Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – March 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.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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. Free U.S. shipping. $3.99 International shipping.
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
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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 is usually some product literature in Love with Food. This month there was a rather large Vitacost catalog/promo piece. (You can get a lot of the Love with Food snacks from Vitacost.)
18 Rabbits Date, Pecan, and Coconut Bar (1.6 oz.)– Value $1.83 (buy a case of 12 for $22)
This was pretty standard for a date bar. The coconut was definitely the most prominent flavor for me, but I think the pecans were noticeable as well. This is a brand that you will see in Love with Food every so often.
Route 11 Potato Chips in Dill Pickle (1 oz.) – Value $1.25 (buy a pack of 12 for $15)
These were kind of like salt and vinegar kettle chips but with a LOT of dill. I found them better than regular salt and vinegar chips (I’m not normally a salt and vinegar fan) although the dill was quite strong and I’m not sure how I feel about that.The texture of the chips was great.
Monbana Chocolate “Salon de The” (2 servings) – Total Value $3.34 (buy a pack of 12 for $19.99)
I think this is a European brand because it is difficult to find for sale in the U.S. It was decent for cocoa but nothing earth-shattering.
Tree Hugger All Natural Bubble Gum (2 pieces) – Total Value $0.44 (buy a pack of 40 for $8.99)
Lately, I am chewing all kinds of gum from subscription boxes. I think because I am probably going to have to get braces next month and I’m trying to get my fix now. This had a mild citrus flavor but wasn’t particularly exciting for me otherwise.
Bali’s Best Espresso Candy (3 pieces) – Total Value $0.60 (buy a pack of 100 for $19.99)
Anything with “coffee,” “mocha,” “espresso,” or similar in the name goes immediately to my husband because I just don’t like coffee at all. He was happy to have these.
Here is what the cocoa looks like when mixed with warm skim milk.
Tasty Brand Organic Chocolate Emoji-Shaped Cookies (1 oz) – Value $1.25 (buy a pack of 20 for $25)
Maybe I am showing my age (I turn 40 later this year) but I am just not into using emojis. They are everywhere, though, including in these cookies. These are your basic hard, packaged cookies – not something I can really get excited about, but far from the worst cookies I’ve ever gotten from Love with Food (I think the title of worst cookies from Love with Food goes to the Goodie Girl quinoa chocolate chip cookies, which were as hard as rocks and about that flavorful, too…). All the Tasty Brand products I have encountered so far (including these) is vegan.
Hippeas in Vegan White Cheddar (1 oz) – Value $1.25 on Amazon (buy a pack of 24 for $29.93)
I think I received these before in a box, probably Vegan Cuts. They are a little firmer than the Beanitos mac & cheese crunch (which is my current obsession) and they don’t taste anything like actual cheddar, but they are not bad to snack on. These are made from chickpea flour.
Wild Garden Snack Box to Go with Traditional Hummus and The Daily Crave Veggie Chips (2.36 oz) – Value $2.22 (buy a pack of 9 for $19.99)
I like Wild Garden hummus but I don’t like the packaging – it is actually quite difficult to get the hummus where you want it without it touching all over the side of the little squeeze pouch. So I squeezed it all out on a plate. I think the idea behind these “to go” boxes is handy – hummus AND something to put it on, although I’m not sold on the “veggie” chips, which are mostly potato starch with a bit of veggie powder for color.
Wise Popcorn in Sea Salt, 30% Reduced Fat (2 bags x 0.5 oz) – Value $0.64 (buy 5, 5.5 oz. bags for $17.45)
I’ve had this a few times before. Bulu Box was sending out a lot of it in previous months. It is all right as packaged popcorn goes and also handy if you don’t have access to a microwave.
Enstrom Almond Toffee in Milk Chocolate (2 pieces x 0.75 oz) – Total Value $1.60 (buy a pack of 25 for $19.99)
I think this was the stand-out for me this month. Because milk chocolate. The toffee in the middle (which was most of the product, actually) was quite good and the almonds added a nice textural component. As soon as I catch up on reviews for Love with Food I am ordering some of this with points.
Torie & Howard Chewie Fruities (1.27 oz) – Value $1.25 (buy a pack of 20 for $25)
These are a lot like Starburst, but perhaps with better ingredients. They are also vegetarian (Starburst contain gelatin) so I was able to eat them. They are not too sticky on the teeth, though I had a heck of a time getting the wrappers off some of them.
Ruger2 Vanilla Cream Filled (1.6 oz) – Value $1.67 (buy a pack of 6 for $9.99)
These don’t actually have much cream filling. They have a texture similar to wafer cookies (despite the appearance, they are much more like wafer cookies than waffles). I think they would be good with some kind of chocolate spread on top because they are a little plain on their own.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $17.34 for the March 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is somewhat below the cost of the subscription on a month-to-month basis. However, by using the DELUXE10 coupon or purchasing a multi-month subscription (and using our MSA20 coupon), you can bring your own cost down, making the value better. Also, don’t forget to review your snacks for points that can be redeemed in the Love with Food shop.
As for the contents this month, they weren’t terribly exciting for me. Nothing tasted awful and everything was vegetarian, I just wasn’t wowed by the box contents, many of which were just OK. Except for the milk chocolate almond toffee. That was wonderful. Many of the items were new for me, which was also nice. Overall, this was a solid month, if not personally very exciting, and about what you should expect from Love with Food.
What do you think of the March 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?