February Degustabox Review – My Family Ties

When I got the text telling me that my next Degustabox was on it’s way, I was excited to see what this month’s box would hold. The last two boxes I have found I have used all the goodies inside so on first glance I was really happy to see products we would all like.

Once thing I have to tell you about the Degustabox experience is that when your delivery driver gives you your box and you open it up, you will find that each product, even if it is breakable, is very well packaged and protected so no fear of breakages or spills.  

I know I give the run down every month but if you haven’t heard of the Degustabox subscription service before, it is a monthly taster box of many new and existing brands to showcase their new products to you as they are just hitting the supermarkets. 

The beauty of the Degustabox is that trying out all these new products isn’t going to cost you the same amount as buying them in your local supermarket, as you pay a monthly fee of £12.99 but the products will always exceed £20.00 giving you a great saving.

February Degustabox Review

February Degustabox review

February Degustabox review

February’s Degustabox
Melba Thins £1.39
These were the first products we tried, and the thing I loved first about this product is that there are 10 sealed packets of the Melba Thins, making them ideal for lunch boxes ( I am always looking for new and tasty things to add to the kids lunch boxes!) 
The Melba Thins are crisp and tasty and I served them up for lunch for us all with some of the Whole Earth peanut butter and some avocado.  I think the biggest fan was my teenager Siobhan who has instructed me to buy lots more as she just loved to snack on these with cheese or peanut butter. 
The benefit of having the individual snack packs as well as being handy for lunch boxes is that they stay nice and fresh until you need them so no going stale in the cupboard!

Peanut Hottie £3.00

We all tried this out with different expectations as my oldest loved the idea but my youngest didn’t!  It tastes as it sounds just like a hot peanut drink, all you have to do is add hot water. A different and savoury alternative to your usual cup of tea or coffee and I found it was nice for a change.  At 83 calories per cup and blended with real peanuts it is a creamy, nutty and very different drink.

February Degustabox review

Laimon Fresh £1.99

I have seen Laimon Fresh in the supermarket’s but never tried it so I couldn’t wait to try it out. I wasn’t disappointed as it tastes lovely and refreshing, I am not a fan of fizzy drinks but this drink is light with natural ingredients, and the combination of sparkling lemon, lime and mint is really different and delicious. 

Jack Link’s £1.39

Jack Link’s is the world’s best selling meat snacks company, and this original beef snack although not something I would look to buy, was really tasty with a little bite of spice. What surprised me the most was how much my daughter’s liked it, I thought my OH would love it (he did) but didn’t think the girls would, it’s so great to see them trying something new and liking it (if only my teen was this way with vegetables!)

Schwartz Flavour Shots 2 X £1.40

What a convenient and clever idea for throwing together a tasty meal, just add a few ingredients and the Schwartz Flavour Shot and you have a meal with plenty of spices and seasonings. I do like to have products like this in the cupboards ready for making something a little different but also quick, so if you are short on time these are really handy. 

I made the Spanish Paella with chicken and arborio rice and it was a brilliant mid week family meal, which we all liked. I made the recipe using chicken, onion, garlic, rice and herbs and served it with a salad, it was a very quick and tasty evening meal.

February Degustabox Review

February Degustabox Review

Beet It Sport –  2 X £1.85

Beetroot is known for it’s heath benefits and recently studies have found that it can greatly enhance the performance during sports. When I saw the Beet It pro-elite bar I knew this would be perfect for my OH as he is training for several triathlons this year, and already drinks beetroot juice while he is training. 

The Beet It Sports bar was a bright purple colour and with 50% oats is a great slow release energy bar when you are doing your favourite sport. It is a beetroot and oat flapjack and we both found it to be very tasty, my OH took it out on a bike ride with him and found it helped curb the hunger pangs on a long training ride.

Lily O’Briens – Cocoa Cookie Crunch £2.60

It’s always nice to have a treat and this month it was Ireland’s delicious chocolatier that brought a new and very tasty product to try. In a sealable pouch to keep in the freshness, the Cocoa Cookie Crunch pieces are pieces of biscuit covered in chocolate and a very moorish taste. What a welcome sight this month as although we have been on a healthier path since January we allow one day a week to have a few treats and it was great to share these.

February Degustabox review

American Muffin Company 2 X £2.50

These brownie bites area gluten free, wheat free and all in sealed packets within the container, very useful to have if you, someone in your family, or friends have a gluten or wheat intolerance.

They are really moist and chocolatey and so tasty, the result is they didn’t last long and were a huge success for an afternoon tea treat. 

February Degustabox review

Whole Earth Peanut Butter  £3.19 

It’s great to see a peanut butter which adds the goodness from sunflower, pumpkin and flaxseed, giving the spread a higher protein content making it a great spread for breakfast time.  The Whole Earth Peanut Butter was great on toast and in sandwiches and unusually both of my daughters really liked it, it’s only a shame I can’t put it in their school lunch boxes!

February Degustabox review
February’s Degustabox offered great value for money as you would have paid £25.06 for the items in your local supermarket so for £12.99 it offers excellent value. 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 do pop over 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 people 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 – 7G1K7 

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  1. March 18, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I always love seeing what's in these boxes each month, it's always an interesting mix.

  2. March 19, 2015 / 7:48 pm

    I signed up to degustabox for the first time this month! Loved the box – the lily o brains chocs were amazing!