Love With Food Unboxing and Review: October 2013

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It’s been a while since I last featured Love With Food on this blog, so here’s my belated review of last month’s box. The October theme was “Scary Delicious”, which was very Halloween-appropriate.

P.S.:  I’m probably going to stop rounding the corners in my pictures from now on, starting from this review. It already takes me several hours to produce a blog post from start to finish, and at first I thought these corners would be a cute addition, but instead they just add extra work.

Love With Food is the easiest way to discover what’s tasty, delivered to your door! For only $10/month +$2 S&H, members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty bites which varies based on seasonal themes. Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and HELLO to a monthly tasty surprise! For every box purchase, a meal is donated to a food bank.
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Get $5 off a Love With Food subscription when you use code FESTIVE2013. Everyone who purchases 6- and 12-month subscriptions will also receive a bonus complimentary 2-year subscription to Rachael Ray magazine. I’m actually already subscribed to that one and I love her recipes! Both of these offers are only valid til 12/1/2013.

Caveman Bakery New World Caveman Cookies – A delicious treat for anyone following a paleo diet and everyone who appreciates the simplicity and purity of the ingredients. These cookies resemble something your great-great-great-great-grandma might have made for you centuries ago, mainly because they only contain a few very simple all-natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce. New World variety features sweet and sour flavors of honey, maple syrup and cranberries, and they actually work well together. I found one cookie to be quite satisfying.

Happy Family Veggie Blueberry Happy Squeeze – I always love me a good babyfood-ish squeeze snack, and this one didn’t disappoint. I have never tasted a purple carrot before, in fact I didn’t even know they existed until I googled this product just now. I’m sure all kids will like these pouches, because the taste of veggies is concealed behind flavorful fruits and berries [in this case blueberry].

Dang Toasted Coconut Chips – I’m one of those weird people that can eat sweetened coconut shavings, which are meant for cake decorating, as if it was a standalone dessert, so of course I loved Dang coconut snack! I already tried this product in another subscription box, and I was delighted to receive another one.

Kind Snacks Kind Bar – I’ve actually been buying Kind Bars for a while now. I find them to be a much tastier alternative to traditional protein bars, which taste like cardboard to me. Can’t go wrong with nuts, honey and spices.

Verve Inc Triple Berry Glee Gum – This was the first time I tried an all-natural gum that doesn’t contain any of the traditional junk. The whole list of things it’s free of is quite impressive: artificial preservatives, flavors, colors, sweeteners, GMO, Additives, Dairy, Wheat , Gluten, Eggs, Yeast, Nuts, and Peanuts. The taste is certainly unique and different, and after about 3 minutes of chewing it starts feeling like rubber. I think it’s a nice replacement for traditional gum if the only thing you want to use it for is to clean your teeth after eating, but if like my hubby you chew gum just for the enjoyment of chewing it, then you probably won’t like it.

Silk City Snacks Chocolate Pizzelle Crisps – Unfortunately, I just didn’t find the flavor or the smell very appealing. When In first opened the bag, I caught a whiff of stale bread, and that is exactly what these crisps tasted like to me. I’m sure someone out there likes these, otherwise the product wouldn’t even exist, but I’m clearly not the target consumer.

Vinaigerie Gingras Pixo Pearls – First of all, I had to triple check how to spell vinaigerie. Second of all, is this what man-made caviar looks like? I’m not quite sure what these pearls are used for, perhaps it’s something you add to salads? I’m a bit confused and will have to do some more research, but I can’t wait to try them.

Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies – Made only with the highest quality all-natural ingredients, these little candies are exactly what I need to carry around when a sweet craving kicks in. I have never felt this guilt-free while considering buying 5lbs of candy.

The October Love With Food box introduced me to delicious hard candy and all-natural gum, which I think I will be buying more of. I was also happy to get more Dang coconut snacks and another KIND bar to put in my purse. And I’m still very intrigued about those vinegar pearls, does anybody have any ideas how to use them, aside from putting them in a salad?

Are you a Love With Food subscriber? What do you think of this month’s box?

Product Retail value
Caveman Bakery New World Caveman Cookies $1.90
Happy Family Veggie Blueberry Happy Squeeze $1.75
Dang Toasted Coconut Chips $2.64
Kind Snacks Kind Bar $1.16
Verve Inc Triple Berry Glee Gum $0.52
Silk CIty Snacks Chocolate Pizelle Crisps $1.12
Vinaigerie Gingras Pixo Pearls $2.52
Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies $0.20
Box Retail Value $11.81