Ah, halfway through January already! I hope everyone is having a decent start to the year. Healthwise mine has sucked so far; just crossing my fingers it gets better real soon. Anyway, today I am sharing with you the December 2019 Degusta Box.
If you’re a regular reader then you probably know by now just what Degusta Box UK is. For those that aren’t familiar with it, I’ll quickly explain.
Degusta Box UK is a monthly subscription box that contains between 10-15 items each month, most of which are new to the market. You can read some of my reviews for previous boxes here. It costs £12.99 per month but you can find a discount at the end of the post which means you’ll pay just £7.99 for your first box!
The December box was Gourmet & Fiesta themed which I’m guessing was to tie in with the holiday season. There were two variations of this box. A non-alcohol version and an alcohol version, so the two boxes do vary slightly.
What’s In The Box?
So, anyway, let me get to what was in the December 2019 Degusta Box!
This Oteas Green Tea, Cranberry, Cherry & Strawberry (rrp £3.39) is a really lovely blend and it’s definitely enhanced by the added fruits. You get the perfect balance between sweet and sour, so it makes a really lovely mid-afternoon drink. It’s also pretty healthy too.
What can I say about these Candy Kittens Tropical Mango (rrp £2.00) apart from they are absolutely bloody delicious, go buy some now! Seriously though, I LOVE Candy Kittens, they’re full of flavour and very moreish! Candy Kittens is also Vegan, gluten & dairy-free. The only use natural colours and flavourings and they contain real fruit juice.
These UFIT Crunchers make a really tasty snack that is high in protein and full of flavour and crunch. Really enjoyed this Sea Salt & Vinegar flavour but they are also available in Smokehouse BBQ & Thai Sweet Chilli too.
Now I don’t like garlic at all but the rest of the family do, so this Very Lazy Chopped Garlic (rrp £1.50) is such a time saver.
I can tell you that this Pedrino Vermouth & Tonic Spritz (rrp £1.95) did not last long at all. It was really refreshing, though a little on the floral side; mostly I could taste melon and grapefruit though. You can serve it on its own over ice, which is how I tried it or you can add it to cocktails. **This item was only in the alcohol version.
When it comes to nuts the only ones I actually like are cashews, pistachios and dry roasted peanuts. I’ve never had wrapped cashews before, only salted ones. These Gloriously Grown Vietnamese Jumbo Wrapped Cashews (rrp £3.00)are really tasty. It’s really hard to describe the taste experience but I’m pretty sure if you like cashews you will love these as well!
You would have received one of these three flavours of MadeGood Granola Bars (rrp £2.90) in your box. They are made from gluten-free oats and they are a really tasty granola bar. Perfect for popping in your kids’ lunch box or just as a snack in general.
We’ve not yet tried the Blue Dragon Teriyaki Street Food Skewers Kit (rrp £2.70) or the Thai Holy Basil Stir Fry Kit (rrp £1.50) yet. Though I am sure we will get round to using them very soon. Both seem very quick and easy to use though.
This Lagunitas DayTime Session IPA (rrp £1.80) is a really lovely light crisp beer and just about perfect as light beers go. Only 98 cals and 4% ABV a bottle too! ** This item was only in the alcohol version.
Delicious, tasty and moreish, these Arden’s Gruyere & Spinach Twists (rrp £1.75) are perfect straight out of the box – yes, I’m guilty of this! – or used with dips or even dunked into a soup. a really nice change from the standard cheese twist.
I loved this Indie Bay Snacks Chocolate Pretzel Bites Milk/Dark (rrp £1.25). You would have received 2 of these in your December box. A really tasty sweet treat and they have less than 150 cals per bag too!
I’d not heard of King Monty before so I didn’t know how these King Monty Vegan Chocolate Pop Rice & Sunny Orange would taste. I tried the Sunny Orange first and I have to say, I didn’t really like it all that much. I’m not sure what it was because I usually like dark chocolate but this left a bit of a nasty after taste. However, Pop Rice, which was milk chocolate, I really enjoyed and would definitely eat it again. **This item was only available in the non-alcohol version.
Now me, being me I somehow didn’t take an individual photo of the Smith & Sinclair Alcoholic Cocktail Gummie (rrp £15.00 for 8). There was one of these in the alcohol version boxes only. I can tell you though that these gummies are flippin’ strong at 7% ABV, which is about 1/2 a shot of alcohol! They are also vegan as well. You can shop the full range at www.smithandsinclair.com and get 15% OFF with code: DEGUSTA
My Overall Thoughts on the December 2019 degusta box
I’m not sure Gourmet and Fiesta quite fit the items that are in the December 2019 Degusta Box. That might just be that I have a different idea as to what things are gourmet etc. It was still a pretty decent box though.
Stand out product for me has got to be the yummy Candy Kittens! I also really enjoyed the Indie Bay Snacks Chocolate Pretzels & the Lagunitas DayTime Session IPA.
Where Can I Sign Up To Get My Own Degusta Box?
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