Yes, I’m well aware that April is long gone but due to the busyness of recent weeks I’m afraid this review post has taken a while to go live.
But it’s here now and that’s all that matters. So what delights did April’s Degustabox bring?
Green Lady Green Tea
I tried ordinary green tea a while back and could not stand the stuff so I was a little reluctant to try this restyled version of Green Darjeeling tea leaves. I am so glad I did – it was utterly delicious. Not only did it taste marvellous but it had just enough fizz to tickle the tastebuds without leaving you feeling gassy. I would be a regular purchaser of this if only for one thing; the price. At £1.99 for a small bottle I just cannot justify spending that amount. If it were half the price, however….
Rejuvenation Water is Derbyshire spring water that has been enriched with amino acids which are said to fuel the immune system. It’s low in sugar, vegan friendly and made from 100% natural ingredients and our family was pretty split. For some the flavour didn’t quite hit the spot whereas a couple of the others found it quite refreshing. A 50/50 vote on this one from us.
As I don’t use sugar in my hot drinks I have to admit that I’ve yet to try this out. I also should admit that I’m not a big fan of substitutes but am prepared to keep an open mind until I try it out. I’m working on a recipe for this one in order to test out its practicality and flavour in real cooking. I will hopefully be reporting back on it very shortly so keep your eyes peeled.
Pimm’s Cider Cup
Nothing says summer is here quite like Pimm’s and Pimm’s Cider Cup brings a summer tipple to a whole new level. Refreshing and tasty with a hint of strawberry and cucumber, this is a perfect addition to jazz up that picnic in the park.
Parle Rusk and Biscuits
We’ve seen this brand before on our travels and are huge fans of the rusks. We like to spread them thickly with a deliciously cool cheese spread then topped with cucumber slices or thinly cut smoked salmon for a special treat. They’re excellent for dunking too!
Bebeto Fruit Strings
These Fruit Strings by Bebeto are made with 85% fruit juice and contain no added colouring at all. These disappeared extremely quickly and got a big thumbs-up from the whole family. Thanks, Bebeto!
Nestle Smarties Sharing Block and Milkybar Milk & Crunchy
Those traditional old favourites have been given a twist with a crunch. I was going to see if I could incorporate them into a recipe but they mysteriously disappeared rather quickly. I’ve yet to find the culprit.
Veetee’s microwaveable rice range is a handy item to have in the cupboards to fall back on when time is limited. I’m not usually a fan of microwaved foods and rarely use our machine but I have to admit that following long days at the hospital with my dad, these have been extremely useful when time is limited and energy is low. They taste good too!
The Popchips range is no stranger to awards and I can see why. They’ve now expanded for a limited time only with sea salt, garlic and rosemary, and sea salt, caramelised onion and thyme flavours and let me warn you that they are devilishly moreish. Definitely a hit!
Once again, ready sauces are not something that I have ever turned to so this has as yet remained untested. As one pack only serves 2-3 people this wouldn’t be very cost-effective for a family of our size but the fact that food doesn’t need time to marinade in it can be a great time-saver. A bit of a swings-and-roundabouts one for me but I’m not going to knock it until I’ve tried it. I’m just trying to work out what to try it out with (I’m not a fan of chicken!).
So all in all, not a bad month at all. The strong favourite for me was most definitely the Green Lady Green Tea and I would be thrilled to see that make an appearance again. May’s box will be revealed shortly.
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