April 19th, 2018

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Graze Box #45

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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