Love With food Box. October. Review.

Last month I had a new experience with monthly food subscription box Love With Food.
I read a few reviews about them and was ready to try it by myself.There are so many different food boxes subscriptions but I always try to pick the healthiest and affordable ones. This one sounded like the perfect one.What is Love With Food?Love With Food helps you discover new organic, all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.For every box sold, they donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry.I waited for my box for a few weeks, and was excited to open and try new healthy foods.

The October Love With Food theme is “Scary Delicious”.  Love with Food suggests enjoying your treats this month as you keep an eye out for trick-or-treaters and other ghosts and goblins that may appear!IMG_1406

Here what I got:

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I ordered a Tasting box, which has 8 different snacks:

1. Always organic ( they seem healthy but not all of them are organic)

2. All natural( any brand can put “all natural” on the label, so I don’t really trust this phrase)

3. GMO- free ( not sure about this either, only if it says on the box)

4. Gluten-free ( it depends on the product)

Here is the list of my box:

1. Chocolate Pizzelle Crisps from Silk City Snacks.

These are light and crispy italian waffle cookies, all under 100 calories.

These are not organic, not gluten free and probably GMOs because contain canola oil.

They taste ok and my daughter liked them but I am not buying them by myself.

2. Glee Gum, Triple Berry from Verve INc.

Glee Gum uses brown rice and cane sugar to coat their free treat.

This gum is definitely better than any others, but besides rice syrup and cane sugar, they also use glucose instead of sugar. Three kinds of sugar in one gum?

3. New World Caveman cookies by Caveman Bakery.

These cookies are made with mix of pumpkin seeds and maple syrup.

I mentioned them before and they really taste good. Great healthy treat.

4. Organic Hard Candies from Torie &Howard.

These candies are made with luscious and all natural fruit flavors.

Unfortunately, I am not a big fan of candies, and I couldn’t find the list ingredients for them, but they tasted a little too sweet to me.

5. Kind Bars from Kind Snacks.

I am not a fan of Kind Bars, because they use glucose and soy lecithin in them, so it’s better to stick to something more natural, or make your own nut and dried fruit bars.

6. Toasted Coconut Chips from Dang.

These are crunchy, lightly salty, and sweet coconut chips.

It’s a great alternative to a healthy snack. Everybody loves them.

7. Happy Squeeze from Happy Family.

Everybody knows about these fruit and veggie pouches. They seem ok, and works great on the go.

This was the first time my daughter actually ate it, because she didn’t like it before. Did she ask for me? No!!!!

8. Pixo Pearls from Vinaigerie Gingras.

These are apple cider vinegar pearls, used as a dressing or spices for your foods.

I didn’t try it yet.

There were also a few coupons for the products which were in the box, but I didn’t have a chance to use them yet.

Overall, I liked the goodies that I got, I even can say my family enjoyed them more than me. It was a nice foodie box, but I am still concidering if I should order it again.

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write this post, I paid for this box and all opinions are my own.

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Yumvelope Box. Review.

Last month I got Yumvelope Food Box in a mail.  This is the other monthly food box that you can order on line.

What is Yumvelope?

Yumvelope sends out some of the best-tasting artisanal food products to their customers monthly. $21 gets you a large USPS padded envelope sent to you filled with a minimum of six full-size products, including snacks, drinks, desserts, and chocolates.

Yumvelopes are the newest way to discover awesome brands and find new favorite products. Be it dutch-process hot cocoa from a small-batch chocolatier or granola baked with Michigan maple syrup, there’s certain to be a product for everyone in each shipment. Unlike “sample” style subscriptions, you will always receive full-size products. Unlike “expensive” style subscriptions, your subscription won’t break the bank!

Why I picked this box?

All their products seem to be healthy.

They send you a lot of products that you can not find in any state.( I even got one granola bar from Australia).

Their customer service is great.

You don’t need to sign up for a year or 3,6 months, you can just try it once and decide if it works for you.

Here is what was in my box:

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1. Caveman Cookies.

Vegan, gluten free, flour less delicious cookies. The ingredients are very simple: honey, almond meal, hazelnut meal, toasted ground carob. They are really delicious, but you can easily make your own ones at home. There were 5 cookies in the box.

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2. Crum Creek‘s Mini-Breadsticks.

These are vegan soy breadsticks. Their ingredients didn’t make me happy: soy oil, wheat flour, corn syrup etc. They taste ok, but probably I wouldn’t pick them at the store.

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3. Arizona Sunset Enchilada Soup Mix.

I tried these soups before and I liked them. I didn’t make this one yet, but I am planning to make it soon, and I am sure it is as good as the other ones.

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4. Crum Creek. Soy Nut Mix.

This is the soy snack, a great alternative for nut-free snack.  It is organic, which is important for soy products, and it tastes pretty good. The ingredients are: organic non GMO roasted soybeans, organic chocolate chips, organic sunflower seeds, organic pumpkin seeds, organic raisins, sea salt.

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5. Two Moon Shortbread. Rosemary and Sea salt.

This shortbread will work great with the cup of hot soup. It tastes good, but the only reason I won’t buy it anymore: the calories: 165 calories for one serving and this little shortbread has 2 servings. It means this tiny piece of shortbread is 330cal in total, like a bowl of salad.

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6.Carman’s Kitchen Granola Muesli Bar.

The bar is made in Australia, which made it unique for me. It was a full size bar and it tastes as good as the other granola bars. Great snack on the go.

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In general it was a great experience to try this food box. I tried some new foods, that I didn’t tried before, and some of them are in my food list now.

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to write this post, I paid for this box and all opinions are my own.