Thursday, October 16, 2014

Love With Food October 2014 Monster Mash Review Plus First Box for $2!

Love With Food is one of my favorite boxes.  This is the October 2014 box and once again, the box is packed with strange and tasty goodies.  I'm always happy to see this appear on the doorstep.  My biggest problem is not eating everything right away.

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.
Surf Sweets Organic Jelly Beans- Made with real fruit flavor and vitamin C.  Hmm... fruit flavor not fruit?  Just kidding, these are delicious and I already ate them. All.  I especially liked the pineapple ones.  Mmm!

Claires Squares Buttery Shortbread Squares- Rich, buttery Irish shortbread.  The good kind.  With only three ingredients guaranteed to make you fat and happy. Flour, butter and sugar. (the salt doesn't count).  It's especially tasty when you put chocolate almond butter on it.
Justins Chocolate Almond Butter- Now I hadn't had this flavor before and it's my new favorite. It's very good and extra chocolaty. I smeared it on my shortbread square and was very happy.

Nutryvitta Cinnamon and Sugar Bananinha Banana Bar-  This has bananas, cinnamon, sugar and citric acid.  Um.  It's brown and chewy.  I'm completely put off by the texture + banana flavor mix.  It does taste like banana.  I like bananas.  I do not like bananas that arrive in a bar shape with the texture of a half inch thick fruit roll up.  And are brown.  No.  I couldn't finish it.
Flamous Brands Falafel Chips Original Flavor- I'm suprised I like something with this many veggies in it.  Green pepper, carrot, tomato, red pepper, garlic, spinach, onion and turmeric plus a bunch of beans and a 13 spice secret blend.  They're actually good, too, and not just good for you.

Harvest Snaps Snapea Crisps in Lightly Salted-  These are okay.  I like full salt, thank you. Otherwise they're perfectly edible pea crisps.  They don't really taste like peas even though they are shaped like peapods.  They kind of stick in your teeth.  And grow on you. I'm liking them better the more I eat.  Except that now I need to floss.
Justin's Honey Almond Nut Butter- I like this stuff already and I've had it before so I know that. It's made with almonds, sugar, honey, sustainably produced Palm oil and salt.  Deeelicious.  You can eat it plain but it's also really good in a smoothie!  Glop it in and blend. Yum!

J & M Original Cheese Straws- These taste just like Cheez-its only theres a cayenne peppery hint. These definitely took me back to the days of the red box with yellow writing.  My mom would put some in sandwich bags and send us outside to play (this was obviously back in the day) and we would wander the neighborhood breathing cheez-it breath on each other.

VERDICT: Another great, interesting box!  There's a nice mix of things I like, things my husband likes, things I've never tried and things I never want to eat again.  I like that kind of box adventure!  I might have to go find a jar of that chocolate almond butter because... SO good! Or not because I'd probably won't be able to stop eating it.  And no, I didn't share my packet.

If you would like to get a Love with Food box of your own, you can sign up right here with my link and get your first box for only $2 shipping!  It's a great way to see if this is something you would like (or love) and if you're anything like me, you'll just keep getting boxes!  I actually ended up purchasing a six month subscription but I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to need another one in a few months.  This is one of the best snack boxes out there, partly because its such a reasonable price.

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  1. YAY! This looks like such a good box after last month. :P (at least for me haha) I'm stuck at work and my box is marked as delivered but I really wanted to know what was in it so when I looked at your post, I was like YESSSSSSSSSSS. Now I don't have to wait until like 8PM to see what I got, lol.

    Not a bad box at all! I'm super interested in that banana bar after your description LMAO. XDDD

    1. That's what friends are for! I am definitely interested to see what you think of the banana bar. It wasn't that it tasted bad... It was just... Ugh. I couldn't get over the texture. And my brain was majorly offended by the color.

  2. Justin's Nut Butters are my favorite, YUM! The chocolate hazelnut one is also totally amazing.

    1. Better than the chocolate almond?! I'm going to have to hunt the hazelnut one down. I mean, because who doesn't love Nutella anyway, right?! :D