When I was 16, I managed to land my first-weekend job in my local pub’s kitchen, washing pots and pans and eating stock on the sly. After receiving my inches of disposable income every Friday evening, I would religiously spend my weekend pay-packet on items such as Hollister t-shirts, issues of the NME, Greggs cheese and onion pasties, Miss Sporty canary yellow nail varnish and a weekly Graze box subscription.
Graze snack boxes allowed me to believe at 16 that food was not just for eating – it was for enjoying, savouring and indulging in too. Not every snack had to be a disgusting coco-pops breakfast bar or a blueberry Alpen stick.
Since discovering the snacking brand, I have tasted the delights of the granola gods via their breakfast boxes (RIP), been transported to flavour heaven thanks to their range of brownies and I honestly don’t think I will ever be getting enough of their spicy sriracha crunch. It has been a fruitful six years of on-and-off dating.
I recently re-started my Graze subscription on a monthly basis. For just £3.99 I have my monthly treat in, and around, my face, and let me tell you – this month’s baby was a good’n.
Spicy Thai Sriracha Peas
As an avid spice-repeller, the spicy peas are coated with ~ just ~ the right amount of flavour. The punchy peas are joined in the pod by half popped corn kernels alongside jumbo salted corn – making this snack he ultimate salty paradise. Take your taste buds to another planet while brightening up your duller-than-dishwater lunch break.
All Day Energiser
This handy multipack darling has a healthy star Graze rating and claims to consist of energy-busting copper and manganese-boosting fruits and nuts. This pack has a handful of walnuts embedded amongst gigantic sour cherries and succulent dried pears. My mouth is just dripping thinking about it.
Sweet & Spicy Beetroot Crunch
A new addition to the Graze family welcomed with warm arms – the Beetroot crunch. My pack contains seven sweet beetroot crisps, surrounded by moreisjalapeño chickpeas and a collection of sunflower seeds. Containing 4g of protein and being an excellent source of achieving a mineral-booster shot – this new snack is ticking all my boxes.
Cranberry & Hazelnut Toasts
Thin slices of cranberry and hazelnut toasts dipped in rich, dark, gooey cocoa dip… Is this what the Greek Gods considered to be ambrosia and nectar? A brilliant source of fibre and only 150 calories per pack (for the counters among you); if you are looking for something to mix up your weekly Kit-Kat, Snickers and Whisper ritual, this honey is your winning ticket.
I love Graze. It is my once-per-month sneaky treat and to be honest, I am itching for August’s box already. Be warned – this subscription service is HIGHLY addictive. You will fall head-over-heels in love.