May. 4th, 2017

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I have other things to write about (e.g. an office move, a storytelling show I went to on Sunday night) but I don't really want to fall behind on doing the Graze box reviews.

I was disappointed that this box was all repeats. There was plenty of good stuff, but it is always more fun to get something new.

Raspberry & Coconut Muffin: This consists of almond slivers, raspberry-infused cranberries, amaretti drops, and coconut flakes. It has 140 calories. I like this more each time I get it. It doesn’t taste very muffin-like per se, but the ingredients blend well together and the berries add just the right amount of sweetness.

Pizza Margherita: This consists of cheese-flavored cashews, basil crunchini, and miniature tomato breadsticks. It has 120 calories. The breadsticks don’t have a lot of tomato flavor, in my opinion. On the other hand, neither do most actual tomatoes these days. As is typical of Graze snacks, this works best if you eat all of the components together. It doesn’t taste especially pizza-ish, but it is still a good savory snack.

Summer Berry Flapjack: This is a rolled oat flapjack (i.e. soft granola bar) with berry-infused cranberries. It has 240 calories. But Graze flapjacks are worth every bit of those calories. I don’t know how they make them so fabulous, but they are simply delicious.

Tuscan Pesto Kern Pops: This is a mixture of cheddar half-popped corn kernels and miniature basil breadsticks. It has 130 calories. Overall, this has nice crunch and is pretty tasty, but I didn’t find it especially interesting. Not bad – just not exciting.

Chia Coconut Cookie: Actually, you get two cookies, along with a teabag of a decent enough black tea that has a very faint hint of bergamot, but not enough to qualify it as Earl Grey. It’s 120 calories. The claim is that this is healthy because of being high in manganese. I am not that compulsive about micronutrients. What I care about is that it is tasty, and not particularly sweet. Overall, I like this snack a lot and am glad I get it fairly often.

Chocolate Pretzel: This consists of a chocolate hazelnut dip with pretzel sticks for dipping. It has 140 calories. There’s not really much to say about this. If you like Nutella and similar things, you will like this.

Chinese Shiitake: This is an aromatic broth, which comes as a paste (which you add hot water to), along with dried corn, mushrooms, and rice noodles, which get reconstituted by that broth. It has 90 calories. Overall, it is pretty tasty and makes a pleasant enough light lunch.

Eleanor’s Apple Crumble: This consists of dried apple pieces, raisins, and caramelized honey and cinnamon almonds. It has 110 calories. This is a very nice sweet snack. The almonds are particularly delicious, but I am biased towards anything with cinnamon.

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