Friday, March 28, 2014

Graze Box Review (March 2014)

It's time for another Graze box roundup! 
This month, I switched to bi-weekly so I could try a similar subscription service that was suggested to me called "Nibblr." I'm not going to talk about it here, but expect a detailed review on them soon!

Aside from all that, you're here for a March Graze Box review!
If you want a more detailed explanation of what Graze is and what they offer, please go HERE.
Basic explanation: They send you 4 pre-portioned snacks from a lineup of over 90 to choose from. Each box is $6, and you can get them once a month, or bi-weekly. 
If you're interested in trying Graze out for yourself, you can use my referral link and receive your 1st and your 5th box absolutely free! You can cancel after the first box if you want, but trust me, you definitely won't want to!
(I always donate my referral rewards to the Graze School of Farming which you can learn more about HERE. )
Onward to boxes full of delicious, portioned goodness!

Box #1
 1. Cracking Black Pepper Cashew (whole nuts)- I really love nuts and seeds, so I was excited to try this, as it's a newer snack. This contains black pepper cashews, roasted unsalted cashews and redskin peanuts. While this was pretty decent, I found that it was a bit bland and boring to be eaten on it's own as there is no salt on these.

2. Spicy Corn Taco (Savory Selection)- Graze has some of my favorite savory snacks, and this is the first time trying this one. It contains hot chili peanuts, edamame beans and roasted corn. I don't think the chili peanuts are as spicy as they sound, but they do have a bit of a kick. That chili flavor on the peanuts makes up for the lack of salt on the corn and beans, and this makes for a super satisfying crunchy snack! I don't think it taste like a taco, but it's pretty yummy anyway!

3. Honeycomb Flapjack- Flapjacks are still my favorite thing that Graze offers. I truly can get anything like them anywhere else, and overall they're what keeps me subscribed to Graze. These little oatmeal/granola-like bars are excellent to cure a sweet tooth or if you need some energy on the go. The honeycomb flapjacks are one of my favorites because they have just enough chocolate to be satisfying, but not overly sweet.

4. Triple Berry Smoothie (fruit)- This is another one of the newer snacks and It's ridiculously good. It has mini strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and banana coins, and really does taste like a fruit smoothie. It has some of my favorite fruits in it, and the Graze strawberries taste like homemade fruit snacks. Yum!

BOX #2
1. Morning Energizer (fruit and nuts)- This is one of the "nutritionist picks" which means it's super good for you! It contains pears, cherries and walnuts. I think that this can be a little bland if you're not into everything that in this mix, but I find it to be fresh and tasty. The dried pears are pretty new to me, and I think they're delish! The tartness of the cherries really flavors this entire snack for me.

2. British Barbecue (savory selections)- British Barbecue is a snack I've had a few times, and I always enjoy it. It has rosemary crostini, mini basil bread sticks, spicy seeds and smoked almonds. It's got a smokey flavor that mixes perfectly with the roasted seeds/almonds, and is offset nicely by the crostini and bread sticks. If you like savory snacks and smokey flavors, this would be a hit!

3. Fruit & Seed Flapjack- Flapjacks: freakin' delicious, soft granola/oatmeal bars of wonder. Love them, and love this flavor. It's sweet, but also has a bit of a crunch because of the pumpkin seeds! 

4. Banana Caramel Dippers- I'm on the fence with this one. This is a new snack, and it's the first time I've received it. I am a huge fan of the the summer berry compote, which is very similar to this, but I just wasn't sure how I felt about this. I like Graze's shortbread dippers, but the banana flavor on these ones was just a bit too intense for me. I am not a fan of their caramel sauce at all, so it wasn't a surprise when I didn't like it with the banana dippers either. I don't think this is horrible, but I didn't like it enough to want to get it again. 

Overall Thoughts
I didn't get any super exciting snacks this month, but I'd say I'm much happier this month than I was in February. I'm glad I got Flapjacks in both boxes, and think that Graze did a good job sending a good mix of snacks in each box! If you're interested in trying Graze, please consider using my referral code (link is a at the beginning of this post) and get your first and fifth box for free!

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