Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – November 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.
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This review is of the Deluxe, $19.95 a month, box.
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: Use code MSA20 to save $20 off a 12-month subscription
Save 50% off your first box with code DELUXE10
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. There were also some vouchers this month for Hello Fresh and Naked Wines. (Raise your hand if you don’t have 400 of each of those already…)
Mrs. Thinster’s Cookie Thins in Pumpkin Spice (4 oz) – Value $2.99?
This was a really generously-sized bag of cookies. We’ve received this brand before and there is something satisfying about the crunch (plus they taste good), and coming from me, that’s saying something, since I don’t usually like hard packaged cookies for texture reasons.
These are a seasonal item and I am having a hard time finding them for sale online so I’ve assigned them a value of another variety of Mrs. Thinster’s cookies.
Wise Cinnabon Popcorn (0.5 oz x 2) – Value $0.45
This was OK but nothing spectacular. I probably would’ve liked it more if it hadn’t disintegrated into a bunch of tiny pieces.
Marlo’s Soft-Baked Biscotti in Chocolate Chip Brownie (1 oz) – Value $1.33
My husband and I split this after dinner one night. We both agreed it would’ve been better to dip it in a hot drink like Crio-Bru (the flavor was fine and the texture was typical of biscotti).
PBThins (0.81 oz x 2) – Value $0.99
I actually don’t think these are very thin, but I do like the flavor quite a lot. They are from the same company that makes PB2, which is something I discovered via subscription boxes and now buy all the time.
Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps (1 oz x 2) – Value $0.80
I don’t buy pretzels too often (since they are made from refined grains) so these were a nice treat. They had a large surface area to volume ratio, which I liked. I ended up dipping them in hummus for lunch at work one day.
Shine Organics Purify (4.22 oz) – Value $2.25
This stuff is really sugary and despite the “kale” featured prominently in the name, it is mostly apple (aka cheap filler). It tastes mostly like applesauce and has that texture, too. And it is the color of applesauce.
Zouq Jubilee Mix (1 oz) – Value $1.08
I liked the combination of flavors and textures here, but the pieces were so small this was difficult to eat. (I am not one for holding pouches up to my mouth while sitting at my desk at work…)
Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks (0.8 oz) – Value $1
These were pretty standard fruit snacks. They are gelatin-free, which is a bonus for vegetarians like me.
Sunrype Fruit to Go in Apple Wildberry (0.5 oz) – Value $0.50
Another chewy fruit snack, but in strip/fruit leather form. Personally, I would prefer to just eat a piece of real fruit, but this might appeal to kids who are picky eaters. I did like stuff like this when I was younger.
Go Organic Chocolate Ginger Chews (3) – Value $1?
You’ll usually get some little candies in a Love with Food box. This month it was these chews, and I do like the texture of these more than I like hard candies, so these were appreciated.
Nutryttiva Banana + Chocolate Bar (0.88 oz x 2) – Value $2
I’ve seen variations of these in tons of food subscription boxes. Although I have to say, these were my favorites. They had a nice chocolate coating that didn’t crumble or flake off, and the banana and chocolate flavors went well together. (Note: These are not nearly as large as they probably appear on your screen.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $14.39 for the November 2016 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is almost the same as last month and is somewhat under the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis. You can improve the value somewhat by signing up for a multi-month subscription and/or using the DELUXE10 or MSA20 coupons.
Also, please don’t forget to review your items for points (plus you get points every month for subscribing). You can even review the items months and months later, there doesn’t seem to be a time limit. Then, when there is something in their shop you want, you can jump on it and get it free with points. I did this a few months ago (got $60 worth of stuff from the shop for free, which, averaged out, makes up for the lower monthly value). I noticed Love with Food just added a bunch of new products to their shop including Yogi Teas, Bob’s Red Mill Flours, and Aura Cacia essential oils, so there is now even more stuff you can spend your points on.
What do you think of the November 2016 Love with Food box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?