Graze 8 Snack Variety Box Review + Free Box Coupon – December 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. Some subscribers spend time choosing preferences, noting which options they want to try, think they would like, or “trash” and prefer not to receive. Each 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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Graze December 2017 Review
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.
Ready for the snacks?
Wholegrain Banana Caramel Dippers, 1.1 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
If there’s one snack Graze does right, it’s dippers. I’ve never tried a Graze dipper I didn’t like, and these banana shortbread bites have an amazing flavor that’s delightfully banana bread-ish! The wholegrain aspect makes their consistency a smidge grainy, but I think the texture adds positively to the experience. As far as the dip part goes, I’ve had dips I’ve liked better (like the summer berry compote) than this caramel, but the yummy banana taste is the main flavor here, so it all worked out in the end.
Lightly Salted Popcorn, 1.0 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
I have friends and coworkers who keep popping corn on hand at all times for when they’re feeling peckish. I grew up not having a microwave, so I always popped kernels on the stovetop, and I’m intimidated by the idea of using the microwave kind without burning it! The packaging of this snack even suggests sticking close to the microwave and trying to intercept the bag before it burns by listening for the popping to slow down. Great advice! This popcorn’s flavor is exactly as marketed: it has a light dusting of salt, and is otherwise light ‘n’ airy. Since I rarely snack on popcorn, this was a fun treat!
Garden of England, 0.9 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99 or a 3.5 oz sharing bag for $3.99
I’m not a huge dried fruit fan, and I’m also a fair-weather apple eater (like, I love ’em in pie, but I’m not as quick to bite into an apple from my fruit bowl), so I wasn’t too amped about this snack. I popped an apple, a raspberry, and a blueberry from this dried mix into my mouth at once, and it was better than I expected, but got extremely sweet-tasting after chewing for a few seconds. I found raspberry to be the dominant flavor. It was a little much for me, but it would make a great add-in to muesli or oatmeal, so I’ll keep this blend on hand for breakfast later this week!
Vanilla Walnut Fudge, 1.3 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99 or a 5.3 oz sharing bag for $3.99
Walnuts are a nut that I really like the flavor and consistency of (not too crunchy), but rarely ever think to buy for snacking. The walnuts in this mix were a treat! They grounded the blend with savory tones, which I found to be necessary given how sweet everything else was. The sugariness comes from the little fudge squares, the vanilla flavoring on the pumpkin seeds, and the raisins—which is a lot for a mere few walnuts to balance, and I would have liked this mix a bit better if there was one more salty option in there.
Veggie Protein Power, 0.98 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
After two sweet snacks, I was relieved to encounter another savory one! This mix includes pepper cashews, spicy dried chickpeas, and dried edamame beans, and it’s so, so good. The dried beans offer a little crunch, while the cashews add a little change of texture. There definitely is a bite to the flavor here, but not so much that it masks the taste of the beans and nuts. This is my favorite snack in the box so far!
Vitamin C Crush, 0.9 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
Back to dried fruit! This pineapple, mango, and coconut trio promises to give you 50% of your daily value of Vitamin C. I was pleased to taste a few bites and find that it isn’t nearly as sweet as I expected, which is surprising given that pineapple and mango are so saccharine as fresh fruits. Perhaps the coconut is to thank for balancing things out! Another surprise was that the coconut shavings are slightly chewy and not crunchy. I was also happy about this because I was fearful that they’d be a little harsh on the inside of my mouth. Overall great snack!
Natural Vanilla Seeds, 1.1 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
Since I already had a taste of vanilla-flavored pumpkin seeds from the Vanilla Walnut Fudge snack, and they struck me as being a little overly sweet, I didn’t have great expectations for this seed mix. I mean, you can even see the shiny coating on them, which wasn’t very appetizing to me. But, once I tasted them, they were better than expected! The sweet, vanilla coating is definitely apparent, but it’s not overbearing. I personally would prefer if these seeds were a savory snack, but as with the Garden of England dried fruit above, I can see them being a good add-in to oatmeal or muesli!
Cinnamon Pretzel, 1.2 oz – Buy a 6-count multipack for $8.99
Finally, a pretzel snack! I’ve never received a pretzel snack in a Graze box before, I come from a family of pretzel-obsessed people, so my eyes got wide when I saw them included here. They’re mixed with almonds coated in a generous amount of cinnamon-honey flavoring, but when eaten together, it comes off as not being too sweet (which you know by now is a big thing for me!). I also love that the sweetness is delivered as a coating to a nut, so there’s a protein boost to go along with the sugar spike, haha. As far as sweet snacks go, to me, this one is perfection.
Verdict: I’ve always been a fan of Graze, my only complaint being that sometimes the snacks tasted too sweet and sugary. This box proved to me that they can offer sweet snacks with a nice balance of flavors and healthy ingredients so that they don’t feel like snacking on decadent desserts. The savory snacks were satisfying, too, which was fun to explore. This box included 8 snacks for $13.99, which breaks down to $1.75 each. I’m OK with the value because of how unique the snacks are, and because even in a box full of surprise treats, I know I’ll enjoy all of them.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Graze sends snacks based on your flavor profile, so your box will look completely different than mine!
Coupon – Get your first Graze four snack sampler box FREE (only pay $1 shipping) by clicking this link. No coupon required!
Value Breakdown: At $13.99 for this 8-snack box, you are paying $1.75 per snack.
Do you subscribe to Graze? What were your favorite snacks this month?