I have to admit, I wasn’t blown away by the Degustabox October box as it was a little less exciting than their September or August box but I was still excited to see what they had in store for their Degustabox November 2017 edit as November and December are always great months for subscription boxes. This month’s box looks like it has a festive theme as the contents card has Christmas illustrations all over it and an Happy Christmas message, so I do wonder what they’ll do for the December box. For the Degustabox November 2017 edit, everyone will receive one Filippo Berio product from; Filipo Berio Classic Pesto, Filipo Berio Rio Mare Italian Tuna or Filipo Berio Formaggio Crostini and my box has all three so I can show you the variations available in the boxes.
Kicking off the contents, the first item is the Weetabix Additions Apple & Raisin worth £2.99 which are a new launch. They’re made with 100% whole grain, delicious apple, juicy raisins and warming cinnamon. I don’t like Weetabix normally but this flavour sounds really nice, and perfect for winter especially if you were to use hot milk. The next item is the Alo Light Cucumber and Cantaloupe Refresh worth £1.99. I really don’t like aloe vera drinks so this won’t be something I’ll be using, but it’s made with real aloe vera juice and is said to compliment Asian dishes.
I love the next two items in my box – firstly the Propercorn Perfectly Sweet Popcorn worth 89p which is my favourite popcorn brand. Their popcorn is always so light and fluffy, and they’re available in some delicious flavours. This is the sweet version which is one of my favourites and this large bag is only 130 calories which is pretty good. Then I got the Filippo Berio Fennel & Garlic Crostini worth £1.99 which are made from baked bread which is mixed with aromatic fennel seeds and a hint of garlic. Then they’re lightly sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with the Filippo Berio Extra Virgin Olive Oil. They sound delicious and would be amazing teamed with the chutney within the box.
I have a massive sweet tooth so I’m always excited by the sweet treats within the boxes and this month’s box has some really great treats. There is the Planters Fruity Chocolate Crunch worth £2 which contains crunchy peanuts, juicy cranberries and milk chocolate buttons which remind me of trail mix but a lot nicer. This was the first item I cracked open within the box and I’ve already ordered some more as it’s so nice and it’s not too sweet.
If you like super sweet, sweets the Jelly Bean Factory Super Sour Jelly Beans worth £1.79. I am a big fan of anything sour so this jelly beans are a very welcome addition and they’re not ridiculously sour either. The last sweet treat is a share bag (yeah right) of Cadbury Picnic Bites worth £1.99. I love these share bags which Cadbury do, and Picnic is one of my favourite chocolate bars so I’m pleased they now do these mini bite versions.
Onto the cupboard essentials within the box, which features two of the Filippo Berio items you *may* receive (you’ll get one Filippo Berio product) with the Filippo Berio Classic Pesto worth £2.40 or the Filippo Berio Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil worth £3. The Classic Pesto is typically made with basil, garlic, oil, grated hard cheese and pine nuts, and can be added to pasta or served with fresh bread. The Tuna is a pole & line caught tuna steak in Italian olive oil.
Every box will get The English Provender Caramelised Red Onion Chutney worth £1.99 which would go perfectly with the Crostini in the box. Plus the Kallo Organic Stock Pots worth £1.80 in one of three flavours; vegetable, chicken or beef, and I got the Chicken stock pots which I’m looking forward to trying in a stew or pasta dish.
Moving onto the last three items within the Degustabox November 2017 edit.. firstly it’s the Dalston’s Fizzy Apple worth £1.89 and is made from Jonagold, Idared & Bramley apple juice. I love Appletiser so I imagine I’ll love this even more. Then I got a 227g bag of the Taylors of Harrogate Cacao Superior Colombia Ground Coffee worth £4.49 – and subscribers will get either this variety or the Rare Blossom Ethiopia variety.
I don’t drink tea or coffee but Rob does and we’ve bought a cafetiere since getting this box as he wanted to try it so much. The last item in the box is the Ryvita Multigrain Rye Cakes worth £1.39 which again could work well with the chutney in the box. They’re naturally high in fibre and low in fat, and can be topped with whatever you wish, and they’re only 23 calories per Rye Cake.
So that’s everything inside my Degustabox November 2017 box. I’d love to know your thoughts on the products within the November box?
If you like the look of this month’s box and you’d like to purchase the Degustabox November 2017 as your first Degustabox for £5.99 make sure you use the code I367L here.