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Snack Review: NatureBox

Nature Box Snack Selection
All Photos By Gail

Do you like to snack? I sure do. I am too lazy to wash and peel fresh fruit, so, ideally, my go-to snacks tend to be packaged and ready to serve. I generally try to snack on nuts or whole grain chips, which are convenient and delicious. But often I just become unimaginative when it comes to choosing snacks that are safe to keep in the house (i.e. not cake, a thing over which I have no self control). And then I get bored. Sigh.

Imagine my extreme feelings of good fortune then when I met up with folks at NatureBox at a recent Food Show here in NYC. NatureBox is a snacker’s dream come true, in that they offer highly customizable subscriptions to receive boxes of packaged healthy, natural and – most importantly – insanely delicious snacks each month! Snacking need never become boring again!

Nature Box Nutritional Info

You can design your NatureBox subscription to receive as few as five or as many as twenty bags of tasty snacks shipped each month right to your door! Likewise, you can also select whether you’d prefer to choose the snacks you will receive or be surprised. Personally, I like surprises, because it is like Christmas. But if there are certain foods that you don’t care for (example: Figs. I hate them) you probably want to choose your own snacks. It’s all good!

NatureBox offered Worleygig.com a free three-month Subscription and here is a rundown of all the healthy goodies that arrived in our first shipment, which we have been snacking on for the past week:

Masa Crisps

Masa Crisps: Corn Chips with Flax Seeds

If you love Fritos – the Crack of Snacks – you are going to lose your mind when you try these chips, because they are just insane. Serve them with your favorite hummus or guacamole and gain a dress size by eating all of them yourself.

Pistachio Power Clusters

Pistachio Power Clusters: Nut Squares with Almonds, Cashews and Pistachios

OMFG. Crunchy, sweet nut things. Totally Addictive. I am not sharing.

Cherry Berry Bonanza

Cherry Berry Bonanza: A Medley of Dried Cranberries, Cherries and Blueberries

Dried fruit, but especially dried Cherries and/or Cranberries, is awesome. You can be a purist and eat it out right of the bag, or throw it on top of some yogurt, ice cream, hot or cold cereal – whatever! So versatile, this Cherry Berry Bonanza is!

French Toast Granola

French Toast Granola: Maple flavored Granola with Pecans

Like the Cherry Berry Bonanza, this snack is endlessly versatile. Try it as your morning breakfast with milk and a sliced banana (old school) or mix it in with some yogurt. Or add it to a favorite cookie recipe. Or just eat it with your hand while sitting in front of the TV, which is how I roll. Love me some toasted pecan pieces.

Roasted Kettle Korn Kernals

Roasted Kettle Korn Kernals: Honey Coated Toasted Corn

You could make almost anything with corn as the primary ingredient and I would eat it, with one caveat. As a child, I often enjoyed chomping on Corn Nuts and, in adulthood, I have thousands of dollars worth of dental work to show for it! The truth is, Corn Nuts are a Dentist’s best friend. Happily, these Roasted Kettle Korn Kernals have a crunch factor comparable to, say, Wasabi Peas, so you need not fear a cracked molar. If you dig the slightly sweet taste of fresh Kettle Corn – and who doesn’t? – you will go nuts over this toasted corn snack.

NatureBox has a nearly exhaustive pantry stocked with every kind of snack you could imagine, which you can even scroll through Right Here. You could subscribe for years and never get bored because they are adding new snacks all the time!

Subscriptions to NatureBox start at just $19.95 per month, depending on how many snacks you choose to receive in each shipment. Right now, Gift Subscriptions (five snacks per box) are on sale as well: give three months of NatureBox snacks for $59.95, six months for $99.95 (discounted from $120) or twelve months for $199.95, (discounted from $240). That is some crazy savings right there.

You can also refer a friend through the NatureBox Website and not only will your friend get $10 off of their first box, but you’ll get $10 as well. Start your own NatureBox Subscription right now by visiting Nature Box Dot Com!!

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Delicious Snack Review: Sahale Crunchers Fruit and Almond Snack

Sahale Crunchers Fruit and Almond Snack
Photos By Gail

Do you like to snack? I sure do. Among my favorite things to snack on are crunchy roasted nuts and dried fruit mixed together: no granola, no candy, just fruit and nuts. But it seems like Fruit and Nut Mix snacks are so all over the place these days, they don’t even grab my interest anymore. Nothing was really standing out from the pack and screaming, “You can stop your search! This is the greatest fruit-and-nut-mix snack ever!”

Then something fortuitous happened. I had picked up a bag of Sahale Crunchers Fruit and Almond Snack at the Summer Fancy Food Show back in early July, and one day I threw it in my bag and brought it into the office so I could snack on it. Because snacking at work is fun and breaks up the tedium of the day! I admit it looked pretty good from the photo on the packaging, and when I noticed it also had sesame seeds in the mix I got super excited, because sesame seeds are my thing.

When I poured a bit of the Sahale Crunchers onto a paper plate to begin the snacking process, this is what it looked like:

Sahale Crunchers Fruit and Almond Snack
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That looks delicious, amiright? You can see that Sahale Crunchers is made up of roasted, halved and slivered almonds and sweet dried cranberries that are lightly coated with just enough honey to get the sesame seeds to cling to the mix and give it a clustering affect. The mix has also been lightly salted, so that the sweet-and salty-combo taste thrill is in play. Seriously, this is the most delicious snack of its kind I have ever tasted. I shared a small handful with my boss and then I ate the rest by myself. Because it was simply too delicious to share!

Sahale Snacks makes all kinds of good things to eat and you should check them out now by visiting them on the web at This Link!