Tuesday, 4 September 2018

The August Degustabox review

Just as I was battening down the hatches and getting everything ready to send the kids back to school, the doorbell rang and ... oh yes, it's the end of the month, that means it's time for the latest Degustabox to be delivered !

Without further ado, I sat down and unpacked everything, calling the kids to find out what was hiding in the box. This month's box has a  Back to work / School theme, as well as a #degustabreakfast section with the breakfast products. So, are you ready? Let's find out what was hiding inside !

First up, these two bags of LioBites, in both Mango & Coconut and Mango, Banana & Passion Fruit Smoothie Bites. These 100% natural food crisps count as one of your five a day, have no added sugar, they're vegan and also gluten free. More to the point, they're very tasty.

Moving on, Illy Instant Coffee - unfortunately, nobody at The Madhouse is a coffee drinker at the moment, so I'll take this to work.

Good Hemp is an unsweetened, dairy free milk substitute that is a source of omega 3. For now, I've put it in the cupboard. (For more information, head over to https://www.goodhempfood.com/.)

Spectacular Grains is a blend of raspberries and apple, with toasted spelt and pepped buckwheat. Each 45g portion contains 172 calories (9%), 3.3g fat (5%), 0.5g saturates (3%), 7.9g sugars (9%) and 0.17g salt (3%) of an adult's reference intake and 100g of product typically contains 382 calories. This might put you off eating another bowlful because, if you just go on taste alone, it's pretty tasty !

Next up, we have two products from Maggi : their Three Minute Noodles, in Chicken flavour, and their Sticky Hoisin Duck Fusian, which contains a mixture of noodles, veggies, spices and sunflower oil. Both are very tasty for adding to a main meal or for eating as a swift lunch option.

The drinks in this month's box were all things I'd never heard of before, which is a good thing in my view. 

First up, we discovered Gunna and their two offerings : on the left, a "sparkling blend of natural gingers & cola tonic" and on the right, a "sparkling blend of natural ginger and aromatic flavours". Promising a mixture that is low in sugar but offering a great taste, I sampled one of the cans and I wasn't disappointed.  

There was also a can of Crooked Beverage Co Alcoholic Soda, in Dayglo Skies, which is Raspberry & Lime. This tastes very similar to the other Alcopops that I've tried in other Degustaboxes - a nice, refreshing, fruity drink that can be drunk in the middle of a Sunday afternoon.

There was also a tin of John West Infusions Salad Tuna Fillets with a Chilli & Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Dressing. This is a natural source of protein and can be mashed up and eaten in sandwiches or served on top of a salad.

Rowntrees Randoms offer the great 100% fruity flavour with 30% less sugar, but they still taste plenty sweet enough for us. 

And finally, Boka Choco Mallow and Apple Cinnamon Cereal Bars both look very tasty and have been hidden away for me to take back to work next week. Each 40g bar contains under 100 calories and just 1 or 2% of the fat, sugar, saturates and salt. The perfect way to stay on track when I go back to work.

 There were two money off vouchers in this latest box - £1 off your next purchase of Illy Instant Smooth Taste and 50p off Crooked. 

This month, you're given the chance to take part in the Degustabox photo context and win a free Degustabox. Get your entries in by the 15th September !

A subscription to Degustabox costs £12.99 per month including delivery, with each box having a value of much more than that, but the great news is, I have a discount coupon code for you which means you'll get the first box for just £7.99 - enter code 0BS6T at the checkout.

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Disclosure : We received the box in order to write an honest review. As a Degustabox blogger, I receive all of the products that go into the monthly boxes, but subscribers may not get exactly the same selection.


  1. The smoothie bites sound good

    1. Hello I am Anna - the founder of LioBites- thank you for the great review and lovely comments - the Smoothie Bites are on offer on our website at https://www.liobites.com/shop

  2. The smoothie bites do sound amazing

    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Sam :) Anna from LioBites

  3. Great selection! I love the look of the Boka bars.


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