It’s been a real treat to get the December Degustabox so close to Christmas with all those wonderful goodies inside. Nuts are part of the Christmas experience, but I like them as a quick and easy snack when I am out and about too. These handy packs from Planters make that really easy and they are full of nutrition and energy. Star Wars is everywhere at the moment and my very own Star Wars fan has his eye on these Popchips Galactic Puffs. They are a light and airy snack made into Star Wars’ shapes. We are big fans of rice cakes here, so we are enjoying trying out these Ryvita Lightly Salted Rye Cakes as an alternative. The biggest treat for me though of this month’s box are the Willies Cacao Black Pearls. They are pearls of single estate chocolate containing cascades of molten caramel, so they are made from the best quality raw materials.
Sleeping well is something I struggle with. I go through good phases like now when I get 8 hours sleep and wake up feeling rested. Then I’ll have a phase of waking about 4am and being unable to get back to sleep. When my sleep is bad I try all sorts of things to try to improve it and I’m looking forward to trying Sleep Well as part of that arsenal of tactics to help me sleep. You can enjoy this milk-based drink hot or cold and it helps you feel relaxed and sleepy. The benefits of Matcha Green Tea are well-known so I’m enjoying this simple to make version from Lift: Matcha Instant Green Tea.
More treats in the box too in the shape of Candy Kittens Gourmet Sweets. These come in some grown-up flavours like Sour Watermelon. Taking the Pea are an easy to carry around savoury pea snack. They are a great healthy snack as they contain more protein than crisps and less fat than nuts, and they are tasty too. I hadn’t realised that Mary Berry had branched out into food products, but I’m loving her Lemon & Mustard Seed Vinaigrette. It’s a really zesty salad dressing.
On the drinks front there’s lots to enjoy too. For the designated driver there’s San Miguel 0.0% which has all the flavour of San Miguel without the alcohol. I like to drink fruit juices if I’m not driving and Coldpress have some lovely ones. They use cold pressure to extract their juice and don’t use heat pasteurisation, which keeps the vitamins and nutrients (and the great taste) in. A good cordial is a great drink for adults and children alike. We like this Robinsons Fruit Creations one which is packed full of fruity flavours.
You can order your own Degustabox here. It’s a great way to try out new food and drink products.