Graze 8 Snack Variety Box Review + Free Box Coupon – February 2018
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).
Graze February 2018 Review
Graze includes this handy pamphlet that lists all of the nutritional values for the month’s snacks. On the flip side is a little info about how important protein is to work into our diets all the time, not just when we’re working out. From my experience, this is something folks with plant-based diets are acutely aware of. 🙂
And, here they are…the snacks!
Soy Roasted Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds, 1.2 oz – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99)
For the first time ever, I was familiar with almost every snack I unloaded from this month’s box! I guess I’m an official Graze old hat! I remember loving the simplicity of this one, and I still feel that way. While my sweet tooth is absolutely undeniable, I’m more of a savory kind of gal when it comes to snacking. So, these seeds roasted in soy sauce are perfect for me. These seeds managed to be super flavorful without being overwhelmingly get-me-a-glass-of-water-right-this-second salty. They were a good little protein boost (7g).
Pizza Margherita, 0.8 oz – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
Next is another savory goodie: this mix of mini tomato breadsticks, basil crunchinis, and cheese-flavored cashews. This is another one I’ve tried before, and both times I couldn’t believe how pizza-like it actually tasted! I think largely thanks to the basil crunchinis. They tasted like tiny, bready, crunchy (hence “crunchini”) crackers and were oh-so-delicious. The breadsticks reminded me of a thinner version of what you’d find in Chex Mix, and the tomato-flavored powder coating them was subtle and tasty. As for the cheese-dust-coated cashews? I mean, really, how can you go wrong? I was totally into this snack.
Salted Fudge and Peanut Cookie, 1.5 oz – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
As far as introducing some sweetness into my snacks goes, this little mix does it right in my book. The peanuts are coated in the perfect (very light!) amount of salting. The cookies were delightfully crunchy and chocolatey, and I liked that they were small enough in size that they didn’t all group together—you could grab a handful of this stuff and trust that you’d get a little of everything. The tiny little peanut butter fudge bits were delightfully chewy, but not so much that they got stuck in my teeth. This guy has 7g of protein and 8g of sugar. The only thing that would make it better for me is if it had slightly more protein than sugar instead of the other way around.
Eleanor’s Apple Crumble, 1.1 oz. – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
Dried fruits aren’t really my bag…I can get down with craisins, but that’s about it. So, I went into this snack a little biased against it, but I gave it an honest try, and I found it to be OK. The caramelized honey and cinnamon almonds were insanely good, but also very indulgent, and for me, I like to save my dessert-type snacking for things I love (you know, donuts, brownies, birthday cake…). So, this snack was fine, but not my idea of a great midday boost.
Jelly Doughnut, 1.1 oz – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
Similar story with this snack as the one above, though with this one, the flavors were a lot better suited to my palette. I particularly enjoyed the raspberry strings; their flavor was really rich and berry-like, and not too insanely sweet. They had sort of a natural flavor to them. Paired with the included craisins, they were really good. Then there were thinly sliced almonds and vanilla cookie drops for the crunchy parts. The almonds were pretty classic, but the cookies were rather unique! They had this light, almost meringue-y consistency to them. This snack was full of some nice surprises, but again, it’s hard for me to justify munching on something with 14g of sugar and just 2g of protein and try and convince myself it’s a healthy treat.
Sweet and Spicy Beet Crunch, 0.8 oz – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
Here’s another one I’ve tried before. Last time around, I was pleasantly surprised at how light the flavor was. I recall thinking that this one could possibly be considered a little bland by some, but I quite enjoyed the subtlety, especially compared to some of the bigger flavors included in this box. The beet chips are simply dried, not fried nor baked, so while they weren’t chewy like dried fruit, they also didn’t have that snappy crunch that root veggie chips have. The dried chickpeas with jalapeno dusting added a really unique flavor and a slight spice to this mix, which kept me intrigued with every bite. The sunflower seeds were a nice familiar flavor that rounded this one out nicely.
Cranberry & Hazelnut Toasts with Rich Cocoa Dip, 1 oz. – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
I always look forward to seeing what dipper I’ll receive in my Graze boxes! This is one snack that tends to be unabashedly sweet and indulgent, and so I go into enjoying it with that mindset. My favorite dippers usually involve a shortbread-type dipper, but I’ve never encountered a dip I didn’t love. And, chocolate? Oh my gosh, is this heaven? YUM. I understand the inclusion of fruit-infused toasts to balance out the flavor in this snack, but this is one instance where I kind of wish the dippers were a little more cookie-like. I know, so inconsistent of me!
Cookies & Cream, 1.4 oz. – Buy a pack of 6 for $8.99
This is a new snack to me, and mmm is it good! You’ve got to be someone who’s down with white chocolate to get into this one, I think because the white chocolate discs are hard to avoid if you want the full experience. This is a pretty dessert-y snack, of course, but considering that, it’s oh-so-yummy.
Verdict: I had a lot of fun rediscovering old beloved snacks in this month’s Graze box! While some of them will be saved for a time when I want to indulge in a sweeter treat, the more nut-heavy options offer an awesome little afternoon boost during my workday. This box included 8 snacks for $13.99, which breaks down to $1.75 each. That value is consistently A-OK with me because of how unique the snacks are!
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!
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Value Breakdown: At $13.99 for this 8-snack box, you are paying $1.75 per snack.
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Do you subscribe to Graze? What were your favorite snacks this month?