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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Love with Food December 2016 box

Love with Food
December 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!

Say goodbye to boring grocery selections and start discovering your Love With Food experience!
January's box is on it's way, so it's time for the monthly post!

It’s that special time of year again – and at Love With Food it’s even more special. Why? Our December box is curated by none other than Tiffani Thiessen herself! We’re so excited to see what you think of all the goodies she picked for you. This might be just your favorite Love With Food box ever!

And we even got a ‘Holiday Postcard’ from the founder & CEO of Love With Food…
BEST WISHES FOR A MOUTHWATERING HOLIDAY SEASON
Love With Food has donated more than ONE MILLION meals to fight world hunder – thanks to all of your generosity and support! We hope your holidays are merry and bright, and don’t forget that your love has made such a difference to so many. We couldn’t do what we do everyday without each and every one of you.
Help us spread the love this holiday season. Gift Love With Food to your loved ones!
Cheers to helping us do good!
Sincerely,
Aihui Ong (CEO) & Team Love With Food

*It would be safe to assume these snacks are gluten-free only unless otherwise noted.


^^what I received^^

PAMELA’S GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE BROWNIE MIX
Living in a house with 3 diabetics, I knew this was a no-go. It had 18 grams of sugar, and it would never be baked. I ended up giving this to my cousin Nicole.
TASTE: UNKNOWN
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free

BARNEY BUTTER ALMOND BUTTER in SMOOTH
I reviewed the crunchy Almond Butter packet back in July 2016. This month, I got the Smooth variety 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 it pairs well with Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Swirl bread.
TASTE: 9/10 on taste alone, 3/10 for the packaging.
PERFECT FOR THESE DIETS: Gluten free, Dairy-free, Non-GMO

LUNA BAR in DARK CHOCOLATE HAZLENUT
I was kind of expecting a chalky protein bar here, but this was more along the lines of a granola bar. I was also expecting a bitter taste, since it is made with dark chocolate. But it was pleasantly sweet.
I also like the fact that it only has 3 grams of sugar, which means Mama Melissa COULD have eaten it. However, she doesn’t like hazlenuts, so she wouldn’t eat it anyway.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO

CRUNCHY ROB’S BANGIN’ CHEDDAR POPCORN
FROM THE BACK OF THE BAG: Hi! I’m Rob…
my childhood was filled with wonder and passion. I dreamt of making snacks and making people happy.
My first snacks were made by hand in 1986; clean snacks that were both delicious and functional. I knew then the importance of beneficial blends and seasonings made with real ingredients, and I continue to use them today.
Crunchy Rob’s Bangin’ Cheddar is a perfectly popped white Non-GMO corn that will make you crave more.
You can follow us and be a part of our journey which has lasted 30 years.
Thanks so much, from the bottom of my heart.
‘Live & Enjoy!’ – My mother’s mantra
Rob

This surprised me, to be honest. When I opened the bag, I expected the orange kernels that is typical of cheddar popcorn. This was white cheddar flavor, which I would have known if I had read the bag before diving in! The white cheddar made it all the better.
That being said, I didn’t taste a difference between this and other white cheddar popcorn. This was one of my absolute favorites of the box.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free

SALMAS OVEN BAKED CORN CRACKER
Take either a Restaurant-Style Tostitos chip or plain popcorn and flatten it into a cracker. This was delicious and one of my absolute favorites of the box.
TASTE: 10/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, Diabetic-friendly, Low-fat, Low-Cholesterol

SURF SWEETS ORGANIC JELLY BEANS
I reviewed these in the Send Me Gluten Free box in October 2015. I liked these a lot. Even though these are organic, none of the sweet flavors were lost on these. The jelly beans tasted like normal jelly beans, just a little less sweet.
TASTE: 9.5/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free

NIB MOR ‘DAILY DOSE OF DARK’ CHOCOLATE BAR
Nope. Not happening. I can’t STAND dark chocolate, and while I actually liked the Luna Bars above, This one was a no-go. I took one bite and the rest went in the garbage.
Save 15% on your order at shopnibmor.com with the code ‘LOVEWITHNIBMOR’
TASTE: 2/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, Non-GMO, Organic, Vegan

REDD PEANUT BUTTER SUPERFOOD ENERGY BAR
I’m lost as to how to describe this. It had the texture of a brownie, yet it had the crunch of a granola bar, or at least crispy rice.
Being it was a ‘superfood’ bar, I expected it to taste bland and disgusting. But the peanut butter gave it just enough of a sweet taste that it was yummy. It DID have a little bit of an aftertaste, but it wasn’t anything that wouldn’t make it edible, at least not for me.
Save 20% on your order at reddbar.com with the code ‘lovewithredd’
TASTE: 8/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free

HORIZON ORGANIC GLUTEN FREE CHEESY MAC in WHITE CHEDDAR
2nd box of this I’ve received… or maybe 3rd… I’m not 100% sure. I seem to have reviewed this before, yet I found an unopened box in the cupboard before New Year’s.
When this is made, I will edit this.
TASTE: ?/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, Organic

GOGO SQUEEZ YOGURTZ in STRAWBERRY and BANANA
I’m going to review these separately, since there are two flavors.

STRAWBERRY
When I was a teenager, there was a ice cream shop in Montrose called Scoops. It was owned by the same people that owned the shoe store/shoe cobbler, and they made the BEST strawberry shakes. Mommy and I would stop there weekly for a shake (her weekly diabetic ‘cheat treat’) and for $1.50+tax, you couldn’t beat them. (They also made some really good meals, and a lot of the times I’d walk to town, I’d stop there if I got hungry before I walked home.)
The Strawberry yogurt tasted EXACTLY like one of their strawberry shakes, just melted down into ‘strawberry milk.’ This yogurt brought back SO many good memories for me… but yet, made me sad and depressed because of those memories.

BANANA
Mama Melissa and her family got me hooked on soft banana ice cream and/or banana milkshakes. This doesn’t have quite the same taste as that… I’d say the taste of this is more along the lines or thin or runny banana pudding. I didn’t like this as much as the strawberry one.

TASTE: 9.5/10 for the Strawberry, 7/10 for the Banana
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, BPA-free, No Artificial Growth Hormone

SCHAR GLUTEN FREE HONEY GRAHAMS
These reminded me of ‘Golden Grahams’ cereal (which is one of my favorite sweetened cereals) baked into a crunchy biscuit or a shortbread-style cookie. I really liked these, and they didn’t hurt my teeth like I almost expected them to. They soften almost immediately after hitting my saliva.
TASTE: 9/10
PERFECT FOR THESE TYPES OF DIETS: Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose Free

COCOMELS COCONUT MILK CARAMELS in ORIGINAL & VANILLA
I actually did a full review of these here: http://www.thecpchick.com/2016/01/cocomel-candies.html
I can’t say much more than I already have.

There is one item that I could see disabled people having trouble opening this time, and that would be the yogurt pouches. Yes, they have a ‘wing nut’ style top to them; however, the pouch is just flimsy enough that when you try to open them, the whole plastic housing tries to turn as well. (I had this trouble with the Kubrita Goat Milk yogurt pouches also) If you can manage to get a good grip on the plastic housing and then turn the top, it will open somewhat easily.

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FINAL THOUGHTS
Still loving the variety in this month's box. I like how I got lots of snacks and part of a meal, all that are good for me.
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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