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.
ACTIVE DEAL: 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 November 2020 Box Review
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On to the items:
Sportea (1 bag) - Buy 20 Bags for $12.29
This used to come in Bulu Box fairly regularly so I've tried it before. It is a calorie-free version of an energy drink, complete with ginseng. You can drink it hot or cold. The particular combination of flavors here is not necessarily my favorite but it may be worth a try if you are looking for a sugar-free pick-me-up. (It's not the tea part I don't care for, it's an added "natural flavor" so I don't know precisely what it is.)
Country Archer Grass-Fed Beef Jerky, Teriyaki (1 oz) - Buy 12 Bags for $34.99
As you may know, I am a vegetarian and my husband doesn't eat jerky, but since I receive meat-based snacks in subscription boxes from time to time, I have started a pile of them, and at some point soon, I will box all of that up and send it to a relative who would appreciate this. (I used to drop such things off in the office for any interested coworkers but haven't been to my office since March due to COVID-19.) This is made from grass-fed beef (better for the environment) and I believe this is a flavor that has not been sent out before.
Undercover Milk Chocolate Crispy Quinoa (0.25 oz x 2) - Buy 70 for $29.99
I am pretty sure this is a new item for me. I was expecting it to be hard because I've had other quinoa-based snacks that were quite hard, so I was pleasantly surprised at the texture, which did not break my teeth! It was actually a great texture and isn't too high in calories. I'm also happy to receive milk chocolate, especially when it is cooler outside so it doesn't melt.
Lily's Milk Chocolate Style Peanut Butter Cups (1.25 oz) - Buy 6 for $4.99
I have had some other Lily's chocolate before and didn't really care for it, thought it had a strange undertaste, which was probably from the non-caloric sweetener used. However, I totally didn't detect that here. No, these were not like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but they tasted much better than expected. If you are avoiding sugar for one reason or another (e.g., diabetes, low carb diet, etc.) these might be a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.
The Good Bean Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas (0.75 oz) - Buy 18 oz for $9.81
I think this is a repeat item but I also admit that I have trouble telling brands of crunchy chickpeas apart. I do like them, though, and chickpeas are one of the very few snacks that I don't mind receiving in "sea salt" flavor because I think the chickpeas have some flavor on their own. Also, these were not too hard, which can be a concern with this type of snack.
180 Snacks Almond Rice Pops with Blueberries (0.5 oz) - Buy 15 oz for $20.99
We receive these every. single. month. I like them OK, but quite frankly, I'm a bit tired of them. They taste fine, and one of the benefits is that because they're basically just flavored puffed rice, you feel like you're eating a lot without getting a lot of calories. I do also find them more interesting than rice cakes, which are basically the same thing in a larger format.
Kind Energy Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter (2.1 oz) - Buy 12 Bars for $14.40
I have trouble keeping track of all the Kind products out there. I somehow got on their email list and it seems like they launch something new every week or two. That being said, I had not tried this item before. I like it, but there are very few Kind products that I don't care for. The dark chocolate and peanut flavors go well together. This one is a bit high in calories (it has 250) but that's not too off the mark for an energy bar, I suppose. This has some grains and kind of a lot of sugar (probably why I liked it) and maybe with something like fruit to supplement it could make a decent breakfast on the go.
Zee Zee's Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels (1.2 oz) - Buy 48, 1 oz Bags for $29.99
This is another repeat item. I think the Zee Zee's brand is meant to appeal to kids, but I've liked many of the Zee Zee's snacks that have arrived in Love with Food and I am an adult in my 40s. Honey-roasted nuts are usually pretty good, and so are these seeds. They are pretty much exactly what you would expect. These are probably easiest to eat with a spoon, they're not really a finger food.
Barnana Dark Chocolate Banana Bites (1.4 oz) - Buy 6, 3.5 oz Bags for $34.99
I have had a lot of products from this brand in the past. Some have come in subscription boxes and some I have just bought myself. (If you don't want more than 20 ounces, try picking up a single bag at Whole Foods, which is where I usually get them.) These don't have a super-strong banana taste to me, mostly chocolate. They are made from bananas that aren't pretty enough to send to US supermarkets and so they help keep food waste down.
Unite Churro Protein Bar (1.58 oz) - Buy 12 Bars for $29.00
This is a new item. One of the protein sources is egg so this has a texture that is a lot like a RxBar (so, very sticky and kind of tough to chew). The flavor is good, but it's not my favorite texture, and I'm certain the egg is the reason why. (I don't have anything against eggs, I just don't want them in my protein bars.)
Incredi-Puffs, Sizzlin' Sriracha (0.74 oz) - Buy 12, 6 oz Bags for $56.20
This is a repeat item. I've received several flavors of these in this and other food subscription boxes and I think this one is my favorite. These are just starchy puffs with a bit of spicy seasoning on them and they are kind of addictive. If you like to vary your puff or chip snacks from time to time, you should definitely give these a try.
Bobo's Almond Butter Bar (2.2 oz) - Buy 12 for $26.99
We get a lot of Bobo's products in Love with Food and I have mixed opinions of them. I happen to like the bars a lot more than the oat bites. I think it's because the bars just have a better texture, the oat bites are kind of dry. Those are sesame seeds you see on the top but this doesn't have a strong sesame flavor, which is good, as that totally wouldn't work with the other flavors. This is a little bit sticky and dry but honestly not too bad.
RxBar Minis, Coconut Chocolate (0.92 oz) - Buy a 20-Bar Variety Pack for $26.99
This is another protein bar that includes egg and it has the same texture problem as the churro bar up above. I don't know what it is about egg, but it just doesn't work in protein bars. I think this one was a little easier to eat than the churro one but that may be because of the smaller size. When I eat full-size RxBars, they are about as difficult to chew as the churro one. This was more "chocolate" than "coconut" to me, personally.
Lightly Salted Harvest Snaps (0.75 oz) - Buy 24, 1 oz Bags for $29.99
This is also an item I'm familiar with from Love with Food. I think these have a nice balance of oil and salt in terms of the overall flavor. But they are essentially another starchy puff snack, of which there are many these days. (They are somewhat denser than the Incredi-Puffs.)
Bakery on Main Gluten Free Granola, Extreme Nut and Fruit (1.1 oz) - Retail Value $1.29
I have received this in a food subscription box before, but I couldn't say which one. This isn't granola in the traditional sense because it doesn't have oats. It is also very light on the nuts and fruit, despite the name of the product. That being said, it has a nice, sweet flavor, and I could see it being good wherever you want a crunchy topping, like over yogurt.
From the Ground Up Butternut Squash Tortilla Chips (1 oz) - Buy 6, 4.5 oz Bags for $23.99
This was a new item for me, too. I have had a whole lot of corn-free tortilla chips since I started reviewing food subscription boxes and these are among the better ones. They do have a lightly sweet butternut squash base flavor, but they totally work as savory items as well. They also have a somewhat better texture than a lot of the other non-corn tortilla chips I've sampled.
Verdict: There were 16 items in the November 2020 Love With Food Deluxe Box for an average value of about $1.25 per item. This box was much, much better than last month's box. It had the promised number of items and, although there were some repeats, there were actually a lot of items that were completely new to me. I thought the variety of items was nice and I appreciate getting chocolate in a cold month instead of August (which Love with Food has been known to do). For what it's worth, there is only one item in the Snack Shop and most of the items in the Rewards Pantry are sold out so I hope those will get restocked soon.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? You’d receive December'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.
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Value Breakdown: At $19.95 for this box, you are paying about $1.25 per item.
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What do you think of the November 2020 Love With Food box? What’s your favorite snack subscription?