Today I’m reviewing my November 2016 Love with Food Deluxe Box; this is the third box I’ve received thus far.  If you’d like to read up on my previous reviews, I’ve linked them down below.  How did this month’s box fare?  Keep reading!

What is Love with Food?

If you’re not familiar with what Love with Food is, allow me to introduce you!  From their website:

Love With Food is the easiest way to Snack Smart and Do Good.We help you discover new organic, all-natural or gluten-free snacks delivered to your door monthly. Receive a box of mystery better-for-you snacks and go on a fun foodie adventure with us every month. Our membership starts as low as $7.99/month.We donate a portion of the proceeds to help fight childhood hunger in the US and around the world. We donate to organizations like Feeding America and The Global Food Banking Network. Join us to help end childhood hunger one meal at a time.Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start snacking smart and doing good with Love With Food.

I love the fact that a portion of my subscription costs are going towards such a worthy cause!

Subscription Options

Love with Food currently offers 3 types of subscription boxes – a Tasting Box, a Deluxe Box and a Gluten Free Box:

  • Tasting Box – as low as $7.99/month (USD)
    • 8+ new & surprise snacks each month
    • Each box donates 1 meal to hungry children
    • Snacks are either organic or all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk
    • Free shipping to US and territories.
    • Not available for international shipping 🙁
  • Deluxe Box – as low as $16.50/month (USD)
    • 16-20 new & surprise snacks each month
    • Each box donates 2 meals to hungry children
    • Snacks are either organic or all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk
    • Free shipping to US and territories.
    • Introductory Offer: $5.99/mo for international shipping
  • Gluten Free Box – as low as $19.99/month (USD)
    • 10-12 surprise celiac-safe & mostly dairy-free snacks each month
    • Each box donates 2 meals to hungry children
    • Snacks will be totally gluten-free and also organic or all-natural, with no artificial junk.
    • Free shipping to US and territories.
    • Introductory Offer: $5.99/mo for international shipping

Within each category of box, they have 4 plans – Month to Month, Annual, 3-Month and 6-Month.  I chose the Month-to-Month option because I like having the freedom to cancel whenever I want.  I do pay more per box this way – each box costs me $19.95 US plus $5.95 US shipping per month.  If you sign up for a 3-month, 6-month or annual plan, the price per box decreases.  It’s also important to note that no matter which plan you chose, it will renew automatically unless you cancel before the first of the month (something I learned the hard way with previous subscription boxes).

Points Program

Love with Food also offers a points program where you can earn points in various ways – such as doing a review of a product you received in your box or purchasing items in their online shop.  They also allot you points based on the type of subscription service you receive.

Points can then be redeemed for products in their online shop.  Unfortunately the shop is not yet open to their international subscribers but their website states they plan on expanding that soon.  So fingers crossed!

Shipping

My box was shipped on November 7 from the US and arrived on my doorstep on November 15.

What’s inside

The theme for November’s box was Love Is Food: “Food is one of those universal ways that we show love. Whether it’s making a favorite treat for a friend’s birthday, perfecting family recipes on a holiday or even breakfast in bed, we’ve all experienced the love expressed through making (and sharing) food. So this month, show your love by passing around the food in your red snack box!”  Hmmm…sharing?  I’m not sure I’m onboard with that. 😉

I’ve decided to continue with last month’s rating system of Loved, Liked, Meh and Dislike:

LOVED (WOULD PURCHASE)

Mrs. Thinsters Pumpkin Spice Cookie Thins

These were fantastic!  They tatsted similar to a gingersnap and were light, crisp and a good mix of sweet and spicy.  Loved dipping these in tea and/or hot chocolate.  Plus it was quite a generous sized bag.

Nutryttiva Chocolate Banana Bar

This was like eating a chocolate bar with a mild banana flavour – and I actually really enjoyed it.  I expected it to be super sweet but it was well-balanced.

LIKED

Snack Factory Pretzel Crisps

I’ve seen them at Costco but never tried them as I’m not a huge fan of pretzels.  I like these better than pretzels though – they’re lighter and thinner and are great for dips.

Bell Plantation Peanut Butter Crackers

I’ve never had peanut butter crackers before so I didn’t really know what to expect from these.  I ended up liking them – they were different but really good – I think these would be delish dipped in jam as a spin on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Zouq Jubilee Mix

This snack mix was a little spicy but it made a great on-the-go snack.  I liked the variety in it – it included chickpeas, peanuts, raisins, and green peas.

Tasty Brand SuperFruit Fruit Snacks

Nothing overally special about these but I like fruit snacks so they fell in this category.

SunRype Fruit to Go Apple Raspberry Strips

Talk about a blast from the past – I used to eat these all the time when I was a kid.  They’re basically just dehydrated fruit in strip form – simple yet good.  Plus Sunrype is a Canadian company! #yay

MEH

Cinnabon Popcorn

I was excited to see this included in my box – it sounded so good!  Unfortunately I wasn’t that impressed with it – it was kind of bland and just tasted like plain popcorn with cinnamon sprinkled on top.

GoOrganic Chocolate Ginger Chews

I don’t like the taste of raw ginger; these have a subtle ginger flavour which I think can be attributed to the chocolate in these.  These are decent chews but I would have preferred them in a non-ginger flavour.

Mario’s Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Brownie Soft Baked Biscotti

How often do you eat biscotti?  Me – almost never.  I usually find them too hard and dry to be enjoyable.  This was good though – it was firm and crunchy enough not to completely disintegrate when I dipped it in my tea but it still had flavour – it actually tasted like a brownie.  I would eat more biscotti if they all tasted as good as this!

DISLIKE

Shine Organics Fruit, Veggie and Chia Squeeze Pack

I’m very sensitive to texture in food and this was such a fail for me because of that. The flavour was okay – it kind of just tasted like apple sauce but it’s texture was also similar. Not a fan.

The Verdict

Another fairly consistent box this month – mostly likes but a few mehs and a dislike thrown in there too.  I think it’s probably unrealistic to assume that I will rarely love and/or like every single item in the box – although my first box has still been my favourite.  I still look forward to getting this box every month and until that no longer happens, I’ll keep my subscription going.

Interested in signing up?

Have I convinced you that you need this subscription box in your life?  If so, feel free to use my referral link to receive 50% off your first box.  In the interest of full disclosure, I’ll receive 1000 points (equates to $10) to spend in their shop (once they expand it internationally).

Have you tried any of these snacks?  Let me know below!

Thanks for stopping by!

Disclaimer: This box was purchased by me and all opinions are my own.

One thought on “Love with Food Deluxe Box Review – November 2016”

  1. Cinnabon Popcorn!?! 😮 Oh too bad it didn’t deliver though. I hate it when they dilute something awesome into a “healthy” version.
    I agree with you on the biscotti – I rarely eat them too. I know you’re supposed to dip them in coffee but I hate dipping anything into drinks (milk, coffee, tea – ew). That one you got sounds good!
    Looks like a decent box – only one thing you hated.
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