Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – February 2017
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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 2/15, use coupon code VDAY2017 to save $10 off a 6-month or longer subscription and get a bonus Sweet box ($20 value)
COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save $20 off a 12-month subscription
Save 50% off your first box with code DELUXE10
The Products: 16-20 snacks that are organic, natural, and/or free from artificial ingredients.
Ships to: U.S., U.S. territories and APO/FPO/DPO addresses, 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…
Blue Diamond Mini Nut Thins in Hint of Sea Salt (0.84 oz) – Value $0.69
We were familiar with this product because my husband has been buying the Asiago cheese version for awhile. These have a light texture and probably need a dip or something because they’re a little plain on their own.
Brownie Brittle in Salted Caramel with Dark Drizzle (1 oz x 2) – Total Value $2.30
This is another familiar product for us; we have received these in several past subscription boxes. These are pretty good and I do like the salted caramel flavor, though I also have to disagree with the person who invented them – the gooey, uncooked center is the best part of the brownie, not the edges (which these are designed to mimic).
Watusee Foods Organic Chickpeatos in Tomato Basil (1 oz) – Value $1.39
These were fairly standard chickpea snacks. The tomato basil flavor was there but it was mild. These did not taste as salty as the ones from Saffron Road, but I didn’t think to check the sodium level.
Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash Butter Cookies (1 oz x 2) – Value $2.08
These were decent for packaged butter cookies (I am not a huge fan of packaged cookies), with a fairly good texture and a fun shape. If I was the sort of person to eat canned frosting (I’m not, at least not anymore), these would be good dipped directly into the can.
Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops (5) – Value $0.86
You’ll usually get some small candies in Love with Food, and Yummy Earth is a common brand. These were different flavors (they were labeled). I haven’t tried them all yet, but I do think I can at least tell the difference among the few I have had.
Pretzel Perfection Twice-Baked Pretzel Snacks in Chipotle BBQ (1 oz) – Value $1.73
These are gluten free and thus mostly starch. These are way better than the tomato basil ones we received back in July (which didn’t have any basil in them…). The texture is not bad for a GF item.
Iwon! Nutrition Protein Chips in Cinnamon French Toast (1.85 oz) – Value $3.49
The flavor of these was very good, but they were hard to eat. I think they are mostly pea protein and they are super dry. My husband actually didn’t finish his half of the bag because they kept making him cough as they went down.
Annie Chun’s Seaweed Crisps (1.27 oz) – Value $2.29
I was familiar with this brand because we’ve bought their whole wheat Pad Thai noodles from Whole Foods before. I actually like these. They have the standard seaweed snack flavor but a rice cracker backing so they are more substantial than the traditional seaweed snack.
Laughing Giraffe Organics Lemon Snakaroon (0.5 oz) – Value $0.99
I will admit that the coconut-based cookie brands all run together for me, but I like them. These were no exception. I’m kind of glad there was only one because coconut has a ton of calories. These held together well for coconut cookies, which is nice.
Heavenly Organics Mint Chocolate Honey Patties (1.16 oz) – Value $2.07
These have only three ingredients – chocolate, mint extract, and honey. They are not thickened in any way so the middle is not at all like a York Peppermint Pattie, but they are free of gelatin so they are vegetarian.
Snikiddy Baked Mac n’ Cheese Puffs (0.75 oz) – Value $1.11
We have received these before from Love with Food. I like the flavor, but I am not a fan overall. These are like what you would get if you dusted “cheez” powder on cornstarch packing peanuts. Maybe 15% goes down your throat and the rest sticks to your teeth.
Hagensborg Chocolate Truffle Pig in Milk Caramel (0.4 oz) – Value $1.05
Hagensborg Chocolate Truffle Pig in Dark Peppermint (0.4 oz) – Value $1.05
I am pretty sure I’ve had these before but I think I inhaled them so quickly I did not realize they were shaped like little pigs. How cute! I liked both but I’m going to be honest, the milk caramel one was my favorite. I do like dark chocolate and I know it’s better for you than milk chocolate, but I am a milk chocolate girl at heart.
(Also, I get a kick out of receiving these because we call Nyx “Truffle Pig” since she is always rooting around on the floor for something; I guess it’s a side effect of being on prednisone and being extra hungry all the time.)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $21.10 for the February 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is the second month in a row this has come in over the cost of the subscription, which is wonderful. There was a nice mix of known brands and new items for me. While not everything was a hit, I did appreciate the chance to try a variety of different items (sweet snacks, savory snacks, etc.). Also, don’t forget to review the items in your box for points, which you can redeem on free snacks (and now other pantry items) in the Love with Food Shop.
What do you think of the February 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?