NatureBox delivers healthier snack options once a month for $19.95, including shipping. Each NatureBox contains 15-20 servings between 5 different items that are "nutritionist approved" and do not contain things like high fructose corn syrup, artificial color or flavors, or trans fats. As of right now, the option to choose your own snacks is not available but NatureBox is working on that. That means in the future you can choose Vegan options or if you have a nut allergy, you can pick items that meet your dietary needs.
Graze is the new kid on the block here in America. This weekly subscription has been hugely popular in the UK for a few years and appears to be taking off quickly in the US. For $5 a week, subscribers receive 4 individually packaged snacks. The website allows you to choose either the nibblebox or the lightbox. Nibblebox gives you over 100 choices whereas the lightbox offers over 50 option that are 50-150 calories. You can also rate your snacks: I love it - send me more! Or I hate it - I never want to see it again! And you can skip a week if you need or want to.
Both companies also support charities. For every NatureBox sold, a meal is donated to Feeding America which provides food to families in need. With Graze, members get $1 for each referral and that $1 can be donated to the Graze School of Farming in Uganda which teaches farming to locals. Delicious healthy snacks and doing something good?!? Everybody wins!
This is my 3rd month with NatureBox. If you didn't see my November and December boxes, take a look. My January box didn't arrive until a week into February. NatureBox is using Newgistics as their shipping partner and I can hear the collective "Ugh"s right now. For those who are lucky enough to not be familiar, Newgistics takes your stuff on a journey around the country with a multitude of stops before it actually arrives. It's the worst tease after the excitement of getting a shipping notice. I'll end my brief rant by saying I'd almost rather pay a few dollars more per month for more timely delivery.
Moving on - There were 2 repeats this month: the masa crisps and the country ranch peas. I loved those masa crisps when I got them in December and it will take a lot of willpower to stop myself from eating the entire bag in one sitting. The country ranch peas were also sent in November and they weren't my favorite, but they are a good, savory & crunchy snack.
New this month are the orange crush granola, cranberry almond bites and wild berry bunch (dried berries). The cranberry almond bites are lightly sweetened, crispy rice and tart berry flavored squares. Yum! And then the wild berry fruit was a great addition to my morning oatmeal. I haven't tried the granola yet but if it's as good as the other 2 flavors I've received, I'll love it!
So how cute are these little containers from Graze? My first box featured dark rocky road (dark chocolate, dried berries and pecans), bonnie wee oatcakes (crispy oat crackers with sweet onion marmalade), tutti frutti (dried fruit) and lemon & poppy cake with tea. All were delicious and such convenient afternoon snacks for work. This week I'll be trying apply and cinnamon flapjack, toffee apple dippers, British barbeque and pear tatin. Next week I get to much on summer berry flapjack, chocolate orange granola, black pepper pistachios, and pomodoro rustichella.
If you're interested in joining Graze, you can get your first box free. I have two invites remaining so feel free to try my invite code: WXHTDG4.
I'm planning on keeping both of these food subs for now. I nibble throughout the day so having healthier, better snack options delivered to my house works for me. Have you tried either of these? What about other food subscriptions?