Hello again! Today I will be sharing my Graze subscription box review. Although it doesn’t feel it with this chilly weather, summer is getting closer so I am trying to be a little more healthy. Graze is all about providing snacks that are healthier for you, and as I don’t think I have the willpower to stop snacking entirely, I thought I’d give them a go.
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I am one of those people that snack. All. The. Time. I’m a sucker for anything you can pick at – crisps, chocolate, you name it. Before you realise it, the whole bag has gone and you’ve demolished at least 500 calories and goodness knows how much sugar. This is my life.
I have seen Graze popping up a lot more recently, so I decided to try out their subscription boxes and review it here on my blog.
What Is Graze?
Graze is a UK based company that started up in 2008. It was launched by seven friends that started off by delivering nuts and snacks, then later launched an online shop and started selling some products in supermarkets such as Boots, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
According to their website, their products will never contain artificial flavours, colours, sweeteners or preservatives and will always contain at least one nut, seed, fruit, veg or wholegrain so it is said to be a much healthier way of snacking.
How The Subscription Works
For the subscription, you can choose to have it delivered weekly or every other week, at £4.49 a box with free delivery. If you go on to their website you can get your first box for half price, but you’re better off using my discount code in the button below to get 3 FREE boxes. This will start a subscription for you, but if you want to you can cancel it straight after and still receive your freebie.
Once you sign up for Graze, you will be asked for the usual details like your name, address etc. You will also have to put your card details in before you have made any decisions regarding your box, which is one thing I was unsure on as it didn’t give me any option to alter my preferences until after you had paid.
Anyway, once you have inputted these details, you will be taken to a page that allows you to “love”, “like” or “dislike” a whole load of different snacks, to give them a better idea of which products you’re more likely to enjoy. Any items you click “dislike” to will then be excluded from your box. This is not a mandatory step, but as I’m a little fussy I wanted to ensure that the snacks I receive would definitely be to my taste. You can totally skip all of this and get a random selection if you want to live life on the edge but I could not deal with such uncertainty.
One thing I did really like about the format was that you could choose to avoid certain things, so as I don’t have any milk, I could just click to exclude milk and all of these would be automatically excluded. When you receive the box, there is a separate leaflet that contains all the ingredients and allergens that the products contain. There is also a note to people with allergies that all of the snacks are prepared in the same place so there is a chance of cross-contamination. This was so helpful to know, and I wasn’t aware of it before so I thought it would be helpful to add in this Graze subscription box review.
Something I would like to see in the future would be to search for items excluding any ingredient you choose. As of now, I could only find more common things that people would want to avoid, eg milk, soya, higher calorie, etc. As I don’t eat yeast, I did have to give one of the snacks to my boyfriend because I couldn’t exclude yeast from my box. This is only a minor thing though, I was still satisfied with the snacks I received.
As I said, when paying full price the standard boxes are £4.49 each with free delivery, making it roughly £1.12 per individual item. There are obviously cheaper products you will find out there to satisfy your sweet tooth but I really like the ease of having my graze box delivered without having to think about it, and the curiosity of what you may find in your new box.
I tend to play it safe with my food, I stick to what I know I like so I find it is a great way to try new products without having to buy whole packs of something you may not enjoy.
The first box I received included three different flavoured flapjacks and one pack of flavoured pretzels. The pretzels were the item I mentioned above that contained yeast, but my boyfriend did say they were tasty so Atleast it made me share (for once)
The second box I received contained four different types of flapjack. I love flapjack so I was quite happy with this, but at the same time I would have liked to try something else along with the flapjack that I maybe wouldn’t normally buy. I don’t know whether this was randomly calculated or that when I chose what I “loved” this heavily lead towards flapjack but I know that I reacted positively to other snacks too so in future I would’ve liked a bit more variety as I spent such a long time going through the whole list and ticking off what I liked and disliked!
The snacks that I did received were really delicious so I have to give credit where it’s due, and considering that they’re containing protein and are lower calorie treats I was really happy that I was still satisfying my sweet tooth.
As I mentioned earlier, I can not be trusted with portion control. You will receive four different graze treats and the flapjacks are portioned again in to three pieces which makes it much easier to know when to stop!
One thing I did pick up on was that you can only do the subscription once per card. I wanted to start up a subscription for my mum and send it straight to her address, but because I was using the same debit card as my account it wouldn’t let me do it which I thought was really unfortunate!
Over all, I do really enjoy getting my graze boxes. For the time being, I will continue to keep my subscription going as I enjoy receiving my treats, but if I was short of money this is something that I would end up cancelling due to the expense. After all, it’s not really a necessity…
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