January 12th, 2017

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Graxe Box #17

Another box entirely of repeats. It isn’t as if there is any shortage of things I’d like to try, including some I’ve tagged as "love."

Baobab & Raspberry Clusters: This has baobab and raspberry coconut chips, dried apple pieces, and pumpkin seeds. It’s 130 calories and reasonably interesting. I like that it isn’t super sweet and it is definitely interesting, something one wouldn’t get just anywhere.

Raspberry & Coconut Muffin: This is a deconstructed mixture of rasp[berry infused cranberries, almond slivers, amaretti drops, and coconut flakes, with 140 calories. It could be a bit better balanced, as I thought there was too much coconut relative to the other ingredients. But, aside from that, it’s pretty tasty, even if it is not very muffin-like. Graze’s infused dried cranberries are really quite remarkably good.

Strawberries and Cream Protein Granola Topper: This consists of oat and barley granola, yogurt-coated strawberry pieces, soy protein crispies, and freeze dried strawberry pieces. It has 130 calories. It’s a good, crunchy topping to put on yogurt, though I still prefer fresh strawberries over anything else.

Thai Sweet Chili Dippers: This consists of sweet chili sauce, with multigrain soy rice crackers to dip in it. It’s only 80 calories. It had been a while since I’d gotten this, and I liked it more this time, though it is still a bit too sweet and not quite hot enough for my tastes.

Veggie Caesar: This has ranch-flavored half-popped corn kernels, cheddar cheese bruschetta, and roasted edamame beans. It’s 120 calories and seems surprisingly filling to me. Overall, this is a good savory snack – wholesome and creative.

Booster Seeds: This mix of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and golden flaxseeds has 220 calories and 9 grams of protein. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it’s not very exciting. And the flaxseeds are tiny, making them a pain in the neck to eat.

Chocolate Pretzel: This consists of pretzel sticks with a chocolate hazelnut dip and has 140 calories. It’s one of my favorite Graze snacks. Simply delicious, assuming, of course, that one likes chocolate.

Summer Berry Flapjack: This is a flapjack, i.e. a soft granola bar, with berry-infused cranberries. It has 240 calories, but it is also quite filling. Like all Graze flapjacks, it's good, but I did find this one a bit on the dry side.