I scored an invite code to try out Graze recently. It's an online subscription box service that delivers healthy snacks straight to your home or office. I set up an account and waited for my nibblebox to arrive. It showed up in my mailbox a week later. Each nibblebox contains 4 different portion controlled snacks in individual packages that are convenient and easy to take on the go. A personalized nutrition guide is also included for your information.
I received this selection:
Olive & Rosemary Bruschetta: olive croutons, rosemary & garlic cashews & tomato baguettes
Apple Crumble: apple, raisins and cinnamon honey almonds
Black Pepper Pistachios: pistachios roasted with black pepper
Cookies & Cream: mini cookies, white chocolate, hazelnuts & sunflower seeds
These were all pretty good in their own way. My favorite was the black pepper pistachios which were pleasantly zesty and flavorful. My least favorite was the apple crumble. I'm not big on raisins in general and I think the apple pieces would've been better if they had a bit of crunch. I made sure to return to the site to rate all of these so that they'd have a better sense of my tastes and to make sure I didn't get the apple crumble again.
How It Works: You register on the site to set up a subscription. The default has you automatically scheduled to receive a box every 2 weeks but you can easily change that to weekly or 4 weeks whatever your preference on your deliveries page. You can also order a one time box at any time in addition to your regularly scheduled box or to send as a gift which I think is pretty cool.
Costs: Each nibblebox costs $6 and includes free delivery. You pay per box and there is no membership fee. You can cancel anytime and also put your box on hold or defer delivery as needed.
Delivery Zones: Graze currently ships to U.S. addresses only including PO Boxes within the lower 48 states. They also have a UK site.
The Snacks: The snacks are suitable for vegetarians with a number of gluten-free offerings and they're nutritionally balanced with a variety of wholesome and healthful selections. What you get in your box is based on your preferences. You can browse the snack range and assign a rating of love, like, try or trash to each of them. This way you can avoid receiving something you don't care for or are allergic to. The way they organize the snacks makes it easy to pick out certain ingredients you don't want. My preferences tend toward savory foods so I actually took out most of the sweet selections. They offer two types of boxes: a standard nibblebox that has the most variety and a calorie counterbox which contains snacks totalling 50-150 calories each.
I was pretty happy with my first box so I plan to continue with my deliveries for now. The price is reasonable and I like that you can actually customize the types of snacks you receive to some degree as well as continuously sample new things. I'm looking forward to seeing what I'll get next. There's a good variety and I think it's a fun way to try different and healthy snacks. It would be especially ideal for people with busy lifestyles or those who want to watch what they're eating.<
If you're interested in trying Graze for free you can click this link or just use my friendcode: ZP6DWL41P to sign up. If you decide to stick with it, you'll also get your fifth box for free.
Are you a snacker? What are your favorite snacks?