Love with Food Subscription Box Review & Coupon – Feb 2015
Love with Food is a monthly snack and food sampling subscription box. They only send natural and organic food and snacks, and for every box shipped they donate a meal to charity.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Love with Food
The Cost: $12/month for the tasting box ($10 per month with annual subscription), $19.95/month for the deluxe box ($17 per month with annual subscription), or $29/month for the gluten free box ($24.50 per month with annual subscription)
COUPON: Use our link to get your first box for free!
The Products: 8+ snacks that are organic, all natural, GMO-free, gluten-free, or free from artificial ingredients
Ships to: US
Each box comes with a brochure detailing the theme and the items selected for the month. This month’s theme is Mardi Gras, and the box (appropriately) included a string of plastic beads.
The brochure provides a quick description of the items included in the box and clearly outlines which items are gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, etc. I like that they display this information so prominently.
Snikiddy Baked Mac N’ Cheese Puffs– .75 oz, value $.94
Boulder Canyon Olive Oil Kettle Cooked Potato Chips– 1.5 oz, value $.85
I love cheese puffs, and these were delicious. They’re baked, in addition to being non-GMO and gluten free, but I thought they tasted just like (or better than) their fried counterparts. I’ll be keeping an eye out for these in the grocery store.
The kettle chips were also really tasty- and extra crispy like I expect good kettle chips to be. They’re also fried in olive oil and free from cholesterol, trans fats, and MSG.
Dolcetto Petites Lemon Wafer Bites– .7 oz, value $.83
Rise Almond Honey Protein Bar– .97 oz, value $1.04
Dilettante Toffee Crunch– 2 candies, value $.87
I was so excited to try these lemon wafer bites that I ripped open the package a little too vigorously and sent them flying across the room. Oops! (Luckily, I managed to salvage most of them.) Each bite is a crispy wafer pouch filled with lemon cream. The texture and flavor of the wafer is similar to Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes, and I thought the slightly tart lemon filling was nicely in balance with the sweeter cookie shell.
The Rise protein bar contains only 3 ingredients: almonds, honey, and whey protein. I think that’s incredible! I’ll admit that it wasn’t the prettiest protein bar I’ve seen (it looks like a log of dried peanut butter), but the flavor was excellent. It tastes exactly like what it’s made from.
These Dilettante Toffee Crunch Truffle Cremes are delicious. They’re silky and chocolaty with crunchy toffee bites mixed into the filling.
Chocolatiere Monbana Hot Chocolate– 1 sachet, value $.69
Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning– 2 packets, value $.04
Divine Milk Chocolate– 2 .18 oz candies, value $.50
This hot chocolate was created by French Master chocolatiers using 32% chocolate. In the spirit of full disclosure, I feel I should admit that I am a big hot chocolate snob. I make it with real chocolate, so powdered hot chocolate mixes rarely do it for me. That said, I thought this one wasn’t bad, and it gets pretty solid reviews (4/5) in the Love with Food shop.
One of my best friends is from New Orleans, and she puts Tony Chachere’s on EVERYTHING. So, for me, these little packets were perfect for the Mardi Gras theme. If you haven’t tried it before, the Creole seasoning is a mix of salt, garlic, red pepper, and other spices. You use it like a seasoned salt. Thanks to my friend, I’ve tried it on lots of foods before, but I particularly like it on French fries and scrambled eggs.
Divine Chocolate is the only fairtrade chocolate company owned by its cocoa farmers, and I think it’s always nice to know that the people behind a product are receiving a fair wage. These milk chocolate pieces are smooth and creamy, but my preferences lean more toward dark chocolate. I think my local Whole Foods carries Divine Chocolate, so I might pick up a dark chocolate bar to try the next time I’m there.
As always, Love with Food included a handful of coupons and promo cards.
Verdict: Overall, I really enjoyed this Love with Food box. I thought the Mardi Gras theme was fun, and I like that it was something a little different. (Valentine’s Day themes seem to be most popular in February, but can be tricky if subscribers don’t receive their boxes in time for the holiday.) Given the theme, I think it would have been nice to see another New Orleans or Louisiana brand featured, but that’s just a matter of personal preference. The value of the items adds up to $5.76, so if you’re looking for a high-value snack box, this isn’t it. That being said, I think Love with Food is good at choosing snacks that are delicious, and I like that their online store makes it easy to order more. It’s also nice to know that for each box purchased the company will donate a meal to a hungry American child. For me, knowing that my snacking has a charitable impact helps make up for the lower-than-ideal value of the box.
What do you think about the February Love with Food box?