Tuesday, 8 December 2015
FOOD: Treats Galore with the November Christmas Degustabox
Yes it's foodie heaven time again. And what is the best of time of year for food? Christmas of course. Honestly the best food is available in December and you all know it's basically a crime not to take full advantage of the festive season to veg out on the sofa and snack away!!
With Christmas quite literally waving at us, it was a welcome treat to receive the November Degustabox* in the post. And this is probably the best one I've had so far. Filled with lots of treats perfect for the Christmassy season.
Just to give you a taste....
Ryvita Black Pepper and Cheddar Flatbreads, and Ryvita Green and Black Olive Crackers are the perfect accompaniment with all those cheeses. The flatbreads are especially yummy with baked camembert (stick in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 180C - you're welcome)
Pair the above with the Branston Orchard Fruit Chutney, and you are on to a snack winner!
Complete your cheese and snack platter with Bourne and Wallis - pickled beetroot for the win!
Teisseire Vanilla and Caramel Gourmet Drops are the perfect little extra to take your hot drinks to the next level, and in the privacy and comfort of your own home!!
Belvita Sort Bakes are great for early starts - especially if you're off to visit family this season.
Butterrkist Salted Caramel makes for a new treat in front of the tele, or stick with tradition and go Sweet and Salted.
Of course no Christmas is complete without jelly, so Hartleys Glitter Jelly and Black Cherry Jelly are a must. The Black Cherry is already gone in our house, but we're saving the Glitter Jelly for a special occasion. There was also a disturbing gorgeous trifle recipe for this, which I may just have to make!
For the drinkers, and a firm favourite in our household is Rekorderlig Dry Apple cider. We love Recorderlig as it is, and this flavour went down a treat with my husband. Plus a mini bottle of Baileys is a sure treat for Christmas Eve.
For the gluten-free friends JimJams Hazlenut Chocolate Spread - we're saving this for my best friend who is GF, plus it's healthy too!
Mini snacks came in the form of naughty Divine Chocolate and nice Nim's Fruit Crisps.
And last but by no means least is the Holy Lama. This is a concentrated Mulled Wine Spice Drop, perfect for Christmas Day. If you would like to try your own use code "Degustabox" on their website for 15% off.
If you fancy yourself your very own Degustabox, use code BLDEG15 for £6 off your box!
And for cat owners - the packaging makes for some excellent cat toys!! Dante loves the Degustabox as much as we do!
See the previous boxes here and here.
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