Friday, 18 July 2014

Review | My First Graze Box

First off this is NOT a sponsored post, I just wanted to share my honest opinion of Graze with you :)

Just two days ago, I received an email from Graze telling me that my first ever Graze Box was in the post. This excited me massively, it's something I've been wanting to try for a very long time as the whole 'healthy snacking' idea really appeals to me. I think it's fair to say that in this day and age, when the majority of us feel peckish, we reach for the nearest, most convenient foods to satisfy our hunger, and often stop to think about what is actually going into our bodies. 

It requires a whole lot of willpower to steer your trolley past those aisles in the supermarket that are crammed with cakes and biscuits, and it can sometimes feel impossible to break those pesky sugar cravings. However there is a solution, and it comes in the form of a cardboard box that is only slightly bigger than A5 size. 

Upon signing up, you're free to select which box you'd like to receive from a variety of different types that contain snacks ranging from sweet to savoury. I opted for the 'nibblebox' which essentially means you get to try a little bit of everything. Within each box there are always four different portions of food, all packaged individually to allow you to simply pop them into your bag if you're on the move. I was particularly impressed with the amount of thought that must have been put in when designing the packaging. Not only is the box perfectly sized to fit through your letterbox, but the personalised welcome booklets that are included really make you feel like a valued customer and it makes each box feel especially tailored to you and your needs.

From the four snack packs I received, I found the 'Graze's Chocolate Orange' pack was by far my favourite. It included a mix of orange chocolate raisins, milk chocolate buttons and jumbo raisins... it was SO yummy.

As a lover of all things sweet, I would have to say that my second favourite was the 'Rhubarb & Pear Compote'. This pack included tiny bits of chopped up rhubarb along with dried pear and cranberries. I felt that the flavours all complemented each other really well and it was a perfect snack to  satisfy my sweet tooth.

If you're more of a fan of savoury snacks, you would probably really enjoy the 'Jalapeño Hot Chips', which contained flax tortilla chips and a jalapeño jam dip. I'm a bit of a wimp with anything hot and spicy, so I ended up finishing the tortilla chips before the dip... oops. On the plus side, I would definitely say that this snack is a perfect alternative to the saltier, unhealthy tortilla chips out there. There's no need to feel guilty afterwards as surprisingly this pack only contains 68 calories!

Last of all were the 'Black Pepper Pistachios'. The portion size is very generous if you're a fan of nuts (ha ha) but unfortunately I'm not too keen on pistachios, and adding black pepper to them didn't really appeal to me. However as with the rest of the snacks mentioned, this is yet another really inventive snack that has been well thought out and I feel that the whole 'nibblebox' in general definitely has a little something for everyone. Even those with allergies or intolerances can choose from a variety of snacks and you are given the option to 'bin' anything you don't want to try.

Graze also provide nutritional information with each of the snacks you receive which is both interesting and essential if you're on a calorie-controlled diet.

All in all I really enjoyed receiving my first ever Graze Box and think that anybody who is currently trying to watch their weight or simply wants to find healthier foods to snack on should give one a go. Instead of depriving yourself from snacking, Graze encourage you to do so by sending you these healthier alternatives that taste just as good (if not better) than those regular snacks that are loaded with hundreds of calories.

If you haven't signed up for a Graze Box before, I have a code which entitles you to receive your first box for FREE (It isn't one of those sneaky scams, I promise!) The best part of all is that you don't have to pay for any more than one box if you don't want to, you can cancel at any time. It does sound too good to be true, (which is exactly what I thought at first) but I can assure you that you don't have to pay anything for your first box :)

Although if you do decide to try more than one box, the code below also allows you to receive your 5th box for free!

Code: C53NC4RHP

Chloe x

*This post is NOT sponsored in any way, I just wanted to share my honest opinions of Graze with you guys :)


  1. I think I will buy some graze products *-* They look very healthy and yummy :)

  2. This looks good to me:)
    Keep in touch xx

  3. I used to get Graze boxes years ago, I really liked the idea of them but I'm not a fan of nuts at all and almost everything had nuts in so I cancelled.

    Corinne x

  4. I like this box and the black pepper pistachio look good. Great post.


  5. Loved this review and it all looks so good I would love to try it all! xx Tilsie (