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I haven't given up on Graze! Here are reviews of the new snacks I've gotten since I stopped writing about everything in every single box.

Mexican Style Smoked Cheese: This is a mixture of black beans, gouda puffs, hickory smoked almonds, and chili corn. It has 150 calories. I really liked this – a good mix of fairly strong flavors, but not overwhelmed by any given ingredient. The chili corn is particularly good.

Thai Style Sweet Chili: This is a mixture of honey chili peanuts, lemon & black pepper fava beans, garlic sesame sticks, and edamame beans. It has 150 calories. It doesn’t taste particularly Thai to me, as it is very lemony and not very spicy. But it is quite tasty. I wish there were more of both the sesame sticks and the peanuts. Especially the peanuts, which are an awesome blend of sweet and spicy.

Lemon Blueberry Superfood Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar, with lemon, blueberries, and baobab. It has 250 calories. The lemon flavor definitely dominates this, which is fine with me, as I love lemon. I thought this was an excellent snack and especially appreciated how filling it is.

Anytime Energizer: This is a mix of dried cherries, pear slices, and walnuts. It has 150 calories. This was pretty good. I’m not a big fan of cherries, but these were slightly tart and blended well with the rest of the ingredients. There are other fruit (and nut) snacks I like better, but this wasn’t bad.

Cinnamon Oat Squares with Superfoods: These are, essentially, oat granola bars with cinnamon and chia seeds. They have 200 calories. I love all of Graze’s flapjacks and, while they don’t call these that, they’re pretty much the same thing. Good – and filling.

Chinese Style Honey Sesame: This is a mixture of edamame beans, wild rice sticks, sesame & chia coated peanuts, and black pepper almonds. It has 150 calories. This is an interesting mix of sweet and savory. I didn’t taste much black pepper with the almonds, however. The peanuts were quite good and I always like the wild rice sticks in snacks that contain them.

Berry Oat Squares: These are soft oat granola bars with berry-infused cranberries and superfood flax. They have 200 calories. They’re good, though they seemed a bit drier than most similar snacks.

Grilled Cheese Crunch: This consists of poppyseed and onion sesame sticks, almonds, sour cream and onion half-popped corn kernels, and gouda puffs. It has 150 calories. There had been a snack called Graze’s Grilled Cheese, but this seems to be significantly reformulated from that one, so I am counting it as new. This is very tasty, with lots of crunch. Overall, it’s an excellent savory snack.
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Chia Coconut Cookies with Special Blend Black Tea: There’s one teabag and two cookies in this snack. It has 110 calories. The tea is good, though not particularly unusual. The cookies seemed a bit drier than in the past, but it could also be my faulty memory. They’re still tasty and not super-sweet.

Sweet Rhubarb Jam: This is a mix of apple slices, rhubarb slices, and dried cranberries. It has 100 calories. This is one of my favorite Graze fruit snacks – a good mix of sweet and tart. It’s unusual combinations like this (that I would never have thought of on my own) that are a lot of why I subscribe to Graze.

Sweet Mustard Ranch: This contains pretzels, sour cream and onion cashews, and mustard breadsticks. It has 130 calories. It’s very tasty – especially if you eat all the ingredients together.

Natural Vanilla Seeds: This is a mixture of vanilla-glazed pumpkin and sunflower seeds. It has 170 calories. Wow, these are delicious! I am talking a revelatory level of goodness. Just a bit sweet, with a perfect amount of vanilla flavor. As I already said, wow!

Lightly Salted Popping Corn: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn. It’s pretty much the perfect portion size and pops up quickly and thoroughly, with few orphans. I’m not sure that there’s much more to say about it.

Peanut Butter & Jelly: This is a mixture of salted peanuts, raspberry strings, and vanilla fudge. It has 220 calories. The raspberry strings are especially delicious. A good sweet snack.

Sweet Memphis Barbecue: This consists of barbecue peas, salsa peanuts, and wild rice sticks. It has 190 calories. It’s got good crunch and is pretty tasty, but I’d like it to be a bit spicier than it is. Oddly, my favorite component is the wild rice sticks, which aren’t at all spicy.

Vanilla Pear Energizer: This is a mixture of dried pear slices, vanilla pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and almonds. It has 150 calories. I like all of the components of this snack, but I don’t think they harmonize particularly well. I found myself saving the vanilla pumpkin seeds for last, as they are the most interesting.
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Raspberry Coconut Muffin: This is a mixture of raspberry-flavored cranberries, coconut, almond slivers, and amaretti drops. It has 140 calories. This is a pretty good snack, especially if you eat all the components together. That is a little tricky, since there is a lot more coconut than anything else. I particularly like that it isn’t too sweet.

Pumpkin Spice Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with pumpkin spice. It has 230 calories. While it seems slightly weird to eat things with pumpkin spice in June, this is good enough that I don’t care. The soft, chewy texture is excellent and the flavor is delicious. Graze flapjacks are the best!

The Cheese Board: This is a mixture of cheese-flavored almonds, cheddar bruschetta, gouda puffs, and cheese-flavored cashews. It has 110 calories. It’s a tasty, savory snack. I do wish there were more cashews in the mix, but that is a minor quibble.

Spicy Vegetable Protein: This is a mixture of jumbo chili corn, black beans, carrot chips, and wild rice sticks. It has 140 calories. The name really says not too spicy and it is, indeed, just mildly spicy. There’s plenty of crunch and flavor. I particularly like the wild rice sticks, but it all tastes good together.

White Chocolate with Wild Blueberry Toasts: This is exactly what the name suggests – toast pieces with wild blueberries, along with a white chocolate mixture to dip them into. It has 130 calories. This is very tasty, assuming, of course, that one likes both white chocolate and blueberries. And what human being (or, for that matter, bear) doesn’t?

