Degustabox Review for December 2017
When it comes to monthly monthly subscription food boxes, my very favorite is Degustabox! Each month I receive a large box filled with full-sized goodies from Degustabox. There's always something sweet, something salty, something healthful and something to use in a recipe....plus more! More often than not, I am introduced to foods that I would have not otherwise have tried. I have discovered many new delicious treats that I had never heard of. Degustabox is so much fun. I look forward to it every month!
Here is my last Degustabox delivery of 2017. It was a fun and festive treat-filled delight!
Here are the goodies that were in December's box:
Made in Italy, Barilla® Sun-dried Tomato Pesto delivers the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with finely diced sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and oregano. Enjoy this flavorful pesto on pastas, sandwiches, pizzas, and more. I added it to my spaghetti sauce last week, and it was superb!
Make Perfect pasta in 60 seconds! Barilla Ready Pasta is a delicious, fully cooked pasta that is ready in just 60 seconds. Simply heat the pouch in the microwave then top with your favorite ingredients for a delicious dish in minutes.
Barilla Ready Pasta makes my life a whole lot easier when all I have to do is just heat it up and add a sauce to it. Yum!
Mulino Bianco's Sfilati with Green and Black Olives are delicious! These oven-baked breadsticks are inspired by the traditional long and thin Italian "sfilatino" bread, similar to a baguette. I could just snack on them all day long. They are very flavorful and satisfying.
Mulino Bianco Baiocchi are delicious sandwich cookies filled with sweet hazelnut and chocolate cream between two rich biscuits. In Italy, Baiocchi was once the name of an ancient Italian coin, which is where the unique shape and design come from today.
As for me, I love these delicious cookies. They remind me of Nutella cookies!
SuckerPunch Gourmet was founded in 2011 by stay-at-home dad, part-time artist, and champion of flavor, David van Alphen. David set out to create a better pickle. Tired of all those pansy cucumbers in brine, he began experimenting with spice combinations galore. After months of trial and error, he created what we believe is the "perfect" pickle. At first the 15 spices give you a slight taste of dill, followed by a bit of sweetness and then POW, you get sucker punched with a bold rush of flavors and a little bit of heat.
These pickles were probably my favorite treat in December's Degustabox. I am a pickle lover, and no one else in my family really understands that, nor do they understand a good pickle. That means there are more for me, and that is fine.
BRIANNAS Creamy Balsamic Vinegarette (sorry the photo is sideways!)
A creamy balsamic vinaigrette made with a careful selection of flavorful ingredients, including honey, balsamic vinegar, garlic, grape juice and spices. Bring a unique addition to your dining menu by dressing up your salads or perfectly glazing or marinating poultry, meats and seafood. I LOVE BRIANNAS salad dressings! This line of 15 delicious gourmet dressings contain no trans-fat or high fructose corn syrup. Thirteen of the flavors are gluten free, one is fat-free, and one is sugar free. I am in absolute heaven when I grace my salads with BRIANNAS salad dressings. They are perfect!
It’s made with real beets and flavored with balsamic vinegar & sea salt. A baked snack with a delicious tangy twist. Okay, I take it back that the pickles were my fave snack from December's box. THESE BEET CRACKERS are my newest obsession in life. I am so in love with them! Beets are becoming one of my favorite foods because of how healthful and delicious they are, especially with vinegar. In fact, now I want to run to the store and grab another box, even though it is freezing outside. Totally worth it.
Cauli Rice has as much as 75% fewer calories than normal white rice and only 4 grams of carbs per 100g serving. It is the world's first shelf stable cauliflower rice. Preservative free & Gluten Free.
I have not tried this cauli-rice yet. Shame on me. I truly hope that when I do try it, I hope that I love it because it would make life so much easier to be eating healthfully and enjoying every bite. I am not picky, but I just hope I love this stuff, because if I do, I would incorporate it into many upcoming meals for myself and my family in this new year!
As stated above, I have not yet tried this product because I haven't had time to even think about creating any good new years healthful meals yet, but I need to get thinking about it. My New Years Resolution is to plan great meals for my family. I will be needing some creative healthful food ideas to incorporate into my meal planning. I hope that Cauli Rice can be a part of my menu very soon. Of course, even if my family doesn't like it, I can probably disguise it in a good chicken and rice dish, right? Perfect!
Happy New Year!!!!