I know it’s been a long time since I last did a Graze review, I’m going to combine the two boxes into one post again. Frankly I’d been saving some of the punnets to have as a special treat and then third year seemed to just sneak up. Even though I feel like I’ve severely neglected my dissertation research! That’s going to change once I get over this horrendous cold that has also snuck up on me. I’ve got a horrid barky cough and now my nose has decided it wants to bug me. By the time it gets to eight at night I’m exhausted. Thankfully I’ve managed to get plenty of sleep each night, but I’m taking today out to try to fully recoup. I’ve got a busy week ahead of me before I go home for the weekend and I want this cold gone.
This box arrived before I returned to uni, so I saved it until then because frankly I didn’t really need the snacks while I was home. I was very happy with what turned up because I’d already sampled the seeds and popcorn (but before I began reviewing them) and the other punnets looked to be just as tasty.
Cherry Fudge Sundae – moved from ‘try’ to ‘love’. Graze description: chocolate fudge, blanched almonds, cherry infused raisins and cherries. Fudge and cherries. There was never going to truly be an issue with this punnet, unless the almonds tasted funny. They didn’t, so this punnet was an instant win. The cherries were lovely and tart, balanced out rather nicely by the fudge pieces and the slightly salted almonds. The raisins didn’t taste overtly cherry-like, but they were decent enough. I personally still don’t understand Graze’s love for infusing raisins with different flavours.
Apple and Cinnamon Flapjack – I can’t remember if I’ve already sampled these but they’re a firm ‘love’. Graze description: rustic rolled oat flapjack with apple and cinnamon. Part of me feels like I’ve had these flapjacks before, but I’m not complaining. I adore flapjacks and I will, before I graduate, make my own. These were pleasantly chewy, and the cinnamon wasn’t overpowering. I’d definitely try to make my own version of this punnet as the flavours were wonderful.
Natural Vanilla Seeds – a non-mover at ‘love’. Graze description: vanilla sunflower seeds and vanilla pumpkin seeds. I’m pleased I’d already sampled this punnet because when I had it as a snack at work, it got knocked and half the punnet ended up on the floor. The other half had fortunately been eaten. I was rather disappointed that my clumsiness had resulted in the loss, because it was really yummy. The seeds have a slightly candied feel about them, meaning that they are a little sticky. Possibly the worst punnet to knock over really. I look forward to getting them again and finishing the whole punnet!
Lightly Salted Popcorn – moved from ‘like’ to ‘love’. I love when I get some popping corn in my box! The amount of popcorn it yields is huge! It’s super quick in the microwave and tastes amazing. I had this last week with a glass of wine and it was a lovely treat. This was the punnet item that I had saved and I had it after a long and tiring day. It perked my evening up and put a smile on my face. More so because it was an incredibly healthy snack. It was the perfect savory snack and the salt was barely there, but enough to add flavour.
And now for the second box. I wasn’t quite quick enough to untick ‘Cherry Fudge Sundae’ as a ‘send soon’ so I received it again in the next delivery. I wasn’t complaining, but I was surprised that it turned up that quickly. I’ve also sampled the ‘Black Pepper Pistachios’ which you can read about through the link. This box didn’t last as long as the previous one, I’d finished it within a few days!
Applewood Smoked Beef Jerky – moved from ‘try’ to ‘love’. Graze description: British beef jerky and smoky tomato relish. I was a little apprehensive about this punnet, which I had initially binned when I first joined Graze. I reminded myself that the whole point of getting Graze was to try new things so moved it to ‘try’ with ‘send soon’. I absolutely loved it and have opted to keep it on ‘send soon’, hoping that it will come next week like the Sundae punnet unintentionally did. It tasted just like a Pepperami stick, only healthier and the relish was delicious.
Jaffa Cake Flapjack – moved from ‘try’ to ‘love’. Graze description: rustic rolled oat flapjack with chocolate and orange. Personally this tasted just like the ones I got in a GoodyBox. That review can be found here.