Last month I reviewed Degustabox, the monthly subscription surprise food box, but I was a little disappointed with it as not many of the contents were suited to us. However, as with all things like this, it's swings and roundabouts and what one person likes might not be suited to another and I saw lots of positive comments on the Degustabox Facebook page from very happy customers.
This month the box was very much more suited to us, filled with crisps, crackers, chutney, malt loaf and chocolate biscuits there was plenty to like.
Contents of the box
Ryvita chilli thin bites
Ryvita cheddar & cracked pepper thin bites
English Provender Co damson & port chutney
English Provender Co redcurrant & rosemary sauce
Soreen toastie loaf
Soreen banana lunchbox loaves
Scheckter's natural energy drinks x 2
Bahlsen Pick Up!
Tyrell's apple crisps
Tyrell's cinnamon apple crisps
I particularly enjoyed the Bahlsen biscuits and Tyrell's cinnamon apple crisps, which were so light and crispy, nothing like the dried apple that I was expecting. You can find more details on the products and previous boxes here.
I decided to use the jar of Peppadew sweet peppers in a rice dish for the family. It's a really quick recipe using pre-cooked basmati rice.
Chorizo and Pepper Fried Rice - serves 4/5
2 tbsp Olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, crushed
225g Chroizo, sliced
800g cooked Basmati rice
400g Peppadew Piquanté peppers
Heat the oil in a large pan
Add the onion, garlic and chorizo and fry gently for approx 10 minutes, until the onion has softened
Stir in the cooked rice and mix well and continue to fry gently until the rice is heated through
Stir in the peppers and heat for a minute or 2 longer before serving
I was sent the Degustabox for the purpose of this review - if you want to try out Degustabox for yourself you can
use the code 84WZB to receive £3 discount when you register.