It's the first Degustabox of 2016 and of course it was going to be healthier than usual. It wouldn't be the start of a new year without a bit of a health kick, now would it? As with every Degustabox review that I do, I have a fantastic and exclusive discount code for you to use to take a massive £6 off (in previous months it had been £3 off) the £12.99 price tag. All you have to do is enter the code BLDEG15 when you register.
So what exactly does the Healthy New Year box comprise of, well let's see;
Barilla products are a real staple in our house so it's always a real pleasure to find something or some things from them included in my Degustabox, even if they are starting to appear rather more frequently in recent boxes. Talking of products I've tried via Degustabox before, the Drink Me Chai Latte is really yummy and at just 42 calories a cup, it's definitely a guilt free sweet treat at that. Then there's the Betavivo, which when I first pulled it out of the box I thought looked a little strange. But when you realise that it's actually a cereal it starts to make a bit more sense as to why it looks like it does. If you're looking to lower you cholesterol and blood glucose then this could be the cereal for you.
And if you're looking to go dairy-free or reduce your dairy intake, particularly when it comes to milk, the KoKo Dairy Free milk is a great alternative and I'm also absolutely loving the Nuva waters too. I bet most of us will have said that we are going to try and drink more water this year and by drinking some with a hint of different flavours it sure does make it go down easier, well at least for me anyway.
As for the Red Square Toffee, now this stuff is just brilliant. Toffee vodka! How could that not work well? The Crabbie's Light Ginger Beer is also another great way of still enjoying the odd tipple without as many of the usual calories.
When it comes to snacking, especially if you're trying to watch what you're eating, it can be difficult to find options that are actually tasty. Well anywhere near as tasty as the sweets, crisps and chocolate that I usually find myself grazing on throughout the day. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised with the snack-like products that were included in this month's box. My absolute favourite discovery in this month's 'healthy' box has to be the Hip Pops. The salt and vinegar flavour in particular is incredible. And then when it comes to sweet treats, the Nothing But fruit and veg snacks are surprisingly tasty and with one packet counting towards my 5 a day they're something that I can certainly get on board with. Additionally, the Fabulous Bakers and Compete Energy bars make for great breakfast eats as well.
For a healthy box, particularly when I'm someone who favours flavour above anything else, I was definitely impressed with the Healthy New Year box. I'm already looking forward to seeing what Degustabox have in store for the rest of 2016.
So what do you think of this month's box? Have you tried any of the products featured in January's box before? And did you make any health related New Year's resolutions for 2016? If so, how are you getting on with them?