It's been a long time since I had a Degustabox and I must admit that I missed them because Arran and I found so many new food brands that have become staples in our kitchen when cooking. The August Degustabox* landed on my doorstep last week, full of delightful treats to try and experiment with. From popcorn and muesli to curry pastes and beer, there was something for both of us.
Sweet & Sticky Tabasco Sauce -
Barbecue sauce is something we usually keep in the cupboard ready for chips or takeaways but we're not very adventurous when buying it so this one has been great to use on chicken and pulled pork thanks to its smokey flavour of chipotle sauce which is one of my favourite sauces to have at The Handmade Burger Company.
Clipper Tea -
As someone who is partial to green tea, I have a cupboard full of Clippers and various flavours. Clippers uses Southern Indian tea leaves which makes it light and clear with a subtle taste which is perfect as it doesn't overpower your taste buds. It's something that I find myself having on a Saturday morning to slowly ease myself into the weekend.
The Aromaric Thai Noodles and Moroccan Cous Cous Nutripots aren't something that I would usually try but they've been handy for quick lunches. Nutripots contain 50% of all 28 minerals and vitamins that your body requires everyday. The Aromatic Thai Noodles have a slight kick and was my favourite out of the two pots. I do love cous cous but it gets a bit boring after too much. I would definitely buy the noodle pot again though.
Dorset Cereals Bircher Muesli -
When Arran is on one of his many health kicks, muesli is something that maintains a spot in our cupboards. Overnnight oats is a Slimming World favourite but can take some time to get right whereas this just takes 30 minutes so it's great for Arran to grab before work and for me to eat while catching up on my emails.
Get More Multivitamins -
Get more vitamins is a spring water that contains vitamins that your body needs. Containing no added sugars and natural flavours, the drinks are a great way to keep yourself hydrated while obtaining the vitamins you require. There are six varieties available and I really like the green tea version.
Oloves is something that we have in the house without fail with it being a personal favourite of ours. Coming in 4 juicy and tasty flavours, Oloves are de-piped and the perfect snack whether you are out and about or just having a day at home. These low calorie olives are freshly packed and sealed so that you get a great taste every time.
Mahou Cinco Estrellas -
Whenever we fly to Spain, Mahou has always been our go to beer, so to find it in this months box brought back good memories. At 5.1%, Mahou is slightly on the stronger side for beer but tasty nonetheless. It has a mild taste that is perfect to have on hot summer day.
Geeta's Curry Pastes -
Curry is probably one of our favourite meals to have as you have the opportunity to combine so many different flavours and ingredients. Geeta's medium Tikka and Rogan Josh pastes use their own unique blend of spices to help create an easy dish and are perfect for a do it yourself date night. We just added poppadoms and a couple of naans to our meal.
Willy Chase's Fit Corn -
Now who doesn't love popcorn?! Fit Corn is sowed and harvested from Chase's farm in Herefordshire, using all local ingredients. This helps provide a fresh taste and texture that you don't get with many others. As we usually keep a good variety in our cupboards, Willy Chase's Fit Corn has found itself right at home.
Rakusen's Snackers -
Whenever we fancy a light snack we always find ourselves eating crackers with smoked salmon so the Rakusen's snackers are perfect for this. Coming in both Plain and Gluten Free, at 1% fat they are a great snack to have when you feel peckish. We just add lots of toppings for a mini canape selection to enjoy on the sofa!
If you like what you see in this month's Degustabox then you can get £7 off your very own box using the code BLDEG15!