Not long ago I was approached by Degustabox to review some of their boxes. This is the June box; there was a problem with the delivery so I got it a bit late just before I went away, which is why I am writing this post so late in the month.
The delivery was a bit of a mess, apparently there was a product that burst and the box got damaged but I contacted customer service, who were very efficient and said they would send another box asap.
Once I got the box I opened it and started munching pretty much straight away.
It seems it had a picnic theme, full of snacks and to-go products. Here are the contents of the box and what we thought of them:
Coconom: Coconut organic sugar. I would love to try using it in my next cake recipes so I will let you know when I try it!
Zeo drinks: Lightly carbonated drinks with naturally extracted fruits. We weren’t massive fans. I don’t personally like carbonated drinks and the taste was a little bit faint and didn’t really pop.
Vybe Juice: Coconut water. I am not a fan of coconut water but my friend loved it.
Love Chin Chin: It says on the packet that this is a “sweet snack popular in Africa”. They tasted like cinnamon and the ginger Christmas cookies I usually get from Ikea. Made me feel all Christmassy!
Brioche Pasquier: Pitch Brioche with chocolate chips and brioche with chocolate filling. Pitch are free from artificial colours, preservatives and hydrogenated fats. These are delicious and always a favourite. I started eating them as soon as I opened the box. I love brioche!
Kallo salt and vinegar: mini rice cakes with salt and vinegar flavouring. For me the taste of vinegar was too strong. I love rice cakes but I couldn’t finish these.
Kallo Chocolate rice cakes: These rices cakes however were absolutely amazing. Rice cakes with milk chocolate on one side and almond crumbs. These I will definitely buy again!
Melba thins multigrain: These are little thin multigrain toasts that are perfect for picnics or as a starter. Great with pate or this lovely tomato and olive salsa below! These are a must for any picnics or garden parties.
I would definitely recommend to sign up for Degustabox. For £12.99 including delivery, you get to try quite a lot of new products that you wouldn’t normally buy at the supermarket. If you decide to go for it, you can use this £3 discount : 5SKF4.
I am going to do a giveaway for a box soon so come back to make sure you don’t miss out!
Now, for the recipe!
This is a super easy salsa that you can use as a bruschetta topping or add to your Mexican foods such as fajitas. You can add some chilli to add a little kick if you fancy it! It is summery and goes perfectly with any kinds of breads but as I had these Melba thins and I hardly ever have bread at home it was the perfect combination.
You could use the Melba thins with guacamole or a nice pate or any dip really.
This summer has been dreadful; I still haven’t been out on a picnic or gone for a walk in Richmond Park or actually done anything outdoors. I cannot wait to go on holidays in a couple weeks!
This is for 2 people but you can easily double or triple or mix it up depending how hungry you are. It is as well the kind of recipe you have to taste while making it, make sure there is enough herbs and seasoning to your taste and that the garlic isn’t too overpowering (ours was a little bit!).
Here is what you need:
6 tomato cherries diced
Handful of pitted olives, sliced (these can be green of a mix of colours)
Half a clove of garlic crushed (raw garlic can be a bit over powering, taste before adding it all)
A good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Tsp of Italian herbs (oregano, basil, marjoram)
Salt and pepper to season
Mix everything together and let it rest for a little bit in the fridge, so all ingredients get all the flavours. Put a teaspoon on a piece on Melba thins and enjoy! It will be gone in no time!
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Please note: this box was received free of charge, but the opinions expressed in this post are my own. I was not obliged to write a positive review, and the company did not see this review before it was put up on the site.