Love With Food November 2013 Review

IMG_3873 The Box Love With Food is one of my favorite snack subscriptions. It is affordable and always jam packed with new, organic, all-natural snacks. Also, for every box that is purchased, they donate a meal to a hungry child.. how cool is that? That probably means it would be wrong of you NOT to order this box… {haha at least that’s what I tell myself}. “Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love with Food experience!”
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cost Only $10 bucks a month!
IMG_3875 the goods I love that every month they have a theme, this month being “Flavors of the Fall with Chef Ryan Scott” for Thanksgiving of course. They always send a card detailing each and every product included. This is always a nice touch! These boxes are always packed with tons of goodies, so it’s nice to have them listed all in one place.
Whats inside
1 ~ Tuxedo Popcorn from Kukuruza
$3.00
“For a sweeter spin on the classic caramel popcorn, add a drizzle of premium milk and white chocolate”
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2 ~ Green & Black’s Organic Dark 70% Chocolate
about $1.00
“With this silky mixture of cocoa liquor and cocoa butter, you won’t believe it’s dark chocolate”
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3 ~ Maple Fudge from Laura Secord
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4 ~ Ginger Twist Tea from Mightly Leaf
$0.65 cents
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5 ~ Almond, Apricot, & Yogurt Bar from Eat Natural
$1.92/ bar
“A delicious bar made from nature’s best ingredients: crunchy almonds, apricots and smooth yogurt”
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6 ~ Rosemary Sea Salt Shortbread from Dancing Deer Baking Co.
$0.90 cents
“A gentle blend of refreshing rosemary and pink sea salt infuse this all butter shortbread.”
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7 ~ Sweet Corn Crunch from Sensible Foods
about $1.00
“What do you get when you crunch dry corn kernels? A sweet and crunchy snack with a serious makeover”
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8 ~ Authentic Indian Spice blend from Arora Creations
$3.99
“The word Masala literally means spice, and these authentic Indian blends aresure to transport your palette to the Far East”
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9 ~ Sweet Potato Popchips from Popchips
$1.13
“Sweet, crunchy and bite sized crisps: popchips make it impossible to stop the moment you pop!” UPDATE: These things are so freakin delicious.
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Popchips: $1.13
Spice: $3.99
Corn Crunch: $1
Shortbread: $0.90 cents
Yogurt Bar: $1.19
Tea: $0.65 cents
Fudge: $1
Chocolate: $1
Popcorn: $3
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TOTAL VALUE: $13.86
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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Love With Food October 2013 Review

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The BoxLove With Food is one of my favorite snack subscriptions. It is affordable and always jam packed with new, organic, all-natural snacks. Also, for every box that is purchased, they donate a meal to a hungry child.. how cool is that? That probably means it would be wrong of you NOT to order this box… {haha at least that’s what I tell myself}. “Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love with Food experience!”

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costOnly $10 bucks a month!

IMG_3588 the goodsI love that every month they have a theme, this month being “Scary Delicious” for Halloween of course. They always send a card detailing each and every product included. This is always a nice touch! These boxes are always packed with tons of goodies, so it’s nice to have them listed all in one place. {You can see that one of my bags is opened… it did not come like this, I just ate them up so quickly I didn’t have a chance to photograph them beforehand…. wooops}

