DegustaBox March 2019 - Spring + Easter

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
I adore receiving my DegustaBox each month and no more so the this year as the boxes have so far, included a large number of vegan items which is perfect for me as I made the permanent switch from a vegetarian diet to a vegan diet at the start of 2019. I'm so happy that brand after brand is switching to vegan options! To get your box for only £7.99, use the code: KVAA2.

*DegustaBox March 2019 - Spring & Easter 
The March box is themed around spring and easter which is perfect for this time of the year as the weather is *starting* to become spring-like, even in Manchester. The box contains a few very well known brands such as Costa, Green & Black's and Weetabix but also a few lesser known brands including Forest Feast, Chum and Moose Juice, among others.

There are so many items within this box, I was surprised by just how many items there were (I am a DegustaBox ambassador so I do receive more items). The items range from chocolates, snacks, coffee and snack bars to energy drinks and on the go meal options. I have four favourites from this box and I know I'll be buying some of them in the future.
*Green and Black's Praline and Truffle Bars (89p each)
As the box is spring and easter themed, let's start with a couple of the chocolate items. Chocolate and snacks make up the majority of the box this month and I'm not mad about it at all! There are two Green and Black's bars within the March box which seem to be fairly new products or at least they are new to me. I received two flavours and while they aren't vegan, they do look delicious (I used to love Green and Black's chocolate) and I know that my mum loved both of them!
*Moose Juice Passion Fruit (£1.59)
One of my favourite items has to be the Moose Juice drink in the passion fruit flavour. I haven't heard of this brand before but it seems to be quite popular. It's a zero sugar energy drink that can be purchased from Holland Barrett and selected Sainsburys stores. I love anything that is passion fruit flavoured and while this one is subtle, I did love it - it's the first item I tried from the box and it's something I'll definitely look out for in the future.

*Jubel Alpine Beer Cut with Peach (£1.80)
The second drink from the box is a lager which has been combined with the zest of freshly ripe peaches. It is gluten free and vegan which is good to know. I adore the packaging, I like that it contains a more unusual flavour combination and I can't wait to try it.

*Weetabix On The Go - Strawberry (£1.49)
The final drink is the Weetabix 'on the go' drink in the strawberry flavour. It is a breakfast drink that contains iron, fibre and protein in a very convenient bottle so it would be perfect for commuting, travelling, camping or school - I would have loved something like this in school.
*Red Red Super Stews - Black Eyed Beans (£2.99)
Another vegan item is a lunch snack pot that contains black eyed beans and tomatoes. All of their instant stews are natural, plant based, vegan and inspired by African flavours. I love the packaging of these items and I also love that it is labelled as vegan too - so I know that there's no doubt as to whether it is or isn't. I haven't tried it yet as I'm a little cautious about spicy food but I will give it a go soon.

*Forest Feast Chocolate, Mango and Coconut Fruit Balls (£1.29)
Next up is another healthier snack item and it's from a brand I haven't ever heard of before, Forest Feast. I received two of these packets which are great small sizes to add to your handbag, luggage or your car for easy, on the go snacking.

*Forest Feast Mango (£1.29)
Also from the Forest Feast brand were two packets of their fair-trade dried mango which I finished in one day as I love dried fruit snacks, especially if it's strawberry, pineapple or mango. I loved these packets, they were so delicious and I will definitely be looking out of these in the future for low calorie, easy and heathy snacks.
*Ballymaloe Original Relish - gift 
Unlike all of the other items in the March box, this one doesn't have a price on the leaflet as it's described as a 'gift'. It's a mini pot of the Ballymaloe original relish which is gluten free and suitable for vegans. I don't think a DegustaBox has included a 'gift' for a while so it was a very nice surprise addition!

*Kind Snacks - Dark Chocolate, Nuts & Sea Salt (£1.35)
I did make a mistake with this delicious snack bar as I thought it was suitable for vegans as on the packet it says that it's 'dairy free' but annoying the bars do contain honey so they aren't suitable for vegans. The bars are so delicious and last year I tried quite a few of them and I cannot recommend them enough as they're yummy, filling and healthy snack bars.
*Chum Fruit Bites (79p)
The final snack item are some of my favourites from the box, along with the dried mango, energy drink and the Kind bar. I received one packet of the strawberry and one of the apple flavours, both of which I liked and would buy as they're healthy, cheap and easy snacks. My favourite of the two is definitely the strawberry option.

*Willie's Cacao Single Estate Chocolate (£1.99)
Lastly for the chocolate items is one of the most delicious sounding chocolate bars and one of the most luxe looking bars from all of the boxes this year. I received two of the Willies Single Estate Chocolate bars in the passion fruit flavour. They are chocolate bars with a juicy passion fruit centre which is quite unique and something I'd love to try if it was vegan. I think they'd make perfect little easter gifts (or a DegustaBox subscription would make a great easter gift).

*Costa Signature Blend Coffee Ground (£3.70)
The final item (I told you there were so many in this months box) is from Costa. I don't think there's been a Costa item within a DegustaBox before so it was a very pleasant surprise when I unboxed the March box - as always I share my blogger mail on my Instagram (@ofbeautyand). I tried this coffee almost instantly as I've been on the hunt for a delicious coffee option to replace my beloved latte sachets which I've had to give up as they contain milk powder. This coffee does need a cafetière which thankfully I do have and while it's a little more time consuming and messy compared to sachets, it's so delicious.

Don't forget to use the code KVAA2 to get your box for only £7.99 (instead of £12.99)!

Have you tried any of these items? What do you think of the March DegustaBox?

*Gifted

13 comments

  1. The boxes are always so delightful. This a great way to try new things to eat x

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  2. Oooh I love seeing your unboxing of this box! Some gorgeous treats!
    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Looks so good! I keep meaning to sign up

    http://littlemissmelanie.com

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  4. I’ll definitelt be on the look out for those Green and Black's Praline and Truffle Bars x

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  5. Love unboxings like this, I used to be subscribed to Degustabox and loved the products each month xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  6. The Green and Black's Praline chocolates sound amazing!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  7. The truffle bars sound amazing but I think I'm most jealous of the Costa coffee.

    Roxie | thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  8. These always look so good! I might need to start getting it!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  9. Those Green & Blacks bars are amazingly addictive x

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  10. Those Green & Black's bars sound amazing! Shame they aren't vegan x

    Sophie

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  11. Those green and blacks bars look so good! xx

    www.coleoftheball.com

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  12. ooh I need to try that moose juice

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