There are three great products in my first Testagram box, which I received a couple of weeks ago. If you’ve not heard of these subscription boxes, they are a little along the lines of beauty boxes but with recently launched household products for you to review.
You can choose the types of products that you want; as you can see I have cast the net wide to start with. Also, it is pretty much food-based, which is even more of a bonus.
Each box costs Skr 59 and they arrive every few months. For my Skr 59 I got eight different products in my first box.
- Coca-Cola Life
- Finn Crisps Rye Snacks – Sourdough and rye
- Finn Crisps Rye Snacks – Tomato and rosemary
- Flora with butter
- Happy Ears ear plugs
- Risenta bean pasta
- Risenta fruit ball snacks
- Via washing capsules
Three stand-out products
Of the eight products, we liked all of the ones that we tested (we’ve yet to try out the ear plugs and the Flora with butter) but three really stood out. The boys adored the rye snacks, especially the tomato and rosemary flavoured ones. I found them a little too bitter, to be honest, but they wolfed them down, and as they are high in fibre and low in sugar, that’s fine by me. I preferred the sourdough and rye variety – they were especially good with a bit of cheese and some fig relish. Mmmm…
Even more popular with the boys than the rye snacks were the Risenta fruit balls. In fact, I don’t think I even got a chance to look at them once I opened the package. They were gone in a flash.
And the product that I loved the most was the soya bean pasta, also from Risenta. Since I am keen on replacing gluten in some of our meals, I was excited to test this. I really liked this, although Husband and the boys were not so keen – I suspect largely because of the green colour. E in particular is highly suspicious of green food… The only thing I found was that you need to keep an eye on the time as the pasta can easily become too soft – something a lackadaisical cook like me needs to remember.
Wide range of products
The other products were also good: the washing capsules from Via were easy to use and far less messy than using powder or liquid detergent; the Coca-Cola Life was okay but disappointingly still had a lot of sugar in it (19% of the total) but we rarely ever have soft drinks and it was still interesting try to this Stevia-enhanced drink; and the ear plugs were comfortable. We haven’t been able to test the Flora with butter yet. We received a voucher covering the full cost (inside an empty tub ) but I’ve not yet been to the supermarket to get one.
I was impressed by the range of products that we were sent, and I can’t wait for the next box to arrive and see what treats we get.