This past month has flown by; I’ve been taking advantage of the unusually warm and sunny weather here in Northern Ireland to refinish some furniture and do some fixing up and organising of the house as one only knows when the opportunity to wrestle the furniture outside to strip it down will come around again. During this time I’ve been trying out the contents of the most recent June Degustabox…let’s find out what was inside…
Let’s start with the contents of the June 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 13 items; 4 beverages, 4 snacks, and 5 meal items. The long version is….
The Full June Degustabox Contains:
- £1.99 x 2 Capsicana Cook Sauces
- £2.00 Rosie’s Pig Raspberry Roller
- £2.99 Frylight Avocasdo Oil Cooking Spray
- £1.29 no&more raspberry&blueberry
- £2.30 Idahoan Gratin Bake
- £1.20 x 2 Orangina
- £1.25 The Jelly Bean Factory Fairtrade Box
- £1.79 Peckish BBQ Rice Crackers Multi-Pack
- £1.75 Brioche Pasquier Pains ou Lait
- £1.00 Might Fine Salted Caramel Honeycomb Bar
- £1.30 Great British Biscotti Co
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.
June 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.
The Jelly Bean Factory Fairtrade Box is always one of my favourite treats! With 36 flavours, there is one for everyone’s personality. Whether you choose your flavour with purpose, or just shake one out for a surprise, you can’t go wrong with these! I found my box disappear all too quickly this week while I was working on accounts.
Rosie’s Pig Raspberry Roller was a nice drink to cool off with during the recent spell of hot weather. It is sweet and tart at the same time, the raspberry flavour is full, and it’s reminiscent of the very unhealthy drinks we used to have as kids in Canada; but with alcohol in this drink, it’s very much a grown up beverage.
I have been using Frylight’s Avocado Oil Cooking Spray since it was in a Degustabox last summer. It’s easy to use, doesn’t take up a lot of space in the cupboard, and doesn’t have a noticeable flavour in the cooking. Phil and I both use it as our go-to cooking spray.
The Kids’ Top Picks
One of my favourite meals growing up was scalloped potatoes, and I have made them on occasion, but they can be a bit fussy and time consuming to make. With Idahoan Gratin Bake, all you have to do is shake the packet into a tray, add butter, water, and milk, and put it in the oven; it couldn’t be easier! It baked up nicely with a crispy top and creamy centre, just as I like it. This was enjoyed by the whole family, and there’s a 50P coupon inside the box as well.
The kids enjoyed supper when we had Capsicana Cook Sauces; they chose to first try the lime and chili flavour, as they love anything spicy! I threw some frozen chicken pieces in the pan, then added sliced onions, frozen bell peppers, and the sauce and in no time we had a lovely meal with rice and veggies to compliment the flavours.
Rice crackers are always a hit with the kids, and Peckish BBQ Rice Crackers are no exception. In the smaller-sized packets inside this multi-pack, there is just enough – not too many to gorge yourself on, which would be very easy to do. The BBQ flavour almost has a hint of mesquite, if I’m not mistaken. These little packs will be taken along with us on picnics and day trips over the summer.
More Great Products
Mighty Fine Salted Caramel Honeycomb Bar is very nice. I hadn’t had honeycomb before moving to the UK, and this little bar carries a mighty punch. Honeycomb is one of Phil’s favourites, but sshh – don’t tell him about this bar as I didn’t leave any for him to try! I indulged in it’s sweet flavour all on my own. I had intended to crumble it over ice cream on a date night, but I just couldn’t leave it once I’d opened it.
The Great British Biscotti Co’s Belgian White Chocolate, Cranberry, and Pistachio biscotti was indeed shared with Phil, and we both enjoyed it alongside a cup of tea on a relaxing afternoon after a busy day. It’s crunchy and the cranberry gives the bar a nice tart splash alongside the richness of the chocolate.
I sipped on the no&more raspberry&blueberry spring water while I was doing some painting; when it’s hot outside, you tend to work up a sweat when working hard indoors, too. I wasn’t the biggest fan of this drink, but it did help keep my hydrated over the day. As I think about it, it may just be that I have become accustomed to drinks being sweetened in some fashion, and this drink doesn’t have that sweetness, it’s just like adding some fruit to your water for flavour. Perhaps, in that case, there should be more no&more available.
Orangina is different as it is a sparkling drink that also has some orange pulp in it. I much prefer the regular over the no-sugar variety, although I did forget I had part of a bottle in the fridge for a couple of days and it had turned flat – but to be honest, I actually preferred the no-sugar version in this manner – who would have guessed?! Orange fizzy drinks and I haven’t had a good history over the years, but Orangina and I haven’t disagreed, and the flavour is more natural than other ‘orange’ drinks.
The one item in this month’s box that didn’t get a round of applause was the Brioche Pasquier Pains au Lait. I’m afraid these sweet rolls just aren’t for our palettes. If you do enjoy them, in this month’s box you will also have received information on trying them with 4 different fillings.
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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