Traffic. Urgh. Don’t these people know what they’re standing in the way of?
One word… YUM.
Lemon infused raisins, yoghurt covered peanuts, and ever so cute little droplets of crunchy meringue.
Okay, so at 169 calories, this punnet of ‘health’ is even more laden with sugars than the milkshake massacre, but unlike the latter, actually feels as though it’s worth it.
The raisins are soft, the peanuts creamy, and the meringues perfectly balanced with the requisite crisp-to-chew ratios.
The flavours of the three components are complementary and work well with one another, and I suppose that when combined in one mouthful, do sort of resemble a lemon meringue. (Albeit a slightly stingy one, without any pastry or gooey lemony goodness).
That's a point... I wonder how big a piece of actual pie I could eat for the same calories? Probably a good half I'd imagine.
Hmmm, this is turning into a 'no brainer' isn't it?!
Well done Graze; well done indeed. With jumbo chilli maize, satay broad beans, and Wasabi coated peas, this punnet had me salivating before I’d even started.
As a huge fan of all things spice, there was barely room to disappoint here; crunchy, flavoursome, and with an all mighty kick of heat, I could have quite happily munched on these all day long.
But alas, and in-keeping with Graze’s other offerings, these spicy nibbles were just too calorific for my liking to qualify as a healthy snack (141 Calories). Okay, the cals are hardly insurmountable for those watching what they eat, but when considering the small portion size, I’m not sure I could justify subbing two of my alpen light bars, in favour of the more-ish Bento Mix.
Perhaps it would sit more happily as an accompanying bar snack to a nice glass of rioja, but as health food… hmmm I’m just not sold.
They sure don’t look like anything special, but this seed mix is in fact a pretty decent graze.
With all the aromatic flavourings of the two key ingredients, plus the added textural bonus of sunflower and pumpkin seeds, this offering is paradoxically rustic yet innovative at the same time.
Despite this kudos however, I longed for a nicely dressed rocket salad to accompany it; call me a Neanderthal, but even in the midst of my most saintly health kicks, seed mixes have always felt too akin to rabbit food to enjoy alone.
Again, with a substantially high calorie content of 174 (the highest of the lot in fact), I wouldn’t be first in line to make this nibble a habit. Nonetheless it was significantly more filling than the other 3 snacks, which according to Graze, is the aim of the game….
You know, I was never any good at sports.
After all is said and done, I’m not sure I’d be looking to relive my Graze experience any time soon.
Taste wise, I was pretty chuffed, but as I conveyed above (in my typically tactful and subtle manner) the calorie content of my so called ‘health foods,’ just didn’t cut the mustard with me.
Graze suggest that one of their nibble boxes will get you through the day with significantly more energy and vigour than the standard working lunch.
In light of the fact that I ate all four punnets in addition to a hearty breakfast, and still felt the need to polish off a colossally generous stuffed pitta, I’m not sure I’d agree.
(P.S For any Scoffer (or indeed Grazer) who would like to try their own free Graze Nibble Box, simply enter HR5CJ8W upon registration, or click the link below….)