Veg Thins in the box; sea salt and chipotle bbq. I think we could eat these all day long. They’re triangular in shape and the variety of flavours from the corn, peas, lentils, and beans mean you don’t get bored of them. Sea salt is always one of my favs, while Tristan loves the chipotle bbq flavour. Crunchy and flavourful, light and crispy. Yum.
More Family Sharing & Home Cooking Products
Usually I make my own yakisoba using a Japanese recipe, but it is a little fussy to make. Phil and Kallista made this Naked Five Minute Noodles – Japanese Chicken Yakisoba in less time, I dare say. The rest of the family was very pleased with it, and I’ll say it wasn’t too bad, but not quite the same as making it from scratch. Of course, my view is seen through the lens of having lived in Japan, and I know many things change when introduced to a different culture, so take that into consideration.
RHYTHM108 Sweet ‘N’ Salty Almond Bar was perhaps Phil’s favourite item this month. He had just come home from a 20 mile bike ride and was tired and hungry when I handed over half of this small bar. It’s just as it says on the label: sweet ‘n’ salty with almonds in a whip and covered in chocolate. It’s light and smooth.
Nakd Drizzled Chocolish Bars Multipack are nice to tuck into your pocket or bag when time is tight. They’re rich and sweet soft and chewy chocolate bars with little bits of chewy raspberry scattered throughout.
Lucozade Revive was the second lemon flavoured drink in this box. You’ll know from previous reviews that I’m not usually a fan of Lucozade so Phil generally has them to himself. However, the lemon and lime flavour is swaying my opinion and Phil only had half of this bottle.
FULFIL Chocolate Hazelnut Whip Bar was another top pick by Phil. It has a soft whipped center with a gooey layer of caramel on top and it’s wrapped in a layer of milk chocolate and hazelnut bits.
Peter’s Yard Original Sourdough Crispbread, a small packet of 3 added in as a gift in this month’s box, is very good. I’m a fan of sourdough and I miss it as it’s not as available here as it was back home in Canada. These are crispy and tangy; top with a slice of mature cheddar and it’s a perfect match.
There you have it! The full run-down of the Family Sharing & Home Cooking Degusta Box – 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 £3.00 off your first box!
Previous Degusta Boxes We’ve Reviewed:
Family Sharing & Cooking Degusta Box