I got my last box a fortnight ago and breakfasts have rarely been so exciting!
My box came with the following treats: -
Pecan and walnut porridge - I've already talked about this porridge in an earlier post, although at the time it came in a smaller portion and with a portion of honey on the side. It's nice to have the larger portion and not have to pass the honey portion on. It feels like a substantial breakfast now - although I wonder if, when I return to propointing early next year, I'll have to split it into two portions. The only change since the boxes are the honey almond slivers which didn't add a strong honey taste.
Toasted Quinoa granola with zested orange - this intrigued me as quinoa is something I've only really made use of in my cooking in the last few months. I liked the quinoa but I was less convinced by the orange - I'm just not an orangey person and chewy orange peel just didn't work for me in the breakfast setting. Shame really as the quinoa was nice.
Summer Fayre is a great mix of dried berries, granola and flakes. It feels like a slightly lighter breakfast than the other three and that's nice too. It certainly fits into its summer moniker.
Honey hunter - I was a bit unsure about this one and left it until last, once again because of the honey thing. A breakfast full of different nuts was never going to be left forever though and this really is filled with a decent amount of them. A massive pregnancy craving has been pecans and this didn't disappoint. So much so that I've moved it from 'try' to 'love'.
So - plus points and minus points.
+I love that you get a little portion of something different that feels a bit special. There certainly isn't any skimping on ingredients. I've since had the rugged maple and pecan granola which is chock full of pecans.
+I love that macadamia nuts are finally back in the Graze kitchen. I have hopes that they might start appearing in some of the snack boxes again.
+I'm really glad to see the back of the honey portion packs, although I know that D will miss them.
+I much prefer the packaging now. Much neater, takes up less space both in my cupboard and in my bin.
-The price. At £1 a portion, they aren't cheap and I'm going to have to wrestle myself over that at some point in the near future when maternity leave beckons.
At the moment, I'm receiving a box a fortnight and that seems about right, meaning I get a couple of mornings a week of a really nice breakfast.
If you are interested in getting a free box and trying it out (you do have to sign up with a card and then cancel it if you don't want it after the first one), go to Graze's breakfast website and type in ZJV62J76. If you are a new grazer, you'll get your first box free. If you already have a Graze account, you'll get an extra box free. Nothing lost by giving it a try.
I'm really hoping to get the strawberries and cream one soon!