Monday, 5 May 2014
April Degustabox Review and Chocolate Covered Bananas
Dr. Oetker Fine Cook's Chocolate. This is a perfect example of why I love Degustabox. I would never have purchased this before, opting for a standard bar of chocolate to use in baking instead. However, after using it for coating bananas I now realise that it is to do with the consistency. This is thicker than a milk chocolate and therefore better at covering. I haven't used the dark chocolate one yet, but I will have a go at cake pops with this.
Lindor Treat Bar. If you love the lindt balls then you will love this. The difficulty was not eating it all at once.
Keogh's Atlantic Sea Salt and Irish Cider Vinegar Crisps. These were lovely and the kind of thing I would purchase in a coffee shop.
Crabbies Raspberry Alcoholic Ginger Beer. I didn't think I would like this at all but my husband was keen to try in. As it turned out it wasn't his kind of drink, but it was mine. This would be perfect on a warm sunny day with a BBQ
Clearspring Miso soup on the go. Miso soup is one of those things that I actually like but rarely buy. As I am currently looking at healthier snacks this fits the bill well.
Go Splash. A tiny bottle that makes low cal cordial. Not to my taste but the boys enjoyed it.
Cawston Press - Rhubarb. On the can it says it is deliciously tart. This is a good description!
Mornflakes. These are great if you take breakfast to work. You don't need milk, just add water!
McVites Jaffa cake mini rolls. I knew that I would like these, but was taken by the packaging telling me that they are good frozen. I therefore froze them and they are right! Try it! They aren't hard just cold.
If you would like to try a Degustabox for yourself they have provided my readers with a discount code: HW56C meaning you will be a £3 saving off of your first box. That means you will get a surprise box delivered for just £9.99
Chocolate Covered Bananas
I am not sure why I have never tried these before. I think I must have been concerned that I wouldn't like the consistency of the bananas. They are so simple to make, the kids could do them - although there could be melted chocolate everywhere.
2 Bananas cut into chucks
Dr Oetkers Fine Cooks Milk Chocolate Cake Covering
Dr Oetkers sugar stars
lollipop sticks or coffee stirrers
A polysytrene block - or improvise like me with some pots of play doh to stick the sticks in!
Cut the bananas into chunks and place a stick in each one.
Break up a bar of Dr Oetker and melt in the microwave for a minute and a half.
Dip in the bananas
Cover with sugar stars.
Allow to cool and then pop in the freezer.