Love with Food Deluxe Box Review & Coupon – December 2015
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. This is a review of the deluxe 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.
COUPON: Use coupon code MSA20 and save $20 of an annual Deluxe Box subscription
Save 40% off your first tasting box. No code needed, just use this link.
The Products: 10-16 snacks that are organic, natural, and/or free from artificial ingredients.
Ships to: US (free).
Each Love with Food box comes with a brochure listing all the products. I really like that they list all the ingredients here and indicate which are vegan, gluten-free, etc.
Beanitos Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips in White Bean with Sea Salt (1.5 oz) – Value $1.18
I’ve had lots of Beanitos before, but never this flavor. If you are looking for something a little plainer that would go with salsa or other dips, you should check into these.
The Good Bean Crispy Crunchy Chickpeas in Sweet Cinnamon (2.5 oz) – Value $4.50
I eat a lot of chickpea snacks like this, usually the ones from Saffron Road. These were sweet instead of savory, but it was not as odd as it sounded at first. I ended up enjoying these quite a bit, and so did my fiance. (I try to share most of the snacks with him so I don’t eat them all, and also to get a second opinion.) Note: the link takes you to an assortment that includes this flavor.
Bark Thins Snacking Chocolate in Dark Chocolate Almond with Sea Salt (4.7 oz) – Value $4.85
This was gone on the first day. It had 3.5 servings and I ate at least 2 of them in one sitting. I made my fiance finish it off. I loooooove chocolate. The almond bits provided some nice texture and the sea salt was a good contrast.
I Bet You’ve Never Tasted This Chocolate Crisps (2.5 oz) – Value $1.83
These reminded me of eating wafer cookies, although they are not wafer cookies. But that’s what the texture made me think of. I really liked these as well.
Lazy Susan’s Granola in Cranberry Almond (1.5 oz) – Value $1.42
Cranberry and almond are great fall flavors. I have been thinking lately I need to start making yogurt again, because I really like granola as a yogurt topping. I’m saving this as an incentive to make yogurt next weekend.
Luna Minis in Chocolate Peppermint Stick x 2 (0.81 oz) – Value $2.50
Chocolate and peppermint work so well together. These bars had two layers, a crumblier top one with the chocolate and a lower one that was a little bit like peppermint bark. I appreciate the small size (though eating both of them at once kind of negates that…).
PB2 Powdered Peanut Butter x 2 (0.85 oz) – Value $4.18
I’ve been using another brand of powdered peanut butter in my morning smoothies. But that brand is hard to find and inconvenient to order online. I’ve seen PB2 at Whole Foods and I think I’ll be getting it instead, in the future. (I don’t really like powdered peanut butter reconstituted with water. But it’s great mixed into other things.)
You Love Fruit Mango Fruit Leathers x 2 (1 oz) – Value $3.80
I’ll take any taste of mango I can get. The mangoes at the supermarket lately are either really cheap and poor quality, or good quality but really expensive. Fruit leathers are a nice compromise and I enjoyed these.
CheeCha Potato Puffs in Sea Salt and Spiced Pepper (20 g) – Value $0.67
These reminded me of something. They’re crispy and have a lot of onion and garlic salt in them, so you may not want to be around other people when you eat them unless you also have a toothbrush handy. But I thought they tasted great, and were a nice savory counterpoint to all the sweet snacks this month.
Midnight Brownie Go-Paks by Goodie Girl (1 oz) – Value $0.83
If you like hard packaged cookies (like Chips Ahoy) you may like these. I have never been a huge fan of this texture in snacks so these were not my favorite item this month. But they’re gluten free, so if you need to eat GF, at least there was something in this box for you to enjoy as well. (Love with Food also offers a gluten free box.)
Numi Tea Samples x 2 – Value $1.33
I’ve had both of these before, thanks to Vegan Cuts. Numi tea is kind of expensive so I’m always happy to get more in subscription boxes.
Liquicroc Caramels by Maison Pecou x 2 – Value $0.50?
It’s a wonderful idea to have individually-wrapped chocolates – just a little bit to satisfy a sweet tooth without ruining one’s diet. I am totally on board with the idea and wish I could actually follow through (I may have eaten most of the contents of this box in a 3-4 day period…). These had soft caramel centers and just the right amount of sweetness. Most of the websites selling these were in French so the value is a guess. I’ve linked to where you can buy 2.2 pounds of them at once (1 kg) but I have no idea how much each one weighs.
Dark Chocolates with Creamy Coffee Filling by Cafe Britt x 2 – Value $1.10
This is one thing my fiance was more of a fan of than I was. I just don’t like coffee, and the centers of these definitely tasted like coffee.
Lip Balm – Value $1?
Somehow this didn’t make it into any of the photos and I have since misplaced it, but there was a tube of lip balm this month with the Love with Food logo on it. It was listed as a bonus item on the brochure that came with the box. I will never need to buy lip balm again, thanks to subscription boxes!
Most Love with Food boxes come with coupons and/or product literature relating to the items in the box, as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $29.69 for the December 2015 Love with Food Deluxe Box. That is almost twice the value of last month’s box and is well over the cost of this box. So that is a huge improvement. Plus, there are usually a lot of deals and coupons available for this box which can bring the cost down quite a bit. Also, you can review the snacks in your box for points that you can then use towards more snack items in the Love with Food shop.
The chocolate theme for this month was a total win for me, and I’m happy with the items I got because, for the most part, they were new to me and this was an all-vegetarian month (this is not promised to be a vegetarian subscription, but I have usually found it to be a good option for those of us who don’t eat meat but are fine with getting dairy, eggs, and honey).
What do you think of the December 2015 Love with Food box?