?

Log in

 
 
02 June 2017 @ 02:22 pm
Graze Box #26  
One new snack this time.

White Chocolate With Wild Blueberry Toasts: This is a white chocolate dip with blueberry toasts to dip into it. It has 130 calories. There is a decently strong blueberry flavor. Frankly, this is the sort of combination which would be hard to go wrong with. There is just about the right amount of dip. A good, sweet snack.

Veggie Caesar: This is a mixture of ranch-flavored half-popped corn kernels, cheddar cheese bruchetta, and edamame beans. It has 110 calories. This is pretty much a typical salty / savory snack, with lots of crunch. The flavor is milder than many other snacks. Overall, a pleasant change of pace.

Peanut Butter & Jelly: This consists of salted peanuts, raspberry strings, and little cubes of vanilla fudge. It has 220 calories (and 7 grams of protein). This is a prime example of the sort of snack that works best if you eat all of the components together. The raspberry strings are the only one of the three that are awesome on their own, but the combination works very well together.

Chocolate Cherry Protein Granola Topper: This has cocoa granola, chopped hazelnuts, freeze-dried cherry pieces, and soy protein crispies. It has 150 calories. I like this as a topping for a bowl of the tangy plain yogurt I can get at the farmer’s market. The flavor is interesting without being overwhelming. And the texture is excellent. Overall, a useful item to have for breakfast.

Vietnamese Pho: This soup comes as a somewhat spicy paste, along with dried shiitake mushrooms, sesame seeds, and rice noodles, which you reconstitute with hot water. It has only 60 calories, but is surprisingly filling for that. I think the spice level is just right and it’s a nice change of pace for a late afternoon refresher. It is not, however, really very pho-like, as I have noted before.

Original Fruity Flapjack: I do like the soft rolled oat granola bars that the British call flapjacks. This one has dates, sunflower seeds, raisins, dried apricots, currants, and pumpkin seeds, though it’s really golden syrup that dominates the flavor. The major downside is the calorie count, which is 230. Still, it is hearty and filling and perfect for those days of one meeting after another.

Deconstructed Carrot Cake (new): This consists of carrot chews, cinnamon flavored raisins, walnuts, and ginger fudge. It has 180 calories. As it happens, I make the very best carrot cake in the world and it is quite different from this which is, frankly, not very like carrot cake. It is, however, quite tasty, at least for someone like me who likes cinnamon and ginger. As is typical for Graze snacks, it is best to eat all the components together. The walnut pieces are a bit on the large side for that, but it is reasonably workable. Overall, I thought this was a pretty good sweet snack and I’d be happy to get it again.

Sweet Memphis Barbecue: This is a mix of salsa-flavored peanuts, BBQ-flavored peas, and wild rice sticks. It has 190 calories. There is plenty of flavor, though not much heat. And there is lots of crunch. That makes it a satisfying savory snack.

This entry was originally posted at http://fauxklore.dreamwidth.org/384810.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Tags: