Love With Food: June 2016
I received the “Love is Celebration” Tasting Box this month. It only contains one food item with nuts, which is pretty good considering I was getting boxes that were more nut-based than [I felt] they should’ve been. I decided to get another box, though, just to try out where Love With Food is at right now in terms of diversity.
- Sinfully Thin Blue Corn Popcorn ($0.26) — I’m surprised by how much I loved these! When I opened the package, all I could think was, “What’s so special about blue corn?” but they actually have a fluffier feel to them. The average popcorn used (there is actually corn called “popcorn” that grows) is always hard on my teeth, so I can’t enjoy it as often as I like. I’d totally be up for some blue corn popcorn! I just wish it was available for popping myself; there’s something about fresh popcorn. ?
- Snapz Original Crunchy Premium Apple Crisps ($1.05) — So…I’m not sure about the crunchy part, as my bag consisted of a lot more chewy pieces than the crunchy, melt-in-your-mouth freeze-dried crisps I typically get. With that said, these were better than I was expecting, and I was glad to see there were more pieces in the package than most dried fruit packages.
- Biscottea Traditional Teatime Shortbread ($0.73) — This tasted a bit like a discontinued shortbread I also discovered through Love With Food, so it was nice to have received it. I also like how the ingredients are very basic (wheat flour, sugar, butter, pure vanilla extract, baking soda, salt), because it’s closer to homemade than the preservative-stuffed baked goods in stores.
- Torie & Howard Fruit Chews ($0.22/piece; I received 2) — Like Lovely Candy Co., these fruit chews are like healthier versions of Starburst. The flavor I received, Raspberry Lemonade, was really sour. I was disappointed, however, when I bit into it and it was like a chewy mess exploded in my mouth. These are hard on the outside, but extremely gooey on the inside. Because I have cavities and try to avoid things that can get really stuck in my teeth, I’m going to stay away from them.
- Raw Rev Glo Creamy Peanut Butter & Sea Salt Bar ($0.80) — Obviously I did not try this because #nuts. I’ll give it to someone else to try. ^^;
- You Love Fruit Leather (Mango) ($1.79) — I’ve been wanting to try this fruit leather brand for a while. I received one in some box some time ago, but it was coconut. In the package, it feels like it’s just one big slab of fruit leather, but I was happy to find it wasn’t like that at all. Instead, it’s small pieces wrapped up—kind of like the kiddy fruit roll-ups in stores.
- Wild Garden Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus Dip ($0.73) — #SorryNotSorry, but I’m not super big on hummus. I like traditional bean dip—either pinto or black bean—and prefer it not to be messed with. I think I could have liked this if it didn’t have such a tang to it; it reminds me of the reason I dislike cilantro.
- Snack Factory Original Pretzel Crisps ($0.50) — I’ve had these prefer. I kind of like them more than regular pretzel chips, because I love pretzels but struggle with how crunchy they are. These are like a combination of pretzels and chips. 🙂
Spent: $4.99 under ‘come back’ discount ($9.99 is normal monthly price)
Difference: $-1.30 under discount; $+3.70 higher than if bought items self
Love With Food donates to a food bank in America with every purchase, so depending on your personal values, paying a little more on a curated snack box for foods you might not discover yourself might be worth it and is something to consider in regards to the price.
With that said, if you purchase a yearly subscription, it’s cheaper (if I can remember correctly).
I really like how their boxes have been more diverse, of the two I’ve received since last year. I fell in love with Love With Food after Goodies.co shut down, so this subscription box kinda means a lot to me. ❤
I’m unsubscribing after this box for now, because 1) I’m subscribed to MunchPak and am gonna enjoy curated nut-free boxes for a while and 2) cannot actually afford my subscription box addiction right now.
However, if you’re up for checking it out, please use my affiliate link.