Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Degustabox - January

Another month, another box 'o goodies from Degustabox. As usual, it was a mix of things I was familiar with, things I'd never heard of, things I liked, and a few things that I was glad to try, but probably won't buy again.

After getting these boxes for many months, I've sampled a lot of food, and I've also given a bit of it away. It's just me, so it makes sense for me to be generous with the extras. And of course it makes sense for me to give away the things that include ingredients I know I won't like. I'm looking at you, coconut.

Welch's Fruit 'n Yogurt Snacks
There are single-serve bags of fruity snacks that have a thin yogurt coating. The coating adds a nice amount of creamy flavor to the snacks. They're sweet, but not overly sweet. A nice little nosh. If I worked in an office, this is the kind of thing I'd have stashed in a desk drawer for a little mid-day snack.

Jolly Time Healthy Pop Butter Microwave Popcorn
Oh heck yes. Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks, and this is one of the brands that I buy when I don't buy plain kernels. Let's face it, popcorn in a bag is super-easy and these are a little lower in calorie that the full-fat versions you can get.

Go Organically Fruit Snacks
These are little soft gummy fruit treats in single serve bags for snacks. Not super-sweet, but not tart, either. I thought they were nice, but not exciting. I'll bet kids would love 'em.

Prince of Peace Ginger Honey Crystals
These crystals are mixed with hot water to make a hot tea. The ginger was there, but not super-strong and biting. The honey flavor was definitely there, too. While it's meant as a hot drink, I think it would work well chilled or fizzed, too. Each packet makes one drink.

Hungry Jack Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix
I seldom eat pancakes, so I passed these along to someone else who would appreciate them more. I thought it was interesting that there was a pancake mix with pumpkin spice flavor - you probably wouldn't need syrup with these.

Entenmann's Little Bites Party Cakes
If you're familiar with Entenmann's bakery goods, these are mini versions packed in bag. I got the party cakes, that had colored sprinkles baked into the caked. I thought they were a bit sweet - or they would have been if I was eating a while slice of cake. Since these were just one or two bites, it was fine that they were a little bit sweet.

ALO Refresh Aloe Beverage with Cucumber and Cantaloupe
I don't usually drink flavored drinks except coffee or tea, so this one is still unopened. It sounds like it would be comforting and refreshing, though.

Cello Whisps Cheese Crisps
These little crackers are totally addictive in the best possible way. They're nothing but cheese, cooked until they're crisp. Unlike the ones I've made at home that are super-thin, these are a little thicker. I was thinking these would be awesome on a salad, but I loved snacking on them, like crackers. They'd also be fun with soup.

McDonnells Korma Coconut-Flavored Curry Sauce
While this sound yummy, I'm not a big fan of coconut, so I decided to pass it along to someone else. Sorry, coconut, but I just don't love you. This is supposed to be a mild-flavored sauce mix, so it would be good for people who don't like super-spicy curries.

Live Smart Kids Bars
These bars are all-natural, gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and vegan and are designed to be healthy and delicious for kids. Since I don't have any of those small people here, I passed it along to someone else who would like it better.

One and Done Seasoning
While not an official part of the box, this was included in some boxes this month as a "thank-you" for answering some survey questions. I sniffed, but didn't use it, but this seems like it would be a good all-around seasoning for a lot of things.

I receive these boxes from Degustabox at no cost to me, so I can tell you all about them.

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