Degustabox May Review – My Family Ties

Summer Is Here!

It’s a great indicator that Summer has finally arrived when the BBQ comes out and our weekend meals revolve around tasty, smokey meals from the BBQ. With that in mind Degustabox have tailored the May box around eating tasty Summery foods with 9 brands to sample to see if you like them.

If you are new to the Degustabox monthly food box it’s a subscription service you can sign up to (with no contracts) and discover new products from new and existing brands at the one price of £12.99 per month, the benefit of joining Degustabox is that you get to sample a lot of very varied foods and drinks and the total retail price is usually double the price of the cost of the box. It’s a great way to find new foods for you and your family which you may not have considered in the usual weekly supermarket shop.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Kid’s Green Coco 80p
I just love the coconut water which you can now buy at most supermarket’s so I was keen to try this Green Coco juice and see if my two girls liked it too. The juice is made up from potassium rich banana and hydrating coconut water and is really tasty – which to be honest I was really surprised at as the combination doesn’t sound great. What I liked about this 200ml carton is that it comes with a straw making it perfect for kid’s lunch-boxes, and both my daughter’s really liked the taste and would be happy for me to add to their daily lunches. 
Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Fuel 10K £2.69

A new breakfast bar to the market – the Protibrick is the first wheat biscuit which has protein in it too, to keep you feeling fuller for longer.  Just like weetabix but with added protein to keep you fuller for longer the Protibrick was very well received in our family, it’s a good idea to include protein to give that extra kick to help you to feel fuller for longer. While the packaging is very masculine this is a breakfast cereal ideal for anyone in the family, I’m glad we tried it as I would definitely buy this again.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Slim Pasta £2.49 

I have never tried one of these low calorie, gluten and fat free pasta options but now that I have I would happily use it again for my family as we all really enjoyed it. A really good alternative if you are gluten intolerant, cutting back on the carbs or looking for a pasta suitable for coeliac or diabetic diets. Being low calorie too it is ideal to incorporate if you are trying to loose weight, it’s really filling too so it won’t leave you feeling hungry. It actually surprised me how much I liked this Slim Pasta and if you are unsure this month’s Degustabox is a perfect opportunity to give it a try too. It’s a very different way to store pasta, as it is in a plastic pouch filled with water and all you need to do is drain off the liquid, rinse and use, in this case it’s for lasagne and it made it very simple to use. 

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Sarson’s Balsamic Vinegar £2.00

Lara my youngest just loves to put vinegar on all her meals, so when I saw a new balsamic vinegar from Sarson’s I knew she would be happy to try it out! With balsamic from Modena this vinegar is great for salads and we have made quite a few very tasty vinaigrettes to accompany them. It’s good to try out a different balsamic vinegar as I do tend to always reach for the same one every time we run out, and we all found it very tasty and versatile.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Daelmans Dutch Waffles £2.00

There is something very special about caramel Dutch style waffles, where I grew up in Wales there were always waffles (straight from the waffle iron!) for sale at the market every Saturday and it became a bit of a ritual to have them every week.  So every time I see a packet I have to try them out! The Daelmans Dutch waffles are from a traditional family recipe and are very tasty, either eat them straight from the box or you can warm them through in the microwave for 10-20 seconds. They are so tasty that I assure you one box and you will be hooked.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

9 Bar Fruity £2.00

I find it so hard to find tasty yet healthy bar’s to have when hunger strikes as most are laden with sugar and make you feel just as guilty as if you have just eaten a chocolate bar! What I like about the 9 Bars is that they are packed full of seeds (sunflower, sesame and pumpkin) and dried fruits (apricot and dates) and although you do get your chocolate hit it’s in the more natural form of carob. At 213 calories in each bar they are lower in calories than many bars and tastier than I thought they would be, we all tried them and I would happily buy these again as the girls in particular really liked them as a snack after school.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Schwartz Grill Mates £2.19

Summer is really here when all the BBQ products start to appear on the shelves and this new product from Schwartz is ideal as a no mess (sort of!) marinade for meat, fish or vegetables. We had the Honey & Soy flavour in our Degustabox (there are five other flavours to buy) and all you need to do is add the meat, fish or vegetables to the bag but tearing it open, and then just re-seal, marinade and cook once ready. I liked the no-fuss feel to this marinade and although I did end up getting a little messy when I added the chicken pieces, it turned out really well and I liked the flavour, it has an asian feel to it with a little hit of garlic and we all liked the flavour as it wasn’t too artificial tasting and it was easy to use too.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Maggi 2 x £1.49

I have tried a few different Maggi products and in this month’s Degustabox there were two more to try out, Singapore curry chicken noodles and oriental 3 spice chicken noodles. Both are easy to make with a flavour sachet to add to the noodles with water, and very useful to have in the pantry ready when you want a fast meal.

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

Sweet Baby Ray’s Honey Barbecue Sauce £2.99 

A tasty and sweet barbecue sauce from the USA, great for all your barbecued food this Summer or as a dipping sauce. It has a smokey sweet flavour and was really good with home made burger’s for the family last weekend, I don’t usually opt for anything but tomato sauce but I did like the Sweet Baby Ray’s Sauce for a change and my girl’s have just loved trying it out and like it as much as they do tomato sauce now! 

Degustabox May review with new food ideas by subscription

That’s what was in the May Degustabox, and it offered great value for money as you would have paid £20.14 for the items in your local supermarket so for £12.99 it is a good saving. If you do decide to try the subscription box out use the code below to get the box for £9.99, saving £3.00.

If you would like more information on the Degustabox Subscription service head to the Degustabox website here, where you will find all the information you need to get your box delivered.

As a new customer the lovely folk at Degustabox have given a discount coupon of £3 off your first box so you can try it out for yourself, if you use the following code; 

Discount Coupon £3.00 off – FGWEN

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  1. June 24, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    You may want to check about the Maggi Noodles as they were recently subject to a product recall due to high levels of lead

    • June 24, 2015 / 9:16 pm

      Wow that's awful, I have just googled it and see that India have recalled and withdrawn Maggi noodles there due to the lead content – although there is no mention of other countries, thanks for the info I will definitely find out more information before I buy anymore.

  2. June 24, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    A really interesting selection. I do want to try the slim pasta, particularly as it is gluten free as well as low calorie.

  3. June 28, 2015 / 3:57 pm

    It is interesting to learn that the Slim Pasta is just as good as the normal one, I might give it a go, I love pasta and am trying to lose weight!

  4. kris
    June 30, 2015 / 9:18 am

    sounds great, do they do a vegetarian box?

  5. July 28, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    Would also like to know if they do a veggie box…

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