DegustaBox UK June 2017 Subscription Box Review

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DegustaBox UK is a monthly subscription box that brings your favorite food and snacks to your doorstep. The subscription costs £12.99 per month and you’ll get a box filled with 10-15 products and goodies! This box is always filled full with so many new things to try.

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This box is really decorated inside and out. While the outside has little food items on it, the inside is full of bright green words. Plastic wrap and brown butcher paper keep all the contents safe.

June means summer is here, and summer means it’s time to BBQ!  Naturally, June’s Degustabox contains a variety of items perfect for summertime snacking before, during and after your BBQ. The information sheet gives details for each product and also includes a recipe for beer can chicken on the BBQ.

Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Free Wine (£1.49) is made in the same way as wine but with the alcohol gently removed at the end. The taste is fresh and fruity. It does not taste alcoholic at all, and lacks the dryness and acidity you may expect in a Sauvignon Blanc, so if you are craving a glass of wine it won’t quite scratch the itch. It was very pleasant to drink though, and also easy on the waistline at only 22 kcal per 100ml.

Capsicana Chilli & Coconut Brazilian Cook Sauce (£1.99) is part of a range of cook sauces which bring Latin American flavours to home cooking. The Brazilian Cook Sauce is based on the classic Brazilian dish “Moqueca” and uses frutescens chillies. The packet includes easy-to-follow instructions for preparing the dish using chicken or prawns. I made the prawn version and thought it made a delicious dish. The sauce is a bit thin (I would add less water than instructed next time, or remove the lid to allow more of the liquid to evaporate) but the flavour was great. The sauce is spicy, perfectly seasoned and not too sweet, which I often find to be a problem with pre-made sauces.

Haribo Summer Frenzy (2 x £1 each) are new mixes featuring the iconic gummy shapes in the tastes of summer. Of course, these are good!

Haribo Starmix Berry flavours includes fun treats like mixed berries rings and strawberry fried eggs.

Meanwhile, Haribo Tangfastics Ice Cream & Sorbet features interesting flavours like watermelon ice cream crocs and peach & guava sorbet dummies. I personally prefer the tartness of the Tangfastics.

Spoon Granola Apple + Peanut (£3.70) is wholegrain oat granola with chewy baked apple, whole peanuts, crispy coconut chips and a sprinkling of cinnamon. This granola is ace! It is perfectly sweetened with honey and maple syrup, not cloying but also not bland. The toasted oats are wonderfully crisp, the apple pieces as delightfully chewy as promised and the whole peanuts add a satisfying nutty crunch. The price point is also very reasonable for a 400g box considering the high quality of the ingredients.

Original O’s Cumin and Sesame (£2.99) are crunchy little wheat snacks with a hint of cumin flavor and a crunchy sesame topping, made using a closely guarded family recipe.

O’s are a truly yummy little snack! The cumin is very subtle, almost indiscernible, but lends a certain je ne sais quoi. I found them to be a bit heavy on the salt, but still really, really tasty and totally addictive.

Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs (£1.95) are classic shortbread in an adorable shape. These are just as tasty and rich as the original shortbread, but way cuter!

Light Bites Mango with Vanilla Yoghurt (£1.49) are freeze dried fruit and yoghurt chips.

These chips are very light and crisp and with only 46 kcal per pack, ideal for satisfying a sweet tooth when you’re not really that hungry. They taste okay, sweet yet tangy and reminiscent of a stale marshmallow, but not something I would purchase as a snack.

Light Bites Superfood Fruit Bar (£1.25) is a 99 kcal superfood seed bar with quinoa, buckwheat, honey, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and flaxseed.

This bar is packed with textures of grains and seeds. It tastes super healthy and not as sweet as your typical snack bar.

Schwartz Authentic American Flavour (2 x £0.85) recipe mixes are seasoning packets for creating classic American dishes. The Spicy Buffalo Wings seasoning is easy to use: just bake wings in the oven, toss in a bowl with the seasoning and serve.

Oh wow, these were great! The seasoning gave the wings the perfect, light crispy coating and familiar spicy tang of buffalo wings from a restaurant. I will definitely be buying this. Even my husband, who’s not that into wings, told me we needed to have these again. I haven’t tried the BBQ Pulled Chicken mix yet but I’m looking forward to it.

Westons Cider (2 x £1.99) is made with Herefordshire apples, slowly matured and left unfiltered. The alcoholic version of June’s Degustabox included one can of Rosie’s Flat Tyre, a sparkling cloudy cider with rhubarb, and one can of Rosie’s Pig Handbrake, a sparkling cloudy cider with damson.

Both ciders have only a subtle fruity taste. I didn’t care for either, but I preferred the damson because it was a bit more flavourful and is a nice shade of pink.

Cleverly named Berrywhite Organic Drinks (£1.39). I received the Organic Cranberry & Apple flavour which tasted lovely and refreshing. With 52% fruit juice and no added sugar, this drink is a great, lighter alternative to regular fruit juice. I really enjoyed this!

Enrj Energy Juice (price not specified) is a naturally caffeinated freshly pressed fruit drink with 100 calories or less per bottle. It contains the same amount of caffeine as a double espresso, naturally sourced from green arabica coffee bean. I received one bottle of Apple & Berries flavour and one bottle of Mango & Passion Fruit flavour.  I didn’t care for the Apple & Berries flavour, which tasted like bitter apple juice. I thought I was being overly sensitive so asked my husband to try some. He also disliked it and agreed the flavour was weirdly bitter. The Mango & Passion Fruit flavour had a nice slightly thick consistency from real mango puree. Unfortunately, the initial bright taste of fresh fruit also had a sort of bitter aftertaste, which distracted from the otherwise enjoyable taste of the drink.

June’s Degustabox contained some misses, but also introduced me to some great new products which I will certainly buy again.  Spoon Granola, Original O’s and Schwartz seasoning are all winners I will surely be seeking out.

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