Apple & Cinnamon Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with apples and cinnamon. It has 240 calories. It’s not too sweet and the cinnamon flavor is just right.

Tropical Energizer Smoothie (new): This is a combination of spirulina bites, almonds, goldenberries, and coconut flakes. It has 150 calories. I’m sad to say that this didn’t work for me at all. The goldenberries (a silly name for Cape gooseberries) are delicious and I am fine with almonds and coconut, although there is rather too much of the latter. But I found the spirulina bites to be unpleasant. Looking at the ingredients in them, which include dates, almonds, coconut, and pineapple juice, along with the spirulina powder, they sound like they should be fine. Alas, they just didn’t work for me. I trashed this snack so I won’t have to get them again.

Smokin’ Protein Kick: This is a mix of chili lemon fava beans, raw almonds, hickory-smoked almonds, and roasted pumpkin seeds. It has 170 calories. I found this to be a tasty savory snack, with a good mix of flavors. The ingredients were well-proportioned, so it was easy to eat all of them together, too.
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I have a lot of things to write about (ranging from theatre-going to puzzle-solving to a new-to-me recipe to storytelling), but I am having a day of many meetings. At the very least, I can post the latest set of snack reviews:


Original Fruity Flapjack: These are soft oat granola bars with dried fruit (dates, raisins, apricots, and currants) and seeds (sunflower and pumpkin). They have 230 calories. They’re quite tasty, with a strong flavor of golden syrup. I like the texture and flavor and appreciate that these are quite filling. Flapjacks are one of the best things about Graze and this is no exception.

Jelly Doughnut: This is a mixture of vanilla cookie drops, raspberry-infused raisins, raspberry fruit strings, and almond slivers. It has 120 calories. This is a delicious sweet snack, with lots of fruit flavor. It tastes surprisingly like a jelly donut.

Snickerdoodle Dip: This is a snickerdoodle cookie dip with cinnamon pretzels to dip into it. It has 150 calories. It has good cinnamon flavor and a nice creamy texture. A good sweet snack.

Twist of Black Pepper Popping Corn: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn with black pepper seasoning. It pops up quickly, with few orphans. The black pepper is a nice addition.

Caramel Apple: This consists of dried apple slices with a caramel dippling sauce. It has 80 calories. This is thoroughly delicious. There is a generous portion of the caramel, which goes perfectly with the soft, chewy apples. I could probably eat a gallon of this caramel sauce, so I am grateful for the built-in portion control. Yum.

Jalapeno Cheese Taco: This is a mixture of cheese-flavored cashews, jalapeno chickpeas, and chili broad beans. It has 140 calories. It is only mildly spicy, but still flavorful, albeit not especially taco-like. Between the taste and the crunch, it is a pretty good savory snack.

Cranberry & Hazelnut Toasts with a Rich Cocoa Dip (new): These are twice-baked toasts with cranberries, roasted hazelnuts, and black quinoa, paired with a cocoa sauce to dip them in. They have 130 calories. I liked the mixture of crunch from the toasts and sweetness from the cocoa dip, but the dip overwhelmed the flavor of the cranberries. It would also be helpful to have a couple more of the toasts, but I just ate the rest of the dip with a finger.

Maple Oat Squares with Superfood Maca (new): These are rolled oat squares with maple syrup and maca, which is apparently an Andean root vegetable. They have 200 calories. This was tasty, but the texture is drier than Graze flapjacks, and I found it less satisfying.
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Cinnamon Pretzel: This is a combination of poppy seed pretzels and cinnamon honey almonds. It has 120 calories. The pretzels are just pretzels – which are fine, but not exciting. But the cinnamon honey almonds are fabulous. I am grateful for built-in portion control.

Natural Energy Nuts: This is a combination of walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds. It has 230 calories and 7 grams of protein. It’s just plain nuts, so you pretty much know whether or not you’d like it. When I buy nuts, they tend to be either smoked almonds or plain cashews, so this is something of a treat.

Fantastic Forest Fruits: This is a mixture of dried blueberries, lingonberries, apple pieces, and cherry-infused raisins. It has 80 calories. It’s a bit sweeter than I’d prefer, though the lingonberries do add some tang. Overall, it’s not bad, but there are other Graze fruit snacks I prefer.

Chocolate Pecan Pie (new): This is a mix of chocolate fudge, pecans, chopped dates, and vanilla pumpkin seeds. It has 200 calories. This is one of the best sweet snacks I’ve had. All of the ingredients are tasty on their own and the combination tastes surprisingly like chocolate pecan pie when you eat them together. Yum.

New York Everything Bagel: This is a mixture of cheese-flavored cashews, pumpkin seeds, and poppy seed onion sesame sticks. It has 200 calories. I really like the sesame sticks, which do taste somewhat like an everything bagel. The other ingredients are fine, but nothing special.

Peach & Rhubarb Pick-Me-Up: This contains rhubarb slices, dried pear slices, and peach fruit drops. It has 110 calories. This is a delicious combination, with the tartness of the rhubarb balancing the sweet fruit flavors. The peach drops are one of my favorite Graze ingredients. An excellent sweet snack.

Wholesome Honey Nuts: This is a mixture of pumpkin seeds, baked salted peanuts, and caramelized honey cashews. It has 200 calories. This is an excellent snack, with a good mixture of sweetness and saltiness. The honey cashews are fabulous and benefit from being tempered by the other ingredients. And, again, I really appreciate Graze’s portion control.

Garden of England: This contains dried apple slices, black currants, and miniature strawberries. It has 80 calories. This is probably my favorite Graze fruit snack, largely because the strawberries are so very delicious. The currants provide a bit of tartness as a balance. A wonderful combination.
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Berry Oat Squares: This wasn’t part of my subscription box but was bought on sale at Wegman’s. It’s two rolled oat squares with berry infused cranberries and assorted seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, and flax seeds). It has 200 calories. While it isn’t terrible, it isn’t nearly as good as Graze’s flapjacks are. The texture is much more cookie-like, instead of soft and chewy. And the flavor of the seeds is far more dominant than the flavor of the berries. I’d buy it again only if were at a very good sale price.

