Make your own Graze style snacks
27th January 2015
I ordered my first Graze box in the summer thanks to a voucher for my first box for free (You know the one!). I loved the concept and the products inside, but I never ordered again due to the price. £3.99 isn’t a lot of money, but when you put it into perspective it quickly adds up if ordering a box once a week (Over £200 a year!).
I wondered, could I make Graze style snacks myself at a cheaper price?
So, I went to Aldi and bought some nuts, sultanas and chocolate buttons to make a snack inspired by the “touch of chocolate” range at Graze.
I put a handful of each into a small plastic container, resisting the temptation to make it 90% chocolate.
The combination I picked tasted delicious, I found myself snacking on it all day while working at my desk. I wasn’t aiming to make a completely healthy snack, but I guess this is a little healthier than the double chocolate chip cookies I made this weekend.
So the price:
- Nuts = 56p
- Sultanas = 84p
- Chocolate buttons = 33p
- TOTAL = £1.73
Plus, the bags of nuts and sultanas are pretty big so I will easily be able to get a ton of snack boxes out of them. I’d say at least 10 boxes. And the containers I use are double the depth of a Graze one.
I plan on buying some more containers so that I can pre-make a load ready to grab when I need. I can imagine they will be really practical to take to a lecture with me so I can have something to munch on in the break.
I’d also like to find a way to make other Graze style snacks, like their dips and dippers or their flapjacks. I’m looking forward to experimenting.
Do you like Graze boxes? Would you ever attempt to make your own Graze style snacks?