DegustaBox - February 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Another month means another DegustaBox, it's a subscription box that I always look forward to receiving, not only as I like the mystery of each box but I also love so many of the products and snacks I've received in the previous boxes. I am an ambassador so I am lucky enough to receive boxes to review including a couple of items that aren't included in all of the boxes.

*Primrose's Kitchen Raw Beetroot & Ginger Muesli (£4.99)
Let's start with the most gorgeously packaged muesli from Primrose's Kitchen which is the product of the month. It's handmade and slowly dehydrated to preserve the nutrients and flavour of the English beetroot, ginger, british gluten free oats, nuts, seeds and virgin coconut oil. The beetroot makes the oats a little pink, is amazing and it's 100% natural and vegan. I love the seeds, coconut and oats - it makes the texture interesting and it's great with oat milk but beetroot isn't a favourite food of mine. I'm definitely going to look into other flavours from this brand.
*Dr Karg's Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Crispbread (£2)
Next up, these delicious looking crisp breads from a German family bakery which contain organic wholegrains, pumpkin seeds, oats and Emmental cheese. They're suitable for vegetarians, they don't contain additives and they are high in fibre. They taste amazing, I love the inclusion of Emmental cheese (it's one of my favourites) and they would be perfect with dips.

*Tootsie Rolls (£2.50)
Last month's box contained Hersey chocolate and this month has another American product that's kind of a classic, even for a Brit. Tootsie Rolls are chewy almost caramel/taffy style candies. I'm not a fan of caramel or taffy so I don't think I'll like these especially as they have so many calories per serving.
*Haribo Fruitlicious (£1.29 each)
Back in primary school, Haribo were one of my favourite sweets! However, since becoming a vegetarian when I was 11, I couldn't eat them as they contain gelatine (an ingredient made from proteins extracted from the skin, bones and connective tissues of animals such as domesticated cattle, chicken, pigs and fish). Sadly, I can't eat these Haribo sweets.

*Millions Vimto Sweets
I've received the sweets in a previous box and I'm glad they're in this months box as they are so nostalgic for me. I love Vimto and these sweets have the exactly flavour of Vimto! Thankfully these sweets are suitable for vegetarians as they are gelatine free.

*The Protein Ball Co - Cherry & Almond (£1.99 each)
I was recently sent the two new flavours from The Protein Ball Co, my all time favourite being the raspberry brownie option so I'm glad that they're included in the February DegustaBox although they aren't my favourite flavour as I've never really been a fan of anything almond and cherry flavoured. I do love these snacks and I cannot recommend the amazing raspberry brownie flavour enough.

*True Nopal Cactus Water (£3.49)
I've tried all kinds of unusual drinks since starting my blog including black water but this has to be one of the more unusual - it's made of prickly pear cactus pulp and filtered water. The water is a pink colour and it tastes like very watered down berry flavoured cordial. It has half the calories of coconut water, it doesn't contain added sugar or sweeteners and it's a great alternative to sugary drinks or cordials.

*Emilys Crisps (£0.99)
This was the first item that I had to try as I've tried a few products from this brand before, in subscription boxes and I've purchased items online. I do like this brand, the packaging is amazing and they're great healthier snacks but I do prefer baked fruit snacks rather than these crunchy fruit and vegetable 'crisps'.
*Indie Bay Snacks - Pretzel Bites (£2.49)
The theme for the February box seems to be focused on movie snacks, on the whole, which I love as I've been looking for more unusual and healthier snack options. Firstly, can we take a moment to appreciate the gorgeous packaging! I love pretzels so these are great snacks for me as they are basically just small pretzel balls covered in black pepper. You could have received sunflower pretzel bites instead of the black pepper option that I received.
*KitKat Chunky - New York Cheesecake (£0.65)
We're not the final item, I feel as though this box had less items or maybe that's just because a couple of products had duplicates in the box. I have to admit the I'm not really a fan of biscuits and most chocolates bars and KitKats are among that group; however the various flavours that KitKat come out with every so often are intriguing - especially the international flavours. I haven't tried this one yet and I'm not sure if I'll like it but I'm sure so many people would be very happy to receive it in the February box.

Overall, I love receiving the boxes each month as I like the mystery, there's always something new in the boxes and I've found amazing cooking ingredients, drinks and snacks from these boxes that I've absolutely loved. I'm glad that this box was mainly snacks, there's a great range of snacks and my favourite items have to include the crisp breads, pretzel bites, millions and the cactus water along with the muesli which has the most gorgeous packaging.

Use the code KVAA2 to get your first box for only £7.99 which is amazing value! 

Have you tried the DegustaBox service? Have you tried any of these snacks? 

21 comments

  1. The sweets in this box look great but the beetroot museli sounds weird - haha x

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  2. I wonder when Haribo will up their game and start making vegetarian jellies! There is a good German brand here in Berlin that do them so luckily my sweet tooth is saved. I think there are veggie Percy Pigs too!

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  3. This looks sooo delicious!! Such a great range and selection of treats xx

    Lucy | www.lucy-cole.co.uk

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  4. The Pimerose's Kitchen Muesli sounds and looks so amazing, something I would be interested in trying so much! Thank you for sharing 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | www.alishavalerie.com

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  5. This looks like an AMAZING box. I'd definitely eat everything in it. And you're right, that muesli has the nicest packaging I've ever seen!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  6. I keep meaning to try out Degustabox because everyone raves about it x

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  7. The Chrisp breads sound delicious x

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  8. I totally want some of those pretzel bites! yum!!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

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  9. Haribo is still my favourite, and those sweeties look amazing! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  10. Hmm not sure how I feel about this box as most things I wouldn’t use but... the Kit Kat does catch my attention x

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  11. Haven't heard of this box before but it was good to learn about it from your post. Haven't tried a lot of these products but I wouldn't mind giving them a go sometime

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  12. What a fun box! I love that you get to try a bit of all sorts of random things I wouldn't pick up normally at the store!!

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  13. One word YUM! They should offer a vegan sub plan though x

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  14. I love that New York cheesecake kit Kat! So yummy. Those pretzel bites sound really nice too, and the sweets as well - yum! x

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  15. I love these boxes but I can't have them because I'm on a diet :'(

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  16. This all looks amazing! I’d love to try t.

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  17. These look lovely! I love the healthy snacks!

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  18. I loove Millions and the Vimto flavour sounds lovely! Also, Kit Kat Chunky New York Cheesecake? Yes please!!xo

    Char | www.charslittleblog.co.uk

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  19. Oh I'm craving Haribo after reading this! And those jellies look so yummy :)

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  20. I love how colourful all the products are in this Degusta Box! xx
    www.imjustagirl16.co.uk

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