June 2nd, 2013

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Graze.com: Box #6

This box arrived while I was in Alaska, but Seanie was a good husband and didn't open it up or anything.  We took the box with us to Yosemite and ended up eating everything on our hike.  It worked out pretty well.

Brooklyn Bites
BBQ pumpkin seeds, poppyseed pretzels and cheese cashews
This was a surprisingly good mix.  I'm still a little weirded out by cheese cashews - I like them, but cashews have an almost creamy texture that meshes well the cheese coating...but I'm always a little surprised by how well the flavors compliment each other.  It just seems like it shouldn't work!  I couldn't really taste the BBQ on the pumpkin seeds, but who cares?  Pumpkin seeds have a fun texture.  The poppyseed pretzels were a nice crunch, and went well with the other elements.
Verdict: LIKE

Smoky Gazpacho Dip
smoky gazpacho relish with wholemeal crisp bread slices
The relish was sort of a generic smoky BBQ flavor.  The bread slices are essentially wheat croutons.  It's pretty simple and straightforward, and I liked it.
Verdict: LIKE

Bakewell Tart
cherry infused raisins, cranberries and almonds
I still don't understand how they infuse the raisins with flavor, but the process does seem to make the raisins somewhat softer in texture.  Or maybe I've just always eaten really stale raisins.  No matter - this tastes good and that's all that matters!  The almond crunch, sweet raisins and tart cranberries were pretty satisfying together.
Verdict: LIKE

Love Mix
apricots, goji berries and cherries
I think this is the first Graze item that I've strongly rejected.  It's not just a flavor that doesn't appeal to my particular tastebuds, like the salt 'n' vinegar nut mix.  No, the Love Mix was just out and out gross.  The goji berries had this gross squishy texture and the apricots seemed almost burnt!  I'm not sure if I got a bad batch or if the Love Mix just failed to please, but I hope I never get this one again.
Verdict: TRASH