Tuesday, 17 April 2018

I have always been a huge pizza fan. My first experience with it was at a highschool Winter Carnival. For one of the events we had a coffeehouse/pizza shop with folk music and people could buy slices of pizza which was made in the schools Home Economics classroom. For me it was love at first bite!  This progressed to making pizzas at home using the box kits and then as an adult buying them from pizza restaurants.  RJ's Pizza in Winnipeg Manitoba . . . my first pizza from a dedicated pizza place. It was good.  My husband at the time and I often had pizza for a snack before bed.  Those days are long gone. If I ate pizza before bed now, I'd never sleep all night from the after-effects of indigestion and reflux!  I know TMI.   

As you know I am the lucky recipient of a Degustabox every month and as soon as I saw the contents of the March box I got really excited because I knew right away the product I wanted to use to make a recipe!  But first the box . . .

I love these boxes. Opening each one is tiny a bit like opening a Christmas gift. Always a surprise, and always filled with things that pique my interest and desire to try. Degustabox is a monthly foodie subscription service that sends out a range of 10 to 15 specially selected foodie products. There's always a great mix of new products that I haven't tried before, as well as plenty of treats from more established brands. Quite often you will have the opportunity to try  new products before they arrive in the shops, so it can be a bit of a sneak peak! Each Degustabox costs only £12.99, delivery costs are included in the price, and there is no fixed contract involved - you can cancel at any time. I love getting these boxes! They are great value for money spent.

Here is what was in the March Box.

CANNY 100% Natural Chocolate Milk  1 X £1.59

This was an extra gift as a special thank you to those subscribers who had answered the most monthly surveys. All natural chocolate milk. Refined sugar and gluten free! 

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I have never been a fan of chocolate milk myself. Not sure why, but Todd really enjoyed this!


Tenzing Natural Energy is crafted from six natural ingredients:  Green Coffee, Guarana, Green Tea, Himalayan Rock Salt, Beet Sugar and Lemon Juice. It is 55 calories per can and contains absolutely nothing artificial.

Facebook: @tenzingnaturalenergy
Instagram: @tenzing

Neither one of us was able to drink this because of religious reasons, but my neighbor really enjoyed it.  Nice served cold.

ENCONA Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce 1 X £1.49 

Explore the ultimate heat and flavour combination of Encona Limited Edition Carolina Reaper Chilli Sauce. This scorching blend of the world's hottest chilli pepper, tomatoes and spices will challenge even the bravest of chilli lovers! Why not use in a marinade and create you rown hot wing challenge or supercharge soups and one-pot dishes by adding a few drops whilst cooking. 

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 Instagram: @enconaofficial 
Twitter: @enconaofficial  

I can't eat really spicy things but our friend Tony loves anything hot and spicy so he is enjoying this!

HAFERVOLL Flapjack Limited Lebkuchen 1 X £1.99  

Hafervoll Flapjacks are the first 100% natural oat bars without added sugar, cheap stuffing or other chemical additives. Gently handmade and oven-baked, they always taste homemade. 

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One word . . . YUM!

A special Easter edition of mini eggs from the people at  Nestle. They even included a tasty recipe to use them in for Easter.

For this and more tasty recipes do check out 

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Instagram: @smartiesuki
Twitter: @smartiesuki


Ribena is excited to announce new Pineapple and Passion Fruit to its much beloved squash range. This ultimate tasty treat has NO added sugar and contains less than 15 calories per 250ml serving. Available to buy from March, Ribena Pineapple and Passion Fruit Squash is the perfect accompaniment to meal times. 

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I have been enjoying a glass of this each evening while we watch television. Its very nice!


Shreddies Max Granola is a delicious combination of crunchy oat clusters with Shreddies pieces. Made with 74% whole grain, high in fibre and a good source of protein to "maximise" your morning!

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Instagram: @ShreddiesUK

I have been enjoying this for breakfast each morning and Todd's been enjoying a sprinkle of it on top of his regular oats.  Its really very good and not overly sweet!

CHEESESTRINGS SNACK MIX  Full Value Voucher for 1 X £1.00

Introducing Cheesestrings Snack Mix. A 3 in 1 after school snack, built up of 3 individual sections, we encourage you to mix it up with our 3 variants, consisting of a crunchy cracker, real cheese cubes and a sweet treat! A perfect snack which meets all of your snacking needs.

I was one of a few bloggers selected to actually receive some actual cheese string packs without having to go to the shops to pick them up.  I got two of one variety and one of each of the other two. 

They contain real cheese, and savoury crackers and a bit of sweet. Not a lot, but the perfectly sized snack for a child for afterschool and included on the underside of the packaging is a fun puzzle and game!  I'm not a child, but I have enjoyed these for my "lunch."  Very nice.  

