It’s been a LONG time since I wrote a blog post, but since I’m on summer break, hopefully I’ll be posting more often. :)
I wanted to share a recent box subscription I tried the past few months. I am a lover of snacking, and I’m always in the mood for a yummy treat! So of course I was totally stoked when I discovered the Graze Box, which is a monthly snack box subscription that sends you four snack-sized containers consisting of a variety of sweet and savory bites. One of the things that attracted me to their brand was that it was relatively cheap – $6 a box that ships every two weeks – and you can choose to pause the shipment of a box if you don’t want it that particular week. In addition, after I tried my first box (and also before), I went on my account and rated each snack, which helps them assemble the next box according to my likes(rated as like/love) and dislikes(rated as trash). Lastly, your first and fifth box is free! And you get a personalized “friendcode” that you can share with people, so that you can get $1 off your next box for every friend that uses it!
As much as I liked the concept of their snack subscription, I decided to unsubscribe just because I felt like there were a number of times which I wasn’t a big fan of the snacks they sent me, and I felt like it was time to explore different snack subscriptions. It’s just my own personal preference; some people love their snacks! I did very much appreciate that there snacks were very health conscious -they provided nutrition labels, used simple ingredients, and had great portion control. It was definitely convenient to pop a snack box in my bag and eat it in between classes (or when I’m feeling snacky :P).
I’m going to share the snacks I received and briefly share my thoughts on them. If you ever try it out, let me know how you like it!
In general, I wasn’t a big fan of the dipping sauces but I LOVED the flapjacks (they’re like really good mini oatmeal bars)
Summer Berry Flapjack rustic rolled oat flapjack with berry-infused cranberries
This was so addicting and good! It wish there was more! :D It was perfectly sweet and chewy, sort of like a chewy oatmeal raisin cookie!
Apple Crumble raisins, cinnamon and honey almonds and soft apple pieces
You can tell I enjoyed this one because it’s almost all gone…everything was tasty and bursting with flavor!
Herby Bread Basket mini basil breadsticks, garlic crostini and oregano rice crackers
Good spices. Good crunch. Good stuff.
Jalapeno Fiesta jalapeno peanuts, roasted sunflower seeds, salsa mesquite almonds and roasted pumpkin seeds
Mmmm this one was tasty with a kick of jalapeno spice! Good pick!
Mango Chutney fruity mango chutney with black pepper dippers
This was just okay; it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. I don’t think the flavors go very well together either.
Nature’s Immunity Nuts roasted unsalted cashews, brazil nuts and raw pistachio kernels
Can’t say too much about this. It’s basically mixed nuts. Good stuff! A great way to add a handful of healthy fats from nuts to my daily diet!
Raspberry and Coconut Muffin amaretti drops, raspberry infused cranberries, almond slices and coconut flakes
Ehhh I didn’t like this one very much. The coconut flakes were flavorless and the amaretti drops were ehhh. I ended up picking out and only eating the cranberries.
Wholegrain Banana & Caramel Dippers caramel sauce with wholemeal banana shortbread dippers
This was pretty good! I didn’t really care for the caramel dip but the shortbread was soft, sweet, and satisfied my cookie craving.
Fruit and Seed Flapjack rustic rolled oat flapjack with mixed seeds and dried fruits
Again, their flapjacks are awesome! Nomnomnom
Bonnie Wee Oatbakes red onion marmalade with cheese and chive oatbakes
This one was not good and the taste of it confused me for a bit. It was very bland and dry.
Pina Colada pineapple pieces, coconut flakes and mango (sorry, I forgot to snap a picture of this)
Basically, I loved everything but the coconut flakes.
Key Lime Pie lime infused raisins, sponge pieces, mini meringues and green raisins
This was a hit! The sponges pieces tasted like mini ladyfingers (the cookies used in tiramisu), the mini meringues were a punch of sugary goodness, and I enjoyed the green raisins. The meringues were pretty sweet, so I had to pace myself and eat only one in each occasion.
Yaki Soba soba peanut, edamame beans, chili and lemon chickpea noodles and chili broad beans
This reminded me a lot of my childhood because I ate a lot of raw crushed ramen noodles shakened with the packet season (anybody else do that too??) and broad beans when I was in elementary school. It was SOO good, but SOO bad for you. This reminded me of the good ol’ days when you could just eat anything without caution. Thumbs up for this one!
Sour Cream and Onion Cashews roasted cashew nuts with sour cream and onion seasoning
I’m a fan of this one. When I was snacking on this, I was thinking of sour cream and onion Lays chips! :)
Scrumptious Blueberry Swirl blueberry yogurt raisins, raspberry infused cranberries and blackcurrants
This was a box full bursting with sugary goodness! The blueberry yogurt raisins were a bit mushy but they still tasted really good. Can’t really go wrong with dried berries. :)
Chocolate Pecan Pie chocolate fudge, chopped dates and pecan nuts
I was a fan of this one! The chopped dates looked kind of odd, but they tasted sweet and chewy! Not a fan of the fudge though, I would’ve preferred another dried fruit or a nut.
Hot Cross Yum sponge pieces, cinnamon and honey almonds and orange infused raisins
This was a favorite of mine! The cinnamon and honey almonds were super addicting! It’s basically candied almonds. The raisins were tasty with a hint of orange flavor, and the sponge pieces tasted like mini ladyfingers.
Pomodoro Rustichella mini tomato breadstick, cheddar cheese croutons and tomato, basil and oregano almonds
I finished this one pretty quickly. The flavors were good and not too herby. The croutons had a subtle cheesy taste and a good crunch. The breadsticks were pretty standard and helped to balance out the other flavors.
Triple Berry Smoothie mini strawberries, blueberries, cranberries and chewy banana coins
Everything but the chewy banana coins was really good. The berries were really sweet and chewy, but the banana coins were bland and hard to chew.
Salted Fudge and Peanut Cookie baked salted peanuts, fudge pieces, mini chocolate cookies and redskin peanuts
This was probably one of the worst boxes I’ve tried so far. The cookies didn’t taste like a peanut cookie and was slightly stale. And I’m just not a big fan of peanuts. The salted fudge didn’t taste good on my palate either. This one was kind of disappointing.