November has just flown right by, and we almost forgot about our monthly Degustabox delivery…almost. It’s always much anticipated by the children and they would never let me forget! The November Degustabox is full of sweet and savoury snacks, and we’ve been busy trying them out so you know what’s in the box; what’s hot, and what’s not.
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This month when we cut open the tape on the box we were greeted in festive style with a surprise: instead of their signature brown paper, the contents were carefully wrapped inside a coat of crimson paper with a special sticker holding it all together. I was in love with the paper itself…but what was nestled inside? We know that each month there are 10-15 items included in the box….each month there are new surprises…some that aren’t even on the market yet.
If you’re looking for a gift for that awkward person this Christmas, why not get them a subscription to Degustabox? With new surprised each month, it’s sure to please!!
The Full November Box Contains:
- £1.80 Kallo Organic Stock Pots
- £1.99 Alo Aloe vera drink, Fuji apple and pear flavour
- £1.39 Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cakes
- £2.99 Wweetabix Additions Apple & Raisin
- £1.99 The English Provender Co.’s Caramelised Red Onion Chutney
- £2.00 Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch
- £1.99 Cadbury Picnic Bites
- £4.49 Taylors of Harrogate
- £1.79 The Jelly Bean Factory Super Sours
- £1.89 Daiston’s Fizzy Apple
- £0.89 PROPERCORN Perfectly Sweet Popcorn
- £1.99 Filippo Berio Crostini or
- £3.00 Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil
The total price for this month’s box is £25.20 – £26.21, which sells for a regular monthly price of £12.99. You can try out your first box for just £5.99, with free delivery.
November Degustabox Favourites:
Each month we feature our top picks in the 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.
The overall favourite this month were the Jelly Bean Factory Super Sours! We all love jelly beans, and these were small but mighty with a big punch of sour flavour…it was hard not to finish off the entire bag at once…but we had to save some because Kallista likes to use them in her baking. Jelly beans in a ‘surprise’ cake are fun, and so are using them to decorate the outside of a cake.
Phil’s face lit up when he saw the Cadbury Picnic Bites! He loves Picnic. I had a few of these and then put the bag on the top of the soup pot in the fridge for him to take to work as a treat….but I forgot to tell him that was my purpose and he left them behind so he’ll nibble on them over the weekend while watching movies.
One of my favourite items this month were the Filippo Berlo Crostini. Baked little rounds of mini bread; like big croutons, and with just the right blend of garlic and xxxxx. They had a satisfying crunch and were just the right size to pop in your mouth. I love them plain, but you could dip them in your favourite dip, or sprinkle them over a Caesar salad. Yum!
Also Great Choices
One unexpected thing I miss about the Christmas season in North America is the annual Planters Peanuts TV advertisement; a peanut with a top hat and monocle – who can resist? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Planters Peanuts since I’ve been this side of the Atlantic, so I was immediately curious to try them out. The Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch is just that; lots of peanuts mixed with raisin, dried cranberries, and tiny wee chocolate pieces for an added festive feel. I have hidden the resealable bag away to save it for Christmas day.
One thing I never go for is sweet popcorn (unless it’s caramel), but just sugar coated popcorn, I sometimes try a piece, but then let Phil have the rest. However, the PROPERCOEN Perfectly Sweet Popcorn was a delightful surprise because I did like it, and Phil had to share half the bag with me on Wednesday night while we also tried out the Dalston’s Fizzy Apple. The Fizzy Apple was a cloudy, carbonated, apple drink, and I was also surprised because I wasn’t so partial to it. It was thick, and a bit sour/bitter.
The children had a Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cake along with their homemade corn chowder (if I had held off a day on making the corn chowder I could have used a Kallo Organic Stock Pot; maybe next week). I wasn’t a huge fan, but the children liked the cakes, as you can see by the funny smiles Tristan gave me….sometimes they have just had enough photos taken in a day and they get a bit goofy. Yep – they’re real kids who get a little crazy now and again.
And here’s Kallista looking not quite awake yet, but doing better than I. It was too early in the morning, but the kids were up having Weetabix with Dad before he left for work and we all crawled back into bed for a little longer before officially starting our day. Kallista loves raisins in her breakfast; and her Weetabix preference is to add milk and heat it up in the microwave.
We haven’t yet tried the English Provender Co.’s Caramelised Red Onion Chutney, but it looks beautiful and would be a good start to a festive gift basket. And if you can resist keeping it for yourself, add in Taylors of Harrogate coffee, which has either fruit and floral undertones or cacao.
If you’re curious about what we’ve received in previous Degustaboxes, check out these posts:
- Halloween Degustabox
- September Degustabox
- Back To School Degustabox
- Summer Degustabox
- BBQ Degustabox
- Picnic Degustabox
- Degustabox For Adventurers
- Easter Degustabox
- February Degustabox
- January Degustabox
- Winter Degustabox
- Christmas Degustabox
- October Degustabox
- September Degustabox
- August Degustabox