Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – September 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 Deluxe Box
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: Save 50% off your first box with code DELUXE10
Use code MSA20 to save $20 off a 12-month subscription
The Products: 10-16 snacks that are organic, natural, and/or free from artificial ingredients.
Ships to: US (free), and now Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom (don’t know about shipping costs to those other countries, though, and am not sure whether the box contents will be the same as the US box or not)
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The box came with this information card, which basically directs you to their website. I have to admit, I liked the old brochures more – you could instantly tell which snacks were vegan, gluten free, etc. Now you have to read the tiny print of the ingredients lists, instead…
There are also usually some coupons for the included products and/or some product literature.
Black Forest Organic Gummy Cherries (4 oz x 2) – Value $2.92
OK, this item was a total fail for us. These, like most gummies, have gelatin in them, so I couldn’t eat them. (For what it’s worth, Love with Food does not promise to be a vegetarian box.) My husband didn’t want to try them because they are little sugar bombs and we are trying to reduce our sugar intake. One serving has 20 grams of sugar, which is huge. These two bags together have ONE HUNDRED GRAMS OF SUGAR. I put these on the “free snacks” table at work.
I was reviewing items for points on the Love with Food site when I saw this. Not cool. I have sent them an email to let them know this product is definitely not vegetarian and they should remove that label.
Janis & Melanie Key Lime Cookies (1.5 oz) – Value $2
My husband and I split these and we liked them. They have a good texture for packaged cookies and a subtle lime flavor. I actually used points in the Love with Food shop to order more of these.
Janis & Melanie Original Cheese Straws (1.5 oz) – Value $2
My husband and I split these as well. I am all about cheese in snacks and we both thought these were good. The texture was not too hard and I like how they don’t have artificial colors. They have some cayenne so they are just a touch spicy. I also got some of these from the Love with Food shop with points.
Go Organic Candies (3 pieces) – Value $0.37
There are usually some small or hard candies in Love with Food. This month it was these little guys from Go Organic.
The Daily Crave Breaking News Aged White Cheddar Lentil Chips (1 oz) – Value $0.83
These were another win for me. They are mostly starch so they won’t be an everyday food, but, you know, CHEESE FLAVOR. This is the third item from this month I bought with Love with Food points.
Oregon Chai Original Chai Tea Latte Powdered Mix (1.1 oz x 2) – Value $1.32
This is one thing from the box I haven’t tried yet. My husband is just getting over a cold and I got it from him and am feeling pretty congested at the moment. So we are not really wanting to consume something with lots of milk right now. We are definitely tea drinkers, though.
Lance Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bite Size Sandwich Crackers (1 oz) – Value $0.78
My husband said these tasted like vending machine food. I guess he is right, but these are from Lance, and vending machine food is one thing Lance does well! I liked these fairly well and you couldn’t even tell the crackers were gluten free. (Crackers are one of the easiest gluten free items to reproduce in terms of texture.)
Homeplate Creamy Peanut Butter in Honey Flavor (1.15 oz) – Value $1.11
Packets of peanut butter are always hits around here. I prefer no sugars in mine, but I don’t mind trying something like this once. This was a lot smoother and creamer than other peanut butters in packets and had less separation.
Cave Man Dark Chocolate Almond Coconut Nutrition Bar (1.4 oz) – Value $1.39
I’ve had these before from somewhere. Maybe a fitness box? Anyway, I like dark chocolate, almond, and coconuts and I regularly consume protein bars, so I enjoyed this. It won’t replace my KIND bars (the low sugar ones) or Quest bars, but it is nice to mix things up every now and then.
Cosmos Creations Coconut Crunch (0.5 oz) – Value $0.60
Cosmos Creations Caramel Apple Crisp (0.5 oz) – Value $0.60
This is some sort of puffed corn. I actually thought both were pretty good, and not too hard. The coconut crunch one tasted like caramel to me. But that is not a problem as far as I am concerned!
Laughing Giraffe Organics Vanilla Snakaroon (0.5 oz) – Value $1.11
Laughing Giraffe Organics Chocolate Snakaroon (0.5 oz) – Value $1.11
I like coconut so I was a fan of these. They are similar to the Emmy’s macaroons, if you have ever had those, but a little bit smaller. These do not hold together particularly well, though. I tried to cut each one in half to share with my husband but they pretty much disintegrated. (I also am not sure I would pay $1.11 for a single macaroon…)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $16.14 for the September 2016 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is about what I’ve come to expect from Love with Food. Although the cherry gummies were not a win for us this month, overall, my opinion of the box is positive. I think this is the first time I have used points to buy repeats of actual items from my box (as opposed to a mystery box or something) from the Love with Food shop, and I actually got three different items, not just one. It is definitely important to review your snacks for points because that is where a lot of the value in this subscription comes in. (If I hadn’t used the points, I would’ve had to pay $59.97 for what I purchased.)
What do you think of the September 2016 Love with Food box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?