We snack a whole lot in our office, as I’m sure any brain-tired office drone is wont to do at 4pm on a Wednesday. I’m sheepishly glancing at the pack of Pepperidge Farm cookies on my desk right now, but there are plenty of healthier alternatives in Hong Kong nowadays: especially ones that deliver straight to your desk or home. We tried two such services in the office recently: (chewswize.com; $44 for first box, $88 thereafter) delivers weekly customized sets of portion-controlled snacks depending on your preferences and needs, all of which are free of preservatives and additives. Best of all, it’s health food that doesn’t try to deceive you into thinking that it’s something it’s not: You just get wholesome, natural snacks. We loved the “Bananas on Fire” spicy banana chips, as well as the moreish parmesan popcorn bites. If you’re more of a substantial snacker, Guilt Free Food (guiltfreefood.com.hk) might be more up your alley. Guilt Free’s snacks are aimed to be brain and body fuel, themed around protein or energy ($79 for a box, $790 for 10-box subscription), making them lifesavers for hunger pangs between meals or especially during late nights at work: The Power box is paleo friendly, with packs of fruit, almonds, olives and a surprisingly tasty tomato chicken dish. The Thrive box is vegan friendly, with plenty of fruit and nuts and greens. We weren’t too convinced by the freshness of the fruit, but for clean snacking and convenience, Guilt Free Food does what it says on the tin.
Chewswize Snack on some Guilt Free grub