Summer Berry Flapjack: These are oat granola bars with raspberry and strawberry infused cranberries. They have 240 calories. I’m not sure why, but they were noticeably better than the Berry Oat Squares. The texture is chewier and the berry flavor is more distinct, probably because of the lack of seeds. Excellent.

Protein Peanut Butter Dipper: This consists of peanut butter with pretzel sticks to dip in it. It has 130 calories. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s pretty boring as snacks go.

Veggie Protein Power: This is a mixture of edamame beans, spicy chickpeas, and black pepper cashews. It has 130 calories. Given the name, I should mention that it also has 7 grams of protein. I like the crunchiness and the spiciness. It’s also one of the more filling savory snacks I’ve gotten, which is good for those long afternoons.

Peanut Butter and Jelly: This is a mixture of salted peanuts, raspberry strings, and vanilla fudge squares. It has 220 calories. This is a good mix of sweet and salty, especially if you eat all the ingredients together. The raspberry strings are particularly delicious.

Sweet & Spicy Beet Crunch: This is a combination of dried beet chips, sunflower seeds, and jalapeno chickpeas. It has 100 calories. The sunflower seeds don’t contribute much to the flavor (though they are, of course, high in protein), but the chickpeas have lots of crunch and mild spiciness. The beets are the highlight of this – crunchy, slightly sweet, and thoroughly delicious.

Vitamin E Defense: This consists of roasted hazelnuts, redskin peanuts, raisins, and dried cranberries. It has 190 calories. There was nothing wrong with it, but it wasn’t very exciting. It is probably the only snack I’ve ever tried which I think would benefit from having a bit of salt added.

Louisiana Wild Rice & Beans: This is a mixture of wild rice sticks and chili broad beans. It has 140 calories. I liked both components, both separately and together. I’m also glad for built-in portion control, because the wild rice sticks are the sort of thing I could easily munch on mindlessly and eat way more of than I intended to.

Peach Cobbler: This consists of almond slivers, yogurt-coated sunflower seeds, amaretti drops, and peach fruit drops. It has 160 calories. I like the combination, but want to note that both the yogurt-coated seeds and the peach fruit drops are particularly good. This was a nice summery snack.
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White Chocolate with Wild Blueberry Toasts: This is a white chocolate dip with wild blueberry toasts to dip into it. It has 130 calories. The toasts have a lot of blueberry flavor and the dip is sweet without being cloying. It’s not especially filling, but is tasty.

Sesame Garlic Crunch: This is a mixture of oat bran sesame sticks, garlic sesame sticks, and multigrain soy rice crackers. It has 140 calories. This is an excellent savory snack, with a nice sesame flavor and plenty of crunch. It’s not very garlicky, which makes it good for eating at work.

Natural Vanilla Seeds (new): This is a mixture of sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds with a vanilla glaze. It has 170 calories. It is amazingly delicious - just a little sweet and with lots of vanilla flavor. I was pleasantly surprised and upgraded this to "love."

Sweet Mustard Ranch: This consists of pretzels, mustard breadsticks, and sour cream and onion cashews. It has 130 calories. It’s a pretty good savory snack, though there are others I like better. Like many graze snacks, it works best if you eat all the components together.

Lightly Salted Popping Corn: This is 130 calories of microwave popcorn. It’s one of the most straightforward snacks Graze offers. It’s a reasonable serving size and not excessively salty or greasy. Beyond that, there’s not a lot to say about it.

Sweet Rhubarb Jam: This consists of dried apple slides, dried rhubarb slices, and dried cranberries. It has 100 calories. It is tasty and nicely balanced between sweetness and tang. Overall, one of my favorite fruit snacks.

The Cheese Board: This is a mixture of cheese-flavored almonds, cheddar bruschetta, gouda puffs, and cheese-flavored cashews. It has 110 calories. It is pretty tasty, though somewhat saltier than I’d prefer.

Vanilla Pear Energizer (new): This is a mixture of dried pear slices, vanilla pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and almonds. It has 150 calories. The individual ingredients are all good, but I didn’t think the combination was particularly harmonious. While most Graze snacks work best if you eat the ingredients together, this was an exception. I think that the fruit just overwhelmed the taste of the vanilla pumpkin seeds.

Cinnamon Oat Squares (new):This wasn’t actually in my box – it was on sale at Wegman’s and I bought it on impulse when I saw it by the checkout counter. These are soft granola squares, with oats, honey, cinnamon, and chia seeds. They have 200 calories. I expected this to be pretty much the same as my beloved Graze flapjacks and, while they were similar, the texture seemed firmer. These were still quite good and I may buy them again, especially if I find them on sale.
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Eleanor’s Apple Crumble: This is a mixture of soft appl pieces, raisins, and caramelized honey and cinnamon almonds. It has 110 calories. Those caramelized almonds are particularly delicious and blend well with the fruit. Overall, this is a tasty snack with just the right amount of sweetness.

Lemon Drizzle Flapjack: These are soft oat granola bars with a lemon yogurt drizzle. They have 250 calories. I’ve made no secret of my love for Graze flapjacks and these are among my very favorite. Sweet and tangy, but also filling. These are simply delicious.

Thai Sweet Chilli Dippers: This consists of soy-rice crackers with a sweet chili sauce to dip them into. It has 70 calories. It’s tasty though the sauce is a bit sweeter than I’d prefer. I do like the spiy kick it has, however.

