DegustaBox - August 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
I'm so lucky to receive the amazing monthly DegustaBox food subscription boxes to review, especially as I receive extra items from both the alcohol and non-alcohol boxes. I've been receiving the boxes for a while and I have definitely had favourite boxes but this year has included so many amazing products, particularly for vegetarians and vegans. Don't forget to use the code: DTPL4 to get £5 off your box!

*DegustaBox - August 2019 
I love the themes for each month, the plethora of items and the wide variety of brands and products included too. I think the boxes would be perfect for students, flatmates or a small family to share as there's always a good selection of items for various ages and diets. The theme for the August box was 'back to school and on the go', which is ideal for this time of the year.
*Fruit Bowl Unicorn Flakes and Strawberry Yoghurt (49p per pack)
As the theme would suggest, there's a great range of small lunchbox sized snacks for children within the August box, including a few packets of snacks from the brand Fruit Bowl. I think this brand has been included in previous boxes and I think they are great 'healthier' options for lunchboxes, compared to chocolate bars, for example. Within the box I received the very cutely packaged 'unicorn flakes' and the strawberry yoghurt snacks.

*KitKat Senses Bars (85p each)
Another brand that has been included in various boxes previously is KitKat which used to be one of my favourite chocolate bar brands. I tried the senses bars when they were first released last year, thanks to the Degustabox food subscription boxes and I loved them. The hazelnut and salted caramel options were definitely my favourite but I think everyone will love these.
*Mighty Fine Dark Chocolate Almond Dips 
Sticking with the theme of chocolatey snacks is the Mighty Fine almonds which are coated in dark chocolate. I love snacks like this as they are a treat but they're still a little healthy...I do want to try more from this brand and I think it will be a hit for so many people as an on the go snack.

*Jelly Squeeze (50p each)
Lastly for the sweet snacks are the Jelly Squeeze packets which contain a thin jelly that is suitable for vegans - that's amazing. They don't contain artificial sweeteners or added sugar and they are low calorie so they are the ideal sweet treat but with none of the guilt or calories. The texture is a little strange though as it's a thin jelly consistency.
*NuttVia Hazelnut Spread 
Speaking of healthier sweet treats, the Nuttvia hazelnut spread is a spread that contains 97% less sugar compared to similar products so if you do want a healthier option then maybe check it out. It also doesn't contain palm oil which is another plus! You could add it to toast, porridge or pancakes!

*Manilife Peanut Butter (59p each)
My favourite items from the August box is a three way tie between the two Manilife peanut butter flavours and the Pure Leaf black chai tea, the latter is reviewed below. I adore peanut butter, of any kind, so I knew I'd like these samples of the original crunchy peanut butter and the deep roast smooth peanut butter. I cannot recommend them enough as they are amazing on toast and in porridge - go and buy them asap!
*Ufit Chocolate Protein Drink (2 each)
A year or two ago on my veggie food blog, I reviewed some of these protein drinks and I loved them at the time but now I'm vegan so it's not something I can eat. However, when I did try them, the chocolate flavour was definitely my favourite.

*Heinz Beef Ravioli (£1.25)
Next up is a bit of a different product and it is also quite nostalgic to me as I used to have items like this from Heinz after school. Their macaroni cheese was my favourite but I would have liked this one as a child too. Again, I'm vegan so it's not something I'll eat but I am going to pass it onto a friend for her little boy as I think he'll like it.

*Cheeshapes Strings + Things (£1.50)
Another product I think my friends little boy will like are the new Strings and Things 'cheeshapes' which are little cheesestrings (which I adored growing up!) but they are in random shapes - similar to those randoms sweets. I think it's a great idea and six year old Heather would have gone a little crazy for them!
*Blossom Hill Pale Rose (£6.50)
If you choose the box that can contains alcohol then you'll have received the Blossom Hill Pale Rose. I don't drink very often, usually only during very special events but when I do, I definitely prefer a dry rose. I think this delicate, floral rose with notes of summer fruits will be perfect!

*Attack a Snak Nachos (£1.50)
The final snack of the box (there were a lot of snacks within this box - I'm not complaining) is quite unusual but also quite amazing and I really wish it was vegan as I would have devoured it instantly. It's a nachos snack pack that comes with tortilla chips, salsa and nacho cheese - similar to the lunchables I had growing up. I passed this onto my sister and she really liked it; I think it would be the perfect lunchbox addition.

*Pure Leaf Tea (£3.99 each)
I mentioned earlier that some of my favourite items from the box included the peanut butter and the tea items so here's the tea review! I haven't tried this brand before but I will have to try more in the future as I love the packaging and the flavours. My favourite of the three flavours I received (green tea with mint, black chai and green tea with jasmine), is definitely the black chai which is the only chai tea I've tried that isn't bitter. The flavour is amazing and I cannot recommend it enough!

 Don't forget to use the code: DTPL4 to get £5 off your box!

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

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16 comments

  1. These look delicious

    Candice || natalyaammour.com

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  2. I've never seen that Nacho set before but it looks yummy

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  3. Oh wow! All of the products this month sound great. The unicorn flakes sound absolutely adorable and I'd probably love these even if they were meant for kids! I haven't tried the KitKat Senses yet but the flavours they have look yummy and, even though I don't like nuts, I think I'd try since they're covered in chocolate! xD

    Daisy xoxo | TheDeeWhoLived

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  4. Oooh the pure leaf tea looks right up my street!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  5. I’ll definitely be looking into those Almond Dips for sure! X

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  6. I am a huge fan of Green Tea with Jasmine, so I would have liked this too x

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  7. Some great products in here x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  8. Ooh the kitkat senses bars look delish xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  9. Oh that's such a good box! I really need to think about ordering it again xx

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  10. Great variety of products. The chocolate coated almonds sound delicious x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  11. I love green tea - I always have a box of the teabags at work to avoid the coffee!

    Jasmine xx



    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  12. oohhh everything looks great - lots of treats for rainy days!
    Em x

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  13. Degustabox always has such wonderful and unique products inside!

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  14. Those almond dips have sold it for me! x

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