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$1.00
“Enjoy these light & crispy Italian waffle cookies, all under 100 calories”
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2 • Glee Gum, Triple Berry from Verve Inc
2 ¢
“Glee gum uses brown rice and cane sugar to coat this surprisingly guilt free treat”
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3 • New World Caveman Cookies by Caveman Bakery
$1.90
“Made with a mix of pumpkin seeds and maple syrup, these cookies are sure to satisfy any caveman”
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4 • Organic Hard Candies from Torie & Howard
$1.00
“Made with luscious and all natural fruit flavors, this organic hard candy will be good to the last drop”
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5 • Pixo Pearls from Vinaigerie Gingras
$1.80
“These apple cider vinegar pearls add a burst of flavor with every bite” {If you look super close you can see the little pearls of flavor!!}
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6 • Happy Squeeze from Happy Family
$1.79
“This convenient pouch can trick anyone into eating their fruits & veggies on the go” {I absolutely LOVE these things!! Sooooo delicious!!}
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7 • Toasted Coconut Chips from Dang
$2.63
“Crunchy, lightly salty, and sweet these coconut chips will definitely have you saying ‘daaaaang'” {As you can see I already tore through this bag… I actually got a large bag of these in my Fancy Food box a while back and put them in the back of my pantry because I thought I didn’t like coconut… little did I know these things are buttery and delicious and amazing!!!}
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8 • Kind Bars from Kind Snacks
$1.50
“One KIND bar a day, chocked full of nuts, fruits, honey and other spices, will keep your hunger away”
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product valueKind Bar: $1.50
Coconut Chips: $2.63
Happy Squeeze pouch: $1.79
Pixo Pearls: $1.80
Hard Candy: $1
Cookies: $1.90
Gum: 2 ¢
Pizzelle Crisps: $1
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TOTAL VALUE: $11.82

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all love & smiles,

Sig3

Love With Food May 2013 Review

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This might be my favorite Love With Food box yet!! Everything that I have tried so far (and I only just got the box TODAY), has been absolutely delicious. The theme this month was “Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed”, and the theme works great, probably because all the products are just super unique and tasty!

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Love With Food is only $10/month, and they send you gourmet samples of amazing new foods. You can learn more about the service in my subscription box section. I have discovered so many new/different brands that I had never before even heard of before trying them from these kinds of boxes. This one is full of fun new products and brands! It’s never been a let-down. And this month I think is my absolute favorite thus far!

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Each month, they send you a nice little card with that month’s theme and the rundown of all the tasty new treats inside the box. This month, there is a “Mystery Item” listed, however when I go to the website it says nothing about my actual 8th product, which I will review last, so I’m kind of confused about that…. Otherwise, I loved this box!!!

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Item 1 • Great Full Cookie, The Cookie Department, Inc. 
{$36.00/box of 12}
This cookie is full of sweet potato and cranberries. And it was one of the best cookies that I have ever tried!! It was super sweet, but in a perfect way, and I loved the cranberries and the super super softness of the cookie. Plus, it was huge. It was actually 2 servings, so I was only supposed to eat 1/2 at one time… Buuuut it was just too good. I couldn’t help myself. Check out the cookies here.

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Item 2 • Strawberry Preserves, Bonne Maman 
{$4.99/13 oz. jar}
I was SO HAPPY to see this adorable little jam jar in my box this month because I had already recieved it before in my March Goodies Co. box and I LOVED it {you can find the review here.} It’s a really tiny amount in there, just enough to spread on 2 slices of toast, but they were two DELICIOUS pieces of toast! I love this jam and I’m so happy I get to have some more. Check out the jams here.

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Item 3 • Hand Drip Coffee, Caffe Borsa, Sumatra flavor 
{$17.99/2 boxes}
I’m a little confused about this product only because I don’t know why I would normally want to choose this hand-made coffee over letting my coffee pot do the work and I can get ready while it’s making the coffee FOR ME. But I’m probably just missing the point of this, I didn’t really give it a second look yet and read over the directions and whatnot. Who knows, it could be super amazing. See for yourself on their website.

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Item 4 • Original Cajun Seasoning, “Slap Ya Mama” 
{$3.50/8 oz. canister}
This seasoning looks so fun! I’m a sucker for fun names and packaging and these guys did a great job with both! I’m excited to try it on just about anything, as the label directs. I love delicious spice blends, especially if it’s got a good kick to it. Check it out here.

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Item 5 • Tomato Crunch, Snapz Crisps 
{$1.99/1 bag}
O.M.G. I was a tad bit freaked out at first when I realized I was about to try dried tomatos. Out of a package. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a tomato in this form, but I am a huge tomato lover, so I knew had to give it a shot!! They were sooooo freakin good! They tasted almost like a regular, fresh tomato, but the crispyness also gave it a new flavor. I loved them! Absolutely delicious, yet good for you at the same time! Check out the chips here.

