Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Breakfast Time: Introducing Graze's Breakfast Boxes

In my post about eating ethics I mentioned that when I am not snacking on homemade treats, instead of buying things at the store I get a weekly Graze box instead. I thought now would be a good time to reintroduce you all to the Graze box as they have some exciting new boxes and features they have recently launched that I am really excited about. Graze is a subscription box that fits through your letter box at least once a week featuring little balanced treats such as seeds, popcorn, chocolate and dried fruit mixes, olives, and even tiny pieces of focaccia and flapjacks. They are all healthy and delicious, and you can choose what you get in your boxes depending on preference. They are a favourite snack food of mine and they have been for years, I've also turned my Mother onto them so when I am staying with my parents there are always a couple of boxes scattered around our kitchen! You can cancel any time (though I can't see why you'd want to!), they cost £3.89 each, and you can get your first Graze nibble box for free if you sign up using the code N7RCXLW.
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I got the email about it when I was still in America and ordered my first one to be here when I got back to England, but Graze have recently launched Breakfast Boxes featuring four different fruit and nut flavoured porridge portions, each served with a spoonful of honey. Mine is set to arrive once a month, and they cost £2.99 each. Breakfast Boxes are only available to people with an existing Graze account, but this can be created with your first box free using my code mentioned above. Once you have signed up, you can use the code 34FZJJK to join your first Breakfast Box for free, too. Basically, you get a free Nibble Box and a free Breakfast Box with no obligation, though I guarantee you you are going to want to keep up with your subscriptions! I think I've had mine for over three years now, only breaking for the USA.
DSC_1817 Each breakfast box comes with a portion of porridge  most of which come with a drizzle of honey. The little booklet that comes in each Graze box in this instance has cooking instructions. You measure your milk (or in my case water) out using the tub your oats came in, so the whole process is deliciously low fuss. From the above photos you can see that my Apple and Cinnamon portion I had in the morning before heading to London for the day last week does not make for the most aesthetic breakfast, but it did taste wonderful. This box typically arrives once a month so you can have about once portion once a week. I'm more of a fresh fruit, yogurt and bagel person for my breakfasts, but I find these little portions are perfect and simple if I'm in a rush or I don't want to think about what I'm doing if I have an early start. Also, if you don't want to bother cooking them, they are great sprinkled dry over a bowl of fresh fruit and yogurt, too. 

As well as breakfast boxes, Graze have launched their service in the USA. Just my luck it launched just as I was leaving, I suffered my year in America without my weekly snacks. Anyway, it is the same nibble box service, and it costs $5. It is a wait list service at the moment with a promo code to sign up; visit this web page to add your email address to the wait list, and get your first box for free. They also sometimes put sign up codes as specials on their Facebook page, so it is also worth keeping an eye on that for a chance at early access. 


How many of you guys are already Graze subscribers, and how many of you, especially among my American readers are now thinking of signing up to the service? Who has already had a chance to try the Breakfast Box? 

11 comments:

  1. I love Graze's boxes but can't rationalise buying them at the minute, boo! The breakfast box, well I received one a few months back and I think I've only used one pod! Maybe in Winter it'll be better? x

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  2. I cancelled my Graze boxes recently as I'm so skint! This post makes me very tempted to sign up again though!

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  3. I used to subscribe but cancelled in favour of making my own these days - it works out cheaper and I control what goes into each one. I just make them at the weekend ready for the week ahead!
    Becs x
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  4. I've been subscribing to Graze for years, although I do feel bad about the expense. It's so nice to have them delivered to your door, and I'm a sucker for fancy porridge.

    The apple and cinnamon one was a massive disappointment, though :(

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  5. I did actually think about doing that myself when the service first started, but they have so many great little bits like specialist crackers that I simply adore, and I have no idea where to source.

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  6. To be honest I got one of the breakfast boxes and wouldn't get it again. It's a nice concept, to have different flavours, but porridge is so versatile and inexpensive on it's own that I found having it in a graze box was a bit useless really. Tasted nice, but I could do a lot of it myself.

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  7. I've been getting regular Graze boxes for the past 3 years and love them - they always introduce new snacks so its difficult to get bored. I got an invitation to the breakfast club but binned it - after reading this I've changed my mind and want to try the porridge so thanks for the code! x

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  8. just signed up! can't wait to try them!

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  9. I was really disappointed with the porridge boxes. Teeny tiny portions and not much flavour. I'll stick with my 75p Morrisons Savers oats with fresh berries on top! :) I do like regular Graze boxes though.

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  10. Im already a grazer, loosing faith a little lately as my boxes have been getting a little samey! Too many seeds even though Ive binned almost all of them! Just order my first breakfast box so fingers crossed! I love porridge!!

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  11. I used to be a massive graze fan, but after my boxes got really samey and not ever receiving their new comments I started to lose faith, and then the boxes kept disappearing (naughty postman) their customer service is great but I just think its a lot of money for how little you get..

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