Love with Food Gluten Free Box Review + Coupon – October 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 for the Gluten Free Box, $24.99 a month, box.
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.
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 “Don’t Look Back.” Spooky! Instead of indulging in Halloween candy that’s full of unnecessary sugar and preservatives, Love with Food provides some healthier sweet options this month. October’s message is also all about encouraging you to be present and in the moment. Instead of an info card that lists out each snack’s name and details, all details are listed on the Love with Food website.
This month’s box came with a variety of different coupons from Favalicious, Hello Fresh, Explore Cuisine, The Mix, Skinny Dipped Almonds, and more!
Peeled Snacks, Peas Please Garden Herb, 0.77 oz. (buy a 3.3 oz. bag for $2.99)
I love crispy veggie snacks like these! The texture is like that of a cheese puff or a Cheeto — maybe somewhere in between. The pea flavor really shines through but isn’t overpowering. These also have only a few simple ingredients: organic pea flour, organic brown rice flour, organic sunflower and/or safflower oil, and sea salt. They’re also high in protein and fiber which is a nice bonus, especially as a snack for kids.
Nuttee Bean Co. Wasabi & Ginger Fava Beans, 2 oz. (buy a pack of 12 for $18.00)
These were a favorite this month, for sure. If you’re fond of the spicy heat that wasabi provides, you’ll love this ultra crunchy snack. The ginger flavor adds a bit of its own zing and meshes well with the wasabi. You might want a refreshing beverage on hand to quench your thirst afterward! Again, these are high in both protein and fiber, and they’re great for on-the-go being that the package is resealable.
Nature’s Bandits Blueberry Apple Veggie Fruit Stix, 0.6 oz. (buy 6 boxes of 0.6 ounce 5 pack bags for $25.59)
These natural and organic fruit snacks also incorporate veggies. The 0.6 oz. bag is pretty small, but perfect as a small snack size for children. These would be great for school lunches (gotta sneak some veggies in there however you can!). They totally have that traditional jelly-like fruit snack consistency without the additives.
Skinny Dipped Almonds, Dark Chocolate Cocoa, 0.46 oz. (buy 5 3.5 oz. pouches for $30.00)
Chocolate lovers, take note: these are super tasty. The almonds’ cocoa coating is rich and decadent without being candy-like. You get the richness and a natural sweetness from the cocoa and a wonderfully familiar nuttiness from the roasted almonds. These make another great on-the-go snack, but know that the cocoa can get a bit messy!
Shar Gluten-Free Artisan Baker 10 Grains & Seeds Bread, 2.1 oz. (buy a 13.6 oz. loaf for $4.99)
I often purchase GF bread for my home, not because I have a gluten intolerance, but because I appreciate cutting down on heavy gluten intake in order to feel good. This variety is one of the better ones I’ve tried. As usual with wheat-free breads, the slices were tougher and smaller than regular bread. After toasting up these slices, they became a bit softer on the inside with a satisfying crunch on the outside. Made for really delicious avocado toast!
Go Raw Choco Chunk Coconut Crisps, 1 oz. (buy a 2 oz. bag for $4.89)
Love with Food is definitely staying true to the Halloween theme with all these sweet snacks! These coconut clusters are coasted in raw chocolate. I’ve always loved all things coconut, but I learned via Go Raw that “coconut contains 5 key macronutrients and over 70 micronutrients, like manganese which supports bone health. It is known for supporting a healthy metabolism, as it converts directly to energy, which helps keep you going and feeling full longer.” Always appreciate an excuse for more coconut in my life! My only gripe with this snack is that it’s calling for a certain amount of crispiness to compliment the chewy texture.
Unreal Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Peanut Butter Cups (buy a 3.2 oz. bag for $5.49)
Being a huge fan of the trick-or-treating classic Reese’s cup, it’s awesome to know that there are delicious alternatives. My go-to is normally Justin’s brand, and, though these are good, I don’t prefer them to my usual. The texture of the almond butter filling is a bit chalky and could be creamier. Overall, these are a great way to eat something that feels like legit CANDY without the guilt.
The Mix Super Snack Trail Mix, 1.16 oz. (buy a box of 16 bags for $24.99)
This tummy trail mix pack contains 7 superfood ingredients: raw almonds, raw cashews, goji berries, mulberries, raw sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips. Packed with a variety of vitamins, proteins, and healthy fats, this sweet and hearty snacks offer natural energy in a grab-and-go friendly packet.
NoGii Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel (buy an 18 count bag for $22.50)
Bite-sized protein bars that taste like a chocolate candy bar? Yes, please. Each GF bite contains 8g of protein which is pretty impressive. These are great for those who crave sweet and salty snacks (um, me) and want to pack a punch of protein between meals.
Explore Cuisine Organic Chickpea Fusilli, 8 oz. – Value $4.55
This pasta is delicious and not clumpy and heavy like other GF brands I’ve tried. You do have to keep a bit of an eye on it as it boils to ensure that pieces don’t stick together, but the overall texture is really wonderful! Easy to digest and not at all gummy!
Verdict: This was my second Love with Food Gluten Free box, and it continues to be a real treat! Even though I don’t follow a strict GF diet, I enjoyed trying out snacks from new brands and discovering new favorites.
I received 10 snacks in this month’s box, which calculates out to about $2.49 per snack considering the $24.99 monthly box fee. Many of these snacks are sold at a higher price point than I’m used to due to their quality, natural ingredients, so I do find this to be a fair value. I also love being able to try a variety of new brands with such convenience all at once!
A huge added bonus is that Love With Food also donates a portion of the proceeds to help fight childhood hunger in the US and around the world (like Feeding America and The Global Food Banking Network).
What was your favorite snack in this month’s Love with Food Gluten Free box?