Office Snacks


When Caroline and I moved into our shared office space last year, we accidentally created an office snack drawer (filled with chocolate bars) and an afternoon ritual (eating them). Every afternoon around 4pm, we’d dig into cornflake chocolate bars or peanut butter truffles. In honor of the New Year, we decided it was time for a snack-drawer makeover.

So we turned to NatureBox, the healthy snack subscription service. For years, our family has eaten their snacks for school lunches and playdates, but they’re also perfect to keep at the office.
For afternoon munchies, their dark cocoa almonds are SO GOOD (and healthier than candy). They have more than 100 snacks, and our favorites include the sriracha cashews, blueberry Greek yogurt pretzels, coconut date energy bites, chocolate banana chips, carrot strawberry fruit chews and apple pie oat clusters. And they have kale chips now, too. (You can see their full snack collection here. So good.)
Today, NatureBox is giving one lucky reader a 12-month subscription. That’s an entire year of snacks. To enter, check out their snack catalog and pick your favorite snack, then tell us your choice in the comments below. A winner will be chosen tomorrow at random. (Update: The winner has been e-mailed. Thanks for playing!)

Bonus for all readers: If you’d like to try a free sampler box, click here.
Caroline says we look like we’re running for re-election of something.

Thank you!

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(Photos by Yossy Arefi for Cup of Jo. This post is sponsored by NatureBox, a brand I have loved for years. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only, thank you!)

  1. All of them look mouth-watering, but the garlic plantains … oh!

  2. apple pie oat clusters sound amazing!

  3. The two of you are so sweet, love you guys! xox

  4. So I’m super late on this, and you probably won’t read it because it doesn’t have to do with the give away, but can you tell me where your desk is from? is it IKEA? I’m trying to come up with a home office solution for my husband and I and yours looks pretty perfect.

  5. Sriracha Roasted Cashews, please!

  6. Chocolate banana bites, yum!

  7. Bb Greek yogurt pretzels yum!

  8. Citrus Kick Almonds!

  9. whoa !!! how did Caroline’s hair grow so fast? i need some of whatever you’re taking! ha! lovely photo ladies. :)

  10. Blueberry yogurt pretzels look insane! Fingers crossed for a win!!

  11. I’m intrigued by the guacamole bites and would love to try the sour cream and onion almonds. Yum!

  12. Haha, you do look like you’re running for re-election (or something) — I think it’s the posed arms/hands! ;)

  13. Chocolate banana chips too!

  14. Mini dates, so yummy!

  15. The Coconut Date Energy Bites & French Vanilla Almond Granola look so yummy. Thx!

  16. The blueberry greek yogurt pretzels look super yummy. I’m the worst at afternoon office snacking (and may have just eaten a Slim Jim):/

  17. kz says...

    Pistachio Power Cluster for sure.

  18. I’d love to try the cinnamon spiced almonds and coconut date energy bites!

  19. Salt & Pepper Lentil Loops. Mmmm. :)

  20. I would put all the salted caramel pretzel pops in my mouth at once.

  21. Snacking is preferred way to get my food…I would love to try everything Naturebox has to offer but more specifically the Poppy Seed Sticks and the Whole Wheat Blueberry Figgy Bars!

  22. I really like that water bottle sitting on your desk. The blue print with the coppery/gold top. Where is that from?

  23. I’m pregnant and super snacky ALL THE TIME. And I feel like I never know what healthy snacks to get that will last out of the fridge and in my desk drawer. This is a great tip!

  24. Thank you! Chocolate banana chips, everything bagel stix and roasted garlic pumpkin seeds. Yum.

  25. Totally off topic, but I love Caroline’s blouse – can you say where its from? Thanks!

  26. I have a lot of dietary restrictions, so it’s super hard choosing snacks. It looks like they have a bunch. I think I’d most like to try the jalapeno cashews. Yum!

  27. Parmesan Garlic Pop Pops look yummy!

  28. We’re GF. Curious about masa crisps.

  29. cocoa almonds, yum!

  30. Such a great variety of offerings! I’d love to have some kale chips and num nums tucked away in my office drawer!

  31. Would love to try the Mocha Almond Bars! they look awesome! Have to try this place out!

  32. SO many to choose from! My mouth is watering looking at these. I’ll be ordering my free trial box after this!

    I think the asiago and cheddar cheese strips look amazing!

