Thursday, September 18, 2014

Love With Food September 2014 Spice Up Your Life Review

I've said it before and I'll say it again.   I love my Love with Food boxes!  This is the September 2014 box and it's theme is Spice up Your Life.  Sometimes I think the themes are grasping at straws but this one totally fits.  It's all about spices!

The Cost: $10/month plus $2 shipping

What You Get:8+ new snacks each month. Snacks are either organic or all-natural, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial junk.
You can also feel like you're doing a good deed when you buy a Love With Food box!  For every box sold, Love With Food donates at least one meal to help end childhood hunger in America!  They work with food banks and organizations in all 50 states!  So far they've donated 250,000 meals to hungry kids in the United States.
Once again, Love With Food outdoes themselves in the awesome department.  Eight glorious snacks and goodies are crammed into this box.  Although, not anymore because at the time I'm writing this post, those Mandy's Cookie Thins are already gone.  Whoops.
Way Better Snacks Simply So Sweet Chili Tortilla Chips- Sprouted grains and seeds make up these deliciously spicy tortilla chips which helps your body better absorb the nutrients.  "Why, grandma, how sharp your teeth are!" "The better to eat these marvelous chips before someone else does, Little Red Ridinghood!"  Okay, I don't know where that came from.  Wait, yes I do.  It was the wording of the description for these chips.
Sprouted or not, these got nommed right down.  In fact, we fought over them a little...

Maruso Ghost Soy Sauce- This is a soy sauce made with ghost peppers!  DH loves ghost peppers and will beg me to go to Red Robin with him so he can get a Ghost Pepper burger with extra ghost on the side.  One time it was so spicy that his eyes watered and he had to blow his nose.  He loved it.
So when he called me on his way home from work, I told him about this soy sauce.  Do you know what he did?!  He stopped at the store and got some sushi just so he could use this sauce immediately!
I just asked him what he thought and he said it was very good and I needed to get him more of it.
Mandys Rich Chocolate Cookie Thins- Crispy, thin cookies with caramelized sugar on top. YUM!  
This are light and crispy and super dark with chocolatey cocoa powder.  SO good they're already gone.  A very delicous 90 calories.

Shotwell Candy 5 Spice Caramels- Mixed with chocolate and a hint of cinnamon, anise, clove and ginger.  These have a strange, uncaramely texture.  Now that I see they are mixed with chocolate, the texture makes sense.  I prefer to have unadulterated caramels, I think.  The texture changes too much with the addition of chocolate.  Plus, I've been spoiled beyond belief, ruined, actually, for any other kind of caramel since I've had the Serendipity Confections Cinnamon Caramels.  Sad, but true.
Churro Kettle Corn by Love With Food-  Love With Food has started branching out into making their own snacks.  This is really good but I wish there was more sauce.  There are too many popcorn pieces without goodness on them.  And plain popcorn is boring.  Churro popcorn, on the other hand, is cinnamonilicious!!  So, more cinnamon sauce on the popcorn, please!  Then it will be perfect.

Amazing Grass Green Superfood in Chocolate Infusion- This is all those green vegetable foods like wheatgrass, spinach and broccoli, mixed with cocoa powder!  And a whole bunch of fruits.  It says to mix it with milk or water and drink it.  I'm thinking... milk is good with chocolate.  But milk and fruit?  Hm...  I guess peaches and strawberries with whip cream are good, so maybe this is, too.  I'll be brave and try it tomorrow.
Fogg City Spice Co. Seasoning in Lemon Rosemary- My favorite spice combo!  I'm going to use this on chicken breast tomorrow night.  It's lemon, rosemary, garlic, smoked black pepper and salt.  Yum!
It's a really big packet, too, so I can use it on sauteed veggies, too.

Ziggy Marley Organics Hemp Rules Roasted Hemp Seeds in Sea Salt and Pepper- I've never had hemp seeds before.  They're small and they taste pretty good.  If you chew them too long, though, they start to taste weird and change consistency.  They'd be good in a salad and probably in bread, too.  They apparently have a lot of protein and are a good source for Omega-3s.

VERDICT: Another great Love With Food box down the hatch!  It's always fun when DH gets involved in one of my boxes with me.  He likes Love with Food, too, and didn't complain when I signed up for one year.  I've been consistently impressed with the sample sizes, brands and sheer amount of snacks every single time.  
This is the best food/snack subscription out there (and thats my opinion).  I've tried and dumped several others but can't give up Love with Food.  The price is right and the amount and variety is always stellar.

If you want to sign up for Love With Food, you can do that right here.  You'll get your first box for only $2 shipping with this link.  This box also makes a great gift, especially if you have someone who is more interested in being healthy.  All these snacks are natural, organic, GMO-free, gluten-free or free of artificial ingredients. 

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  1. I love your blog! I love subscription boxes and reading your blog gets me excited for you since I can't afford more than a couple! Keep on posting :)

    1. Aww!! Thanks, Lizzie! I admit I'm a liiiiittle crazy when it comes to subscription boxes but I am happy that someone can live vicariously though me! :) I'm lining up a couple giveaways so make sure you enter :D Free subscription boxes are the best!