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Love with Food Tasting Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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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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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Tasting, $9.99 a month, 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. Free U.S. shipping. $3.99 International shipping.

COUPON: Use code MSA20 to save $20 off a 12-month subscription

OR

Save 50% off your first box with code DELUXE10

The Products:  8+ snacks per month, that are either organic, gluten-free, GMO-free, all-natural or free of artificial additives

Ships to: The United States, U.S. Territories, and APO/FPO/DPO addresses

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This month’s theme is “Be The Change” and the snacks included are all-natural and meant to change “the way we snack.” Most snacks can be purchased in Love With Food’s snack shop.

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Burt’s Bees Protein Powder, 1.20 oz. – Value $3.49 (buy 4 packets for $13.99, 10 packets for $29.99, or a 21.5 oz. tub for $39.99 on Amazon)

Wow, I had no idea Burt’s Bees made protein powder! I drink a smoothie every morning, which always includes vanilla flavored whey protein, so I have happily replaced that to try this. One pouch contains 120 calories, 15 grams of protein (yay!) and 210 mg. of sodium (not so good). This equates to one serving, which was more than I’m used to adding into my usual blend, so I decided to split the pouch in half to cut down on a number of calories and sodium. It smells and tastes great, but I’m not sure the price is worth switching away from the Trader Joe’s product I normally use.

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180 Snacks Almond Pops with Blueberries (0.5 oz) – Value $0.72 (buy a package of 25 for $17.99)

The first snack I tried is from 180 Snacks, which is a new brand to me. The small rice clusters include almonds and blueberry and are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan. They are super crunchy, which I like and the taste is not too sweet. Love With Food notes these are “packed with protein”, but this package contains 2 grams, which is a bit disappointing. This snack was also sent in April’s Love With Food Deluxe box.

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GFB Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites, 0.8 oz. – Value $0.96 (buy a 4 oz. bag for $4.79 on Vitacost)

These are an interesting little snack. I received two dark chocolate coconut balls that are non-GMO, vegan, soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. The first bite of each was not great because the coconut outer shell tasted stale. The chocolate center saved it for me though, but I would not seek these out to repurchase.

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Kashi Chewy Nut Butter Bars in Salted Chocolate Chunk (1.23 oz) – Value $0.74 (buy a package of 5 bars for $3.69)

This Kashi bar is really good. The almond butter is very apparent and flavorful. Combined with the dark chocolate pieces and a hint of salt, I enjoyed the overall flavor and consistency of this bar. However, there is a high amount of saturated fat, which would likely steer me away from eating these too often. The same bar was also sent in this month’s Deluxe box.

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Dang Toasted Coconut Chips in Salted Cacao0.7 oz. – Value $1.25 (buy a package of 24 for $29.99)

These were also sent in April’s Deluxe box and I share Ragan’s sentiments about this snack! I don’t overly love coconut, but boy, these were good! There’s a nice crunch to each chip and the perfect blend of cacao, coconut, and salt. I will have no problem finishing this bag, but also bummed to read this bag contains 7 grams of saturated fat (35% of your daily value!).

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Utz Original Potato Chips (1 oz) – Value $0.94 (buy a package of 18 for $16.99)

I love Utz! Utz is produced in the state I reside in, so they’re readily available in my local grocery stores. These chips are pretty straightforward in taste and what you would expect from a classic chip. To be honest, I’m a bit surprised to see them in this box and the Love With Food Deluxe box because other than being gluten-free, there are no other obvious claims that would make me think they’d fit the “be the change” theme. Regardless, they were a perfect lunchtime snack.

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Surf Sweets Organic Fruity Bears, 0.5 oz. – Value $0.45 (buy a pack of 40 for $17.99)

I love gummy-anything, but try not to eat a lot of it, so I’m glad a small pack was sent. Each bear is coated in sugar and naturally flavored. I really enjoyed the taste of these! They are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, and made without corn syrup, which I’m happy to see. I would definitely seek these out in the future. Two bags were included in April’s Deluxe box.

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Prince of Peace Ginger Candy, 2 candies – Total Value $0.20 (buy a bag of 31 for $3.11)

The last item in this month’s Love With Food Tasting box is from Prince of Peace, a new brand to me. I received two individually-packed ginger candies. I assumed they would be hard candy, but they were actually soft but firm, and quite chewy. There is a dusting of what looks like powdered sugar and upon first taste is nice and sweet. As I chewed, however, a ginger spiciness set in and lingered long after I finished the piece of candy. Overall I liked these, but beware if you don’t care for spice!

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A Prince of Peace info booklet accompanied the candies. It was great to learn more about the benefits of ginger.

Verdict: This month’s Love With Food Tasting box has a value of $8.75, which is below the $9.99 monthly cost and fairly standard for this box. If value is a huge factor for you, use our MSA20 or DELUXE10 coupons to lower the total box cost! I received a variety of snacks and flavors, some of which were also sent in the Deluxe box, but am overall happy from a discovery aspect. I have some concerns over the nutritional value for some of the snacks, so I’m not totally sure everything fits the “be the change” theme. However, I am intrigued by this box and look forward to what they send next month.

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Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. Prince of Peace is a very famous ginseng distributor and farm in Wisconsin! They’ve well-known in the Asian-American community and send out catalogs every year for holiday gifts. Nice to see that they’re expanding their customer base!

  2. I’m addicted to those dang coconut chips. Loved everything in the box except those GFB bites.. no just nooo! lol

  3. Ok, what I liked what I did not like:
    Surf Sweets – Love will order more from somewhere……I don’t know if they sell in stores.
    The Almond Pops were ok but will not purchase again.
    Potato Chips….haven’t opened but sure I like these.
    The peanut chocolate bar was pretty good. Mine was probably melted but when i got to it it was fine.

    No use for:
    Ginger chews (had from another box Degusta I think), Burts Bees shake, GFB bites, just too dense, and the coconut chips. I really loved the plain coconut chips I received from somewhere but these chocolate ones I didnt care for at all.

  4. I’ve received that Burt’s Bees powder in this box and a Bulu Box and I really love it. But yeah, I wouldn’t seek it out to purchase due to the price.

  5. You had actual chocolate chunks in your Kashi bar! (I did not. Mine sat in a black mailbox all day in 80+ degree weather…)

    I never use a whole packet of protein powder in a smoothie, either. Too chalky. Also I get so many packets of protein powder in fitness subscription boxes I never have to buy any.

    • I agree Ragan. I have them packed in my supplement cupboard.

      • I have them sprawling all over my kitchen counter, much to my husband’s chagrin.

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