Graze 8 Snack Variety Box Review #2 + Free Box Coupon – September 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.
And here are my snacks!
Snickerdoodle Dip with Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks, 1.1 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
Obviously, I couldn’t help but start with this cookie-butter-inspired dipper! I liked how mild the flavors of this snack ended up being—instead of super sugary frosting-and-cookies dippers I’ve gotten from the grocery store in the past (Dunkaroos, you KNOW I’m talking about you), this combo was gently sweet and more about the cinnamon than oodles of sugar. The pretzels were crispy and light, making for a very satisfying crunch.
Peachy Orchard with Peach Drops, Rhubarb, and Pear, 1.3 oz – Value $1.50?
This snack isn’t available for purchase on the Graze site right now, but I’m assuming the pricing is the same as the other snacks. My sweet tooth was very pleased with this snack. If you’re a person who’s hooked on gummy snacks, this looks like it might be a more natural alternative. The rhubarb and peach drops have a nice chewiness about them as well as a pop of tangy sweetness. The dried pear was a good texture change but was just as decadently sugary as the other nibbles.
Raspberry and Coconut Muffin, 1 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
While dried raspberries aren’t my favorite, I couldn’t stop munching on the coconut flakes, almond slices, and amaretti drops in this tasty mix. Dried coconut, where have you been all my life? I’ve never actually given this trail mix staple a try, but thanks to this snack, I’m now obsessed. The amaretti drops have the texture of soft cookie centers and a gentle sweetness that gives these otherwise super healthy ingredients an indulgent vibe.
Louisiana Wild Rice and Beans, 1.1 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
Mmm, savory snacks. The dried beans in this mix have a smoky spiciness (rather than a Buffalo-style heat), while the wild rice sticks offered up a salty, slightly bitter (like a grain-doused flatbread cracker would taste) vibe that was actually pretty addicting. The beans are awesome at first bite, but I did find them a little mealy and gritty the more I munched. Keep a glass of water on hand to help wash ’em down, though, and you’ll be all good.
Active Nutrient Blend, 1.3 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
This might’ve been my favorite snack in the box. I’m trying to wean myself off of super sugary or salty treats and choosing natural snacks more often. All of these Graze options are far better than the chips or fancy coffees I would previously have tried, but this “nutritionist pick” pack fits the bill the best. Not only are all of these ingredients perfectly pure, but they balance themselves out really well. Walnuts on their own can get a little bland, as can pepitas. But combining these flavors with the subtle sweetness (and indulgent chewiness) of the dates made each pinch-ful taste like a satisfying bite of a hearty granola bar. No guilt. Plenty of nutrients. Yum!
Natural Vanilla Seeds, 1.1 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
This pack also felt super healthy. This mix of sunflower and pumpkin seeds has been just barely glazed with a vanilla syrup. It’s just enough to add a bit of super subtle sweetness to the seeds—and enough to help them stick together in tiny clumps, which makes it easier to pick up each nibble. I love vanilla, and this is a far more wholesome way to get my fix than my usual vanilla latte.
Sesame Garlic Crunch, 1 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
If you’re looking for a more wholesome alternative to chips with the same salty satisfaction, I think this is a good pick. This mix of starchy bites has a strong sesame flavor and a nice dose of saltiness. The sticks were fun, but for me, the multigrain soy crackers were the star. They’re just so deliciously savory and have an awesome crunch to them. The website suggests trying this blend sprinkled over salads, which sounds amaaaazing.
Vitamin E Defense, 1.4 oz – Value $1.50 (Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
This pack promises a blend of nutrient-rich nuts and berries ready to help fuel you with vitamin E and manganese to de-stress. I’m not a huge fan of dried cranberries or raisins, so I admittedly picked around them for the most part. That said, they do add some sweetness and acidity to the barely salty, almost creamy nuttiness of the hazelnuts and peanuts. I don’t think I’ve eaten a plain hazelnut before (though I frequently use Nutella as a hazelnut delivery system…)—what a lovely, mild nut!
Verdict: Graze shows you how healthy snacks can be a whole lot of fun. I love exploring these very different, very delicious snacks each month. I got 8 snacks for $1.50 each, which means there’s $12.00 of value inside this $13.99 box. An extra snack or two would’ve been nice (just to make the value even better), but the convenience of the service and the individual, pop-it-in-your-purse-sized packs makes that difference NBD for me.
Do you subscribe to Graze? What were your favorite snacks this month?