Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Nutters unite: Harvest Box snackfest

A few months back while I was still deep in my too-busy-to-blog-head-in-the-books stage, the good people at Harvest Box contacted me, offering a sample of their finest nutty and fruity snacks. Because studying and snacking go hand-in-hand, I was quick to jump at the opportunity to trial the product. An adorable flat box of goodness arrived in the mail a few days later.

Harvest Box essentially provides a way to "outsource" your snacks. They deliver straight to work or home (you pick the day), providing four delicious and nutritious snacks for $7.95 per week. I don't know about you, but I easily spend $10+ on other...*ahem*...less healthy choices throughout the working week, so I felt that the value for money was quite reasonable.

So what's in the box? Harvest Box has over 50 different mixes of nuts, dried fruit, seeds etc. - that's nearly one for every week of the year! I was lucky enough to score:

  • By the Beach (mango, macadamias, coconut and brazil nuts);
  • Latin Swing (brazil nuts, roast almonds and roast macadamias);
  • Great Wall (almonds, goji berries, milk chocolate and sunflower seeds); and
  • Mexicana (toasted barbecue corn, spicy peas, roasted broad beans and roast almonds).

All four of the snack packs were delicious. The contents were fresh and flavoursome and the mixes were definitely complementary (chocolate, goji berries, almonds - always a winning combo!). My personal favourites were the Mexicana (pictured below) and Great Wall snack packs.

Harvest Box offers a nifty little survey tool, which allows "nutters" to rate their experience with each snack pack. This means you're more likely to get stuff you like...and yet still enjoy an element of surprise (what's in the box, what's in the box?).    

Overall, I was impressed by the quality of the Harvest Box produce. I'm also impressed by the fact that, where possible, ingredients are sourced locally and packaging is 100% recyclable - yay for reducing carbon footprints! The $7.95 weekly subscription cost can be cancelled or suspended at any time, so there's no need to fret when you head to the French Riviera for your annual holiday (that's where we all go, right?!). It's great to see an innovative, small Aussie company doing things a wee bit differently and making our snack time a little more interesting and a lot healthier!

Want to try some for yourself? 
Harvest Box have kindly offered readers 50% off their first box. That's four snack packs for less than the price of my favourite coffee - pretty sweet!
Simply head to: http://www.harvestbox.com.au/Reg/?coupon=FABFOODB4D ...and follow the prompts.

Full disclosure: Harvest Box provided their product to me free of charge. However, all opinions are entirely mine - pinky swear!

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