Before I can even begin to talk more about these delivery boxes by EarlyBird Snacks, I feel it is only right to give us all a moment to appreciate the geniusness behind their branding…
Come on, it’s insane: The ‘SPRING IS FINALLY HERE!’ pastel colour scheme, the simple yet sexy use of fonts, the way the boxes slide just so perfectly inside the handy case… I mean, I could go on and on.
Aaaaand design-gasm over. Can you blame me though… Really?
So let’s move on to the concept actual products: One that I’m sure most of you will probably be familiar with by now. EarlyBird Snacks aim to deliver the highest quality, healthy snacks right to your door in order to ensure you can eat well whilst on the go.
You’re probably thinking, ‘Okay, so pretty much like another form of Graze Boxes, then?’
Now I have received Graze Boxes myself in the past – and I should say now that EarlyBird Snacks are on a whole new level. I also want to stress that I am very honest on my blog – and only take the time out of my day to review products I feel should be praised and shared with like minded foodies. And that’s exactly what I’m doing with these guys; in fact, as soon as I opened up their (beautiful!) packaging and saw the impressive snacks that they had to offer, I knew it was love.
Their handbag friendly boxes of heaven are absolutely crammed with carefully thought out and more significantly – nutritionist approved bites that are also 100% free from preservatives, refined sugars, additives, flavours or colours.
So if you’re a sucker for dried fruit and nuts for example, but not so keen on the idea of them being coated in sweeteners and palm oils (like a lot of them on the market are) – then these bad boys might just be the answer to your every snack-a-lackin need.
As the slogan is plastered all over their boxes and website, EarlyBird snacks aim to help you ‘Eat Differently’.
Weeeeell, think about it. Many of you are balancing uni life along with a part time job – and that can leave little time for you to even think about pre-preparing some snacks to take out with you. Although the intention may be there – realistically, it’s just not always possible. Ya feel me?
And thus – you often find yourself diving in to the nearest shop for a ‘Meh, this will do’ cereal bar, or perhaps a salty packet of crisps paired with a sad tub of pre-chopped fruit to power you through your afternoon. Sure, you could be doing worse – but if you add it up, not only is this not the best bet for your health – but also for your bank balance. I mean, I could personally go in to a shop and pick up some necessities for the day that clock up to nearly a tenner – and that’s just for drinks and food for one day.
Having said that, I really don’t mind spending my money on food; ultimately it’s my passion – and your health is your greatest wealth at the end of the day. So it goes with out saying that it would be pretty ideal if you could put that money in to a delivery box that will sort out all your more snacks for you: So that all you really have to do is throw them in your bag and… Well, eat. My kinda deal!
I think it’s always pretty good to know when I leave the house and to commence with my daily grind that I have some tasty, nurturing and genuinely satisfying snacks to keep ‘Hangry Sophie’ well at bay.
(Trust: You really don’t wanna meet Hangry Sophie. The words ‘irritable’, ‘snappy’ and ‘bitch’ instantly come to mind.)
So how’s about we take a look at zee goods?
EarlyBird have teamed up with some top health brands to feature in their boxes – and here you’ll find Superfoodies Pineapple Chia Pud, which requires water and a spoon for a nutrient dense quick breakfast or snack for busy mornings.
You’ll also find their ‘Raw Florentines’ mix (raw chocolate raisins, slivered almonds and cranberries), their ‘Coco Cranberry’ mix (coconut bites, pumpkin seeds and cranberries) and their ‘Jumping Beans’ – a mix of beans and pistachios to tantalise your every taste bud.
Note how you have both sweet and savoury feed going on here – so there’s something for every craving that may creep up through out the day!
Say hello to the second box, where you’ll be delighted to discover Wasabi Wheatgrass Kale Chips, their ‘Raspberry Coconut Jelly’ (coconut chips, raspberry coconut chips and raspberry fruit drops), ‘Chestnuts By The Fire’ (YES YES YES!) and ‘Flat Pack Brownie’ – with Ombar mylk chocolate buttons, dates and pecans: Kinda like a deconstructed raw brownie.
They’ll repeat their snacks through out the boxes, but introduce new friends like their ‘Kiwi Crisps’ – absolutely not of Aussie origins, just FYI.
Each snack box has a particular ‘Badge of Health’ to clearly guide you through, so you know a little more about what you’re eating. Always helpful!
And for the more macro conscious foodie – you’ll be pleased to find that you can get the full nutritional info inside the booklet, which is included in every box!
If you feel like stepping up your snack game, then head on over to the EarlyBird website HERE to get try a box (or two!) out for yourself…
Let me know if you give them a go – I would love to hear your thoughts! Enjoy, lovers.