When everyone works from home and the kids are being home educated, some days are just hard to get started…and to keep going. Today is one of those days. I find that these days are especially difficult to eat well and grazing can also happen. January’s Breakfast and On The Go Degusta Box has you covered with plenty of items in each category. Let’s see what was included in the box.
We received this Degusta Box in exchange for our honest review.
Let’s start with the contents of the January 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 16 items; 11 snacks, 1 beverages, and 4 meal items. The long version is….
The Breakfast & On The Go Degusta Box Contains:
- £1.75 TREK Power Millionaire Shortbread
- £1.60 Whitworths Shots Fruity Biscuits
- £1.50 Sun-Pat Peanut Butter
- £2.50 Grey Poupon Dijon Vegan Mayo
- £1.59 Mister Free’d Avocado Tortilla Chips
- £0.89 x2 Gregory’s Tree Organic Strawberry Fruit Twists
- £1.29 Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Vegan Sharing Pouch
- £2.90 NAT Bears Breakfast Cereal
- £1.00 x2 St Pierre Millionaires Waffle & Brioche Waffle
- £1.59 Mallow Puffs Salted Caramel Mallow Bar
- £2.50 Barleycup
- £0.75 x2 Lisi’s Super Muesli
- £1.69 Baker Street Rye & Wheat Bread
Breakfast & On The Go 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.
My favourite item in January’s box was the Baker Street Rye & Wheat Bread. I find that in my area of the UK there really isn’t much of a selection when it comes to breads, and I often miss old favourites from Canada, one of them being rye bread. This bread was delicious toasted with a little butter and honey on top. The tanginess of the bread has notes of sourdough, as well as being more hearty than a standard white loaf. I’d love to have this as a ham and mustard picnic sandwich as well. If you have an Ocado near you, try this out!
I wonder if anyone else has found themselves liking foods they never did before this pandemic? For me, this is peanut butter, of all things! I’ve had more peanut butter in the past 3 months than the rest of my life combined! I’m finding that toast with Sun-Pat Peanut Butter and honey in the morning will take me through almost until dinner some days. This is available in both crunchy and smooth (we received smooth) and is just the right consistency, and not too chewy, nor bitter (as I find some varieties). My only recommendation would be for the company to redesign their jar because there is so much lost in the bottom where a knife cannot reach due to the unique design of the jar.
Grey Poupon Dijon Vegan Mayo is something a little different, which is always one of the reasons I like Degusta Box. For those who like a little mustard, but don’t want it too strong, this is a good choice. I tried it with fish instead of the usual tartar sauce, and really enjoyed it. I think it would also be lovely in a potato salad, or with fries. I’ll be looking out for this at Tesco in the future.
The Kids’ Top Picks
One of Tristan’s top choices this month is Barleycup. It’s made from cereal grains and chicory, which gives it a smoky flavour. It’s caffeine free, for those looking to cut back or try an alternative to tea or coffee. I didn’t mind the taste, but I wasn’t a fan of the aroma; however, that’s just me – you be the judge and let me know what you think.
Gregory’s Tree fruit twists are very sticky and hold a big flavour punch. They’re like little Canadian Twizzlers, but made from real fruit and without added sugar. It’s a good thing there are two in a packet because one just wouldn’t be enough. Made from Strawberries, kids will love them better than sweets, but keep a wipe handy because they’re even more sticky.
Our daughter insists she does not like avocado…but she does love these Mister Free’d Avocado Tortilla Chips! They don’t have the usual heavy flavour of avocado, and the light refreshing zing of lime topped with a little salt make these great on their own, or dipped in sour cream or salsa.
Other On The Go Degustabox Products
TREK Power Millionaire Shortbread bars are a good size to fill you up, and I was surprised to learn that they are gluten-free and vegan, too. They are chewy with the right amount of crunch and a layer of caramel all smothered in a chocolate alternative.
These little gems were real treats! The Millionaire’s Waffle was like a Stroopwafel coated with chocolate. Both Phil and I were real fans of this! Perfect with a cup of tea, or for a Friday after work, enjoy it with an Irish coffee for real indulgence. The Brioche waffle was thick with a sugared coating and a fluffier middle. Look for these in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and WH Smith shops.
Whitworths Shots Fruity Biscuits are handy and full of goodness! These little ‘shots’ contain 93 calories and have sultanas, cranberries, and shortcake biscuit pieces coated in white chocolate. I’ll be hiding a couple in my jacket for long walks when I can sit, relax, and refresh by the sea.
Lisi’s Super Muesli are a mix of toasted and untoasted oats tossed with dried fruit and nuts. I preferred the Boost flavour with little nuggets of papaya and coconut, which is always a winning combination. These would be great as a yoghurt topping, on cereal, or just as it is.
Mallow Puffs Salted Caramel Mallow Bar can be described like a wagon wheel without the crunchy base, but with a caramel flavour. Light and fluffy mallow covered in a cocoa coat, it was a real treat.
NAT Bears Breakfast Cereal comes in both chocolate or honey (we received honey). Imagine your cereal tightly packed together with honey and shaped into a bear and that’s what you have. We tried them as they are, but you can also let them swim in a bowl of milk, or dunk them in you cup. These would be fun for camping when space is always an issue as they’re more compact than a box of loose cereal.
Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles Vegan Sharing Pouch was gratefully received by the family. These come in blackcurrant, lemon, strawberry, lime, and orange, but now are made without gelatine so that they are vegan-friendly. I must say these are better than other non-gelatin candies I’ve tried as they still retain a good amount of chewiness. Kallista used them as decorations on Tristan’s birthday cake, which has become somewhat of a tradition.
There you have it! The full run-down of the Sainsbury’s Degusta Box – the ups and downs and in-betweens. Have you tried a Degusta Box 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!