Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Graze box review

      Graze Box is a new snack subscription box that offers weekly deliveries of yummy, healthy, natural foods like nut and seed mixes, dried fruits, crackers, trail mixes, dips and dippers, and other natural treats. You can pick from a "nibblebox" (pick from more than 100 snacks) or a "lightbox" (pick from 50 snacks between 50 and 100 calories). The company will select four snacks for you each week. You can then rate the snacks after you've tried them - "trash" if you don't want them to send it to you again, "try" if you want to give it a try, "like" if you want it sent occasionally, and "love" if you want it sent regularly. You can also postpone your shipment if you don't want to receive it every week. The box costs $5 a week.

        I signed up last week when they first started shipping in the United States. They are originally a British company. I love their box and I love that the snacks are packaged in perfect portions. And I was really pleased with the selection that I got in my first box. The website actually lists what will be coming in your box so it wasn't a surprise, but I think in the future I will try not to peek so that I can be surprised next time. 
       A super cute insert welcomed me to the Graze Box program and listed my invitation code to give out to friends. It lists information about the subscription and where to find other information online and how to contact the company. 
      The back of the insert listed the nutritional information for each of the snacks included. The complete ingredients list can be found on their website, but they do list any common allergens like milk, nuts, soy, and wheat. It also lists "best by" dates for the snacks so you can make sure to eat them while they are fresh.
          I chose the "nibblebox" because I wanted to have the most options. I feel like I got a pretty good mix of snacks in this box. Isn't the packaging super cute? Each snack pops right out of the box so you can toss it in your purse, backpack, car, or wherever. 

Here's what I got in my box:
  • Lightly Toasted Pistachios: Whole pistachios roasted with a touch of salt. 192 calories. I really love pistachios so I'm sure that I will enjoy this. Graze offers several flavors of pistachios and I will happily try any of them. 
  • Toffee Apple: Sticky toffee sauce with dried green apple slices. 67 calories. This snack was pretty tasty. The dried apple wasn't my favorite, but the toffee sauce was scrumptious. The apples pieces are pretty small and the container isn't the best size for dipping so it did get a bit messy, but I wouldn't hold that against them. 
  • Fruity Mango Chutney: Fruity mango chutney with black pepper dippers. 80 calories. This snack was probably the one that I was least excited about since I don't love mango and it just sounds kind-of odd. But after giving it a try, I was actually pleasantly surprised. The flavors tasted really gourmet and interesting. I definitely liked it. 
  • Light Lemon and Poppy Slice with Afternoon Infusion Tea: A small piece of lemon and poppy seed cake with an afternoon infusion tea bag. 84 calories. I tried this snack first because its best by date was the day that I received it. I was not disappointed. It tasted like a lemon poppy seed muffin and the tea was really yummy too. I would be happy to receive this in my box each week. Currently, this snack is no longer available on their website, but hopefully it will return. 

      I received this box for free and was planning to cancel after I received it. But now I'm kind-of hooked and I want to try out some of their other snacks. They are so yummy and convenient. If you want to check out Graze, you can go to their website HEREBecause the box is new and still not open to the public, you have to use a code from a current member to sign up. You can use my code NC7LWWND to try out Graze, you will get your first box for free too! If you stick around for three weeks after that, you will also get your fifth box for free. 

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