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Item 6 • Authentic Almond Biscotti, Biscotti Bari 
{$14.50/pack of 8}
I haven’t tried this yet, but I’m not usually huge on biscotti’s, especially because there are almonds in this particular one. I will give it a try soon though to see if I like it. They look pretty fancy, and the the biscotti is also pretty big, so it’s a large treat! Check out their website here.

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Item 7 • Latte Candy, Bali’s Best 
{$16.38/ bag of 42 candies}
These were DELICIOUS! There wasn’t an overpowering coffee flavor (like I thought there was gonna be), it was very smooth and milky and carmelly and just all around delicious! Would definitely buy these. Check them out here.

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Item 8 • Pumpkin Crunch, Mrs. May’s Naturals 
{$40.00/ 24 pack}
I didn’t think I would really like this all that much. I’m not very big on nuts and grains and oats… I don’t mind them, but most of the time they are just too bland for me. This pumpkin crunch, however, was absolutely delicious! I only wanted to try one piece and I accidentally found myself eating the rest of the bag. SO FRICKIN GOOD. And I felt even better about myself because I knew that it was a healthy snack. Check out their website here.

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Overall, I LOVED this May Love with Food box. It was full of random items that I never even knew exsisted and brands I have never tried before. I love getting introduced to all these new brands, especially when it’s about snacking… I LOVE to snack and this box keeps me happy for a while :]

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Love With Food April 2013 Review

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I loved almost everything in my Love With Food box this month! With 8 new things to try this month, I really liked almost everything!! Also, a little side note, these pictures are pretty terrible but ONLY because when I got this box last night it was already almost dark out and I wanted to try some of the treats so so so bad that I had to snap a few pics before I tore through the box. hahaha I guess I really did LOVE this box! :]

Love With Food is a monthly food/snack subscription service that only costs $10/month, plus for every box you get, they donate a meal to a hungry child. I think it’s a pretty cheap price for that, plus all the deliciousness that I get inside! This month was curated by Andrew Zimmern, so I was OH SO EXCITED to see what he chose for this box. Although I was at first a little skeptical how much influence he actually had in the box, after some research on the products, I found he actually DOES “endorse” these products! Look for the short clip from his show on the very first product I reviewed from the box!

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Now onto the goodies!!!!! :]

Item #1 • Air Popped Sorghum Grain from Mini Pops 
Full size: $2.98 
These little guys were super adorable! I love butter a LOT so the fact that they barely had much flavor wasn’t too fun for me, and they are really hard to eat, I guess you are just sopposed to pour them in your mouth out of the bag, but I’m not one to do that…. They were good though, and I’m sure if I tried a different flavor, I would love them even more! Also, watch the short clip below from Andrew on his show about popped sorghum! Check out the product here.

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Items 2 & 3 • Original + Sea Salt Cocomel from JJ’s Sweets 
Full size: $7.99 
Oh Em Gee. I am not usually a caramel person, I never really eat it plain. I wanted to try these, especially the sea salt one, because of the interesting coconut milk that it’s made of. THEY WERE SOOOOO FANTASTIC! I loved both the regular and sea salt (probably the sea salt one a little more) and would definitely go out and buy these yummy candies!!! Check out their website here.

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Item #4 • Organic Fennel Pollen from Pollen Ranch
Full size: $15.00 
I wish it was almost anyyyyy other herb/spice, but this smells like licorice so I don’t want it anywhere near my food. I’m really not that picky with much else food-wise, just no licorice or bleu cheese please. Check out their website here.

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Item #5 • Lemony Lover Olives from Oloves 
Full size: $14.99/ 10 pack
Up until this point in my life, I never really preferred olives. I would pick them off my salads, scrap them off my pizza, and accidentally let them fall out of sandwiches. NOT ANYMORE. These were the most amazingly delicious snack I have ever consumed (for only 50 calories!!!!!!) They seem to be all sold out on Amazon, but they do have them for sale on Love With Food’s site here. These were just SO GOOD. The garlicky lemony goodness was almost too much to handle! So gooooood!!! It looks like they have 2 other flavors, Tasty Mediterranean and Hot Chilli Mama. I want to try them all!!! Check out their website here.

