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Love With Food Deluxe Box Review + Coupon – February 2021

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 per month
  • A Deluxe box with 15+ snacks for $19.95 per month
  • A Gluten-Free box with 10+ gluten-free snacks for $24.99 per month

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

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

About Love With Food

The Subscription Box: Love With Food 

The Cost: $19.95 per 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 February 2021 Box Review

The box usually comes with a generic card. It was also somewhat late, although not as late as the January box.

 

There was  also a coupon for instant noodles delivered in an unusual format:

 

On to the items:

 

Love, Corn Habanero Chilli (0.7 oz) – Buy 10, 1.6 oz Bags for $16.72

This is a multiple-time repeat item, most recently (I think) from August of 2020. It’s weird, because in the past when I’ve had this, I thought there was an odd undertaste, but I didn’t notice that here – both my husband and I thought this was pretty good. It’s possible they’ve reformulated or Love with Food finally has hold of a new batch because this was definitely much better than in the past. It’s still a bit hard (I guess that’s supposed to be crunchy?) but the spice level isn’t too bad for those of us in our 40s who aren’t so adventurous anymore.

 

You Love Fruit Passion Fruit Power Pals (0.5 oz) – Buy a 12, 1 oz Bags for $23.99

This brand shows up fairly often in Love with Food but I believe this flavor is new. It is sort of generically tropical and kind of a lot of calories for not much physical bulk. Still, it is hard to know how to choose a good passionfruit (I think they are supposed to be wrinkled? the Asian market I used to shop at, that carried them, is too far away since I moved to my house a few years ago) and if you are looking for something to appeal to kids, this may be helpful. It’s basically sticky fruit leather in small, circular pieces.

 

Incredi-Puffs Saucilian Pizza (0.74 oz)

Everywhere I can find this flavor online for sale suggests they are about $60.00 for one 6 ounce bag and that simply can’t be true! The other flavors have a more reasonable price. So I think this flavor may be having production problems (not so unusual for a small company during a pandemic). Anyway, I don’t think I’ve ever had this flavor before, though I’ve had some apple pie type ones and some sriracha flavored ones. These are made mostly from corn meal and, nutritionally, are largely starch with very little protein or fiber. I also wish they were about an inch shorter. However, I really do like the flavor. They do a good job of mimicking a pizza flavor (probably because there is real cheese in here).

 

Zee Zee’s Honey Roasted Sunflower Kernels (1.2 oz) – Buy 48, 1 oz Bags for $29.99

This is a repeat item, most recently from November 2020. I think this brand is mostly marketed for kids, possibly food service providers like cafeterias and such, as you can usually only buy them in huge amounts. Honey roasting nuts and seeds definitely makes them tastier and these have that classic honey roasted flavor. I ended up pouring them in a small bowl and eating with a spoon, though – they’re just too small to be good as finger food.

 

Boulder Canyon Classic Sea Salt Kettle Cooked Potato Chips (1 oz) – Buy 12, 6.5 oz Bags for $41.88

These are a repeat item from last month. Although I rarely let myself buy potato chips (I love them but eat too many at once) and am happy to see them in a subscription box, I worry that they are just offloading old stock here, as the packaging seems to have changed. They were still fresh-tasting, though, and if you like kettle cooked potato chips you will probably enjoy these as well, although I wouldn’t be able to distinguish them from a competing brand.

 

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips, Sea Salt (1 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $42.00

Here is another repeat item, this time from October 2020. These don’t have grain so they don’t have that corn flavor you usually get with tortilla chips, but they have a texture I find to be quite satisfying. They are cooked using avocado oil and I can actually taste the avocado flavor here, which is a nice complement to the texture. Although in general I would probably choose a chip with beans (and hence more fiber), these are nice to try every now and then, and would work well if you are following the Paleo diet.

 

Bakery on Main White Chip Raspberry Swirl Granola (1.1 oz)

This is not a repeat item for Love with Food, but it is a product that has been making the rounds lately. I get three snack subscription boxes and it’s been in all of them in the last month or two. This is a flavor that you can’t buy yet (it’s been “coming soon” for a month or two). I like the combination of white chocolate and raspberry, though I’d add a touch more of each to the product if I was in charge of making it. This is made from gluten free oats and is also vegan if either of those is of concern to you.

