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Degustabox Review

Another month has passed and another Degustabox has landed on our doorstep. Regular readers will know that we have been receiving a box full of delicious food items on a monthly basis for some time now and every month we can't wait to see what the box will contain. If you've not heard about Degustabox let me tell you a little about them. They are a monthly subscription food box service. Each month you pay £12.99 (this includes delivery) in return you will receive between 9 - 14 surprise food products, items vary each month and some of them are new products. The value of your box will always be more than what you have paid. However, if you aren't happy with the service and you wish to cancel your subscription you can do so at any time as you are under no obligation to buy more boxes than you want too.

In This Box:

  • Quinola MotherGrain - Ready cooked Organic and Fairtrade Quinoa and Split Peas. Each pack is full of nutrients and is delicious both hot and cold. The perfect accompaniment to any meal. Gluten free and suitable for vegans.
  • Aspire Drinks - Healthy, calorie-free, sugar-free drinks that are made with green tea and beneficial extracts such as ginger and guarana. The green tea helps support weight management and helps keep energy levels stable.
  • Finn Crisp - Tasty, crunchy seeds and sea salt snacks. High in fibre and contain no added fat.
  • Nativa - 100% natural sweetener that's sweet like sugar but without the calories. Made from stevia and natural nectar, Nativa is diabetic friendly and contains only 0.4 calories per serving. Can be used just like sugar in hot drinks, baking and any other place where you may have sugar.
  • Protein Boost - The perfect start to any day. Contains 20g of protein in each bottle. Available in two flavours Chocolate and Strawberry. 
  • Propercorn - Crunch corn that has a unique texture and contains only natural flavourings makes a great alternative to popcorn or nuts. There are four flavours available, all are suitable for vegans and are gluten free. 
  • The Collective - Tasty gourmet live yoghurts. Each yoghurt contains a double layer of delicious fruit compote. The perfect snack, breakfast or dessert.
  • Fruitella 30% Less Sugar - Same juicy fruity taste as original Fruitella but with 30% less sugar. 
  • Yushoi - Coconut & Chili Yushoi Snapea rice sticks are a great alternative to crisps. They are made using green peas and baked so they're a healthier alternative. High in fibre and a great source of protein.
  • Crabbie's - Scottish Raspberry flavoured Alcoholic Ginger Beer. Crafted for 6 weeks with real ginger and spices to give it a unique taste. Available in both can and bottles at all good supermarkets. A refreshing drink that's perfect enjoyed chilled.
  • Popchips - Are the fastest growing crisp brand in the UK. They have recently launched a new range. The new ridges have the same standout flavour as their other ranges but contain fewer calories. They are suitable for a gluten-free diet and vegetarians.
  • The Chia Co - Chia Seeds are high in fibre, omega 3 and protein. You can sprinkle them on your breakfast cereal or yoghurt or add them when baking muffins, bread and cakes. 
  • Chosan By Nature - A thirst quenching drink containing Hibiscus that's low in both calories and sugar. 100% organic and free from preservatives, additives and colourings. 5p from every bottle sold will be given to African food producers to improve their quality of life. Available in 4 flavours.
  • We Are Little's  - Natural French Vanilla Infused instant coffee contains no added sugar and contains only 4 calories per cup. The perfect pick me up for any time of the day. Available from Sainsbury's. Waitrose, Holland & Barrett and Wholefoods.

For more information about Degustabox, you can find them on Facebook and Twitter. If you'd like to try Degustabox, My Three and Me have a code that you can use to get £7 off your box. Simply enter LROK5 at the checkout.

*The contents of your box will vary to what you see above as we receive items from both alcohol and non-alcohol boxes* 

The Best Retweet ... EVER!!!

If you're a child of the 80's / 90's I bet you've seen Cool Runnings - if not then where have you been it is one of the best films ever and the soundtracks pretty decent too. If you've not seen it then watch it, if you've seen it then why not watch it again. 

A couple of weeks ago Matthew and I decided we'd watch Cool Runnings as there was nothing on TV - daytime TV really is boring sometimes, so set the scene - the kids were at school, Matt had the day off from work and as we'd recorded it on the Sky box over Christmas we decided we'd sit down and watch the film uninterrupted so that we could enjoy it better.  We made a brew and grabbed some biccies, put out feet up and then we laughed and recited almost the whole of the film word for word and then laughed some more over our really rubbish Jamaican accents. 

Tracks of My Years - The Mighty Duxburys

Tracks of My Years is back with a whole host of new bloggers who will be sharing their tracks over the next few weeks. 

First up is the very lovely Amy from The Might Duxburys. She can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. I think Amy has some great tracks in her list and I love how she's set them out with little categories. Let's take a closer look at the Tracks of Amy's Years.

A Little Rant of Sorts.... Everyone Seems To Have An Opinion When It Comes To Us Getting Married...

It seems everyone has an opinion. The minute we mention to some of our family members that we are finally going to start planning our wedding day they all seem to want to plan the day for us - either that or they have to voice their concern about our choice of venue, theme, colours, guests and everything else that comes with it and I am fed up of hearing well so and so won't come if so and so comes and oh you can't sit them with them! Seriously when was this ever up for discussion? I don't ever remember saying that they had a choice about anything other than if they'll be joining us for the day and what they'd like to eat if we decide on a sit-down meal - the rest is up to us.