Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Graze Box: Healthy Snacks Delivered to Your Doorstep


I love the idea of subscription boxes because it feels like Christmas every time I come home to surprise packages waiting for me. I've been keen on trying a non-beauty subscription box and came across graze on a lot of UK blogs. For now, graze isn't open to the general public but you can sign up to be on their waiting list which is what I did. I entered my email months ago and actually forgot all about it but recently they got back to me and said they finally had room for me to join the fun. The first box is free so it's nice that you get to try out the service before committing. 


The graze box consists of four "healthy" snacks packaged in a cute cardboard box. I like that there's not much packaging and the cardboard is easily recyclable but still sturdy enough to protect the snacks. The box is usually $6 and you can choose how often you would like a box. You can choose to get a box every week, every two weeks or once a month. You can also postpone getting your boxes.


There are two choices of boxes, the nibblebox or the lightbox. If you opt for the nibblebox, there are over 90 snacks that can make their way to your mailbox while the lightbox has over 50 snacks between 50 and 150 calories. I chose the lightbox just for kicks and was happy with the taste of my snacks. You can browse the entire selection of treats on the website and rate them so you're more likely to get the things you want to try and even flat out opt out of certain snacks. Out of the snacks I received, the Cinnamon Pretzel and Herby Breadbasket were the winners. The cinnamon honey almonds were delicious and the Herby Breadbasket was savory and very flavorful. The Shangri-la and Boston Baguettes were good as well but not as good as the other two.

Unfortunately, I don't think the snacks are unique enough to warrant the subscription. Also, the boxes are tiny. This is obviously good for portion control and I definitely feel satisfied after eating one of these snacks. However, cost wise I can get a lot more with $6 at Trader Joe's by buying a bag of something and splitting it up myself.


A tiny pamphlet accompanies your snacks and lays out all the nutrition facts. Graze makes snacking fun and allows you to try various flavors and foods that you might not have had before. The snacks are supposed to be nutritious and somewhat healthy which is another bonus for healthy foodies out there. If you're at a loss for what to pack with your lunch everyday and can't be bothered portioning your snacks, graze might suit you very well. While I thought it was fun to try out the box, I didn't think it was worth the price for the amount and the snacks weren't as unique as I would have liked. What do you think about food subscription boxes? Which subscription boxes are your favorites?

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