I’m sure you all have seen all the 100s of monthly subscription “boxes” that are out there. They range anywhere from $6 up to $50 or more a month. Lots of friends get them and love them, but I’ve been apprehensive about signing up. I mean how would I even figure out which one to pick? I finally decided that I would go with something that was food based and cheap. Sounds good right?
I came across Graze months ago and liked the idea. Graze was started by seven friends sick of chips and candy, who wanted a better way to snack. They quit their jobs and camped out in a friend’s spare room for months and after a lot of hard work, graze.com was born – snacks that show off the tasty side of health and are delivered directly to you.
They send you a box twice a month that includes 4 random snacks. They currently have a selection of 90 different snacks to choose from. You can’t pick what you want, but you can rate everything they offer on a scale from Trash to Love. For instance, I don’t like spicy things so I went through and “trashed” everything that was listed as spicy. If you come across something you know you would love, you can LOVE it and then it is more likely to end up in your box. They also put the 4 items that they ship in your box on the first screen you see when you log in so that you can read all about them and rate them. Neat huh? So when you find a snack that you just love and can’t live without, make sure to rate it so that it will show up again.
Graze currently offers two types of boxes – the Nibble Box and the Calorie Counter Box. The nibble box includes anything from their 90 available snacks. The calorie counter box includes only snacks that are 50-150 calories each. When I originally signed up for Graze I went with the Nibble Box, but when I had the 2 complimentary boxes added to my account I decided to try out the Calorie Counter Box. I wanted to see if the low calorie snacks were as good as the others. Makes sense right?
The Nibblr Box definitely includes more “sweet snacks” and the Calorie Counter Box includes more “savory snacks.” I like the sweet snacks more, but that doesn’t mean that I necessarily NEED them. It would be great if you could set it up to switch back and forth between the two types of boxes – then you would get a good mixture of both kinds of snacks.
I really enjoyed all the snacks that I got from Graze. They are the perfect size for a snack to hold you over until your next meal. There was only one snack I received that I didn’t eat, and that was because of an issue of mine (not the product). I like figs for the most part, but really can’t stand the smell of them. One of the snacks I got was HEAVY on the figs and the smell was overwhelming. Enough so that I couldn’t even pick out the other parts to eat it.
I figured out that Graze snacks are a GREAT topper for yogurt. And if you use a lower calorie snack then it doesn’t end up ruining your good for you yogurt. It give the yogurt a little bit more substance and make it a little tastier. That is always a good thing right?
In addition to the 2 boxes that Graze provided me to try out, they have also given me 3 FREE BOXES to give away to one lucky reader! Don’t worry, if you already have a Graze account and you are the winner they will just add the boxes to your account. To enter, just use the nifty Rafflecopter below!
If you are too excited to wait to see if you are the winner, you can use my code to get your 1st & 5th Graze boxes free!
*Disclosure: Graze provided me with 2 complimentary boxes. I already had an account (and had received 2 boxes that I paid for) when they added the complimentary boxes to my account. All opinions regarding Graze are my own.