All in all Moo really enjoyed the food in her Graze box, it was nice to see her have a good go at the raisins as she's very hit and miss with this particular fruit and it was nice for her to try some unique textures that she doesn't get from fresh fruit. Here are my pros and cons...
I was recently offered a code to receive a free Graze box. I've had Graze before, in fact a couple of years ago I had a subscription for a weekly box that I took to my job running a charity shop so that I could have a daily and healthy snack. I still ate lots of biscuits and gained a dress size or two...
I cancelled that subscription because it became too costly for me to maintain on our small income, however when I heard that they were now offering a service aimed a children, I knew we had to give it a go. Moo eats everything (except avocado and cauliflower) and so this could be an interesting way to add further variety to her tastes and diet that she can share with her friends, things that I couldn't necessarily provide myself for whatever reason. It's important to note here that the Graze Goody Boxes are not meant for children below three years old and Moo is a couple months off of three (bad parenting or just lack of patience, not sure which), however the food was suitable and safe so long as supervision was exercised.
It arrived on our mat and Moo was very excited. Unfortunately they had but my name on the box and not hers, which was a bit unfortunate, had she been older and able to read, she probably would've been disheartened. I told her it was for her and she didn't seem to mind as I opened it up for her to have a look at it's contents. Moo was thrilled with what she got!
Moreish, buttery mini flapjack bites that I enjoyed far more than Moo did, I don't think they were sweet enough for her and ended up in crumbs everywhere.
Dried apple pieces served with raspberry compote. Moo absolutely adored these and once all the apple was gone, she proceeded to use her fingers to ensure no 'jam' was left behind.
Very Berry Blast.
Cranberries, cherry raisins, yogurt-covered strawberries and raspberry laces that were yummed up very similar to the action of a vacuum cleaner.
Pineapple, strawberry and lime raisins that weren't as popular as Very Berry Blast but still welcomed.
- Great and exciting way to encourage children to try new and healthy things.
- Contains 'no nasties'.
- Lovely for your child to receive exciting post.
- Very tasty recipes that you certainly won't mind finishing if left behind.
- Convenient and can be customised to your preferences.
- Fun games included within the box to promote healthy eating.
- The temptation was perhaps a little overwhelming and she wanted to eat each snack one after the other with unrelenting pleading.
- At £3.89 a box (whether weekly or fortnightly), it is not the most cost effective way of feeding your child snacks, especially if they're gone as fast as ours were.
- I really hate it when companies refer to children as 'kids' and I find it very off-putting.
Like the main Graze boxes, they are a very neat and unique way of trying new things and for having some fun with your children, on this occasion though I feel that Moo isn't quite ready to have something like this as she has no restraint when it comes to restraint and portioning (and patience) so as soon as it arrives, she wants to eat the lot. She doesn't understand that hounding my every step is frustrating for me which in turns frustrates her. Short of hiding it from her (which if you have a toddler, you'll know is pretty impossible) I don't know how I could get around this step. I also think that hiding it from her ruins the magic of the concept.
I also think that given our current budget, it is a little pricey to be investing in when it's not 100% appreciated.
If you'd like to give Graze or their Goody Box a try, here's a code for a freebie to try 22C7MV5 and be sure to let me know what you think!
Please note, I received the free code from another blogger and was not compensated for this post.
Labels: children, food, Graze, snacks, toddlers