Friday, 11 July 2014

Graze Snack Box Review – Lemon Cake and Cup of Tea

Graze are expanding their product lines in all sorts of directions, one of which is their ‘Afternoon Tea’ range. This line includes a slice of cake together with a tea bag infusion.

At the time of writing the selection includes: Banana Cake (55 calories), Carrot Cake (82 calories), Lemon and Poppy Cake (81 calories) or Love Cake: limited edition (106 calories).

I’d been hoping for one of these cakes to show up in a Graze box soon, and this week, there it was. The Lemon and Poppy Cake with an afternoon infusion.

Afternoon tea is one of those English traditions that almost seems to belong to another age now. It conjures up images of delicate china cups, cucumber sandwiches, scones and cake. At least that's how I've seen it on TV!

I can't say I'd normally be tempted by afternoon tea as I try and stay away from calorific dishes like cake. But this was different. The Graze cake has only 81 calories, which could easily fit into any normal eating plan.

Graze snack selection box with lemon poppy seed cake
Graze snack box with Lemon & Poppy Slice
I loved the idea of the tea bag too. Although I detest Earl Grey tea and only ever drink PG Tips, this tea infusion sounded intriguing. The ingredients are Assam, Kenyan and Earl Grey tea leaves.

So I prepared my little tea break, complete with cup and saucer, how civilised!

The cake itself has a gorgeous lemony taste and is perfectly soft to the touch. The crunchiness of the poppy seeds give a nice contrast but their taste doesn't overpower the lemon at all.

Graze snack lemon poppy seed cake
Graze snack Box Lemon & Poppy Slice
And the tea, which I anticipated with some trepidation, was lovely. It’s a bit fragrant but it goes perfectly with the cake.

This is a real winner, all for just 81 calories (plus any milk you put in your tea)!

Graze snack lemon poppy seed cake and tea
Graze Snack Box afternoon tea infusion and lemon & poppy slice

This gets a rating of LOVE. Please send some more soon.

Calories per punnet: 81


Lemon & poppy cake: soft light brown sugar, free range egg, rapeseed oil, self raising wheat flour, wholemeal wheat flour, lemon juice (4%), mixed peel, poppy seeds (1%), baking powder, lemon oil
Contains eggs, gluten and wheat.

About the Graze packaging:

All Graze boxes and the nutrition booklets are made from sustainable sources and they’re both biodegradable and recyclable. The punnets are made from 80% recycled content and can be recycled along with other plastics.

If you’re keen to try out a Graze snack box for yourself, you can order one completely free using this code: CAROLI8RB. All you need to do is log onto Graze, enter your details, choose your type of Graze box and enter the special code (CAROLI8RB) for your free box. PLUS, you'll get your firstfifth and tenth boxes free!

You’re not committed to an ongoing delivery. In fact, if you don’t want any more, you can stop further deliveries as soon as you like. But from my experiences, I’m sure you’ll be as wowed by Graze as thousands of others like me.

More Graze Reviews HERE.

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