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Love With Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – October 2020

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 three subscription box options:

  • A smaller Tasting box with 7+ snacks for $9.99 a month
  • A Deluxe box with 15+ snacks for $19.95 a month
  • A Gluten-Free box with 10+ gluten-free snacks for $24.99 a month

This review is of the Deluxe box, which is $19.95/month.

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About Love With Food

The Subscription Box: Love With Food 

The Cost: $19.95 a month for the “deluxe” box. Save with longer subscriptions.

COUPON: Get 40% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

The Products: Snacks that are organic, natural, and/or free from artificial ingredients.

Ships to: The U.S. for free, and many other countries at varying rates.

Love With Food Deluxe October 2020 Box Review

The box usually comes with a card but mine didn’t this month.

On to the items:

 

Belgian Boys Mini Cookie Stash Cookie Butter Cookies (1 oz) – Buy 5 Packages for $9.64

This brand pops up in Love With Food pretty often, and are all dessert-type items, usually these cookies or a stroopwafel. They are crunchy (but not hard) butter cookies and they don’t usually get smashed up too badly during shipping. We have definitely received this exact item several times before, though.

 

Country Archer Grass-Fed Beef Jerky, Original (1 oz) – Buy 2.5 oz for $5.99

Lately, there has typically been one non-vegetarian snack per box. Often it is a meat stick but sometimes jerky like this or biltong, which is apparently processed differently from jerky. Anyway, this brand shows up every now and then. This is keto- and paleo-friendly but my husband doesn’t eat jerky and I don’t eat meat, so I’m putting this with other meat products I’ve received from different food subscriptions and will mail it to a family member who would appreciate it more. (Normally I would give it to a coworker but I haven’t been to my office since March…)

 

Ocean’s Halo Seaweed Snack, Maui Onion (0.14 oz) – Buy 12 for $12.99

This is another repeat item but it is something I eat five times a week so I am not sad about receiving it. Actually, last time this was in Love With Food, I used rewards points to get 60 packages of it, and I am still working my way through those. This is my favorite brand of seaweed snacks and this particular flavor is my favorite from the brand. I think because the flavor is strong enough that you can’t really taste the seaweed. I eat this as a way to get some iodine since I don’t eat fish or seafood and I think it helps because my thyroid hormone levels improved after I incorporated it into my diet. (I didn’t open it because it picks up water really fast if exposed to the environment and quickly becomes inedible. These need to stay DRY. But they do look just like the picture on the package.)

 

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt (1 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $42

I have seen this brand at Whole Foods but never bought it before, so it was nice to try to see if it is something I would want to get in the future. These are grain-free and I think they must be intended for the Paleo diet because they also don’t have beans (like Beanitos or Beanfields chips). They were not bad, though pretty plain, and definitely need something like salsa to liven them up a bit. I also kind of felt like I was missing out on the corn flavor of regular tortilla chips. But, if you have a dietary reason to avoid grain and you don’t mind a lot of cassava starch, these are probably a pretty good substitute for corn chips.

 

Cooper Street Blueberry Pomegranate Granola Cookie Bake (1 oz) – Buy 36 Bars for $34.99

This was a new item. We’ve had another flavor (chocolate cherry?) of this several times before, but this is the first time I’ve seen blueberry pomegranate. I went into eating this expecting to like it – and it was really good. Nice and soft, and the blueberry flavor was noticeable and recognizable (the pomegranate, not so much). It is essentially a cookie so more of a treat than a meal replacement, but definitely tasty.

 

Off the Eaten Path Chickpea Veggie Crisps (1.25 oz) – Buy 16 for $18.99

We received this same item last month as well. Like the tortilla chips, these are kind of plain. It has a slightly different texture because it’s made from chickpeas (so it is not Paleo suitable). These are more my style than the tortilla chips, I think because I eat beans like 6 days a week. These have a texture that appealed to me although might feel a little “rustic” if you are not used to eating bean chips. These would go well with savory dips or spreads.

 

Fit Joy Fun Size Grain-Free Protein Bar, Cookies and Cream (0.67 oz) – Buy 16 for $19.99

This was a new item for me. I’ve had Fit Joy protein bars before although I don’t remember a lot about them (this is back in the day when I used to review a lot of fitness subscriptions). The strategy here seems to be to keep calories low by incorporating air into the product, in the form of protein “crisps” (kind of like Rice Krispies cereal but tougher to chew). It’s a fine strategy although I think the texture could be improved upon just a little. This is one of the rare instances where the flavor of stevia comes through in a food (usually it’s only noticeable to me in drinks) – I could identify it immediately.

