Love with Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – October 2018
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 for $9.99 per month, a Deluxe Box with 16-20 snacks for $19.95 per month, and a Gluten-free Box with 10-15 gluten-free snacks for $24.99 per month.
This review is of the Deluxe, $19.95 a month, box.
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About Love with Food Tasting Snack Subscription Box
The Subscription Box: Love with Food Deluxe Box
The Cost: $19.95 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Get 40% off your first box!, no coupon required, just use this link
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 for free, 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. International shipping is $3.99.
Love with Food October 2018 Box Review
The information card has changed yet again, probably due to Love with Food getting bought out by Snacknation, so there aren’t really themes anymore, but that’s OK since the themes didn’t really seem to mean much anyway:
The box came with this information card. I miss the old information cards that said more about the snacks. Sometimes there are coupons and/or product literature, as well. There was an excessive amount of product literature this month, to be honest, most of it having nothing to do with the box contents. I feel that this is kind of wasteful in terms of paper use.
Appleways Strawberry Simply Wholesome Oatmeal Bar (34g) – Retail Value $0.79
I found this marketed on a lot of websites as something to buy and put out in offices. It is a little sweeter than I would typically choose for an office snack for myself (9 grams of sugars per bar is a little much for me), but it did taste good and I can see it appealing to a lot of people. I like that it has some whole grains, but it is not a fully whole grain product.
I’ve tried this in chocolate, also, and I have to say, the chocolate ones are better. Although I enjoy the maple flavor in snacks, like KIND bars, I feel like when the bar is basically smooth and the only thing going for it in terms of flavor, it is just lacking something. Some whole pieces of nuts or seeds or even an outer coating might have done it for me.
Cooper Street Chewy Granola Bakes in Blueberry Pomegranate (1 oz) – Buy 18 Bars for $17.99
I was looking forward to this one a lot when I first opened the box because it looked like a cookie, and I was not disappointed. It also had only 110 calories which is much more of what I would want in a snack; I’ve been counting calories for several years and 200+ calorie snacks are hard to fit into my goals, but 100 calorie snacks are perfect. This had a wonderful soft texture and the fruity flavor totally worked.
Surf Sweets Spooky Spiders (2.75 oz)
These are out of stock pretty much everywhere, probably because they’re a Halloween-themed food item and Halloween is not so far away now. I was unable to try these because they contain gelatin, and my husband was not a willing guinea pig because EACH one of these contains almost 5 grams of sugar, individually. These might appeal to kids but they have way too much sugar for us.
Halfpops in Black Truffle and Sea Salt (0.75 oz) – Buy 1.4 oz for $1.29
I said this last month and I’ll say it again, but I am really not into the half-popped popcorn trend. It’s like eating the mostly unpopped stuff at the bottom of a bag of commercial popcorn. I’d rather have the popcorn. I was also not so into this flavor. I’ve had popcorn products with black truffle flavor before and enjoyed them, but this was a little strange for some reason that it’s hard to put into words. (These contain dairy, for what it’s worth.)
Vegan Rob’s Jackfruit Puffs (1.25 oz) – Buy 3.5 oz for $3.79
This brand shows up in food subscription boxes all the time. Their thing seems to be taking some random fruit or vegetable (here jackfruit, but I’ve seen Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, etc.) and putting it into a starchy puffed snack. These are actually whole grain (sorghum), which is nice, and they are just a little bit sweet, so maybe not the best thing to eat with a sandwich, but OK on their own.
Kar’s Roasted and Salted Peanuts (1 oz) – Buy 72, 2 oz Bags for $35.18
Here is another tried and true office snack. We don’t have their peanuts at my office right now, but we’ve had many, many Kar’s nuts in the past. (Check out their salty and sweet mix, which is delicious.) Anyway, both my husband and I eat peanuts and mixed nuts regularly and these were good (as well as inexpensive).
Pirate’s Booty (1 oz) – Buy 12 Bags for $11.58
This product has been around forever but I think this is actually the first time I’ve tried it. It is not really my thing. This is kind of like eating cornstarch packing peanuts dusted with a bit of cheese flavor. You can kind of trick yourself into thinking you are eating more than you really are, because they *look* big, but they’re mostly air and they dissolve in about two bites.
This is run-of-the-mill bagged popcorn (air popped, with some coconut oil and a little bit of Himalayan salt). It is decent for portion control and it tastes just fine, plain popcorn is just not particularly exciting to me.
Here is another product that’s been around forever. With a lot of snacks, I don’t really care to eat them plain, but for some reason, I don’t mind these right out of the bag. (I had a friend as a kid whose mom coated these in chocolate and/or white chocolate around the holidays and that was pretty good, too.)
Simply Smart Bar in Awesome Chocolate (1.4 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $24
The experience of eating this is a bit like eating a granola bar, but these have a lot of pea protein crisps and some nuts that ups the calories to more like a protein bar. There is just a ton of sugar in these in various forms: organic brown rice syrup, organic evaporated cane juice, raisin juice concentrate, etc., though it only adds up to about 7 grams overall. Over half the calories in one of these are from fat (100 fat calories out of 190 total).
These are mostly just a composite of potato flour with a teeny bit of tomato or spinach or beet for color. So it’s not *really* like you’re eating vegetables – these are pretty highly-processed. That being said, if you are looking for a dip-delivery mechanism, these will do just fine, though they are kind of plain on their own.
The Verdict: There were 13 items in the October 2018 Love with Food Deluxe Box, counting doubles separately. I thought the balance of items this month was decent, with some savory and some sweet snacks, and not too much kid food. I looked back up at my header for this review and realized it’s been a while since we’ve actually received 16-20 snacks in the Love with Food box, but I’m hoping that as things get smoothed out after the Snacknation takeover, we’ll see an increase in the number of items again.
To Wrap Up:
Coupon: Save 40% off your first box!, no coupon required, just use this link
Value Breakdown: This box costs $19.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 13 items in the box has an average cost of $1.53.
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What was your favorite snack from the Love with Food Deluxe Box?