fudge pieces, blanched almonds, milk chocolate drops and cranberries
I got this snack mix in my first Graze Box!
I went with a deliciously light, vibrant green tea to enjoy with this sweet “trail mix.” The High Grade Dragon Well from Yezi Tea was an excellent choice. The tea was refreshing and lightly grassy, and made a nice contrast to the sweet-tart cranberries. The natural nutty flavors in the Dragon Well married deliciously with the blanched almonds, and the chocolate and fudge … well, they just made the tea time that much yummier!
What I Think:
I was so excited to start digging in to my snacks in my first Graze Box! And of course the first snack I had to try has chocolate in it!
I was very interested in the Graze program when I first heard about it, mostly because I love trying gourmet foodie subscriptions like this, as well as the uniqueness of this particular program (You can’t get these mixes anywhere else … unless you make them yourself!) … but what else I really liked about this program was that the kind of snacks that it offers is exactly what I was looking for … something healthy to snack on while sipping on tea. Because I drink a lot of tea. A lot of it … and I like to find foods that are healthy and easy to snack on while I sip the tea. Something tasty and preferably, something I didn’t have to make myself. (Big bonus points for that one.)
This “trail mix” has four ingredients: blanched almonds, dried cranberries, chocolate drops and fudge bits. I would say that in my tray, all four ingredients were fairly represented. I didn’t see like 75% of one ingredient, and scarce little bits of other ingredients.
It’s a tasty combination of flavors. When each item is eaten individually, the ingredient I like least is the blanched almonds, mostly because they’re blanched almonds, and I prefer my almonds toasted, roasted, salted … but not so much blanched. Even so, these aren’t that bad, especially if I happen to scoop up one of the other ingredients and pop both the almond and one other ingredient in my mouth at the same time and allow the flavors to meld together. My personal favorite with the almond is the cranberry.
But what’s really delightful is if I pick up one of each item in the mix and pop all four ingredients in my mouth at the same time. The combination of these four ingredients at the same time is quite tasty.
The cranberry is tart and chewy. The fudge is sweet and chewy. The chocolate is sweet and creamy. The almond is nutty. It’s a tasty combination of sweet, tart, chewy and nutty with a hint of creaminess.
My Final Thoughts:
I liked this alright, but I don’t know if I like it enough to “like” it on the Graze website. But I ‘am glad I tried it. I like the size of these snack trays! This is just the right amount of trail mix to satisfy me when I’ve got the munchies … it works great as a tea-time snack.