UK Degustabox July 2017 – Unboxing & Review

I’m super late posting my July Degustabox review*. It arrived with us about two weeks ago now but I have been so busy what with playing catch up following the house move and a lack of childcare I just haven’t had time to edit my video and write my review. Better late than never though hey!

I have to admit that this was the most disappointing box for me so far, even Aria seemed pretty disappointed! Don’t get me wrong I’m more than happy with my wine and I will use most, if not all, of the content, but it was just boring.

Onto the pricing, the products and prices on my content card were :

Blossom Hill Spritz – £4.99
Crafted Juice – £1.80
Ryvita Thins Three Cheese – £1.89
Rowntree’s Randoms 30% Less Sugar – £1.29
OLOVES Healthy Olive Snacks – 2 x £0.99
Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Red & White Quinoa – £1.99
Frylight Cooking Spray with Avocado Oil – £2.99
Weetabix Additions Coconut & Raisin – £2.99
The Collective Kids Big Tub Yoghurt (voucher to purchase in store) – £2.00
Maille Dijon Original – £1.99

Total box contents – £23.91

As I am a reviewer I received the contents from both the alcohol and non-alcohol boxes, the non-alcohol box contained two bottles of Thor Dry Spritz as an alternative to the Blossom Hill.

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UK Degustabox June 2017 – Unboxing Vlog & Review

The barbecue themed June Degustabox* landed on my doorstep yesterday. Knowing that they don’t tend to send fresh food I was unsure as to what to expect in a barbecue themed box, and I ended up being pleasantly surprised with the contents.

While the box didn’t initially blow me away there are plenty of items that I am really looking forward to trying, including the chilli & coconut quick cook sauce, but, it may yet be too spicy for me, and the BBQ pulled chicken sachet. Of course my favourite item in the box was the shortbread biscuits!

Onto the pricing, the products and prices on my content card were :

Eisberg Sauvignon Blanc Alcohol Free Wine – £1.49
Capsicana Brazilian Chilli & Coconut Quick Cook Sauce – £1.99
Haribo Summer Frenzy – 2 x £1 each
Spoon Apple & Peanut Granola – £3.70
Light Bites – Mango with Vanilla Yoghurt Fruit Chips – £1.49
Schwartz Authentic American Flavour – 2 x £0.85
Original O’s Savoury Cumin and Sesame Nibbles – £2.99
Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs – £1.95
Light Bites – Superfood Fruit Bar – £1.25
Westons Cider – 2 x £1.99
Berrywhite Organic Drinks – £1.39

Total box contents – £23.93

I also received ENRJ – Energy Juice in Mango & Passion fruit and Apple & Berries priced at £1.75 each, which is what would have been in the non alcoholic box, making that box a value of £23.45.

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Slimfast Meal Plan & Iceland Shopping Haul

I’ve been following the Slimfast plan for exactly a month today, and have lost just over 10lbs in that time. I have been eating a shake or meal replacement bar for both breakfast and dinner, enjoying three 100 calorie snacks throughout the day and preparing a 600 calorie or less meal for tea. I’ve found making the meals from scratch hard, both time and calorie counting wise, and so have decided to mix it up with some oven ready meals from Iceland.

I am going to attempt to share my meal plan and the calories here each week, it will be handy for me to look back on and I hope my readers will also find it beneficial. We all know that I’m not the most organised so the weekly plans may or may not happen, but for now, here is week one of my Slimfast meal plan.

Monday – Carrot fries (150g, 177 kcal), slow cooked pulled gammon (150g, 157 kcal) & egg (1 egg, 78 kcal) – total calories 412

Tuesday – Egg (1 egg, 78 kcal), ham (100g, 112 kcal)  & beans (1/3 tin, 121 kcal) on toast (2 slices 50/50 bread, 204kcal) – total calories 515

Wednesday – Baby potatoes with herbs & butter (150g, 123 kcal), breaded cod fillet (253 kcal), lettuce (2 cups, 13 kcal), cucumber (100g, 16 kcal), tomato (50g, 9 kcal), healthier choice salad cream (2 tbsp, 40 kcal) – total calories 454

Thursday – Slimming World Burger (159 kcal), brioche roll (154 kcal), cheese slice (56 kcal), tomato (50g, 9 kcal), lettuce (1 cup, 7 kcal) & sweet potato chips (100g, 184 kcal) – total calories 569

Friday – Chicken (100g sliced chicken breast, 120 kcal), egg fried rice (200g, 298 kcal) & pitta bread (161 kcal) – total calories – 579

Saturday – Sausage (2 thick Richmond sauces, 250 kcal), tinned tomatoes (1/2 tin, 37 kcal), wholemeal pasta (100g cooked, 148 kcal), fresh basil (2 tbsp, 1 kcal) – total calories 436

Sunday – Pizza (1/3 pizza, 317 kcal) & garlic bread (3 pieces, 222 kcal) – total calories 539

Please note that calories and servings are approximate. 

