Love with Food August 2016

Love with Food (referral link) is a US based monthly snack box that looks for the most unique, organic or all-natural snacks. There are no artificial colors or flavors, trans fats, hydrogenated oils, or high fructose corn syrup. There are three different box options:

Tasting Box (US only) free shipping, 8+ snacks, donates 1 meal to hungry children–$10/month

Deluxe Box (US & International) free US shipping, $3.99 International for the first 5000 sign-ups,  16-20 new snacks each month, donates 2 meals to hungry children–$19.95/month

Gluten Free Box (Us & International) free US shipping, $3.99 International for the first 5000 sign-ups, 10-12 celiac safe & mostly dairy free snacks, donates 2 meals to hungry children–$24.99/month

Each purchase earns you points that you can then redeem towards free boxes or products. Charges go through on the first of the month, regardless of when you sign up for your first box.

First Look

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The Goods

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Goodie Girl Midnight Brownie Cookies–This is a dark cocoa brownie with chunks of semi-sweet Belgium chocolate. It’s gluten free, peanut free and contains no artificial ingredients.

Goodie Girl Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies–Just like it’s brownie counterparts, this is gluten free, peanut free and contains no artificial ingredients. I haven’t had quinoa on it’s own yet, but I did try quinoa chips a few month back and quite enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to trying out these healthier cookies!

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Fruit & Cream Smoothie Pop–All you have to do is pop this package into the freezer and it will become a smoothie! I love smoothies so this quick and easy method has be pretty interested. It’s free of gluten, GMO’s, nuts, soy and it’s vegan.

Toasted Coconut Toffee–These are creamy toffee flavored caramels made with coconut milk. They are free of gluten, dairy and nuts and are vegan. I love toffee and caramels, but I’m not huge on coconut. I am curious about how the coconut milk would affect the overall flavor though.

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Peanut Butter & Co Vanilla Powder–This is a gluten free and vegan powdered peanut butter. This has 90% less fat than normal peanut butter and 5g of protein. You can use this in baking, put it in your smoothie or add it to a spread/dip. I actually have some powdered peanut butter already and I haven’t been great at using it. I used it in my smoothies for a bit but that eventually died out. I might look into different recipes that call for this type of thing and see if I can use it that way.

Sheffa Zesty Snack Mix–This is free of dairy, GMO’s and gluten and is kosher and vegan. It’s made up of crispy chickpea noodles, roasted corn and toasted seeds. You can have it on it’s own, add it to salad, smoothies, whatever you want! I only recently tried chickpeas for the first time and quite liked them, I was pleasantly surprised by the idea of chickpea noodles, this sounds like a great mix.

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Oceans Halo Seaweed Chips–These are salty and crisp seaweed chips. They are free of dairy, gluten and nuts as well as being organic and vegan. Oh boy. I’m not totally sure how I feel about this yet. Eating seaweed is definitely a bit out of my realm but I’m very intrigued by it. Texas BBQ is a great flavor so we will see how this goes!

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Roasted Coconut Chips–These are free of dairy, gluten, GMO’s and soy. I still just can’t get into the coconut flavoring, but coconut chips certainly seem to be all the rage.

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Stoneridge Orchids Montmorency Cherries–These are free of dairy, gluten, nuts, soy and GMO’s. I often see different types of dried fruit, but I don’t think I’ve seen cherries before. I’m not much of a fan of the flavor or texture of them, but Ian quite enjoys regular cherries so we will see how he feels about these!

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Party-Tizers Veggie Dippin’ Chips–These are made out of kale, carrots and spinach and are free of dairy, gluten and GMO’s as well as being vegan. I like carrots and spinach, I still haven’t tried kale chips though. I recently had some other veggie chips made out of different kinds of potatoes and they were extremely good, I’m looking forward to trying these ones too! It’s nice to have a guilt-free crunchy option.

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Enviro-Kids Granola Bar–These are free of gluten, peanuts and GMO’s and are vegetarian. The strawberry one is made from wholesome oats and freeze dried strawberries. The chocolate chip is made from gluten-free rolled oats chocolate chips and a chocolate drizzle. I get stomach issues from oats so I will be giving these to Ian!

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Our Little Rebellion Carnival Kettle Popcorners–These are gluten free and vegan. These are drizzled with sunflower oil, cane sugar and salt for a sweet and salty flavor. I’ve had sweet and salty popcorn before, so I was curious how this carnival flavoring would compare. I love popcorn so I had no doubt that I was going to like these chips.

Final Thoughts

I am SO glad they are shipping to Canada now. I wavered for a bit because of the exchange rate, but decided to give it a shot anyway. This is exactly what I want from a snack box. It has a great variety of items and it doesn’t seem like it’s just the same old stuff. There are some safer items like popcorn chips, and some that push my limits a bit like seaweed. In my quest to be healthier I know that I will NEVER be able to give up snacks, so it’s great to see such a well rounded box like this. I also really like that there is such a big variety, it’s not all focused on one type of snack. I find some boxes to get overloaded with coconut items, or items with oats etc. The variety is appreciated since there are some items that I can’t/won’t eat.

The sizes are a bit smaller, but again that is something I appreciate. It’s perfect to throw one in my lunch kit when going to work and have it as a snack. I don’t have to worry about over eating and it’s just enough to satisfy me.

As an added bonus, for every box or product that is sold they donate a meal to a food bank. If you buy in the US, they donate in the US, if you buy in Canada they will donate in Canada. As a Canadian, I do appreciate that they are donating those meals here, where the money is coming from.

Don’t forget to use this link to sign up and you will get up to 50% off your first box!