We always have the regular cheesestrings in our fridge. They are great high-protein snacks and our dog loves them as an occasional treat.  I cut them into quarters and she will get a quarter cut into little bits in her treat ball, which she enjoys pushing around the house.  They are also great for cheese stuffed crust pizzas . . .  just saying . . .

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Mr Lee's is an award winning range of six premium noodles in a cup, certified gluten free and low in sugar, also low in saturated fats and calories, and with absolutely no nasties! They uniquely use freeze-dried ingredients to ensure that the roduct locks in the nutrients and the flavour, so the beef tastes like beef, the ginger tastes like ginger and the bamboo tastes like  . . .  you get the picture.  Vegan options are also available. 

Facebook: @mrleesnoodles
Instagram: @mrleesnoodles
Twitter: @mrleesnoodles

I haven't actually used this yet, but I like that the noodles are not fried and that all of the ingredients are natural. Two pluss's in my opinion.


Boasting beloved book characters Matilda, the BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the wholesome Roald Dahl range encourages kids' thirst for reading whilst keeping them hydraated. Vegan Approved and low in calories, the gloriumptious drinks contain no GMOs, gluten, added sugars or artificial preservatives, making them perfect for lunch boxes.

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Great for when you are on the go, in the car, etc.!!


Cirio premium peeled plum tomatoes in two new pasta sauce recipes. Made wit 100% top Italian ingredients for a genuine and tasty dish. Simply heat through until piping hot and add to cooked pasta.

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No surprise here this is the product I chose to highlight with a recipe.  I regularly use Cirio Products in my kitchen.  Their products are all of a premium quality and I have never been disappointed!!  I knew this sauce would make the perfect base for my Pizzadillas and I was not wrong!

Pizzadillas are so easy to make and so delicious when they are done.  The kids will love these.  You simply layer sauce and cheese between two tortillas and brown in a skillet before topping with more sauce and cheese and your favourite pizza toppings and then placing them under the grill to melt the cheese and heat up your toppings!

They are very adaptable and you can use whatever pizza toppings float your boat.  Mine are all veggie, but you can use chopped cooked meats, pepperoni, etc.  Whatever you love on a pizza will go well on top of these.  Each Pizzadilla is ample enough to satisfy two normal appetites.  They are deliciously simple!

Makes 1 

Such a simple idea really, and quite, quite delicious! Quantities are for one, but easily multipliable to feed more. Quick and easy. 
low fat cooking spray
2 large flour tortillas
pizza sauce
(I used Cirio Cuor Di Pelato Parmigiano)
Mozzarella cheese
Parmesan Reggiano cheese
Cheddar Cheese
your favourite pizza toppings
(I used chopped yellow bell pepper, sliced green and black cured olives,
sliced hot pickled sweet peppers, spring onions, and sliced mushrooms)

Pre-heat your grill to high.
Take a large skillet and spray with some low fat cooking spray and heat over medium low heat. Place one tortilla into the skillet and spread with a couple of TBS of the sauce.

Sprinkle with some of each cheese and top with another tortilla, pressing it down lightly.   

Cook for several minutes until the bottom side is golden brown.  Carefully flip over.  Top wih several more TBS of the sauce, sprinkle with more cheese and your desired toppings. Brown the bottom over medium low heat until golden and the sauce in the filling is heated through and the cheese melted.  

Pop under the grill and toast until the cheese on top is melted and bubbling.  Remove from the grill and cut into wedges to serve.

Serve with your favourite dipping sauces.  Sour cream is good as is additional warmed pizza sauce. 

These are some good . . .  even hours later and served cold.  Yes, I AM a glutton!

Every box does include an information card, along with some other bits, recipes, etc. from the brands included.  I find it really handy to have, to learn about the products a bit more and to also know how much the products would cost if I went on to buy them, and also for ideas on how to use some of them.

So, that was the March  Degustabox - a nice selection of products as always. We loved it. The price of each Degustabox is £12.99 (including delivery). To order your box, visit 
 Many thanks to Degustabox UK for sending me this box. I have to say I really look forward to getting my box each month. There are always lots of things in it to enjoy and new products to try out. I highly recommend. You can also tailor the boxes to your own likes and dislikes by filling in your own Taste Profile.  Do you like the sound of this box? Why not sign up now! I find them to be really good value for money spent and I really enjoy trying out new products that I have not tried before.  

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Note - Although I was sent a box free of charge any and all opinions are my own.
Bon appetit! 


  1. :)So any people get boxes now! Clothes..make popular!

    1. They really are popular! I never know what’s going to be in the box so it’s a bit of a challenge each month to see what I can come up with! Xo

  2. Must share your pizzadilla recipe with daughter as the grandkids will love this and I know they will have fun creating their own.

    1. Thanks Linda! I am sure kids would LOVE making their own Pizzadillas! What a fun activity! xo


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