How is it already October? Not that I am complaining, I absolutely love fall! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner which means a lot of family and friends gatherings and a lot of food intake! Again, I am definitely not complaining. But with all of these gatherings and holidays coming up we risk the situation of someone giving us a gift as we stand empty handed and embarrassed. In comes Degustbox!
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Who doesn’t love a good pasta dish for dinner? I was so excited to find these two items in our Degustabox! I have purchased Barilla Pasta in the past but never the ProteinPLUS pasta so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I will admit that I have also never purchased Barilla Pasta Sauce -of any flavor. Not for any reason other than because growing up my mom always purchased a certain brand so that is the same brand that I have always purchased. I absolutely LOVED both of these items. The Barilla Marinara Sauce was extremely flavorful and I didn’t add any extra seasonings, etc. (like I typically have to do with jarred marinara sauce). The Barilla ProteinPLUS Pasta has very similar qualities of whole wheat pasta including taste and texture (it feels thicker than regular pasta, to me). Unfortunately, everything that I love about these two items R didn’t like… at all. I will definitely buy other flavors of both items, maybe R and I can find a compromise!
“Bite-sized energy supplements made with delicious dark chocolate and just the right amount of caffeine plus vitamins B and D. Emergems are the tastiest way to get you through the day.” Skeptical? Me too! The directions tell you to take three nickle size Emergems to equal 133 mg of caffeine. Ok, easy enough. The only way that I can describe the texture of the Emergems is by comparing them to crispy M&Ms. The dark chocolate taste is strong but sadly the caffeine flavor is stronger and for that reason I would not purchase these again.
Being born and raised in Texas I have had my fair share of tortillas. And I love to make low carb/ low fat black bean and egg white breakfast tacos. I have been buying another brand of low carb tortillas for years and I honestly did even know that any other brand made low carb tortillas. Having said that, if I have never had low carb tortillas then I would probably love this low carb option from La Tortilla Factory. I will highly recommend these tortillas to anyone who asks for my opinion but because I wasn’t sold at first bite I cannot see myself buying these tortillas in the future.
Did someone say candy? Vegan, gluten free, non-GMO, kosher and no high fructose corn syrup or artificial ingredients. These tiny fruit chews are a perfect after lunch treat. The flavors are full, fruity and clear. Does that make sense? If not, then all that you need to know is that these candies are yummy!
Oh HAYYYYYYY bagel chips! Name five people who don’t like bagel chips. You can’t because those people do not exist. We received the Garlic and Cinnamon flavors in our Degustabox and ate them both straight out of the bag. Once I realized that both of these flavors are 110% awesome we put a little goat cheese on the garlic chips and a dollop of regular cream cheese on the cinnamon chips. Which basically boosted the flavors x100! We will absolutely buy these Hometown Bagel Chips again and I cannot wait to find the Everything flavor!
I love tea. I can tell you that I haven’t met a tea that I didn’t like. Which is a good thing because there are so many tea flavors out there and few times do you get to try it before you buy it. For these reasons I was so excited to find this Numi Tea Sampler in my Degustabox. This small box contains a lot of flavor including two black teas, two green teas, one white tea and three herbal teas! I love keeping boxes of tea in my desk so I will absolutely purchased this sampler box again!
Palo Popcorn is made with high quality ingredients like coconut oil, real cheddar cheese and non-GMO popcorn seeds. Palo Popcorns also contain no trans fats, no preservatives and no gluten! We received two flavors of Palo Popcorn: White Cheddar Cheese and Bacon Cheddar. I love popcorn and often find myself snacking on it at work so I was excited to see these two options in my Degustabox. The White Cheddar flavor is a no brainer, anything cheese flavor is delicous and this Palo Popcorn was no exception. I’ll admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to trying the Bacon Cheddar flavor. How would that even taste good? Y’all Bacon Cheddar flavor is SO yummy! I will search to the ends of the earth to find this popcorn again!
I was really rooting for these flatbread thins. They were supposed to be delicious and crispy and full of flavor. But I was very surprised when they weren’t any of those things. Well, ok, they are crispy. When first placed on your tongue these Wasa Thins taste dry and they make me think that this is how cardboard tastes. I didn’t taste any salt until after the thins were swallowed and on their way to being digested. I cannot see myself buying these in the future for any reason.
Sorry Wasa Thins, I was really rooting for you!
Another Degustabox, another box of almonds. I do not understand! Does anyone in this world actually like almonds? I have been very firm on my dislike of almonds but because I am a total professional I tried these Sriracha Almonds from Crown Nut anyway. I was worried that the sriracha flavor would be a bit over whelming and that the almonds would be too spicy but thankfully I was wrong! These almonds have really great flavor.
I noticed that for now Crown Nut only carries almonds but if they decide to produce other nut varieties I will absolutely purchase them!
Pumpkin Pie Jones Soda
Even though I know that every Degustabox customer gets the same treats in their box as everyone else, I still honestly thought that this item was chosen JUST FOR ME! Pumpkin ANYTHING is my life. Basic, I know. But in all seriousness I buy tons of pumpkin flavored items during the fall and freeze/ properly store the items so I can enjoy the flavors of fall all year. And then I opened the soda and I realized why I had never thought about looking for a pumpkin pie flavored soda. It doesn’t work. To me, pumpkin is not a sweet flavor and I mostly prefer pumpkin in savory dishes. Maybe it is because I am not a big soda drinker or maybe it is because Jones Soda is made with sugar cane but this pumpkin pie flavored soda was far too sweet for R and me. (yes, that is correct English)
So what was our answer to this Lindsey-doesn’t-like-something-pumpkin-flavored problem? Put alcohol in it. Duh. One part Pumpkin Pie Jones Soda to three parts Whiskey. Add a couple of ice cubes, sprinkle with a dash of cinnamon powder and BAM you have a beautiful pumpkin flavored mixed drink. You’re welcome.
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Until next time,