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Snack boxes: Snackly vs Graze


Snack boxes. Monthly boxes in general. 2014 was definitely the year in which monthly ‘treat’ boxes emerged as a force to be reckoned with. In the modern age where bank statements and mobile phone bills are scarcely even posted out we seem to be seeing a revival of posted goods. Do we long to fill the void left by love letters of old?

 Companies like Brichbox, Grazebox, the box, my little box, pink box, everyone- and -your -granny’s -got- a box began promoting their goods on social media all promising the same- high value goods at a surprisingly low monthly subscription rate. But are they worth the hype?

Today I will be reviewing and comparing two of the ‘snack’ style boxes and assessing whether they really deliver quality goods straight through your door…

Graze Box

By far the most renowned posted snack company. Subscription of £4 will get you 4 snacks in a well presented and personalised box.


Pizza sticks,

Cheese sticks,

Summer berry flapjacks,

Pretzels and sticks.

The good

At £1 per treat these boxes are budget friendly and Graze regularly run ‘free box’ promotions. As you can see, they are very colourfully presented with a guide containing the nutritional values of the snacks. All snacks are tasty and the online selector ensures that you do not get any unwanted items in your box. The personalisation is a nice touch, albeit done on a laser printer.

The bad

As my fiancé has been having these delivered for several months now, I have been disappointed with the lack of variety Graze have provided. As can be seen from the photograph, 3/4 of the box comprises of pretzel/stick type snacks. There is a notable lack of any chocolate goods. All in all i failed to get excited about the contents of this particular box. Others have been far superior!

3/5- consistency Graze… Keep me excited!!!



A company that is still in it’s infancy but making waves on social media. What sets this box apart from Graze, is that they offer gluten and dairy free goods where Graze do not yet accommodate such dietary requirements. As a recently diagnosed ‘gluten intolerant’ – but not coeliac- person, I was keen to purchase a box in order to expand my snacking horizons…


Eat chic peanut butter and sea salt cup,

Urban fruit mango,

Cocoa Libre milk chocolate

Mr Filbert’s sea salt & herb mixed nuts,

Sea Salt Kent crisps,

Honey Rose triple chocolate cookie,

Honey rose  line & coconut macaroon.

The good-

Woah! Right away the quantity of goods on offer is vast and far superior to Graze. They come boxed and tissue papered with a hand written card- a very personal touch! At £7.45 (had a 50p off coupon) this box is more costly than graze but in my opinion worth the extra money. Products were all sources from reputable brands and were… Exciting!!! P.s the peanut butter cup was the thing of dreams!!!

The bad

I guess some people would argue that £7.95 makes Snackly one of the more costly options, yet I would disagree with that as you most definitely get a wider range and variety of products. I guess it all depends on whether you could afford the extra monthly cost. I am going to stick with my subscription to Snackly as I feel they provide an excellent service! I can only hope that they will continue to deliver products that excite! 

5/5- personalised and excellent niche service. Keep up the product variety!!!




Next month I am going to compare beauty boxes, so stay tuned!

Paulzie 💖


Teeth whitening

Hi there!

I’ve decided to start a lifestyle/ beauty blog and have decided to start with one of my more recent beauty discoveries… Here goes…

I have alwaaaays been self conscious about my teeth! For years my mum nagged at me for not spending long enough brushing them despite the fact that I religiously scrubbed them with a top-of-the-range electric toothbrush! To my horror she even confronted my dentist about the yellowish appearance of my gnashers. Despite his assurance that the first few layers of teeth were not naturally white and that my teeth were perfectly healthy, teenage me cringed with embarrassment!! I stopped showing my teeth in pictures favouring the ‘duckface’- anything to detract attention from my sweetcorn resembling teeth! 

Teeth whitening laser treatments gained notoriety but I feared the lasting damage that such treatments may cause, and the hefty price tag. I had almost accepted that my teeth were never going to be the pearly whites I had always desired. 

Then I heard a friend talking about teeth whitening strips. I thought that there was no way her perfect, gleaming teeth could be attributed to such a product, but decided that there was no harm in ordering some strips from amazon. 

The results were amazing!! After just a few treatments my teeth were exactly the teeth I had always dreamed of having! Suddenly a new smile was born! Family and friends- especially my mum- commented on how amazing my teeth looked! 

The duckface was gone!

I am currently using ‘crystal smile’ which cost £12.99 for a 30 pack on amazon. My dentist has confirmed that they are 100% safe to use! I have in the past used ‘Crest’ strips, but they are more costly and seem to make my teeth sensitive a few hours after treatment. 


I hope that you enjoyed this post and I encourage everyone to try this product if you are unhappy with the colour or your teeth!

Paulzie 💖