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Friday, June 10, 2016

Love With Food May 2016 box

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April 2016 box

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This month’s theme is ‘Love is Empathy.’ Empathy is all about understanding what others feel and go through. At Love With Food, we understand the struggle of people with Celiac disease, and always encourage others to empathize too. For Celiac Awareness Month, we partnered with one of the most trusted brands in allergy-friendly food, Enjoy Life Foods, to bring you a special box of delicious and completely Celiac safe goodies.

According to my tracking apps, my Love With Food box SHOULD be here with today's mail. With that being said, Let’s take an in-depth look at the May 2016 box.


FROM THE OUTER PACKAGING OF EVERY ITEM:
At Enjoy Life, our whole business is making smile-good foods that keep people’s insides happy. That’s why all of our foods are specially made to be gluten-free and free from the 8 most common allergens.
Scott Mandell and the Enjoy Life team

Our products are free of:
-wheat
-dairy
-peanuts
-tree nuts
-egg
-soy
-fish
-shellfish
Also made without casein, potato, sesame and sulfites.

So, What was in the May 2016 box?

ENJOY LIFE MUFFIN MIX
Get ready to fool all those gluten-free baked good doubters with these fluffy, moist muffins. Just add a little water, oil and your favorite mix-ins!

Okay, so we know the deal by now… anything that needs to be cooked/baked is a no-go in this house, at least for right now. Things MAY change in the near future on this front, but as of the posting of this review, it’s a no-go.
I MAY try to talk ‘Grandma’ into making these, but I’m still BEGGING her to make a cookie mix from last year for me.
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE BAKED SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES
A classic treat with just enough sweetness to be utterly craveable, minus all the pesky gluten.

I got a different brand of Snickerdoodle cookies in January’s box and I really enjoyed them. These were softer than the brand in January’s box, but they also had an odd taste to them… something grainy or ‘seedy,’ like you’d find if eating blackberries. Still soft on the teeth though.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE SEA SALT PLENTILS
These light and airy bites are the ultimate combination of better-for-you and phenomenally delicious.

These were the exception to the ‘No Potato’ rule. I’d say the ‘crunchiness’ around the level of a ‘sweet’ rice cake, like Quaker Apples & Cinnamon or Quaker Caramel Corn. I didn’t taste too much salt on these, to be honest. They tasted quite bland.
TASTE: 7/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE CARAMEL APPLE CHEWY BAR
An iconic flavor combination packed into a perfectly portable bar, for bringing the good snacking times with you everywhere.

This had the slight texture of something made with crispy rice… Almost like a chewy granola bar made with rice and oats. VERY sweet. I didn’t taste caramel in this; I tasted more of a syrupy flavor. The syrup taste overpowered the cinnamon or the apple flavor.
Despite that, I would eat this again, and they’d be perfect to toss into a child’s lunch box/bag.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE BEACH BASH SEED & FRUIT MIX
The ideal energy-packed snack for getting you through that 3 p.m. slump or getting through that weekend hike

This 'Trail Mix' contains Sunflower kernels, pineapple, pumpkin seeds, cranberries and apricots. The fruits were very tender and the seeds weren't very hard on my teeth/gums. I deducted a point for how hard this was to open and get out.
TASTE: 8.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE MOUNTAIN MAMBO SEED & FRUIT MIX
Fruity with just a touch of chocolate, this nut-free mix won’t ever let you down when your sweet tooth calls.

This 'Trail Mix' contains Sunflower kernels, pumpkin seeds, raisins, apples, chocolate chips and cranberries. As with the Beach Bash mix, The fruits were very tender and the seeds weren't very hard on my teeth/gums. But something just didn't taste right in this one. I liked the Beach Bash flavor better. I also deducted a point for how hard this was to open and get out.
TASTE: 6.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE COCOA LOCO CHEWY BAR
Chocolate lovers, get ready to drool. This bar packs in cocoa AND chocolate chips for an ultimate indulgence-while leaving out all the gluten.

This was my LEAST favorite thing in the box. The chocolate had a very ODD taste to it, kind of chalky, if I had to pinpoint the taste. I’m not one for brownies either, and this had the texture of brownies.
Despite the odd chocolate taste, it did have a pretty decent flavor, but I probably would NOT eat this particular bar again, just because of the odd chocolate flavor.
TASTE: 5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE SUGAR CRISP CRUNCHY COOKIES
Not too sweet with a sinful buttery taste and an irresistible crunch. Would you believe there’s no gluten or dairy? Mind blown.

Tasted just like a normal sugar cookie. Very crunchy, but yet easy on the teeth.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE CHOCOLATE CHIP CRUNCHY COOKIES
Everyone’s favorite cookie, baked thin and crunchy to satisfy your biggest cravings-and your Celiac diet.

Chips Ahoy cookies, Anyone? Because these tasted EXACTLY like them, complete with the same level of crunch! The coloring was a bit lighter, but everything else is the same!
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, Dairy-free

ENJOY LIFE S’MORES DECADENT BAR
What’s better than a s’more you can have anytime? This soft, rich treat has all the nostalgic flavor that you love, with none of the allergens you don’t.

I wouldn’t call these bars ‘soft,’ since a piece hit my gum issues and made me have such a reaction, Mama Melissa asked me what was wrong, because I nearly went through the roof in pain.
All I really tasted in this was the chocolate and the rice ‘crispiness,’ Not really a S’mores flavor.
I like the taste of these, but if you have sensitive teeth/gums, you might want to avoid these bars.
TASTE: 6/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free, 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.

The Love With Food Gluten-Free box has merged with Taste Guru. Please visit this link for more info.

FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got snacks, sweets, AND part of 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.**

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