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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Love with Food Gluten Free Box January 2016

Love with Food
January 2016 box

What is Love With Food?
Love With Food helps you discover new organic or all-natural snacks delivered to your door every month. Our subscription membership starts as low as $10/month. Every month, Love With Food members will receive a curated box of unique, hard-to-find tasty snacks which varies based on seasonal themes.

For every box sold, we donate a meal to several food banks such as the Feeding America Network and Share Our Strength - No Kid Hungry. Join us to help end child hunger one meal at a time!

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It’s a new year, which means a new chance to live your best life, and what better way to start than with a little kindness? Pass this month’s Love With Food box around to friends and family - it’s sure to be a hit! And don’t forget: You’ve already gotten some good karma for the year, because every box sold donates at least one meal to food banks around the U.S.

Let’s take an in-depth look at the January 2016 box.


DRIED GARCINIA INDICA SUPERFRUIT BY SANT
Refreshing, delicious and endlessly versatile - add it to some water, tea or even a cocktail and see why they call it “super.”

So, Mama Melissa and I goofed up on these. Thinking it was a candy, we each took a piece and chewed it.
Mama Melissa promptly spit hers into the garbage and I spit mine into a paper towel. It was outright NASTY.
I then read the package and saw it was supposed to be made like a tea. It didn’t matter. The ‘damage’ was done and I wasn’t going to try this the correct way.
TASTE: 1/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free


CORN AND SEA SALT CHIPS BY THE BETTER CHIP
Who knew a chip simple would be so addictively delicious? The perfect partner for salsa or queso, although you’ll really love them on their own.

Tasted JUST like a corn chip with a hint of sweet to it. Not as sweet as the Off the Cob chips I received in October’s box, but still yummy. These are more bite-size, making them easier to eat and chew.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Dairy-free


OAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COCONUT WHENEVER BARS BY PAMELA’S PRODUCTS
Soft, chocolate-y goodness meets oat and coconut-powered energy to keep you going all day. This stuff really is delicious whenever.

Reminded me of a chocolate chip muffin. Very tender and chewy. I ended up with this, due to Mama Melissa’s coconut allergy. It also was not very crumbly, like some ‘muffin-like’ snacks are.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Non-GMO


GLUTEN FREE BROWN SUGAR & MAPLE OATMEAL CUP BY BOB’S RED MILL
What better way to make good morning great than with a warm, comforting cup of oatmeal, seasoning with just the right amount of sweetness?

Very yummy, but wasn’t quite sweet enough for me. I needed to add about ¾ teaspoon of sugar to achieve the taste I like. I couldn’t really taste the chia seeds this time, which was a good thing, because the last time I had something with chia seeds, it was nasty.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free


HANDMADE SEA SALT CARAMEL BY ANNIE B’S
A balance of rich sweetness and salt makes this the perfect bite of indulgence after a long day.

Ever have Salted Caramel? Yep, that’s all this was. If you like Salted Caramel, you’ll like this.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free


DARK CHOCOLATE TOFFEE BY DAVE’S SWEET TOOTH
Rich, chocolate-y, and just the right crunch. This is toffee like you’ve never tasted before - and you won’t need to taste any others ever again.

I normally HATE dark chocolate, but I didn’t taste the bitter chocolate taste on this. It tasted more like milk chocolate. It reminded me a LOT of a Skor bar, which I went through a phase of loving as a teenager. I gave these to Mama Melissa for two reasons; a. I took the Whenever bar due to the coconut in it, and b. a sharp piece jabbed me in the area of my ongoing gum issues and nearly sent me through the roof in pain.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free


SNICKERDOODLE BY CYBELE’S FREE TO EAT
Just like the cookies your grandma would make for you without even asking - except these are free of the top 8 allergens and ready for you anytime

FROM THE BOX: Say Hello to the Modern Cookie
Full of the flavors you crave and free from the top 8 allergens.
When my son was diagnosed with severe food allergies, I tied on my apron and began baking from scratch. Now you can try our favorite allergy-friendly cookies, baked fresh for you. They’re made with all-natural, vegan ingredients and no preservatives or additives. They’re also gluten-free, sesame-free and sulfite-free. And because your safety is so important to us, all our ingredient suppliers are carefully screened to avoid cross contamination risk. Now MY cookies are YOUR cookies. In addition, thousands or #FreeFrom advocates are sharing recipes and lifestyle tips everyday at CybelePascal.com and CybelesFreeToEat.com. You are now Free-to-Eat!
Enjoy! Cybele Pascal

