The latest Degustabox arrived last week and it's full of festive treats and goodies. It was even more exciting than usual opening up the November Degustabox as it's the last one before Christmas (there will be two boxes in January instead!).
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Here's a closer look and review of the products inside this months Degustabox:
Belvita Soft Bakes: The new Belvita Soft Bakes are available in three varieties; Golden Grain, Red Berries or Chocolate chips. As the name suggests, they promise a softer texture from the popular breakfast biscuit brand. Check out my Belvita Soft Bakes review for more photos and details about these tasty bakes.
Food Thoughts: This Organic Fairtrade 100% Cocoa Powder is ideal for better baking as it's naturally unsweetened, with no added sugar and is also gluten free. It has a rich flavour and is also delicious for making hot chocolate.
Teisseire Gourmet Drops: These Vanilla or Caramel flavoured drops come in handy little squeezable bottles that are easy to take on the go. They can be used to flavour any drinks, hot or cold. I love both flavours in coffee but I also enjoyed the vanilla flavour for perking up fizzy drinks. My kids are both fans of vanilla milkshakes and the Teisseire drops worked well for that too!
Rekorderlig: This Dry Apple Cider is the latest creation from The House of Rekorderlig. It's a crisp apple cider which is described as being lightly golden in colour with a clean, dry finish. It's a lovely modern update on a much loved classic drink.
Branston Orchard Fruit Chutney: I just love discovering new products like this around Christmas time. It's a combination of bramley apples, sultanas, orange zest and spices - I can't wait to try this chutney with the Christmas leftovers!
Bourne & Wallis British Baby Beetroot: Bourne & Wallis is a range of contemporary tasting pickles rooted in the Victorian pursuit of preserving, made using only naturally grown vegetables, herbs, spices and fine traditional vinegars. Another great product to have for the festive season, this will be fab for any cold lunches or in sandwiches.
Hartley's Jelly: There were also two jelly treats including in the November Degustabox. Hartley's Jelly is perfect for creating quick and easy fruity creations at Christmas. The Hartley's Glitter Jelly brings an extra sparkle - check out my review for photos. I also can't wait to try out the recipe for a Black Forest Trifle using the Hartley's Black Cherry Jelly for a fun twist on a classic dessert.
Butterkist: As a popcorn fan I was excited to find two products from Butterkist, including the classic Butterkist Sweet & Salted and their new Discoveries Salted Caramel Popcorn. The latter has a sweet and creamy flavour with a wickedly salty edge that is just delicious. There are two other Butterkist Discoveries flavours available; Pulled Pork or Sweet Chilli & Zesty lime.
Ryvita: Crackers are an absolute must at Christmas and I'm loving these flavoured varieties from Ryvita. The Ryvita Thins Cheddar & Cracked Black Pepper are long flatbreads with are fantastic for dipping. I buy these quite regularly so I was happy to find a pack in the Degustabox. Also included are the delicious Ryvita Green & Black Olive Crackers. Each box has four individually sealed packs of six crackers which is very handy.
Nim's Fruit Crisps: These award winning fruit crisps are made from 100% fresh sliced fruit that is air dried with skin, pips and core to retain as much goodness as possible. They're naturally high in fibre and vitamin C and are suitable for vegans with no fat, dairy or gluten.
I really enjoyed the slightly crunchy and chewy texture here. The fruity flavour is intense and natural tasting, especially from the pineapple, which makes these a moreish little snack too.
Divine Chocolate: This 70% Dark Chocolate with Raspberries is made using freeze dried raspberries and natural flavours. Divine is unique in that Kuapa Kokoo, the co-operative of smallholder farmers in Ghana who supply their cocoa, also own 44% of the company.
The chocolate itself is gorgeous with a lovely dark, yet sweet, flavour and plentiful flecks of dried raspberries. I'm not always the biggest fan of dark chocolate but this one is flavourful without being bitter and the raspberries add a deliciously fruity burst.
Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread: Jim Jams is one of the 'Degustabox Discoveries' this month. It's a range of no added sugar, gluten free spreads. This Jim Jams Hazelnut Chocolate Spread is made in Belgium and contains sweeteners (maltitol) rather than sugar. The flavour is really good, with a very creamy cocoa taste and lots of hazelnut coming through too. I enjoyed the addition of little crunchy hazelnut pieces within the spread too. In terms of the sweeteners, this spread still tasted lovely and sweet and thankfully didn't have any artificial sweetener type flavour.
Holy Lama Spice Drops: As if the Degustabox wasn't packed full already, there is also a little extra gift this month. Holy Lama Spice Drops are highly concentrated extracts of herbs and spices that retain their natural goodness and taste. I'll be using the Mulled Wine drops with cranberry juice to make a non-alcoholic version of the traditional Christmas drink.
Overall, I was delighted with the festive selection in this months Degustabox. From the gorgeous Christmas themed packaging to the delicious treats inside, it was a thoroughly enjoyable box. It's difficult to choose from such a packed box but my favourites this month were the Teisseire Gourmet Drops, the Branston Orchard Fruit Chutney and the Divine Chocolate.
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