Believe it or not but it has actually been a whole year since I first started trying and reviewing Degustabox. This time last year I was getting ready for my holiday to Florida and I remember how fun it was to write about my first Degustabox experience whilst attempting to try everything before I flew off to the Sunshine State. I remember how impressed I was with the brands and products that were enclosed in that first box and that same feeling is echoed in the box that I am reviewing today.
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So what exactly does the August box comprise of, well let's see;
From left to right: Williamson Tea Ginger Grove - Pick Up! Dark Chocolate Biscuits - Choco Leibniz White - Walkers Assorted Shortbreads
From left to right: Barilla Arrabbiata - Barilla Penne Rigate
Ryvita Cracked Black Pepper Crispbread - Ryvita Sesame Crispbread
From left to right: Little Miracles Organic Energy Drink - Life Tonics Coconut And Mint Coconut Water - Scheckter's Organic Energy Lite
From left to right: Dr Oetker Lemon Mug Cake - Dr Oetker Chocolate Chip Mug Cake - Delicious Alchemy Chocolate Brownie Mix - Dr Oetker Rich Chocolate Mug Cake - Fru Snax Peach Slices With Vanilla Yogurt Melts
After a couple of months of Degustaboxes that didn't do anything for me personally but that the rest of my family absolutely adored, this box has reignited my love for Degustabox. Any Degustabox that includes pasta, chocolate, cakes and shortbread was always going to be a winner for me. I certainly appreciate boxes like this where there is a real mix of slightly healthier options and those that are definitely more indulgent.
First of all, the Barilla pasta and sauce duo made for an incredible dinner. And I have a feeling that you might be as excited as I was to see that Mug Cakes are a thing. Not only that but they can be made in the microwave in a matter of seconds! How amazing?! I'm planning on making one tomorrow and to be honest, I have no idea how I have resisted popping one in the microwave until now. The same level of restraint cannot be said for some of the other sweet treats in the August box. Living in Scotland, we are all big big fans of shortbread (I even made my own Disney Marie Shortbread Biscuits at the start of the year), so the four little packets of Walkers shortbreads were devoured almost instantaneously. The Pick Up! biscuits also disappeared from our biscuit cupboard in a matter of hours as did the Choco Leibniz and all I can say is yum! The Db discovery for this month's box is the Chocolate Brownie Mix which we're planning on making for my dad's birthday next week so I will be sure to let you know how those turn out either on Instagram or Twitter (or both). But the fact that it is Gluten and Dairy free sounds fantastic and really intriguing.
Now onto the slightly healthier products. My mum is a real Ryvita fan so she was over the moon to find two fantastic Ryvita flavours in this month's box. She also can't stop raving about the Fru Snax snack. My brother, who I always preface with 'the healthiest member of our family' loved the Life Tonics Coconut and Mint Water, as well as the Williamson Tea. So it has been thumbs up all round for the new products in this month's box.
My only slight issue with the August Degustabox is the fact that two of the products are ones that I have sampled before in previous boxes. Little Miracles Organic Energy Drinks appeared in January's Healthy Box (review here) and Scheckter's Organic Energy drink appeared in April's International Box (review here). However, saying that, this box really is packed full to the brim with products so I can't really complain too much.
So what do you think of this month's box? Have you tried any of the products featured in August's box before? And are you as excited as I am about the concept of mug cakes?