Love With Food is a box I have not reviewed in quite a while. I have continued to receive it for at least the last 9 months or so. The box I am reviewing is the tasting box. It is a 10.00 a month subscription with 2 dollars shipping at its highest. If you choose to subscribe for more months the price of the box goes down and the shipping is free. If after reading this , and are interested. I will leave a link down below so that you may get your very first box for free and only pay the 2.00 shipping charge. No obligation after that, and can cancel at anytime. You should also know that this company provides a meal for a hungry child with each box purchased. Most of the foods each month are either all-natural, vegan, non-gmo or gluten free or any combination of the above. They also have a shop within their website, where you can purchase all kinds of healthy snacks and items and a points system for reviews that you can save up to get free snacks.
Okay, let’s get on to this month’s box. First off, I was a bit surprised with the theme. They did not go for the obvious at all, Valentine’s Day. Very unique. In fact, overall, I think this box was the finest curation of all the boxes I have received thus far. As you can see in the picture above, they even included a set of Mardi Gras beads. How cute, right? The pamphlet also was outstanding in its graphic design. Let’s talk about the snacks!
The first item I received was the Lemon Wafer Bites by the brand Dolcetto. Basically what they are, are little pillow pockets filled with a delicious lemon cream. The pocket is like a wafer. The product contained no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial ingredients and no trans fats. Honestly, this was my absolute favorite item in the box. I have received a similar product with chocolate inside from this same brand and it was equally as good. If they had not been sold out in the shop, I would have purchased more.
The next product was the Traditional Hot Chocolate by Monbana. According to the flyer I have, it was created by French Master Chocolatiers using 32 % chocolate. There are only 3 ingredients. Sugar, vanilla and cocoa. Silly me, used to making hot chocolate with water, did not read the directions on the back. After I had mixed it with hot water it was a tiny bit bitter, that is when I read the directions and saw that it called for milk. Easily remedied by adding some almond milk to the top and stirring it in. It is a very rich, and decadent beverage, nothing like Swiss Miss at all. It was a really nice treat for a Sunday morning. The product is also vegan.
Next up, to satisfy my eternal craving for salty foods at least once a day, was the Olive Oil Potato Chips by Boulder Canyon. Amazing kettle cooked chips, made in small batches and cooked in 100% Olive Oil, one of the good fats for you. They were delicious and made with only three ingredients: potatoes, olive oil, and sea salt. The big potato chip companies need to watch their backs. These are also Non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, all natural with no cholesterol or trans fats. They are also Kosher.
Another slightly salty treat, was the Baked Mac N’ Cheese Puffs by Snikiddy. While I can’t say that they tasted like mac and cheese , they were very tasty indeed, and they had me at cheese and puff. This company was created by two moms who were looking for healthy snacks for their children. They are Non-Gmo, Gluten Free, no trans fats, and contain no high fructose corn syrup. I think they hit the mark in the healthy department.
Also included within the box were a couple of chocolate squares by the company Divine Chocolate.Of course, they were delicious as well. I mean it’s chocolate, right? I received this box on Valentine’s Day actually, and it was nice to have some then. They are produced by the only fair trade company owned by its own cocoa farmers.
The chocolate did not end there. We also received two Toffee Crunch TruffleCremes from the company Dilettante. These were so good, I am a sucker for toffee. Not overpowering like a Heath bar, just a soft, delightful truffle.
The last product that I had tried was a Protein+ Almond Honey Bar by Rise Bar. This one was a little on the strange side. It was one small rectangular mold with kind of a strange texture. The flavor was not too bad. I think it was the texture I did not care for. However, it only contained three ingredients: almonds, honey and whey protein isolate and is non-gmo and gluten free.
I have not had the chance to try some seasoning packets that were also included in this month’s box. They are the Original Creole Seasoning By Tony Chachere. Supposed to be good for seasoning meats, stews, veggies and soups. I am sure they will get used within the next month.
In closing, I really loved this month’s box overall. The theme was adorable, the treats wonderful and I think that this is a subscription service that just keeps getting better and better as the months pass. They also carry a larger box called the Deluxe box which contains some of the same treats and others not included in the tasters box, and a Gluten-Free box as well, which is relatively new.
If you would like to check out this subscription and get your first box for only the 2 dollars shipping, simply hit this link: http://lovewithfood.com/invite?m=r&ref=MRy
I also have the unboxing of this and all of the other ones on my Youtube channel. Here is the link for the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqhFwZzhncx18-Av_U2pRCDiwjXRP9IgF
Ciao for now!