Thursday, April 4, 2013 - Nature Delivered (My March Boxes)

Today I will be talking about a healthy snack box subscription. The company is called 'Graze', and they send healthy snacks which they personally create and manufacture, through the mail. The company is based in the UK, which is where they ship your boxes from, and the cost is $5.00 per box. I will outline the details throughout this post. NOTE: This is an invite only subscription, you can only subscribe if you know a current subscriber with an invitation code. I will update here as soon as they open subscriptions to the public.

The box

The box is about 7in x 9.5in and about an inch tall. From the website "The cardboard is really strong, so it's great at looking after your snacks and we use as little material as possible (compare it to a normal cardboard box and you'll see what we mean). Our thin cardboard comes from sustainable forests, it's 100% biodegradable & 100% recyclable. Please recycle with your other paper and cardboard." The boxes have been designed to fit in most standard sized mail boxes.

The Contents

Each Graze box comes with 4 snacks, a recycled napkin, and a booklet which holds all the vital information for each of your snacks. The booklets are also made with paper from sustainable forests as well as being 100% biodegradable & 100% recyclable.

When signing up, there are two types of boxes you can choose from. The "Snack Box" includes a selection from all available snacks. The "Light Box" includes a selection from the snacks that are between 50 and 150 calories.

The Snacks

The snack packs themselves are about 2.5in x 4.5in and about an inch high. The weight of each snack varies due to the type of snack, but range mostly between 1oz and 2oz. Each snack comes with the name and it's own cute little artwork on the top.

There are currently 88 types of snacks you could receive in your Snack Box (they claim that over 50 are available for the Light Box). What you receive is always random, but you do have options such as marking certain snacks with ratings like 'Trash' 'Try' 'Like' and 'Love'. Marking an item with 'Trash' will ensure you are never sent that item, 'Try' means you are open to trying it, 'Like' means you would like to receive this item somewhat often, and 'Love' means you would like this item rather frequently. Following these, you can then set your preferences to 'Send more Likes and Loves', 'Send a balance of Tries, Likes, and Loves', or 'Send more Tries'. 

If you have dietary restrictions such as vegan, dairy, or celiac, you can pull up a list of these items and trash them all with just a click. You can also search for certain ingredients you do not like or are allergic to, and trash until your heart's content. For example, I dislike raisins, so I have trashed a lot of the snacks with raisins.

You can change your ratings at any time and they will immediately take effect, unless your next box is already processing. 

Cost, Frequency, and Shipping

The cost is $5.00 per box. For new subscribers, your first and 5th boxes are free. You have the option to receive a box once a week, once every two weeks, or once a month. You can also skip weeks, but I am not sure of how many weeks you can skip at one time. Within a few days of being charged, you can go on the website and view the contents of the box that is on its way by clicking the 'your boxes' tab.

This subscription currently ships from the UK, so shipping can be a little inconsistent. You do not receive a shipping notice, or tracking number of any kind. However, by checking the website, you can see when you were billed for a box, and that date is also when they ship your box. So far I receive my boxes mostly within one week, sometimes within a week and a half, and I received one after 2 weeks. If you are hoping to have your boxes arrive at the same time every week without fail, this is probably not the subscription for you (at least until they open a US facility). If your box takes more than two weeks, you can contact Customer Service and I hear they are more than happy to help however they can.

My March Boxes

Below are my 4 boxes for March, and the contents therein.

(Top Left) Fruit and Seed Flapjack (soft and moist granola bars): rustic rolled oat flapjack with mixed seeds and dried fruits

(Top Right) Chocolate Orange Granola: granola seeds, blanched almonds, dark chocolate drops and orange infused raisins

(Bottom Left) Pear Tatin: pear, raspberry infused cranberries, yogurt coated sunflower seeds and almonds

(Bottom Right) Nacho Libre: salsa almonds, cheesy sombreros and jumbo chilli corn

(Top Left) Walnut and Vanilla Truffle: walnuts, dark chocolate drops, sultanas and vanilla pumpkin seeds

(Top Right) Sweet Goan Curry Crackers: curry rice crackers

(Bottom Left) Strawberry Milkshake: mini strawberries, white chocolate buttons and banana coins

(Bottom Right) Apple and Cinnamon Flapjacks: rustic rolled oat flapjack with apple and cinnamon

(Top Left) Summer Berry Compote: berry compote with wholemeal shortbread dippers

(Top Right) Florentine: pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate buttons and cranberries

(Bottom Left) Black Pepper Pistachios: roasted pistachios with black pepper

(Bottom Right) Marvelous Macaroon: amaretti drops, almond slices, coconut flakes and white chocolate buttons

(Top Left) Orange and Ginger Flapjack: rustic rolled oat flapjack with orange and stem ginger

(Top Right) Bounty Hunter: milk chocolate drops, coconut flakes and cranberries

(Bottom Left) Boston Baguettes: BBQ relish with tomato bread sticks

(Bottom Right) Hot Cross Yum: sponge pieces, cinnamon and honey almonds and orange infused raisins


I am in love with this subscription! I have received 1 box a week for 7 weeks, and in 7 boxes (28 items) I've received one repeat item so far. I have left everything on either 'Try' or 'Trash' in hopes of receiving everything once before I go through and 'Like' or 'Love' certain items. I love getting this pack of snacks every week, and the quality of the items are top notch. In the grand scheme, $20 a month (for one box per week) is not a lot for 16 individually packaged, healthy snacks for on the go or between meals. I just need to make sure I have lunch before checking the mail, or the box becomes a meal!

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