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Review: Love with Food Subscription Box

Love with Food Box

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.


Love with Food Box Contents

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.

Comments

  1. Yvo says:

    I LOVE the idea that it buys a meal for someone in need. Great stuff.
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  2. Stephanie says:

    This is definitely a great idea. I will have to look into this. For now though, I’ve been engaging in Foodie Penpals. You might also enjoy this. =)

    Here are the details. http://www.theleangreenbean.com/foodie-penpals/
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    • Jenn says:

      Stephanie, Thanks for the suggestion. I participated in Foodie Penpals but it didn’t work out so well for me. I ended up decided to spend my money on Love with Food instead. In the end, I think, for me, this works out the best. :)

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