Friday, 28 October 2016

Autumn Degustabox (October): REVIEW & DISCOUNT CODE

It's that time of the month once again - time to share the contents of my latest Degustabox delivery...

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We've had another corker of a box this month containing:

  • Levi Roots Smokey BBQ Coat 'n Cook
  • Maggi Fusion Noodles x2
  • Yushoi Snapea Rice Sticks
  • Robinsons Squash'd Orange
  • Heinz Kid's Dry Pasta Shapes (Minions)
  • Heinz Kid's Pasta Sauce
  • Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme bar
  • Beloved Date Fruit Hearts x4
  • JimJams 83% less sugar Chocolate Spread
  • Pitch Choco Brioche
  • I am Souper soup cartons x2
October 2016 Degustabox


A really successful box this month - lots of yummies for Bert - the Pitch chocolate brioches are just up his street, and he often eats a supermarket own brand version, he loved the Picth ones - they were all gone within a week. Sticking with the chocolate theme, he is also a big fan of chocolate spread (show me a kid who isn't?) so the 83% less sugar version from JimJams was a winner for me, as I'm keen on not overloading Bert with sugar unnecessarily. 

This box was also the catalyst for a bit of a breakthrough in the Bishop household. Anyone with a toddler will understand the trials and tribulations that come with a toddler's eating habits, and although Bert eats a wide variety of foods and breakfast, lunch and snack times - dinner is always a difficult one for us. He knows what he likes, and he doesn't want to veer away from that - his dinner exists of either a repeat of lunch time (snacky, picnic-y type food), or sausages/chicken nuggets/fish fingers, with raw carrot, toast/chips! He's been like that for about a year, and despite many (failed!) attempts to get him to try new foods it has mostly been a big fat NO! from him. 

We've tried to get him to eat pasta on various different occasions - a friend even bought him dinosaur shaped pasta in the hope it would sway him, but it didn't work. So blow me down, I was gobsmacked when he got majorly excited upon opening this month's Degustabox and finding Minion shaped pasta in there. I said he could have some for his dinner to which he said "yes please Mummy! Yummy!"...I was dubious, and even while it cooked I fully expected to be chucking it in the bin...no need - Bert totally changed his mind on #pastagate and decided it is in fact, delicious. Naturally! LOL - #toddlers He ate a whole bowl of it, and had gone on to devour it every night with his dinner - I even managed to find him a packet of animal shaped pasta (animals are his fave!) and he's been wolfing that down too. I realise my life has become uber-boring: dancing around the kitchen because your three year old just ate a bowl of pasta wasn't exactly up there on my 'to achieve' list- but i'm rolling with the punches here. #motherhood

October 2016 Degustabox

Aside from the Bert triumphs in this month's box, there's been some winners for the grown ups too - namely the Hershey's Cookies 'n' Creme bar, which I wasn't expecting to like due to word on the street about American chocolate bars, but I tried a couple of squares when Hubby was tucking into it, and it was pretty delicious. 

Hubby really liked the Snapea Rice Sticks - he'd tried them once before at work - they weren't for me though...I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to crisps! I did however LOVE the Souper cartons of soup - they were such a perfect, filling, healthy lunch for me, I throughly enjoyed them and will be looking out for this specific brand in the supermarket. 

Liam also loved the Robinsons Squash'd Orange - he's quite a big squash drinker and he said this had a lovely taste, and he loved the concept of squirting in a really concentrated amount to your glass of water. It's perfect for the organisational freak in me too - as it's in a tiny little bottle and takes up almost no space in my cupboards/on my kitchen worktop - any space saver in the kitchen is a winner for me. 

The Beloved Date Hearts are just my sort of snack - a perfect clean eating sweet treat for my less sinful moments, and nice and easy to throw in my handbag for emergency #hangry snacks. 

I've popped the instant noodles into my instant meals stash, which I think every house needs to have! Perfect for a super-quick lunch or dinner when cooking isn't an option...I'll look forward to reverting back to my student days when I try these.


Last night we tucked into a delicious Caribbean inspired feast thanks to the Levi Roots coat 'n cook sauce - it was delicious, and so easy that it meant I could concentrate my efforts on making a mighty rice and peas dish. Yum! 

Caribbean Feast
Levi Roots Cook 'n Coat Jerk sauce with homemade Rice 'n Peas and sweetcorn. 

The chicken was all gnarly and delicious - it had a good spice, which is rarity for shop-bought sauces as they usually err on the side of caution when it comes to heat, and it was so easy to use. I'd definitely buy it again for a quick but tasty dinner option. WINNER. 

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If you like the look of Degustabox boxes then I can offer you a whopping £7.00 discount for your own Degustabox, which means the first box will cost you just £5.99! What a bargain! 

Use this code at the checkout to apply your discount:

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