UK Degustabox September 2017 – Unboxing & Review

My September Degustabox post is gong up really late, if you’ve been following me on social media you will know that both Aria and I have been poorly which has meant that I’ve been unable to get my work done! Aria finally seems to be on the mend, so here it is, a review and an unboxing of the UK September Degustabox.

The good thing about being super late sharing my unboxing video is the fact that I’ve tried a few more of the products than I usually would. The peanut sauce that I was really looking forward to wasn’t very nice at all, it had a sour tang to it and just wasn’t for me, although I’m sure others would love it. The rice by the same brand however was delicious, both Aria and me enjoyed it for lunch one day during the week (and left the uneaten sauce on the side).

The favourite product in our house was probably the Oat Crisp Cheerios, we love eating these as a snack dry or for breakfast with milk. They are super tasty.

I really can’t decide if I loved this box or not. I missed the snack element, for me the whole Degustabox experience is opening it and trialling a variety of foods straight away, with this box that just wasn’t there. However, we will use all of the products, there isn’t anything that one of the three of us won’t eat or use, which has to be a good thing!

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

Green & Black’s Velvet Edition – £1.99
Latin American Kitchen by Santa Maria Rice £1.85
Latin American Kitchen by Santa Maria Sauce – £1.85
Nestle Cheerios Oat Crisp – £2.49
Knorr Concentrated Stock – £2.20
Virtue Energy Water – 2 x £1.35
San Miguel Gluten Free – £2
Mentos Mint Mix Sharing Pouch – £1.19
Dream Rice Quinoa – £1.60
Wild Planet Albacore Wild Tuna Steaks – £3.49
Seriously Spreadable Squares – £1.75 (a voucher to pick these up free at the supermarket)
Green’s Egg Custard Mix – £0.69

Total box contents – £23.80

I also received the Ramen Noodle Kit which is the non alcoholic alternative to the San Miguel.

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UK Degustabox August 2017 – Unboxing & Review

My August Degustabox* arrived this week and, as usual, Aria and I couldn’t wait to discover the contents and film an unboxing video. Our new house still needs A LOT of work so please ignore the mess and concentrate instead on this delicious box of treats.

We absolutely loved this box, it totally made up for the less than desirable July box.

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

Seabrook crisps – £1
Bahlsen PICK UP! Black ‘N White – £1.69
Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise – £1.69
JellySqueeze – 2 x £0.69
Light Bits Popped Chips – 2 x £0.99
Twisted Halo Coconut Water, Ginger & Vodka – £1.50
Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce – £1.89
Orangina Limited Edition Summer Bottles – 2 x £1.20
Maggi Fusian Noodles – 2 x £1.39
Refreshers Softies – £1.00
Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Toffee Whole Nut – £0.65
Cadbury Curlywurly Squirlies – £1.99

Total box contents – £19.95

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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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