Graze Box – Number 1

Hey guys! Have any of you ever heard of Graze? It originally started in the UK and has been slowly branching out into the USA on an invite basis. The basic concept is that for $5 they will send you a mailbox sized box full of 4 different snacks every other week. There are over 80 different options to choose from and they are adding more.

Graze uses the following scale to rate how often they should send you something: trash, try, like, love. One of my New Years resolutions goals is to try new foods, so when I was picking out stuff I really made myself select try on more foods than I normally would.

Because of the amount of food, I will review the treats in a little bit different format than I normally do. Let’a go!

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The outside packaging is no frills.

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My first delivery had a nice mixture of different types of treats that Graze will send you.

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Nacho Libre : salsa almonds, cheesy sombreros, jumbo chili corn

This snack mix was really good. The almonds had a nice coating of spice and the cheesy sombreros are light and crunchy. The jumbo chili corn were seriously on steroids, move over Corn Nuts.
Overall this mix : love

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Billionaires Shortbread : Belgian milk chocolate, almonds, cranberries, fudge

I will admit, I was a little leery of the cranberries in this mix. I really like cranberry flavored things, but I don’t like the texture of raisins, so I was cautious. The Belgian milk chocolate was crazy good. I found the almonds to be a bit disappointing because they were completely plain, which made them slightly bland, not to mention due to the lack of skins on the almonds, they were squeaky on my teeth. The tiny fudge cubes were really yummy. Ready for my feelings on the cranberries? YUM. They were really good and not raisin-y at all.
Overall this mix : love

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Inspired by Jaffa Cake : Belgian dark chocolate, orange raisins, roasted hazelnuts

Up until a few minutes ago, I had no idea what a Jaffa cake was. After a little google-fu I found out its a sponge cookie with a layer of orange jam with a coating of chocolate. I think had I known this I might have passed on this mix, but hey, what’s the harm in trying.

As before, the chocolate is very good. The hazelnuts have the same problem as the almonds did in the Billionaires shortbread, lack of roasting, not to mention they really picked up the orange flavor. The orange raisins? I can’t. I tried, I really tried. Nope. Not only do I not like raisins, I don’t care for oranges.
Overall this mix : trash

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Summer Berry Compote : berry compote with wholemeal shortbread dippers

I was most excited to try this one in the box. Shortest review yet? SO GOOD. The compote was sweet and tart and the shortbread was exceptionally good.
Overall this mix : LOVE

*please note that this post is my own opinion (like all other posts) and was not paid or compensated with goods from Graze for this post.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Sherri Connelly

    This sounds yummy….and being pregnant, I am looking for healthy snacks…Would love to try it

    March 27, 2013 at 7:05 am
    • Reply Erin

      Hi Sherri! First, congrats! Second, check your email :)

      March 27, 2013 at 7:43 am
  • Reply grace

    nifty! i’d definitely like to try this! it seems like $5 would barely cover shipping, but who am i to argue? :)

    March 27, 2013 at 10:23 am
    • Reply grace

      so…no invites? bummer.

      March 28, 2013 at 11:13 am
      • Reply Rebecca

        It would seem so, I noticed the part of the post that said there were 8 invites to give out is gone.

        March 28, 2013 at 11:17 am
        • Reply Erin

          Hi Rebecca, unfortunately all my invite codes expired – lame! I am expecting more this week and will give them away as soon as I get them – sorry for the delay :(

          March 28, 2013 at 11:32 am
      • Reply Erin

        Hi Grace, sorry for the delayed response – there was an issue with my invites (they all expired!) I am expecting more invites this week an will give them out, which is why I took down the portion of my post about giving out the invites. As soon as I get them I will give them away.

        March 28, 2013 at 11:31 am
  • Reply Rebecca

    I read a review of these on a UK blog a while back and thought it sounded great so I can’t pass up a opportunity to try!

    March 27, 2013 at 3:45 pm
  • Reply Albanyish Dana

    We started recently, I think we’ve gotten 4 or 5 boxes so far. Some things are better than others. I like being able to X out stuff we have no interest in. Love the My Thai (I’m just a sucker for sweet chili sauce I think). Also really like the cherry infused raisins…which I suspect you wouldn’t like. The variety is the best part, my wife always has a hard time picking out food she wants to bring to work, so a lot of variety coming regularly is an easy way to mix it up without a lot of thought.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm
  • Reply Heidi

    This sounds amazing!! You don’t have any invitation codes that you are willing to part with, do you?

    March 27, 2013 at 7:58 pm
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