I’ve had Snickerdoodles before, and I can’t taste a difference between these and normal Snickerdoodle cookies. Cybele totally hit the jackpot with these. Very soft and chewy, but not crumbly, which I sort of expected them to be with only an ‘egg replacer’ in the batter’s ingredients. One of my favorites of this month’s box. Only complaint I have with these is these do taste a hint salty.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy-free


BAKED MAC ‘N CHEESE PUFFS BY SNIKIDDY
The cheesy flavor you love in a crunchy, lighter-than-air package with none of the guilt.

FROM THE BAG: Snikiddy was born from the imagination of two moms who wanted healthier snacks that didn’t scrimp on the flavor, or fun, that their growing broods -- and friends -- would really love…
Thanks for choosing Snikiddy. We hope you and your family have a healthy day.
-Mary

Another favorite of the box. Tasted just like white cheddar cheese curls. Not as greasy as normal cheese curls either.
I really liked how the puffs looked like actual elbow macaroni noodles, complete with the holes in each end.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free


ROSEMARY TRUFFLE GOURMET POPCORN BY POP ART
Rich, earth and still poppable enough that you might just find the bag disappears faster than you thought. Popcorn will never be the same.

FROM THE BACK: Like the Pop Art Movement itself, Pop Art Gourmet Popcorn transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. We elevate the All-American snack by infusing it with fun flavors that appeal to the foodie snack lover. Our palette of ingredients includes only the finest quality Organic Non-GMO popcorn and all natural herbs and spices.
Our Rosemary Truffle Popcorn has the aromatic evergreen flavor of Rosemary and the earthy richness of Italian Black Summer Truffles. This delectable treat is a romantic combination of elegant flavors!

This was… Interesting. I like popcorn and it didn’t hurt my teeth. I wasn’t crazy about the Italian Black Summer Truffles. It gave it a very odd flavor… or maybe it was the Rosemary. I’m not sure which one it was, but one of them gave the kernels a weird taste.
I think I would have like this more if I had received one of the other flavors, which are Thai Coconut Curry, Tandoori Yogurt, White Cheddar Jalapeno, Nori Sesame, and White Parmesan Pepper.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy-free


ALMOND BUTTER AND CASHEW PECAN ENERGY BALLS BY BETTY LOU’S
The protein, fiber and energy you need, mixed in with all the warm, comforting flavors you want. Who says snacktime has to be complicated?

FROM THE PACKAGE: I’m nuts about making products that help you feel your best, which is why I only use the healthiest, all-natural ingredients in each of my hand-rolled energy balls.
~Betty Lou

Tasted just like the filling of Baklava without the flaky pastry. I really liked this, but I gave this to Mama Melissa because I ate the popcorn, since she didn’t like it.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

I really don't see disabled people having a problem eating these snacks, barring any chewing/swallowing issues. The hardest thing I see would be opening the box and the individual packages.

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FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got snacks, sweets, AND a meal in the same box.
STARS:
WOULD RECOMMEND: Yes

**As per FTC guidelines, I received this product in exchange for an honest review. Only compensation I received is the product(s) mentioned above. All opinions are my own and your usage/results may vary.**

3 comments:

  1. I definitely would try the chips that taste like corn chips. I love corn chips! I'm not so sure about the oatmeal ice cream, but I would try anything once. Most of these snacks look tasty, especially the Snickerdoodle cookie and the Dark Chocolate Toffee!

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    1. That's not ice cream! I know, the packaging looks like the pint ice cream containers, but it was normal instant oatmeal! You just open it, peel the cellophane-like lid off, pour the water and put the top lid back on to 'cook' it.
      I PROBABLY should have taken a photo of the inside, huh? LOL My bad!

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  2. I love Love with Food. I get the tasting box every month, it's great!

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