On Tuesday I ordered my first ever Graze box. You've probable seen a lot of codes floating around entitling you to your first box free. I did. I tried, but as I registered my card to my account, the website crashed and after that it wouldn't let my try it free as my card was already registered to an account *sob*.
Anyway, I still really wanted to try one so I payed the regular £3.79 which includes Royal Mail first class delivery; this ensured my box would be delivered on the next possible delivery day which was today, Thursday the 17th.
After creating ac account and registering your card, you're offered whether to have a 'nibbles box' which gives you maximum variety OR a 'nutrition box' which claims to only include 'just our healthiest foods rich in micronutrients, designed by our nutrition team'.
I chose the 'nibbles box' which then directed me to a page where I could browse and rate the foods on offer. The foods were categorized by the types of foods; seeds, crackers, dried fruit etc... You can literally chose to 'bin' some items which really don't tickle your fancy - this way graze will never send you these items or chose the 'send soon' item which means they'll do just that. Basically, the way Graze works is it uses your ratings of the food to know what you like and dislike, they put the box together themselves using this information - so it's a surprise.
Everything looked quite interesting, but I did chose to bin all of the foods containing dates or figs - not the biggest fan I must admit. After completing this process, it was just a case of waiting. I had an e-mail yesterday letting me know my box was in the post and should be with me today... It gave me the option of having a sneak peek of what was in my box - I couldn't resist!
Mr Postman delivered my box to me this afternoon.
In my box, I had:
The herb garden - 'herb and onion peanuts, baked herb bites and oregano rice crackers'
Savoury roasted seeds - 'roasted sunflower seeds and roasted pumpkin seeds'
Bounty hunter - 'milk chocolate drops, coconut flakes and cranberries'
Mississippi bbq pistachios - self explanatory really
The box came with a little welcome book and a little book describing how the service works etc... Which I thought was a lovely addition.
In the welcome book, it gives you all the nutritional information you need regarding your foods, with little tips such as "coconut keeps you fuller for longer".
I was really happy with the contents of my box and will definitely be ordering again. Each thing was lovely and I loved that I had a variety of different things!
My boyfriend and housemates have all signed up for their free boxes now as Graze provided me with 'free Graze box' codes to 'feed my friends'.
I also love the cardboard packaging of the boxes. The material for the boxes themselves are sourced from a sustainable forest and is 100% biodegradable and recyclable. All other materials are also used from bamboo and other recyclable materials - so Graze is 100% environmentally friendly, which is always a plus!
I'd definitely recommend these boxes to anyone, especially seeing as you can have your first one free.
The only bad thing about these boxes is that I know some people won't like the fact that you can't chose exactly what you want in your box, however I think it's nice to have a little surprise!
If anyone would like to try a free box (you may as well - how often do you have free food given to you?!), feel free to use my code:
(you do have to enter your card details but as soon as your box has been sent out just basically just cancel your account hassle free - although they do try to prevent this by offering you other deals such as your next two boxes half price etc, but you can easily say no)
Lemmie know what you think of them guys!
Sorry for the long post!