Snack Wars

HK Magazine - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

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

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