Love With Food March 2017

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,  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.

This months theme was “Happy Go Lucky”, which seems to pair well with St. Patrick’s Day. The product card says: “2017 is already off to a delicious start, but we’re sure March is going to be a very lucky month for all of our super snackers. We want to encourage all of you to worry a little less, smile a little more and just see where this lucky month takes you! The Happy Go Lucky box has all the snacks you’ll need along the way, so just sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.”

They always have such encouraging messages, I enjoy reading why they picked their theme!

The Goods

Fantastic Fruit Gumballs–Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Kosher, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

All natural, gluten free and serious fruit flavor. We promise, this stuff is candy! 

Coffee Candy–Vegetarian

All the rich, smooth flavor of your favorite pick-me-up, in a sweet melt-in-your-mouth bite.

I think Ian is really starting to like this box, he always gets a selection of snacks from it! The first item he got was these coffee candies, I am not a fan of that flavor! I will try the gumballs though. I’m curious to see if they last longer than the unhealthy counterparts.

Chewie Fruities–Dairy Free, Gluten Free, GMO Free, Soy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

You might not believe that these treats are even candy, with the huge fruit flavor and zero artificial stuff. 

Hot Chocolate–Dairy Free, Vegetarian

Who knew simply adding milk to this stuff could make a treat so rich, comforting and cozy. 

I do find it a bit odd to include hot chocolate in a box in March. It seems like this would have been better suited to a couple of months ago. I do enjoy a cup every now-and-then, but I think I’m past that time for the next number of months. The fruit candy on the other hand, that I’m game for right now. I love Starburst candy and I see this being similar.

Hummus & Veggie Chip Snack Pack–Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Perfectly portioned (and perfectly delicious), this snack covers all the bases. 

Granola Bar–Gluten Free, GMO Free, Organic, Soy Free, Vegetarian

The list of what’s in this bar (like whole grains, dates, pumpkin seeds) is almost as impressive as what’s NOT in it (Gluten, non-GMO’s and extra sugar). 

Vanilla Wafer Waffle–Vegetarian

A wafer and a waffle – so it’s totally acceptable to eat for dessert and breakfast. 

Ian got both the hummus and granola bar, and they were both gone within an hour or so of him receiving them. He seemed to like them both enough, though he wasn’t super emphatic about either. I’ll be eating the wafer waffle. I like both wafers and waffles, so I don’t see this being a bad combination.

Organic Chickpea Puffs–Gluten Free, GMO Free, Kosher, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

If you think you can pass on these light and flavor-packed puffs of organic goodness because you’ve “had chickpeas before”, you’re about to miss out on the snack of a lifetime. 

Milk Chocolate Almond Toffee–Vegetarian

Crunchy, buttery, rich and sweet. Do you need anymore reasons to indulge on this toffee? 

I’m excited for both of these! We have a local company that does amazing roasted chickpeas, and from the first moment I tried those I have been hooked on various forms of chickpeas. Plus, white cheddar. Need I say more? I’m also really happy that they are including so many milk chocolate options in this box lately. I rarely see dark chocolate anymore, and this has me SO happy.

Sea Salt Popcorn–Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

This is no snack to be scarfed down in a dark theater. This light and crunchy popcorn is sure to become your go-to goodie. 

Popcorn and sea salt. ‘Nuff said.

Chocolate Emoji Cookies–GMO Free, Kosher, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian

No need to stop the conversation while nomming on these treats – just use the cookies to show what you’re thinking! 

Dill Pickle Kettle Potato Chips–Nut Free, Vegetarian

Prepare to find your new potato chip obsession. Who knew pickles could make such a great chip? We did. 

I miss the day when cookies were the shape of bears etc, but now emojis? They are chocolate though so I expect great things. Ian got the dill pickle chips because I am not a fan of anything relating to pickles. I only recently found out that this is not a common chip flavor in the US, in Canada it’s a standard down any chip aisle.

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this month. Once again, it was a great variety. Chips, popcorn, chocolate, chewy. All items will be eaten by either Ian or I, nothing going to waste this month!

I’m going to be taking a one month break from this box for budget reasons. We are planning to take a trip over Easter weekend, plus I have a quarterly box that I will be getting charged for. I just saw three spoilers from April and they didn’t really appeal to me anyway. Check back in May for my next Love With Food box though!