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Graze “Savory Box” Review + Free Box Coupon – November 2016

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Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly. They offer over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences.

For subscribers with food sensitivities, it’s easy to trash snacks that contain gluten, dairy, or any other specific ingredient; however, Graze snacks are produced in a facility with nuts, wheat, milk, and many other foods that might not make this subscription a good fit for anyone with severe food allergies.

Boxes are shipped via USPS and are conveniently designed to fit in most standard mailboxes.

This is a review of the specialized “Savory Box” which contains only savory snacks.

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Graze

The Cost: $11.99 per box for an 8-snack box, or $25 per box for a sharing box that contains 5 bags of snacks (about 20 servings).

COUPON: Get your first 4-snack sampler box free, no coupon required, just use this link.

The Products: Healthy snacks tailored to your specifications.

Ships to: US (and UK via the Graze UK site).

Check out all of my Graze Reviews to get more information on this subscription. Check out all of our Snack Subscription Boxes in the Subscription Box List. Rate, review, and follow this subscription on the Graze profile page.

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Graze offers a number of specialty boxes like this “Savory Box”. They range from sugar count to afternoon pick-me-up specialized boxes. You’ll be able to easily switch up which box you’ll receive for each shipment on their website.

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You’ll get an info card with the nutritional information of each snack as well.

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Herby Bread Basket

The first snack of my box just happens to be one of my favorite savory snacks from Graze – Herby Bread Basket. The little garlic crostinis are delicious , I’d go for a bag of just the garlic crostinis! The garlic isn’t overwhelming, though, it’s got a good balance with the oregano and basil – plus a great crunch.

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Zesty Lime and Red Pepper Salsa with Pita Chips

There was one “dipper” snack this delivery. This salsa was pretty tangy and spicy – so I’d avoid it if you’re not a fan of some kick. This wasn’t my favorite this month.

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Zesty Chili Lime Cashews

These also were not a favorite of mine. These had a surprise kick after I had swallowed them – I love cashews, but the chili lime was a bit much for me.

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Sesame Garlic Crunch

Anything with sesame seeds would be considered in the running for a favorite snack of mine. I just love it. So, naturally, I was a big fan of the sticks and crackers – both provided a great crunch.

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Sour Cream and Onion Cashews

These cashews were much more in-line with my palette. They have the perfect amount of seasoning and the cashews are nice a soft – these were gone quickly.

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Punchy Protein Nuts

The chili lime cashews strike again! All the other nuts were pretty basic, so the chili lime really shined through again – needless to say, I wasn’t a fan.

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Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

I’ve never been a seed eater  in my life, and especially not pumpkin seeds, so these ended up being very wide of the mark for me.

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Popcorn with Black Pepper

These little popcorn bags tend to find their way into a lot of Graze shipments. But, I love popcorn with black pepper, so you won’t find me complaining – it’s a nice portion for a quick snack.

Verdict: This was my first order of the ‘Savory Box” from Graze, and it was a mixed bag of results for me this month. I think the sweet box is a lot easier to like it all, but the savory box spans across more categories – so I’m not too surprised that I don’t love it all. Still, I’m excited to keep going with this specialized box and see what next month offers.

What do you think of Graze? Have you tried the savory box?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

13 Comments

  1. I don’t mind the “personal preference” reviews because he is upfront about what he likes/doesn’t like and I love he still tries everything so it doesn’t come off as a bad review to me, rather, it seems like an informed opinion. Even if he LOVED a certain flavor profile, he can’t speak to every individual taste so try for yourself and judge. I have to say that I mostly got “sweet” type snacks in my Graze box this month and I did enjoy every choice. I am less enthusiastic over the spicier items, have a nice mix of sweet and savory favorite choices though prefer a salty/sweet flavor combo best of all . Since you can’t please everyone, as long as the reviewer is honest and the boxes continue to be completely customizable, no harm, no foul in my humble opinion.

