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Friday, August 5, 2016

Love with Food July 2016 GF box

Love with Food
July 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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I got a notification in my FedEx app that the August box is on it's way to me, so I figured, 'Well, I don't want a repeat of last month... better get on the ball!'

July’s theme is ‘Love is Adventure.’ It’s the height of summer, which means that everyone is raring to get outside and enjoy all the sun, warm weather and freedom that this season has to offer. What pairs better with adventures than scrumptious snacks? Nothing, we say. That’s why we packed this month’s box full of bright, bold flavors that will be right alongside you as you hit the open road.


^^excuse the wire -- my phone was nearly dead that day^^

BARNEY BUTTER SNACK PACK
Telling you what to eat this stuff with would be a disservice, because it’s good on everything. Fruit, crackers, toast --  there’s no wrong choice.

I got the crunchy Almond Butter packet and while it was delicious, it was very hard to ‘mix’ in the packet and actually squeeze out and spread onto my toast in the morning. I think if it had came in a single-serving cup, I would have had better luck. I did like the taste of it and the almonds were diced just small enough that it didn’t hurt my teeth.
TASTE: 9/10 on taste alone, 3/10 for the packaging.
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Dairy-free, Non-GMO

PURE GROWTH ORGANIC POPCORN
There’s popcorn and then there’s this organic, addictive, gluten-free stuff. Try it and tell us you can’t taste a difference.

FROM THE BAG:
The GOOD stuff
~organic
~gluten free
~kosher
NONE of the BAD stuff
~NO artificial colors
~NO artificial flavors
~NO cholesterol
~0g trans fat (per serving)
~NO MSG

I am usually not one for popcorn, but this? OMG. I’m not kidding when I say this is the BEST popcorn I’ve ever ate, even better than commercially available popcorn. This tasted exactly like unbuttered movie theater popcorn. This bag was pretty much INHALED.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Organic, Gluten free

LUNA PROTEIN BERRY GREEK YOGURT BAR
The power of protein keeps you full and feeling good, so go ahead -- indulge in the nougaty goodness of LUNA protein for under 200 gluten-free calories.

Finally, a bar that didn’t have the sour yogurt taste like the Nineteen bars did. A little chewy, but not grainy, like some protein bars. I really didn’t taste the berries in this.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free

BEANITOS BAKED WHITE BEAN MAC N’ CHEESE CRUNCH
Why put in all the effort of cooking mac and cheese when you can get it in a crunchy snack? You’ll wonder where these have been all your life.

FROM THE BAG: Beans make a better chip.
100% Baked
4g Complete protein
Nothing artificial ever
Good source of fiber
0g Trans fat

Cheetos made from beans, with the powdered cheese from boxed mac & cheese. This is EXACTLY what these were. Still yummy though.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Non-GMO, Gluten free

LATE JULY JALAPENO LIME CLASICO TORTILLA CHIPS
This might just be the chip of the season. Crispy, spicy, citrusy, and perfectly pair-able with your favorite dip. Now all you need is a party.

Had a hint of sweetness to them. The Jalapeno and lime flavors balanced one another nicely. Easy on the teeth… almost seemed to dissolve in my mouth. One of my favorites of the box.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free, Non-GMO

GRATIFY GLUTEN-FREE PRETZELS
Planning a road trip? Make sure these crunchy, salty snacks are number one on your list of essentials.

FROM THE BAG: Try on the great taste of Gratify.
Gratify Pretzels taste so delicious you won’t believe they’re gluten free. Baked to crisp perfection, they are just right for snacking at home or on the go. So get ready to be surprised.
Just like your favorite pair of jeans, you’ll find the great taste of our certified gluten free pretzels the perfect fit.
Enjoy the taste that’s designed to fit your lifestyle.

We received the ‘Everything Thins’ flavor. I personally wouldn’t call these ‘pretzels.’ They had the texture more of crackers than pretzels. I loved the flavors of these. Another favorite of the box.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

LUNDBERG FAMILY FARMS ORGANIC RED RICE & QUINOA THIN STACKERS
Three ingredients, zero gluten, all delicious. We dare you to resist eating the whole package in one sitting.

Tasted just like an ordinary rice cake to me. I like rice cakes anyway, so this was a nice little treat.
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free, Organic, Non-GMO

PUR MINTS PEPPERMINTS
These are not your average overly sweet peppermints. This is big, bold minty flavor that really lasts. Try one and see.

Mama Melissa took these for herself, since she is having blood sugar level issues and couldn’t have many of the snacks this month. The one I did get for tasting purposes tasted like a ramped up candy cane. Yum!
You can take $10 off your first order from thepurcompany.com by using LOVE10 at checkout.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free, Non-GMO

COOKSIMPLE CHIPOTLE SORGHUM PILAF
You’re just a few minutes away from a simple but flavor-packed dish made with ancient grains and just enough spice to keep it interesting.

Okay, I’m going to be straight-up honest. This sounds disgusting. According to the box, There are apples, sweet potatoes, and cranberries in this. I’m not 100% sure I’m going to even make this, but if I do, I’ll be picking those ingredients out.
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free

EMMY’S ORGANICS LEMON GINGER MACAROONS
The ideal summertime cookie; Sweet but not too sweet, with a touch of spice and citrus. Your only regret will be when you get to the last one.

FROM THE PACKAGE: Have it all.
Simply classic, crowd-pleasing Lemon Ginger Macaroons. Smooth lemon flavor with a piquant, lingering bite of freshly ground ginger. Sweet & delicately spiced, these healthy treats are the perfect flavor combination. Yum!
This package embodies why we started emmy’s --  to provide delicious, healthy, energy-enhancing foods, made with love & care.

I normally like macaroons, but these were nasty. I didn’t like the way the flavors blended together. The lemon and the coconut did not jive well at all.
TASTE: 2/10
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Vegan, Dairy-free, Non-GMO

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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