Raspberry & Coconut Muffin: This is a mixture of raspberry-infused cranberries, almond slivers, amaretti drops, and coconut flakes. It has 140 calories. Like many of Graze’s deconstructed snacks, it works best if you eat all of the components together. It also helps if you don’t expect it to actually taste like a muffin. Come to think of it, I’ve never actually seen a muffin with coconut and any ingredient other than pineapple. At any rate, this is tasty and not too sweet, so it makes a nice accompaniment to a morning cup of tea.

Chocolate Pretzel: This consists of a chocolate hazelnut dip with poppyseed pretzel sticks to dip into it. It has 140 calories. This is one of my long-time favorite Graze snacks. If you like Nutella and things of that ilk, you are likely to feel the same way.

Spicy Veggie Protein (new): This is a mixture of chili corn, black beans, wild rice sticks, and carrot chips. It has 140 calories. It’s really “not too spicy veggie protein,” but I think it would be too spicy for some people I know. I do like things hot, so that wasn’t an issue for me. Overall, I thought this was pretty good, but a bit weird. I liked it, but there are other savory snacks I like better.

Active Nutrient Blend: This is a mixture of walnuts, chopped dates, and pumpkin seeds. It has 170 calories. Dates are one of those things I like, but rarely think of eating. This is a really nice blend, with the nuts and seeds balancing the sweetness of the dates. My only issue is that the walnuts should really be in smaller pieces, since it’s hard to eat all the ingredients together.

Sweet Memphis Barbecue: This is a mixture of salsa-flavored peanuts, BBQ-flavored peas, and wild rice sticks. It has 190 calories. It’s nicely spicy nd has plenty of crunch All in all, quite a nice savory snack.
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Snickerdoodle Dip: This consists of a snickerdoodle cookie dip with cinnamon pretzels to dip into it. It has 150 calories. If you like sweet spices, it’s a good snack. The dip is very tasty and the portion size is just about right. Yum.

Booster Seeds: This is a mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and golden flaxseeds. It has 230 calories (and 9 grams of protein). It’s fine for what it is, though the flaxseeds are a bit of a pain since they’re tiny and end up all over my desk. But it’s also pretty boring. I should probably consider them mixing into muffins or the like.

Twist of Black Pepper Popping Corn: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn with black pepper. It pops up nicely and tastes great.

Cinnamon Apple Pie: This is a mixture of cinnamon-dusted app-le pieces, yogurt-coasted raisins, and almonds. It has 160 calories. It is best to eat all of the components together, though it is tempting to just devour the yogurt-coated raisins, which are particularly delicious. A good sweet snack.

The Cheese Board: This is a mixture of cheese-flavored cashews, cheddar cheese bruschetta, and baked herb bites. It has 120 calories. This is a very good mix of savory ingredients, with a lot of cheese flavor, tempered by the herb crackers.

Pumpkin Spice Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with dates and pumpkin spice. It has 230 calories. All Graze flapjacks are good. This is one of the lesser ones, but I still like both the flavor and texture.

Jalapeno Cheese Taco (new): This is a mixture of cheese-flavored cashews, jalapeno chickpeas, and chili broad beans. It has 140 calories. It’s tasty, though not as spicy as one might expect from the name. If you like things like barbecue corn chips, you would probably find this appealing.

Jelly Doughnut: This consists of raspberry strings, vanilla cookie drops, raspberry-flavored cranberries, and slivered almonds. It has 120 calories. It does taste something like a jelly doughnut. Actually, I think it tastes better than a jelly doughnut, but I am not a big doughnut fan. Overall, a good sweet snack.
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White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake (new): This is a mix of almonds, raspberry fruit strings, vanilla cookie drops, and white chocolate buttons. It has 160 calories. This doesn’t really taste like cheesecake, but that is somewhat beside the point. The combination of flavors and textures works well together, especially if you eat the various components together. Admittedly, that is hard to do as the pieces of white chocolate are too big and too few. Overall, it’s a good sweet snack.

Original Fruity Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, currants, dates, and dried apricots. It has 230 calories. Graze’s flapjacks are one of the best things about getting their snacks. The flavor of this one is dominated by golden syrup. The moist texture and fruity tastes are wonderful.

Soy Roasted Seeds: This is a mixture of roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds with soy sauce. It has 200 calories, but also 7 grams of protein. It’s fine, but rather plain as snacks go.

Fantastic Forest Fruits: This consists of soft apple pieces, cherry-flavored raisins, blueberries, and lingonberries. It has 80 calories. The lingonberries add a nice bit of tartness to a mix that would otherwise be too sweet for my tastes. Still, there are other Graze dried fruit snacks I like better.

Veggie Caesar: This consists of edamame, sour cream and onion half-popped corn kernels, and cheddar bruschetta. It has 110 calories. This is a tasty savory snack, with lots of crunch.

Cinnamon Pretzel: This is a mixture of pretzels and cinnamon honey almonds. It has 120 calories. The pretzels are just pretzels, but the cinnamon honey almonds are fabulous. I could probably eat a huge bag of them, so I’m glad for Graze’s built-in portion control.

Cookies & Cream (new): This is a mixture of mini cocoa cookies, white chocolate buttons, chocolate fudge, and sunflower seeds. It has 200 calories. This is tasty, but the ratio of components is disappointing. It was about 70% sunflower seeds. And there were only about 4 white chocolate buttons, which were too big to mix well with the rest of the ingredients.

Peach & Rhubarb Pick-Me-Up: This is a mixture of pear slices, rhubarb slices, and peach drops. It has 110 calories. Oddly, I had been craving pears recently, so this was well-timed. It’s also delicious. All of the ingredients are tasty individually and they really work well together. Delicious.
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Protein Peanut Butter Dipper: This is just peanut butter with pretzel sticks to dip into it. It has 130 calories. The peanut butter is the natural kind, which needed stirring. On the plus side, it wasn’t salty, but it was also not very interesting. Just okay.

