DegustaBox - March 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Today's post is all about the new March 2021 DegustaBox which is based around the theme of 'hello spring' which is a fantastic theme and I genuinely cannot wait for spring to start as winter seems to have been here for too long! I can't wait for spring flowers, warmer weather and sunny days which bring with them so much positivity - I think we could all do with some positivity right now. 

*DegustaBox - March 2021 
As always the box contains a wide range of products and brands from well known brand names to lesser known ones. The variety of items is great within this months box as there's a selection of snacks, drinks and a few savoury options as well as some breakfast items too. Sadly there aren't as much vegan options in this months box but I think it is a good all round box for spring.
Enervit Protein (£2.50 per bar)
Let's start with the sweet treats, the first being a protein snack bar from Enervit Protein which is a brand I haven't heard of before. You should receive one of two bars in your box - I received the chocolate and vanilla option. Each bar contains 20g of protein and is free from gluten and palm oil; also the bars are low in sugar. 

Mallow & Marsh Vanilla Marshmallow Bar (£1.35 each) 
The second and final snack bar is a marshmallow bar from a brand that has been included in a DegustaBox previously. It looks like an interesting brand and I love the packaging but sadly it isn't vegan otherwise I would have devoured it instantly as a vanilla marshmallow coated in Belgian milk chocolate sounds heavenly. 
Smarties Sharing Block (£1 each)
I'll stick with the theme of sweet treats as there's a new one on the block! Smarties have recently released a new sharing block which is contained in a brand new wrapper that is made of paper packaging so you can easily recycle it which I think is fantastic - I wish more brands had packaging like this. You should receive one of two flavours in your box, either milk chocolate or orange and I received the latter. I think so many people would be happy to see this product in their box; I used to eat Smarties so much growing up! 

Maynards Bassetts Fruit Smoothie Jellies (£1.32) 
Another great sharing sweet item is the fruit smoothie jellies which contain real fruit puree and are a source of vitamins C and E so they are a little healthier as far as candy goes. The sweet contain flavour combinations such as banana and strawberry, mango and passionfruit, pomegranate and berry and lastly pineapple and lemon, all of them sound so delicious. Sadly these sweet contain gelatine, which is an ingredient I personally choose not to eat, but if they didn't, I would love these. 

Brynmor Flapjacks (£2 per box) 
I love flapjacks, there were something we always ate growing up and I have tried this brand of flapjacks in a previous Degustabox and liked them so much! They have vegetarian and vegan options and they are all baked in Wales. You will receive one of three flavours in your box, either apple and raspberry, dark chocolate and ginger or caramel fudge. I would have loved the chocolate one which is vegan although all three flavours sound yummy and great for on the go snacking. 

Pitch Bloc 'O' Choc (£1.40)
There are so many wonderful snacks in the box that would be ideal for sharing with your household or bubble! This delicious French brand has been included in previous boxes and I have tried products from them multiple times before and loved everything I've tried. Again, they would be great for on the go, at work or as a picnic item when the weather becomes a little warmer which will hopefully be very soon. 
Hippeas Chickpea Puff Snacks (99p per bag) 
I ate these puff snacks almost instantly as I've tried them before and loved them! They are vegan, gluten free and less than 91 calories per bag which is great. I have only tried a couple of their flavours but I definitely need to try more as I personally really like these snacks.

Mug Shot Mighty Chicken and Mushroom Noodles (£1.49)
I used to love Mug Shot pastas growing up - I ate them so much and I always loved each one. This flavour is made with natural flavours and it suitable for vegetarians - it would be a quick and easy snack or lunch especially at work. 

Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar (£1.29) 
Onto a couple of cooking ingredients from Filippo Berio including two 100ml sized bottles of olive oil and balsamic vinegar - the smaller bottles are just the cutest. It has been the UK's favourite olive oil for over 40 years! We have been using this brand of olive oil for so many years and love using it so I'm glad to have more. I used both yesterday for a salad and I'm very happy with them - such a great addition to the March box. 
Organic Cheerios - Honey & Chocolate (£3)
Moving onto a couple of great breakfast options, the first is another new product. Cheerios now have a certified organic cereal that is made using organic honey hoops that are from organically-farmed whole grains as well as chocolate cereal pieces. Cheerios were my favourite cereal for years and these sound very yummy - I think I need to purchase a new box of original Cheerios asap. 

Kellogg's Crunchy Nut Peanut Butter (£2.50)
The final food item before the drinks in the box is a very interesting item and one I haven't seen before - it is the DegustaBox product of the month for March! Kellogg's have a crunchy nut peanut butter which is something I definitely should have known about before as I love both of those items...It combines a smooth peanut butter with crunchy honey roasted peanuts which sounds utterly heavenly. 
Esprala Apple and Red Plum Fruit Drink (£1.09) 
Lastly onto a couple of drinks included in the box, the first is a vegan fruit drink from a new-to-me brand. The drink doesn't contain added sugar and it is only 43 calories per serving. I tried this drink yesterday and really liked it; it has a very refreshing, sweet and fruity flavour that reminds me of a drink I loved years ago but can't remember the name of. Such a light, fresh drink for spring! 

Lucozade Zero Tropical (£1.49)
The final product in the box is the latest flavour from Lucozade - I love that DegustaBox typically includes new or recently launched products in their boxes. The flavour is pineapple and mango and it contains, as the name suggests, zero sugar which is great. Also, the bottle is now fully recyclable which is fantastic for the environment. I tried it this morning and I love the flavour of this new drink and again, it is a great option for spring.

Have you tried any of these products? 

* AD - gifted item sent to me, not paid