  33. Any of the flavored pistachios look amazing!

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  35. I love those cocoa almonds!

  36. Yum! A year of snacks sounds like the best prize to win ever!

  37. Chocolate banana chips? Yes, please!

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  39. Lemon Tea Biscuits would pair nicely with my afternoon tea!

  40. - says...

    Those pistachio power clusters look amazing! Savory and sweet all in one bite :)

  41. I would love to try the whole wheat lemon figgy bars.

  42. Sriracha Pops! They look amazing and interesting.

  43. Yum, chipotle maple almonds – a little bit of salty, a little bit of sweet!

  44. Kale chips sound amazing to me :)

  45. those coconut date energy bites sound amazing!!!

  46. Those italian bistro pretzels sound amazing!

  47. I would love the sriracha cashews

  48. em says...

    Parmesan Garlic Pop Pops yum!

  49. BBQ kettle kernels!

  50. I love naturebox! The coconut cashews are my favorite.

  51. Ohhhh… I could devour some Coffee Kettle Popcorn right now!

  52. Omgoodness!!! They have so many yummy choices!! I think I’d live everything they have!!! Yummm

  53. Dark Cocoa Nom Noms!

  54. Je says...

    Dark Chocolate almonds. Def!

  55. figgy bars forever!

  56. Oh my!!! So many things needed on this front! Including, but not limited to mini dates, peanuts, pop pops, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, kettle kernels, rice crackers, crispy chews, poppy seed sticks, ALL the dried fruits, sea peas, cheddar crisps and sticks, etc. Whoo!

  57. Honey Macadamia Pretzel Pops sound AMAZING!

  58. Sriracha Roasted Cashews!

  59. I would love to try several of the snacks such as the toasted cheddar six, parmesan garlic pop pops and the mango orange chews.

  60. Everything looks great, but those salted caramel pretzel pops look amazing! Did I somehow find the least healthy thing they offer?

  61. I’m curious to try the Dutch Cocoa Sun-Crunch. Sounds delicious and nutritious.

  62. sticking with the classic – Greek yogurt pretzels!

  63. Banana bread granola. YES.

  64. Sriracha roasted cashews please!

  65. Ooooh yes! I love their dried pineapple :)

  66. The antioxidant boost mix looks delicious!

  67. us says...

    Dark cocoa almonds are right up my alley!

  68. Sriracha cashews or the apple pie clusters!

  69. Anything with chocolate. I would love to try naturebox

  70. Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops sounds too good to pass up!

  71. I love the dried mango!

  72. Asiago and Cheddar Cheese Crisps – I NEED THOSE! Definitely forwarding this to my big sister – she’s been trying to get her son to try healthy snacks for months, and I think this is the perfect solution.

  73. The pumpkin spice nom noms (great name) look delicious. And basically any seed–pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds… YUM!

    P.S. Your office has the most beautiful light! My house gets good light in the winter when the leaves are gone and I love it. Part of me doesn’t want Spring because my good light will be gone :-( Does yours last into the new seasons? You may not have been there long enough to have seen all the seasons. I forget.

  74. I’ve been wanting to try these forever – the poppy seed sticks look awesome.

  75. Oh definitely the chocolate cocoa almonds. I LOVE those!

  76. OMG Sourdough Cheddar Bites! Mocha Almond Bars! YUM!

  77. Sourdough cheddar pretzels come to me!

  78. guacamole bites!

  79. Kale chips or cocoa almonds.

  80. what a great giveaway! I would have to go with the cocoa almonds.

  81. Salted Caramel Pretzel Pops- OMG!!!!!

  82. The apple pit oat clusters look great – like something I would aim to make for the kids and me, but never finding the right/enough time to do it!

  83. Dark Chocolate Berry Trail mix!

  84. Sriracha Roast Cashews sounds delicious!

  85. So many yummy choices but the pumpkin spice nom moms look right up my alley!

  86. I’ve never heard of this concept before! How clever!
    Since I’m a sucker for spicy things, the Kung Pao Pretzels sound exceptionally delicious :)

  87. A says...

    I love snacks!
    Peanut Butter Nom Noms FTW!