Degusta Box – February Edition

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The “Sweatcoin” app has now become a permanent resident on the home screen of my phone, and I’ve been racking up the Sweatcoins as I’ve been walking to and from lectures. When I’d decided that I’d gathered enough Sweatcoins, I thought I’d spend a few of them on a discount code for Degustabox. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a Subscription Box addict – so this purchase was a bit of an obvious choice.

For £5.99 I wasn’t really expecting a lot. I didn’t know what kind of products would be sent out – and as I can be bit fussy I wasn’t even sure if I’d like any of the food inside anyway… However, I was more than pleasantly surprised – and I would definitely buy from this company again.

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  1. True Nopal Cactus Water RRP: £3.49

Cactus Water. Did anyone actually know that this existed? I’m familiar with Coconut Water and similar products – but Cactus water? Really? I was a bit nervous about trying it – especially because this stuff is pink – but it actually tastes (and smells) just like weak apple juice. The packaging claims that this water has half the calorie and sugar content of Coconut Water – and if that’s the case, I’ll definitely be looking into swapping my usual Coconut Water consumption for this Cactus alternative!

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2. Taylors of Harrogate Coffee RRP: £4.49

(I’m not a coffee drinker, but I know my family will absolutely love trying this out)

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3. Dr Karg’s Organic Emmental Cheese and Pumpkin Seed Crisp Bread RRP: £2.00

I usually prefer to eat crackers and crisp breads as an alternative to usual bread, simply because I find them more fulfilling and slightly more interesting than a piece of limp white stodge. Therefore, I was really pleased to see a new (to me) flavour of crisp bread in this box. I’d never heard of this brand before, but I love the rustic packaging and the cheese/pumpkin seed flavour combination so I’ll be looking forward to snacking on these later on in the week.

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4. The Protein Ball Company – Cherry and Almond RRP: £1.99 per bag

This was the first product in the box that I couldn’t actually try to due to my nut allergy – *boo*, *hiss* – so my brother selflessly decided to take these off my hands. I have been reliably informed that these are very tasty – and as the two bags are already gone, I think it’s safe to say that he’s probably right.

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5. Michel et Augustin Chocolate and Hazelnut Cookies RRP: £1.60

Another product to be gifted straight to my brother was this pack of cookies. With a melty chocolate middle and real hazelnuts, these cookies look absolutely delicious. If it weren’t for those pesky hazelnuts, these cookies would have been eaten by me straight away! But again, it seems like this sweet treat was a huge hit – and for £1.60 for 2 cookies, you can’t really complain at the price.

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6. Emily Crisps – Apple RRP: £0.99

Apple crisps are my favourite flavour of fruit crisp, so I was really lucky to receive these instead of the banana and pineapple alternatives. I absolutely love dried fruit and fruit crisps as healthier, low calorie alternatives to the fried potato crisps I usually end up snacking on throughout the day. I may have to start buying these more often…

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Family Selection:

7. Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites RRP: £2.49

Quinoa pretzel bites. Another product I hadn’t encountered up to this point. These again are a healthier alternative to crisps and are packed full of protein and fibre. My Mum will probably be testing these for me because I’m not a massive fan of Quinoa on the best of days, but if these taste like *actual* pretzels, I might have to see if they have some other flavours available.

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8. Tootsie Roll Midgees RRP: £2.50

I’m 20 years old and I’m pretty sure I’ve never ever seen a Tootsie Roll before. After growing up with American TV and hearing the name mentioned in hundreds of SitCom episodes you’d think I’d be curious enough to test them out – but not until now. Due to the reaction of my Dad and brother, I’m can see that these will be a family favourite before too long – I’ll be hiding the bag now…

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9. Haribo Fruitilicious RRP: £1.29

I think I was most excited about finding these sweets in the box… I love all things Haribo and all things sweet-related so I’m more than happy to have two bags of these. Apparently these are “Share Sized” and contain “6 portions”, but I have a feeling they’ll be gone within the first two seconds of being opened.

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10. KitKat Chunky New York Cheesecake RRP: £0.65

I had no idea that KitKat had alternative flavours available, so I’m looking forward to trying this out. However, I’m hoping that this won’t be as sickly-sweet as I’m thinking it will be…

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–> Also, if the great products in this box aren’t enough to convince you to subscribe to this service (regular price £12.99 per month) you can always use the wrapping as a saddle/blanket/bed for your pets…


Song Recommendation:

Roy Orbison –> I Drove All Night

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