Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Month of Grazing

I'd vaguely seen Graze Boxes floating around the internet for some time with the notion of eventually trying them out for myself at some point. The time finally came when I saw a Groupon offer of four boxes for £5. I set my delivery date for Saturday and quite looked forward to this little weekend (healthy) treat. Here is what I received...

Week 1 - The Welcome Box
Apple & Cinnamon Flapjack ~ Green Olives with Basil & Garlic ~ 
Bonnie Wee Oatbakes ~ Yin & Yang

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Week 2 - The Olympic Box
Cherry Tomato, Basil and Puglian Pest Focaccia ~ Hot Cross Yum ~
Copacabana ~ The Herb Garden

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Week 3 - The High Tea Box
Banoffee Pie ~ Pumpkin and Ginger Cake with an Afternoon Infusion ~
Wasapea ~ Green Olives with Chilli and Garlic

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Week 4 - The Healthy Box
Florentine ~ Fruity Ploughmans ~
Black Pepper Pistachios ~ Super Berry Detox

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I really enjoyed trying out these boxes. I loved receiving something in the post each week. And I love little snacks like these, even better that they are so healthy and come with full nutritional information for those days I am calorie counting. I loved how creative they were and how personal too. As well as having my name printed on each one, there was ample correspondence so that I could make sure I would only receive what I liked for future boxes. 

I didn't so much like the fact that I had to sign up indefinitely, handing over my debit card details, even though there is the option to cancel at any time. I found how to cancel quite difficult on the website, although it is there if you look long enough. Full price they are quite a bit more expensive than the offer I took but my main reason for cancelling was only that I liked to think of them as a treat and not something I would expect each week, so I may well start them up again for a period of time at some point in the future.

17 comments:

  1. I like them but the novelty wore off for me, and I ended up craving crisps instead :( I do love the flapjacks though! so good x

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  2. they're a right bitch to cancel aren't they. they do them really well and it all tastes really good but it's too much of a commitment as of indefinitely

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  3. waaa i love the packaging, it looks really nice, xx

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  4. They look so sweet, and like a real treat. I think it's silly of them not to offer limited delivery. xo

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  5. I love a graze box! I just ordered another free one, since they sent me a "gold ticket"? The only thing I worry is I won't get anything I like in my boxes.

    I agree with Temporary Secretary though, the novelty wears off. I got a free first box and then a half price one. I think a one off thing option is good though. I'd do that for when I feel like it :) XO

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  6. What a great idea for a box! Such a great selection! x

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  7. they'd definitely be worth a trial for £5 for four boxes! but after that the expense would be a bit much for something that's such a luxury when you can buy everything cheaper at the supermarket. it'd make sense for them to sell full size products that way, actually, so people could keep buying the ones they like.

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  8. I've wanted to try these for ages and I was tempted by that groupon offer but the fact you have to enter your bank details then cancel them always puts me off. Someone told me that you could choose how often you got them delivered but I'm not sure if that's right. Every two weeks would be better for me. X

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  9. Rubee - yes, you can set it to a 2 week delivery

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  10. Thanks for sharing about Graze hunni, it's helped me decide.
    I don't think I'd want that amount as often, and I don't think I'd like enough of what they have though it does look beautifully put together.
    Love kat x

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  11. I used to be signed up with graze when they first started but I don't like nuts so that ruled out loads of things! I'm thinking of re-joining because I'm on a healthkick at the moment and could do with these healthy snacks, you look like you got some lovely things.

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  12. I've been enjoying my graze boxes for about six months now, but I think it is time to cancel for me too. I currently have three half eaten boxes in my cupboard which suggests I really don't need them every week either!

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  13. I'm a Grazeboxer too! I am also considering quitting though... It is expensive. I find them a boon when I'm at work, because they're just what I want at breaktime, but I do find them very hard to work into my weekend/holiday routine, when I'm less likely to have regular meal and snack times.

    The apple and cinnamon flapjack you got in your first box is my faaaavourite.

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  14. I've been getting these for years and I love almost everything - except for the bread. Gracious good lord but the bread is awful. *shudders* nasty stuff!

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  15. Aw these do look nice. I signed up with an offer a while ago but none of my boxes ever arrived. They organised replacements but they never came either! Gave up in the end :(

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  16. I tried Graze too, and found it very difficult to cancel! Quite frustrating.

    I loved trying different things, but felt that overall it was quite pricey for what it was (I had olives, seed mix, nut + apple pieces mix, and tiny bit of dip thing).

    Miss P xx

    www.porcelinasworld.blogspot.com

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