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Goodies Co. is somehow associated with Walmart. It's a monthly subscription where for $7, they will send you 5-7 (mostly) full sized products delivered. You can taste them, review them and buy them on their site.  The subscription service is by invitation only. You go to their site and request an invite. I think my invite took about a month. 

I got the February box #7. 
A very neat, large box showed up unannounced at my doorstep. I love surprises but I knew what was in the box because there were several spoilers online. 
The box was neatly packed with a detailed information card. 
Plentils (the name is so off - plentils?!) is a lentils based chips. I liked these. It's gluten free and barely 100 or so calories. Perfect snack for whenever. 
I got two sample good sizes of Peanut Butter & Co's flavors - Dark Chocolate Dreams and Peanut Butter. I tried the Dark Chocolate Dreams and it tastes exactly like Peanut Butter with a very very faint hint of Chocolate. Not enough chocolate for my taste. 
Now this is Wai Lana, a Banana with dried fruit bar. Sounds Awful, right? And you know what? It was awful. The most awful thing I have ever tried and trust me, I have had semi-cooked snake and squid dishes from local dives in Beijing and this takes the cake. I hated it, in that when I bit into it, I almost threw up. It could not have found the garbage sooner. 
I have never seen Snack Wells or their Yogurt Pretzels before. But lil O really liked these. 
This is Bacon Pop's Cheddar Bacon Popcorn. I popped this easy to make popcorn in my microwave and it totally stunk it up. This popcorn has a particular smell (not particularly nice though). It just tastes mildly cheddar flavored with some weird seasoning. I didn't get bacon (not that I wanted bacon in my popcorn) and did not like this popcorn at all. I ate some and tossed the rest. BK and lil O didn't like it either. 
Chips Ahoy is more or less a constant at our home. So I wasn't thrilled to be seeing this in a subscription box. And Reese is not a favorite in this household - so I wasn't into this either. 
So long story short, for $7 a month I think I will try a couple more of the Goodies boxes. In this box the only two things I may buy are the Plentils and Snack Wells. I love Nutella too much to try Peanut Better Co. And the rest were terrible. 
 
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We as a family love trying new foods. And if we can find a snack/dish that Lil O would eat without fussing then it's a success. 

One such recent success has been Graze Box. Graze.com was started by 7 friends who wanted to get healthy, fun snacks to the doorsteps of people who wanted to live not just happily but healthy too. 

They have two types of boxes - Nibble Box (a whole lot of variety of snacks) and Light Box (Low calorie snacks). For $5 a week (you can stop/cancel/postpone), you will get a box of four different snacks to taste and enjoy. The best thing that I like about Graze is that you can go to their site and rate what you think you will like, love or hate. This will ensure that you are never sent things that you know you will hate unless you want to give it a try. And if you love something that you got, then tell them you love it and it will keep coming in your next boxes. 

My Graze box took a little long to deliver but usually it takes just a few days. 
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I love their box. What can I do with it?
In our first box, we got Billionaire's Shortbread (fudge pieces, blanched almonds, milk chocolate drops, cranberries), Tropical Sundae (pineapple, mango and banana coins), Korean Chili Rice Crackers (spicy chili rice crackers) and Mississippi BBQ Pistachios (roasted pistachios with BBQ seasoning). We loved the Korean Chili Rice Crackers and BBQ Pistachios the best. 
This is the best part - Lil O enjoying it without any cajoling, threats or sulks. Thank you Graze

Graze.com is only taking new members by invitation. Click on any of the links here and try your first Graze box for free (I have only 4 more invites left as on 02/11/2013). You can pause or cancel anytime. Your first and every 5th box is free. 

Graze away folks. (I earn $1 upto $5 when anyone signs up using my link)

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Very pretty box
I had heard/read about 479° Popcorn at several places. Now why this is important is because I love popcorn. I love caramelized popcorn. And now I love salted caramel popcorn. And if it's organic, gluten free and trans-fat free - we have a clear winner. 

Recently I saw a deal on Groupon for 479° Popcorn and I tried it out. I got a set of Five 4oz boxes of popcorn for $19. After tasting (and gobbling down) all the flavors, I can tell you, it's been absolutely worth it. 

There were three sets available:

The Purist Set:
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Vietnamese cinnamon sugar
  • Alderwood smoked sea salt
  • Pimentòn de la vera

The Best Sellers Set:
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Two boxes of black truffle and white cheddar
  • Ginger sesame caramel

The Sweet Tooth set
  • Two boxes of fleur de sel caramel
  • Ginger sesame caramel
  • Chipotle caramel and almonds
  • Vietnamese cinnamon sugar


I picked the Best Sellers Set because I knew I wanted Caramel & Black Truffle more than anything. But now I think, I should have branched out and tried different flavors. 

I really liked them. 

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They have these neat quotes on the boxes.
I really liked Caramel Popcorn the best. The Black truffle with cheddar is great. The ginger flavor is good. 

I am glad I tried it out.