Graze is a weekly snack subscription box that delivers either 4 or 8 snacks to your home. Snack possibilities include nuts, dried fruits, chips, flapjacks, dippers, soups and more. There are over 100 different concoctions to choose from! Each portion-controlled serving is the perfect pick-me-up for an afternoon at work or at play.
Graze employs an in-house team of experts to develop their recipes. They regularly source their ingredients from small suppliers dedicated to producing the best, tastiest products around. Graze chefs even tried 29 different varieties of raisins before finding the perfect one for one of their recipes!
While you have the opportunity to specify dietary preferences during the set up process, Graze is not safe for those who suffer from food allergies; all of their products are produced in the same facility. Still, if you’re going gluten-free but don’t have celiac disease, for instance, and you feel comfortable potentially exposing yourself to trace amounts of gluten, this subscription would be ideal for you!
Graze makes it very easy to isolate those snacks that are unsuitable for vegetarians, vegans, those avoiding gluten, dairy and soy. They also make it easy to avoid snacks containing nuts, bananas, chocolate, cranberries, pineapple and raisins. With one click you can throw out both snacks that require a microwave and those that are spicy.
Once you specify generally the categories of snacks you’d like to avoid, you can go to the “Our Food” tab to preview a list of available snacks. Here you can place each snack into one of four categories: trash, try, like and love. Once you do that, Graze’s Darwin algorithm generates a box to send out that is tailor made for you! Or, if you’d prefer, you can specify boxes according to nutritional content, including carb counting, calorie counting, sugar counting and high protein boxes.
Although the set up process is time consuming, it was a lot of fun. It left me excited to see what Graze would send.
This month, Graze sent me the following snacks: scrumptious blueberry swirl, nature’s essential nutrient, cherries and berries, pecan power, antioxidant and vitamin e nuts, super forest fruits, protein nuts and tom yum soup.
This month’s package also arrived with an advertisement for the new graze store. There, you can purchase your favorite snacks in large bags to share or in multiples of smaller portions. No need to wait for the Darwin algorithm to select and send your favorites! You can reorder them yourself whenever you’d like!
Scrumptious blueberry swirl was a fabulous mix of blueberry yogurt-covered raisins, raspberry-flavored cranberries and blackcurrants. It was perfectly sweet and was the first to go this month.
Nature’s essential nutrients are a delicious mix of pecans, brazil nuts and roasted cashews.The pecans were exceptionally tasty.
Cherries and berries is a delightful mix of cherries, ligonberries, cranberries and jumbo raisins. This mildly sweet and tart mix provides one serving of fruit.
Pecan power is a lovely combination of pecans, cranberries and almonds that contains large doses of magnesium and vitamin E. The best part, though, is that it tastes great!
Antioxidant Vitamin E nuts contains redskin peanuts, almonds, brazil nuts and pecans. While I liked all the nuts, the pecans and almonds were my favorite.
Super forest fruits is a lovely combination of blueberries, ligonberries, soft apple pieces and cherry-flavored raisins. The sweetness was perfect. The apples provided a welcome dimension to the flavor profile.
Punchy protein nuts contains chile lime cashews, almonds and salted peanuts. Surprisingly, this was our least favorite of the nut packages this month. While it was still good, the cashew flavor was overpowered somewhat by the chile lime rub, which tasted a lot like the cool ranch flavor on some potato chips.
This Thai Tom Yum soup is the best of the Graze soups I have tried. It’s spicy lemon broth was delicious. The inclusion of dried vegetables and rice noodles was a nice touch. This would make a great, fast lunch for someone at work.
I thoroughly enjoyed this month’s snack selection based on my inputs into the Darwin algorithm! I look forward to seeing what the algorithm will send next month. In the meantime, I’ll update my preferences: punchy protein nuts–like, all others–love! (I’m also considering getting more of that Tom Yum soup with the enclosed coupon for the graze store!)
You can try your first Graze 4-count snack box free with this link – no coupon code required! You’ll pay $1 shipping for your first box. Adjusting the frequency (or canceling) is easy right from your account.
The Description: Graze offers a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly sampling box of 8 little pre-packaged healthy snacks.
The Price: $11.99 per month