If you’re a regular visitor to the world of blogging, you’ll have no doubt read about or ordered some kind of monthly delivery box. It’s a pretty saturated market, especially in the beauty field, but there’s never been one that’s taken my fancy enough to actually hand over my money. I spotted Degusta Box on a few other blogs and when they offered to send me their November box to try I was so excited! I’d pick food over make-up any day, and a monthly box delivered to my flat full of new and delicious things for me to try appeals massively. So what’s in the November Degusta Box?
I’d pick food over make-up any day, and a monthly box delivered to my flat full of new and delicious things for me to try appeals massively. So what’s in the November Degusta Box?
Pip organic cloudy apple juice: I’m a huge fan of Copella apple juice so I was really looking forward to trying this. Gone are the days of concentrated apple juice that’s verging on neon green in colour and tastes of pure sugar. This isn’t as sour as Copella, so if you’re looking for a sweeter option, this is great.
Montano cider: I’m not a fan of cider, but in the name of research I obviously had to give this a go! I find cider too dry normally, but this was more medium-dry and its sparkling nature made it a lot more palatable. I think it would be great with a big bowl of pasta and tomato sauce.
Cool Dawn recovery drink: Obviously ‘recovery’ means ‘hangover’. I obviously wasn’t going to drink irrespoinsibly to try this, it just so happens that last night I had a little bit too much red wine and actually really needed this this morning. Made from yuzu juice and with a licorice aftertaste, I can’t say it was delicious, but it felt like it did the job of Lucozade!
Drink Me Chai spiced chai latte: I have a couple of friends who are obsessed with chai, but it hasn’t long been on my radar. I’m a tea drinker over coffee, so a latte was scary territory for me, however I loved this. With a distinctive cinnamon taste, this is perfect for Winter months and makes me feel even more Christmassy.
Branston Mediterranean Tomato Chutney: Oh I love a chutney. I live for cheese and biscuits (normally accompanied by a game of Scrabble). This is great with a sharp, strong cheddar and crostinis.
Kent’s Kitchen BBQ flavour shots: These are a quick dinner’s best friend. I’ve thrown one in with some diced chicken and served with spicy potato wedges and it was a great flavour and extremely easy to use. I’d like to try this with pulled pork and wild rice, so I think that’s next on my to-eat list! I’m also going to search out the fajita flavour as well.
Holy Cow curry sauces: There were actually two of these in the box: goan prawn curry and madras, but I couldn’t resist trying the madras one before I took these photos! The packs say to literally just chuck in the sauce with meat and stir and it will serve two people. I live in a flat of three people so I bulked it up with a tin of chopped tomatoes, a bit of garam masala and some peppers and courgettes. This gave it a lot more oomph and made it a heartier meal than it would have been otherwise.
Limited edition Port and Stilton Kettle Chips: If I’m completely honest, I can’t think of a flavour that appeals to me less. I think port and stilton are extreme ends of the taste scale and generally you love or hate them, and I’m very much the latter. Of course, I tried them anyway! The overwhelming flavour is definitely stilton, and although I couldn’t help but still love the texture of Kettle Chips (which are easily my favourite crisps), the taste wasn’t quite for me.
Lindt Lindor My Melting Moment: Without a doubt, Lindor is my favourite chocolate. I’m not much of a chocolate eater on the whole, but I can eat these until I feel like I’m going to pass out. In cute festive packaging they make the perfect stocking filler or work pick-me-up.
Degusta Box is £12.99 a month, but clearly you get a value worth much more than that. You can get £3 off your first box with this exclusive code to Charlie, Distracted readers! Just enter in the code EM4UD at the checkout.
(I was sent the November Degusta Box for complimentary review and all opinions are honest and unbiased)