Graze Subscription Review + Free Box Coupon – May 2017
Graze is a mini-snack subscription box that sends a customized selection of treats weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.
Graze offers over 100 different snacks that you can rate online, which, over time, helps tailor your subscription to your particular snacking preferences. I spent some time choosing preferences, noting which options I wanted to try, think I would like, or “trash” and prefer not to receive. That being said, your Graze box may look completely different!
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.
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This review is of the 8-Snack, $13.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Graze
The Cost: $13.99 per box for an 8-snack box or $25 per box for a sharing box that contains 5 bags of snacks (about 20 servings). Shipping is included.
COUPON: Get your first box free (only pay $1 shipping) by clicking this link. No coupon required.
The Products: Healthy snacks tailored to your specifications.
Ships to: U.S. (and U.K. via the Graze UK site).
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Each box comes with a personalized booklet that provides nutritional facts for each of the snacks in your box, along with a few coupons. This month Graze also provided a recipe for a rainbow smoothie bowl!
Natural Energy Nuts
This month’s first snack is a mix of unsalted raw and blanched almonds, roasted hazelnuts, and walnuts. I prefer a little salt but the mix was good without it. This is a straightforward snack that is good to have on hand when I get hungry mid-afternoon. Natural Energy Nuts contain 140 calories and 20 grams of fat. There’s also a 59% daily value of Manganese and 23% of Copper.
Original Fruity Flapjack
The Original Fruity Flapjack is a mix of rolled oat, dried apricot, vine fruits, and seeds. The texture is soft but firm and I like the combination of oats with the apricot and dates, the latter I taste a bit more. The pumpkin seeds add a slight crunch, but honestly, the fruit flavors are what makes this a winner for me.
Chia Coconut Cookie and Special Blend Black Tea
I’ve gotten a cookie/tea combination in my last couple boxes, so I think it’s time I go through my preferences and ‘trash’ this snack option. Don’t get me wrong, the cookie is full of coconut flavor, but Graze‘s cookies tend to be on the dry and hard side (maybe because of the chia?) and I don’t care for tea. This snack does not excite me, but the great thing is that you can view your previous boxes under your account and rate each snack, which will help to curate future boxes.
Protein Peanut Butter With Pretzel Sticks Dipper
I have also received this dipper before and I’m glad to see it again. The peanut butter is made with blanched peanuts and palm oils and has a creamy consistency. It’s lightly salted and there is enough to adequately dip all ten sticks. The pretzel sticks are also unsalted, and they taste a bit more like bread, rather than a traditional pretzel. Overall, though, this is a great snack to add to my lunch – the container is 13o calories and 5 grams of protein!
Nature’s Essential Nutrient Nuts
This is the second mix of nuts I received this month, but that’s OK. This snack is a mix of pecans, brazil nuts, and roasted cashews, and also unsalted. Honestly, I like the two varieties the same and don’t taste a huge difference, nor do the nutritional values seem that different. Except for one: there’s 290% daily value of Selenium! Selenium is a trace mineral found in Brazil nuts and is important for cognitive function, immune systems, and fertility.
The Anytime Energizer is new to me and a mix of dried cherry, dried pear, and walnut. I really like the mix of cherry and walnut, but the dried pear reminds me of the dried apple pieces Graze uses. Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of the hard and chewy texture. I’ll likely trash this snack for future boxes, but look to see what other snack contain dried cherries!
Honey Drizzled Cashews
Box winner! These cashews are so good! The honey creates a candied coating, which also adds a nice crunch. I can not stop eating these and trying to ignore that this serving size contains 15 grams of sugar.
Sweet & Smoky Carrot Crunch
Last up this month is another new Graze snack to me. The Sweet & Smoky Carrot Crunch is a mix of carrot chips, wild rice sticks, and smoked almonds. I actually enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I’m not a big fan of carrots, but as crunch chips, I like the flavor. And mixed with the saltiness of the rice sticks and smokiness of the almonds, this snack hands down has the most flavor of any of the other snacks in this month’s box. It’s also a great source of vitamin C and vitamin A.
Verdict: Overall, this was another solid month from Graze. Similar to previous months: I received five new-to-me and enjoyable snacks and a few that I would prefer to not receive again. But the great part is that this subscription is completely customizable and I can rate what I like and don’t like for future shipments. For $13.99 shipped, I received 8 different snacks, which breaks down to $1.75 a snack (the majority of containers are under 2oz.). Comparing price/oz. to supermarket organic snacks, this seems a bit higher in my opinion. However, for the most part, Graze provides healthy alternatives to the junk food I crave, so I am willing to pay more for a variety of higher quality snacks delivered to my house each month (or weekly or bi-weekly if I choose).
Do you subscribe to Graze? What were your favorite snacks this month?