Peanut Butter & Jelly:This consists of baked salted peanuts, raspberry fruit strings, and vanilla fudge. It has 220 calories. This is a really nice mixture, particularly if you eat the various components together. The raspberry fruit strings are particularly good, but the salty peanuts help a lot to balance them out.

Kettlecorn Kern Pops: These are half-popped corn kernels with a sweet and salty coating. They have 130 calories. This has grown on me the more I get it. I still prefer my crunchy snacks to be more savory, but this is pretty tasty once in a while.

Vitamin E Defense: This is a mixture of roasted hazelnuts, redskin peanuts, jumbo raisins, and cranberries. It has 190 calories. It’s a decent combination, but nothing really special. You can do just as well with any trail mix combo from, say, Trader Joe’s.

Cinnamon Apple Pie: This consists of cinnamon dusted apple pieces, yogurt coated raisins, and almonds. It has 160 calories. I wish the apple pieces were bigger and the almonds (which are whole) were chopped. That would make it better balanced and easier to eat the different components together. As it is, I found that I ran out of apple pieces too quickly. I also should note that the yogurt raisins are exceptionally good, which surprised me as they weren’t something I expected to like.

Louisiana Wild Rice & Beans: This is a mixture of wild rice sticks and chili broad beans. It has 140 calories. This is one of Graze’s spicier snacks – which is fine by me, but may not be to everyone’s taste. Crunch and heat is exactly what I like in a savory snack, so I found this very enjoyable.

Sweet & Spicy Beet Crunch: This consists of dried beet chips, sunflower seeds, and jalapeno chickpeas. It has 100 calories. I like this, though it could be spicier. The beet chips are quite tasty, in particular. The sunflower seeds don’t really contribute much, however.

Deconstructed Carrot Cake:This contains carrot chews, cinnamon raisins, ginger fudge, and walnuts. It has 180 calories. This is quite tasty, as long as one doesn’t expect it to taste a lot like carrot cake. But I wish the walnuts were in smaller pieces, as they run out before the other ingredients do. I should also note that the ginger fudge is the best of the fudge squares that Graze offers.
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My Graze subscription has restarted, following my vacation.

Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie: This consists of salted peanuts, redskin peanuts, mini chocolate cookies, and vanilla fudge. It has 230 calories. This is a good mix of sweet and salty. The fudge doesn’t really contribute much but sweetness, however.

Pizza Margherita: This is a mixture of basil crunchini, cheese cashews, and mini tomato breadsticks. It has 120 calories. Crunchini seems to be a fancy term for croutons. The breadsticks don’t have a lot of tomato flavor and the whole thing isn’t particularly pizza-like, in my opinion. However, this is still a good savory snack, particularly if you eat all of the components together.

Lightly Salted Popping Corn: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn. There’s not really much more than that to say about it.

Baobab & Raspberry Clusters: This is a mixture of baobab and raspberry coconut clusters with apple pieces and pumpkin seeds. It has 130 calories. This is an excellent sweetish snack. The baobab clusters have a definite berry flavor, which mixes well with the apple pieces. And the pumpkin seeds add some protein. This sort of unusual snack is precisely why I subscribe to graze.

Sweet Rhubarb Jam: This is a mixture of rhubarb slices, dried apple slices, and dried cranberries. It has 100 calories. I like this a lot because the tartness of the rhubarb and cranberries balances the sweetness of the apples well. Delicious.

Billionaires’ Shortbread (new): This is a mixture of Belgian milk chocolate drops, almonds, cranberries, and fudge. It has 210 calories. This is an excellent sweet snack, with a blend of flavors that combine well. I upgraded it to from "like" to "love."

Sweet Mustard Ranch: This is a mix of mustard breadsticks, poppyseed pretzels, and sour cream and onion cashews. It has 130 calories. This is just okay. I like the pretzels and the cashews, but the mustard breadsticks are just a bit weird. That’s probably because I prefer my mustard spicy, not sweet.

Caramel Apple: This consists of dried apple slices with a caramel sauce. It has 80 calories. The caramel sauce is just about perfect, presumably because they use golden syrup in making it. Absolutely delicious.
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I have Graze snoozed for a few weeks for vacation (and a little beyond because their vacation algorithm is weird). So this is the last of these entries for the year.

Lemon Drizzle Flapjack: This is a rolled oat flapjack (i.e. soft granola bar) with a lemon yogurt drizzle on top. It has 240 calories. This is one of my very favorite Graze snacks – deliciously citrusy with a satisfyingly chewy texture.

Thai Sweet Chilli Dippers: This consists of a sweet chili sauce with soy-rice crackers to dip into it. It has 83 calories. The sauce was reformulated a while ago and is both spicier and less sweet than it used to be. That’s a good thing in my opinion. But the sauce is also gloppy in texture, so a bit messier to eat than some.

Raspberry & Coconut Muffin: This is a mixture of raspberry-infused cranberries, coconut, amaretti drops, and almonds. It has 140 calories. The mixture is pretty tasty, though a bit heavier on the coconut than I’d prefer. Overall, a reasonably good sweet snack.

Chocolate Pretzel Dipper: This consists of a chocolate hazelnut dip, with pretzel sticks to dip into it. It has 140 calories. I get this a lot and continue to like it. If you like Nutella, you would probably like this.

Mocha Walnut Cake (new): This is a mixture of walnuts, raisins, and milk chocolate coated coffee beans. It has 190 calories. Chocolate-covered coffee beans are a wonderful thing, but there aren’t really quite enough of them, compared to the walnuts and raisins. This is still quite good, but if the ratio of components were better, it could be sublime.

Sweet Memphis Barbecue:This consists of salsa-flavored peanuts, wild rice sticks, and BBQ-flavored peas. It has 190 calories and 7 grams of protein. It’s a nice, slightly spicy savory snack, with lots of crunch. Overall, a good combination of flavor and texture.

