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Product test: Good Grazing Snack Box

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I legitimately have a snacking problem. I love snacks. Main meals are all fairly straightforward, but especially since I started breastfeeding I’m just ridiculously hungry. All. The. Time.

Good Grazing offered to send me out their first Snack Box to sample, so I figured it would be a good opportunity to try something new, see what they had on offer and discover some new healthy snacking options.

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The concept

Wellington-based mums Deb and Christina met 10 years ago at antenatal classes. Both busy juggling home and work life, their combined experiences learning about healthy eating through feeding their families led them to find that meals were easy enough, but snack foods were more tricky.

Good Grazing was founded as a way to share what they have learned while also making it easier for Kiwis to snack healthier.

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Every item in the pack is reviewed for ingredients and nutritional value by nutritionist Vicky Carson, and she will be providing ongoing tips and tricks to help Good Grazers stay on track with healthy snacking.

Some items come in single serves, while others need to be portioned out. The products will change on a monthly basis so you’ll never get bored with your snacks if you are a monthly subscriber.

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The contents

It’s amazing how much you can fit into one of the green boxes. The sample one I was sent contained a variety of nuts, crackers, bars, biscuits and other snacks:

  • Healtheries thin corn grain wafers
  • Tasti Smooshed wholefood balls
  • Chaokoh coconut water
  • Clean Paleo CoGo bites
  • White Heart chipotle hazelnuts
  • White Heart cacao nib cookies
  • White Heart hazelnut spreads
  • Make It Raw triple nut banana bar
  • Make It Raw Kalamata olive crackers
  • Good Grazing energiser mix (fruit, nuts and seeds)
  • Good Grazing pistachios
  • Tio Pablo pepitos
  • The Clean Collective coconut roasted almonds
  • Paleo grain free crackers
  • Ceres Organics raw goodness bar
  • Tom & Luke black forest Trinity bar
  • A Sistema container to help divide the larger snacks into smaller portions

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The verdict

For a single one-off snack box, it will set you back $54, or you can get a monthly subscription for $44 (that you can cancel at any time).

While I don’t have the exact pricing on buying the included items individually, I took a fairly educated guess per product and either of these snack box options seems to be a reasonable deal – especially if you take into consideration that you don’t have to shop around for the items and you’re provided with a great variety of savoury and sweet snacks. Many of the products are delish artisan goods that have been locally sourced, which I love.

At face value the Good Grazing snack box may sound pricey, but the husband and I have been at this one for three weeks now (interspersed with some fruit, nut bars and crackers we’d normally have for snacks) and we still haven’t finished it yet. Split this cost out over a month and it’s actually pretty cost-effective healthy snacking.

For more info, visit www.goodgrazing.co.nz or check them out on facebook.

Review product provided by Good Grazing

Images / NZ Real Health

Ange is a personal trainer, yoga teacher, wife, and mother (with second bubba on the way!) based in Auckland, New Zealand.

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