Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage these days, and there is another one on the market: Love with Food. When my friend Kim returned from BlogHer ’12, she contacted me about a company she had met while there: Love with Food. She knew the concept would intrigue me, and it most certainly did. I tweeted to ask if anyone I knew had dealt with the company. Jasmine, one of the founds of Love with Food (and who has the most interesting story), contacted me about receiving a complimentary box for possible review. I agreed, as I really wanted to see what this particular subscription box was like.
The concept of Love with Food is not only to entice you with some hard-to-find artisan or gourmet ingredients, but also to help feed the hungry. For every box you buy, they donate a meal to a food bank. My mom volunteered at a local food bank for years and I would help her on occassion and at holidays. It’s such a worthwhile cause, and it’s one that is dear to my own heart.
I received the August box, and I must say it came packed with the most interesting goodies. A glossy card describing each item is included. Want to know what I received? Here’s the list:
- Skinny Dipping Pretzels and Key Lime with Ginger Mustard by East Shore – I would have never thought that this mustard would be as good as it is. It’s got this sweet, spicy taste that made for a lovely roasted chicken sandwich this weekend. Definitely a new taste for my palate.
- Dried Montmorency Cherries by Cherry Bay Orchards – Sweet and tart cherry goodness here. I often buy dried cherries to eat with pistachios. They are a go to snack for me, and this brand didn’t disappoint.
- Coconut Toffee peanuts by Sconza Candies – Hard toffee goodness with a hint of coconut take these peanuts from plain to fantastic.
- Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – I haven’t tried these yet, but plan to this week. If they are anything like in the box, I’ll bet they are great.
- Gin Gins Super Strength Ginger Caramel Candy – Still on my list to try
- Tangerine Glee Gum – I LOVE GLEE GUM!! But it is hard for me to find. Whenever I do find it, I normally buy a pack. I adored this tangerine flavor (as tangerines are one of my favorite citrus fruits). I want more!
I have to admit that this box was a solid YES for me. I can see using some of the ingredients in my bento boxes and the products it brings fit squarely into my new-to-me philosophy (hey that rhymes!). In fact, Love with Food recently ran a coupon on their Facebook page and I’ve signed up for another month. Each month is $12 ($10 for the box, $2 for shipping). I think I get my next box in October (too late for the September box, darn!).
If you’d like to try out, Love with Food often runs coupons on their Facebook page. I just picked one up the other day for $5 off my first box, so I’ve signed up. If you try it out, let me know how you liked it. I’m really looking forward to my next box and the thought that I’ve helped buy a meal for someone in need.
Disclaimer: Love with Food sent me this box free-of-charge to review and try out. I was under no obligation to post about this product. All thoughts and options are my own and unbiased.