My second Love with Food box arrived. I knew it was coming, and they even emailed me a sneak peek of what was going to be in it. I might have mentioned that I’m dealing with some stomach issues that start in the morning and last pretty much all of the time, so I was really excited when they told me I would be receiving Chimes Ginger Lemon chews. Ginger and lemon?! In one? I could hardly wait! Then my box came, delivered to me in bed by one of my children.
I’m not sure what happened to the Chimes, but I immediately ordered some online (at $4 for 1.5 oz., they definitely would have added to the value of the $9 Love with Food box.
Last time I reviewed Love with Food, I’m afraid I may have gotten carried away with reviewing the actual food in the box, rather than the box itself. I will try to keep it a little shorter this time.
Although we are big fans of KIND bars, we did not like Simple Crunch bar at all. It tasted like bland, flattened oats with salt and unsweetened cocoa powder. We also found the flavor of the Sour Cream and Onion Veggie Puffs extremely overpowering (as was the smell—I was relieved when I got them sealed in a bag and the smell started to disappear—do not attempt to eat these secretly).
The Appleways apple bar was just okay. My fiancé liked it quite a bit while I had trouble finishing my bite. To me, it tasted almost sour. It did look just like the picture on the label, though, which is refreshing. I really enjoyed the Mr. Nature cranberry trail mix. My fiancé said it had more sweetness than the last one, but still needed salt. I checked the ingredients and it actually had both salt and sugar added. I ate it all.
We both enjoyed the 180 Snacks almond rice pops with blueberries, though they were odd. The looked and felt like styrofoam, and seemed flavorless at first, then all of a sudden, there would be a strong blueberry flavor in our mouths. The taste actually reminded me of instant blueberries and cream oatmeal. The YumEarth organic fruit snacks were mostly good as well—and cute! There was one color I did not like at all, but I never quite figured out which one. My fiancé said, “They taste organic.”
Finally, this box included some non-food items. The toothpaste was extremely minty, so much so that my mouth felt like I was trying to hold a piece of dry ice on my tongue (I can only assume that’s what it would feel like). If you’re looking to switch to a natural toothpaste, I would suggest giving this one a try.
The single serve coffee packets came with the most adorable filter! You unfold, place on the cup, tear the top of the coffee filter, and pour water over it slowly. Very, very slowly. I had to pour about a tablespoon of water at a time and let it filter through before pouring more. It also took two mugs to make one cup of coffee since it couldn’t pass the level of the filter. The coffee came out thick and rich, and made me jittery (my regular coffee is half decaf). I didn’t like the first few sips, then I loved it. I’ve found myself wanting more of this coffee on a regular basis since I had it. This coffee is the best thing that came out of my two Love with Food boxes.
Is Love with Food worth it? I think that depends on the person. I’m going to discontinue my subscription because I haven’t liked enough of the foods. However, if you only eat health food, or you have young children and you want them to try healthier snacks, this might be a good box for you. At $9.99/month or $7.99/month of you pay annually, it’s about $1 per item. Had my Chimes been included, those alone were a $4 value. If you’re into health food, you might enjoy this box.
I found a code to get your first box free with a $5 shipping fee (so really half off). I’m not sure if it works, but here it is: SAS40OFF
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