 

Olyra Cinnamon Tahini Breakfast Biscuits (37.5 g) – Buy 24 Packs f or $29.99

Although this is a repeat item, you have to go all the way back to September 2019 to find it. (No, I do not think this particular item is that old – it was perfectly fresh-tasting and not stale or expired.) This is much more cinnamon and much less tahini for me (i.e., it doesn’t taste like sesame). These are a little dry on their own but if you dunked them in a hot beverage it would probably help.

 

Wafer Everbar (1.2 oz) – Buy 48 for $58.20

This is a repeat from last month but it was one of my favorite things in the box. If you like chocolate covered things and you like wafer cookies you will probably enjoy this too. Think of this more as a sweet treat than something healthful.

 

Parm Crisps, Original (0.63 oz) – Buy 12, 1.75 oz Bags for $37.88

I have had this before although possibly not from Love with Food. The thing about these baked cheese snacks is that they first hit you with some delicious saltiness but then after you’ve eaten a few the saltiness gets overwhelming. My husband feels the same way. However, splitting a snack sized bag with him is just about right for both of us without being too much.

 

Poppies Coconut Macaroon (1.4 oz) – Buy 24 for $28.49

This was an actual new item for me! It was pretty good. I like coconut and I like chocolate and this had a really nice texture that was just soft and chewy and sweet. They may not be like fresh macaroons from a bakery but that would be hard to achieve from a packaged cookie, and for packaged cookies they are excellent.

 

Perfect Granola Bar, Cherry Vanilla Walnut (1.4 oz) – Buy 5 for $6.50

This is a repeat item from October 2020 but I’m wondering if Love with Food got a new batch in because this is better than I remembered. It looks like in my previous review I thought the sunflower seeds made the bar a little hard, but I didn’t notice that this time. What I did notice was a strong flavor of almond extract but, um, that is the best flavor of all time (like, I will open the almond extract at home just to sniff it), so no complaints here.

 

Lily’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups (1.25 oz) – Buy 3, 3.5 oz Bags for $19.99

I thought this was a repeat item but it’s actually a different flavor than the one we received last time (last time we got the milk chocolate ones). I am going to admit that I prefer milk chocolate to dark chocolate, but, that’s not to say these are bad. For a stevia-sweetened, low sugar candy, this was much better than expected. No, it’s not Reese’s, but if you’re trying to cut down on sugar, it’s a reasonable substitute.

 

Bobo’s Oat Bites, Original with Chocolate Chips (1.3 oz) – Buy 30 for $26.94

This one is a repeat from May 2020. You do receive this brand often but they tend to vary the products and flavors. These are kind of dry and a little too chewy for me, and there aren’t many chocolate chips. I’ll be honest, I like the bars from this brand a lot better, especially in terms of texture. If these could be made softer I would probably love them because they do have a nice level of sweetness and a good oaty flavor.

 

Appleways Blueberry Simply Wholesome Oat Bar (1.2 oz) – Buy 25 for $29.99

This is another item we also received last month. This has a much better texture than the oat bite, reminds me quite a bit of an oatmeal cookie with fruit (although not whole dried fruit pieces or anything). It does have whole grain, which is great, but also a fair amount of added sugar.

Stash Chocolate Mint Oolong (1 bag) – Buy 18 Bags for $3.95

The universe is telling me to buy this, I swear. I’ve gotten it a couple of times from Sips By and I’ve also gotten free samples of it when I ordered from Stash in the past. And I really like it. Even if you are not normally a fan of oolongs, the chocolate and the mint really take over this one and the actual tea flavor is somewhat secondary. This has essentially no calories (there may be a few from cocoa oils but not enough that they’re required to be printed on the package) but manages to taste pretty decadent.

