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My Love With Food Review — Delicious Snacks for a Good Cause

My Love With Food Review

Delicious, healthy snacks that give back.

Love With Food is a snack subscription box that specializes in treats that are organic, natural, and/or made without artificial ingredients. Snacks selected for inclusion will be free from:

  • artificial flavoring
  • artificial coloring
  • trans fats
  • hydrogenated oils
  • high fructose corn syrup

If you’re looking for a subscription that gives back, look no further. For every box sold, Love With Food donates at least one meal to an American family in need. (Over a million meals have been donated to food banks so far!) A snack box that helps you eat better AND helps make the world better? Sounds pretty great, right?

My introduction to Love With Food was a few years ago, and I’ve been a fan ever since. The snacks are tasty, the curation is consistently great, and I love discovering new snacks before they hit the shelves of my local grocery store. In this review, I’ll do a walk-through of the Love With Food signup process, talk a little bit about the subscription, and show what you can expect to receive in an average box.

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by Lindsey Morse, MSA Reviewer, Snack Specialist
April 14, 2021| Leave a comment

About Love With Food

Image via Love With Food.

Plans & Pricing

About Love With Food‘s subscription plan 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

(Note that you can save with longer subscriptions that you pay for up front.)

Love With Food ships to the U.S. for free. Located in another country? They’ll likely ship to you for an additional fee. You can contact customer service for more information.

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Signing Up

When you sign up for Love With Food and go through the checkout funnel, you’ll need to decide which subscription is right for you. If you want gluten-free snacks, the choice is easy. The Gluten-Free Box contains 10+ high-quality snacks that are all gluten-free. For those without dietary restrictions, the Tasting Box and the Deluxe Box are also on the table. Let’s take a look at how they differ.

The Deluxe Box contains 15+ snacks that are organic, natural, and/or made without artificial ingredients. Youc an expect to see a selection of sweet and savory treats: chips, candy, granola bars, cookies, energy bars, etc.

If you don’t need that many snacks each month, the Tasting Box includes a smaller selection. You’ll receive the same types of items and the same brands as the larger box, but it’s about half the size. Regardless of which box you choose, when you sign up for a subscription, you’ll be billed on a recurring basis and you’ll start receiving a monthly shipment of deliciousness.

My Love With Food Review

Let’s take a look at a Deluxe box from Love With Food to see what types of delicious snacks are featured.

 

Typically, this subscription is sent in its own branded packaging, but for some reason, this month’s snacks were packed in a plain brown box.

 

The box included an invitation to review the snacks.

Now, let me walk you through all the delicious goodies!

 

Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps, Original (0.75 oz) – Buy 6 oz for $3.49

I’m a big fan of crunchy snacks and also a lover of cornbread, so these cornbread crisps are practically perfect for me. They’re made with cornmeal, which gives them a great texture and that signature cornbread flavor. Each bag contains 10 grams of whole grains and 100 calories. Love With Food sent these in the original flavor, which is a little bit sweet and a little bit salty (like great cornbread should be), but they’re also available in honey butter and jalapeño varieties.

 

Bush’s Bean Chips, Spicy Nacho (1.5 oz) – Buy 24 Bags for $35.99

Bush’s Beans are a grocery store staple brand, but I had no idea they’d expanded from canned beans into chips! These black bean tortilla chips are flavored with real cheddar cheese and a mix of spices. They’re crunchy and salty, and they taste a little bit like Doritos with the volume turned up. They’re gluten-free, high in fiber, and free from GMO’s.

 

Moon Cheese, White Chedda Black Peppa (1 oz) – Buy 12 for $24.99

I have a strange and unshakable obsession with Parmesan cheese, so you’ll often find Whisps (crunchy, baked Parmesan snacks) stockpiled in my kitchen cabinet. Moon Cheese is kind of the same idea, though this product is freeze-dried instead of baked. (Both production methods result in a crispy, crunchy cheese snack.) As expected, these are cheesy and crunchy, with that savory, umami taste that keeps you going back for “just one more bite.” Moon Cheese is all-natural, high in protein, keto-friendly, and naturally gluten-free. I also have to give props for the name; “Moon Cheese” makes me smile.