  2. Oh wow. Was my comment deleted? Because it was here yesterday. I saw it posted. Now it’s gone.

    I realize the post was maybe not your favorite because it was critical, but I’ve read other critical comments in the past on your site. I did my best to point out the flaw I felt was in the review (that the reviewer does not care for all types of savory snacks and does not seem to care for snacks) in the nicest way, suggesting that someone who does like all savory snacks and doesn’t mind spiciness would give this box a fairer shot. I even compared it to me trying to eat a sweets box that included dried fruit or coconut. I couldn’t review accurately because I don’t care for those things at all. That’s a personal opinon on food but has nothing to do with the quality.

    I’m not even a graze subscriber, but this just stood out as not very fair to them.

    Should I be optimistic and hope that my comment somehow got lost, even though it was here for hours after I posted? Hm.

    I’ve been a fan of this site for over a year and have respected the writing style and the review process, as well as the integrity. Please don’t tell me that I was wrong in trusting you to present fair opinions about reviews and products.

  3. My Graze Fav…The tea and cookies..Would love to get a box of these. Plus just the teas..They rock!

    • Ugh! And now my comment shows AFTER I posted. What is the deal with that? I even refreshed the page a couple of times to be sure I wasn’t missing it!

      Well, I am happy that MSA didn’t delete the comment because man, that would have been bad LOL.

      My apologies because now this looks stupid, but I swear–my original post really wasn’t there! It said 4 comments and there were only 4 and mine wasn’t one of them. Very strange!

      • So sorry – not sure what happened with your view of the comments, but on my end, I can see that all of your comments on this post are approved and visible.

        If you have any other issues let me know (liz@mysubscriptionaddiction.com) – sorry again!

        • Thanks Liz! I would never have posted anything today if I had been able to see it! LOL I was like, but…I didn’t say anything horrible! I promise!

      • The same thing’s happening to me too today. I posted a comment on Beauteque’s bag review, and it auto-posted, but the number of comments never increased from 2 to 3. That was this morning, and when I looked just a few minutes ago my comment’s still not showing. From prior experience, I know when this happens if I post another comment then my original comment will pop up and stay posted. Like most of my comments, they’re just satisfying my urge to give my un-solicited 2-cents, so I’ll just let it be and not force it to post.

  4. Maybe this box would be better reviewed by someone who enjoys savory foods more and doesn’t mind spicy. I feel like this review isn’t all that fair to Graze because it wasn’t reviewed by someone open to all of the tastes offered.

    For example, if someone normally likes spicy foods but the food came extra spicy, then they can offer that warning. But if you don’t like spicy food at all, then a review of that item isn’t going to be helpful. Same with seeds. If you usually like them, then you can review whether they were salty enough or crunchy, etc. Not just say “Hey, I don’t care for this food at all so yeah…not a fan.” LOL

    Not trying to be overly negative, and I love your reviews on most everything else…but it would be like asking me to review a box of raw veggies (ew) and then me saying, “Well brussel sprouts aren’t even edible in my book, so I wasn’t going to like these to begin with.”

    For the record, if the sweets box comes with dried fruit or coconut (allergic), I personally would have had a much harder time reviewing that fairly than this box. Different palates!

  5. I hated the chili lime cashews the first time I tried them! I thought they were terrible! But, then I tried them again a few weeks later – & now I like them! Strange, huh?

    On a different note, I wish the snacks didn’t have such a short Best By date lifespan.

  6. I love Graze’s popcorn, especially the black pepper one. I don’t like buttery popcorn so Graze’s flavors are right up my alley.
    I’d LOVE to see an “all dippers” box from Graze – those are definitely my favorite!

  7. I opted out of receiving the popcorn after one of my bags had leaked oil so badly that I didn’t want to even put it in my microwave. I definitely like the idea of graze having popcorn, though. I wish they would try some fun & different flavor mixes. The two they have, I could get anywhere!

    • Woah – I haven’t had that happen, but I’d probably do the same if it did.

    • I had a similar issue with the popcorn. First I received a bag with the black pepper and loved it. Then I received the lightly salted and it left an oily film in my mouth and lips after eating it. I don’t know if I got a bad bag or what.

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