Graze 8 Snack Variety Box Review #2 + Free Box Coupon – August 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).
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription box list or wishlist!
Graze includes this handy pamphlet that lists all of the nutritional values for the month’s snacks. They also outline their “benefits” program, which lets you nab snacks at a discount.
There aren’t any hunks of cheese in this pack of nuts and other bready bits, but there’s loads of cheesy flavor! The cheddar-like dust that surrounds these cashews, mini breads, and rice puffs are just enough to satisfy my salty snack cravings. I love that I’m getting some protein from the nuts via this snack, too. Though it definitely had me reaching for some water (this is one salty snack), I really loved these bites. The herby puffs are amazing!
It’s rare I dislike a chocolate snack, so I’m not surprised that I just loved this grown-up spin on the Dunkaroo-type cookie snacks of my youth. These “pretzels” have all the crunchy, bready goodness of traditional pretzels, minus the hefty sprinkling of salt. The chocolate dip is a bit oily, but a quick stir with a pretzel stick brought it back to being smooth, rich, and fudgy.
Sweet Rhubarb Jam, 1.1 oz – Value $1.50?
I couldn’t find this snack on the Graze site, so I just assumed that it’s priced similarly to the other snacks in the box. This was such a neat mixture of ingredients! I love apple, and these dried bits added to the sweetness of the dried rhubarb and dried cranberries while adding a nice crispy counterpoint to the tender, more chewy treats. I always forget about rhubarb, but I really love its unique, almost strawberry-like flavor.
Graze never disappoints with their nut mixes. They really know how to make protein-rich nuts and seeds taste incredibly flavorful and fun. This “smoky” mix was a little heavy on the smoke for me (it just seemed a bit too bitter for my liking), but I loved the flavors that accompanied the smoke flavor—chili seasoning, paprika oil, etc. The fava beans were my favorite, though they get a bit mealy. They’re a perfect, crisp canvas for fun seasoning!
I thought I would’ve liked this mixture a lot more than I did. I think the fudge cubes brought in a weird flavor that reminded me of flour or plain pancakes. It just didn’t jive with the more milder vanilla flavors and cranberry sweetness of the rest of the pack. That said, if you’re looking for something that sounds indulgent but isn’t as bad as diving into a chocolate bar, this fudgey find is probably a good pick.
Unlike traditional kettle corn, this “popcorn” is made with “half-popped” corn kernels. They’re super interesting—I know corn is considered a grain, really, but these kernels really did taste like something closer to barley than how I think of corn. They’re lightly sweet and extremely satisfying, which is something I’d never expect normal kettle corn to be!
Mmmmm this snack was a joy for a savory snack lover like me. The mustard flavors in this mix of bready, starchy, nutty treats are gentle and complemented beautifully by the ranch flavor. This feels as fun as a bag of chips or snack mix but meatier and more satiating thanks to the cashews. Yum!
If this whole box had been filled with these flapjacks, I would’ve been a happy camper. Graze’s flapjacks are my absolute favorite. They’re so deliciously tender, filling, and gently sweet. This particular style is studded with dates and chock full of cinnamon and the other fall flavors I love. Pumpkin spice season can’t come soon enough, but it can take its time if I’ve got these snacks to hold me over!
Verdict: Wow do I love Graze. It’s just so much fun to explore these wholesome, flavorful snacks each month. It reminds me of the fun of opening my childhood lunch box and digging through the treats inside. I got 8 snacks for $1.50 each, which means there’s $12.00 of value inside this $13.99 box. I would’ve loved an extra snack or two to even that out. The convenience, however, is nice. And I’m just wild about these great-tasting snacks.
Do you subscribe to Graze? What were your favorite snacks this month?