Slimming World burger with cheese and sweet potato fries as part of slimfast weekly meal plan

I am so surprised at just how much I can eat. All of these meals are quick, convenient, delicious, and, most importantly, under 600 calories.

I tend to shop around for my Slimfast products, Superdrug currently have a 3 for 2 Slimfast offer, ChemistDirect are usually very reasonably priced and I’ve also set up some subscribe & save items on Amazon.

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UK Degustabox May 2017 – Unboxing Vlog & Review

We received our Picnic themed Degustabox* for May on Tuesday, I wanted to get stuck in straight away but I decided to leave it for a day, the reason being that Wednesday is my weigh in day and therefore my cheat day. I don’t know about you guys but I think that sampling a Degustabox is one hell of a way to enjoy cheat day!

We were really pleased with the box this month, there were a great variety of products and something that we all loved. Between the three of us it will all get eaten, maybe bar the cereal as that requires soaking in apple juice and we already have one box in the cupboard similar that has been there for months as we just don’t buy apple juice.

My favourite item was the Dairy Milk Peanut Caramel Crisp, it was beautiful, as you can tell by the photo Aria enjoyed it too! This was closely followed by the Cereal Lovers CrunchTime Nuggets. Spencer’s favourite was the Portlebay Popcorn, if you watch the video you will see that I didn’t enjoy this at all, it almost made me cry! I also really appreciated the bottle of Crabbie’s, it is my favourite Summer drink so to open the box and find that in there on what felt like the hottest day ever was a real winner. It went straight in the fridge and was drank that evening.

Onto the pricing, the products and prices on my content card were :

  • Zeo Soft Drinks – £1.19
  • Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer – £1.89
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Peanut Caramel Crisp – £3.49
  • MOMA Gluten Free Raspberry & Coconut Bircher Muesli – £3.20
  • Millions chocolate – 2 x £0.50
  • Millions sour – £0.60
  • Cereal Lovers CrunchTime Nuggets – £1.59
  • Deli Kitchen Skinni Wrap – £1.25
  • Homepride Strong White Bread Flour – £1.50
  • Hippeas In Herbs We Trust – £1.50
  • Portlebay Popcorn – £0.79
  • Candy Kittens – £3.00

Total Box Contents £21

I also received Striking El Salvador Coffee Bean Bags £4.50 which is what would have been in the non alcoholic box, making that box a value of £23.61.

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UK Degustabox April 2017 – Unboxing Vlog & Review

With no obvious seasonal theme I wasn’t sure what to expect from the April Degustabox*, which I personally think makes it just that little bit more exciting. As usual Aria and I opened it together and filmed an unboxing video while scoffing some of the contents to provide a review of sorts.

We were happy with the contents of the box, bit of a shock but Aria’s favourite wasn’t the chocolate! She loved the Seabrook Lattice crisps, as did I, but my ultimate favourite had to be the Machu Picchu flavour Dorset Cereal. The crunch of the nuts and the hint of coffee is the perfect way to start the morning, or it would be if I wasn’t doing SlimFast right now!

The Nothing But fruit snacks were nice, but the packs were very much full of air and the majority of the contents had crumbled during transit. Another stand out product was the Doisy & Dam’s Quinoa, Smoked Tea & Vanilla chocolate, it had a very intriguing taste and I kinda liked it. Don’t get me wrong, it is never going to beat a Cadbury’s Dairy Milk for me, but it is a nice change if you fancy mixing things up now and then.

Onto the pricing, the products and prices on my content card were :

  • Seabrook Lattice – £1.50
  • POLO Sugar Free Pot – £1.49
  • CELIA Organic Lager – £2.49
  • Garofalo Whole Wheat Penne Pasta – £2.19
  • GOOD HEMP Hemp Seed Hearts – £4.49
  • Dorset Cereals – £4.89
  • Doisy & Dam’s Quinoa, Smoked Tea & Vanilla Chocolate – £1.75
  • Nothing But – 2 x £1.20
  • Whitworths Full of Super – £1.50
  • VIPnuts – £1.25

Total box contents £23.95

I also received a bottle of Fentiman’s Grapefruit tonic water which isn’t showing on my card, I can only assume that this is an alternative to the lager in the box. This is priced at £2.99 which would mean that the alternative box is priced at £24.45 – two fantastic value boxes this month.

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