Smokin’ Protein Kick: This is a mixture of chili lemon broad beans, hickory smoked almonds, and roasted pumpkin seeds. It has 170 calories and 8 grams of protein. It’s not bad, but the broad beans actually have too much lemon flavor and the pumpkin seeds are not very interesting. Overall, there are other savory snacks I prefer.

Garden of England: This is a mixture of dried apple slices, dried miniature strawberries, and black currants. It has 80 calories. I think this is my favorite Graze fruit snack, because the strawberries are so very good and the currants provide a nice touch of tartness to balance things out. It had been a while since I’d gotten this, so I was glad to see it back.
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I am swamped at work and annoyed at the world. But I can sort of keep up on snack reviewing. And, yes, my general stress level is probably why I am obsessed with this topic.

Twist of Black Pepper: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn with salt and black pepper. I get this fairly often and continue to find it satisfying. It’s just about the right amount of popcorn, pops up with few orphans, and has a nice flavor twist thanks to the black pepper.

White Chocolate with Wild Blueberry Toasts: This consists of miniature toasts with blueberries and blueberry-infused cranberries, along with a white chocolate dip. It has 130 calories. White chocolate is not, of course, actual chocolate, but this is still a nice sweet snack. They’ve done a good job on getting the proportions right, so you have just the right amount of dip for each piece of the toast.

Summer Berry Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with strawberry and raspberry infused cranberries. It has 230 calories. This is delicious, albeit a bit sweeter than I would want regularly. It’s also filling enough to serve as a lunch substitute.

Booster Seeds: This is a mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and golden flaxseeds. It has 200 calories and 9 grams of protein. It’s good enough, but not very exciting. And the flaxseeds, being tiny, are a bit of a pain to eat.

Eleanor’s Apple Crumble: This is a mixture of soft apple pieces, raisins, and caramelized honey and cinnamon apples. It has 110 calories. It is best to eat all the components together, but that doesn’t stop me from noting that I particularly love the almonds. A nice mix of flavors for a sweet snack.

Fiery Teriyaki Crunch (new): This is a mixture of soy-glazed almonds, edamame beans, jalapeno chickpeas, and chili broad beans. It has 130 calories. I thought this was surprisingly good, though not exactly fiery. The almonds had a slightly sweet undertone, which was a nice contrast with the rest of the ingredients.

Super Kale & Edamame (new): This consists of kale chips baked with cashew butter and chia seeds, along with edamame beans. It has 110 calories. I was skeptical about this – and justly so. The kale chips crumbled annoyingly and, alas, the cashew butter did not harmonize with the kale flavor. I trashed this snack, so I won’t get it again.

Jelly Doughnut:This is a mixture of raspberry fruit strings, almond slivers, raspberry infused cranberries, and vanilla cookie drops. It has 130 calories. If you eat all of the components together, it does taste surprisingly like a jelly doughnut. The raspberry fruit strings are particularly awesome, but the key to this is the balance of flavors and textures, since the fruit strings alone would be way too sweet. Yum.
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I have at least one more political rant to write (re: taxes) and an entry on the usual things I have been doing. But, first, the latest snack reviews.


Original Fruity Flapjack: This is a rolled oat soft granola bar with apricots, dates, raisins, currants, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. It has 230 calories. It’s no secret how much I love Graze’s flapjacks. The taste of this is definitely dominated by golden syrup, but you can taste the fruits and nuts. The texture is soft yet chewy and it is satisfyingly filling. Very good.

Fantastic Forest Fruits:This is a mix of soft apple pieces, blueberries, cherry-flavored raisins, and lingonberries. It has 80 calories. I like the blueberries and lingonberries and the apple slices are okay, but unexciting. The cherry-flavored raisins don’t really do much for me. I have gotten this a few times and don’t dislike It enough to trash it. Yet. But there are definitely other Graze fruit snacks that I like better.

Snickerdoodle Dip: This is a snickerdoodle cookie dip with cinnamon pretzels to dip into it. It has 150 calories. It is one of the best sweet snacks that Graze offers, in my opinion. Delicious.

Veggie Caesar: This is a mixture of sour cream and onion half-popped corn kernels, cheddar bruschetta, and edamame beans. It has 120 calories. This is an excellent savory snack, with lots of flavor and lots of crunch. It’s the sort of thing I’d never think of on my own, which is why I like Graze.

Peach & Rhubarb Pick-Me-Up (new): This consists of dried rhubarb slices, dried pear slices, and peach fruit drops. It has 110 calories. This is a nice combination of flavors and not too sweet. The peach drops are particularly delightful.

Soy Roasted Seeds: This is a mix of roasted sunflower seeds and roasted pumpkin seeds with soy sauce. It has 200 calories. There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, but it’s pretty boring.

Dill Pickle & Pepper Crunch (new): This consists of black pepper and lemon broad beans, dill pickle almonds, and carrot chips. It has 120 calories. This sounded really weird and I was apprehensive about trying it. But it turned out to be great. The dill pickle almonds have enough pickle flavor to satisfy me, without being too salty. I marked it as "love." Unfortunately, this is a limited edition snack, so who knows if I will ever get it again?

Wholesome Honey Nuts: This is a mixture of honey drizzled cashews, pumpkin seeds, and baked salted peanuts. It has 200 calories. I like the combination of sweet and salty, along with the crunchy texture. Well balanced, especially if you eat all of the components together, and tasty.
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Snacks before politics.

Sesame Garlic Crunch: This consists of garlic sesame sticks, oat bran sesame sticks, and multigrain soy crackers. It has 140 calories. It’s nicely crunchy and flavorful. This is the sort of thing that makes me appreciate Graze’s portion control, because I would be all too likely to eat handfuls of it mindlessly if I had a big bag.

