Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – November 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. 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. I miss the old information cards that said more about the snacks. Especially now that Love with Food has gone and changed their website to where it is really hard to find items they don’t happen to have in stock in their shop.
There are usually some coupons in this subscription. The amount of paper in this particular box was over the top, with coupons, deals on several unrelated subscriptions, and even an offer to buy glasses online…
I think this must be a new flavor because I couldn’t find this anywhere online, though I did find several other flavors of the same product. This is a nicely sized bag. The chips were kind of broken but were still in large enough pieces to eat. They had an appropriate texture and didn’t taste too beany, and thankfully, I could taste lime and salt but no cilantro (I’m not one of those people who thinks cilantro tastes like soap, but I also don’t like it).
Chimes Toasted Coconut Chewy Toffee with Sea Salt (2.8 oz) – Buy 3.5 oz for $2.59
These were unusual. They tasted great but the texture was just strange. They did end up being chewy but it was sure hard to get them started, and they looked rather like throat lozenges. I ate half the bag, though I am a fan of coconut.
Dilettante Blood Orange Truffle Cremes – Buy 5 oz for $7.15
These were just small extra candies (you always get a few small items with this subscription) but they were among my favorite items in the box. The blood orange flavor went really well with the chocolate (which wasn’t melted, yay!).
Emmy’s Organics Vanilla Bean Coconut Cookie (0.67 oz) – Buy 12, 3-Pack Bags for $29.95
I’ve had these many times before (they tend to show up in fitness subscription boxes for some reason) but I will not complain about getting them again. I am a fan of coconut and these hold together better than other macaroon-type snacks. I just wish these were lower in calories (they are like 100 calories each).
Everly Strawberry Lemonade (3 pitchers/box) – Buy a 30-Serving Pouch for $12.50
I think they are just trying to get rid of this. I receive a packet of this drink mix in one flavor or another just about every other month in Love with Food, and from what I can tell, the manufacturer doesn’t even offer the powdered form any longer. This strawberry lemonade tastes all right and mixes fairly well, though.
Prince of Peace Ginger Candy – Buy a 4.4 oz Bag for $2.21
This has also been making the subscription box rounds. It is pretty sticky stuff – watch your dental work – but it has a nice kick to it. (If you can find it, check out the jasmine green tea from this brand, too. Under $10 for a huge box and it’s good, too!)
Madegood Apple Cinnamon Granola Bar (0.85 oz) – Buy a Case of 6 Boxes for $23.94
These are very small granola bars that don’t have a ton of calories. My husband thought the cinnamon was overly strong but I guess I didn’t notice with my half. These held together pretty well and had a softer, chewy texture instead of a hard one.
Go Organically Fruit Snacks in Mixed Berry (4 oz) – Buy 42 Single-Serve Packages for $14.99
This flavor seems new as it is not widely available yet, so I’ve linked to a similar snack from the same company. This also seems to be more of a grocery store item because online listings were from places like Instacart. Anyway, I was unable to try these because they contain gelatin. Also, with sugar levels like these have, they should probably be considered as “candy” rather than “fruit snacks.”
This little sample was in misleading packaging – one side had a picture of strawberry fruit spread and the other side had a picture of apricot fruit spread, but there was only a single packet of the apricot kind inside. Anyway, I tried this on a biscuit and it was nice enough, though I’m not a big jam/jelly/fruit spread consumer in general.
Pure Growth Organics Cheddar Monkeys (1 oz) – Buy 36, 1 oz Bags for $25.24
These were pretty standard cheese crackers. If you have had Goldfish or Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies, there’s nothing really new here. But, they are shaped like monkeys, and that kind of makes them awesome.
Peeled Snacks Peas Please (0.77 oz) – Buy a 3.3 oz Bag for $2.99
If you have had Snapea Crisps, these will be familiar. Some sort of pea flour base is extruded into air-puffed rods that are vaguely the shape of pea pods. (I actually like them as a salty snack – don’t let my description fool you.)
One Potato Two Potato Plain Jaynes Sweet Potato Chips – Buy 72 Bags for $34.95
These are plain sweet potato chips. I’m pretty sure we’ve received them in a past Love with Food box, but these were fresh and I have a big weakness for potato chips (and sweet potato chips, and most other root vegetable chips) so I was happy to get them.
Glutino Gluten Free Pretzel Twists (1 oz) – Buy an 8 oz Bag for $4.39
These are gluten-free pretzels. There’s not much else to say about them. They are appropriately salty and the texture is fine (pretzels like this work a lot better than other GF baked goods, in my opinion).
Enstrom Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee – Buy 50, 0.75 oz Pieces for $45
These are delicious. We got one of these last year and I liked it enough to use a bunch of reward points to get a whole box of them. (They are available for purchase from Love with Food but not in the Rewards Shop, now.)
Verdict: There were 14 items in the November 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box, which works out to about $1.43 per item. (I am counting the small candies we got two of, as one item each.) I definitely feel like that was a good deal for the chickpea chips, the Chimes toffee, and the gummies (that I couldn’t eat), though of course other items were in small packages that were not worth as much.
Also, please note that Love with Food has changed the rewards points in a way that is not very appealing. You can only use the points on certain items now, many of which were not in the subscription box, and you have to pay shipping. With this on top of all the GIFs they have in their survey section now, I honestly don’t rate the snacks any longer. It is nice that Love with Food donates meals to people in need, but from a purely commercial perspective, this one isn’t as good of a deal as it used to be, before the reward points change.
What do you think of the November 2017 Love with Food Deluxe Box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?