I think this has to have been my favourite Degustabox* I've had as there are so many good products included. This box has been designed to be the Back to School box as it contains a number of handy products that will be ideal for those packed lunches. If you want to see what other kind of products are included in past boxes, you can see them in my previous Degustabox posts.

Meal Items

This box has only got a few meal items within it as it's more focused on the snacks items with it being the Back to School box. The first product that can be used with many meals is the Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise (£1.69). It's made using 100% free range eggs and sustainable sourced oils which helps to deliver that creamy taste which is perfect for anything from everyday meals to those summer BBQ's. For a quick meal option, the Maggi Fusian Noodles (2 x £1.39) are ideal as they only take four minutes to cook. The Sticky Hoisin Duck ones have a rich sweet soy sauce, oriental spice and hints of roasted duck with infused oil and vegetables. An alternative option is the Fiery Sweet Chilli pack, which contains spicy chilli and ginger with onion oil and veggies. I love having packs of noodles in the cupboard for those days when I fancy a quick and easy meal. The last meal item is the Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce (£1.89), providing a tangy flavour to any meal you add it to, and is a staple item to be used in Mexican food.


Crinkle cut crisps have been around for a while now, and the Seabrook Crips (£1.00) are the original, and the ones that I remember eating when I was younger. This multipack combines three classic flavours: Sea Salted, Sea Salt & Vinegar and Cheese & Onion which are perfect to have as a snack. If you wanted something similar that's a little healthier then the Light Bites Popped Chips (2 x £0.99) might be for you. They come in at under 100 calories, are gluten free and packed with fibre and protein. Something on the sweeter side are the Bahlsen PiCK UP! Black 'N White (£1.69), a delicious white chocolate bar sandwiched in to crisp chocolate flavoured biscuits. I found these really tasty and something different to the standard chocolate bars out there. An item perfect for a packed lunch are the JellySqueeze (2 x £0.69), refreshing and re-sealable pouches that are gluten and lactose free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

If you are more of a sweets kind of person, then the Refreshers Softies (£1.00) are a good option. These are a new take on the retro sweets as they are soft, fruity and chewy while maintaining their fizz. For the chocolate lovers out there, the Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Taste Toffee Whole Nut (£0.65) is the convenient on-the-go size version of their big bar and was really nice. One last snack item in this Degustabox was the pack of Cadbury Curlywurly Squirlies (£1.99). They are bitesize pieces of the classic bar that has been selling for many years.


The first drink included was the Twisted Halo - Coconut Water, Ginger & Vodka (£1.50). It contains only natural flavours and no added sugar or sweeteners. With only 90 calories per 275ml bottle, it's a light and refreshing drink that would be at home poured over ice with a slice of lime. Rounding off this box are the Orangina Limited Edition Summer Bottles (2 x £1.20). They have an unmistakable orange flavour with a soft sparkle and citrus pulp to make it a very refreshing drink which can be enjoyed on its own or as a mixer in cocktails. Overall, I really liked this months box as it had a great variety of products. If you fancy picking up your own Degustabox, then don't forget to use the code 0GAWD at the checkout to save yourself £7.00.

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