Sweet Korean BBQ Crunch (new): This is a mixture of Korean BBQ-flavored almonds, black pepper almonds, black beans, and soy-roasted sunflower seeds. It has 150 calories and 9 grams of protein. I thought this was interesting, but not entirely successful. The Korean BBQ flavoring seemed a bit on the sweet side to me. The black beans don’t contribute much other than crunch. I’m willing to try it again, but, overall, I’m on the fence about the flavors.

Pumpkin Spice Flapjack: This is a rolled oat flapjack (i.e. soft granola bar) with dates and pumpkin spice. It has 230 calories. This is nicely spicy (mmm, cinnamon) but a bit sweeter than I’d prefer. Not bad, but there are other flapjacks I prefer.

Creamy Ranch Kern Pops: These are half-popped corn kernels with ranch seasoning. They have 140 calories, I really like the texture of these. The flavor is also good with a nice ranch tang. A good savory snack.

Summer Berry Compote: This is a fruit dip (essentially, jam) made with raspberries, strawberries, and black currants, which comes with three pieces of whole grain shortbread for dipping. It has 130 calories. The shortbread is rather dry and tasteless, but that doesn’t matter since you could dip cardboard into the compote and I would eat it happily. I love berries and this is thoroughly delicious. The black currants add a bit of tang, moderating the sweetness of the compote. Absolutely delicious – and another good argument for the built in portion control, because I could eat a vatful of this stuff.

Cinnamon Apple Pie: This is a mixture of cinnamon dusted apple pieces, yogurt-coated raisins, and almonds. It has 160 calories. The mix of flavors and textures is appealing, but the almonds need to be in smaller pieces to make it easier to eat all the components together.

Peanut Butter & Jelly: This is a mix of baked salted peanuts, raspberry fruit strings, and vanilla fudge. It has 220 calories. It’s best to eat all of the components together, but it’s hard to resist devouring the fruit strings, which are wonderful. This is a good combination of flavors and textures – sweet without being cloying.

Smokin’ Protein Kick (new): This consists of chili lemon fava beans, almonds, hickory smoked almonds, and pumpkin seeds. It has 170 calories – and 8 grams of protein. I couldn’t quite make up my mind on this snack. The pumpkin seeds were pretty boring. I liked the hickory smoked almonds, but there weren’t very many of them. There actually didn’t seem to be a lot of the regular almonds either. The fava beans were interesting, but I’m not sure the flavoring worked well. It’s the sort of thing I’m willing to try again, because my reactions sometimes depend on my mood or the time of day or the phase of the moon or whatever.
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Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie: This is a mixture of salted peanuts, redskin peanuts, vanilla fudge, and miniature chocolate cookies. It has 230 calories and 7 grams of protein. There are a lot of peanuts, compared to cookies and fudge, so it is harder than usual to eat all of the components together. This is tasty but could be better balanced.

Lightly Salted Popping Corn: This is really straightforward – 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn. It pops up well and the serving size is very good as far as I’m concerned. Not exciting, but a perfectly good snack.

Sweet Rhubarb Jam: This is a mix of dried fruit – rhubarb slices, apples slices, and cranberries. It has 110 calories. It’s an excellent mix of sweet and tart. This is one of the more interesting fruit snacks Graze offers and I am always happy to get it.

Apple & Cinnamon Flapjack: This is a soft oat granola bar with dried apple and cinnamon. It has 240 calories. I like all of the Graze flapjacks. This is one of the ones I like less, which means it is still good, while others are absolutely spectacular. It’s filling enough to be handy when you know lunch will be delayed (if eaten at all).

Active Nutrient Blend: This is a mix of walnuts, pumpkin seeds, and chopped dates. It has 170 calories. This is a very tasty and reasonably well-balanced snack. The only issue I have is that the walnut pieces are rather bigger than everything else, so it’s hard to eat all three components together. I should note that I really like dates, but I hardly ever eat them. I should do something about that.

Sweet & Spicy Beet Crunch (new): This is a mix of beet chips, jalapeno chickpeas, and sunflower seeds. It has 100 calories. I was looking forward to trying this, but was also apprehensive since the reviews on Graze’s website were decidedly mixed. I’m relieved to say that I liked it a lot. The beet chips (which are dried, not fried, by the way) were crunchy and tasty. The chickpeas were not super spicy but were nicely crunchy. The sunflower seeds were the least interesting part of this, but mixed well with the other ingredients. This is, admittedly, a bit weird, but it worked for me. I should note that beets are something else that I like but don’t really eat often. There seems to be something of a pattern here.

Caramel Apple: This consists of dried apple slices and a caramel sauce to dip them in. It has 80 calories. The caramel sauce is incredibly delicious, probably because it is heavy on the golden syrup. Yum.

Louisiana Wild Rice and Reans: This is a mix of wild rice sticks and chili broad beans. It has 140 calories. It doesn’t really have anything to do with Louisiana since wild rice is actually a northern Plains thing, but who cares? It’s nicely crunchy and spicy, which are pretty much the primary attributes of good savory snacks as far as I am concerned. Very good,
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I have another political rant (or maybe two) to write, as well as a rundown of things I have been doing. But, first, the snack reviews.

Thai Sweet Chili Dippers:This consists of soy and rice crackers with a sweet chili sauce. It has 83 calories. It’s hard to tell from memory, but I think they have made this less sweet and a little spicier. If that isn’t my imagination, it’s an improvement. The crackers have a nice crunch and are just bland enough that a sweet chili sauce works with them.

Graze’s Grilled Cheese: This is a mix of sweet mustard breadsticks, cheddar bruschetta, and smoked almonds. It has 120 calories. It’s good mix of flavors, without any one of the components really dominating it. I’m not a big cheese person, but I still like this.

Lemon Drizzle Flapjack: This is a typical Graze flapjack, i.e. a soft oaten granola bar, with a lemon yogurt drizzle. It has 240 calories. It’s a pretty filling snack, so worth the calories. And it is absolutely delicious – one of my very favorites. I particularly like that the flavor is decidedly lemony. Yum.

