09 August 2014

Degustabox - July Review

If you would like to try Degustabox for yourself and get a cheeky £3 off your first box just click here.

So I enjoyed my first Degustabox so much that I decided to stick with it for another month. In this months box I received: 

  • 3 bottles of ZEO drinks (peach & grapefruit, citrus crush & lime zest) 
  • 3 packets of Portlebay Kracklecorn (popcorn) (crispy bacon & maple syrup, sweet & salt, chilli & lime)
  • 6 packets of Maggi sauces 
  • Dr. Oetker Eton Mess and Violet Crystals 
  • 2 Hornsby's Apple & Blueberry cider 
  • Green & Blacks Dark Chocolate & lemon chocolate

Unfortunately a lot of this box won't get used straight away (Maggi's and Dr Oetker) and the popcorn will need to be sampled and reviewed by Jamie.

What I can review: firstly the chocolate. Dark chocolate isn't my thing BUT this was lovely, just a square or two totally satisfied any sweet craving I had. This I would possibly buy again. 

Secondly, Hornsby's apple & blueberry cider. At first I thought this was very 'odd' tasting but I have to admit half way through a cold bottle on a Friday night I was quite enjoying it. Would I buy it? Potentially. It makes a bit of a refreshing difference from my normal Rekorderlig mixed berry or strawberry & lime. 

Rudi enjoying the box again - pretty sure he's looking forward to it more than me!

05 August 2014

Steak'N'Shake Tuesdays!

Last Tuesday I was very fortunate enough to be heading along to Steak in Edinburgh for some free dinner after winning their 'SteakNShake' competition the week before. 

Every Tuesday Steak run the competition via their Twitter page, all you have to do is come up with a milkshake flavour and they choose the one the like best from that week - simple. 

My entry - mango & passion fruit. 

Now I have to admit, this was actually my second time winning. My first time being last December when it had not long started, I'm sure it was 'chocolate orange' flavour as it was Christmas time. So anyone thinking you can't win. You can (go,go,go)

My first trip to Steak was my first 'proper' date with Jamie, as in dinner and drinks. So it was also a great reminiscence. 

Every Tuesday between 5pm – 10pm feast on a 200g rump steak with fries and wash it down with a refreshing milkshake - yum. - £15.00pp

Before we went up for our meal, we headed to Beer & Skittles, it was my first time in, although I've been meaning to for AGES. 

Huge plus points:

Lovely beer garden 
Huge sofa booths for when it gets a bit chillier 
£10* beer pitchers with 'Beer & Skittles' beer made specially by Bellhaven. 
(*you must check-in on Facebook to get this special deal)

I enjoyed Beer & Skittles so much I'm even thinking of inquiring as to whether I could reserve more than one booth for my 30th. It would be a fab place to meet for a few hours before folk tail off.

After a few, ahem, 3 pitchers of beer (there were three of us to begin with) .... we went with a bottle of Cótes Du Rhóne to finish off with, which was lovely as always.

Our server couldn't have been nicer, and we were even able to have our table pushed back 45 minutes whilst we finished our beer downstairs. 

I couldn't recommend Steak or Beer & Skittles any more, especially for mid-week treats like this. 

Standard food pic

*Disclaimer - I have not been paid for this post and all thoughts are my own.