This month I got my first ever Degustabox! I’m trialling it for review for three months, so keep your eyes peeled on the blog throughout summer if you’re waiting in the wings thinking about buying it. If you do want in, I got you covered, use the following discount code for £3 off:
Let’s start with a product that I was already more than familiar with, as you are, I presume. Rekorderlig is a reliably sweet, summery drink. If you’re into your “proper” cider then this isn’t what you want, but if you like the stuff that’s just grown-up juice (as I sometimes do) then go ahead and get some in.
Best enjoyed in the back garden with nibbly things. This smaller can be gotten hold of for £1.49, and is also available in a 4 pack.
These, however, I had never seen before. Melba Thins Multigrain can apparently be found knocking about in Tesco for £1.39. I gave them a go with a bit of cream cheese and mackerel pate (separately, I’m not an animal) and they’re pretty good.
I’d put them a few streets ahead of Ryvita in that they don’t taste like cardboard, a good alternative to an oatcake if you want something that tastes a bit more bread-y.
Now for the coolest thing in the box, hands down. A vodka ice pop.
Yep, pretty revolutionary. If there had been a few more of these in the box I would have been one happy bunny, I’d say out of all of them, this is the product I’m most likely to repurchase. Icycl are flogging these for £2.50 a pop – kinda pricy at first glance if you ask me, but cheaper than a shot (at least where I’m from). You can buy them here.
For the record, it didn’t set perfectly in the freezer – not like a classic ice pole anyway – and I’m guessing this is due to the alcohol content? But other than that, it’s a proper stand up summer must-have, I confidently recommend it!
This next one terrified me when I opened the box because I’m kind of on a serious weight loss roll at the moment and brioche is delicious and I can eat a lot of it. Unnecessarily long sentence? Good, it reflects my panic.
So, I did the sensible thing. Tried one of each and sent the rest home with my Grandparents. They then ate all of them in one day so it’s safe to presume they’re tasty.
Brioche Pasquier are individually wrapped (for picnic-y convenience). In honesty, I wouldn’t repurchase because I would always opt for home baked but if you’re into this sort of thing, this brand is a safe bet.
These guys and me are best buds already, I kinda love kallo. Their rebrand took them to a whole new level of awesome packaging-wise and I’m yet to try a product that I don’t like.
Salt and vinegar crisps are (in case you don’t already know) probably my biggest “bad food” weakness, I can eat a worrying amount of them in one sitting. I’d love to say that these are a fitting replacement, but fried and delicious they ain’t, so unfortunately I can’t. They’re tasty in their own right though.
If you’ve got a sweet tooth you’ll like the caramel chocolate ricecakes, personally I prefer their dark chocolate ones – they feel a bit less naughty.
This one’s interesting. If I had to liken it to another taste, I would say Love Chin Chin is like eating Curiously Cinnamon straight outta the box (not a bad thing).
They’re kind of really high in calories but probably worth picking up out of curiosity.
OK full disclosure, I hate coconut water, I was never going to be a good judge of Vybe Juice, and I can’t find anybody who does like it! Sorry guys. Google ‘Degustabox June Review’ if you’re curious, I’m sure another blogger has something to say about it..
Is it just me or has this been the longest blog post ever? Apols if you’re still with me, I’ll make the next one snappier, there’s just so much to get through!
Zeo drinks were enjoyed in the sun and I can’t wait to get backing with Coconom coconut sugar.
Don’t forget that discount code NMIWC if you wanna get a box for £3 off!