Love with Food Deluxe Box Review – January 2019


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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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About Love with Food

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.

The Products: 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 Deluxe January 2019 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!

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Happy to see basically no product literature this month.  I don’t really want ads unrelated to the snacks in the box, anyway!

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Legendary Foods Buffalo Blue Wing Seasoned Almonds (1.5 oz) – Buy 4 oz for $5.99

This was a new brand for me and these were very tasty and not as high in sodium as you might expect. The seasoning has real buttermilk and I think you can totally tell.

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Balance Bar Caramel Nut Blast (1.76 oz) – Retail Value $1.39

This is a blast from the past. I used to eat these all the time. I have to say, though, even though this has a low glycemic index, it really feels more like eating a candy bar (think a Milky Way with no gooey caramel) than a nutrition bar.

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Beanitos White Bean Chips in Nacho Cheese (1.2 oz) – Buy 6 oz for $3.99 (found here for $3.39)

Beanitos seems to be undergoing a packaging change so these may be a little old, but they are still really good. If they aren’t available in your area on Vitacost (linked to above), Amazon has them in the new packaging. I am a huge fan of Beanitos, in general, and they got taken off the shelves at my local Whole Foods for some reason, so I have to either think ahead to order them or enjoy them when they come in subscription boxes like this.

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Nonni’s Ciccolati Biscotti (1.33 oz) – Retail Value $2.98

I have to admit, I never much got the appeal of biscotti. It takes great cookie ingredients and makes them super dry. I think perhaps my problem is that I don’t drink coffee and these would probably be pretty good, dunked in coffee to soften them up a bit (if you like coffee, that is). This was better than expected but not something I would really go out looking for again.

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B Bar Brownie Bar (1.5 oz) – Buy 15 for $24 (found here for $21.99)

I wasn’t sure why this was included at first but I have been looking at this item in the Love with Food snack shop and I see that they are more than 51% whole grains and have 4 grams of fiber. Although I do like high-fiber foods, and I am unlikely to hate too much on a chocolate item, these were just a little dry.

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Dolcetto Lemon Wafer Bites (0.7 oz) – Buy 15 for $18.99 (found here for $16.99)

This is an item I’ve received several times before from Love with Food. I like them, but surely there are other flavors or styles we could try sometime? They have thin, crunchy shells with a lemon-flavored filling.

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Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans in Garlic and Onion (1 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $24.99

This is old packaging. This item has been rebranded (see link above). While I like the new packaging (it’s colorful), I don’t care for the new name (I would never ask for someone to pick up some “Bada Bean Bada Boom” for me at the supermarket). Anyway, these were pretty tasty although they did leave me with not the greatest breath, which is something to keep in mind if you throw these into your lunchbox and are going to be eating around other people.

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Prince of Peace Ginger Chews with Coffee (3 oz) – Retail Value $2.05

Um. I was a little afraid when I saw this. I like ginger but I don’t like coffee (at all). Oddly, these don’t taste strongly of ginger or coffee (though I guess I can believe both are present). Be careful if you have any dental work, these are super sticky.

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Late July Jalapeno Lime Tortilla Chips (1 oz) – Buy 10 for $19.99 (found here for $15.99)

I’ve seen these at Whole Foods but never tried them before. They’re straight up corn chips (not bean chips like Beanitos) and my husband said they reminded him of Doritos (I guess without artificial colors, though). I thought they were pretty tasty and we have been looking for a new brand of tortilla chips after Whole Foods stopped carrying Beanitos. These are definitely now in the running.

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Stretch Island Original Fruit Leather in Apple (0.5 oz) – Buy 30 for $23 (found here for $19.50)

You’ll often receive some kid food in Love with Food. I’d classify this as kid food, this month. It sure is sticky to touch but doesn’t really stick to your teeth, which is nice for a change. This has a pretty simple ingredients list limited to things like “apple puree concentrate” and such.

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Oskri Sweet and Salty Peanut (0.88 oz) – Buy 17 for $19 (found here for $16.50)

I am a fan of peanut snacks and so this item worked quite well for me. This has a super simple ingredients list peanuts, rice syrup, date paste, and sea salt but the peanuts definitely take center stage.

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Pretzel Pete Salted Caramel Mini Twists (0.8 oz) – Buy 15 for $19.99 (found here for $17.99)

We’ve been getting a lot of pretzels in recent months although I think this is the first time they were not either plain or a savory flavor. I was a little hesitant about trying these, but I’m glad I did because I enjoyed them quite a bit.

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Beechnut Vanilla Quinoa Crispies (0.56 oz) – Buy 5 for $2.89

More kid food! This is for toddlers early in the process of learning to chew and eat solid food. It doesn’t take much time for an adult to make short work of this! For what it’s worth, this is a lot softer than other quinoa snacks.

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RxBar Peanut Butter Chocolate (1.83 oz) – Buy 12 for $25.99

Ah, RxBars. They are not my favorite. They have a pretty simple ingredients list, which is supposed to be a draw, but they usually have a strange texture I think must be due to the egg white. I think the texture is what’s preventing me from fully enjoying these (I eat eggs, but under certain circumstances, all parts of the egg can become rubbery). In this case, I actually found this bar flavor to have the best texture, so there’s that.

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Laughing Giraffe Organics Lemon Snakaroon (0.5 oz) – Buy 15 for $19 (found here for $15.99)

I regularly buy Laughing Giraffe Snakaroons at Whole Foods (try the salted caramel ones sometime). I’d also suggest buying them in a retail store if you can, rather than ordering because they tend to fall apart, but you can see through most of the packaging at the store to make sure they’re intact. This had a pleasant lemon flavor but it was mild compared to the coconut.

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Nature’s Garden Cranberry Health Mix (1.2 oz) – Buy 15 for $24.40 (found here for $21.99)

This was a standout item for me. Usually, trail mixes are full of cheap ingredients but this one actually had a lot of nuts, including whole almonds and some big pieces of walnut (something you don’t often see in products like this). There were also golden raisins. Anyway, I found this to be of high quality and would definitely consider it if in the market for such a product.

Verdict: There were 18 items in the January 2019 Love with Food Deluxe Box. This is an improvement over the last few months when there were fewer than 15 items per month. Some items were things we had received before, but it was all vegetarian (this is not a strictly vegetarian box), which is always good for me. Now that it has been a few months since SnackNation took over Love with Food, my overall impression is that things are improving. Yes, there is still some kid food (quinoa crispies, fruit leather), but I thought the variety of items was quite nice, overall.

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? You’d receive January’s box as your first box, but check the Love with Food shop, as sometimes past boxes will show up there.

Value Breakdown: At $19.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.25 per item.

Check out our past Love with Food reviews and the Food Subscription Box Directory!

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Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

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3 Comments

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who cannot stand the texture of the Rx Bars! The taste is fine but the texture….I can’t stomach it lol.

  2. Thank you for such a thorough review. I currently receive the tasting box and A few of the items that you received were also in my box. It’s fun to try new snacks although it seems the ones I really Love are always the most expensive ones in the retail market 😁

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