Mystery Food Parcels - Graze box and The Vegan Kind

We've all been trying beauty boxes for years, but what about food?
Since the advent of Graze has lead to millions of vouchers for a free trial box flooding the country (I must have got at least ten before I decided to try it out) and also finding a speciality Vegan food and products box I decided to give them both a go for two months and share with you a review of not one, not two, but five different boxes! Two by The Vegan Kind, and three from Graze.


Since I'm always snacking while I work, I figured the Graze boxes may come in handy for days that I'm typing away. You can edit and pick and choose what you would like to receive in your graze boxes, and have a handy vegan section so you can select dairy free options.
There's still plenty of choice on there, some more appealing than others, but of course they are meant to be heather snacks!
The Vegan Kind sends a variety of snacks, cooking products, drinks, and beauty products that are all specifically vegan, or vegan friendly.
They include more well known brands for the health conscious as well as new brands you wouldn't have heard of or tried before.


The first Grazebox I received I was kinda surprised there were more sweet snacks than savoury, figuring from their advertising that they would be more savoury heavy. 
I've not got much of a sweet tooth really, so I was a little disappointed.
The Habas Tapas was filled with flavoured roasted corn, and chilli beans which were very tasty, tho also very very crunchy, my chewing even managed to wake Edd from his lie in!


The Rocky Road is made up of dried fruits and dark chocolate buttons, while the Summer Berry Flapjack was quite buttery tho of course dairy free. 
These were a little too sweet for me tho.
I've never seen popping corn for one, it was a miniature microwave bag and didn't take very long in the microwave.
It was a nice midday treat, it wouldn't however replace your usual Lunch.


When my second box arrived it was once again rather sweet heavy, and very similar to the previous box.
You can see there is variety in their products, but they all run with a similar theme.
The mango chutney with dippers however was delicious, I would have preferred two of these in the box instead of one of the sweet options!
I'm not really too excited by flapjacks, they can be tasty tho but they're quite a chore to eat....so much chewing!!!


The Jaffa Cake was filled with dark chocolate buttons, hazelnuts, and orange infused raisins. 
I'd never had infused raisins before, and it was a nice snack even tho it did make me miss real jaffa cakes somewhat...mmmm jaffa.
I had never tried dried rhubarb either, and it definitely doesn't lose it's tang whilst drying.
Again it was enough to keep me going maybe another half hour or so, don't replace your whole lunch with these, tho it may be a handy thing to slip into your bag to snack on while working.


I was so relived when the third Graze box arrived and at last had an equal savoury to sweet ratio!
Again I loved the dippers which had more of an eastern flair this time around, just send me a box of these please...
The salt and vinegar nuts were so tasty too, I was kinda gutted when I ran out as I delved into my savouries first!


The sweet sections were again full of dried fruit you wouldn't usually try to dry such as pineapple, and another nuts, dried fruits and dark chocolate buttons wonder.
I would like an option to only be sent savoury things please...I can't face anymore dried fruits!
At £3.99 including shipping these are a handy little treat that fit through the letter box, and you can choose the regularity that they are delivered.
If you have a free voucher, give them a go and tell me how you found yours!


Every box has a personalised booklet with all the nutritional information of the snacks inside, and also loads of vouchers and codes to pass along for even more free graze boxes.


The Vegan Kind boxes are much bigger, as these are a monthly subscription box they are £10 a box but are filled with many more products and much more of a variety too.
I hadn't heard of or tried any of the products in this particular box, but it was such a good mix I was excited to give them all a go.


I can't even explain to you how exciting Cheese and Onion crisps that are vegan friendly are. I was sooooo happy this was in there as a company that I knew who also made vegan friendly cheese and onion had recently disappeared and so I had resigned myself to never experiencing the joys of this flavour again.
Seriously, if someone could make vegan friendly wotsits I would explode of joy.
The best thing about them? They tasted proper, exactly how they should taste which makes me wonder why other companies bother to use milk when it's obviously not required!
I wasn't so sure about these Inspira Chocolatey Superfood Bites, and I was right not to.
It was one of those taste discoveries that made me turn to Edd and say "Try these, they're horrible!" which didn't really sell it too well.
It was like eating dusty mothballs that were extremely chewy, but there's a chocolate chip in there maybe.
We didn't finish the bag.


Pesto is usually filled with parmesan, but many brands have come out with vegan friendly pesto, and it can now be easily picked up in most supermarkets. 
But I was intrigued by sundried tomato pesto, and whipped up a batch of tagliatelle to test this out.
It was delicious, Edd very much enjoyed it too having a second helping after scooping his down super fast! I shall try to pick this one up again.
When I was working out more I did look for a protein shake, so this pea protein mix was very exciting, then I tried to make it...
It didn't want to mix, so every time I tried to take a sip I'd end up with a powder bubble exploding in my mouth, I gave up and had to pour the rest away in the end.


Every box also comes with a beauty product, and this cute little bottle is a spray on toner.
It's made from rose water which is such a lovely scent, and you're supposed to spray generously onto your face before wiping with a cotton pad.
It didn't seem to remove any make up or dirt tho, but it did smell delicious and felt lovely on my skin.
I've decided to use this after cleansing and toning with other products before I put on my moisturiser.


The second instalment had me very happy, it was filled with again products I had never tried, but also some products I already knew I loved and to have them turn up at my door made me very very happy!


I love the Vita Coco drinks, coconut water is so good for you, and I always feel more bouncy and energy filled after drinking one.
I do prefer the ones with pineapple in too but I can't complain about getting one sent to my door!
The sachet is actually also a drink, it was a shot in a sachet of wheatgrass juice, that really hippy healthy thing people always go on about, so in the name of research I gave it a go.
Instant regret....why do people drink this? It was disgusting! 
I also felt really ill after drinking it for about half an hour while I questioned why in my head over and over again.
Will not be drinking again, and I've not felt any healthier...!


Cocobacon was very confusing, it's bacon flavour slapped onto dried bits of coconut and suggests eating it as a snack or on top of foods.
I tried a bit and it was the weirdest sensation, powdery bacon flavouring takes over your tastebuds in the most fake plastic way, before melting into coconut, not flavours that should mix!
Frank Honest Snacking was not good, sorry but it was just too strange!
It was like a compressed fruit bar that wasn't made of the freshest fruit with chocolate slapped on it, frankly it was a waste of chocolate....
Well they asked me to be honest by naming it what they did really!
This Vego Bar had me so happy with excitement, I really love these Vego bars, it's the only vegan chocolate that really tastes like chocolate. It's filled with loads of hazelnuts and it's huuuge!
I buy these usually from a specialist Vegan store in London, but they cost £4.50 a bar!
Due to this of course I will not sure.


I tried this once I could eventually get it open. Jars and wet shower hands do not mix.
It claims you only need a small amount and mix a tiny amount of water in your hands to make a paste.
The first time I thought I did it wrong, the second time I realised it was just useless.
The smell was also one to make the eyes water, and I said to myself in the shower "Well, for the sake of the blog." which was then followed by "ugh, no useless!" and I reverted back to my also vegan and so much lovelier Lush Shampoo Bars!

I will possibly try graze box again, but I may also give The Vegan Kind another go, if only for those giant Vego bars....
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