Saturday, February 15, 2014

Love With Food Box Review!

Those of you who follow me on Facebook might have seen me jumping up and down with excitement over my Love With Food box shipping! Well, it arrived. And it was glorious.

What is Love With Food you ask? Here's a blurb straight from their website:
Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
The hubby and I are trying to eat healthier this year, but it's tough ponying up the money to try new "healthier" snacks since they come in such big bags. Buying a whole bag of soybean crisps, only to realize you hate the way they taste? Sad times. So I thought this would be a great way to try some new snacks in sample size!

With my new subscription, I was offered free shipping and $5 off my first box. So I only spent $5. Here's what I received.

Restaurant Style White Bean Chips by Beanitos 
Package Size: 1.5 oz - Value: $.50 
INGREDIENTS: Whole Navy Beans, Whole Grain Rice, Pure Sunflower and/or Safflower Oil, Guar Bean Gum, Sea Salt.

These chips are Gluten free, non-GMO and listed to be high in fiber! I haven't gotten around to eating them yet, but they sound quite tasty. I'm going to find some good salsa to pair with them before I dive in.

Snack Olives by Mario Camacho
Package Size: .7 oz - Value: $1.00
INGREDIENTS: Olives, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Lactic Acid, Chili Powder, and Thyme

I got the ones with a hint of savory pepper, but there is also a garlic variation. These are also listed as Gluten Free and look delicious! I love green olives, so I can't wait to try these. How cute is the snack pack?

PureNotes Dark "Chocolatey" by TCHO
Package Size: .28 oz - Value: $1.00
INGREDIENTS: Cacao Beans, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Beans

"Mokaccino" Serious Milk Chocolate + Blue Bottle Coffee by TCHO
Package Size: .28 oz - Value: $1.00
INGREDIENTS: Cane Sugar, Cacao Beans, Cocoa Butter, Whole Milk Powder, Non-Fat Milk Powder, Coffee Beans, Soy Lecithin, Vanilla Beans

I refuse to eat these until last, because my huge affinity for chocolate will kill me if I devour them now. These little pieces of chocolate have Kosher stamp, along with being USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified! Sign me up. I'll buy more if they taste good. I really will.

Dark Chocolate Crepe Dentelle by Gavotte
Package Size: ? - Value: Around $1?
INGREDIENTS: Extra-fine dark chocolate 43%, wheat flour, sugar, concentrated pastry butter, vegetable fats, lactose and milk proteins, salt, barley malt

It was really hard to find information on these delectable cookies, because they are manufactured in FRANCE! Yup. In France. It looks like you can buy them on Amazon, and at World Market though.  No food coloring, no preservatives, and non-GMO make this cookie a good choice for a snack. The taste though? I regret sharing. These were SO GOOD. I want a whole box. Now.

Dark Chocolate Covered Blueberries by Emily's Chocolate
Package Size: 1 oz - Value: $1.10
INGREDIENTS: Dark Chocolate (sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, milk fat, soy lecithin added as an emulsifier, and vanilla), Dried Blueberries (blueberries, sugar, natural flavor, citric acid, and sunflower oil), Corn Syrup, Tapioca Dextrin, Confectioner's Glaze (refined lac.).

Scrumptious. That's what these are. I love dark chocolate, and the blueberry flavor pairs with it in a way that made me want to upend this entire package straight into my mouth. Yum. I loved how there was the perfect amount of chocolate on each one! These are also cerified Kosher.

Chocolate Chip Biscotti by Biscotti di Suzy
Package Size: .6oz - Value: $.50
INGREDIENTS: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor, Sugar, Cocoa Butter with added Lecithin Emulsifier, Pure Vanilla), Vanilla, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate)

I'm waiting for my morning tea tomorrow to try this lovely little biscotti. I loved visiting their website. They are so transparent about everything they use in their items. Best of all, their sales go through Amazon! You can go buy a whole bunch of biscotti right now. I just might.

Honey Graham Sticks by Back to Nature
Package Size: 1 oz - Value: $.60-$.75
INGREDIENTS: unbleached wheat flour, evaporated cane juice, safflower oil, graham flour (whole grain wheat flour), honey, brown rice syrup, leavening (baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), sea salt, natural flavor.

I can't wait to eat these! I've seen Back to Nature brand at both Whole Foods and Ralphs before. Their packaging always clearly states that they use no artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, or hydrogenated oils. Now I know that they also don't use corn syrup! I hope they taste great, because these beat the pants off Honey Maid.

So there you have it!

I've only made it through the Gavottes and the Dark Chocolate Blueberries so far, but I'm already hooked.

I'll grant you the fact that these items don't quite add up to the total price of the box normally, but I also know I'm paying for the convenience of snack sized portions, the fact that these items are non-GMO/Kosher/Organic, plus I'm not paying the separate shipping fees for each item.

If you subscribe for a year, each box is only $10. That's pretty great!

Plus **BONUS** items come too:
This month I received a cute little "Love With Food" chip clip, a coupon for a FREE Revolution Foods Meal Kit (up to $4.99) value, a 20% off coupon for, and a 15% off coupon for Tcho.

Also, don't forget that every box you get donates a meal to a hungry child. That in itself is worth the $10 for me. The snacks are just a bonus.

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1 comment:

  1. This is an awesome idea! It can be really hard to find healthy foods.