Monday, May 21, 2018

Degustabox May 2018

Another month, another fun box of goodies from Degustabox. They send me their monthly boxes at no cost to me, so I can describe the contents to you.

This month's box didn't seem to have a theme, but there was still plenty of fun.

Karma Probiotics is a drink that includes ... well, probiotics. This is a little different, though, since the active cultures are kept separate from the liquid until you release them and shake the bottle. I guess that makes sense for stocking up. Unlike yogurt, that can get a little fuzzy if it's in the fridge too long.

Goya Maria Cookies are from Spain and are apparently quite popular. There and here. I see variations of these at most of the stores around here that sell Mexican food. Yum, cookies.

Zaffi Taffy, the clean teeth taffy. These are a sweet treat that's supposed to be good for your teeth. Interesting idea, yes? These are sugar-free and a lot of other -frees as well, so they'd be safe for kids with the most common allergies. Tasty and good for you? Yeah, I'm down with that. Although this was the first time I tried the taffy, I have sampled some of the other candies from this candy.

Goya green salsa is worth checking out at your local grocery store. I've bought a whole lot of Goya products over the years, and I've always been happy with them. There are soooo many salsas, and it's a bit of a personal preference, but I have to say I liked this one, particularly with eggs. Like ... egg tacos.

Cello Whisps have come in these boxes before, and the info on this said "Back by popular demand." I'm not surprised. I can polish off a bag of these in no time. They're crispy cheese, and the one I got this time was cheddar. You can eat them like a cracker or add them to the top of a salad, or just snack on them. I wouldn't mind if someone sent me a whole case of these. Yeah, they're good.

Rufus Teague barbecue sauce is pretty good stuff. There are a couple sauces that I return to for recipes, but when it comes to sauces for chicken or ribs, I tend to try different ones, so I was pretty happy to get this sample. There were two possible flavors that came randomly in boxes, either Honey Sweet or Smoky Apple. Now I just need some ribs. And chicken.

Post Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch is a granola with Grape Nuts, cranberries, and puffed barley. I passed this one along to someone else since I have more snacks around here than I can eat. It's an interesting idea, though. I like cereals as a snack, so it makes sense to granola-ize it.

Deep River Snacks thick cut potato chips arrived just as I was having a chip craving. The little bag disappeared pretty quickly. Munch, munch. These are thick cut, so they stand up to dips without crumbling into bits.

Indiana Kettlecorn Popcorn is sweet and salty and the little bag was just enough of a snack to ward off the grumpies. There were two bags of these in the box, so I got a chance to have a second sample.

Explore Cuisine chickpea pasta is a protein-rich alternative to wheat pasta. I'm fascinated by the wide variety of non-wheat pastas on the market these days. Although I'm not gluten-free, I still think it's a great idea to offer options, and since chickpeas have a relatively mild flavor, this makes a lot of sense. I'm actually saving these for a pasta salad ... and I might even add chickpeas to it. Because I'm crazy like that.

So there you go. A month's work of snacking and savoring. In case you missed it, I get these shipments at no cost from Degustabox.

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