Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – January 2016
Love with Food is a monthly snack and food sampling subscription box. They send only natural and organic snacks and donate a meal to charity for each box sold. They offer a smaller “tasting” box with 8+ snacks per month, a “deluxe” box with 16-20 snacks per month, and a gluten free box with 10-15 gluten free snacks per month. This is a review of the deluxe box.
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The Subscription Box: Love with Food
The Cost: $9.99 a month for the “tasting” box, $19.95 a month for the “deluxe” box, and $24.99 a month for the gluten free box. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA20 and save $20 of an annual Deluxe Box subscription
Save 40% off your first tasting box. No code needed, just use this link.
The Products: 10-16 snacks that are organic, natural, and/or free from artificial ingredients.
Ships to: US (free).
Each Love with Food box comes with a brochure listing all the products. I really like that they list all the ingredients here and indicate which are vegan, gluten free, etc.
Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Bar by Caveman Foods (1.4 oz) – Value $1.67
This had a chocolate coating on the bottom and chocolate drizzle over the top, which made it feel like there was more chocolate there than there actually was. (This is a good thing.) This wrapper says “paleo inspired” but has some refined sugars in it so is not really a paleo food.
Milk Chocolate with Cornflakes by Ritter Sport (0.6 oz) – Value $0.51
I have seen these in Whole Foods for years but never bought one. This was delicious and just a little bit crunchy from the cornflakes but then, I love most milk chocolate. I believe different flavors were sent out since the brochure didn’t specify.
Chocolate Power O’s Cereal by Love Grown Foods (1.1 oz) – Value $0.49
These were definitely not made from grain (you could tell based on the texture), but they weren’t totally beany, either. Maybe I have become accustomed to health food, but I actually found this better than the chocolate cereal I remember from when I was a kid.
Original Premium Smoked Pork Snack Stick by Dimario Foods (1 oz) – Value $1.21
As you may know, I am a vegetarian. My fiancé doesn’t typically eat this sort of snack, so I put it on the table in the kitchen at work. It disappeared within a day so I’m sure someone enjoyed it.
Corn and Sea Salt Chips by The Better Chip (1.5 oz) – Value $0.92
Jalapeno and Sea Salt Chips by The Better Chip (1.5 oz) – Value $1.19
The price discrepancy is because these are available from different sellers on Amazon. I love that these are whole grain, and they include whole vegetables mixed right in with the masa. They didn’t taste too vegetable-y (I know that’s not a word…) to me, but maybe that is because corn and jalapeno flavors seem to work really well with tortilla chips in the first place (unlike chips where you see, say, kale mixed in).
Almond Butter Energy Balls by Betty Lou’s – Value $1.42
Cashew Pecan Energy Balls by Betty Lou’s – Value $1.42
These were chewy and crunchy at the same time because they had little nut pieces in them. My favorites were the almond ones – for some reason, although I love cashews, I have never been a fan of cashew butter. But I love everything almond!
Peanut Butter Mini Breakfast Cookie by Erin Baker’s – Value $0.75
I am normally not big on packaged cookies, but these were soft which won some points for sure. Also I appreciate that they were small because if you have ever looked at other breakfast cookies, you’ll see they can be over 400 calories.
Mini Wafers by Loacker (0.35 oz, two wafers) – Value $0.88
Whenever I get wafer cookies, I always remember that I like them. But I almost never have them because I don’t ever think to buy them. These were pretty typical. I like the small size. (I am trying to lose weight right now so anything that helps with portion control is good.)
Handmade Sea Salt Caramel by Annie B’s (two pieces) – Value $1
Caramels are another hit for me. The salt level was pretty low but the best thing was that these were not too sticky (I gave one to my fiancé, who just got a crown put on last week…).
Baked Mac N’ Cheese Puffs by Snikiddy (0.75 oz, two bags) – Value $1.32
I’ve had other Snikiddy snacks and liked them. But these reminded me of cornstarch packing peanuts dusted with cheese powder (according to the ingredients list, that’s not too far off the mark). They really stuck in my teeth, too. I was not a fan.
Rosemary Truffle Gourmet Popcorn by Pop Art (1 oz) – Value $1.50
Now this, I liked a lot. You could definitely detect the rosemary, but it wasn’t overpowering. I’m honestly not sure what truffles taste like because I tend not to like to eat multicellular fungi (it’s a texture thing), especially super expensive ones. My fiancé told me this smelled bad while I was eating it, though, so keep that in mind if you’re thinking of taking this to work.
Most Love with Food boxes come with coupons and/or product literature relating to the items in the box, as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $15.03 for the January 2016 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is somewhat low, but last month was a super good month. This subscription seems to swing a lot in value from month to month. If you buy a longer-term subscription with a coupon or voucher from a deal site, that can help increase the value, as can reviewing your snacks for points (which can then be redeemed in the Love with Food shop). In the end, although I wish there had been a bit more included (perhaps a few more duplicate items?), I was happy to discover a lot of new snacks. Although I was familiar with some of the brands, I don’t think I’ve gotten any of these particular items in a subscription box before, and that’s always nice!
What do you think of the January 2016 Love with Food box?