DegustaBox: August 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018
I'm lucky enough to receive a few subscription boxes to review, one of which is DegustaBox, and I'm so grateful! All of the boxes I've received have been fantastic and I'm always excited to see what I've received - I love the mystery of subscription boxes. As I'm lucky enough to be a DegustaBox ambassador, I receive items (one or two) from the alcohol box and others that you won't receive in yours.

*DegustaBox - August 2018 (use the code KVAA2 to get your box for £7.99)
I like the themed boxes but this one doesn't really have a theme apart from a variety of useful items and snacks as well as breakfast goodies. I hope they make a fully halloween themed box! There are twelve items in the box which are all full sized and range from noodles and snacks to drinks, cereal and sweets. I always love the variety of these boxes, especially as a vegetarian and I know that they'll be numerous items from me in each box.

*Dorset Cereals Spectacular Grains (£3.49)
Let's start with my favourite item in terms of packaging and the product itself and one of the breakfast items. There are three flavours available but I received the raspberries and apple with toasted spelt and popped buckwheat. I am SO glad that I received this flavour option as I adore raspberries, apples and the popped buckwheat tastes like popcorn, yes! This is by far one of my absolute favourite items from this box and from the past couple of boxes.
*Liobites Smoothie Bites (£1.99 each)
Now onto my second favourite items from the box! I've tried these in a previous box and loved them so I glad to have more flavours. They are natural fruit crisps, they're 100% natural and high in nutrients - they are vegan too. Additionally, each packet is one of your five a day, talk about healthy snacking. I received both flavours but the mango, banana and passionfruit bites are my favourite.

*Rowntree's Randoms 30% Less Sugar Pouch (£1.29)
I think I received something very similar in last months box and sadly again as I'm a vegetarian I can't eat these as they contain gelatine but I will definitely pass these onto a friend as I know they'll love them. If they made a vegetarian version of these, I'd be so happy!
*Boka Bar (75p each)
Switching back to the healthy snacks are these two Boka Bars which are low fat, low sugar and low salt cereal bars - they are also under 100 calories. I am going on holiday today as you are reading this and I'm taking these bars along with the drinks with me for the long train journey as they'll be perfect. I think I'm going to love both but especially the apple and cinnamon flavoured bar, particularly with autumn just around the corner.

*Crooked Beverage Co Alcoholic Soda (£2 each)
The product of the month for August is a beautifully designed and packaged alcoholic soda from Crooked Beverage Co. There are three flavours you could receive but I received the raspberry lime flavour - I love anything raspberry flavoured. I have tried a little of this and loved it - I definitely prefer non-artificial flavoured drinks and this ticks that box. It's only 46 calories and is made with natural ingredients rather than heavy syrup and synthetic flavours.
*Gunna Craft Soft Drinks (£1.09 each)
If you opted for the alcohol box then you'll have received the soda I previously mentioned but there are soft drinks for the non-alcohol box. You receive two flavour out of a range of four and I received the natural ginger and aromatic flavour as well as the natural lemon and mint, the latter was my favourite as I'm not a fan of ginger as a flavour - unless it is in gingerbread! They contain less sugar that other soft drinks and they contain 100% natural flavours.

*Maggi Noodles (£1.39)
One of my favourite foods to eat are noodles, I absolutely adore noodles although these didn't state that they were suitable for vegetarians so I wasn't sure. I've googled it a little and I'm still not sure, there seems to be some ambiguity as to whether Maggi noodles are suitable for vegetarians or not.
*Good Hemp Unsweetened Dairy Free Drink (£1.60)
Next up is a product I almost bought myself a month or so ago, hemp milk. I have been drinking and using oat milk for years and now I've switched over to almond milk. I have wanted try other dairy free milk options for a while so I'm glad there's one in this months box. It's gluten, lactose and dairy free and it is free from nuts, soya and genetically modified ingredients. It definitely has more of a taste to it compared to the oat milk and almond milk I've tried - I need to try it out a little more.

*Illy Instant Smooth Taste Coffee (£5.85)
The most expensive item in the box is this coffee that I'm yet to try. It's a brand I've seen everywhere and the decscription on the DegustaBox leaflet sounds delicious - "well balanced, velvety coffee characterised by sweet, floral and fruity notes - naturally fragrant with aromas of almond and honey". I adore coffee, I drink it every day so I cannot wait to try this.
*John West Infusions Salad Tuna Fillets (£2.29)
I'm sure that this is another brand we have received in a previous box, although it was a while ago. I'm a vegetarian so this isn't for me at all but my dad loves tinned fish (it smells disgusting to me though) and he really liked it!

Overall, this was a fantastic box and one that the timing of was perfect as I was going to buy trains snacks the day it arrived but I don't need to now thanks to the Liobites smoothie bites and the Boka Bars as well as the drinks. My favourite items in the box have to include the delicious cereal, the smoothies bites and the soft drinks.

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

Have you tried any of these products? Are you subscribed to DegustaBox

18 comments

  1. Oh wow it looks so good! I want a box of food delivered to my door too!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  2. I love Degustabox - it's always like a present when it arrives. I get so excited!

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  3. What a great mix of food items. I love Dorset cereals. I used to live not to far from the factory, so cool to see them in this box! looks like a really great way to try out some new food x

    Violethollow.com

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  4. Raspberry alcoholic soda!! I'm in.. I'm so in...
    xo Leros | AboutEos

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  5. I could do with all these treats right now tbh x

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  6. I’m very interested in those Boka bars wooo

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  7. Love the look of the yummy goodies in this box! x

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  8. This subscription box looks amazing. Everything looks and sounds so good, especially the Boka bars and the smoothie bites.
    Clem xx
    www.clemloves.co.uk

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  9. The cereal sounds delicious. I love raspberry and apples.

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  10. I love the good hemp milk! So delicious!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  11. I like the look of this box, I like the mixture of products available x

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  12. Reading this has made me sooo hungry aha x

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  13. I like how there is a good mix of sweet and savoury food.

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  14. These boxes always look like a great range of snacks!

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  15. wow i love them boxes! amazing post thanks for sharing


    jadieegosh

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  16. These smoothie bites sound so good xx

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  17. Always love this post! x

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