Do you know what is one of the best feelings in the world? When it completely slips your mind that you should be expecting a package but then you check your email and suddenly you have a package to track until delivery. Well, that is exactly what happened to me with my July 2016 Degustabox! I love surprises which is probably why I love getting a new Degustabox monthly!
Did you know that you can drink Alo? Am I the only person who had no idea? Either way, this ALO Pulp Free Allure tastes very fresh and makes me want to be at the beach and eat healthier for the rest of my life. Only kidding about that last thing. For real though, R and I even purchased other flavors of this juice because we like it so much!
You know how some people have a sweet tooth? Well, I have a salty tooth. I will take a bag of chips over a bag of cookies any day. These popchips are full of flavor and are surprisingly not deep fried… even though based on their crunch I would have never known if I didn’t read up on these bad boys. We will absolutely be adding these popchips Ridges to our grocery list and I cannot wait to try their other flavors (Salted, BBQ and Chili Cheese).
TBH I am not much of a mayo eater in general. I put this Chipotle Mayonnaise on my sandwich along with Jalapeno Monterrey Jack Cheese and Buffalo Chicken. When I say that this sandwich was too hot to eat I am not being a wimp. I am going to try this Chipotle Mayonnaise on a burger next time because there is so much flavor to give up on it after my sandwich fail but, yee be warned!
I assume that when most people see flour in their Degustabox that will use it for baking but I new instantly that we would use it for R’s Deed Fried Chicken Parm (recipe coming soon). R replaced our wheat flour with White Lily Enriched All Purpose Wheat and Red Grape Seed Flour Blend. Although there was no taste difference in the final product R did notice that the chicken crust did not brown as quickly as he usually sees.
When I opened my Degustabox and saw a full size box of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Real Strawberries I actually laughed out loud. I grew up eating the original Honey Bunches of Oats but admittedly haven’t had a bowl of this deliciousness in years. Although I am not sure why, my first instinct was to make this yummy cereal into Honey Bunches of Oats Crispy Treats. Side note, dried fruit packaged in cereal semi freaks me out for reasons that I may never know so of course I have to try a handful of the cereal before I began creating with it. The cereal not only smelled super fresh but the strawberries by themselves tasted fresh as well. I didn’t taste an of the horrible chemicals that you might assume you’d taste. Nope, only freshness!
These Honey Bunches of Oats Crispy Treats are spectacular! I feel much more distinguished eating these than I do eating a normal (and now seemingly boring) crispy treat.
Quick Recipe: melt 3 TBSP of butter in a pot over medium heat, stir in 10 oz bag of marshmallows until melted, remove from heat and stir in entire box of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal with Real Strawberries. Place mixture into 13 x 9 baking dish. Let cool before serving (about 30 minutes).
I worked at Starbucks for 4 years while I was in college so when I saw this Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix in my Degustabox I was very skeptical. I love me a good Chai Tea Latte but because of my background I know that to be made properly they are made with warm milk and, in my opinion, they need to have foam on top for extra decadence. I swallowed my barista pride and packed one of the convenient prepackaged Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix in with my lunch so I could drink it as my afternoon pick me up.
To my surprise, this Chai Tea Latte was everything that I didn’t think it would be. I was certain that this would turn into a chalky mess but the power mixed up extremely easy with my hot water and my stirring even created some delicious foam! To top things off, R tried this Chai Tea Latte and thought it was delicious too! We will definitely be purchasing this Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix when our current box runs out and if you love Chai Tea Lattes then I highly recommenced you trying these as well.
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Until next time,