Hickory Smoked BBQ (new): This is a mixture of barbecue peas, hickory smoked almonds, and roasted corn. It has 150 calories and 5 grams of protein. I liked both the crunch and the flavor – and, particularly, that it wasn’t salty. There are, however, other savory snacks I like better.

Raspberry & Coconut Muffin: This is a mix of raspberry-infused cranberries, almond slivers, amaretti drops, and coconut flakes. It has 149 calories. It’s best to eat all of the components together, especially since the raspberry-infused cranberries are so awesome, while the rest are rather more ordinary.

Wholesome Honey Nuts (new): This is a mixture of caramelized honey cashes, pumpkin seeds, and baked salted peanuts. It has 200 calories and 6 grams of protein. The honey cashews are amazingly good. The other ingredients are fairly ordinary, but the idea is o eat all of the components together. Very nice.

Chocolate Pretzel Dipper: This consists of a chocolate hazelnut dipper with lightly salted pretzel sticks to dip into it. It has 140 calories. I’ve gotten this a lot of times and continue to like it. It’s not particularly virtuous as snacks go, but sometimes one wants to have something sweet and the portion control helps a lot.

Vitamin E Defense: This has roasted hazelnuts, redskin peanuts, jumbo raisins, and dried cranberries. It has 190 calories. It’s not especially exciting, but is perfectly fine as a trail mix sort of thing goes.
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I have lots of other stuff to write about, but first, the snack reviews.


Protein Peanut Butter Dipper with Pretzel Sticks: The name of this pretty much says it all. It has 130 calories and 5 grams of protein. It’s not very exciting, but it is a good snack for times when you need something that feels reasonably substantial.

Twist of Black Pepper Popping Corn: This is 130 calories worth of microwave popcorn with a little bit of black pepper. You wouldn’t think that is revelatory, but it really is ever so much tastier than ordinary popcorn. The serving size is perfect, too. So good.

Baobab and Raspberry Clusters: This is a mix of baobab and raspberry coconut chips, dried apple pieces, and pumpkin seeds. It has 130 calories. I like the moderate level of sweetness and the mix of textures. Interesting and tasty.

Thai Tom Yum: This is a soup paste, that you reconstitute with hot water. In addition to paste, the soup also has zucchini slices, red pepper, and rice noodles. It has 50 calories. It Is a bit high in sodium (810 mg) but still not as high as most soups. Overall, it’s nicely spicy and a reasonable light lunch.

Jelly Doughnut: This is a mix of vanilla cookie drops, raspberry fruit strings, and almond slivers. It has 120 calories. I think it’s one of the more convincing deconstructed dessert items Graze offers. That is, it really tastes a lot like a jelly doughnut. Delicious.

Veggie Protein Power (new): This is a mix of edamame beans, spicy chickpeas, and black pepper cashews. It has 130 calories and 7 grams of protein. I was surprised by how much I liked this. It has lots of both spicy flavor and crunchy texture, so perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised. An excellent savory snack.

Summer Berry Flapjack: This is a typical Graze flapjack, i.e. a soft oat granola bar. In this case, it has dried cranberries, some of which are infused with strawberry and raspberry flavors. It has 240 calories. That would be a downside, but this is filling enough to be a meal substitute. And, really, Graze’s flapjacks are awesome. This isn’t my favorite of them, but it is still quite nice.

Lemon Almond Cookies and Tea (new): This consists of two cookies and a bag of black tea. It has 110 calories. The tea is just ordinary black tea. The cookies are fairly tasty, though they could be more zippy. They were good, mind you, just milder than I would have preferred.
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All repeats, though some I had not gotten in quite a while.


Grilled Cheese: This is a mix of hickory smoked almonds, mustard breadsticks, and cheddar cheese bruschetta. It has 120 calories. I thought this had an excellent mix of flavors, with the almonds providing a nice hint of smokiness. Very tasty.

Deconstructed Carrot Cake: This is a mix of carrot chews, cinnamon flavored raisins, walnuts, and ginger fudge. It has 180 calories. This is one of the more convincing deconstructed desserts that graze offers. I like the cinnamon and ginger flavors, too. It could, however, be a bit better balanced, perhaps with smaller walnut pieces so it is easier to eat all the components together.


Booster Seeds: This is a mixture of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and flaxseed. It has 200 calories - and 9 grams of protein. This is a good combination, but not particularly interesting. And the flaxseed is a pain, since the seeds are so small. It is particularly irritating when you spill a bunch of this on your desk, not that I would know anything about that.

Original Fruity Flapjack: This is a soft granola bar, with dried apricots, dates, raisins, currants, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds. It has 230 calories. The dominant flavor is definitely from golden syrup, which is not something I’d ever really complain about. There is a nice balance of textures, with the chewiness of the bar and the crunch of the seeds. Very good.

Kettlecorn Kern Pops: These are half-popped corn kernels with a sweet and salty flavoring. The package has 130 calories. I like the texture, but I really prefer the more savory types of kern pops to these, which I think are just okay.

The Cheese Board: This is a mix of cheese-flavored cashews, cheddar cheese bruschetta, and baked herb bites. It has 110 calories. This is a pretty nice savory snack – and I’m not even a big cheese person. The cashews are particularly good.

Fantastic Forest Fruits: This is a mix of dried apple slices, blueberries, lingonberries, and cherry-flavored raisins. It has 80 calories. I think this combination leans a bit too much on the tart side, with the lingonberries tipping the balance. The blueberries get pretty much drowned out by the other flavors. Okay, but there are other dried fruit snacks I prefer.

Snickerdoodle Dip: This is a cookie dip, with cinnamon pretzel sticks to dip into it. It has 150 calories. This is one of my favorite Graze sweet snacks. Insanely delicious and a good argument for the built-in portion control.

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