 

Stash Breakfast in Paris (1 bag) – Buy 18 Bags for $3.95

OK, so this was not what I was expecting at all. Most breakfast teas that I’m familiar with are just plain black teas (maybe with high caffeine for tea) but this was definitely not plain. It’s a lot like a lavender Earl Grey (there’s also bergamot in here) but it has a hint of vanilla as well. I think I would recommend this to either people who are big fans of Earl Grey already, or who are into floral-flavored teas, becaue it’s kind of both of those things. I tend not to buy Earl Greys often because I get a lot of them in subscription boxes so there’s rarely a need. But I would consider adding a box of this to a Stash order sometime (maybe soon so I can use the coupon code).

Verdict: There were 17 items in the February 2021 Love With Food Deluxe Box for an average value of about $1.17 per item. Right now I feel like Love with Food is going through some things and I do hope they come out OK. I just don’t know what to think, now that their snack shop has completely disappeared. Although I will say that after one fairly late box they are working their way back towards a more normal shipping schedule, and not every subscription company has been able to do the same. I was a little disappointed in all the repeats this month although I am somewhat more tolerant when it’s been 6+ months since the last time we received an item (there were a handful of those). Interestingly, some of the repeat items tasted better this time (I’m thinking the Love Corn and the Perfect Granola bar), and I’m not sure why, maybe they were fresher or a new batch came in. I did enjoy the new items (macaroon, tea). In the end, this box was a little bit of a mixed bag for me but I did discover a few things worth purchasing again.

 To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, you’d receive March’s box as your first box.

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 $1.17 per item.

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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 | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I received the February box both in February, and in March. Exact same box, including the February Valentine card that came with the February box.

    LWF seems to be having trouble this year. Last year they were great. This year, they’ve been late (but at least they sent an email informing customers of the delay), and now they’ve made a mistake with the March box. LWF also made an error with the number of points I had earned. They fixed their mistake once I pointed it out to them.

    It’s a shame because otherwise it’s a great box.

    I need to get this off my chest….I simply don’t get the appeal of the “Bobo’s” line of snacks. They are dense hockey pucks with a very high calorie count considering the size of the snacks. There are much, much better oat snacks out there.

  2. I would advise against ordering from the Rewards Pantry. Twice I used all my points and it showed that the orders were shipped but with no tracking info. Both times I emailed CS for an update and had to get my points refunded. They keep showing “available” items but they don’t exist. At least CS was responsive both times.

  3. I subscribed in Feb. (FEB. 3rdish) and have been charged twice and received nothing! Horrible CS, excuse after excuse.

  4. I was looking to subscribe to this box. Thought it would be a great box to try a snack each afternoon at work but it sounds like they have a few hiccups to work through. I might hold off another month or two. Look forward to your reviews in the coming months and will keep an eye out.

    • I am allegedly getting the March box tomorrow, so if that holds up (FedEx delivers on Sunday) then they are basically back on track in terms of shipping. We will see if the snacks are new or repeats, though.

  5. I subscribed to this box from MSA’s rec. Subscribed in Feb and was charged twice but had yet to receive ANY box. No notice or emails or anything. CS was lacking and it took them 5 days for an answer. It seems like I’m not the only one. Had to file a chargeback and then they responded. Very disappointed!

  6. I receive the smaller size of this box. I love them! I’ve subscribed to enough different boxes that I truly appreciate any company that lets their customers know if there is going to be a delay, and they have improved lately with shipping unlike some boxes. The bonus shop is still there. I did ask them about the snack shop and they said they are in the process of revamping it. I hope they are doing ok. I don’t mind repeats (except for jerky which I don’t eat) especially if it is something I like such as the Just Corn, it may also be with the smaller box that there are less repeats. I just rejoined so not sure.

    • Yeah, I have been subscribing continuously for a number of years (I forget how many but it’s been a long while) so I notice the repeats more. It’s less of a big deal if you only get the box off and on. Last time I checked the rewards pantry there were maybe 8 items listed and all but 1 were sold out. But that probably changes from week to week. Glad to hear they are redoing the snack shop, it was weird that it just completely disappeared.

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