Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – February 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.
Super Seedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds Maple Sugar and Sea Salt (1 oz) – Value $1
These were one of my favorite discoveries of the box. They had a nutty texture and the maple sugar and sea salt worked so well together. There are a whole bunch of other flavors of this snack and I am definitely going to go looking for more.
Mini Jimmybar Clean Snack in Peanut Butter Clutter (23 g) – Value $1.37
I’ve had Jimmybars before. I think even this flavor. Anything with peanut butter is good as far as I’m concerned (but this is a good place to remind people that you should not expect this subscription to be allergen-free).
Mediterra Sesame Energy Bar with Orange and Honey (1.3 oz) – Value $2
This was delicious. It is sweet and flavored with orange peel and even though it is totally made of sesame seeds, it doesn’t have that Asian-style sesame flavor at all.
Simply Organic Steam Gourmet Parchment and Seasoning Kit (2 x 0.71 oz) – Value $5.09
I like getting pantry items although I momentarily panicked until I read the directions and realized you could just use this with something like potatoes and that meat and/or poultry was not required. So we bought some potatoes and are going to try oven-roasting them with this seasoning mix during the week as a side dish one night.
Artisan Tropic Plantain Strips with Sea Salt (1.75 oz) – Value $1.04
These had a great texture, which was not too crumbly nor too chewy, and although they were lightly salted, they weren’t too salty. Plantains are a good source of resistant starch which helps avoid insulin spikes and can also provide a great environment for gut bacteria.
Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins in Chocolate Chip (1.5 oz) – Value $2.37
Although I am not usually a big fan of hard packaged cookies, these had a satisfying crunch. About 25% of them were crumbled, though.
Belgian Boys All Natural Choco Liege Wafel (60 g) – Value $1.09
This was pretty soft. My fiancé spent a few years living in Belgium when he was growing up and sharing this with him caused him to reminisce about that time. So I guess it was authentic?
Natural Sins Crispy Mango Thins (1 oz) – Value $2.70
Love dried mango with pretty much any texture. Simple ingredients lists are always good, as well. And it was nice to have some dried fruit to balance out all the starchy stuff.
Ruby Rocket’s Stellar Strawberry (1 tube) – Value $0.56
This is one of the few things I haven’t yet tried. It is a non-dairy yogurt-type snack but I am still a little weirded out that it can sit out at room temperature. It’s made from fruits, veggies, chia seeds, creamed coconut, and pea protein, all of which I regularly consume in smoothies, so I’m sure it’s fine.
Organic Lollipops by Yum Earth (x 2) – Value $0.40
I think there were supposed to be three of these, haha. I’m not going to sue like the KitKat lady in England who was missing her wafers. Actually, I think this is pretty funny. Anyway, I’ve had lots of Yum Earth lollipops in the past thanks to subscription boxes. They’re nice to satisfy a sweet craving without going overboard.
Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Pumpkin Granola (1.9 oz) – Value $0.81
I like how this has a lot of fiber, protein, and whole grains. It’s also non-GMO and organic. I had some yogurt to finish off (we bought it for a recipe) so I used this as a topping.
Pop Chips Boardwalk Kettle Corn (0.8 oz) – Value $0.86
I think this is the first time I have had Pop Chips. They definitely had that kettle corn sweetness and I was a fan of the texture.
Baron Chocolatier Premium Milk Chocolate with Toffee Crunch (1.76 oz) – Value $1.19
This was the first thing to disappear from the box. There wasn’t as much toffee in there as the picture on the bar shows, but that’s OK. This was still delicious.
Liddabit Sea Salt Caramels (x 2) – Value $1.33
Caramels are always a hit around here. My fiancé and I did have to be careful about our dental work, though – these were a bit sticky.
Every Love with Food box comes with some coupons and/or product literature.
This box also came with a voucher for Hello Fresh.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $21.81 for the February 2016 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is slightly higher than the cost of a subscription on a month-to-month basis and not bad at all if you use a promo code or voucher or sign up for a longer subscription. (Of course you can also review your snacks for points, which are good towards Love with Food shop purchases.) I liked pretty much everything and most of the items were new to me.
What do you think of the February 2016 Love with Food box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?