Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – May 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.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Now through 6/1, use code SUPERMOM to save $10 off a 6-month or 12-month plan and receive a bonus 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
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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 coupons or product literature in Love with Food.
There was also a card with a promo for Mother’s Day. It is active until June 1.
Enlightened Garlic and Onion Roasted Broad Beans (1 oz) – Value $0.63 (buy a pack of 30 for $18.99)
These were salty (which I love) and not too hard (some roasted beans can be hard). The bag was only 100 calories, too. I might use points to get more of these – they are shelf stable for a long time, I liked them, and the calories are just right.
Mandy’s Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins (0.53 oz) – Value $0.60 (buy a pack of 60 for $15)
I’m pretty sure I’ve received these before from Love with Food. But I actually rather enjoy the texture, as packaged cookies go, and this is a good way to send something chocolate that won’t melt.
La Panzanella Multigrain Croccantini (0.58 oz) – Value $0.60 (buy a pack of 25 for $14.99)
These were super plain. They definitely need a topping or spread. My husband tried them with the Wowbutter (see below) and said that was pretty good.
Madegood Chocolate Banana Granola Bar (0.85 oz x 2) – Total Value $1.90 (buy a pack of 20 for $18.99)
These are small (low-calorie, I suppose, or appropriate for a kid’s lunch). They DO taste like bananas, but the flavor is so strong it is almost artificial (there is banana flavoring added).
Slice of Life Organics Energy + B12 (2 gummies) – Value $0.74 (buy a bottle of 60 for $22.30)
These were gelatin-free so I ate them right away. Can’t say they gave me energy but they did taste tart and fruity and they didn’t have too many calories.
Lance Gluten Free Peanut Butter Bite Size Sandwich Crackers (1 oz) – Value $0.84 (buy a case of 32 for $26.80)
We’ve had these before from Love with Food. At the time, my husband said they tasted like vending machine food. I think he meant it as a compliment – gluten free “bready” sorts of products can sometimes have an off-putting texture, but these crackers tasted like (and had the texture of) “regular” crackers.
Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac and Cheese in White Cheddar (5.5 oz) – Value $4.17 (buy a case of 6 boxes for $25)
I get irrationally excited about boxed macaroni and cheese. I haven’t had this yet (in-laws have been in town so there have been lots of restaurant meals) but I am looking forward to trying it tonight. There was a coupon for buy 1, get 1 free for Banza pastas but we didn’t see them at Whole Foods yesterday. I will look at Target next weekend (both stores’ logos were on the back of the coupon). (This is sold out at the Banza site but they did have a price there. It is also currently unavailable from Amazon.)
Bakery on Main Maple Multigrain Muffin Instant Oatmeal (1.75 oz) – Value $1 (buy a box of 6 for $5.99)
I have tried a few different flavors from this brand and they are all pretty good. I am also gaining an appreciation for maple that I didn’t use to have. So this was appreciated. I just ate it one afternoon when I had a few calories left. Not much to it – just add water, stir a bit, and you’re good to go.
Wowbutter (0.5 oz x 2) – Total Value $0.39 (buy a case of 100 1.12 oz portion cups for $39)
I have tried this before, also from Love with Food (I think). It could be a good alternative if your kid goes to a peanut-free school. It has the texture of smooth peanut butter but does not (to me) actually taste like peanut butter (I regularly eat real peanut butter so I definitely know the difference).
Jackson’s Honest Sea Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips (1.2 oz) – Value $1.11 (buy a 36-pack for $39.99)
For some reason, I didn’t realize these were salt and vinegar until after I started eating them, but I think that actually made me like them more, if that makes sense. I’m not traditionally a fan of salt and vinegar but I did like these. Maybe they weren’t as strong as other brands?
Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Twists (1 oz) – Value $0.56 (buy an 8 oz. bag for $4.49)
If crackers are the #1 thing I think companies do right when it comes to GF foods, pretzels are probably a close second. These had a similar taste and texture to “real” pretzels and just the right amount of salt.
Jackson’s Honest Sweet Potato Chips (1.2 oz) – Value $1.54 (buy a 26-pack for $39.99)
These were just plain (well, a little salty) sweet potato chips and I enjoyed them quite a bit. The sweet potato flavor was definitely noticeable.
Dolcetto Petites Cookies and Cream Wafer Bites (0.7 oz x 2) – Total Value $1.26 (buy a 30-pack for $18.99)
These have a crisp, wafer-like outer shell and a cream filling. I am pretty sure I’ve tried another flavor before, and these were equally good (and also a great way to include chocolate without last month’s melting problem).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $15.34 for the May 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box. Although that is about $5 under the cost of the box, the points I will get for reviewing the items and the Banza coupon (assuming I can find a store that sells it – and aha, Target.com tells you whether something is available in the nearest physical location!) will more than make up the difference. I actually enjoyed almost all of the items this month and the box felt like it had a lot of items in it. Although there were some repeats, there were enough new items to keep me interested, and there was no melted chocolate this month, so overall, I am happy.
What do you think of the May 2017 Love with Food box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?