 

KIND Energy, Peanut Butter (2.1 oz) – Buy 12 Bars for $14

Of all the snacks in this box, this one is probably the least exciting in my book. KIND bars are pretty widely available, and I don’t eat that many energy bars. That said, I’m always game for trying something new, and there’s no denying that this is a tasty snack. When you bite into this bar, it’s soft, but a mix of grains (including oats, quinoa, and millet) provides a nice textural element. Flavor-wise, I get mostly oats and peanut butter. This bar is gluten-free and contains 10 grams of protein.

 

Sun-Maid Bites, PB&J (3 oz) – Retail Value $6.95

Raise your hand if, like me, you have fond memories of eating tiny little boxes of Sun-Maid raisins as a kid. Something about this brand just brings me right back to my elementary school days! This “kidtastic” snack is inspired by the classic peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and each little bite is a mix of fruit, oats, and nuts. These bites are free from artificial colors and flavors and really do taste like little pb&j’s.

 

Nora Seaweed Snacks, Tempura (0.9 oz) – Buy 6, 1.6 oz Bags for $24.99

Seaweed snacks are divisive, but I’m personally a fan, and I found these to be especially delicious. Nora’s Seaweed Tempura Snacks are crunchy, salty, a little sweet, and just… yum. For me, this snack borrows all the best flavors from a tempura sushi roll. (I swear I could even taste a hint of rice vinegar and soy sauce!)

 

Kracklin’ Kamut, Sea Salt (1 oz) – Buy 12, 1.4 oz Bags for $20.89

Kamut is an ancient grain similar to modern wheat, and Kracklin’ Kamut is a crunchy, salty snack that looks a little bit like breakfast cereal. The texture and taste are very satisfying, but I have to confess that I found this snack a little difficult to eat. I managed to get the tiny pieces everywhere! (At least my pup wasn’t complaining…)

 

Prince of Peace Lemon Ginger Chews (4 oz) – Retail Value $2.19

I love ginger chews, and I always make sure to have a bag on hand for snacking. I’m actually so obsessed that I’ve sampled pretty much every brand out there, and I go out of my way to shop at my local Asian grocery store because my favorite brand, Sina, is Indonesian and not available at most grocery stores! This brand is a little milder and less fiery than my faves, but I like the addition of lemon. This snack is all-natural and gluten-free, and each candy has only 15 calories.

 

Lily’s Extra Dark Chocolate (0.35 oz) – Buy 4, 2.8 oz Bars for $19.99 (found here for $17.99)

Lily’s Extra Dark Chocolate is sweetened with stevia instead of sugar, so it’s lower in sugar than your average chocolate. I love dark chocolate, but I have to admit that I’m something of a purist; I don’t seek out treats with sugar alternatives. That said, I couldn’t taste the stevia in this, and the chocolate is good quality. I’d be more than happy to eat this again, but I doubt I’d seek it out.

 

Bakery on Main Monster Cookie Decadent Granola (1.1 oz)

This granola mix is fun and indulgent. It’s a mix of oats, dark chocolate, nuts, and sprinkles, and it contains 16 grams of whole grains per serving. I’m not always super excited to receive granola (I don’t eat it all the frequently), but this one is delicious. It really does taste like an oatmeal cookie! I love testing products before they kit the shelves, and one of the perks of Love With Food is that they’ll often send items like this that aren’t yet available for sale.

 

Harvest Snaps Crunchions, Sour Cream and Onion (0.75 oz) – Buy 3, 2.5 oz Bags for $14.99

Are you a fan of Funyuns? Then you’ll probably love this baked lentil snack that’s a near dupe. Crunchy, salty, and very oniony, this is one of my favorite discoveries from this month’s Love With Food box.

 

Goya Maria Cookies (0.88 oz) – Buy 16, 7 oz Tubes for $13.64

Goya is a Spanish brand that I often see in the grocery store, but I didn’t know they made cookies! Maria Cookies (or galletas María, en español) are popular in Spain, where they’re eaten for breakfast, used in desserts, and given to babies. They’re crumbly and lightly sweetened, and flavor-wise, they remind me a bit of Nilla Wafers.

