Degusta Box July 2019 Review

This month’s box came with the following items:

Ribena Frusion Blackcurrant Water Infused with Kiwi

I had already tried the blueberry version of this and it was okay. When I received the version with kiwi fruit, I was sceptical to begin with because I had recently gone off the taste of kiwi fruit (it is now too sharp for my tastes) after not having eaten it for a while. Upon trying the blackcurrant and kiwi drink, I actually liked the kiwi notes because they reminded me of the sweeter kiwi fruit taste before the actual fruit became too sharp for me. The blackcurrant taste was more subtle.   

Le Sirop de Monin Limited Edition Butterscotch

I love Monin coffee syrups, especially caramel, vanilla, hazelnut and cinnamon, so I was excited to receive this limited edition butterscotch version in my box. I tried this syrup in coffee and a chocolate milkshake and while the flavour was quite weak in the coffee (I put it down to not adding enough syrup), it was lovely in the milkshake (where I added enough syrup to make the flavour stand out). The syrup has the familiar sweet and buttery notes of butterscotch. The box also came with a leaflet containing drink recipes that use the syrup. My mum has also tried the butterscotch syrup and she likes it too.

Kallø Milk Chocolate Belgian Milk Chocolate Rice Cake Minis

I have tried other rice cake snacks in the past such as Snack a Jacks Sour Cream and Chive and Caramel flavours, so I was happy to find these in the box. The pack consisted of four mini packs and each mini pack contains six mini rice cakes. The chocolate on the rice cakes is lovely, they are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. I love the cute packaging with the squirrel on it too.

Deli Kitchen 4 Greek Style Flatbreads

I have received other Deli Kitchen products in previous Degusta Boxes before such as Skinny Wraps and Brioche Flatbreads, so I was intrigued to see the Greek Style Flatbreads. I ate two of these flatbreads with homemade lamb skewers and homemade tzatziki and I thought this was a perfect way to eat the flatbreads.

Rowntree’s Randoms Sours and Squish’ems

After having received the original Randoms in the June box, I was quite happy to find the Sours and the Squish’ems in the July box.

Randoms Sours 2

While I was sceptical to receive the Sours at first because I’m not usually a fan of sour sweets, I decided to give them a chance. While they were sour to begin with, they gradually became sweeter much like Sour Patch Kids. I especially liked the liquid-filled sweets because they reminded me of a sour version of Bursting Bugs (remember those?) from back in the day.

Randoms Squishems 2

The Squish’ems were my favourite out of the two varieties of Randoms I received in this month’s box. They were pleasantly sweet and fruity and lived up to their name with their squishy texture.

Two other kinds of Randoms I would like to try are the Foamies and the Juicers. I hope to receive them in not-too-distant future editions of the Degusta Box soon.

Ape Crunchy Coconut Bites with Sesame Seed

I first saw these in my local Co-Op and they looked interesting, but I never occurred to purchase them to begin with. They looked promising when I found them in the box so when I tried them, I was extremely satisfied with how crispy they were, they tasted sweet enough despite them having no added sugar and the sesame seeds added an extra layer of crunch. I have since repurchased these from the Co-Op and another variety I would like to try are the chocolate ones I have added to my next Ocado order.

Simply Cook Piri Piri Chicken 3 Step Cooking Set; Mister Free’d Tortilla Chips Beetroot with Onion; Ravish Pineapple & Yuzu Salsa; and Frank’s Red Hot Original Hot Sauce

These are the items I donated to my local food bank because I don’t like beetroot (unless it’s in chocolate cake) while I was worried the other three items would be too spicy for my liking; however I might use the Simply Cook vouchers to try one kit for free in store or to get four cooking sets for £1.00 online and in the post as long as they don’t contain ingredients that might be too spicy for me.

The box also came with a WufWuf.co.uk voucher to get 50% off a customer’s first subscription box for dogs. Since I don’t own a dog as pets are not allowed in my flat anyway, I didn’t use this voucher.

Degusta Box Spot the Difference

There was a contest with the July 2019 box. On the reverse of the items list is a game of Spot the Difference. The picture of the game was posted on the Degusta Box U.K. Facebook and Instagram accounts and participants had to comment on the picture by using emojis that represented the five differences they spotted. Five winners were selected on Facebook while the other five were selected on Instagram. Each winner won 25 Degusta points, which eventually go towards a free Degusta  Box once 100 points are collected.

Degusta Box July 19 Flatlay

Overall, I was pleased with the majority of items in this month’s Degusta Box save a few disappointments. My favourite products were the Le Sirop de Monin Limited Edition Butterscotch, the Kallø Milk Chocolate Belgian Milk Chocolate Rice Cake Minis, the Deli Kitchen 4 Greek Style Flatbreads, the Rowntree’s Randoms Squish’ems and the Ape Crunchy Coconut Bites with Sesame Seed. The Ribena Frusion Blackcurrant Water Infused with Kiwi and the Rowntree’s Randoms Sours were satisfactory. The most disappointing items were definitely those I donated to my local food bank.

Degusta Box U.K. website: https://www.degustabox.com/en/

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored blog post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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