Special Degustabox Code from yay retro!
You can sign up for your Degustabox and like me, receive lots of surprise foods and treats to try each month. These are delivered to your door in a lovely cheery box! Use the special yay retro! Degustabox voucher code WBWEO to get £5 off your first box - you’ll pay just £7.99! (The normal price is £12.99 per month, and the items inside will always be worth more than this amount.)
See inside the February Degustabox below!
What’s in February’s Degustabox?There's loads of sweet and savoury treats...here's an overview - I'll be reviewing each product in full later on so come back to read these later in the month:
1. True Nopal Cactus Water drink - wow! interesting!
2. 2 Bags of The Protein Ball Co. Cherry & Almond sweets
3. Emily Apple Crisps
4. Tootsie Roll Midgee sweets
5. Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel Bites
6. 2 Bags Haribo Fruitilicius 30% less sugar sweets
7. KitKat Chunky new York Cheesecake Flavour
8. Dr Karg's Oraganic Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed Crispbreads
9. Primrose's Kitchen Raw Beetroot & Ginger Muesli is The Product of the Month and very exciting it looks too - I adore cereals!
I'm Sue and I run the yay retro! online vintage shop, which sells vintage home and cookwares from the 1940s, 50s, 60s & 70s. I'm into cooking and eating, fun and surprises! So the Degustabox monthly food subscription is the perfect monthly treat for me! Note after initially subscribing, I am now sent Degustabox to honestly review each month.
February’s Degustabox Reviews by yay retro!Here are all of my reviews for this months products, I have tried to be as honest as possible and have already been back to the shops to buy the Dr Karg's Crispbread and am on the look out for the Protein Ball Co's Cherry & Almond balls!
Dr Karg's Emmental Cheese & Pumpkin Seed CrispbreadI've had one of these for the past two days for lunch alongside salad, olives and fruit. They are so amazingly tasty I've not needed any butter or topping of any kind! Absolutely delicious, these are a very thick, firm, hard biscuit consistency. They are very cheesey and have a real 'feel good' flavour to them. Full of wholegrain fibre & seeds, these are a must-have buy for me from now onwards. Each crispbread is 122 calories, so like having 2 slices of bread. (shown on stunning 1960/70s Pyrex from yay retro!)
Haribo FruitiliciousThese gummy sweets are fruit shaped and come in lots of lovely colours making them extra appealing. What I liked about them is that they have 30 percent less sugar than the regular Haribo. I thought they tasted much the same as the originals so they would be the option I'd go for when buying them as a treat for my grandchildren. They come in at around 70 calories per 25gm.
truenopal Cactus WaterI must admit I left this until last to try out of this month's Degustabox, I generally don't drink fruit juices or squash being a tea and beer kind of person! So I was naturally surprised by how much I liked this product. This is a great refreshing and calming drink made from the juice of the prickly pear cactus of all things. It tastes fruity, kind of like a mix of summer berries. It's low on sweetness which is brilliant, in the entire 1 ltr carton there is only 88 calories making a super drink for those who like to keep an eye on such things. I would recommend to anyone who is into fruit juices.
The Protein Ball Co. Cherry & AlmondThis was actually the first thing I tried in the box as I wanted a treat, and they looked interesting. It seems like having a protein rich diet is all the rage of late, and I have to say being a vegetarian I have definitely not been eating enough of it in the past few years. So I am making a big effort to increase my intake. These yummy little balls are totally scrummy! They are made of almonds, dates, cashews, egg white powder, sultanas, fruit juice and cherries. They taste really cherryish - one of my all time favourite flavours, and again feel like they are doing you good. At 157 calories per bag these are equivalent to eating a yogurt, yet fill you up much more and for much longer. Fantastic! (There were 6 in the pack - you'll notice I was eating one whilst taking the pic!) I am now keenly on the look out to buy more! (shown on adorable 1960/70s Figgjo Flint Norway plate from yay retro!)
Primrose's Kitchen Raw Beetroot and Ginger MuesliI was really excited to give this a try as I adore cereal, especially oat based ones. This unusual muesli is pink as it is made with beetroot and tastes very strongly of ginger. For me the ginger was way too strong and fizzy on my tongue, so that I actually couldn't eat more than a couple of mouthfuls. This was a real shame as I could see this was a great product made from wholesome ingredients. A 'no' for me, but if you love fresh ginger in a big way then do give it a try.
Tootsie Roll Midgee SweetsI liked the retro styled wax paper wrapped sweets. They were soft and chewy and I thought they would be chocolately, however they were a very unique unusual flavour, sort of very lightly tasting of fudge with a touch of cocoa. 6 of these come to 140 calories.
Emily Fruit Crisps - Crunchy Red AppleThis is a small snack size pack of apple crisps, these appear to be dehydrated apple slices coated in a sugary salty mix, though the ingredients just list apple and sustainable palm oil, so it must be part of the manufacturing process that gives them this feel. At 62 calories a 15gm pack (414 calories per 100 gm), these are high in calories when you consider a regular fresh apple is only 95 calories and weighs nearly 200 gms. They count as one of your 5 a day and would fit neatly into your lunch box. Personally I'm afraid I didn't enjoy them preferring a fresh apple.
Indie Bay Snacks Pretzel BitesI had the Sunflower flavour and they were little Pretzel balls. They are baked treats made from Spelt flour with sunflower, sesame and poppy seeds as such they are high in fibre and are a source of protein which is good for vegans to snack on too. For me they tasted absolutely wonderful, I just love natural tasting foods like this. Though my husband thought they were boring - great more for me! These come in at 106 calories for a 26 gm serving which is around about the same as a packet of crisps. (I've shown them in a Woods Beryl war time bowl from the yay retro! shop)
Kitkat Chunky New York Cheesecake FlavourThis was a different twist on regular Kitkat. There was an extra layer of cheesecake flavoured filling at the top. We found it overly sweet with a not too nice twang. Much prefer regular Kitkats which are yummy!
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