The first product out of the Degustabox was the jar of Haywards Piccalilli, which was really well received by my OH as he loves accompaniments with plenty of taste with his meals. It was really chunky and tangy, and went really well with a cooked ham we had made, and although our daughters weren’t too keen, it was a real change to have such a traditional preserve.
Kabuto Noodles £2.00
We are big fan’s of these noodles so it was good to see a new flavour Miso Ramen, which was very tasty and perfect for a speedy lunch. We liked the portability of the noodles, and as my OH is a paramedic this was a meal I could pack away for him to make quickly and fill him up on the go. The Ramen broth with miso and soy, egg noodles and vegetables tasted very authentically asian. This would be a really good quick and tasty meal and if you have children who are sporty and have after school clubs this is a great alternative to a fast food snack, and just as quick.
Little Miracles £ 1.49 Each
From Little Miracles there were two new drinks which are non-carbonated with no artificial colours, flavours or sweeteners. The white tea and cherry had ginseng, agave and acai and was very refreshing and light. The black tea and peach had ginseng, acai and agave and although a little stronger in taste was a very tasty drink. I do drink a lot of green tea so the taste of a tea based drink is very appealing, and the concept of these drinks is to give you a natural lift in energy with the added ginseng and agave. I found them best served chilled and a refreshing change to my usual hot green tea drink.
Alfa One Rice Bran Oil £2.00
This rice bran oil contains plant sterols which have shown to reduce cholesterol absorption, it is also high in antioxidants and Vitamin E making it one of the healthiest choices in the supermarkets when you are looking for cooking oils which are healthy as well as versatile. The taste is not overpowering which is great as it then means I used it in many different ways for the whole family.
Koko Dairy Free £1.39
We have been looking for a dairy free alternative to the usual cow’s milk we drink as although none of us in our family have any intolerance, we are not big fan’s of the taste of cow’s milk. So when I saw the Koko Dairy Free I was glad to give it a try and see if we all liked it. The dairy free milk from Koko uses freshly pressed coconut milk, it has less calories too, no cholesterol and is 100% allergen free. We tried it on our usual breakfast cereals and barely noticed a difference as the taste isn’t a strong taste of coconut but very mild. We also tried in in a fruit smoothie, and it worked really well and was a big hit with my daughter’s who both loved the taste of it. If you do have an intolerance to lactose this is a great alternative which delivers on taste and is very well priced too.
Sukrin Bread Mix £5.00
A loaf ready to bake, but in a packet! The Sukrin Bread Mix is a low carb bread which is free from wheat, gluten, egg, sugar, yeast and soya. Each slice of the bread has only 1 gram of carbs, and it comes with a handy tin to bake the bread in. All you need to do is add water and stir, return to the tin tray and put into the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes and it’s ready to eat. The bread itself was tasty and filling and we all enjoyed it, what I really like about this is that it’s simple to bake, and suitable for so many people who suffer from intolerance’s and allergies.
In this month’s Degustabox you either get an alcoholic or a non alcoholic drink, which are:
Magner’s Light Orchard Berries £1.25
It’s been a while since I had any alcohol as we have been alcohol free since after Christmas so this was a light change and it was very refreshing. I would definitely buy this again as it was lower in alcohol and a perfect drink choice for a Saturday night for me.
A straightforward juice of two apple’s and two pear’s with Simplee Aloe made a very tasty and refreshing drink, that I ended up taking with me to have after my swimming class.
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