 

Welch’s Juicefuls Mixed Fruit (1 oz) – Retail Value $2.31

Okay. Guys. I have to tell you something. I LOVE gummy snacks, and I am obsessed with Gushers. (My favorite Gushers-esque snack is Trader Joe’s Gummy Tummies Penguins. The most perfect candy ever? I sure as heck think so.) These were delicious and just gushy enough to give a pop of fruity liquid when you chomp them. My only complaint? This bag was too small.

 

Honey Stinger Organic Cracker Bar (1.5 oz) – Buy 12 for $28.99

Of all the snacks in this month’s box, I found this one to be the most meh. At first, I was excited. I mean, how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate? The strange part of this “cracker bar,” though, is that it appears to be made with saltine crackers. While not necessarily unpleasant, I just found the combination of ingredients a bit baffling. Buttery Ritz-type crackers would have been better, in my opinion, and pretzels would have been terrific.

 

Zee Zee’s Birthday Cake Soft Baked Bar (1.3 oz) – Buy 24 Bars for $26.99

Funnily enough, this bar is quite similar to the Monster Cookie Granola. Both snacks are sweet and oaty, they both have sprinkles, and they both have a certain whimsy about them. (Probably due to the sprinkles!) The main difference is that this bar is soft and chewy, not crunchy like the granola. While I really like the packaging, this bar didn’t dazzle me. It was fine, but I wouldn’t buy a box.

 

You Love Fruit Mangoes A-Go-Go (0.5 oz) – Buy 12 for $26.95

Last but not least, we have some mango fruit leather. As someone who loves fruity snacks like Fruit by the Foot and Fruit Roll-Ups, this is a natural snack that appeals to my particular palate. You peel the little circles of dried fruit off a strip of parchment paper, and they’re chewy, sweet, and tangy. I don’t get a strong mango flavor from this particular brand, but it’s still a pretty satisfying snack.

Is Love With Food Worth It?

Pros: 

  • Snacks are organic, all-natural, and/or free from additives.
  • Everything is individually packaged, which is great for snacking on the go.
  • Love With Food frequently lets you preview snacks that haven’t yet hit the market.
  • Boxes include a variety of sweet and savory offerings.
  • Many snacks are kid-friendly.

Cons: 

  • Snacks sometimes repeat, and certain items (like the ginger chews) pop up frequently.
  • Love With Food sends a mix of high-end and grocery store brands, so there’s a chance some of the snacks might already be in your cabinet.
  • Some items (like the Seaweed Snacks in the month’s box), might not appeal to everyone.

I’d recommend Love With Food to anyone who:

  • Is looking for treats that are held to a higher standard than your average grocery store offering.
  • Enjoys variety and wants individually-sized snack packs without having to buy in bulk.
  • Wants kid-friendly snacks that are great for lunches and after-school pick-me-ups.

My Verdict: 

If you like keeping your cabinet stocked full of snacks, but you value treats that are organic, all-natural, free from additives, and just a little bit less junky than your average junk food offering, I think Love With Food is one of the best subscription boxes out there. When you sign up for a subscription, you can expect to receive a wide variety of goodies every month, and it’s always fun seeing what will pop up in the box. Personally, I love that shipments include all different types of snacks (candy, cookies, crackers, chips, granola, etc.), and I enjoy when I get to try new treats before they hit the market. In this box, the Crunchions, Juicefuls, and Nora Seaweed Snacks were my faves, but I enjoyed the majority of what I received. Value-wise, the cost of this box breaks down to about $1.25 per item. Given the variety of snacks and the element of surprise and discovery this subscription brings, I think that’s a great deal!

Want to learn more about Love With Food‘s snack delivery service? Check out lovewithfood.com or read more of our Love With Food subscription box reviews.

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Written by Lindsey Morse

Lindsey Morse

Lindsey is a professional baker, cold brew coffee addict, and rosé aficionado who loves writing about food and wine. When she’s not sharing her love of subscription boxes with the world, you’ll find her in the podcasting studio, perfecting her cake decorating techniques, or cursing her way through the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

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