Lots of lovely goodies in June’s Degustabox. I am loving the little pesto pots from Sacla. They are nice and small with a single serving in each one. My main problem with pesto is that I don’t seem to get through a jar quickly enough, so this is a good solution. I also think it would be good to take backpacking as they are very light and would be easy to prepare. Heinz Amoy Coconut Milk is perfect for incorporating into a lot of Asian cuisine like a Thai Green Curry. The Branston Spicy Tomato Relish would be perfect for a summer barbecue: it goes very nicely with burgers and hot dogs. While we are on the subject of barbecues, Schwartz have an American Smokehouse Homemade Burger Mix which has been formulated to make tasty, juicier burgers. You just add the mix to your mince. Haywards Medium and Tangy Silverskins (pickled onions) weren’t for me as I am not a pickle fan, but my husband does enjoy this sort of thing and they do bring a little tang to a salad or a ploughman’s lunch. Miracle Noodles are a perfect addition to any quick, after-work meal and perfect with a stir fry.
Drinks from Zeo have appeared in Degustabox deliveries before and this Cloudy Lemon was a welcome sight. We love a traditional lemonade and this one has natural sweetener stevia as well as sugar, so each 250ml serving only has 28 calories. Marstons have created Kin Star a handcrafted lager with bold flavours, which is great as lagers can so often be a bit insipid.
There are some sweet treats too. We liked the Destrooper-Oliver Butter Waffle Crisps and we partnered them with ice cream for a bit of crunch with our dessert.Have you tried a bake in a mug brownie yet? This a fun one to do on a wet afternoon or when you just need a little treat: Bakedin Chocolate Mug Brownie Mix. Butterkist Yoghurt Coated Popcorn adds something a bit different to popcorn and this is perfect for movie night. Smooze Mango and Coconut is a ‘freeze at home’ fruit ice with all natural ingredients. This one is for me as I’m the coconut fan in this house. Perfect for those hot summer afternoons.