May Degustabox and Cider Pulled Pork Recipe


Friday 20 June 2014

May Degustabox and Cider Pulled Pork Recipe

I have actually started getting quite excited about recieving a Degustabox each month. My text message arrives, telling me that my box will be delivered tomorrow and I start wondering what treats it will include. The following day, I am texted with an 1hr time slot and as the courier is DPD I can even check online to see if they are running on time.

Here is what we thought about the products in May's box

Garofalo: Drum wheat pasta. Tasted good and I would consider buying if I was doing pasta for a dinner party.

Cawston Press, apple: Nice but not as good as the Rhubarb one that was in a previous box.

Taylors of Harrogate Blackcurrant and Elderflower: I am not really a fruit tea drinker but this did taste nice.

Raw Chewing Gum: Not my kind of thing at all. I made the mistake of having a piece after dinner and then couldn't sleep. Not for me or my family.

Ciro: When I received these I wondered if it is worth paying more for tomato puree? So I did a taste test alongside my usual supermarket brand. There is no comparison ciro wins hands down for flavour.

Hornsby's: I am not a cider drinker, but have to say the Strawberry and Lime cider was lovely and I would consider purchasing this again.

Kettle Sweet Potato crisps: nice.

Finn Crisp: You could definately taste the sour dough flavour. Nice for a change.

Elizabeth Straw flutes: Dark chocolate sticks that I will probably use for cake decorating.

Dr. Oetker: I have not had chance to use the cake release spray yet. I will update you when I do. If I can use my square baking tin without any sticking I will be happy.

If you would like to try a Degustabox for yourself they have provided my readers with a discount code: EFILF 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

Cider Pulled Pork
A bottle of Hornsby's cider
A tube of Ciro tomato puree
Pork shoulder joint
2 cloves of garlic

Usually I made pulled pork using passata but I thought I would have a go at using the cider and it tasted pretty good. Best thing is that it is so easy.

Take a pork shoulder joint and trim off any fat.
Put in a slow cooker with a bottle of Hornsby's cider and a tube of ciro tomato puree.
Add 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped.

Heat on low for 6-8 hours. Take out of the slow cooker and shred. We had ours on a jacket potato.

We recieved the box for the purpose of this review but the opinions here are my own.

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