August Degustabox | Subscription Box Review

August Degustabox

The August Degustabox was along the theme of back to school. None of the products in our box were actually used for school though as the box arrived just before we went on holiday, so we took it with us! There were some quite exciting products in this box; some I’d come across before and some I hadn’t.

  • Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
  • Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
  • All for much less than you would pay in the shops!

So what was inside the August Degustabox?

August Degustabox contents

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Our August favourites | Mazes, bear hunts, and a holiday

August favourites

The month of August seems to have whizzed by in a blur! I think it’s because I tried to get lots of work, some more fun in, and the school shopping finished before we went on holiday at the end of the month. When we came home earlier this month, it was only three days before the boys went back to school and I didn’t want to be rushing around.

I could just include everything we did on holiday in this post but then there wouldn’t be much room for anything else! So, I’m going to write about our holiday adventures separately. There is food involved, as usual, and some summer holiday fun.
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Chocolate bark, two ways – with honeycomb and pretzels | Recipe

chocolate bark - two ways

As it’s only been Jacob’s first year at school, I’ve never done the whole “buying gifts for teachers” thing. He’d had five teachers over the course of the year, so I didn’t really want to spend too much money. Therefore, I decided we would go for the personal touch and make some chocolate bark!

There are so many variations for chocolate bark – you could chuck in whatever ingredients you want really. We made two different versions; white chocolate with salted caramel pretzels and fudge pieces, and milk chocolate with crushed honeycomb and dried fruit. It’s so easy to make too – it can be done in ten minutes, plus setting time in the fridge.

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Back to school with Debenhams | Review

Back to school with Debenhams

The end of August seems to be the time when most people are running around, getting those last bits of uniform, ready for the little cherubs to return back to school. Until Jacob started primary school last year, I never realised actually how much was needed; trousers, t-shirts, jumpers, socks, shoes, coat, bags, PE kit (including shorts, tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt, jumper, trainers)… And with multiples of each, it can get expensive, right? He likes to get dirty (nothing wrong with that!) so I think we must have gone through at least 15 polo shirts through the school year; this year I decided to stock up with a pack every time I go to the store!

I actually purchased his uniform from multiple stores last year to try and get the best value. Obviously style, colour, and fit is important too. This year, Debenhams asked me if I would like to purchase some school uniform for Jacob from their online store. I didn’t realise just how much choice there was! They currently have 25% off on their spectacular event too, so there’s even better value for money right there.

Start the new term in style with our collection of clothing, school bags and PE kits. You’ll find a full range of sizes, including generous fit, for everything from girls’ school coats and skirts to trousers and shirts for boys. And with weatherproof jackets and scuff-resistant shoes for both, they’ll be top of the class with our A+ range.
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my healthy kitchen (myhk) ready meals | Review

my healthy kitchen ready meals review

Since joining Slimming World two and a half years ago, I have very rarely bought a ready meal. If I have, then it’s been from a supermarket’s own healthier range, or SW’s own. I do love being in the kitchen and getting my cook on, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or basically, just cannot be bothered… So when I was asked if I would like to sample the my healthy kitchen (myhk) range of ready meals, I accepted the mission.

Our meals are full of goodness because of what we put in, rather than what we take out.

Every one of our ready meals is under 500 calories and made with nutritious ingredients, with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. Better yet, we make sure every meal offers at least one nutritional benefit, whether it’s low in fat, saturated fat, or salt, is a source of protein or fibre, or contains 1 (or more!) of your 5 a day.
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