Firstly I am fully aware that this is my third consecutive Degustabox blog post. I do have other blog posts in the pipeline such as a beginner’s guide to York and a book review of Autism, Anxiety and Me by Emma Louise Bridge but I need to do more preparation for them such as sorting out photos for the former and re-reading some diary entries in the book for the latter.
Anyway onto what I thought of the July 2018 Degustabox now. Unfortunately I decided to cancel my Degustabox subscription again because I’ve been having some financial concerns recently so this is going to be my last written review of the box for now.
In the July Degustabox I received the following:
London Flavours Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar and Cheddar & Red Onion Crisps
This is one brand I hadn’t heard about prior to receiving my box but I really like the packaging of these crisps. The Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar ones have a design that is inspired by the millennium while the Cheddar & Red Onion ones have a design that is inspired by the 1960s. Both flavours were delicious but I thought the Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar ones tasted the strongest.
Peckish Rice Crackers Cheddar Cheese Flavour
I was pleased to receive another Peckish product in the Degustabox and these were as enjoyable as the barbecue snacks from the June box. The crackers were great to eat with houmous, dips, cold cooked meat and salad vegetables.
Ribena Sparkling Blackcurrant and Pineapple & Passion Fruit
I first heard of these drinks when I saw they are served in restaurants such as Harvester and Toby Carvery. Each drink is under 15 calories per bottle and I enjoyed both flavours, especially the classic Blackcurrant one.
Heinz Salad Cream
Although I am already familiar with this condiment I was content to receive it in my box. The bottle was smaller than I expected but it was a good staple to have on standby. One of the many possible ways I ate this salad cream was with a homemade sausage roll and some salad.
Percol Iced Coffee Flat White and Protein Latte
Prior to acquiring this iced coffee brand I have tried other brands such as Jimmy’s Iced Coffee and Starbucks. The Protein Latte was my favourite of the two because it didn’t taste too bitter unlike the Flat White one. I will definitely try the Protein Latte variety again.
Cadbury Highlights Milk Choc Instant Hot Chocolate
Besides Options, Cadbury Highlights is one of my favourite brands of lower calorie instant hot chocolate. Even though I found it unusual to receive during the heatwave I saw on Instagram that I could use the Cadbury Highlights to make a milkshake, which was ideal for the warmer climate. I blended the powder with some skimmed milk and it was very tasty. I also made a chocolate and banana milkshake using the powder. While the weather cooled down for a bit I enjoyed drinking this hot in the evening.
Rowntrees 30% Less Sugar Fruit Pastilles
The original Fruit Pastilles were some of my favourite sweets growing up so I was intrigued to receive them in a share bag albeit with 30% less sugar than regular Fruit Pastilles. The reduced sugar version was just as fruity as the original although slightly less sweet, which makes a lot of sense.
Pulsin Raw Choc Brownie – Salted Caramel, Capsicana Mexican Guacamole Mix, Capsicana Brazilian Paprika & Spices and Miso Tasty Aka Red Miso Soup
I donated these items to my local food bank because they all contain or can be mixed with ingredients I don’t like. The Capsicana products came with coupons to get money off them and I gave them to my mum.
All in all I was slightly more pleased with the July 2018 box than the June 2018 box because I had fewer items to donate to the food bank. My favourite products were the London Flavour Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar crisps, the Peckish Cheddar Cheese rice crackers, the Blackcurrant Ribena Sparkling, the Heinz Salad Cream, the Percol Iced Coffee Protein Latte, the Cadbury Highlights and the 30% Less Sugar Fruit Pastilles. I am sad that I had to cancel my Degustabox for the time being but I am not sure if I will resubscribe in future, especially if I have recently applied for a job and if I get it then I most likely won’t be in to receive the boxes.
You can watch my unboxing and review video for the July 2018 Degustabox here:
Degustabox U.K. website: https://www.degustabox.com/en/
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.