Today’s NaBloPoMo post is brought to you by my delicious afternoon snack.
I mentioned over the weekend that I was super excited to finally (finally!) receive my first Graze box. If you didn’t check out the post, you can find it here. And if you don’t know about Graze and want to learn more, you should definitely check out their website.
Today, I brought the Super Berry Detox to school with me. Here it is looking yummy and delicious in its packaging.
I resisted the urge to have it for breakfast and with my lunch. I knew that this would mean I would be starving by the time my office hours rolled around, which is, sadly, my prime snacking time. And since Halloween I’ve had a steady supply of candies waiting for me in my office. I originally signed up for Graze to start bringing some healthier snacks into my life, and I wasn’t going to end up eating a bunch of Snickers with Almonds or Reese’s Cups this afternoon because I decided to eat my snack for my breakfast.
I’m glad I waited.
Overall, the smell of Super Berry Detox reminded me mostly of Craisins. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised because dried cranberries is one of its four ingredients. Paired with the cranberries are green raisins, goji berries, and blueberries. They are a colorful mix!
I liked this mix a lot and would definitely eat it again. I’m not sure how well I really enjoyed the dried goji berries (which are the reddish/orange looking things). They had an almost pungent taste to them, to me. They tasted fine when I ate them with at least one other of the berries, though.
The ingredient that really stole the show for me, however, was the green raisins. I love green (white!!!) grapes. They are crisp and refreshing, and the dried version of them did not let me down. I’ve never had green (white!?!) raisins before, and I have a fairly ambivalent relationship to raisins as most of us know them, so I was pleasantly surprised that they were so good. I even saved a bunch of them to eat when the whole mix was done so that I could finish with the taste of them.
Other people do that, too, right?
Graze’s websites says these are only 133 calories for the whole pack (woo!) and that it is 27% of the DRV of iron (based on a 2000 calorie diet).
Verdict: A-. This mix is delicious enough that I would definitely eat it again, but I don’t think I would ever go out of my way to locate it. My snack craving DOES feel satisfied (for now) so that is a definite plus.