Degustabox Review for April 2017
My April Degustabox was a very good one! It had many delightful treats that I loved trying, and one that I did not. (Read to the bottom of this post and you shall see which one I was not very impressed with.) But your opinion just might differ from mine if you have a more 'adventurous palate' than I do.
Regardless, I love Degustabox and it is my very favorite monthly subscription box. I look forward to its arrival every month. Read below to see what goodies came in this month's box:
Cafe Bustelo Instant Coffee Single Serve Packets. Each box contains 6 single serve packets and is ready to go where you go. I don't drink coffee, but I am certain that my daughter-in-law will enjoy these.
Lingonberries are a super fruit with antioxidant benefits. This small red berry has been picked and enjoyed since Viking times. Its piquant sweet and tart flavor makes it as unique as it is delicious. Felix jams are made of simple ingredients: handpicked wild lingonberries, pure sugar and fresh water, in a time-tested recipe.
I had just ran out of jelly, and my son, Braxton always enjoys peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in his school lunch. I think he really liked this delicious Lingonberry jam. I certainly thought it was delicious. I just had never heard of lingonberries before. I thought I was aware of every berry on earth, but apparently there are many out there. Very tasty, kind of like a small, tarte blueberry.
What a great concept! You can melt these little morsels right in the package, and then drizzle the melted salted caramel onto pretzels, strawberries, cookies, cake pops and other treats. Or, you can just do as I did; open them up and devour each one before you get the chance to drizzle it onto anything at all. Perhaps next time? They are simply irresistible.
PERi-PERi sauce is made with African Bird's Eye Chilli and a blend of ingredients – onion, sun-ripened lemons, garlic, and spices. This one is full of flavor with loads of garlic for company.
Shame on me, for I have not tried this sauce yet. I love spicy and I love garlic, so I am betting it will be very delicious!
PR Bars are certified gluten-free and packed with the perfect blend of carbs and vitamins to boost energy and endurance when you need it most. I love healthful energy bars. This one was delicious. It is what my body needs!
USDA certified organic free range chicken breast, roasted right in the can without added water or fillers. Moist and flavorful, Wild Planet roasted chicken is perfect for salads, burritos, soups or any favorite recipe. I used it to make the most delicious chicken salad sandwiches ever! I add a little bit of mayo and a nice amount of homemade zucchini relish. (Contact me if you want the recipe for the relish. It is so delicious!)
BETTER OATS® 100% premium steel cut oats are cut thick to preserve their natural texture. By adding flax seeds, we ensure that our oats deliver more than just great taste and texture but are a good source of ALA Omega-3. I love how the packets have measuring cup pouches so that you can add the perfect amount of water. Delicious and nutritious.
These all natural, soft, buttery caramels are made with real butter and sweetened condensed milk to create an indulgent, sweet treat. They certainly did not last long around here. Maybe five minutes? So good!
An easy way (just 3 steps!) to make homemade hummus. BUSH'S Hummus Made Easy®, available in the bean aisle, is the perfect blend of simple ingredients like tahini, olive oil and spices. Just blend with a can of BUSH'S® Beans for a delicious, homemade hummus. BUSH'S Hummus Made Easy® is available in 3 flavors: Classic, Roasted Red Pepper and Southwest Black Bean.
Since this is such an easy way to make my favorite snack, you bet I will keep on buying it!
All natural ingredients and sweetened with a touch of stevia, with zero calories these could quickly become your favorite afternoon indulgence. I haven't tried this tea. My daughter says it takes a special machine to make it, and I am not familiar with this brand, so I do not know for sure.
Tomato Concentrated in all its forms is a great way to bring flavour, texture and colour to your cooking. It is perfect for recipes that require long cooking times such as bolognaise sauce, casseroles and stews. But it can also be used in quick recipes: a dash of seasoning for pasta or a sauce to go with a dish. Contains large quantities of vitamins, minerals and Lycopene, a powerful natural anti-oxidant , 100% Italian tomatoes. I have not tried this products yet. I will try to remember to use it next time I cook up a delightful stew. Or homemade chili? Hmmm.
There I was, happily munching on one of these three bags of neat looking bags of snacks, sitting on the couch, thinking they were kind of tasty. I offered a bag to my daughter, who tasted one and asked if these were corn chips. I looked at the bag and saw the words 'cricket flour' and I almost spit out my snacks I was eating. Crickets? I was eating crickets?????? I am still completely grossed out. This will teach me to not look at ingredients before I taste them. My daughter, however, was unfazed and ate another one. I'm sorry, I cannot knowingly eat bugs. I just can't.
"Chiridos air-puffed snack chips come in three bold and delicious flavors inspired by chapulines, a traditional snack from Mexico. Chiridos are made with lentils and cricket flour and contain 5 grams of protein and a full serving of iron in each 128-calorie bag. With their light and crunchy texture, craveable taste and consumer-friendly pricing, Chiridos are the sustainable, healthy snack you can't stop munching...." Well, I CAN.
All-Natural Zenify is infused with the same stress-relieving antioxidants found in 15 cups of green tea, with no caffeine. Zenify helps keep you sharp, focused, and productive throughout the day!
I gave this drink to my daughter, who is kind of stressing out lately from planning her wedding. Well, she told me that is tasted like 'fizzy water or some kind of energy drink' and she didn't really enjoy it. So, I am not certain if this beverage really works or not.
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.