DegustaBox - July 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
It's almost the end of July (where has July gone!) so that means it is time for my review of the July DegustaBox. I am lucky enough to be a DegustaBox ambassador so I receive their boxes to review on my blog, although all opinions are my own. Also, as an ambassador, I may receive extra items or more flavours (so I can try more than one of the opinions available) than you will receive if you subscribe. 

*DegustaBox - July 2020 
Each box contains a wide range of snacks, drinks and cooking ingredients for a variety of tastes and diets. Additionally, each box has a theme and the theme for July was 'summer'. The items in the July box are mostly sweet items, rather than the usual mix but they're all great opinions to share as part of a socially distanced summer picnic or snacks for a summer staycation. While this box isn't my favourite of 2020 so far, there are a few items that I loved! 
*Bebeto Part Mix Tub (£2)
There are so many sweet treats within this box so if you have a sweet tooth then you'll have loved this months box. I don't typically have a sweet tooth as I prefer savoury food but I do have one weakness...gummy sweets! I have been ordering from Vegummies during lockdown which has been fulfilling my vegan sweet craving. Sadly the huge tub of sweets within the July box aren't vegetarian or vegan so I passed them onto my mum as she shared them with all of the children in her class as a leaving treat and they loved them. 

*Golden Creek Maple Syrup (£2.49)
I'm reviewing the super sugary options first and my favourite of the sugary treats has to be the Canadian maple syrup blended with sugar syrup. I absolutely love the adorable packaging and I love maple syrup so this item was always going to be one of my favourites from this months selection!
*Natvia Natural Sweetener (£5)
The most expensive item in the July box is a tub of natural sweetener from Natvia which is a brand I haven't tried before. It is composed of naturally sourced GMO free ingredients and can be used not only within hot drinks but also cooking and baking. I have only tried one sweetener before and it wasn't too pleasant but thankfully this one is much better. It isn't sugar but it is sweet enough within hot drinks (I haven't tried it in baking yet) and it doesn't have much of an aftertaste, thankfully. 

*Nesquik All Natural Milkshake Powder (£1.89)
Sticking with more 'natural and healthier' sweet treats is a milkshake powder which contains five natural ingredients including raw sugar cane. It doesn't contain artificial sweeteners or flavourings and the paper packaging is fully recyclable - that is something I hope more manufacturers opt for. I personally don't like milkshakes but I know that so many people love Nesquik!
*Manilife Peanut Butter (60p each)
Two of my favourite items from the box are the two mini tubs of peanut butter. They've been including in a previous DegustaBox and I loved them so I was very happy to receive more! I love peanut butter on toast, within baking and most of all, in thai peanut noodle dishes! I love the original but my favourite of the two is the deep roast crunchy peanut butter. 

*Premier Protein Chocolate Brownie Protein Bar (£1.49)
Usually there are a few snack bars within each box but this month there's only one and it sounds delicious; sadly it isn't vegan though. The bar contains a whopping 20g of protein and only 1.3g of sugar so it is a healthier snack for work, school or on the go. 
*Skinny Food Co Samples 
Moving onto the more savoury options and the first is a mix between savoury and sweet. They are listed as a 'gift' on the leaflet which is something DegustaBox include every so often. You will find a surprise bag of four samples from The Skinny Food Co in your box. Within mine I received the mayo, garlic mayo (obviously the one I was most excited about), ketchup and white chocolate syrup. They contain zero calories which definitely intrigued me and I had high hopes but sadly they were not for me. I didn't read the packaging before trying them after seeing the vegan label and they all (even the mayo and garlic mayo) contain added sweeteners which makes them far, far too sweet for me - not impressed. 

Plant Pops Popped Lotus Seeds - Peanut Butter (£1.50)
Let's get the other disappointing product out of the way and sadly it's the popped lotus seeds snack. I haven't tried lotus seeds before so I was interested to give them a go, especially as they are peanut butter flavoured and we all know how much I love peanut butter. Sadly, they had quite an unusual flavour that we didn't enjoy unfortunately. 
*Pravha Lighter Tasting Pilsner (£2)
The last category and the final three products are all drinks, including the alcoholic item in the box. I personally don't love beer or lager but my dad does so I'm going to pass on this pilsner (a type of lager from the Czech Republic) to him to see if he likes it. 

*Wunda Milk Alternative (£1.99)
The penultimate item is a dairy free milk alternative which is high in protein, low in sugar, low in fat and it is fortified with vitamins including A, D, B2 and B12. I have personally never really consumed cows milk even as a child and over the past five or so years I've only been using oat and almond milk, both of which I love, so I'm interested to try a new alternative. 

Minor Figures Nitro Cold Brew (£1.95)
Last but not least is a cold brew coffee that comes in the most instagram-worthy packaging! I've seen this brand online but haven't tried any of their products. I have the mocha flavour but there are two others you could have received instead. It is a light, dairy free drink that has no added sugar. I really liked this drink and I definitely want to try the other flavours. 

Have you tried any of these products? Don't forget to use the code: DTPL4 to get your box for only £9.99!

9 comments

  1. Oh yum! The nesquik looks amazing! It was such a childhood favourite of mine

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  2. These sound like a great mix of products. I've got some of the skinny co sauces to try but haven't done so yet.

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  3. Sounds like a great box. I’ve tried Pop Chips before and they’re pretty good!

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  4. The Natvia stuff is great! I use it in puddings and cooking xx

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  5. I used to love getting Degustabox each month xx

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  6. It's a shame the Plant Pops weren't great, they sounded really nice! x

    Sophie

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  7. I love these posts, Heather, on these enticing boxes. Really must venture onto one! John x

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  8. Always a fan of gelatin-free gummies!

    Jasmine xx

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  9. I really want to try one of these boxes as it looks like you get such a good range of things to try xx

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