Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been away for a (very long) time – life got a bit hectic over exams. I’m going to try getting back into blogging over summer and into my final year at uni. One of the major things I’ve been trying to introduce into my lifestyle is healthy eating and exercise. I’m on a mission to finally get fit! A massive part of this is healthy eating, so I thought it would be helpful to share with everyone what I’ve been eating and snacking on.
I always see Graze boxes at train stations and they’re a favourite snack of mine to add a bit of health into my train journeys on top of a WHSmiths Meal Deal. The options in these stores are always super limited though, and looking on Graze’s website there’s actually a massive range of snacks! I decided to buy myself a subscription weekly. I know this sounds like a lot of snacks, but I travel fairly regularly and this should keep me stocked up at home and away.
Here we go…
Ordering & Customisation
One of the best things I’ve found about Graze is the ability to customise what you get. When I started the order process, I was faced with the choice between three boxes:
- Variety Box – a little bit of everything, which is great if you’re just looking for a fresh, new snack option
- Light Box – all of the snacks are under 150 calories, perfect for those who are trying to cut down on calories that they’d normally rack up from sugary snacks
- Protein Box – protein heavy snacks which would be great for post-gym snacks
I picked the ‘light box’ and was then directed to a questionnaire about my dietary requirements. There were options to make your boxes vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, etc as well as the ability to cut out certain flavours (for example if you don’t like spicy food). There were tons of snacks for every requirement! You can also rate any boxes that you’ve tried before so Graze can guess your tastes and send snacks that you’d like.
The customisation options were great, and only get better as you order more boxes. After each box you can rate everything you received and your recommendations will be continuously adjusted.
My delivery was scheduled for 5 days after I ordered the box, which gave me plenty of time to fill in my preferences. Delivery was on time with no problems! It’s super handy to have a constant supply of snacks delivered, because I know that sometimes I just can’t be bothered to go out to buy healthy snacks for myself and will just fill myself up on whatever junk I can find at home. You can schedule your deliveries as frequently or infrequently as you like.
So far I’ve had two boxes and have already tried a massive variety of new snacks. I didn’t even realise that Graze did tea, but two of my snacks so far have had their own tea infusion in – perfect for dunking the biscuits. There’s been some pretty outlandish ones too (including wild blueberry toasts with a white chocolate dip), but so far I’ve only disliked one because it was too spicy.
They’ve been great on the train and have stopped me eating unhealthily as they’re quite substantial. Each box comes in at £3.99 and in stores individual boxes generally cost £1-£1.20 so even if you don’t snack regularly, it’s cheaper to stock up through the boxes! You can cancel the subscription at any time too.
You can also get your 1st, 5th and 10th free using the code ASTRUD43B
I plan to keep up my Graze subscription because of the even bigger range of snacks you have access to compared to normal. The price is also better value than buying them individually, even if you only get the box once every 2 weeks or so and stock-pile them up. There are discounts and offers for account holders too, such as 25% off individual purchases, but personally I don’t think I’ll use these as I have enough with just the box itself.