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Item #6 • Salty Pepper Nuggets from Somersault Snacks 
Full size: $3.99 
I haven’t tried these little babies yet, but I’m sure they’d be great for a healthy snack! Sunflower seeds and toasted grains just doesn’t sound very appealing to me… or I guess it just didn’t when I had all these other delicious choices to try out! Check them out here.

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Item #7 • Creamy Buffalo Ranch Dip from Buff Lo Dip 
Full size: $19.99/ (3) 15.0 oz jars 
I was SO EXCITED to pull this out of my box! I am obsessed with buffalo ANYTHING and I’m also a ranch lover, so this was perfection. I loved the thicker consistency so it stays put when I dip my veggies in. I know we only got a small sample, but if I had more of this deliciousness, I would spreading all over my chicken, mac n cheese, pizza, anything. It’s seriously delicious! You can check out/buy the dip on Love with Food here. I went onto Buff Lo Dip’s website, and it was awesome to see/read that it was just a guy, in his kitchen, looking to make something buffalo-ranchy and came up with the excellent recipe. What a great find! I am the queen of condiments over here and I am happy to discover a new love! I also love the packaging, it’s different and very eye catching. Check out their website here.

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Item #8 • Smoky Chili & Lime Chickpeas from The Good Bean 
Full size: $18.98/ 6 bags 
I’m really not too fond of the chickpea, but with a flavor like Smoky Chili & Lime, I had to give these a try! They were actually pretty good! I couldn’t eat the whole bag in one sitting, but a couple munches here and there will be good for me. The flavor is delicious and it’s better than me eating a whole bag of chips! haha (This was also a nice big sized bag!!! Full size yay!) Check them out here.

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I thought the April tasters box was fantastic! Super delicious and found a few of my new favorite brands/food!!!

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all love & smiles :]

mary elyse

Love With Food March 2013 Box

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I am in love with these Love With Food boxes! For $10/month, they pack at least 8 goodies in the box for you, introducing you to new brands, products, etc. The first box I got last month was super fantastic and I loved everything in it, this month isn’t AS great, but I still enjoy it and can’t wait to try all the goodies! Also, for every box/month you recieve, you’re donating a meal to a hungry child! :]

Let’s open the box to see what’s inside!!!!

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Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie - Emily's Chocolates

Dark Chocolate Orange Good Fortune Cookie – Emily’s Chocolates

Granola - Ola! Goods

Granola – Ola! Goods

Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas - Chocwasabi

Chocolate Covered Wasabi Peas – Chocwasabi

Fruit & Veggie Juice - Kids 50

Fruit & Veggie Juice – Kids 50

Salted Caramel Backed Corn - Cosmos Creations

Salted Caramel Backed Corn – Cosmos Creations

Green Tea Infuser - Revolution Tea

Green Tea Infuser – Revolution Tea

Wholesome Snacks - Mary's Gone Crackers

Wholesome Snacks – Mary’s Gone Crackers

Wild Berrys Flat Fruit - Wacky Apple

Wild Berrys Flat Fruit – Wacky Apple

1) I don’t like chocolate with orange, I don’t understand how it’s a popular flavor combo, I wish it was just chocolate, soooo I may be giving this one away.
2) I don’t normally eat granola, but I need to be healthier and we’ve been eating more yogurt lately so I can’t wait to give these a try!
3) Chocolate covered wasabi peas are a very interesting combo…. however, I TRY to like wasabi, I really really do, but I just don’t. I will give these a try though because they look so very interesting :]
4) I LOVE juice. My favorite drink in the world. So this makes me oh so happy.
5) Salted caramel puffcorn SOOOOOOO DELICIOUS!!!!
6) This tea smells yummy, can’t wait to try.
7) These chips only look creepy because of all the seeds in them BUT the brand is “Mary’s Gone Crackers” and I think that’s adorable haha
8) I’ve never had fruit leather before, but it looks good and I love the happy packaging!
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I love this fun food box! I love food. I love boxes. I love getting introduced to new things. SO THIS IS AMAZING.

all love & smiles :]

mary elyse