Love with Food Subscription Box Review & Coupon – May 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 “Fiesta! Fiesta!”
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.
Spinach & Kale Corn Chips by The Better Chip (2 oz.)- value $.99
These chips are gluten free, vegan, and non-GMO verified. I was a little hesitant about them because I’m not usually a huge fan of kale chips, but I really like them! The spinach and kale flavors are definitely there, but the prominent flavor is corn.
PB Thins 100 Calorie Pack (.81 oz.)- value $.90
Dick and Jane Smart Snacks (.88 oz.)- value $.67
I’d describe PB thins as a cookie/cracker hybrid with a surprisingly tangy flavor. At first, I found the tanginess a little off-putting, but the crackers grew on me a bit after the second bite.
I’ve never seen Smart Snacks before, and I think they are such a great idea! This packet helps teach “English + Spanish,” and each cookie is stamped with an image and the word for it in both English and Spanish. Here’s an example:
I love the idea of an educational snack! The cookies themselves are similar to animal crackers (maybe a little sweeter). Smart Snacks are also available imprinted with States & Capitals or with the US Presidents.
Sea Salt & Vinegar Inka Corn (1.7 oz.)- value $.90
Mini Lemon Burst Cookies by Home Free (.4 oz)- value $.44
Salt & vinegar chips are a favorite indulgence or mine, so I was excited to try these Sea Salt & Vinegar Inka Corn snacks. Unfortunately, I don’t think the salt & vinegar combination works quite as well with corn as it does with potato chips. Still, I like the corn snacks themselves, and I’m sure I’d enjoy both their original and spicy flavors.
I’ve tried Home Free snacks before, and I’ve been impressed with their gluten free chocolate chip cookies. These are pretty good too- and very lemony!
Coconut & Pink Guave Fruit Ice by Smooze! (2.2 oz.)- value $.88
Hibiscus Creamed Honey by Vintage Bee (1 packet)- value $.40?
I’m so excited that Love with Food included a freezer snack in this box! It’s currently in my freezer hardening up, but I think the flavor sounds great, and I can’t wait to try it.
I have a terrible sweet tooth, so I’m always happy to see candy in food boxes. I like these a lot, and I think the Blood Orange Candy tastes a lot like real blood orange.
When I was a kid, my mom used to buy honey sticks from the farmers’ market to put in my lunch bag. This packaging reminds me a little of those. I’ve never had Hibiscus Honey before, and I like it. It’s blood red in color, and the flavor is great. My only complaint is that the addition of the hibiscus gives the honey an unusual texture. It’s a little gritty, maybe? The texture wasn’t a bad thing, necessarily, but the honey didn’t have the smooth consistency I was expecting. On toast, I probably wouldn’t notice it, though.
Verdict: This might be my favorite Love with Food Tasting Box yet! I love that they included a frozen snack, and I think the Smart cookies are such a great discovery. This month, the value comes to just over $5. The Love with Food Tasting Box doesn’t provide sky-high value, but I think it’s a great way to discover products that are healthy, delicious, and junk-free. 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 May Love with Food box?