 

Pear’s Gourmet Salted Caramel Churro Flavored Almonds (1 oz) – Buy 6, 7 oz Bags for $35.94

This was another new item although we’ve had other flavors of almonds from this company in the past. It’s kind of weird because these look big and round (i.e., not the shape of almonds) but eating them, I didn’t really feel like the coating was super thick, either. They had a decent texture and I feel like they did a good job of making these taste caramelized.

 

180 Snacks Almond Rice Pops with Blueberries (0.5 oz) – Buy 15 oz for $17.96

I swear we get a bag of these nearly every month. This is another snack where they seem to be reducing calories by increasing the amount of air, but these have mostly rice puffs (kind of like a rice cake but a little easier to eat, and less messy). You can eat a LOT of these for not very many calories, which is nice. I can’t even imagine how huge a 15-ounce bag of these would be due to the extremely low density. Anyway, if you are trying to cut calories but still want a little snack, these may work.

 

The Perfect Granola, Cherry Vanilla Walnut (1.4 oz) – Buy 6 for $6.50

This is another repeat item although it’s been a little longer since I received it. This is an OK granola bar, of the soft variety (which is my preference); however, there were a lot of sunflower seeds in here and they were kind of hard, offering a texture mismatch. The flavor is good and I’m not against sunflower seeds in principle, but I’m not sure they worked here so well.

 

Mr. Nature Cranberry Trail Mix (1 oz) – Buy 1 Pound for $6.99

This, like the almond rice pops, is something we receive frequently. It’s fine as trail mix goes, and inexpensive if you want to buy more later, which is great. I am sometimes absolutely shocked by the prices of snacks from some small food companies when I go to look them up for review writing purposes, and that’s saying something because I buy most of my groceries at Whole Foods… I feel this actually has a good mix of ingredients without any one item being dominant, which is much better than some competing products I’ve received in Love With Food in the past.

 

Bare Simply Banana Chips (1.3 oz) – Buy 6, 2.7 oz Bags for $25.74

These are interesting, most banana chips are cooked in coconut oil and really high in fat but these are just dried banana, which I was definitely interested in trying. These were tasty but a bit hard in texture. I’d probably consider them if I needed some kind of fruit but didn’t have access to fresh fruit.

Verdict: There were 12 items in the October 2020 Love With Food Deluxe Box for an average value of about $1.66 per item. This month was a little bit of a letdown between the repeat items (cookies, seaweed, chickpea veggie crisps, almond rice pops, granola, trail mix) and not meeting the promised number of at least 15 items. SnackNation, which owns Love With Food, has recently rebranded as Caroo, and I don’t honestly understand how (or if) that affects what we receive in Love With Food, if this was just an off month, or what is going on. There’s almost nothing in the snack shop right now and most items in the rewards pantry are also sold out. Anyway, as for the items, I was a fan of the almonds and the granola cookie bake bar for sure, and I’m probably one of the only people out there to get excited by the seaweed snacks. I’m hoping next month will be a bit heavier on the discovery aspect (i.e. new snacks) as well as have a few more items.

 To Wrap Up:

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

COUPON: Get 40% off your first box! No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: At $19.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.66 per item.

Check out our past Love With Food reviews and the best snack subscription boxes!

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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).

Posted in Food & Drink Subscription Boxes, Love With Food Deluxe Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: love with food deluxe box | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. I have both a Snack Nation subscription and a Love with Food subscription. For October, the 6 item Snack Nation box never showed up (and I wasn’t charged for it). The Snack Nation web site is no longer offering the 6 item box. Maybe “Caroo” has discontinued these small boxes without notifying customers?

    I was extremely pleased with the September and October Love with Food snack boxes. They advertise 7+ snacks, but I received around 9 snacks both months. Some were repeats, but there was great variety.

  2. I always appreciate the thoroughness of your reviews, Ragan. I value honesty over fluff any day of the week.

    P.S. I also LOVE seaweed, so you’re not alone (more for us)! 😉

  3. I was highly disappointed with this box. I only received 11 items (2 were the exact same snack) and most of the snacks I had received last month. I emailed customer service because I though they had mailed me the tasting box by accident. They refunded me $6. I will give the November box a try, but will cancel if it is a repeat of October. I can’t imagine why they didn’t live up to the 15+ snacks they promise. I usually love this sub.

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