DegustaBox: Summer 2017

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Back in 2014 I tried the September Degusta subscription box which is a monthly food and snack box (£12.99) and loved it so I'm happy to be working with DegustaBox again! Each months box contains between 10 to 15 food, drink and snack items which I think is fantastic considering the low price and if you use the discount code KVAA2 it will make the box only £5.99 instead of £12.99.

I have the summer themed box and it contains nine separate items but I'm very lucky in that as I'm a brand ambassador I get to receive and try extra items too! The products within the summer box range from cereal and snacks to drinks and cooking ingredients with prices varying between £4.99 to 99p. The item total for this box is over £20 which is much more than the price of the box, especially if you use the discount code above!

*Thor Dry Apple Spritz Sparkling Drinks
I'm visiting Norway next month so it was a strange coincidence that I received two delicious drinks named after a norse god! I adore the packaging and even though I don't usually drink sparkling and carbonated drinks very often, I loved these! They are both so refreshing and perfect for summer. I've been drinking them both in the garden while the weather has been so sunny and warm. I think the mint flavour is my favourite of the two but they are both definitely worth looking out for.
*OLOVES Healthy Olive Snacks (99p each) 
I'm a sucker for packaging and these look amazing! I'm actually not a fan of olives but my mum loves them so she has taken these to work as a snack at lunchtime as working in a school and running after children is very tiring! She really liked these, they taste great and they are a perfect size to add into your bag or a lunch box! They are a perfect low calorie, healthy snack and they're suitable for vegans.

*Maille Dijon Original Mustard (£1.99)
The leaflet that explains all of the items in the box also has a couple of recipe ideas too and one of which involves this product (I love that there are recipe ideas using products from the box!) and while it isn't vegetarian, I know my dad would love to try the recipe. I don't like mustard on anything but within cheese pie - my auntie makes a delicious and probably extremely calorific cheese pie and she always adds mustard to I'm going to attempt to make my own with this and I think it would be amazing!

*Ryvita Thins - Three Cheese Flatbreads (£1.89)
Most of the items in this box would be great snacks or ingredients to make up a summer picnic and these flatbread crackers would be perfect on their own or with a dip. I've been eating them with my vegan ranch dip (cashew cream, fresh dill, oat milk, garlic, salt/pepper and apple cider vinegar) and they are so good. The flatbread crackers are so moreish and cheesy but they are surprisingly low in calories and contain a good amount of fibre.
*Rowntree's Randoms Sweets (£1.29) - product of the month
I really wanted to try these but they contain gelatine which I can't eat as I'm a vegetarian but myself and two friends went on a mini road trip to Chester a couple of days ago (which you will have seen on my Instagram Stories if you follow me there - you'll have also seen this DegustaBox unboxing too) so they ate these sweets and loved them.

*Weetabox Additions Coconut & Raisin (£2.99)
I used to have Weetabix regularly growing up but recently I've been opting for less healthy carb heavy breakfasts which aren't the best option so I was very glad to find this new and healthy breakfast cereal in the summer box. Now, coconut and raisin sounds like a very odd combination but actually I love it! I've been topping two of the Weetabix blocks with oat milk, maple syrup, banana and cinnamon dusted seeds for breakfast and I'm loving it so much!

*Frylight Cooking Spray with Avocado Oil (£2.99)
We were actually using the olive oil version before this one arrived and now I've switched to this new option. They are one calorie cooking sprays that are quick and easy to use; they make me use far less oil while cooking than a traditional bottle of olive oil. They're well worth buying as a healthier and easier option especially as one bottle lasts for ages.
*Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Red & White Quinoa (£1.99)
I am a big fan of quinoa but it is a pain to cook as it needs rinsing multiple times and cooking for a while; also I find I always overcook it so it's mushy and no one wants that! A pre-cooked packet of quinoa is a great addition to this box as it's so easy to add into anything from salads to a soup or as a replacement for rice or cous cous. I've added mine to salads with green beans, asparagus, rocket and lots of vegetarian parmesan *drools*.

*Blossom Hill Spritz Raspberry & Blackcurrant (£4.99)
I may be in my early to mid twenties but I don't actually drink often - I only tend to drink at blogger events or celebrations and even then only minimally so I will be saving this for a girls night in with friends or for a couple of birthdays that I have coming up this summer. It sounds like something I'd like as I love anything containing raspberries! This product is included in the alcohol version of the DegustaBox only and there are two flavours that you could receive.
*Crafted Mango and Passionfruit Drink (£1.80)

When I think of summer in terms of food and drink, I think of picnics in the sun (with bees flying around everywhere), salads, fresh smoothies and chilled fruit drinks. Mango and passionfruit are two of my favourite summer fruits so this juice drink is perfect! It's so delicious, summery, refreshing and the perfect drink while read in the garden or to add into a smoothie.

This is my first DegustaBox for a long time and I'm so impressed, not just with a amount of items and value for money but the quality, range of products and recipe ideas and discount codes included. This summer box was perfect especially with the lovely weather we've been having recently and I cannot recommend it enough!

Don't forget to use the discount code: KVAA2 to make the box only £5.99 instead of £12.99! 


Have you received any of the DegustaBox subscription boxes? Have you tried any of the products? 

15 comments

  1. This looks Really good! That mustard is my fave too! I've been to the shop in Paris and it was great!

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  2. This looks like the best box I've seen from them ever x

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  3. I loved this month's box! The bottle of Blossom Hill was delicious. I got the lemon and elderflower variety.

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  4. I can't believe how many products are in here for £12.99, let alone £5.99! xx

    Beautylymin

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  5. I think this is such a good value box! x

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  6. So many great products, what a bargain x

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  7. This month's box was just complete goals! It's so good I love it! 😍😍

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  8. Such a fab box! So many interesting goodies.

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  9. This box is so good I would use everything this month xxx

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  10. Some lovely things, I love randoms sweeties ha ha, the sparkling apple sounds lovely too xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

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  11. I love the idea of this!! Such a good way to try out new things I probably wouldn't normally pick up!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  12. The healthy olive snacks sound amazing! I have such an obsession with olives at the moment x

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  13. This box looks amazing. So many wonderful little treats x

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  14. Yum! What a great selection of treats!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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