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Review: April's Degustabox

By Aworldfullofprettiness
Another month comes another box.
If you are a regular reader of mine you'll know all about these subscription boxes, if not you'll be able to find more details at the end of this post.
I felt this month's box was more on the 'snack-y' side of things, but I'm not complaining as I love snacking just as much as my main meals!
Review: April's Degustabox
First up we have the drinks...
Review: April's Degustabox
Drinks
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Pimms Cider Cup - RRP £2.29 (per 500ml)
This is a pretty hefty bottle! I'm not a huge alcoholic drinker, in fact I very rarely drink, and when I say very rarely, I'm talking 1-2 alcoholic drinks per year. However there's something about this bottle that excites me. The fact that its Pimms reminds me of summer days at the races, and that alone is making me want to drink it! I'm definitely going to give this a shot one sunny afternoon in the garden. Drinking it at the races in a nice posh frock would be nice, but I'm ok with my garden...
Green Lady Sparkling Tea - RRP £1.99
I'll be honest, I'm no lover of green tea, no matter how many different flavours I try, it just doesn't tickle those tastebuds. This tea had Darjeeling (whatever that is!) in it, and although it was ok, it was only that. It was one of those drinks that the more I drunk, the more I became glad when it had gone. Waste not want not and all that...
Rejuvenation Water (Apple & Mint) RRP £1.99
If you read a recent blog post on a salad I made, you'll know my love for mint flavoured drinks, so this flavor excited me somewhat. However unfortunately when I grabbed it out of the fridge to drink a week after receiving this box, the drink had quite clearly gone off, which was strange considering the BBE date isn't till December. Needless to say I'll be getting in contact with the company to report this.
Savoury Snacks
Review: April's Degustabox
Popchips (Sea Salt, Garlic & Rosemary) RRP £1.99
Degusta is on point in this months box in terms of their flavours. I love a bit of garlic, and I don't think I've ever come across garlic crisps, so I was all over these, and thankfully they didn't disappoint. The rosemary and garlic was just as prominent as each other, but it worked so well. I love the texture of these crisps too... so moreish!
Parle Rusk - RRP 89p
I felt like I had stepped back in time with this packaging with its vintage vibes. These 'crisp and crunchy toasts' state they are perfect teamed with a cup of tea, however I cant help but be reminded of Rusk baby biscuits my brother used to have as a young child. Unfortunately I wasn't keen on these. I tried the suggestion of dipping it in tea but for me it didn't work well.
Parle G Biscuits - RRP 25p
By the same brand as above, and similar packaging, I was a bit apprehensive about these (yep, purely on the packaging!) however I shouldn't have been. To look at they are very similar to 'Nice' biscuits, and in taste, they do have that 'foreign' taste to them (if you've ever stocked up on snacks in Spain, Greece etc, you'll know what I mean!). But they were still yummy and perfect dipped in tea!
Sweet Snacks

Review: April's Degustabox
Bebeto Fruit Strings - RRP £1.99
Packaging wise, these looked like they were marketed for children, and I'm still not sure if they are. They have 7 individual packets inside, each marked with a different day of the week. Visually, they are very similar to strawberry shoelaces, but cut into smaller pieces. Taste wise, they have a natural fruit taste to them (obvs!). They are pretty tasty and juicy and definitely something a little more unique than normal, which is always good!
Smarties Sharing Block - RRP £1.29
I've seen these lying on the supermarket shelves for some time now but never purchased one, although I don't think it takes a genius to imagine what these taste like. Chocolate with smarties integrated into the mixture. If you're a chocolate lover, you can't really go wrong with this.
Milkybar 'Milk & Crunchy' - RRP £1
This pack contains 4 mini snack bars of milky bar with a slight crunch. Never seen this in the shops before so this was completely new to me. However again, if you're a white chocolate lover, you'll love these.
Meals/Sides

Review: April's Degustabox
Veetee Basmati Rice - RRP £1.29 Wholegrain Brown Rice & Quinoa - RRP - £1.49
Rice is rice to me, as long as its cooked properly I'm not overly bothered on the brand.  The quinoa one excites me though, I think I may cook the recommended dish that Degusta has provided (Teriyaki salmon rice bowl, it looks delish!).
Levi Roots Jerk Coat 'n Cook Sauce - RRP £1
We never seem to be short of a chicken marinade in our cupboards for some reason, however its not often that I try Levi Roots food items out, so I will make sure this is next on our list to try!
Misc

Review: April's Degustabox
Canderel Sugarly - RRP £3
I've been trying to be more mindful with what I eat, and have started to make slow and gradual adaptions to my daily diet (like, really gradual!). I may slowly introduce this into my cups of teas and use as a sugar replacement to cut down on calories. Although I really do think cups of teas never taste as good as they do with 2 sugars!
To find out more about Degustabox, visit their website here.
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