An Update After Nine Graze Boxes: Our Favorite & Least Favorite Snacks

*I received two boxes of snacks composed of flapjacks & popcorn compliments of Graze. Jake and I continue to pay for our own Nibblr subscription. All thoughts are 100% honest and my own. 

We’re nine Graze Nibblr boxes deep.

Since my initial post comparing Naturebox to Graze Nibblr boxes, we’ve had an opportunity to try many more snacks, so I thought I’d share an update. Interestingly enough, my most viewed posts are about subscription boxes.

Jake prefers the big Naturebox bags of snacks while I prefer Graze. I like the quirky variety of snacks and appreciate the ingredients’ freshness. Nothing has tasted stale or dried-out. As downsides to the Nibblr boxes, the portion sizes are truly single serving and you can’t choose which ones arrive. You can rate the snacks, though, and indicate if you want to “trash” or “try”, “like” or “love.”

However, Graze is offering a waiting list for their upcoming Big Box option where subscribers choose five bags of snacks each month for $25. I love this idea, but we’ll stick with our every other week schedule since we’re trying to save money for a vacation.

We began our subscription by using a friend’s referral code that gave us our first and fifth box free, while paying $6 for the other boxes. The price has increased to $6.99 per box, but it appears we’re still locked into the $6 price. Everyone who subscribes to Graze has a referral code. Feel free to use my friend Beth’s. She blogs at It’s Just Life: Finding The Extraordinary in the OrdinaryBETHC8WQP 

UPDATE (12/7/14) We did decide to cancel our subscription. We enjoyed our subscription, but wished we could handpick only savory snacks, since we generally dislike sweet ones. When I asked a Graze representative if it was possible to “trash” all of the sweet snacks and only receive our favorite savory ones, she replied that it’s possibly “in theory” but makes it difficult to fill an order this specific. Graze is still offering a waiting list for their Big Box. This looks like a fun option, but not one we want to budget for at the moment. 

In early September Graze sent me some Flapjacks & Popping Corn to try.

Graze

These are are favorite and least favorite snacks from the snacks Graze sent us to try and our regular Nibblr deliveries:

Favorites:

Savory Collage
Twist of Black Pepper Popping Corn: Graze sent me a complimentary box of their black pepper and lightly salted popcorn to try. My favorite flavor is the black pepper because I like the peppery bite. At first I thought the popcorn was popped in butter, but see it’s actually palm oil. The portion size is substantial.

Chili & Lime Pistachios: If I were to subscribe to the Big Box, I’d want to choose a bag of these. Jake and I competed over these pistachios more than any of the other snacks. They randomly showed up in our second box and I hope we see them again.

Fruity Mango Chutney: I’m mildly obsessed with dips. Possibly because they are one of those fun foods I indulge in at parties, but have a difficult time justifying making at home for just the two of us. I especially liked that the rice crackers were spicy.

Sweet Collage

Brownie Flapjack: Graze calls their granola bars Flapjacks. They are soft in texture and almost cakey. I liked this brownie version even though I don’t typically gravitate towards sweet snacks, because brownie of course! The shortening Graze lists in its Flapjacks’ ingredients is non-hydrogenated margarine. I’ve usually split a pack with Jake.

Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie: The cookie bits are shortbready and the tiny cubes of salted fudge have a texture like Starbursts. It’s a quirky sweet and salty mix that’s fun to eat.

Graze’s Smokey Hot Dog (Update 12/7/14): This is my favorite Graze snack to date. It’s salty, cheesy, and a little spicy. It sounds gross, but tastes really good. The smoked cashews taste remind me of smoked gouda.

Least Favorites

  • Key Lime: We liked the whimsy of this snack with the little meringue and cookie bits, but this mix was too sweet for us.

key lime

  • Fruit & Seed Flapjack: Even though I enjoyed the brownie and berry flapjacks, I found this variety too sweet.
  • Dried Fruit Mixes: Pure, dried fruit mixes aren’t our personal snacking preference.
  • Plain Fruit-nut Mixes: We’ve received a couple of plain fruit-nut mixes like Born in the USA. While the ingredients are fresh and the snack is substantial enough to tide me over until the next meal, I’ve found them bland since they aren’t seasoned or salted.
  • My Thai Dippers (Update 12/7/14): Something about this snack just did not taste good to us. This is the only snack we threw in the trash.

Have you ever tried a food subscription box? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received two free boxes containing popping corn & flapjacks for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

4 Comments

  1. I’m like you, I enjoy certain things and the repetition bothered me. I have been doing this since July 2014 and just cancelled. If I could always have popcorn, and more chocolate & nuts, it would be great. Sometimes the cookies than went with the dippers were in many pieces, so quality control was off. I wished that the $25 box had pop corn, but it doesn’t.

    • That’s too bad to hear the big box doesn’t have popcorn. I didn’t take too close of a look at its options. I wonder how they pack each back from their end and why it’s not possible to only choose savory options.

  2. There is now an option with Graze to get a subscription with just savory snacks. You would just need to pick savory as your box type.

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